HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ERO Architects, the award-winning architectural firm for Texas K-12 design services, celebrated Saturday with the Furr High School community their receipt of $10 million from XQ Institute. The design of the new school building, created by ERO Architects, was featured during the event. The celebration was hosted by XQ Institute as part of the " XQ: The Super School Bus Tour" which made a stop at Furr, the only Texas school to receive an award.
More than 800 students, teachers, parents and alumni attended, along with U.S. Representative Gene Green, Houston Independent School District Board President Manuel Rodriguez and the City of Houston's Director of Education Juliet Stipeche, among others. The XQ Super School award rewards those who are rethinking school designs for their service to students and the worlds they enter after high school. Furr High School was one of 700 proposals reviewed by many leading experts in education, youth development, innovation and design. Furr was one of ten schools in the nation to receive the award.