The Holdsworth Center
When The Holdsworth Center campus opens in Summer 2020, it will be like nothing in the nation. The 44-acre site on the shores of Lake Austin will serve as a permanent home for public school educators to develop as leaders, a place they will return to time and again to grow, learn, collaborate, reflect and gather inspiration to take back to their districts.
Designed by Lake Flato Architects and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, the campus will have a distinct identity that draws from landscape elements through the creative use of stone, wood and metal. Read more about our thoughtful and environmentally sensitive design.
- 18 buildings
- 44 acres
- 186 rooms for overnight stay
- 300 capacity event room
- 3,000 native trees preserved
- 180,000 square feet
The Rivard Report
School Leadership Institute Breaks Ground on Austin Campus
The facility will be the home of a leadership training institute for public school district superintendents...
TribTalk – Texas Tribune
A New Vision for the Future of School Leadership
Charles Butt, Chairman and CEO of H-E-B, has strengthened his commitment to public education in Texas as construction begins on a 44-acre lakefront campus...
- Lake Flato Architects
- Ten Eyck Landscape Architects
- The Beck Group
- Square One Consultants
- Page/Dyal Branding & Graphics
- The DeBerry Group
- T. Donovan Creative
- Looney & Associates
- Flik Hospitality Group
- Armbrust & Brown
If we can help public schools put a great leader on every campus in Texas, we will do much to push education forward for the benefit of students.”
Dr. Ruth Simmons
Board Chair of The Holdsworth Center
The Holdsworth Center
Founded by H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, The Holdsworth Center partners with Texas public school districts in Texas to cultivate a pipeline of dynamic and inspired leaders so that teachers thrive and students excel in every classroom.
The Holdsworth Center is named for Charles Butt’s mother, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth. She is shown here with her class for all ages at Center Point Public School, Center Point, Texas in 1923. Ms. Holdsworth is third from the right in the top row.
Charles found a book inscribed to him by her in the 1970’s that read, “You think business is hard, you should try teaching.”