Ran: San Diego Metropolitan - July 2003

A joint venture of PinnacleOne and Douglas E. Barnhart, Inc. has been awarded a program, project and construction management contract from the Poway Unified School District. The companies will oversee the planning and execution of a $251 million program to repair, renovate and expand 24 of the district's schools.

Nearly $200 million of funding for the projects is made possible by the November 2002 passage of Proposition U by Poway Unified School District voters.

The program will replace portable classrooms, upgrade plumbing and electrical systems, install more mechanical systems, bring school sites into compliance with safety and access codes, and build permanent classrooms.

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

Representing the joint venture are Jerry King, Mark Claussen, Layne Arthur and Latrell Cronister. Doug Mann and Mark Miller are representing the district, along with Superintendent Don Phillips, Deputy Superintendent John Collins and a citizens over-sight committee.