Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School
Location: El Paso, TX
Type: Elementary Education
Collaboration with Dimensions Architects
The Dr. Sue Shook Elementary school is one of 41 campuses in Socorro Independent School District. On average, this 47,000 sq. ft. campus holds up to 820 students ranging from grades Pre-K through fifth. The combination of geometric and curvilinear exterior elements presents a strong and inviting academic setting. There is a main building is designated for classrooms and administrative offices. The adjacent buildings include a cafeteria/auditorium and a gymnasium. Lighting and insulation throughout the buildings is energy efficient and will be resilient for many years. The materials and colors chosen for the exterior were kept close to the regional vernacular to ensure a relationship to its desert surroundings.