Northside ISD: Zachry Magnet Middle School

Addition & Renovation
Delivery Method
Northside ISD
Pfluger Architects

The first floor contains 3 of the 10 magnet classrooms, a security vestibule with bullet resistant glass and access control systems, as well as nearly 20 offices housing the principal, assistant principals, vice principal, dean, counselors, and police. The first floor also includes the secretary and reception, the clinic, 3 conference rooms, and a workroom. The focal point of the project is a large, centrally located Learning Stair connecting the first and second floors.

The Learning Stair brings an open feel to the addition with wide, deep Birch veneer steps that double as stadium seating. The Learning Stair serves multiple purposes including social engagement and large group presentations. For presentations, an automatic projection screen at the bottom of the staircase can be lowered from the ceiling. The Learning Stair leads upward into a collaborative area surrounded by the 7 other magnet classrooms and 2 magnet computer labs. 3 of the magnet classrooms are connected (and separated) by sliding glass partitions allowing for larger or smaller learning areas as needed. The second floor also includes the Mock IDF Room, allowing students to put their hands on the equipment that brings telecommunications wiring into a building and routes it to individual workstations.

The west-facing exterior wall includes an 88' perforated steel panel with the name of the school powder coated on the panel.

No items found.