Jackson-Keller Elementary

Client: North East ISD

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Type: Addition

Size: 54,295 GSF

As part of the 2007 Capital Improvement Bond program, LSA provided architectural design services for a two-story addition to the elementary School. The additions included 27 new classrooms, 2 music classrooms, administrative offices, teacher’s resource center, conference and support areas, bookrooms, storage, a playground area, and an adjoining 5,700 square foot gymnasium. Additions included a new front entrance and building canopies, as well as the construction of a new parking lot and parent drop-off and pick-up loop to ease traffic flow. The building design allowed the introduction of a new vocabulary for the property while maintaining the use of the original masonry. The connections between the two buildings were designed to allow outdoor teaching areas within a landscaped meandering path.

At Jackson-Keller, Mr. Lopez used traditional materials in a way that brought light and creativity to the spaces for teaching and learning. The facility is not only beautiful, it is functional and will long be a source of pride in the Jackson-Keller community. At every corner throughout the building, Mr. Lopez's creativity shines through.

Having worked with Robert Lopez on several projects, I can say he is knowledgeable and very responsive to the needs of his clients. But it is Mr. Lopez's keen eye for detail and creativity that makes it truly a pleasure to work with him.

Alicia H. Thomas, Ph.D.

Associate Superintendent for Instruction and Technology Services /Chief lnstructional Officer