Donald Leonetti Elementary School

Donald Leonetti Elementary School in Fort Bend ISD is a one-story 121,576 SF building. Located in Sienna Plantation, this repeat school design shares a site with Ronald Thornton Middle School with each school having independent circulation for on-site vehicular traffic. Traditional classrooms are utilized by the students and staff; however, there have been various architectural design elements incorporated into the facility to promote next generation learning concepts and encourage student collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to prepare students for their future endeavors. Collaborative learning flex spaces, state of the art technology, daylighting skylights and flexible lighting controls were strategically arranged throughout the school to accommodate a variety of daily activities and gathering places to stimulate every child type with a healthy educational environment. Donald Leonetti Elementary School is currently aiming to earn LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council by integrating a sustainable site, optimizing energy-saving features, using recycled content and regional materials, maximizing indoor environmental quality and utilizing the school as a “building as a teacher” tool.