Cadence McShane Completes IDEA Hardy for IDEA Public Schools in Houston

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IDEA Hardy is a two-story, 76,000-square-foot charter school serving pre-K, first, second and sixth grade students.

IDEA Hardy
"IDEA has a unique approach to education, and this innovative facility will help to support the school’s mission of preparing students from underserved communities for success in college."

Cadence McShane Construction Company has completed the construction of IDEA Hardy in Houston, Texas. Delivered on behalf of IDEA Public Schools, the project is the first of two schools that the district built in the Houston area.

Designed by Corgan, the two-story building incorporates 76,000 square feet with a masonry, fiber cement panel, and composite wood siding exterior. The project was constructed on a 15.5-acre site and includes classrooms and science laboratories, a full-sized cafeteria with a commercial kitchen, administrative and support spaces, and a competition gym. Outside, the campus features a soccer field, outdoor eating areas, and a surface parking lot.

As part of the assignment, Cadence McShane also performed site work, including two detention ponds, site grading, utilities, and landscaping.

“We’re proud to have been given the opportunity to build one of the first IDEA Public Schools in the Houston area,” commented Colby Rose, Vice President and General Manager of Cadence McShane’s Houston region. “IDEA has a unique approach to education, and this innovative facility will help to support the school’s mission of preparing students from underserved communities for success in college.”

The school is initially serving students in grades kindergarten, first, second, and sixth. As the school continues to grow, IDEA Hardy will add a grade level each school year, eventually serving students in pre-K through 12th grade.

PMSI served as IDEA Public Schools’ program manager during the construction of this project.

About Cadence McShane Construction Company
Cadence McShane Construction Company is the builder of choice in the state of Texas and its surrounding region, specializing in the Education, Multifamily, Senior Living, Commercial, and Industrial market sectors. As a highly-experienced provider of general construction, design-build, and construction management, Cadence McShane deploys a culture of relentless service with an entrepreneurial spirit that originates from the inside of each individual and helps constantly deliver reliable results of excellence. Since 1985, our dedication and commitment to this philosophy have built a solid foundation of expertise for everything we do. For additional information, visit the firm’s website at http://www.cadencemcshane.com.

About IDEA Public Schools
IDEA Public Schools believes that each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States. Currently, the network serves 63,000 college-bound students in 120 schools across Texas and Louisiana. IDEA has been recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and received national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s Top High Schools lists. IDEA remains on-track to uphold its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college.

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