Campus Renovations

Texas High School Completes Campus Expansion Project

Lake Highlands High School, located in Richardson, Texas, announced this week that it has completed a campus expansion and renovation project. The work was done by Cadence McShane Construction and includes updates to multiple school facilities.

In a press release, Cadence McShane Construction listed the work that has been finished, including:

  • A 144,000-square-foot addition connecting the freshman center with the rest of the high school, including an expanded cafeteria, kitchen, common space and library.
  • A multipurpose activity center with a 78,000-square-foot practice facility (including an 80-yard practice field) and a 24,000-square-foot addition for offices, locker rooms, and support areas.
  • New general classrooms, science classrooms, ART Labs, and SPED classrooms repurposed from the former cafeteria and library spaces.
  • A two-story ICF storm shelter that also acts as a weight room, wrestling room, and locker room.

The project, designed by HKS, found its funding from a bond approved by voters in 2016. That bond allowed for $107 million in capacity, construction and renovation projects across the entire Richardson Independent School District (RISD) and $114 million in sports-related improvements, additions, and enhancements.

“Having the opportunity to renovate Lake Highlands High School and be able to give them the facilities that thye need to grow was exciting,” said Will Hodges, Cadence McShane Construction president. “We are proud to have had the opportunity to foster our relationship further with RISD and HKS on this project.”

Cadence McShane and RISD have partnered on 19 separate projects in the last 20 years.

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].