The John Cooper School

The John Cooper School is a college-preparatory school located in The Woodlands. This project focused on a new STEM building for the campus, in addition to the redesign of the existing quad to provide improved circulation between buildings. In order to give the students some outdoor teaching elements, we designed a bioswale and pedestrian bridge to illustrate sustainability and plant biology. The irrigation utilizes a rainwater collection system to further promote sustainability on the site. We also designed an outdoor classroom with a periodic table engraved into concrete pavers. Additionally, in keeping with the natural feel of The Woodlands, we protected existing trees in the quad area and added more outdoor seating. The outcome of the project is an engaging, nature-oriented outdoor space for students and faculty to enjoy.

LOCATION: The Woodlands, Texas
CLIENT: Ziegler Cooper Architects
SIZE: 4.3 Acres
SERVICES: Design through CA
HIGHLIGHTS: College-Prep School. New STEM Building. Improved Circulation. Outdoor Teaching Elements. Pedestrian Bridge. Sustainability Focus. Nature-Oriented Outdoor Spaces.
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