Construction is making significant progress by Clark/Sullivan Construction at the future Arden Middle School Replacement Campus in Sacramento, CA. Originally built in 1968, the new replacement campus will be a two-story building utilizing the similar two-story concept as Dyer-Kelly Elementary School, also designed by Lionakis and located in the San Juan Unified School District. The Education Team was able to have a safe and socially distanced site visit last week, providing them with valuable in-person learning opportunities to see the building’s construction systems and discuss lessons learned thus far.
The new campus is being modified to fit the needs of the current middle school program. The 82,750 square foot campus will soon support programs in science, arts, maker spaces as well as general classrooms equipped with NextGEN, flexible spaces. The project includes two buildings; a one-story wood-framed building for choir, band, physical education classroom, and boys & girls locker rooms. The second is a two-story building with administration, library, an art classroom, science wing, independent living skills classroom, special day classrooms, maker lab, computer lab, flex area, along with standard classrooms. Currently, drywall is up in most wings and finishes are quickly going in.
Right now, most of the site is being touched, and the existing Multi-Purpose Building, which was completed a few days ago will soon get a fresh coat of paint. This summer the existing school will be demolished and be replaced with an expanded parking lot and drop-off loops, as well as the completion of fields and hard-courts including basketball and pickleball courts. The campus is expected to be completed this Fall!
Stay tuned to our blog for ongoing updates on this exciting project as well as final construction photos!