Carlsbad Unified School District

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Carlsbad Unified School District selected Gafcon to manage the design and construction of the new Sage Creek High School, the modernization and new construction at Carlsbad High School, along with technology and security upgrades to six middle and elementary schools.

As program and project managers, Gafcon’s team insured that the modernization of Carlsbad High School was completed with little disruption to students and faculty. Many buildings were demolished and the campus was almost entirely rearranged, adding 11 new classroom buildings, a stadium, a wrestling building and renovation of all sports fields.

Building a new high school on an environmentally sensitive site can be a challenge. Gafcon’s team successfully negotiated and incorporated mitigation measures from three Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) lawsuits into the project during design. Those efforts led to Division of State Architect (DSA) approval and completion of the EIR, saving 12 months on schedule. This campus received Verified Status as a Collaborative for High Performance School (CHPS), the American Public Works Association Project of the Year, American Society of Civil Engineers Award of Excellence and the Engineering News Record California Best Project Award of Excellence.