New Energy Institute HS construction to start in first quarter

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Energy Institute High School held its second community meeting in November at its current location, 1808 Sampson in Houston’s Third Ward.

The new $37 million school, which is using funding sources unrelated to the 2012 bond, will be built for 800 students on 12 acres of district-owned land along Southmore Boulevard at Tierwester. The planned 110,000-square-foot building mimics the look of a high-tech corporate environment, with three main buildings designed to incorporate multi-level areas for work and projects. A central courtyard with cascading stairs and trellis will expand available space for socializing and learning, and will be visible from the entryway stairs. The school is designed for project-based learning, with areas for collaboration and focused study.

Construction is expected to start in the first quarter of 2016 with a target completion in the third quarter of 2017.

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