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Tippit Middle School Earns Architecture Award following Renovation

Tippit Middle School was selected this week as one of 48 projects to be included in the online 2020-21 Exhibit of School Architecture from The Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Boards. The online exhibit highlights both new and renovated Texas school facilities. 

The juried exhibit awards Stars of Distinction for Excellence in one or more areas, and Tippit was recognized with four stars for: design, community, planning, school transformation.

Tippit Middle School underwent an extensive three-year renovation that transformed five 1980s-era buildings into a modern and secure facility designed for collaboration in support of the district’s Learner Profile. The design is adaptive and promotes connection by use of furniture, moveable elements and transparency. 

It’s also on par with other construction and renovation projects throughout the district.

“Schools should be learning environments that inspire creativity and collaboration and model the work place of our students’ future,” said Dr. Fred Brent, Georgetown ISD Superintendent. “Supporting a culture of innovation is priority as we renovate and build facilities in our fast-growing community.”

Students also have a renewed sense of pride in their school.

“Our Tippit Titans are doing amazing things,” said Principal Alfonso Longoria, “and this new space creates a platform to highlight their accomplishments. Since the renovation, attitudes have changed, and I’ve seen a big boost in morale among students and staff.”

Today, Tippit is home to nearly 570 students in grades 6-8.

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Learn more about this award and the details of the renovation project at https://texasschoolarchitecture.org/

Hear from Tippit administrators about how students and staff are using this space in this short YouTube video.

The Tippit Middle School renovation cost $26 million and was paid for with funds from the 2015 bond. It was completed in the summer of 2018.

This is the fourth capital project from the 2015 bond to earn an architectural award from TASA/TASB. Other projects include Purl Elementary School (2018-2019), Wagner Middle School (2018-2019) and the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning (2019-2020).