Plano ISD Daffron Elementary School
Daffron Elementary School is a Plano ISD’s 20-year renovation project. Originally built in 1989, the existing school created some problems for the 21st century learning environment. The renovation and addition of the school sought out to update the interior and exterior of the existing facility, bring all of the classrooms to current TEA standards, and add new programmed spaces that the school did not previously have. The school consists of kindergarten through 5th grade classroom pods, special education classrooms, and multiple new support spaces. All HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and technology utilities were updated as well.
The center core of the school features a large two-story volume rotunda library that was refurbished to provide a more modern library space. All of the classroom wings engage the circular corridor surrounding the library. A new entry, one that helped distinguish the front of the building was added along with a new administration core. An up-to-date secure vestibule was also included in the new entry sequence.
Completed while at Perkins+Will, Patrick Glenn served as the Managing Principal and Educational Planner while Dan Holt served at the Project Architect and Aaron Ewert as the Project Designer working on all stages of schematic design through construction.