Bethany Elementary School
Plano, TX


This school, which was replicated three times by the Plano School District, aimed to create an academic village for its 750 students. Each grade of the K-5 has its own "house" with immediately adjacent outdoor teaching space. The "houses" are gathered around a multipurpose "town square" with a performance stage as a focus. A clerestory "eyebrow" over the multipurpose space bathes this area in filtered natural light.