Texas Contractor

Dedicated to the people who make our built environment better and safer. We tell your stories and celebrate your successes.

Register with us and receive industry news and content only available to subscribers.

Subscribe
Contacts

Indianapolis, IN, USA (HQ)

903 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Call: (317) 423-2325

info@acppubs.com

Tomball ISD Celebrates Completion of New Stadium and Junior High School

Tomball ISD Stadium (Photo courtesy of LAN)
Tomball ISD Stadium (Photo courtesy of LAN)
Grand Lakes Junior High (Photo courtesy of LAN)
Grand Lakes Junior High (Photo courtesy of LAN)
HOUSTON, TX — Tomball Independent School District (TISD) recently celebrated the completion of its new Grand Lakes Junior High School and Tomball ISD Stadium with ribbon-cutting events.

The facilities are two of the biggest projects of a $275-million bond program that voters approved in November 2017 to accommodate its growth. Built on a greenfield site at Cypress Rosehill Road and SH 99, the two projects broke ground in May 2019. PBK Architects served as the design architect and Gilbane Building Company served as the contractor.

“The completion of these two facilities is another significant milestone in Tomball ISD’s continuous quest for excellence,” said JP Grom, Vice President of Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), which is serving as the program manager. “These two facilities will serve students, teachers, and staff for the next 50 to 75 years and provide them the environment and infrastructure needed to succeed in the 21st century.”

The $37.29-million Tomball ISD Stadium will serve the district’s football, soccer, arts, and band programs. The stadium will seat 10,000 spectators and accommodate 3,000 parking spaces. At the north end of the stadium is a two-level community facility that can house 600 people. It features a conference center, sports locker/dressing rooms, athletic training, kitchen, and administration areas for sporting events. The stadium also features a synthetic turf called Astro Turf Trionic Blend, which is typically used in college-level sports, for player safety. Other features include a 36-foot by 52-foot Daktronics scoreboard, a one-level press box, and monitors that will provide live feeds during games.

The $43.26-million Grand Lakes Junior High School will relieve Willow Wood Junior High School. The 228,346-square-foot, single-story building will house 1,645 students in grades 7 through 8. It includes 60 classrooms, 12 labs, two gyms for basketball and volleyball, a weight training room, two fine arts labs, a dance studio, as well as a fine arts studio for music and acting. Adjacent and support amenities include a 610-seat competition stadium for football, soccer, and track-and-field events. There are also two full-size practice fields for soccer and football.

Other projects in the bond program include a new elementary school, expansion of its high school, a new aquatic center, and an agricultural science center. Improvements also include a new entry to the Tomball Intermediate School, new water and wastewater treatment plants at the Rosehill campus, and upgrades to the existing baseball and softball fields at the two high school campuses.

ASV
Your local ASV dealer
CLM Equipment Co
ASV
Your local ASV dealer
CLM Equipment Co
Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
Nueces Power Equipment