Skanska has been selected to construct an approximately five-story, 17,200-sq-ft intermediate and high school at South Hunter’s Point in Long Island City, New York through a contract totaling $61 million.

The school will consist of 26 classrooms and house teaching facilities for 1,000 intermediate and high school students as well as laboratories, a music suite, gym, kitchen and cafeteria and a 4,736-sq-ft roof terrace. Skanska will be responsible for implementing the project which will be designed to meet Silver LEED certification.

Work is scheduled to begin this November and is expected to be completed in October 2013.

-Carolina Worrell