Friday, February 25, 2011

McCarthy Building Companies Begins Construction of Arcadia High School Performing Arts Center in Arcadia, CA

ARCADIA, CA— McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of Southern California’s foremost building companies specializing in educational facilities, began construction of the Arcadia High School Performing Arts Center (top left photo) in February 2011.

The 40,000-square-foot facility will anchor the campus at its northwest corner on a 4.2 acre site at Campus Drive and El Monte Avenue. McCarthy is serving as general contractor for the $20 million project and LPA of Irvine is the project architect and interior designer.

Once completed in September 2012, the new performing arts center will become the latest addition to Arcadia High School’s historic campus.

“Neither Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD), nor the City of Arcadia has a facility to host performances, so they rent facilities in other cities,” said Randy Cole, project manager for McCarthy.

“The new Center will provide performance space for Arcadia Unified School District school performances and events that will benefit and serve the entire Arcadia community.

In addition, performing arts, especially music, are extremely important to the District, and this facility will showcase this priority for the Arts through its design.”

Myers Houghton & Partners is the project’s structural engineer and Henrikson Owen & Associates is the mechanical engineer.

McCarthy is currently overseeing construction projects throughout the District at 10 elementary and middle schools within the AUSD school facility improvement program that includes new buildings and modernization.

The AUSD school facilities improvement program is being funded by Resolution No. 1137 which called for the "Arcadia Neighborhood Schools Health, Safety, and Repair Measure" (Measure I) Bond Election on the November 7, 2006 ballot.

Laura Mickelson (LM Communication), (949) 453-0851
Susan Garritano (McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.), (314) 968-3300

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