New San Antonio High School Celebrates Construction Milestone

By SCN Staff

SAN ANTONIO—Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, and Northside Independent School District (ISD), Texas’ fourth-largest school district, topped out the new Marshall Law and Medical Services Magnet High School in San Antonio. The magnet program is located on the campus of Northside ISD’s oldest high school, Marshall High School, which is also undergoing significant renovations.

Representatives from AP, Northside ISD and Pfluger Architects Inc., the planning architect on the project, were in attendance as AP secured the top beam of the new home to the district’s academies of medical services, law and criminal justice, and legal government and administration.

“We’re excited to reach this milestone on our first project in San Antonio,” said Brandon Gaeke, regional manager for AP. “Construction has gone smoothly, and we’re slated to complete the project on time. We couldn’t be happier that our initial foray into this market is a project that will help young San Antonians become esteemed members of the community.”

Northside ISD awarded AP the project in June 2020, and completion is estimated for November 2021. The $22.1 million project includes the construction of the 80,000 square-foot magnet high school, new soccer and football fields, and a parking lot. AP is also renovating Marshall High School’s career and technology building and administration area.

“The project underway at Marshall High School and Marshall Law and Medical Services Magnet High School is a sign of our district’s commitment to ensuring a first-rate education for our students in state-of-the-art facilities,” said Dr. Brian Woods, superintendent for Northside ISD. “We are grateful to the voters of Northside who have made this work possible through their support of School Bond 2018.”

AP has served as construction manager or general contractor on several school district projects in Texas for Arlington ISD, Fort Worth ISD and Garland High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Other notable projects in Texas include the new PGA Headquarters in Frisco, Texas, and Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) is a family-owned company that offers preconstruction and construction services to the commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, municipal, recreation and senior living market segments.

Northside ISD covers 355 square miles of urban landscape, suburban communities and rural Texas hill country. The district is comprised of 120 public schools (including seven specialized high school magnet programs and two middle school magnet programs) with over 14,000 employees.

Founded in Austin, Texas in 1973, Pfluger Architects plans and designs educational facilities, and has completed more than 450 projects totaling more than $1 billion in the last five years alone.