Sul Ross Middle School, originally the Northside Junior High built in 1960, is one of 20 middle schools in NISD. KNRG Architects designed an addition to and renovation of the existing library within the school. A portion of an existing interior courtyard was utilized for the addition to the library. The architect and the contractor collaborated to incorporate the internal courtyard and an exit corridor into the design to meet the district size requirements for new libraries. Circulation patterns and exiting were also addressed. The team finished the addition and renovation in two months while remaining on budget.