San Marcos CISD trustees approve schematic designs for high school addition

San Marcos CISD trustees approved preliminary designs for the new high school addition on Feb. 19.

San Marcos CISD trustees approved preliminary designs for the new high school addition on Feb. 19.

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Construction on the addition of San Marcos High School—which will bring several new spaces for career and technology education—will begin in late June or early July, according to developers Perkins+Will.

The San Marcos CISD board of trustees on Feb. 19 approved the schematic designs for the addition, which features 40,000 new square feet of space and 4,000-5,000 square feet of interior renovations.

The new addition will be a two-story building on the east side of the school's courtyard. When complete, the addition will include a new media center, a robotics lab, an automotive repair center, a veterinary medicine/animal industries center, more science labs, a law-enforcement center, and more space for ceramics and fashion labs.

"There are so many options out there to what we can get our kids certified [in], so we're making sure we provide our lab spaces with classrooms spaces," said Koleman Uresti, the senior project manager with Perkins+Will, at Monday's meeting.

The plan, he said, is to move the bus pickup and drop-off to the north side of the school, and the secured courtyard area will extend to the existing CTE building to make it more enclosed. He said that also increases the available building area for future additions as the high school grows.

"We really wanted [the addition] to be connected to the rest of the building," Uresti said.
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By Marie Albiges

Marie Albiges was the editor for the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covered San Marcos City Council, San Marcos CISD and Hays County Commissioners Court. Marie previously reported for the Central Austin edition. Marie moved to Austin from Williamsburg, Va. in 2016 and was born in France. She has since moved on from Community Impact in May 2018.


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