YES Prep Northline
On the North side of Houston in 2017, an old hospital from the 1950’s was transformed into the YES Prep Northline campus. Here, the staff welcomed 157 eager sixth-grade students in August. Being a tuition-free, public charter school, YES Prep provides disadvantaged students the opportunity for an outstanding but affordable education. Karsten Interior Services received this rewarding opportunity to partner with Linbeck in June of 2017. With much collaboration between the school, Linbeck, and their subcontractors, the first phase of this full time school was able to go through construction while in session in six months. The 101,000 square foot open-concept design, which features several courtyards gives the students a college campus feel. Although the campus endured flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the tight schedule was completed with minimal delays. Due to the success and hard work of the teams involved, this project has made a pathway for Linbeck and Karsten to be chosen to work on three separate campuses around the Houston area.
Owner: YES Prep Public Schools
Architect: Element Architects
General Contractor: Linbeck Group, LLC