The back portion of Eastwood’s Stephen F. Austin Senior High School off Telephone Rd. is in the process of being pulverized to make room for a new western section of the campus that’ll go in its place. Like the demolished section, the soon-to-be built 184,000-sq.-ft. portion will back up to S. Lockwood Dr. along Jefferson St. Asbestos cleanup preceded the current demo.
Workers’ next job will be to gut the interior of the school’s original 1936 front section along Dumble St. — but not until it achieves an all-clear from asbestos as well:
This 2016 site plan from ERO Architects shows the outline of the new construction attached to the existing facade that’s slated to be preserved on the eastern side of the block. Parking lots cut in close to the school at its north and south edges, while drop-off lanes take over its west side and front lawn on Dumble:
The Jefferson St.–side of the school will become its new main entrance. A portion of its facade is shown below fronted by a colonnade of 5 arch faces held out from the building:
A circular plaza appears at the school’s northwest corner, adjacent to the new bay of parking:
These more general images from 2016 show the new driveway that’s planned to front the building on S. Lockwood:
A closer-up look at the entrance planned along that face . . .
which you can glide right through in this video rendering of the building:
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Photos: HISD. Renderings, site plan, and video: ERO Architects