Vaughn served as construction manager-at-risk for the renovation of Austin ISD’s 56,000 SF Lyndon B. Johnson Early College High School, specifically designed for the new health sciences program. Located within the school, a newly added Health Professions School allows students to study the health science field and apply their skills in a local teaching hospital, while simultaneously learning core high school curriculum, allowing students to graduate with their high school diploma and health industry certifications.
“The original school was built in 1972 and required extensive modernization to the MEP systems, academic spaces, support spaces, and administrative spaces,” says a Vaughn project manager. “The new center includes presentation rooms, student work rooms, a radio studio, a tech studio, and a technical support bar. We are thrilled to work with Austin ISD for this project.”
For the Health Professions School on the first floor, Vaughn built extensive health simulation spaces including a dental lab, clinical lab, trauma/ICU lab, and operating room lab. In the trauma/ICU spaces, Vaughn constructed headwalls with simulated medical gases and systems, and various functional clinical equipment, such as ECG machines, portable x-rays, and ventilators.