Modernization of Hutto High School is ready to enter the design development phase

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The Hutto Secondary School modernization project will affect many areas of the school. (Courtesy of Hutto ISD)

A series of improvements to Hutto High School may soon enter the next phase of design.

Pfluger Architects, the architect for the HHS modernization project, presented a design sketch to the Hutto ISD board at a meeting on April 14.

The scheme includes renovations and expansions to several areas of the school, including the tape room, audio-visual technology, STEM and agriculture. It also includes an additional parking space near the stadium.

Pfluger Architects representative Jessica Molter said the firm conducted public surveys as part of the schematic design phase to determine which areas it should focus on.

Molter said vocational and technical education and the fine arts were two of the highest priorities identified during the process.

“I think it was great to have students who are going to be impacted by these places, because the things they were raising were things that we would never have considered,” said Morgan Hubbard, board member of administration.

According to the presentation, the district has approximately $35 million available for construction costs for the project, and funding comes from a $194.4 million bond in 2019.

The board will take action on this at its next meeting on April 28. If the council approves, Pfluger Architects will proceed to the development phase of the design.

If the project stays on schedule, construction will begin sometime in 2023, according to the presentation.

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