Two schools built under the 2012 Bond Program have been recognized as outstanding projects by Learning by Design magazine.
Madison and Westbury high schools were included in the Fall 2019 edition of the magazine, which is a premier source for education design innovation and excellence. The magazine assembled a panel of six architects and education administrators to review projects from across the nation.
“It’s an honor to have Madison and Westbury high schools selected as outstanding projects by Learning by Design,” General Manager of Facilities Design Dan Bankhead said. “The two projects have provided students with modern learning spaces to support their academic efforts and we’re pleased that the work that went into these schools has been recognized by such a distinguished panel and notable publication.”
Madison High School was designed by Morris Architects, Inc., a Huitt-Zollars company. The school’s new entrance is flanked by three, two-story academic wings to the east and performing arts and community spaces to the west. Offering plenty of natural light, the two-story foyer doubles as a dining commons and large gathering space. The school opened in January 2019.
The renovations and new academic wing of Westbury High school, designed by Joiner Architects, opened in spring 2018. The project includes general renovations to the existing building, as well as a new addition with 26 classrooms, flexible learning centers, two new gyms, and a dual-purpose commons serving as both a dining area and space for students to gather.
This is not the first time an HISD school has been recognized by the magazine. The Spring 2019 edition featured Energy Institute High School on its cover and announced the school as one of its distinguished award-winning projects.
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