New Energy Institute HS construction to start in first quarter

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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