El Paso Independent School District
Campus-wide renovations and additions to El Paso Independent School District’s Irvin High School include 106,000 sq ft of HVAC, electrical, and safety improvements. Part of a district-wide initiative, major security upgrades will include facial recognition and segment lock-down capabilities. The project will also add a modern administration building, a 300-seat performing arts space, and special education classrooms to the Irvin campus.
Phasing and campus safety were prioritized during the design and budget development phase. Collaboration with EPISD and the design team led to the development of a phased schedule that revolves around the school’s critical dates. HB has teamed Dekker Perich Sabatini Architects to deliver this CMAR project.
The improvements come as part of EPISD’s 2016 bond program, which aims to provide modern, future-ready learning and teaching environments on all EPISD campuses. The program will consolidate schools into larger, more efficient facilities and help create a more sustainable inventory of campuses. Other areas of focus for the program include investment in athletic facilities, transportation, instructional technology, and security.