Hammond Construction was selected as the construction manager at risk by North Olmsted City Schools and the OFCC to build a transformational new campus in the heart of the city’s historical district. The site of the new 6-12 building is located on the old Middle School campus, in close proximity to many neighbors and the existing high school campus. The new school takes on the feel of a college campus, and takes notes from nearby community buildings to maintain a historical context. The high school and middle school have separate entrances, but will have shared resources, including the kitchen, art and music programs. An 870-seat performing arts center and athletic stadium are also part of the design. Tennis courts, baseball fields and athletic fields are also planned for the south end of the property, where the existing high school currently sits.
Hammond Construction is partnered with Brunswick City Schools for the construction of a new middle school and stadium complex. The building site is sandwiched between two operational middle schools, which will be demolished upon completion of the new building.
The tiered site required extensive site work and property acquisitions to accommodate the new building and athletic complex. The 234,000 square foot building features pod-style learning. Each pod will feature four classrooms, a common learning space, restrooms and a student resource room. There will be a spacious cafeteria with outdoor seating, designated art and music classrooms, a 700-seat auditorium and Project Lead the Way classrooms. The project will be completed in phases, with the new school opening in Fall of 2020, and the stadium opens in 2021
As construction manager at risk, Hammond is working with Harrison Hills City Schools to construct a new 217,000 square foot PK-12 school. The building features two gymnasiums, an auditorium, three classroom wings and shared common areas. The school design also incorporates many student centered learning environments. The new school is being built on a 50-acre abandoned mining site that is being developed with new roadways, new school building, playing fields as well as future housing developments. Significant site work was required to stabilize the soils through the process of dynamic compaction. Three existing schools will be abated and demolished at the conclusion of the project.
Hammond Construction is the CMR for multiple improvement projects for North Royalton City Schools. The building program includes a new K-4 Elementary School, HVAC and security upgrades to the existing Middle School and a phased addition and renovation to North Royalton High School. The High School project involves a series of 7 complex phases of construction beginning in the Spring of 2019. A two-story wing will be built first, which will house their math and science programs, as well as a new gymnasium. Additional phases of renovation will follow in all areas of the high school over the course of 3 years, with a final completion date of December of 2021. The new North Royalton Elementary School is being constructed on a 23-acre green site. The two-story structure will have three classroom wings which will feature open spaces to support collaborative learning environments.
Hammond Construction is the construction manager at risk for a district-wide improvement plan for Lake Local Schools. All three of the projects were constructed on an occupied school site which includes a new 2-6 Elementary school and a renovation and addition to Uniontown Elementary. The largest project was the three-year transformation of the current 9-12 high school into a 7-12 campus. Construction was sequenced into 8 phases, starting with a two-story, 110,000 square foot addition on the front of the building. This was followed by multiple interior renovations, selective demolition and a secondary 15,000 square foot addition.
Hammond is the CMR for a new 176,766 square foot high school for Dover City Schools. The building features a 1,200-seat auditorium, student commons area with a sunken outdoor courtyard and large classrooms with plenty of outdoor light. The new building site is directly adjacent to the existing, operational high school. With the old and new building just feet apart in some areas, careful planning and site logistics have been established to minimize disruptions during the construction period.
Hammond is currently working with Akron Public Schools as the construction manager at risk to build the new Ellet Community Learning Center (CLC). Design features include a new auditorium, three-story classroom wing and an extensive career tech program. The building site is located directly adjacent to the existing Ellet High School and stadium complex which is one of the only stadiums in the Akron Public School district. With the close proximity of many residential homes and a tight construction site, Hammond is working diligently to reduce impacts to those affected by ongoing construction activities. Our staff has regularly distributed information door to door of surrounding homes and provided cell numbers of our staff on site. The new school opened in the Fall of 2019, demolition and construction of a new competition baseball field continues.
Hammond Construction is the construction manager at risk for a district-wide improvement project for Hudson City Schools. All of the buildings impacted by construction are located on an occupied school site. The program includes a new 6-8 middle school, additions and renovations to four elementary schools, athletic field improvements and a new auto tech building. The largest project is the new Hudson Middle School, a 176,000 square foot school that features student centered learning elements. The building site is constrained by multiple operational schools, stadiums and close proximity residential neighbors. Design elements of the building include a 700-seat auditorium, classroom pods with extended learning areas, gymnasium and Georgian architecture. Renovations and/or additions will occur at three of the elementary schools to accommodate a district-wide re-configuration of the grade levels. The middle school will complete in 2020, and the remainder of the projects will be complete by 2022.
Hammond Construction is the CMR for multiple improvement projects for the Indian Creek Local School District. The building program includes a new 9-12 Indian Creek High School, new K-4 Cross Creek Elementary and renovations to the existing Hills Elementary. The new High School and Cross Creek Elementary will both feature open spaces, collaborative learning environments and state-of-the-art security systems. Additionally, the high school site will include a new 800-seat auditorium and improvements to the adjacent athletic stadium complex. Upon completion, 3 existing school buildings will be demolished between the two sites. The existing Hills Elementary will be updated with new HVAC, plumbing, office and classroom space and secure entry vestibule and related technology. All projects will be complete during the course of the 2021-2022 school year.
Hammond Construction is currently serving as the construction manager at risk for Highland’s three new elementary schools. All three of the projects are being constructed within a park-like setting and with similar amenities. There were significant challenges in the early stages of the project to find and purchase land for each school their respective communities. Hammond worked closely with the district and realtor over several months to secure the properties and work through various approvals. For the design of the schools, the district chose to incorporate flexibility into the layout of the interior spaces. Each school will feature a cafeteria with a stage, allowing the space to serve the students and community in multiple ways. The gymnasium will be located directly adjacent to the cafeteria, separated by a moveable partition wall. This allows the two areas to be opened up into one large gathering space. Each elementary school will also feature extended learning areas allowing instructional flexibility for years to come.