Orange Glen High Gets 2 New Classroom Buildings

The Daily Transit
Monday, January 3, 2011Carlos Rico

One of Orange Glen High School’s new classrooms is located in a new building – part of a tow-phase project – that incorporates a stucco and metal panel blueprint. The total price tag for both phases is $16.84 million, with new construction and repairs to the Escondido school funded by Proposition T.

Phase I of a two part project for the creative arts program at Orange Glen High School has been completed.

Earlier this month, Erickson-Hall Construction completed two new buildings that will add close to 15,000 square feet of classroom space for students and teachers.

Phase 1 involved demolishing existing buildings and utilities and constructing new ones. These two buildings included ceramic type classroom with an outdoor kiln facility, digital and offset printing facility computer lab and traditional classrooms.

Site construction of this phase consisted installing utilities, hardscape, roadway, parking, a keystone retaining wall and landscaping.

The new buildings are located in the back of the campus and help shape the school’s central court area.

Phase 2 of this project, which is expected to be completed in March 2012, will entail two new buildings totaling 28,489 square feet, and modernizing 3,089 square feet of existing facilities at Orange Glen High.

These new buildings and repairs are designed with a modern flare, incorporating a stucco and metal panel blueprint.

They are also drawn up with cool-air interior color schemes and windows strategically designed for day lighting to reduce the need for electricity.

Notable sustainable design feature includes an innovative new product called “Low E,” which wraps all exterior building surfaces protecting against solar heat gain.

Once construction is complete on the HMC Architects designed project, the Escondido-area high school will have four new buildings with over 40,000 square feet of space for students and staff.

These four new buildings 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 total price tag for both phases is $16.84 million, and the new construction and repairs to the school are funded by Proposition T, a $98 million bond measure passed by voters in 2008 to repair and renovate campuses in the Escondido Union High School District.

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.

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