Rodriguez Elementary School
The fast paced growth of the San Marcos community has created capacity issues at each of the current elementary school campuses. After months of bond planning workshops with San Marcos CISD administrators, parents, teachers, and students, we determined that a new elementary school would be the most efficient way to alleviate overcrowding and sustain their growth projections.
The design of Rodriguez Elementary School presents a custom solution to support the district’s forward-thinking approach to providing innovative curricula of project-based learning. Collaborative learning pods serve as co-teaching spaces with small group breakout areas that connect to the classrooms and provide high acoustical environments to foster the sound recognition necessary for early development. These classroom learning pods and common spaces open to split-level outdoor courtyards that encourage both learning and play.
A protected interior courtyard provides a tiered outdoor learning space and sensory garden. The outdoor learning courtyard encourages teachers to utilize the space for science and robotics curriculum, art classes, and provides an option for outdoor dining.