Marilyn Janice Miller Elementary School, Lake Worth ISD

This new elementary school designed for the Lake Worth Independent School District is laid out in a pinwheel configuration to take advantage of a challenging greenfield site in Northwest Fort Worth. The building’s four wings are divided by student age and public use and intersect at a central glass-enclosed commons area. This taller volume commons creates a gathering place for student and faculty events, and the geometry of this intersection creates dynamic entrances from each side. The library and the administrative offices are located adjacent to the commons and are arranged to control access to the building.

Lake Worth’s new elementary school is laid out in a pin wheel configuration to take advantage of a challenging site. The intersection of the classroom wings culminate in a central glass-enclosed commons area. The library is located in this area.

The geometry of this intersection extends toward the exterior creating dynamic entrances from each side. The administrative area is located adjacent to the commons, and are arranged to control access to the building. The majority of the building is faced with brick. The commons area is expressed with plaster, metal and glass.