McCarthy Building Companies recently completed construction at Campo Bello Elementary School, with the replacement of buildings for PV Schools that included demolition of an old building and updating the remaining buildings to a state-of-the-art facility for learning.
Originally built in 1961, Campo Bello Elementary was the oldest school in the district and serves 664 students in grades K-6. Students, teachers and district staff celebrated completion of construction of the new Campo Bello Elementary campus on November 15th with a dedication ceremony and art fair.
“We are pleased to have an amazing new campus for students in an established neighborhood. The school is truly the heart of the community. We are proud of our commitment to ensuring welcoming, engaging learning environments for all of our students,” Superintendent Dr. Welsh, Ed.D.
The $19 million project includes 70,000 square feet of new facilities including classrooms, a multi-purpose room/cafeteria, media center, special area classrooms (for vocal music, visual arts, band and strings), and building support areas. A 12-classroom building that was constructed in 2001 and represents 13,000 square feet was renovated for inclusion into the new school campus. Play fields were built where the old campus buildings resided prior to demolition.
“McCarthy’s school construction team enjoyed working with the district and Orcutt Winslow to completely transform the Campo Bello Elementary school campus into a state-of-the-art learning space,” said Steve Poulin, senior vice president of operations for Arizona’s Education Services team at McCarthy. “The students and staff have been in the new buildings since the start of school; however, we recently completed the play fields. Now the campus is complete.”
McCarthy Building Companies served as the general contractor for the project and Orcutt Winslow served as the architect. The project was funded through a 2015 voter-approved bond election.