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Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark

March 13, 2015
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Owner | Edkey LLC

Architect | Hunt & Caraway Architects

Segment | Educational

Size | 38,000 SF

Location | Mesa, AZ

This new charter school for Edkey, Inc (formerly Sequoia Schools) in the Eastmark Development followed GCON’s Design-Build process with custom Program development and competitive Design RFP (refer to page 2 for more details on GCON’s Design-Build Process).

A K-6 school for 45o students, construction began with new site grading and infrastructure and is comprised of a slab on grade,tilt-up concrete frame with metal stud walls and a combination of EIFS and Hardie Board systems. Designed for a “children’s museum” feel, this facility consists of interchangeable, interactive learning resources and demonstrations built into classrooms, common areas and learning boulevards (hallways). Additionally, all 18 classrooms have additional learning space to allow for small group activities and exploration of skills and concepts. Other aspects of the school include a computer lab, a multipurpose room/gymnasium, an outdoor interactive learning playground, and a library in the student common area. A unique feature to this STEM Academy school is the open grand rotunda on the exterior providing students and faculty a special outdoor place to congregate. GCON assisted with FF&E and move-in coordination. This fast-track project was completed in just six months.

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Pathfinder Academy at Las Sendas

March 13, 2015
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Owner | Edkey LLC

Architect | EMC2 Architects

Segment | Educational

Size | 32,000 SF

Location | Mesa, AZ

Located in Mesa’s Las Sendas Community, this new charter school for Edkey, Inc (formerly Sequoia Schools) followed GCON’s Design-Build process with custom Program development and competitive Design RFP (refer to page 2 for more details on GCON’s Design-Build Process). GCON conducted new site grading, utility coordination and roadway infrastructure to begin the project. The building is comprised of a slab on grade, wood frame with a combination of brick veneer, EIFS and Hardie Board siding. Designed to incorporate a Monticello look, stone columns are integrated throughout with a prominent dome feature made out of translucent panels is the center point of this STEM Academy. Offering a learning environment that inspires academic excellence through an engaging and personalized approach, the school offers a “Children’s Museum” mindset. Students are exposed to hands-on interactive and dynamically challenging learning displays throughout the campus. Additional aspects of the school include a computer lab, a multipurpose room/gymnasium, an outdoor interactive learning playground, and a library in the student common area. GCON assisted with FF&E and move-in coordination.

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Arizona Charter Academy

March 12, 2015
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Owner | Arizona Charter Academy

Architect | Cawley Architects

Segment | Educational

Size | 40,000 SF

Location | Surprise, AZ

With the extensive expansion of the Arizona Charter Academy, plans were implemented for work to be done in phases. Phase I included a new build addition of two classrooms, multi-purpose/lunchroom and a teachers lounge at the elementary campus.

Phase II consisted of a 26,000 SF, two-story new high school building with 13 classrooms, two science labs, dance room, library, recording studio, conference rooms and offices. Construction was performed on an occupied campus ensuring continuous operations and providing extensive safety measures to separate student and staff from any construction activity.

Phase III involved demolition and renovation of approximately 9,500 SF to house nine classrooms, a library and a 700 SF server room which serves as the campus networking hub. Exterior improvements were also made by increasing parking areas and adding a new queuing lane for drop off and dismissal.

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Children First Academy

March 11, 2015
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Owner | Edkey LLC

Architect | GBA Architects

Segment | Educational

Size | 38,000 SF

Location | Phoenix, AZ

GCON took a vacant old Food City store and re-purposed it into a new charter school to serve the educational needs of approximately 400 homeless children in the area. GCON was brought on late into the Design phase. When permitting was being issued, the owner removed the lead architect because of numerous design issues. GCON provided Design-Build assistance to correct the issues and resolve schedule and budget challenges while bringing on a new design partner and regrouping the sub consultants. With the building structurally intact, only a few minor deficiencies needed correcting exteriorly, along with an update to the facade of the building to represent an educational facility. New doors, windows, canopies and roof were also part of the exterior update. The interior build-out included all new plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems as well as the development of administration, classrooms, science and computer labs, library and cafeteria. Extensive site work included civil redesign, parking, playground and athletic field areas.

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