BRYAN, Texas—The Bryan ISD Administration employees have moved into their new home after major renovations to the former Stephen F. Austin Middle School building.

The building is over 81 years old and opened in 1937 as SFA High School.

The renovations were designed by PBK, an architecture firm out of Houston.

Ron Bailey with PBK said that they wanted to preserve the history of the structure by using existing walls and architecture, like art deco molding.

The facility houses all of the Bryan ISD Administration departments that were previously scattered all over the district.

The building also includes new, state of the art professional development classrooms for teachers and other staff.

Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck said with a growing student population, they needed the space to house all of the employees who serve those students.

“This is a great way for us to house our employees and allow them to have space to work and to plan for instruction,” said Whitbeck.

Whitbeck also said she it will also have room to hold community events and allow for more residents to attend board meetings.

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The public is invited to attend an open house on Monday Sept. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m.

District officials will be providing tours and information about the history of the building as well as the renovation process.

The new BISD Administration building is at 801 S. Ennis Street.