Press Release: 11.18.2019

Construction Completes on Updated Campo Bello Elementary School Campus

Ribbon Cutting at campo bello elementary school

McCarthy recently completed construction at Campo Bello Elementary School with the replacement of buildings for Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) 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 Nov. 15 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,” said 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 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.

About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 12th largest domestic builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2019). With approximately 3,700 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

About Orcutt Winslow

Formed in 1971, Orcutt Winslow is a State and Region AIA Firm of the Year, one of the largest architecture firms in the Southwest and ranked in the top 100 firms in the U.S. – specializing in sustainable design within a portfolio of work that has resulted in over $6 billion in construction. Clients range from national healthcare providers to local universities, school districts and governmental agencies. Orcutt Winslow maintains a strong focus in the areas of higher education, independent and public school design, master planning, and religious architecture. Learn more at www.owp.com or www.sdrarch.com.

About Paradise Valley Unified School District

For more than 100 years, Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) has consistently represented the best in Pre-K-12 education. PVSchools serves more than 30,000 elementary, middle and high school students in 43 schools located in northeast Phoenix and Scottsdale. The district extends from 7th Avenue to Pima Road, and Northern Avenue to Jomax Road.

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