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Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a top national construction management firm and general contractor, breaks ground on the Community Learning Center for Flowing Wells Unified School District #8. This is the Southwest’s office most recent project award in Tucson.

Located at 1440 E. Prince Rd, the 11,109-square-foot building, with an 8,373-square-foot professional development center and 2,817-square-foot classroom building, will be used as a community center and pre-school for the surrounding north Tucson area. The complex will house a community learning space, professional development offices, open office workstations, pre-school classrooms, an enclosed play yard and outdoor gathering patio. The center is planned to be completed in Fall 2022.

“This community center will be great resource and opportunity for the surrounding north Tucson community, and we are excited to get started on this project that will help enhance early education in the area,” said Rob Cortazzo, regional president of AP Southwest. “AP is proud to build spaces where people can learn, work, play and heal. We are currently remodeling the Sierra Tucson Treatment Center for Acadia Healthcare and will continue pursuing opportunities like these to help this region grow.”

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 26 at the site of the new community center. Project partners, including the learning center’s superintendent, Dr. Kevin Stoltzfus; principal for BWS Architects, Robin Shambach; associate architect for BWS Architects, Steve McKnight; and project executive for AP, Michael Smith joined AP regional president, Robert Cortazzo, to recognize the start of construction.

“The Flowing Wells Governing Board and the entire district are focused on providing outstanding opportunities for our community. We are grateful to our voters for supporting this new space, which will help us achieve this vision for so many of our stakeholders, from preschool students engaging in hands-on learning, to high school students gaining support for college access and job placements, to teachers collaborating on curriculum development, to community members participating in continuing education,” said Dr. Kevin Stoltzfus, superintendent of Flowing Wells School District. “We are excited to partner with Adolfson & Peterson Construction and BWS Architects to make the dream of this Community Learning Center a reality.”

BWS Architects serves as project architect.

AP has maintained an office in Arizona for more than 30 years. Since then, AP Southwest has won, started and completed industrial, healthcare and K-12 education projects for clients such as Honeywell, Reunion Rehabilitation Hospitals, United Surgical Partners International, Candeo Schools, Kyrene School District #28 and the Leona Group.


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