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Cadence McShane Completes Construction Of 86,000 S.F. Atherton Elementary School for Houston ISD

June 17, 2013

Robert A. Bedrich, Vice President – Division Manager of Cadence McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce the completion of the new 86,000 square foot Atherton Elementary School on behalf of Houston Independent School District (ISD). The new two-story school replaces the existing 49,110 square foot facility, originally constructed in 1957, located at 2011 Solo in Houston, Texas. The new facility accommodates over 750 students from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade.

Cadence McShane Construction’s project management team planned and implemented stringent logistical procedures to accommodate the concurrent demolition of the old facility and the new construction of the replacement school on the compact property site.  Careful consideration of the staging and scheduling requirements were enacted to ensure a successful completion of the assignment would take place. 

The new Atherton Elementary School features 30 classrooms, two science laboratories, a comprehensive library, full-service cafeteria with kitchen, practice gymnasium, music and choir room, art instructional space and performing arts areas.  In addition, the school features contemporary administrative areas with interior finishes such as terrazzo flooring throughout the main corridor, entry and office areas.     

The elementary school features a masonry exterior for the first floor, complemented by a cement fiber board and a metal wall panel exterior throughout the building’s second floor exterior.  The educational facility also features an Alucabond Spectra aluminum composite cone shaped entrance, adding additional aesthetic and architectural appeal.  Cadence McShane also completed all sitework and landscaping, including a surface parking lot accommodating 75 vehicle spaces.

“Cadence McShane is proud to have constructed the new Atherton Elementary School representing our fifth construction assignment in recent years completed on behalf of Houston ISD,” remarks Bedrich.  “Our firm’s extensive experience in delivering first-class educational environments provides a comfortable, contemporary and efficient learning facility for the staff and students of Atherton Elementary School.”

IDG Architects provided the comprehensive architectural services for this educational assignment.