Monte Vista Elementary School Campus Replacement
Award of Merit
Owner/Developer Creighton School District
General Contractor CORE Construction Inc.
Lead Design Firm Orcutt | Winslow
Structural Engineer TRC Worldwide Engineering Inc.
Civil Engineer Martin Engineering & Surveying
MEP Engineer Kraemer Engineering
Electrical Engineer Zee Engineering
Subcontractors (truncated) 2 Brothers; Barrett-Homes Contractors; Brady Industries; DH Pace Co.; Division Nine Contracting; Falcon Contracting; Midstate Mechanical; Integra Engineering; Sun Valley Masonry
Founded in the 1940s, Monte Vista Elementary School’s Phoenix campus is a tribute to the area’s agricultural history. The campus boasts cost-effective materials such as masonry, wood and screen-block walls and uses perforated canopies for shading. The $15.5-million, 106,000-sq-ft replacement facility comprises four new buildings on an 11.8-acre site. Completed under budget and on time, the project concept focused on three key elements: saving a long-standing tree, incorporating the surrounding landscape and blending a new building into the existing urban fabric. Concrete and vegetated bands divide the school courtyard and call to mind the region’s famed orchards.