Second Mesa Elementary School
Kitchell’s performance on the First Mesa Elementary School led to the award of another school in this remote area. The project encompassed 11,900 square feet of classrooms, staff housing, a cafeteria/gymnasium/multipurpose facility, art studio, labs and computer classrooms, cafeteria, administrative space, recreational space, and a 6,000-square-foot bus shelter. Originally, Second Mesa Day School was to be built on an acre on the crest of a hill. After learning the intended site was sacred – used for traditional snake gathering ceremonies – the building was moved to an adjacent area. Kitchell ensured, with extensive fencing, that the sensitive area remained off limits to any equipment and kept the jobsite constantly accessible to local leaders, including tribe archeologists.
Construction Manager at Risk
- Kitchell awarded project following successful completion of First Mesa Elementary School
- Project involved protecting culturally sensitive area