Grant Van Hoosen, Huckabee

From the 2023 Educational Interiors Showcase: McGhee Elementary School

Dec. 4, 2023
The project was recognized as an outstanding design in the Libraries/Media Centers category.

McGhee Elementary in Channelview, Texas, consolidates two aging schools into a contemporary setting for K-5 students. The team created a dynamic library that connects the entry to academic wings—illustrating that reading is important to the learning journey. Forms within the library reflect the organic nature of a park—with “topographical” changes, spaces for refuge and tree-like structures that extend to the second floor. Bold colors and generous natural light enhance a sense of fun and exploration. 

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