Cadence McShane Construction recently completed Houston Independent School District’s (Houston ISD) new Barbara Jordan High School for Careers. The 120,000-square-foot facility replaces the existing high school campus and features 25 classrooms, six laboratories, a variety of technical learning spaces, a cafeteria with a commercial kitchen, indoor and outdoor collaborative learning spaces, a child care center, and an innovative career exploration theatre.
Barbara Jordan High School for Careers will provide students from area high schools with real-world experiences in a variety of professions, including: Auto/Diesel, Audio/Visual, Construction Management, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, STEM, and Welding.
Cadence McShane constructed the new high school utilizing metal stud framing clad with masonry veneer. The use of sustainable features and construction practices were employed throughout the project and is submitted for LEED-Silver certification. Corgan Associates served as the architects of record for the technical education facility that features a contemporary design with sleek window lines and an aluminum canopy at the main entry of the new facility.
“We are proud to be involved in a project that positively impacts students’ career development and prepares them for a career beyond high school” stated Colby Rose, Vice President and General Manager of Cadence McShane’s Houston region. “Cadence McShane has completed many schools in the Houston area, and we are proud to have successfully partnered with Houston ISD on this important project which will have a lasting impact on the community for many years to come.”
Cadence McShane has been a distinguished leader in the construction of education facilities throughout Texas for over 30 years. Having constructed over 250 educational facilities for 36 school districts across Texas, Cadence McShane is proud to build this unique educational facility to prepare the students of Houston ISD for their future careers.