Fort Worth ISD North Side High School
In 2011, Fort Worth ISD’s North Side High School was selected to house the Culinary, Hospitality and Event Management Program as part of the District’s Gold Seal Program. The 48,000 square foot addition includes seventeen academic core classrooms, four culinary arts classrooms, two display kitchens, two lab kitchens and a dining area for 150 guests. The Culinary Arts Program provides students with hands on learning experience working side-by-side with industry professionals and participating in culinary competitions.
Upon graduation, students will have gained invaluable experience preparing them for immediate job entry or postsecondary education in the culinary arts. Because of the existing building's rich history and unique art deco design, the team was challenged to incorporate modern interpretations of existing details. These included motif engravings above the main entry, suggested Roman columns along the exterior façade, mosaic tile wainscoting and ornamental stair railings on the interior.
Completed while at Corgan, Briar Glenn served as the Project Manager, Architect and Designer working on all stages of schematic design through construction.