Environmental Science Building at Lakehill Prep School

Dallas, Texas

The Environmental Science Building for Lakehill Prep School provides new classrooms for the study of field biology and botany. As the first academic building on a satellite campus, the new building is configured to take advantage of a sloping wooded site and the adjacent creek, while minimizing disturbance to existing topography and vegetation. The facility includes three laboratory classrooms and a great hall/library, as well as support facilities. A cantilevered covered porch will provide a treetop-level observation platform, and a new plaza, constructed of local limestone, will provide a place for social functions for the school community. The building is seeking LEED Silver certification.