Callas Awarded Multiple Projects at St. James School
May 25, 2017
Callas Contractors has been awarded the contract for construction management of two projects at Saint James School in Hagerstown, MD that will include new construction of the 22,000 square foot Pohanka Fine Arts Building and the 29,700 square foot addition/expansion to the Alumni Hall Gym. Scott Bowen of MSB Architects is the lead designer for these buildings.
The Pohanka Fine Arts Building will include a recital hall (stone building), gallery/student commons, new classrooms and studios that will be used for music, ceramics, fine art painting and a media area for digital arts such as graphic design. Construction will begin the summer of 2017 with plans to open for the 2018 fall semester. The project was named after Geoff Pohanka (Saint James Class of 1976), of Pohanka Auto Group, as he is a major donor for both The Fine Arts Building and
Alumni Hall. Plans for the Alumni Hall Gym expansion will include multiple courts for wrestling and basketball athletes and an expanded locker room area for Saint James sports teams and guest teams during tournament play. This addition will assist in accommodating teams and guests for the popular Saint James Invitational Tournaments. Both projects will run concurrently with an estimated total value of approximately $12,000,000. Callas has been a long time supporter of Saint James and will continue to help guide the school in their future endeavors. Callas President Tim Campbell is also a 1976 graduate of St. James School. The renovation is also planned for current locker rooms in the basement of Cotton Hall. We look forward to once again teaming with Architect Scott Bowen and MSB Architects.