SAN DIEGO, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BNBuilders is pleased to announce it was recently awarded the $23.8 million Geffen Academy project on the campus of UCLA. Geffen Academy is a new college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12 from across the greater Los Angeles area, including children of UCLA faculty and staff. The new school, which is also the first K-12 facility awarded to BNBuilders Southern California office, will offer a world-class education to more than 600 students when it opens in late 2018.
The Geffen Academy will be located in the existing 75,000-square-foot, three-level Kinross Building. The Kinross Building was built in 2002 as a staff overflow space, to house staff while other buildings on campus went through a mandated seismic upgrade in the early 2000s. The building will be renovated to accommodate the new Geffen Academy, including classrooms, an assembly space, administrative offices, indoor athletic space, and building support space. An existing exterior area on the east side of the building will be used for outdoor arts programs. The project is being designed and constructed to achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification. Construction will commence in the first quarter of 2017, and is anticipated to complete by late 2018. Geffen Academy was designed by Koning Eizenberg Architecture.
Jamie Awford, Principal at BNBuilders, states, "We are very pleased and honored to have been awarded such a significant and high-profile project on UCLA's campus. The Geffen Academy is an immensely exciting preparatory school that will offer a world-class education to LA's promising youth."
Founded in 2000 in Seattle, BNBuilders is a West Coast general contractor that specializes in complex projects for clients in the life science, healthcare, education, commercial, public, multi-family residential, and office sectors. BNBuilders is known for their innovative solutions to highly technical issues, comprehensive preconstruction services, passion for sustainable construction practices, and commitment to safety. With multiple offices in Washington and California, BNBuilders is a leader and preferred contractor on the West Coast. BNBuilders' San Diego office was opened in 2010. For more information, visit www.bnbuilders.com.
Contact: Beth Binger
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