Bowie High School breaks ground on new parking garage, other AISD bond work

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Austin ISD broke ground June 6 on a new parking garage at Bowie High School, the first of three major construction projects scheduled for the South Austin school through 2022. The garage, which could be completed by summer 2020, is one of many improvements taking place on the campus through the district’s 2017 bond, according to Principal Mark Robinson.

Design work for the Bowie projects was conducted by Page Architects while JE Dunn Construction is the project’s contractor. Robinson said once the parking structure is completed, crews are scheduled to begin to construct a new sports facility at the campus followed by a new fine arts facility. Other projects at the school will add enrollment capacity and modernize learning areas.

AISD trustee Yasmin Wagner said she was proud to see Bowie “go from an amazing school to one that is the size it deserved with 21st-century learning spaces.”

“It has been no small effort to make this happen,” she said.

School address: 4103 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin
Projected cost: about $90 million
Construction timeline: summer 2019-summer 2022

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Nick was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in writing and a minor in music. Nick was a journalist for three years at the St. James Plaindealer in Minnesota before moving to Austin to join Community Impact Newspaper in 2016.
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