New $32M Charter School Breaks Ground in San Diego

By Eric Althoff

SAN DIEGO—Erickson-Hall Construction Co. is underway on the $32 million America’s Finest Charter School for the San Diego Unified School District. Erickson-Hall has already completed several other schools for the district.

Erickson-Hall will be providing lease-leaseback services for the project, which is due to be delivered in four phases. Phase 1 entails ground-up construction of a 25,793-square-foot elementary school, followed by renovating an existing wood frame for the 9,865-square-foot middle school and various exterior and interior work during Phase 2. Phase 3 encompasses removing temporary classroom facilities and installing play areas. Finally, Phase 4 entails construction of a 7,598-square-foot multipurpose building, as well as various other site work.

Erickson-Hall is working with designer OBR Architecture on the project.

“This project is a large undertaking, but one that Erickson-Hall is well equipped for and excited to take on,” said Erickson-Hall President Mat Gates. “We look forward to creating a facility for America’s Finest Charter School that will shape the lives of countless students, and be of benefit to the district as a whole.”

Erickson-Hall has over $2 billion in construction projects to its resume, including $1.5 billion in the K-12 and higher education sectors. The Southern California firm has been in operation since 1998, offering preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, design-build, design assist-build, lease-leaseback and program management services.