Game Development Design School

  • area / size 35,000 sqft
  • Completed 2021
  • Pfluger Architects completed the Game Development Design School with thoughtful consideration given to the specific learning in Burleson, Texas.

    The Game Development Design School in Burleson is one of eight schools of choice. It uses blended and self-paced instruction combined with electives in coding and specialty gaming programming to engage and inspire learners in 6th through 12th grades who aren’t motivated by a traditional school environment. The open floor plan has retractable walls that create partitionable breakout spaces accommodating groups of 4 to 40. And the movable furnishings can morph to accommodate individual, small, and large group learning. Teacher workspaces are incorporated throughout the central core so faculty can see and be seen.

    RGB lighting was used to give energy and fluidity to the space, and the muted color palette of black, white, shades of gray, and just a hint of blue make a perfect backdrop for the custom e-sport-style battle gaming stations in the school’s coding labs. Each custom-built station includes a gaming chair, headset, built-in back-lit keyboard, and gaming mouse. The stations are grouped into a 20-seat “arena” with light-up neon panels so that the understated backdrop, enclosed by glass, highlights these labs and puts learning on display.

    Design: Pfluger Architects
    Contractor: Jackson Construction
    Photography: Wade Griffith