Wharton-Smith Awarded $71 Million West Orange High School Relief Project

Sanford, FL – August 28, 2015 – Wharton-Smith has been selected as construction manager of the new West Orange High School Relief project for Orange County Public Schools (OCPS).

The 385,000-square-foot, multi-story prototype high school will be constructed on a 68-acre site in Windermere and will accommodate approximately 2,800 students. The new school is being built to alleviate overcrowding mainly at the existing West Orange High School and will provide a state-of-the-art facility for the Orange County community.

“We are elated to have been selected for such a signature project for Orange County Public Schools,” remarked Darin Crafton, Vice President-Commercial Division for Wharton-Smith. “We know how important this project is to the residents of this community and we are excited to provide OCPS with a new facility that all can be proud of.”

The long-awaited high school project has been in the works for several years by Orange County Public Schools and is estimated to cost $71.4 million.

“Orange County Public Schools has been one of our most significant clients for many years,” added David Lewis, Project Executive, K-12 Division for Wharton-Smith. “We have worked well with the District over the past 16 years and are truly honored to have been selected to build this very high profile project.”

The project is expected to begin in November 2015 and be completed by May 2017.