Houston ISD’s Northside HS Celebrates Construction Progress of New Campus

Take Pride in the Northside

Houston Independent School District Superintendent Richard Carranza treated the crowd to a beautiful serenade by the school mariachi band at the Northside High School Wall Signing Celebration held Wednesday, February 28. Guests including Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia, Houston City Councilwoman Karla Cisneros, and HISD Board Trustee Elizabeth Santos joined students, staff and the Panthers community to celebrate the construction progress made on the new Northside High School campus.

New additions and major renovation of Northside High School were included in HISD’s 2012 Bond Program to revitalize and preserve one of the most historic schools in Houston. The scope includes new additions totaling 41,190 square feet to provide a Culinary Arts program, complete with cooking labs, classrooms, and banquet hall space, and a new Performing Arts wing to accommodate Band, Choir, Dance Teams, and Theater Arts. Additionally, over 220,000 of the existing facility will receive major renovations, providing for new 21st century learning areas, science and computer labs, CTE space, athletic and locker room upgrades, and new spaces for administrative and support areas. As part of the renovation, all life safety and security systems will be completely replaced, as will the majority of the HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems. The end result will be a modern, open, and flexible facility, with all the technology, safety, and security components required of a 21st Century school.

For this $66.4 million, 1,700 student capacity school, CBRE | Heery is providing overall planning, project management, design review, bid/award phase services, construction management, FF&E, move coordination, project closeout and warranty phase services.

This exciting project will provide a state-of-the-art, 21st century learning facility looking to serve generations of students to come and will continue to build on the school’s rich history and traditions by way of offering linked learning, an educational approach that combines rigorous academics with real-world experiences. The wall signed by students, staff and the Northside community will be included in the construction of the facility.