L.A. Fuess Partners Portfolio

Photography: Chad M. Davis

Allen ISD STEAM Center

Architect: VLK

Location: Allen, Texas

The two-story arc shaped building was designed with separate high school STEAM and elementary/middle school experience designated entrances with the intention to provide a foundational system promoting curiosity, cultivating future-ready skills, and preparing Allen ISD students for success in STEAM-related areas. The center offers specialized spaces such as engineering and robotics labs, computer labs, computer maintenance instructional programs, science and physics labs, math classrooms, and studios for the architecture and interior design programs. Collaboration spaces, common areas, and huddle rooms are situated throughout the facility to provide a range of places for groups to collaborate on projects. Throughout the center, visibility and transparency across disciplines creates an open co-creative atmosphere that provides younger students a window to the advanced upper classes.The design integrates a rich outdoor setting, providing learning trails and ecological zones for exploration.

2021 A4LE Southern Region Summit Architectural Award Winner

2020-2021 Caudill Award Winner

2020 AIA Fort Worth Excellence in Architecture: Design Award

2019 TEXO Topping Out Awards – Build Texas Proud Award

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