Houston Independent School District – Booker T Washington High School
As part of HISD’s $1.89 billion bond program approved by voters in 2012, a new $51.7 million facility will be built for Booker T Washington High School. Nearly 16 acres of land adjacent to the school was acquired by the district as part of the plan to nearly double the size of the campus.
The new campus, which will accommodate up to 1,300 students, will showcase the school’s engineering program with 21st century technology and flexible learning spaces to support project-based learning and encourage collaboration.
Knudson prepared the joint referral application and exhibits for City of Houston Joint Referral Committee approval and subsequent City Council approval. This included multiple meeting coordinated with Client, the Client’s surveyor, and the Client’s architect to facilitate discussion and agreements to negotiate the abandonment of the eight (8) street right-of-ways and two (2) easements as well as convey additional right-of-way on four (4) surrounding streets with the support of the Client’s surveyor. The school is located on 33 acres acquired by HISD to rebuild Booker T. Washington High School.