Amid the chaos of what is my normal Saturday afternoon, I am happy to report that I was able to squeeze in a quick visit to Woodrow Wilson High School in East Dallas.  The public Dedication of the new Performing Arts and Science Wing was a rare opportunity to see one of our recently finished projects while it is actually in use.

Arriving late, I unfortunately missed the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting.  BRW Principal, Craig Reynolds, FAIA had the opportunity to speak about the scope of our work.  The ceremony also included remarks from Woodrow’s Principal Kyle Richardson, PTA president Randy Patterson, DISD Chief Operations Officer Kevin Smelker and DISD District 2 Trustee Mike Morath.

While leisurely touring the building, I noticed that almost all of the classrooms in the new wing were set up with some form of display or entertainment.  There was dancing in the dance studio, and a chorus singing in the choral rehearsal hall.  In the upstairs science rooms, experiments and displays were set up for participants young and old.  It was inspiring to see children and adults seamlessly walking through the restored 1928 building into the new modern wing.  It feels good to know that we can positively…and beautifully affect our own neighborhoods.

See additional photos here.

POSTED BY: Catherine Choberka-Khirallah

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