On Sept. 12, Wharton-Smith team members joined with representatives from the Seminole County School Board, community leaders, and students and staff from Pine Crest Elementary School to celebrate the construction of a new school. See more pictures.
“This will be a school that families from all over the County are going to seek out because of the opportunities in creativity and innovation,” Dr. Griffin, Superintendent of Seminole County Schools, said. “Our business community has given us input and certainly the top architects in the country have worked with us. This is going to be a school like no other in Seminole County,” he added.
The new 110,754-square-foot structure will feature 53 classrooms along with labs, administration area, dining, media center, and other support spaces to accommodate 930 student stations. The $24 million project also includes new car and bus circulations, parking, retention areas, and site amenities such as covered walkways, playground areas, playfield, play structures, and phased demolition of all buildings with the exception of two structures that will be renovated.
“This is truly a one-of-a-kind facility. In a world where prototypes have become the norm, we applaud this school district for its commitment to innovation in its school construction program,” Paul Fulks, Project Executive, said. “We are honored that Seminole County Public Schools has put their trust in us to deliver this challenging project to the Pine Crest community.”