Santa Clarita, CA, April 30, 2013—AMG & Associates, Inc. (AMG) has been awarded its largest project to date, a $17 million new elementary school in Santa Maria, CA. The school, part of the Santa Maria-Bonita School District (SMBSD), will consist of a multipurpose building with a kitchen; an administration building; and five classroom buildings, including a kindergarten.
“AMG is extremely pleased to have been awarded this project,” said Albert Giacomazzi, President/CEO of AMG. “The timing is ideal and, with our tremendous amount of Division of State Architect project experience, it fits our company perfectly.”
AMG will oversee construction of all structures as well as earthwork and underground utility installation. Edging out its nearest competitor by just $12,000 to win the bidding process, AMG will use local subcontractors to complete the project.
SMBSD Superintendent Phil Alvarado says that the new school will help relieve some of the overcrowding the district is currently facing. With enrollment growing by more than 3,000 students over the last 10 years, classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, and playgrounds have all been impacted.
“We know the community is celebrating the new school with us, and will continue to support quality educational facilities for the children of Santa Maria,” says Alvarado. “Local residents understand that large construction projects, like a new elementary school, mean jobs and money that help bolster the local economy. Santa Maria-Bonita is pleased to be able to help strengthen the community that has always supported our schools and students.”
“The Board of Education members are pleased and excited to provide the students of Santa Maria with a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus,” adds School Board President Linda Cordero. “We know that the new school, which will be named during the building process, will be a safe, inviting, inspirational place where staff and students will be happy to work and learn.”
Giacomazzi and his team are eager to embark on this new project. “We’re looking forward to working with the SMBSD, PMSM Architects, and local subcontractors for a mutually successful project,” Giacomazzi says. “AMG feels privileged to make such an important contribution to the Santa Maria community through the construction of this much-needed new school.”