17 Oct

Galena Park ISD Dedicates Galena Park Elementary School

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Galena Park ISD Board of Trustees hosted a ribbon cutting and dedication for the new Galena Park Elementary School to celebrate the new school replacing the previous 77-year-old facility. The entirely new 2-story, 97,915 SF facility accommodates 750 students and contain 32 classrooms, a computer lab, a gym, and a learning resource center. The project also included new playgrounds, parking lots, and roads.

4 Oct

Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy Celebrates New Facilities

Thursday, October 4, 2018

HISD held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of renovations and additions at the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy. The $31 million renovation and addition project incorporates the preservation of historically significant building features, while increasing learning spaces and adding modern science and technology labs. Renovations were completed to first- and second-floor classrooms, administrative offices, and performing arts area, including a dance studio, band hall, and choir room. Also completed were cafeteria and kitchen renovations and enclosure of the school’s outdoor atrium. A new building addition houses the gymnasium, locker and weight rooms, science and robotics labs, and learning commons.

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6 Aug

Fort Bend ISD opens Thornton Middle School

Monday, August 6, 2018

Fort Bend ISD opened a brand new Middle School this fall. The new, 229,000 SF Ronald Thornton middle school addresses rapid growth in Fort Bend County and serves the Sienna Plantation community. The 229,000 SF facility houses 1,200 students, and includes a master plan for future expansion to the full 1,450 student capacity. Designed to achieve LEED Certified level, the building’s features include spaces devoted to sparking creativity in students and a central library stocked with laptops and mobile devices instead of exclusively desktop computers. The new school was built next to the recently completed Leonetti Elementary School, creating a learning campus for the District.

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13 Jun

Spring ISD Breaks Ground on Roberson Middle School

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Yesterday was a beautiful day to break ground on the new Spring ISD Roberson Middle School. The facility, designed by Huckabee Architects, is the first to kick off in the District’s 2016 bond program. The ceremony included words from Board President Rhonda Newhouse, Superintendent Dr. Rodney Watson, and Roberson’s Principal Tracey Walker. After “turning the dirt” attendees signed a rendering to be displayed at the completed facility. The new 156,500 SF school will house approximately 800 students and will be located on a 22-acre site near FM 1960, on the intersection of Veterans Memorial and West Richey Road.

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30 Apr

Katy ISD Breaks Ground on New High School

Monday, April 30, 2018

S&P and PBK celebrated the commencement of the new Katy ISD High School #9 with a groundbreaking ceremony honoring the achievement. Officials with the District broke ground on the site that shares the new high school and new junior high school. The complex is being completed in the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision to deal with explosive population growth in the district’s southwest quadrant and relieve overcrowding in some nearby campuses.

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27 Apr

Sam Houston MSTC Tops Out

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Sam Houston MSTC project team celebrated a milestone with a topping out ceremony, complete with the school’s Mariachis! The ceremony recognizes completing the installation of all tilt-walls, roofing, and structural steel decking. Work on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, including the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, is ongoing. Crews also are working on interior fireproofing and drywall installation. The S&P team shared a barbecue lunch with subcontractors and district staff and signed the final steel beam to commemorate the event.

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26 Apr

Madison High School Celebrates Topping Out

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction hosted a “topping out” ceremony of the new Madison High School, signifying the success of completing the exterior structure of the new school. The celebration included signing the last steel beam, as well as a barbecue lunch and door prizes for the subcontractors working on the project. Madison is among 40 schools being renovated or rebuilt as part of the 2012 Bond Program. The $94 million project calls for a new two-story school that will span 265,000 square feet and accommodate 1,900 to 2,100 students. Phase I will be completed in December, followed by the demolition of the existing facility.

8 Feb

S&P to Rebuild Four Harvey-Damaged Schools

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday approved a construction contract to Satterfield & Pontikes for the rebuilding of four elementary schools — Braeburn, Scarborough, Kolter, and Mitchell — severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The schools will be rebuilt at their current sites after facilities assessments found significant property damage, as well as a strong need to raise the elevation of the buildings to prevent potential future flood damage.