Ran: San Diego Daily Transcript-Construction Notebook - Monday, June 23, 2003

Team picked for Poway schools program

By: Richard Spaulding

The PinnacleOne/Barnhart joint venture team was awarded a program, project and construction management contract from the Poway Unified School District. The joint venture team is made up of PinnacleOne and Douglas E. Barnhart Inc.

The team will oversee the planning and execution of a $251 million program to repair, renovate and expand 24 of the district's schools. Approximately $198 million of funding for the projects is made possible by the November 200 passage of Proposition U by Poway Unified School District votes.

The program will replace aging portable classrooms, upgrade inadequate plumbing and electrical systems, install more energy efficient mechanical systems, bring school sites into compliance with current safety and access codes, and build new permanent classrooms to relieve current overcrowding.

NTD Architects has been selected as the architect for the first five school projects and the district plans to start construction of the first four projects in the summer of 2004.

Representing the joining venture are Jerry King, Mark Claussen, Layne Arthur and Latrell Cronister. Doug Mann and Mark Miller are representing the school district, along with Superintendent Don Phillips, Deputy Superintendent John Collins and a citizens' oversight committee.