Fort Bend ISD breaks ground for Elementary 49 in Harvest Green Community; Elementary 50 in Grand Vista Community
Schools will help relieve
growing population on District’s west side
FORT BEND ISD (September 2,
2016) – Construction crews are hard at work at the sites of two of Fort Bend
ISD’s newest elementary schools, 49 and 50. The schools will support student growth in
the west side of the District. The elementary projects are included in the 2014
Bond Program and were designed in accordance with the FBISD Board-approved
Elementary Education Specifications to include 21st Century Learning
concepts to encourage collaboration and inspire learning.
Drymalla Construction Company,
Inc. will oversee the construction of Elementary School 49 located in the
Harvest Green Subdivision on Harlem Road, west of Travis High School. The
two-story building will be 123,440 square feet and will cost $38,700,203, which is an amended project budget approved by the FBISD Board of Trustees.
Cadence McShane Construction
Company, LLC is overseeing construction for Elementary 50 designed by Huckabee
Architects. The two-story, 119,786 square-foot campus will be located in the
Grand Vista subdivision, near the northeast corner of Beechnut Street and
Harlem Road, and the construction cost is $25,793,553.
Fort Bend ISD Board members
and District administrators witnessed the progress being made during a
groundbreaking ceremony held at the sites on Thursday, August 11. During the
ceremonies, construction crews continued their progress to stay on schedule for
the opening of the schools in August 2017.
Fort Bend ISD representatives
expressed appreciation to everyone involved in the planning, design and
construction of the both schools, including the FBISD Design and Construction
Department led by Oscar Perez, Jacobs Engineering Group Program Director Ron
Holleyhead, the Bond Oversight Committee, Cadence McShane Construction Company
and Huckabee Architects, Drymalla Construction Company and PBK Architects.
“We appreciate all of the hard
work that has gone into planning Elementary 50,” said Kristin Tassin, FBISD
Board President. “The Bond Oversight Committee, architects and contractors have
put in lots of long hours and time to develop this school that will soon be
home to many of our students.”
Photos from Elementary #49
Photo 1: Breaking ground for Elementary #49 are (pictured from left): Gaurav Agarwal, Construction Manager, Jacobs Engineering Group; Ron Bailey, Principal, PBK Architects; Melissa Chung, Architectural Intern, PBK Architects; Jennifer Quigley, Project Manager, PBK Architects; Ron Hollyhead, Manager of Projects, Jacobs Engineering Group, Oscar Perez, Executive Director, FBISD Design and Construction; Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD Superintendent of Schools; KP George, FBISD Board Member; Grayle James, FBISD Board Member; Kristin Tassin, FBISD Board President; Earl W. Pitchford, President and Owner, Dramalla; Robert Curtis, Project Manager, Drymalla; Haley Peck, Marketing Coordinator, Johnson Development; and Jerry Ulke, Development Manager, Johnson Development.
Photo 2: FBISD Board President Kristin Tassin addresses crowd during Groundbreaking ceremony for Elementary 49.
Photos from Elementary #50
Photo 3: Shown breaking ground for Elementary #50 are (from left): Ron Holleyhead, Manager of Projects, Jacobs Engineering Group; Bill Lyle, Project Manager, Jacobs Engineering Group; Oscar Perez, FBISD Interim Chief of Operations; Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD Superintendent of Schools; KP George, FBISD Board Member; Grayle James, FBISD Board Member; Kristin Tassin, FBISD Board President; Aaron Johnson, Cadence McShane Superintendent; Colby Rose, Cadence McShane Vice President; and Huckabee Principals John Haskew, Michael Lovaglio and Gary Blanton.
Photo 4: Shown with shovels in hand are Dr. Dupre and Board Members KP George, Kristin Tassin (President) and Grayle James.
Photo 5: Travis High School MCJROTC cadets, led by Master Sergeant Bergan, presented the colors during the groundbreaking ceremony for Elementary 50.