Round Rock ISD Joe Lee Johnson Elementary School

This $22.5 million project included a new 122,400 square foot elementary school in Austin, Texas. Joe Lee Johnson Elementary, a STEAM academy, is imaginatively designed with sliding glass walls, flexible furniture, and interactive panel displays to facilitate the learner-centered school approach.  MEP Engineering, Inc. was hired by project architect, BLGY Architects, and provided the following:

  • Rooftop DX units with gas heating
  • Plumbing systems with electronic sensors on water closets, urinals and lavatories to conserve water and ensure sanitation
  • Electrical systems included a mixture of LED and fluorescent lighting for the interior, and LED lighting entirely for the exterior
  • Also included were power distribution, cable tray systems for all data and communication systems and fire alarm systems.

MEP worked with the design team to create an energy efficient school, which is projected to have an energy star rating of 90, and is in the top 10 percent of all K-12 schools for energy performance.  Joe Lee Johnson Elementary opened in August 2016.

Project Title:  Joe Lee Johnson Elementary School

Project Location:  Austin, Texas

Owner:  Round Rock Independence School District

Project Size:  122,000 SF

Total Project Cost:  $22,500,000

MEP Role:  Subconsultant

Architect:  BLGY Architects

Services Provided:  Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Engineering

Sustainability Goal:  Energy Star Rating of 90