By SCN Staff
SEMINOLE, Fla.—JE Dunn Construction is progressing on an 8,797-square-foot, new classroom building and accessory barn structure that will expand the veterinary sciences program at Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School in Seminole.
The classroom building will consist of two veterinarian classrooms, veterinarian laboratory with dog wash, a science classroom, group restrooms, interior spaces for rabbits, cats, dogs, a common washroom, laundry and custodial areas, a shower, lockers for student farm attire, and mechanical and electrical service rooms. A covered architectural canopy extending on the front of the classroom building will provide seating and gathering areas.
The classroom building will open up to a large barn, a ventilated but nonconditioned pre-engineered metal building structure providing stalls for large animals. A covered area beyond the barn will provide for outdoor animal interaction and teaching.
The project for Pinellas County Schools also calls for sitework and utilities upgrades; the project’s scheduled date of completion is January 2022 and the architect of record is Ranon & Partners, Inc.
JE Dunn Construction, founded in 1924, is one of the largest general building contractors in the U.S., providing construction management services through 23 offices nationwide, and self-perform services in select locations. The company has performed work in Florida since 1989, and re-established a Florida office in 2015 in Tampa.