Hurricane Ike was the costliest hurricane in Texas history. Sabine Pass Independent School District suffered substantial losses due to the storm. As part of their recovery, SPISD hired Fittz & Shipman, Inc. to make design modifications to and manage the construction of a new Outdoor Education Support Center. The 1st floor of this 10,000 square foot facility had to be located 14 feet above the natural grade and designed to withstand 150 mph winds. This fabulous facility is unique in its design and function due its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico.