The goal of the North Pines Middle School project was to replace the original school, built in 1948. The new school was built on the same campus as the original building while students attended class in the original building.

The scope-of-work called for replacement of the existing school with a new 84,600 SF building, removal of the existing 105,000 SF school, and phased turnover of football field before completion of new building and two baseball fields after the demolition of existing. The design of the new school reflects the values of the district and the character of the neighborhood. The use of CMU (siding that has the character of wood), metal, and glass provide timeless character and emphasizes its importance as a civic and public building for the community.

The site was reconfigured to improve student safety by providing separation between bus and parent drop-off areas. Classrooms were designed so all rooms have direct views to the exterior, providing daylight. The administration area is located adjacent to the main entry and is configured to provide optimum site visibility and security at the entry.

Garco Construction was the Prime Contractor for this GC-CM project. Our project team worked collaboratively with the district to develop critical phasing and site coordination plans for the occupied campus.