Keeley Elementary School
Garland, TX


This school accommodates 850 students and is organized around a "spine". It begins at the front of the building as a canopy and flows through the building as the main corridor, bringing with it the colorful playground-like elements of the front kinder-play area including crayon columns and triangular canvas awnings that dance overhead. Upon exiting the building, the "spine" regains its awning function only to decompose into playground forms. The kindergarten is at the entry of the school presented as a "little red schoolhouse" - a primal statement of what the elementary school is about.