VLK Architects

Dolores W. McClatchey Elementary

Midlothian ISD

Ovilla, TX

Pre-K - 12

Dolores McClatchey Elementary School is the seventh K thru 5th grade facility to be constructed in the Midlothian Independent School District. The new design builds on the successful concepts of its predecessors while embracing new ideas and approaches expressed by the district’s forward thinking design committee. Wide corridors in the classroom wings allow for additional learning environments that encourage student interaction. These corridors are also furnished with soft natural light via roof level clerestories. Visual transparency throughout is achieved by the use of interior windows between classrooms, as well as between classroom and corridor allowing for more teacher flexibility and monitoring. The library is a central focal point within the school and acts as a true destination for both students and faculty with its collaborative learning environment, natural lighting, and inviting colorful aesthetic.

Dolores W. McClatchey Elementary

Midlothian ISD

Ovilla, TX

Pre-K - 12

Dolores McClatchey Elementary School is the seventh K thru 5th grade facility to be constructed in the Midlothian Independent School District. The new design builds on the successful concepts of its predecessors while embracing new ideas and approaches expressed by the district’s forward thinking design committee. Wide corridors in the classroom wings allow for additional learning environments that encourage student interaction. These corridors are also furnished with soft natural light via roof level clerestories. Visual transparency throughout is achieved by the use of interior windows between classrooms, as well as between classroom and corridor allowing for more teacher flexibility and monitoring. The library is a central focal point within the school and acts as a true destination for both students and faculty with its collaborative learning environment, natural lighting, and inviting colorful aesthetic.

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