Brentwood Elementary School

As part of the 2017 Bond Program, Brentwood Elementary received a full modernization to relieve overcrowding and increase capacity to 696 students. The project included a partial rebuild of two existing wings originally built in the 1950s and 60s, as well as a brand new building that houses the administrative offices, dining commons, fitness space, fine arts studios and a media resource center. 

The campus incorporates learning neighborhoods and specialized spaces that provide flexibility for students and educators. Community input from the Campus Architectural team, staff, neighbors and family members was essential throughout the design process. Students also had a role in choosing the look of their new school, providing input during CAT meetings on the playground equipment, color palette and other finishes to their learning spaces.

We heard from the community that preserving the history of the original Brentwood was important in the new school’s design. The project team removed and reinstalled the Bird Mural from the previous building and moved it to the hallway of the administration building, where it was then restored by the previous artist. The school also features a custom pop-art mural of the Bulldog logo and a mural designed by Evan Hildebrandt, a former Brentwood student.

Sustainability and connection to nature are at the forefront of the Brentwood modernization — including expansive outdoor learning areas, energy-efficient lighting and building systems and a direct connection to Brentwood Park. The campus is expected to receive Austin Energy Green Building certification.

Project Timeline

*Timeline and rendering subject to change

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Key Information

  • Modernization Budget: $35,764,000
  • Total Budget: $35,817,000
  • Opening Date: August 15, 2022
  • Trustee: Kristin Ashy
  • Location: 6700 Arroyo Seco, Austin, Texas 78757
  • Existing Capacity: 585
  • Planned Capacity: 696
  • 2016/2017 Utilization: 112%

Project Team

  • Architecture & Engineering Team:
  • Construction-Management-at-Risk Team:
  • Campus Architectural Team:
    • Amber Laroche, Principal
    • Megan Lee,  Instructional Staff
    • Julie Jolliffe, Instructional Staff
    • Pamela Johns, Instructional Staff
    • Kate Slaten, Instructional Staff
    • Katie Myers, Instructional Staff
    • John Reese, Instructional Staff
    • Melissa Considine, Parent
    • Mary Pustejorsky, Parent
    • Garrett Martin, Parent
    • Maureen Voosen, Parent
    • John Curry, Parent
    • Paulette Gibbins, Parent