New Construction

HPM Selected as Program Manager for Texas District’s $174M Capital Project

HPM announced recently that it has been chosen as the Program Manager for capital and facility-based projects for the Manor Independent School District (Manor ISD) near Austin, Texas. The projects represent about $174 million in new development and are being funded by a $280 million school bond program that voters in Manor, Texas, approved in Nov. 2019.

HPM will provide project management, quality control and preconstruction services, as well as maintain schedule and budget compliance during the next three years. Projects include new classrooms, transportation and multipurpose facilities, according to a press release.

HPM Manor ISD Partnership
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“Manor has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, underscoring the need for improved educational infrastructure that can support a student body expected to exceed 12,000 students within the next few years,” said Greg Ellis, Vice President of Program Development for HPM. “We look forward to seeing firsthand the positive impact that this investment will have on the community.”

HPM has a growing footprint in the Central Texas region, where it has already worked with K–12 districts including the Round Rock Independent School District, the Belton Independent School District and the Austin Independent School District.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Greater Austin area’s population has grown 34% since 2010, while the population of Manor has increased more than 160% in that same time.

“We are grateful to the Manor ISD community for voting to pass the 2019 bond. As we continue to put scholars first, these new state-of-the-art educational facilities will address equity gaps, overcrowding and prepare for the continued population growth,” said Dr. Andre D. Spencer, superintendent of Manor ISD. “Most importantly, Manor ISD scholars are more than deserving of quality facilities that will enhance their learning environment. We are excited to work alongside HPM for this effort. HPM is truly a remarkable project management partner. It would be almost impossible to complete $280M worth of bond projects without their expertise and dedication to excellence in Manor ISD.”

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