Mendota Unified School District Board of Trustees Selects BCA Architects to Build Schools for the Future
MENDOTA, Calif., May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — After an extensive architectural selection process, the Mendota Unified School District Board of Trustees, in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, May 23rd, selected BCA Architects to design the district’s third elementary school (Cost – $25 million) and to modernize its two existing elementary schools (Cost – $18.8 million).
BCA and the district have had a long-standing relationship of trust and success. BCA had previously been selected in 2011 by the District to prepare the long-range master plan, which is nearing completion. BCA identified the need for a third elementary school along with a series of other short-term and long-term facilities goals to accommodate the current and projected growth in this central valley community.
Superintendent of Schools Mike Crass, said, “Half a dozen firms submitted qualifications to the district for our projects. Three firms were interviewed, and BCA Architects was the unanimous choice of the interview committee for our major projects. Our district prides itself on the quality of our schools, and we are confident that BCA Architects will deliver the highest-quality designs for our community while bringing our learning environments into the 21st Century.”
BCA President Paul Bunton said, “What an honor. We sincerely appreciate the board’s and administration’s confidence in BCA, and we look forward to working together to bring the very best facilities to the students of Mendota.”
District Board President Jose Zavala said, “We are thrilled that BCA Architects will be able to complete the work they started on the long range master plan for our district. They are a first-class organization, and we are thrilled with the foresight and professionalism that they bring to our district. Paul Bunton, BCA’s president, makes us feel like we are their only client.”
The new elementary school opening is anticipated for Fall 2014 while the elementary school modernizations will be completed between 2015 and 2016.
During the same meeting, the board unanimously approved placing a $19 million General Obligation Bond Measure on the November ballot to fund the facilities improvements outlined in the Master Plan.
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