SCV firm Lundgren to oversee construction of new Bakersfield elementary school


Lundgren Management last week won a construction management contract with the Bakersfield City School District.

The Santa Clarita-based firm will oversee construction of a new elementary school next to Belle Terrace Park in east Bakersfield. The K-6 school will include a central administration and library building, four classroom buildings, a kitchen and cafeteria, and play and athletic fields.

Bakersfield City Schools Board of Education members Pam Baugher, Lillian Tafoya, Dr. Fred L. Haynes, and Russ Shuppert voted Sept. 28 to hire Lundgren Management of Santa Clarita to oversee construction of a new elementary school.

“Lundgren is thrilled to have been selected to build another new school project for the Bakersfield City School District,” said Shawn Fonder, vice president of program and client services in a statement. “We look forward to successfully delivering this project that will serve as a major asset to BCSD’s students, staff, and community. We can’t wait to get started.”

The project architect is Integrated Design by Somam, Inc. and they have commenced full project design. Site grading and utilities drawings  will be submitted to the Division of State Architect  soon, allowing Lundgren to get a head start on this portion of the project, while the rest of the design is being reviewed and approved the state, Fonder said. Over the next few months Lundgren will be working with project stakeholders to develop an initial project budget and master project schedule.

Lundgren is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and specializes in public school construction. Lundgren Management’s Central Valley Regional Office, located in Bakersfield, has been serving the Central Valley for nearly 15 years. Most recently for the BCSD, Lundgren was construction manager for the Dr. Douglas K. Fletcher Elementary and Paul L. Cato Middle School completed in 2014.

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