Because the size of Edward “Doc” Taylor High School is 502,000 SF, it is similar to that of many Texas towns. The facility was developed and thought of as a small community with a city hall, main streets, business shops, residential areas, entertainment areas, as well as parks and recreation.
Along each of the three “main streets” is located the various community services for Alief ISD, while the secondary circulation paths lead to the individual academic community needs. North main street contains the “quiet” academic core functions, while South main street accommodates the “noisy” fine arts and athletic activities. Each main street radiates out from the commons rotunda “town square” that serves as the geographic center of the campus which allows for one point security monitoring of each pedestrian pathway.