Median Facility Age: 60 years
District Square Feet: 114,777
No. of Facilities: Four
– Krin Abraham, Superintendent, Houston Schools
Houston Public Schools
Located within a conservative, rural community, the schools of Minnesota ISD 294 were showing their age and operational and maintenance costs resulted in utilizing valuable general fund resources in a reactive manner. District facilities needed updating to provide educational enviroments more conducive to learning.
Through a comprehensive facilities study, Unesco helped to develop a long-term master facility plan to address the aging infrastructure and update the electrical, mechanical, ventilation, and lighting systems to provide an affordable, sustainable atmosphere. Interior and exterior aesthetics were modernized with a new gymnsasium, and a remodeled, safe and secure high school entrance.
A well-conceived master facility plan and a budget-neutral reinvestment of $5.5 million allowed the district to address both its short- and long-term facility objectives and secure a viable future for the students, staff, and the community. Moreover, because of strategic financing and debt equalization, district taxpayers realized a reduction in taxes.
Our experienced team has supported these clients with planning, architecture, engineering, construction and energy optimization solutions. We worked extensively throughout the upper Midwest with over one hundred K-12 school districts, higher education facilities, and various branches of government. Unesco develops, funds, and implements Master Facility Plans.