New Science And Performing Arts Wing Dedicated At Woodrow Wilson High School
The community comes together to celebrate the $14.6 million sq. ft. addition; design receives award from Preservation Dallas
DALLAS—The students, staff and alumni of Woodrow Wilson High School celebrated the school’s new Science and Performing Arts wing on Saturday, March 23.
Dallas ISD Trustee Mike Morath, District 2, and Dallas ISD Chief of Operations Kevin Smelker joined students, staff, alumni and community members to celebrate the new addition during a ribbon- cutting ceremony featuring the Woodrow Wilson JROTC Color Guard, and the school’s band, cheerleaders and dance team.
The 39,000 sq. ft. addition includes state-of-the-art science labs, classrooms, a two-story choral rehearsal hall, dance studio, dressing rooms, prop shops and offices for the Performing Arts Academy. The new addition stands three-stories tall and is located at the rear of the historic original building.
The Woodrow community, including students and alumni, participated in the new space’s design which accommodates the recently organized college prep academies. These academies include: STEM, Business/Entrepreneurship/Finance, and Performing Arts programs as well as the International Baccalaureate program officially established in 2011.
The design recently received an achievement award from Preservation Dallas for outstanding historical development, which will be presented at the 14th Annual Preservation Dallas Achievement Awards on May 15.
The wing was designed by Craig Reynolds of BRW Architects, who also happens to be a Woodrow parent. Phillips May Corporation was the General Contractor and Parsons was the Program Manager.
In addition to the new wing, a number of renovations were made to the original building including, complete restoration of all windows and a new HVAC system. The total project cost was $14.6 million and is part of the 2008 Bond program.
The school is located at 100 S. Glasgow.