Lamar HS, Barbara Jordan Career Center named 2021 Landmark Award finalists

Lamar High School and Barbara Jordan Career Center have both been named education finalists in Houston Business Journal 2021 Landmark Awards.

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding real estate projects that make a significant impact on the Houston landscape and help sculpt the look, feel, and image of the city.

Both schools were built under the 2012 Bond Program. 

“It’s wonderful to have a prestigious program like the Houston Business Journal Landmark Awards recognize all of the hard work and dedication that went into bringing these two new schools to life,” HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said. “Congratulations to these two schools, and kudos to our talented Construction Services team.”

Barbara Jordan Career Center opened its doors to students in January 2019. Features include specially designed spaces for training and instruction in automotive and diesel, audio/visual, construction management, cosmetology, early childhood development, culinary arts, marketing/entrepreneurship, electronics, and welding.

Lamar High School opened its new building to students in August of the same year. Among its many highlights is a new, four-story academic wing and a two-story athletics wing with a gym and natatorium. The school also includes a large covered transit center, black box theater and band-instruction area, school store, and large banquet and food preparation space for the school’s culinary arts program. 

Lamar and Barbara Jordan are among several HISD schools — all built under the 2012 Bond program — to receive the finalist designation, including Milby High School and DeBakey High School for Health Professions in 2018 and Madison High School in 2020.

Kinder High School for Performing and Visual Arts was named a finalist and later the winner of the education category in 2019.

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