Jim and Pam Wells Elementary School
This highly flexible learning environment features a contemporary design, and is part of a larger educational village featuring secondary, middle, and elementary schools co-operating in close proximity with a number of shared resources.
Integrated learning at every level
Jim and Pam Wells Elementary School is part of an exciting new educational development that creates physical and pedagogical connections across all levels of learning for the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. This “educational village” delivers a holistic approach to tiered learning that encourages collaboration and new opportunities that spread across disciplines and transcend grade levels.
The elementary school has a square footage of over 125,000 feet. Its curriculum-driven layout puts an emphasis on rapid discovery and teamwork, with classrooms designed to facilitate flexible learning styles and outdoor environments for active teaching and play.
The combined campus also utilizes shared resources including drives, playing fields, parking, and a shared Mechanical Central Plant hosting a high efficiency combined HVAC system.
IBI Group’s scope of services for this project included planning, programming, design, interior design, construction administration and 3D visualization capabilities. We also provided master planning for this district.
Director | US Deputy Education Lead, Buildings
With over 30 years of experience, Mark French LEED AP BD+C offers extensive design and project management experience in educational facilities. He is involved on all aspects of a project including schematic design, design development, construction documents and project management. Mark earned the Recognized Educational Facility Professional designation from the Council of Educational Facility Planners International in 2002 due to his extensive experience in educational facility planning and design. He also achieved the designation of Accredited Learning Environments Planner in 2013.