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Aerial map

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1. Building oriented with clerestories and windows

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facing south, in order to harvest day light.

2. Bus loop opens to major road.

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3. Parent Drop off and Staff parking off of secondary road.

4. Break out spaces and library with big openings to enjoy views of the woods.

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5. Controlled access on Admin (south) and Bus loop (west) 3

6. Service yard towards main road access and hidden from normal school operation.

WEST PM light

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EAST AM light

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Daylight Plan Color indicates higher roof area to allow for natural lighting

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Kitchen Cafetorium Gym Art Music Library 3rd & 4th grade 1st & 2nd grade Administration 5th grade

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Zoning Library is the heart of the school

•Daylight: Most classrooms have windows to the exterior or borrow light from the corridors

•Pin-Up areas and break out spaces become alternate teaching environments

Roof Plan Color indicates higher roof area to allow for natural lighting


•Large windows to the main corridor and the building exterior

Library is the

heart of the building

•Three areas designated as learning zones

•Reading Room - KIVA

can be closed off for instruction


•Braille wall encourages independent learning

•Braille wall encourages independent learning

•Pin-Up

areas and

break out spaces become alternate teaching environments


•“Z” shaped classrooms support team building activities

•Exposed structure shows how the building is assembled.

•Exposed building systems

double as educational tools


•Industrial size energy efficient fan for better air movement.

•Insulated Low-E

throughout school

•Eco Friendly materials and features incorporated into design..

•Wax Free flooring utilizing green cleaning products


•Low VOC carpets.

•Abundance of Natural light reduces need for artificial lights.

•Linoleum floors.

•Energy Star roof.


Carroll Elementary School  

Carroll Elementary School, Sheldon ISD, by SHW Group architects