Regents School of Austin
Fusing classically-influenced design and a Texas Hill Country aesthetic, the first two permanent structures (the gymnasium and grammar school building) at this private classical school anchor the campus and provide a appealing home for the school’s students, grades K-12, nestled in the heavily wooded site in West Austin.
The site is divided into an upper and lower campus, both with strong connections to nature. Because a purely classical arrangement was limited by site constraints, a more organic plan emerged with special emphasis on the spaces between the buildings to be used by students outside of class.
Soon after completing the Gymnasium at Regents, we were asked to design the first permanent classroom building on the campus using many of the same building materials and design elements developed in the Gym project. The two-story building features eighteen classrooms, a foyer commons, several specialty classrooms for music, art, physics, chemistry, and a large central library.
Site: 60 acres
Completed Projects: Master Plan, Gymnasium, Practice Football/Soccer Field, Grammar School, Modular Classrooms
Designed: Tower Hall, Performance Hall, Athletics Field House, Performing Arts Center, Competition Athletics Fields, Science Center
SIZE: 26,000 SF
CLIENT: Regents School of Austin
COMPONENTS: Grades 9-12 Classrooms, Library, Lobby, Outdoor Terraces
COMPLETION DATE: 2001
SERVICES: Master Planning, Programming, Full Architectural Services, Interior Design
Photos by Patrick Wong