After successfully navigating an unprecedented year and a construction market disrupted by COVID-19, Cumming, an international construction consultancy, and its local team completed Anaheim Union High School District’s Dale Jr. High School in time for students and staff to start the 2021-2022 school year in-person.
Providing program and project management, Cumming’s team of educational construction experts successfully managed the major renovation of Dale Jr. High School’s existing campus facilities and the new construction of two additional buildings getting its doors open in just a little over two years.
The addition of a new two-story, 30,000 square foot steel-framed building now houses school administration staff members, an updated library, special education classrooms, and dedicated science and S.T.E.A.M. labs. A smaller 2,550 square foot wood-framed Band Building was also added to the campus during construction. In addition to the two new buildings, work at Dale Jr. High School focused the major renovation of the Polaris Building, modernization and upgrades to the seven existing classroom buildings, a new parking lot and drop-off area, the redesign of main student quad area, and the installation of shade shelter throughout the campus.
“We are proud to help bring AUHSD’s goals to life by providing facilities that are safe for students, faculty, and visitors, and that also allow for positive educational environments in which all students can perform at optimal levels,” said Anthony Sanchez, executive vice president at Cumming.
Design was led by Ghataode Bannon Architects and Pinner Construction served as the project’s general contractor.