Sam Houston High School, located on the East Side of San Antonio, has a proud history of academic and athletic success: one graduate is an astronaut and many others have played in professional sports leagues.
SAISD selected KAI for the 25,000 SF, $11.9 million Career & Technology Education (CTE) addition and renovation at the New Tech Academic and Traditional Educational Academic Wings in the existing facility, which was built in the late 1950s. Our task was to enhance the future of the school with new spaces for the three different schools-within-a-school: New Tech, CTE and Traditional.
The school has award-winning public service programs in Culinary Arts and Cosmetology in addition to Robotics, Engineering and Construction trades. KAI designed the addition to blend old with new and establish a welcome place for students to learn and prepare for college or career. The emphasis of all-around learning is evident in the public indoor/outdoor café associated with the Culinary Arts.
The entry courtyard is welcome and inviting for students and teachers with a new Go Center in the school, which is a college readiness and counseling area for students preparing for life after high school.