Smart Spaces: Designing to Help Students Learn

by Darren L. James, AIA

Remember the magic of learning the alphabet with your mom or dad when they sat down with you on the floor of your childhood home? Or learning the colors for the first time when red, blue and green came became “real” things?

Schools as Community Spaces

New South Dallas Middle School a Beacon of Education
Billy Dade Middle School featured in Dallas Weekly Magazine

The new KAI Texas-designed Billy Dade Middle School for DISD was featured in Dallas Weekly magazine: 

There’s some beautiful music coming out of South Dallas. We’re not talking about the sounds of a symphony orchestra or the finger-popping kind like at a good blues, rhythm and blues or jazz nightclub.

San Antonio Chooses KAI Texas for High School Renovation/Addition
24-7 Press Release

KAI Texas has been chosen as the architect for major renovations and additions to Sam Houston High School in San Antonio, TX, a high school within the San Antonio Independent School District. Sam Houston will receive a total of $16.9 million of major renovations funded by bond 2010. The project is currently in the planning phase and construction is expected to be complete by late 2014.

"Our relationships with ISD's throughout Texas mean so much to us," says KAI Texas' President and COO Darren L. James, AIA.


KAI Texas Chosen to Renovate Two Fort Worth Schools
Eastern Hills Elementary and High Schools to receive $3.9M in Renovations

Dallas-based KAI Texas was hired to complete a $3.9 million renovation to Eastern Hills High School and Eastern Hills Elementary, both in Fort Worth. The 15,000 square foot project, located on Shelton Street in Fort Worth, is expected to be delivered in February 2011. The renovations are part of Fort Worth Independent School District's $593.6 million capital improvement program.