The Monarch School
Location: Houston, Texas
The Monarch School provides an innovative, therapeutic education for children with neurological differences such as autism. By engaging in a collaborative visioning process with the school, Jackson & Ryan Architects created a new campus that supports the transformative process of "changing lives from the inside out." Many students with neurological differences experience hypersensitivity to environmental conditions, as well as motor, cognitive and social challenges that often result in various forms of disconnectedness. In response to this hypersensitivity, The Monarch School has learned that a strong focus on ecological education empowers students to gain control over themselves and their world. In doing so, The Monarch School is quickly emerging as an environmental leader in the community.
2015 Urban Land Institute of Houston People's Choice Award in the Non-Profit Category
2014 The National Association of Private Schools Special Award for Leadership & Innovation
2010 Judges' Choice School Planning & Management Sustainability & Innovation Award in the IEQ: Visual, Acoustical, Thermal, Air Quality Category