Creating toward a better tomorrow

Eddie Bernice Johnson Elementary School
Putting Students First

IDG+ Architects designed this beautiful 83,700 square foot school, which was named after Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, to serve 650 students.

The design concept was inspired by colors that support concentration and information absorption.

This vibrant and purposeful color scheme is one of the first elements to communicate the message behind the design — on both visual and psychological levels.

This innovative facility solved community needs and enrollment growth while looking to the horizon for determining future student interests and skills.

The school serves students in Pre-K through the Fifth Grade and features an open central library and collaborative learning spaces. These collaborative learning spaces create a unique and inspirational academic experience.

Dallas Independent School District’s first brand-new school since 2015. Constructed as part of the 2015 Bond Program.

A 21st Century learning environment for students and teachers

Interior finishes include terrazzo flooring, ceramic tiling, visual display boards, folding partitions, custom millwork and an elevator as well as state-of-the-art mechanical, plumbing, electrical and technology systems.

The 83,700-square-foot campus includes an administrative area, media center, library, art and music classrooms, gymnasium, dining/stage, central plant, playgrounds, and parking.

“We were delighted to bring our best work to this 21st Century School. Our team worked with educators to design into the future.

Using light and color, we lit up the entire school while simultaneously making the most of sustainable building materials.” 

~ Ben McMillan
President, IDG+ Architects

Key Information

Total Budget: $36,244,854
Construction Budget: $22,745,620
Architect: IDG+ Architects
Contractor: Ratcliff Constructors LP/VPG, JV
Program Manager: JACOBS
Project Manager: Abhi Nigudkar

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson 

“The teachers and facility in public schools across the country are responsible for inspiring and lifting millions of young people out of poverty and into the middle class. I am sure many teachers and faculty are facing difficult choices as we continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Balancing their desire to help young people succeed in the future while calculating the risks going into the classroom may have on their health is no easy task. The least we can do is to stand with them and respect whatever decision is made.”