VLK Architects Celebrates the Reconstruction of Moore Elementary School After Hurricane Harvey
Houston, TX - VLK Architects is proud to announce the re-opening of Cypress Fairbanks ISD’s Moore Elementary School. Students start the 2018-2019 school year at a newly reconstructed Moore Elementary after the school incurred extensive damages from Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. Approximately 2 feet of flood waters filled the building, damaging walls, flooring, food service, and technology equipment in addition to destroying staff and student supplies. The district elected to make full use of the opportunity, hiring VLK to expand the building and create a high performance campus based on the latest technologies available.
Phase I of the renovation which brought the building back to a functional state was completed earlier this year. The work for phase I consisted of rebuilding classrooms, installing new flooring and light fixtures, fresh paint, replacement of all casework, and new marker and tack boards throughout. This phase also included restoration of all restrooms and the gymnasium.
Phase 2 of work was completed this summer and included addition of an administrative suite, kitchen expansions, a secure vestibule, enclosed atrium, and a front canopy addition. All new MEP and central plant equipment was installed to replace the previously damaged technology.
“Cypress-Fairbanks ISD’s commitment to the Moore Elementary School community while overcoming the destruction brought by Hurricane Harvey is truly remarkable,” said VLK Architects Partner, Todd Lien. “VLK is honored to have been selected to not only restore the building, but make it a truly innovative campus.”