Kirksey Architecture pulls from Houston’s historic shotgun-style architecture for an expansion to Yellowstone Schools

Kirksey Architecture didn’t have to look far for design inspiration in its renovation to Yellowstone Schools, located in Houston’s Third Ward. An extension to the existing brick school building and its postmodern addition were modeled after the area’s historic shotgun-style homes and the work of local artist John T. Biggers.

“Reimagining a campus that would enhance preceding buildings while also honoring the historic neighborhood and responding to how educational institutions have changed in recent years was no small feat,” Nicola Springer, executive vice president and director of PK-12 projects at Kirksey, told AN.

Yellowstone Schools is located in Houston’s Third Ward neighborhood. (Courtesy Kirksey

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