May 24, 2014 by: Ben Heimsath

Neighbors, Board Members and dignitaries helped to break ground on AISD’s innovative new school, Jaime Padron Elementary School. The program is an adaptive reuse project - turning a vacant commercial building into what will be one of Austin’s largest elementary schools.

Jaime Padron School Groundbreaking


Heimsath Architects, in joint venture with Architecture Plus, has been working for over a year with AISD and Flintco Construction to bring the badly needed facility on line to relieve crowding in surrounding schools. Construction is scheduled to be completed for the 2014-2015 school year.

Get a pre-view of the new Jaime Padron School and some of the major spaces. Here’s a computer-generated walk-through video – jointly produced by Heimsath Architects and Architecture Plus.

See Ben’s recent blogpost about the adaptive reuse school and some of the early interest it has generated as a landmark project. 

Veiw the portflio for this project here.