Dallas-area school district to build $77 million education center

March 18, 2024

The Plano Independent School District (PISD) in Texas will build a $76.7 million Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) to provide mixed-use educational and trade spaces for students.

The project was approved as part of the PISD 2022 bond election. Currently in the design phase, bids will go out Aug. 21, 2024. Construction will begin Oct. 8, 2024.

The district will build a compact facility that improves connectivity between classroom spaces and the outdoors, prioritizes natural light and leaves room for future expansion. The 370,212-square-foot, 15-acre site will include the main building, dedicated vehicle and pedestrian circulation, a screened courtyard and 322 parking spaces.

The two-story facility will include spaces for administration and support, general academics, hospitality and tourism, manufacturing, architecture and construction. The district will dedicate other areas for business, marketing and finance; transportation, distribution and logistics; and arts, AV technology and communications.

In addition, the building will feature areas for information technology, radiology, EMT and collaboration spaces. The facility will have entrances to a shop yard and service yard. The district will build a dedicated student entrance in addition to the building’s main entrance.

The district plans to incorporate services accommodating public visitors. The first floor will feature a bank, cosmetology studio, restaurant/cafe and lobby and event spaces.

Photo courtesy of Plano ISD

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