Today more than ever, educators are being challenged to balance cost restrictions with the demand for quality learning environments. They're seeking intelligent answers to tough questions - and guidance to make the best decisions. Today’s classrooms and university research centers integrate new tools and resources every day, making it imperative that education construction contractors innovate as well, both at the K-12 school construction level and in higher-education campus construction.

As one of the leading education construction contractors in the U.S., we are proud to continually make sure the schools of today meet tomorrow’s needs, whether it’s a public grade school or a private university. As your partner, we balance budget constraints with your need for a facility that is scalable, adaptable and - most important - transformational for the students you serve and the educators who teach them.

K-12 School Construction Expertise

The team at McCarthy has been trusted with project after project in the K‒12 education realm, admired for our ability to build schools that meet crucial needs while staying within sensitive budgets. We’ve regularly tackled the following types of projects.

  • Elementary and middle schools
  • High schools
  • Green schools
  • LEED-certified schools

Higher Education Construction Expertise

Universities and other higher education entities look to a partner with a broad diversity of campus construction skills, from renovating historic buildings to constructing state-of-the-art performing arts centers and research laboratories. McCarthy’s higher education campus construction team has excelled in the following types of projects, often returning again and again to the same campuses that have come to trust our expertise.


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20401 SW Birch St
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Recent Education Awards

2022 Best K-12 Education Project

Southern California
Santa Monica High School Discovery Building
ENR California

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2021 Texas/Southeast Region Best Project

Specialty Construction
Collin College Technical Campus
Engineering News-Record Texas/Southeast

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2020 Keystone Award

Best Project over $30M
Washington University St. Louis
East End Transformation of the Danforth Campus
AGC Missouri

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2020 AGC Build Georgia Award

1st Place
GTRI South Cobb Campus
AGC Georgia

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