Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School is a three-story, 205,000-SF environmentally sustainable facility for Dallas ISD, built to accommodate 1,250 students. The building features 64 classrooms, multiple administration offices, a library, an auditorium, several gymnasiums and adjacent athletic fields. Construction of the ground-up facility required complex site logistics with the relocation of utilities and geothermal heating and air conditioning systems. Named after the civil rights activist and spiritual leader, Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes Jr., the school’s mission statement ensures student success by creating a well-structured, student-centered environment where effective, high-quality instruction is in every classroom and rigorous student learning is the norm. This project is the recipient of a Regional Hispanic Contractors Association Pillar Award, AIA Dallas Honors Award and a Topping Out Award.