Vanguard High School
Serving over 2,000 students in Mesquite School District, this one-of-a-kind school will focus solely on academics and/or college preparation in the following areas: Technology, Engineering, Construction Science and Health Sciences.
- New Construction
- K-12, Education
- Budget: $70.5M
- Designed in Revit MEP
- Awarded two “Stars of Distinction” architectural design awards at the TASA/TASB Convention in San Antonio—a Design Award and a Planning Award.
Architect – WRA Architects
General Contractor – Pogue Construction
Mesquite ISD’s Vanguard High School (renamed from Choice Career High School) is designed to resemble an office atmosphere rather than the traditional high school look and feel. The unique school will provide teaching and training in the development of young men and women to enter the workforce.
Students will have a choice of a career pathway: Technology, Engineering, Construction Science and Health Sciences. Each of the four pathways will focus on specific career paths, similar to choosing a college major and working towards a degree in a particular field of study. Students will graduate with a portfolio of work, including certifications and acquired skills which they can apply to their future career.
Vanguard High School features distinctive classroom spaces and an abundance of Laboratories to correlate with the academics. There are many hands-on labs such as Dental Labs, Nursing Labs, Pharmacy Technician Lab, Phlebotomy Lab, EMT Labs, Vehicle Repair Shops, Vehicle Body Shops, and Construction Labs. Additional spaces include a commons area and courtyard, outdoor learning areas and a walking trail.
RWB Consulting Engineers provided the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services on this project. We specifically designed the school to facilitate the essential hands-on learning needed for these unique skill sets. Some of the unique design features include:
- Dental Air and Vacuum Systems
- Acid Waste and Vent Systems
- Industrial Compressed Air Systems
- Natural Gas Systems
- Industrial Waste and Vent Systems
RWB Consulting Engineers enjoy design challenges, of which this facility had many. But with the unique architectural design, we continue to strive toward excellence in all that we do. Vanguard High School will be Mesquite’s sixth high school in the district, accessible to any student in the area regardless of zoning. The campus opened in Fall 2021.
RWB’s Work in Mesquite ISD
We are proud to have provided our design engineering services to Mesquite Independent School District on a number of projects. Here are just a few of the projects we have worked on within Mesquite ISD:
- Vanguard High School
- Kimbrough Middle School
- Mesquite Memorial Stadium
- Tisinger Elementary School
- Pirrung Elementary School
- John D. Horn High School
- Agnew Middle School
- Kimball Elementary School
- Rutherford Elementary School
- Poteet High School
We have also partnered with many other organizations within the Mesquite, TX area. If you are looking for a mechanical, electrical, or plumbing engineer in Mesquite, Texas look no further than RWB. Contact us to get started.