In 2012, HISD received substantial funding through a bond election to build a new HSPVA campus in downtown Houston. Construction began in February 2016 with the understanding that additional funding would be required to bring this 21st century facility to fruition.
In October 2016, the Kinder Foundation made a lead grant of $7.5 million toward a $10 million capital campaign led by HSPVA Friends—the non-profit dedicated to raising funds for HSPVA—to ensure students receive the best arts education in a state-of-the-art facility. In recognition of the donation, and with approval by the HISD Board of Trustees, the new downtown school was named the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
The building ‘topped out’ in May 2017 and Kinder HSPVA opened to faculty and students in January 2019. Students, alumni and supporters celebrated the grand opening with a celebration and ribbon cutting on February 4, 2019.hspvafriends.org
Wondering what two years of construction looks like in 30 seconds? Check out our time-lapse of the new Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX. We are proud of the team's progress on this unique school project which is scheduled to complete in September 2018! #TuesdayThoughts #McCarthyBuild #ProudProjects #ProjectInProgress HSPVA Friends
Posted by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018