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ECISD CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
Edinburg, Texas

In 1995, the Architects were commissioned by the Edinburg CISD to conduct a study of the NJH campus buildings to determine the feasibility of restoration/renovation and adaptive re-use into a middle school campus. Changing demographics and projected costs caused the building to be warehoused until a new use could be found. This original 1920’s era complex was regarded as sufficiently important to the community to warrant continued use. In 2001, community consensus prompted ECISD to propose consolidation of its expanding administrative organization scattered throughout the district into one central location.

The three main campus buildings are particularly handsome period buildings in the Collegiate Gothic and Mediterranean styles. These three buildings, developed in phases, form the core of the new central administration campus. The largest of the three, a 78,000 ft² structure, is now the new Central Administration Building. The first phase of its fast-track development consisted of restoration of the building exteriors to secure the building envelope. The complete interior renovation followed.

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