Dallas Independent School District – Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary School

For the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), Manning Architects provided complete architectural design services through construction administration for Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary. The existing 46,500 square foot building that required renovations sits on ten acres, allowing for plenty of room for Manning to design the new 28,000 square foot, two-story addition with service courtyard, which met the DISD’s goals of modernizing the school.

A sustainable design approach was taken for the Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade school that incorporated geothermal heating and cooling systems throughout. The addition created 18-new classrooms which allowed for an art room, science and computer labs, mezzanine learning space, new PA, security system, sound and stage lighting for the auditorium, landscaping and overall site improvement. Renovations to the existing building included new doors, hardware finishes, paint job, and window replacement.


Dallas Independent School District
Dallas, TX


$6.5 million
28,000 sf

our role:

Full architectural services for the renovation and
addition to the school