Lamar HS groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate history, future

March 30, 2017

Representatives from all 80 of Lamar High School’s graduating classes, a former Texas governor, a host of officials and students, staff and faculty are scheduled to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new campus at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday, March 30).

The $108 million project is part of the 2012 bond package approved by Houston ISD voters and will construct a state-of-the-art campus for 2,800-3,100 students while preserving historic architectural features of the Art Deco 1937 main building that faces Westheimer Road.

Design plans call for a new four-story addition featuring four flexible academic areas, a large covered transit center for bus and parent drop-off, a black box theater and band instruction area, a large banquet and food preparation space for the school’s culinary program, and other career and technical education spaces. The existing main building, with its well-known art deco façade, will continue to serve as the main entrance. It also will house the existing auditorium, an alumni center, an employee child care facility, and a performing arts area.

For more on the project, click here.

Based in part on a news release from Houston ISD

Design sketch of the new main building at Lamar HS, on the east side of the campus. (HISD)

Design sketch of the new main building at Lamar HS, on the east side of the campus. (HISD)

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