For the first time in more than 50 years, students will soon get to walk and play inside new, state-of-the art, multi-million dollar band halls and field houses at Harlandale and McCollum high schools. The structures are still under construction but are expected to be completed by August 20, just in time for the new academic school year.
With an estimated 26,000 square feet combined for the buildings per campus, they will be impressive additions to both campuses. The RVK Architecture Firm designed them and Bartlett Cocke is the general contractor. As of June 17, work on all the building was progressing nicely with exterior brick lining the walls and the canopies being installed. The window framing was almost complete, which allowed crews to start painting some walls. The older band halls are being renovated to accommodate the spirit groups at both schools. The old field house will be renovated to use as training rooms and storage facilities.
The construction of these buildings was made possible thanks to the Harlandale community who voted to approve the 2009 Bond Package. The new band halls and field houses are the final projects and will cost nearly $13 million.