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Houston school receives distinguished sustainability award. The Monarch School and Institute was awarded IFIL’s prestigious Petal Certification.

International Living Future Institute (IFLI) awarded The Monarch School and Institute Living Building v2.1 Petal Certification. The Monarch School and Institute was the first in the state of Texas to be certified under the Petal Certification and the first in Houston (5th in the state) to receive an IFLI certification. The school is extremely excited to be recognized for their sustainable design and living building journey, which began in March of 2012, with the receipt of this Petal Certification.

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VLK Architects Celebrate the Dedication of Katy ISD’s McElwain Elementary School

VLK Architects and Katy Independent School District board members joined together to commemorate the new Peter McElwain Elementary School with a dedication ceremony. Chosen as the namesake due to his commitment and dedication to Katy ISD, Peter McElwain led a 30-year career serving as a Katy ISD District Architect. During the ceremony, he was presented with a portrait for the campus to proudly display as a reminder of the namesake and the legacy that will live on in this building for generations.

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VLK Architects Celebrates Dedication Ceremony with Galena Park ISD for the Jacinto City Elementary School Replacement

Houston, Texas, (March 29, 2021) — VLK Architects and Galena Park Independent School District board members joined together to commemorate the new Jacinto City Elementary School Replacement with a dedication ceremony. The theme, incorporating a nod to the previous elementary school, includes the desires of the community as expressed by design teams composed of district and campus leaders, teachers, community members, and students.

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Northwood Apartments, a Multifamily Housing Community, to Replace Housing Lost During Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON, TX (Tuesday, March 23, 2021) – The Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA), Harris County – Community Services Department (HCCSD), Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis, the Texas General Land Office (GLO), and the development partner LDG Development (LDG) celebrate the groundbreaking of Northwood Apartments, a multifamily development located at 12620 Eastex Freeway to replace housing lost during Hurricane Harvey. The development is financed with Harris County’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds in conjunction with private financing from Citi Community Capital and AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC.