Renderings revealed for Kingwood high schools, Quest Early College High School

The CATE Center is getting a $8.98 million renovation and expansion to be the home for Quest Early College High School students.(Courtesy Humble ISD)
The CATE Center is getting a $8.98 million renovation and expansion to be the home for Quest Early College High School students.(Courtesy Humble ISD)

The CATE Center is getting a $8.98 million renovation and expansion to be the home for Quest Early College High School students.(Courtesy Humble ISD)

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Quest Early College High School's new lobby will lead students up a staircase to the second floor. (Courtesy Humble ISD)
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Quest Early College High School's new building will feature flexible learning spaces that can be opened to allow for collaborative space. (Courtesy Humble ISD)
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PBK Architects provided two entrance options for Kingwood Park High School board members to consider with white and red bricks. (Courtesy Humble ISD)
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PBK Architects provided two entrance options for Kingwood Park High School board members to consider with white and red bricks. (Courtesy Humble ISD)
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Kingwood Park High School will also feature the Career and Technical Education concentrations of architecture with space for the district's Tiny Homes Workshop course (pictured). (Courtesy Humble ISD)
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The roughly $8.8 million Kingwood High School renovation will include a new main entrance canopy. (Courtesy Humble ISD)
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Kingwood High School will have a new entrance to its new gymnasium. (Courtesy Humble ISD)
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Kingwood High School's Career and Technical Education spaces will include a nursing lab (pictured), a pharmacy tech lab and CTE classrooms. (Courtesy Humble ISD)
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Kingwood High School's new renovations will include a new athletic lobby with a retail store. (Screenshot courtesy PBK Architects presentation)
Preliminary design renderings for renovations to three Humble ISD high schools were revealed at the board's July 14 video meeting.

PBK Architects, the architecture firm chosen to design various HISD projects, presented renderings for Kingwood High School, Kingwood Park High School and Quest Early College High School.

Kingwood and Kingwood Park high schools are receiving renovations, while the district's old Career and Technical Education Center, or CATE Center, will become the new home of Quest Early College.

The CATE Center is getting a $8.98 million renovation and expansion to become the home for Quest Early College High School students, according to PBK Architects. Those students previously shared a space in Humble High School.

The renovations, which will expand the building's capacity to 600 students, will be two stories and will include flexible learning spaces. Construction will begin in September and will be substantially completed by July 2021.


"As a Kingwood resident, this has been a long time coming," PBK Senior Project Manager Jeff Chapman said. "It's just so exciting for them to finally have a home, a permanent place for this exciting program that's critical to Humble ISD."

Meanwhile, the roughly $8.43 million Kingwood Park High School renovation will include a new entrance, an auxiliary gym and a new athletic entrance, said Greg Prince with PBK Architects. The school will also feature CTE concentrations, such as architecture with space for the district's Tiny Homes Workshop course, a mock courtroom classroom and a culinary lab kitchen with a window from which culinary students can share their food creations. The expansion is set to begin this November and to be completed by November 2021, Prince said.

The roughly $8.8 million Kingwood High School renovation is very similar to the Kingwood Park renovation in that it will also include a new main entrance canopy, a new gym, an athletic lobby and CTE spaces. Kingwood High School's CTE spaces will include a nursing lab, a pharmacy tech lab and CTE classrooms.

The expansion, which is set to begin this November and to be completed by November 2021, will also take into account the upcoming flood barrier project for the high school, Prince said.

"Anything we're designing with the gym addition [and] the CTE addition will be designed in the exact same manner as the rest of the perimeter design has to be done," he said. "So there is going to be a certain height of wall system that's put in for the [Federal Emergency Management Agency] project. Our building is actually being designed by the same engineer that's working on the FEMA project, and our goal is to have it performed by the same subcontractor for consistency."

Other agenda items

Trustees unanimously approved Flintco LLC as the general contractor for the Kingwood Middle School replacement project. The middle school replacement is set to be open by August 2022, according to district officials.
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.



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