Location: Lake Stevens, Washington Contract: $38 Million Synopsis: In the fall of 2016, Roger Hickel Contracting was awarded the contract to construct the Lake Stevens School District (LSSD) New Elementary School and Early Learning Center. The project consists of the simultaneous construction of the two new facilities on 38-acres of district owned land between Lake Drive and Soper Hill Road, east of Highway 9. The Elementary School is a two-story, steel-framed facility with an area totaling 80,000 square-feet.
The Early Learning Center (ELC) is a one-story, wood-framed facility with a total area of 22,500 square-feet. The (ELC) is scheduled to open in September of 2017 and will house preschoolers (ages 3-5) in the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program and the Developmental Preschool Program. In addition to classroom and learning spaces, the new ELC will provide space for family events that will strengthen engagement between the school and community, and with other early learning partners in Lake Stevens.
The Elementary School is a two-story, steel-framed facility with an area totaling 80,000 square-feet. This facility is scheduled to open in January of 2018 and will help to ease overcrowding in elementary schools throughout the district. The new school will have larger core spaces such as the cafeteria, gym and parking lots that can better-accommodate the growing population in Lake Stevens.
Location: Palmer, Alaska Contract: 17 million Owner: University of Alaska Synopsis: The Glenn Massey Theater, built for the University of Alaska at the UAA Matsu Campus in Palmer, opened in early 2015. The 30,000 square foot, 525-seat performing arts theater houses multiple dressing rooms, a costume shop, scene building shop, green room, and multiple restrooms for both performers and the public. There building also features office space for the staff running the theater and a large mechanical room containing state of the art air handlers to heat and cool the theater, while minimizing any noise that would detract from the performance. An orchestra pit is also included, hidden just below the stage, with the option for a future orchestra pit lift, which will hoist the musicians up to stage level during their performance. This building boasts modern interior finishes including; glass tile and stone countertops in restrooms, 20 foot tall fritted curtain wall and lyptus wood wall panels in the lobby, sapele wood panels and venetian polished plaster in the theater, and a custom Meyer Constellation Speaker System with Electro-Acoustical Enhancement capabilities.
Roger Hickel Contracting self-performed all concrete placement, exterior siding, doors and hardware installation, much of the civil work, and miscellaneous finish items. Major subcontractors on the project included; Redi Electric, Slayden Plumbing and Heater, Bucher Glass, Rite-way Roofing, Elite Acoustics, Commercial Contractors, Goliath Construction, Swanson Steel Erectors, Protech Theatrical Services, and Pyramid Audio and Video.