Harris County Department of Education – School Bond Program Management
Harris County, Texas
Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) selected LAN to provide program management services for their 2020 $36 million Bond Program. LAN is managing every aspect from facility condition assessment through planning, design, construction, and warranty follow-up for three significant projects, including the new Adult Education facility, new Highpoint Middle School, and interior renovations to the Ronald Reagan Administration building.
The 51,000 SF Adult Education facility includes classrooms, laboratories, and office space with a 43,000 SF parking garage. The new facility will replace an aged group of buildings and provide a unified campus much like a community college. The goal of HCDE the Adult Education project is to expand the offering of courses to an under-served student population; those with little means wanting to expand their language skills, become citizens, complete their GED, or develop new job skills.
The new 28,000 SF Highpoint Middle School will replace an older facility that can no longer be expanded to accommodate an HCDE’s increased student population. Highpoint Middle school offers a higher degree of safety, monitoring, and discipline. The new facility will incorporate design elements supporting a modern 21-st century learning environment and energy efficiency.
The 68,000 SF Administration Building renovation project will include an updated lobby, enhanced board room, 21st-century training rooms, more efficient space layout, LED lighting, a new HVAC system, and life safety systems. The project will be completed with phased construction so that the construction does not disrupt HCDE administrative operations.
*Renderings provided by Cre8 Architects
At a glance
2020 Bond Program $36 million
Three separate campus projects managed by LAN
Replace aging Adult Education Facilities – $19.1 million
Replace outdated Highpoint Middle School – $8.2 million
Renovation of the Administration building – $8.8 million for a more efficient and organized working environment
21st-century technology & learning environment
Phased construction for the Administration Building
Cost and schedule savings
Increased bidder awareness
Multiple design firms
Pre-Bond Facilities Condition Assessment
Bond Program Management
Harris County Department of Education