Eastside Early College High School
Cadence McShane Construction completed the new construction and modernization of Austin ISD’s Eastside Early College High School, designed by Perkins&Will. Several historical recreations of the original structure were incorporated in the new construction to pay tribute to a time of change and growth in the segregation era.
The project included construction of two separate buildings. The first building includes new multi-purpose, dual-use community rooms and a gallery space to celebrate and honor the historical legacy of the original L.C. Anderson High School. Cadence McShane also constructed a new, four-story, 179,000-square-foot building adjacent to the original site. This new structure features learning studios that incorporate flexible learning spaces and integrated technology throughout the building. A gymnasium with a second story running track was also constructed.
This project is LEED-Silver certified and utilizes the entire space to passively heat and cool the school using natural daylight and optimized mechanical systems. It also includes innovative ways to reduce water use within the building and on its grounds.