CLIENT

Alief Independent School District

DESCRIPTION

CTE High School

SERVICES

Mechanical & Electrical
Technology Design

LOCATION

Alief, Texas

YEAR

2015

CONSTRUCTION COST

$20 million

PROJECT PARTNER

PBK Architects

SIZE

215,000 square feet

Supporting Career and Technical Education in Southwest Houston

Located southwest of Houston, Alief Independent School District is an ethnically diverse district that prioritizes targeted career preparation. The district partnered with Houston Community College on the project in an effort to help students in their careers as well as to address specific community workforce shortages. This center’s unique learning objectives meant the district needed a partner with a thorough understanding of the industry that could also adapt to meet the district’s vision for the school.

Our engineering designs for this project included an Interactive Observation Lab that utilizes an observation platform and a technology control system to allow for touchscreen or iPad control of the entire system. The lab allows students to observe and practice using a cohesive technology system that incorporates physical networks, programming, synergy, and flexibility.

Bolstered by excellent planning, design, and execution, the finished school is an engaging space for students to pursue targeted career preparation.