Arden Middle School Replacement Campus
The Clark/Sullivan Construction team successfully completed the construction of the new Arden Middle School Replacement Campus for San Juan Unified School District in time for the 2021/2022 school year to start.
The original Arden Middle School campus, built in 1938, was in drastic need of modernizations, so San Juan Unified School District opted to utilize the similar two-story design concept that was introduced for the Dyer-Kelly Elementary School (also constructed by C/S), but modify it to fit the needs of 21st century middle school programs and students.
Extremely similar to the approach done on the Dyer-Kelly Elementary School project, the new Arden Middle School was constructed adjacent to the active campus in its play fields. Once the new campus was complete in the summer of 2021, teachers and staff vacated the old campus and moved into their brand new one. Following the move-in, the C/S team demolished the old Arden Middle School building and constructed the campus’ new play fields in its place.
The 82,970 square-foot replacement campus consists of science, arts, maker spaces as well as general classrooms equipped with NextGEN, flexible spaces. Additionally, there will be a new building that incorporates locker rooms, band and choral space, as well as a physical education classroom.
“The Clark/Sullivan team is a pleasure to work with and is always fair and honest. I really appreciate the transparency that your team has both when it comes to costs and potential issues. The District and I are very impressed with how Clark/Sullivan looks at the project as a whole and starts planning for the end of the project at the beginning, this has brought to light potential design and coordination issues that could be addressed before they created additional costs to the project. The approach that you take when building a project is inclusive and creates a great team feeling almost like a family.”
– Dan Porter, Sr. Project Manager, Kitchell, CEM