In March of 2023 New Braunfels Independent School District in collaboration with Huckabee architects, undertook an eﬀort to engage stakeholders which included staff, teachers, parents and community members in the development of the vision and goals that would inform the design NBISD’s newest elementary campus, #11. This campus will be the second campus built in the Veramendi community.
The NBISD educational vision process consisted of several meetings to address the mission, vision, needs and wants of the district and the community for elementary education and the new campus. Each meeting had a speciﬁc focus and explored opportunities for growth and innovations in teaching and learning with the overall goal of creating a “Foundational Vision for Education.” This vision would then guide the entire design process of elementary #11.
Throughout these meetings and the development of their vision, stakeholders identified cultural elements of the community and education that should in some way be infused into elementary school #11.
The Foundational Vision for Education was agreed to be defined as such:
“Our School will be a welcoming, engaging, safe, fun, supportive, encouraging, empowering, and cozy campus, built on trust and partnership.
It will engage nature inside and outdoors, with natural light, ample space and intentional colors, to create learning environments that are interactive, and inspire learning, discovery, and excellence.
Our campus will grow a community within, and value its people, with cutting edge and innovative spaces that will be adaptable to grow with the times.”
Each of these aspects can be seen in the designs that were developed by Huckabee’s team.