Bowie High School Renovations, Austin ISD

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Project Overview

In order to comply with new state mandates as well as increased enrollment, Bowie High School had a pressing need for an expanded science curriculum. In order to reduce disruption in a fully occupied facility, the construction was accomplished in 2 phases:

  • Phase 1 – 4608 SF – Renovations of existing areas into upgraded Science Lab/Classrooms and Computer Classrooms
  • Phase 2 – 12,244 SF –  A two-story addition consisting of 4 chemistry lab/classrooms, a computer lab, restrooms, and chemical storage/workrooms.  The chemistry classrooms were outfitted with lab casework, fume hoods, eyewash and emergency system shut-offs.

Particular attention was paid to natural lighting, with sunshades, light shelves, and clerestories filling some spaces with light from 3 directions.  The exterior brick banding took cues from the existing building, but were subtly re-patterned to give the classroom addition its own unique character.  Shading devices accent the south and west elevations with bright splashes of red.

The Bowie High School renovations achieved a 3-star Austin Energy Green Building rating.


4103 W Slaughter Lane
Austin, TX 78749
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16,852 sq ft



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