Ero Architects

Palmview High School

La Joya ISD
  • Client

    La Joya ISD

  • Budget


  • City

    La Joya

  • Sq. Ft.



Between 2000 and 2010 La Joya ISD student enrollment grew by more than 50%. La Joya ISD found itself in need of expanding rapidly. Four years after ERO designed the Jimmy Carter High School, we returned to design Palmview High School, the largest high school in the Rio Grande Valley at 424,548 gsf. Set in a largely rural area of Hidalgo County, the campus serves as the center of its community. Using this queue, ERO integrated design metaphors for "respecting the people." The campus mimics a college campus with a variety of learning spaces to encourage intellectual curiosity, critical inquiry, and social learning. Learning spaces vary from large lecture to smaller “learning communities” to outdoor plazas and courtyards to fully recharge students for their learning experience. The buildings feature an environmentally mindful design incorporating visual comfort, color perception, and full spectrum lighting. The project encompassed all UIL 5-A facilities right down to its vocational education and FFA Ag Barn. Spectacular in size and complexity, the school project experienced no change orders.

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