VLK Architects and Brazosport ISD Break Ground on O.M. Roberts Elementary
Lake Jackson, TX – On February 8th, VLK Architects celebrated breaking ground on Brazosport ISD’s new O.M. Roberts Elementary. This state-of-the-art facility is the third iteration of a prototype funded by the district’s 2014 bond and will serve over 750 students in grades pre-kindergarten through fourth.
“We are grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of bringing another new elementary school to the students, teachers and parents of Brazosport ISD. This new facility will continue the legacy of Roberts Elementary School and was designed to support Brazosport ISD’s commitment to excellent educational instruction,” said Todd Lien, Partner, VLK Architects.
The new building is designed to promote outdoor engagement with a centrally located media center and connected green space. A large multipurpose area functions as a cafeteria and gym and will further serve as a meeting space for large events. The design within each classroom allows for natural light as well as for areas dedicated to collaborative learning in classroom wings. Each wing includes 13 classrooms, a teacher planning area, and restrooms. Two elevators and a centrally located stairway provide access to the second floor of the school. The overall goal of incorporating the outdoor learning and play areas is to support the play areas located outside of each individual wing of the building.
O. M. Roberts Elementary will include safety and security features such as electronic door locks, entrance vestibule, security fencing, cameras, and more. The building has been designed to meet the student’s varying learning styles for years to come.
“We all should feel honored and blessed to be a part of a community that values education, educators, and youth,” said Mr. Danny Massey, Superintendent of Brazosport ISD.