San Diego-based general contractor Pacific Building Group has completed construction of a new two-story, 27,110-square-foot education building for KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy, a tuition-free, college preparatory charter public middle school. Founded in 2003 and formerly located in downtown San Diego, the school has relocated to 426 Euclid Avenue in San Diego, the site of the new building.
“We’re honored to be a part of this progressive charter school that brings high-quality education to under-resourced communities and gives students the skills and confidence needed to pursue a college education,” says Jim Roherty, president of Pacific Building Group. “We hope the leading-edge education building will be an inviting and inspiring place to learn for years to come.”
The new space, which showcases a blend of exposed metal and wood, has 16 classrooms, two music rooms, two special education rooms, one art room and one multi-purpose room. Exterior materials include stucco, fiber cement siding and galvanized metal work. In the lobby entrance is a high ceiling with exposed, rustic-style Alaskan Yellow Cedar beams. The south side of the building reveals exposed concrete masonry as well as a 10-foot-long Douglas fir bench constructed between the building’s vertical posts. In addition, all handrails are made of exposed vertical grain Douglas fir.
The building was constructed largely before COVID-19 stay-at-home orders were in place. Pacific Building Group and its building partners worked hard to minimize noise, dust and traffic to ensure the safety of students, teachers and parents. The building was completed during the pandemic and will be fully occupied when KIPP resumes in-person education.
KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy is a part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 224 schools in 20 states and Washington, D.C.
About Pacific Building Group
Founded in 1984, Pacific Building Group earned a strong reputation as a full-service general contractor specializing in tenant improvements. As a result of its commitment to excellent service, integrity and a personal approach, the company has grown to deliver a diverse range of construction projects, including ground-up, tenant improvement, healthcare, life science, hospitality and facilities maintenance. Today, Pacific Building Group is one of the largest and most respected locally-based and operated general contracting firms in San Diego County. Through its dedicated and valued team of over 150 employees who implement the company’s vision of “Delivering the highest level of service, every time,” Pacific Building Group strives to complete projects in which employees, strategic partners and the community can take pride. For more information, please visit pacificbuildinggroup.com or call (858) 552-0600.