Arts and Technology Academy

Over the last couple years, we’ve collaborated with John Hyland Construction on some very impressive, large-scale projects, the most recent being the Jefferson Middle School’s Arts and Technology Academy. The community needed a state-of-the-art, energy efficient learning facility and it needed to be constructed while accommodating an ongoing school schedule; we won’t claim it was easy, but we’re proud of how it all came together.

This project was a massive undertaking – 100,237 square feet of new construction and remodels. We began electrical installation in April of 2016 and completed work in October 2017, which meant we had a lot of work to do while school was still in session. This required an intricate phasing plan and scheduling sequence so that our work could progress without interfering with students and school staff. We were happy to make these accommodations, and because of the hard work of our foremen and team, it was possible for us to do so.

In addition to an up-to-date electrical system, the students at Jefferson Middle School now have a professional sound system for the main gym and drama program, a state of the art security and fire system, and a totally integrated AMX system putting the entire campus on one cohesive network. Not only that, we also installed one of the most advanced lighting control systems on the market, which boasts 100% LED fixtures and includes photocells, dimmers, and daylight harvesting; Jefferson Middle is now one of the most energy-efficient schools in all of Lane County!