“The “team” comprised of Hammond, [architect] and Jackson Schools has worked diligently on a weekly basis to keep each other informed of concerns, progress and future issues. We have developed a respect for each other which is critical to completing a project of this magnitude. As in all projects there is the dream and then there is the reality of dollars. Hammond has continued to guide us through value engineering and provided much needed direction in keeping our project in line with our budget.” - Cheryl Haschek, Superintendent (retired)
Jackson Local Schools teamed with Hammond to complete a large, multi-phased addition and renovation to their high school. Through a series of 16 detailed construction phases, the school remained fully operational through 34 months of construction. Designed with a collegiate influence, the new 150,000 sq. ft. addition is linked to the existing building by a two-story student commons and media center creating a combined 419,000 sq. ft. space. The addition consists of a new kitchen, cafeteria, commons space, band and choir rooms, lecture hall, family and consumer science classrooms, new receiving dock, restaurant, library/media center, and general classroom space.