Stakeholders of Furr High School gathered on Oct. 29 to break ground on the school’s new $55 million campus.
The new 182,000-square-foot, three-story building is designed to enhance Furr’s science, technology, engineering, and arts programs and will include flexible, brightly colored learning areas that can be adjusted through moveable furniture and sliding glass doors. Students will remain in the existing facility while the new building is erected on the adjacent athletics fields. Once the new building is complete, the current building will be demolished and new athletics fields will be built on that site.
The new campus will accommodate up to 1,300 students and is expected to be substantially complete in the first quarter of 2017.