Location:Completed: 2019 Architect: Jackson & Ryan Architects
River Oaks Baptist School is gearing up to break ground on their new expansion project in 2018. The project encompasses a middle school building of approximately 100,000 square feet for grades 5-8, incorporating designs based on a 21st century learning curriculum rooted in STEAM education. Jackson & Ryan Architects created a design that includes learning communities; fine arts enhancements including a black box theater, ceramics room, and rooms for both choral and instrumental music; digital media room; tinker labs; roof terraces for outdoor education; and sustainability characteristics to enhance curricular objectives. A one-level underground parking garage will be located beneath the middle school building to provide approximately 160 spaces. The project also includes an Administration Building of approximately 15,000 square feet and an artificial turf practice field with a lacrosse wall. Bellows has previously performed extensive work for River Oaks Baptist that included construction of a new education building, library, commons building, and athletic center.