Cadence McShane and JV partner Morales Construction Services celebrated a significant milestone with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Henry W. Longfellow Career and Exploration Academy to kickstart the construction of the new replacement school for Dallas ISD.
The groundbreaking ceremony, held at the existing campus, was a symbol of progress and dedication to providing the best possible learning environment for Dallas students.
The new Henry W. Longfellow Career and Exploration Academy designed by Huckabee & Associates, Inc., known for their expertise in educational facility design, will offer students a modern and dynamic space for learning and growth. It will include a 3-story academic building, state-of-the-art CTE programs, administrative offices, fine arts facilities, a theater, library, cafeteria, and more. Additionally, the gym will serve as a storm shelter, ensuring the safety and security of students and staff during severe weather conditions.
“This groundbreaking event signifies a successful continued partnership with Dallas ISD and Huckabee & Associates, Inc., and reflects our enthusiasm for working closely with the community to deliver an outstanding educational facility,” said Wade Wimbish, Director of Education at Cadence McShane. “We are thrilled to contribute to this project, which will undoubtedly contribute to a brighter future for generations to come.”
Cadence McShane is one of the leading K-12 builders in the state of Texas and is currently ranked #12 on ENR’s list of largest education contractors in Texas and Louisiana. Cadence McShane – Morales Construction Services Joint Venture has three education projects currently under construction (including Henry W. Longfellow Career and Exploration Academy), with another beginning in 2024.
Completion of the new Henry W. Longfellow Career and Exploration Academy replacement school is slated for Fall 2025.