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K-12 Education J. Frank Dobie Ninth Grade Campus

Project Description

High Design Landscape with Student Education and Engagement at the Center

With enrollment ninth grade enrollment anticipated to be above 1,000 students, KW Landscape Architects worked with Pasadena ISD to design the 174,000 SF Dobie Ninth Grade High School Campus to accommodate 1,200 students. This campus features a stunning outdoor landscape design with an exterior courtyard, and an outdoor classroom created for student engagement. Our scope of services also included shade structures, seat walls, retaining walls, outdoor dining and lounge areas, fencing, lighting and irrigation design. Lush landscaping is featured throughout the campus.

Project Highlights

Location:Pasadena, TX
Client:Pasadena ISD
Size:174,000 SF
Outdoor Amenities:Exterior Courtyard, Outdoor Classrooms, Seat Walls, Large Shade Structures

Plant & Materials Palette

Shaping the Outdoor Experience


Mexican Sycamore

Platanus mexicana


Knockout Roses

Rosa Knockout


Dwarf Burford Holly

Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana'


Wax Leaf Ligustrum

Ligustrum japonicum


Foxtail Fern

Asparagus Meyeri



Liriope muscari

Project Team

The Campus & Commercial Studio at KW brings together a wealth of knowledge and expertise spanning various fields, including Design, Project Management, and Construction Administration. Together, our team Builds the Exceptional by assessing how each phase influences the entirety of the project allowing us to authentically connect people to their environment.

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Darin Weinheimer


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Aaron Leggett

Project Executive

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Bradley Pointon

Construction Administration Executive