The new Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts building was named the winner of the Houston Business Journal 2019 Landmark Award this past week.
The annual award program recognizes impressive real estate projects that make a significant impression on the Houston landscape and help sculpt the look, feel, and image of the city.
“We love the new space,” Kinder HSPVA Principal Scott Allen said. “The building design is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also incredibly functional, supporting our academic and arts programs.”
Built as part of HISD’s 2012 Bond Program, the $96 million five-story facility opened in downtown Houston in January and features a dramatic main entrance with two-story glass windows, an 800-seat main theater with a balcony, multiple secondary theaters, writing labs, dance and music studios, a fitness center, ample practice and performance space, and two levels of underground parking.
More than 85 percent of all HISD construction projects are complete with four schools remaining under active construction. HISD will soon boast one of the most modern portfolios of urban high schools in the country.
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