Sunnyvale ISD Receives Awards for New Intermediate School

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Sunnyvale ISD receives two more awards for their new Intermediate School with WRA Architects

Sunnyvale ISD and WRA Architects, working together for the last two decades, recently collaborated to reimagine Next Generation learning and its implications on the District's latest new school.

Sunnyvale Intermediate School just opened last year and has already received five design awards from Texas school industry associations. The school was recently awarded the 2020 Educational Interiors Silver Citation Award from American School & University magazine. This school features an ample amount of Next Generation learning areas.

The two-story building was designed to hold up to 600 students housing grades 3, 4, and 5. Sunnyvale Intermediate provides the division of these students into classrooms a bit different. The students are split into three small learning communities, each community holds nine classrooms between the two floors, and include an equal number of students from each of the three grades. These students will stay together in the same “house” for all three years in the building.

All small learning communities, or houses, consist of breakout spaces and small group rooms, overlooking the large central space that serves as a shared commons and media center for the entire school. The building provides covered outdoor spaces on both the ground floor and second floor that provide additional settings for learning.

“WRA Architects was challenged by Sunnyvale ISD Administration,” Partner, Weston Emmert says, “working together to reimagine this Next Generation collaborative learning space for students and teachers now sets the bar high for the future designs in Texas.”

A complete list of awards for Sunnyvale Intermediate School is below:
2020 Educational Interiors Silver Citation Award, American School & University Magazine
2020 School Transformation Award, TASA/TASB Convention
2020 Planning Award, TASA/TASB Convention
2020 Elementary School Citation Award, American School & University Magazine
2020 Outstanding Design Award, Learning by Design Magazine

WRA and our school district clients have received 135 school design awards total, including 72 awards in the last decade.

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