Originally built in the 1960s, O.D. Wyatt High School was overdue for renovation. Located in southeast Fort Worth, O.D. Wyatt established a reputation for strong athletics and fine arts throughout its history. As the school enrollment has grown, Fort Worth ISD sought to elevate the existing school building and add space and program capacities for current and future students. This multi-phased project was seamlessly executed while the school remained open – with minimal disruption to students and staff.
This high school renovation benefits one of the oldest portions of the existing facility, modernizing the building for 21st-century learning.
O.D. Wyatt’s common spaces were renovated to create collaboration spaces for learning and student interaction.
Restrooms were refurbished, new collaboration areas were created, the media center was modernized, fine arts spaces were renovated, and science classrooms were upgraded.
School administration also desired to expand their Career and Technical Education (CTE) program to better prepare students for post-graduation success.
An all-new, two-story CTE addition includes business/marketing classrooms, engineering/STEM classrooms and robotics makerspace, arts/AV classrooms, health science labs/pharmacy, education training classrooms and collaboration/flex space.
Other necessary infrastructure upgrades to the main school building included finish and lighting upgrades in the corridors, new mechanical and fire-sprinkler systems, a secured-entry vestibule addition, and the addition of a drop-off bus lane.