By Eric Althoff
CROSBY, Tex.—The Lone Star State’s Crosby Independent School District (CISD) has tapped Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to serve as the program manager to oversee $90 million of improvements throughout its locality.
LAN will be in charge of effectively implementing funds from that 2017 bond, which was approved by voters as a way to help the district expand for the future. Among the projects that fall under this umbrella are increasing the amount of educational space on offer at Crosby High School. While Crosby currently hosts 2,500 students, the school is projected to require 30 percent more capacity by 2025.
The district’s overall project aims to maintain the same small class sizes, which naturally requires more classrooms—but without sacrificing academic excellence throughout CISD. Currently the district serves 6,000 K-12 students.
“The District’s improvements and expansion will benefit students and the community. Being involved in this project is a privilege for LAN, and we welcome the opportunity to improve the learning experience for Crosby students,” said JP Grom, LAN’s vice president and director of the firm’s program management team.
LAN, which employs 350 professionals, has been ranked by Engineering News-Record as among the Top 100 A/E Firms. LAN falls under the corporate umbrella of the LEO A DALY family of companies.