Douglas “Bulldogs” Cheer on Adolfson & Peterson Construction
According to Ruth Sikorski, project manager for Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Douglas High School is gaining so much more than four new buildings. “The new spaces will inspire staff, promote student growth and bring together the community,” she says. “It’s exciting to be a part of providing that opportunity in this community. AP builds trust, communities, and people, and I appreciate the confidence the district and community share with our team.”
The $22 million Douglas High School expansion project for Douglas Unified School District #27 took 300 calendar days to reach the construction mid-point. “We anticipate completion in February 2023,” Sikorski says. Sketch Architecture is the design partner.
The school, whose mascot is the bulldog, is located at 1500 15th Street in Douglas, a city in southeastern Arizona along the International Border with Mexico. The school opened in 1949 and was designed by Edward L. Varney Associates and built by Daum Donaldson Construction Co., both of Phoenix.
Adolfson & Peterson is adding four new pre-engineered metal buildings totaling 87,504 square feet to the existing high school, expanding the current campus to the north. The project includes new classrooms, updated facilities, sports equipment and athletic fields, a new fire lane, a concrete paver turnaround for easier access, and a new canopy shade structure.
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This article originally appeared in the bimonthly Arizona Contractor & Community magazine, Jan/Feb 2023 issue, Vol. 12, No. 1.