River Oaks Baptist Church and School Master Plan
Houston, Texas

In 2001 Jackson and Ryan Architects began working with the River Oaks Baptist Church and School. What followed has been an almost two decade long relationship. In addition to four new buildings, almost every area of the River Oaks Baptist Church and School campus has been renovated. The second master plan, completed in 2015, was the result of property acquisition that extended the campus to Westheimer Road. The driving force of this master plan was the school’s transformation toward 21st Century Learning with a focus on design based thinking, project based learning, including grade level maker spaces, and to increase enrollment. The scope featured a new middle school, renovated lower school, and a larger church/Sunday school/preschool facility, plus two underground parking garages. The next phase of this transformation is currently in planning. 

First Master Plan, 2001
     Phase 1: Site Work and Temporary Buildings
     Phase 2: Preschool Addition and Renovation
     Phase 3: New Hightower Building
     Phase 4: Renovation of the Education Building, the Huffington Building, and the Church's Sunday School Rooms and Chapel
     Phase 5: New Athletic Field
     Phase 6: New Gymnasium
     Phase 7: Commons Renovation
     Phase 8: Sanctuary Renovation

Second Master Plan, 2015
     Phase 9: New Middle School and Leadership Center Master Plan Update, 2020
     Phase 10: Commons, Hightower, Huffington, Two-story Education building renovations

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