Escondido Area School to See New Facilities

March 23, 2010

Erickson-Hall Construction has recently started construction at Orange Glen High School in Escondido.

The San Diego-based contractor will be leading the construction of four new structures and modernizing two existing buildings.

The new structures, totaling 36,819 square feet, will house classes for gym, dance, drama, culinary arts, band, choir, ceramics, and arts and crafts, as well as a printing and computer lab facility.

The project will also involve sitework that includes underground utilities, “hardscape,” roadways, parking, detention basin and landscaping.

The new construction will take place toward the back of the campus with the buildings facing toward a central “hardscape” area.

The price tag on this project, which was designed by Tom Burke of HMC Architects, is $16.84 million. Construction is being paid through Proposition T, a $98 million bond measure passed by voters in 2008 to repair and renovate campuses in the Escondido Union High School District.

According to Erickson-Hall, the project is slated to be completed by January 2012.

"We chose Erickson-Hall Construction because they are a local company that has experience with school projects and the 'lease-leaseback' delivery method," said Mike Wise, project manager for Escondido Union High School District. "It (is) a local bond (that is paying for the construction) and we want to support our local businesses."

The Erickson-Hall project team includes Jim Fisher, construction manager; Michelle Coonan, project manager; Matt Riley, project engineer; and Tom Rubio, superintendent.

Subcontractors hired for this project include West Tech Contracting, Ranbar Plumbing, Able Mechanical, Precision Concrete, Unique Concepts, JC Framing, Artimex, Simplex, Lyle Faber Masonry, Baker Electric and Kamran and Co.

Also on this project are LSW Engineers, Johnson Consulting Engineers, Masson & Assoc., GSSI Structural Engineers, Dieli Murawka Howe and Howard & Assoc.

“For Erickson-Hall safety is job number one, and we work very hard to develop a detailed plan for our projects that keeps everyone safe,” Fisher said. “We are committed to building safe and healthy communities.”