As part of Austin ISD’s 2017 Bond program, Joeris was selected to lead the construction of a single, modernized elementary school at the Norman campus. As advised by a community planning team, the AISD Board of Trustees approved a $25 million investment in Norman Elementary School, funding the campus’s complete modernization as one of 17 new or modernized campuses.
The modernized Norman-Sims Elementary – officially re-named by the Board of Trustees on May 18, 2020 – opened in Spring 2021 and includes flexible learning spaces, natural light, outdoor classrooms, and new media technology. A modernized school allows students to be active learners in 21st-century learning spaces as they collaborate, use technology and move within the classroom.
Students are co-located at Sims Elementary for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years during construction on the original Norman campus, forming the combined Norman & Sims Elementary Schools — the campus where Stars Shine and Tigers Roar Together!
Norman-Sims was under construction for two years — until Spring 2021. During 2019-2020, the Kirksey design team and Joeris construction experts planned the modernized school. Construction began in Fall 2019.
Other Austin ISD Projects
Austin ISD Menchaca Elementary School
Austin ISD Casis Elementary School Modernization