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Arts and Communication Magnet Academy

The Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) will undergo replacement of the main building and the addition of new facilities, including new classrooms, cafeteria, kitchen and associated site improvements. Visitor parking will be expanded and re-arranged for safety and efficiency. Portables will be removed and capacity increased to 725.

The existing performing arts building will be retained and incorporated into the replacement building's new 75,000 s.f., two-story design.  During reconstruction, ACMA students and staff will relocate to the "swing" school at the new middle school on 118th during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years. ACMA will open September 2021.

Project Cost: $39,432,600
Funding: 2014 Bond
Project Schedule: 07/2019 - 08/2021
Project Status: In Progress


 

Construction Photos and Updates

September 2020 Aerial looking northeast at ACMA.

September 2020 - Aerial looking northeast at ACMA.

September 2020 Mailboxes and carpeting being installed at ACMA.

September 2020 - Mailboxes and carpeting being installed at ACMA.

September 2020 Reflective exterior metal brick panels at ACMA.

September 2020 - Reflective exterior metal brick panels at ACMA.

September 2020 Painting entry hallway at ACMA.

September 2020 - Painting entry hallway at ACMA.

September 2020 Beginning casework installation at ACMA.

September 2020 - Beginning casework installation at ACMA.

September 2020  Cement entryway sidewalks being placed at ACMA.

September 2020 - Cement entryway sidewalks being placed at ACMA.

August 2020 - Plumbing and duct work within the walls at ACMA.

August 2020 - Plumbing and duct work within the walls at ACMA.

August 2020 - Aerial looking southeast towards new masonry at ACMA.

August 2020 - Aerial looking southeast towards new masonry at ACMA.

August 2020 - ACMA brick skittling.

August 2020 - ACMA brick skittling.

August 2020 - View of raceways and HVAC system at ACMA.

August 2020 - View of raceways and HVAC system at ACMA.

August 2020 - Second floor looking down into the commons area at ACMA.

August 2020 - Second floor looking down into the commons area at ACMA.

August 2020 - Aerial looking northwest showing new pickup-drop off flow at ACMA.

August 2020 - Aerial looking northwest showing new pickup-drop off flow at ACMA.

Green background screen in the film room at ACMA.

July 2020 - Green background screen in the film room at ACMA.

Installing white reflective sun shades to the exterior at ACMA.

July 2020 - Installing white reflective sun shades to the exterior of the building at ACMA.

ACMA name in brick.

July 2020 - ACMA name in brick.

Aerial view looking southwest at ACMA.

July 2020 - Aerial view looking southwest at ACMA.

Installing fiberboard wall panels at ACMA.

July 2020 - Installing fiberboard wall panels at ACMA.

Windows installed in the front of the school at ACMA.

June 2020 - Windows installed in the front of the school at ACMA.

Aerial view  at ACMA.

June 2020 - Aerial view at ACMA.

Looking into the commons area and second floor level at ACMA.

June 2020 - Looking into the commons area and second floor level at ACMA.

New masonry and tie-in to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at ACMA.

June 2020 - New masonry and tie-in to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at ACMA.

Second floor hall looking at dance rooms and the commons at ACMA.

June 2020 - Second floor hall looking at dance rooms and the commons at ACMA.

Classroom framing and wall blocking for equipment - such a future markerboards - being installed at ACMA.

May 2020 - Classroom framing and wall blocking for equipment - such a future markerboards - being installed at ACMA.

View into the commons area with interior stairs visible at ACMA.

May 2020 - View into the commons area with interior stairs visible at ACMA.

Interior door frames getting installed at ACMA.

May 2020 - Interior door frames getting installed at ACMA.

Aerial view looking northwest. The roofing phase making progress at ACMA.

May 2020 - Aerial view looking northwest. The roofing phase making progress at ACMA.

Aerial looking south at ACMA.

May 2020 - Aerial looking south at ACMA.

Looking up at the underside of the roof, ductwork seen being installed for the second level at ACMA.

March/April 2020 - Looking up at the underside of the roof, ductwork seen being installed for the second level at ACMA.

Exterior framing continuing, with some seismic bracing visible, on the west side of ACMA.

March/April 2020 - Exterior framing continuing, with some seismic bracing visible, on the west side of ACMA.

Weatherproof sheathing being installed on the outside of the main entrance at ACMA

March/April 2020 - Weatherproof sheathing being installed on the outside of the main entrance at ACMA.

Footing drains installed to take groundwater away from the foundation - looking in to the Principal’s new office - at ACMA.

March/April 2020 - Footing drains installed to take groundwater away from the foundation - looking in to the Principal’s new office - at ACMA.

Off-site safety and visibility improvements along SW 113th Ave include installation of energy-efficient LED street light pole

March/April 2020 - Off-site safety and visibility improvements along SW 113th Ave include installation of energy-efficient LED street light poles at the ACMA site.

Aerial of the ACMA site looking northwest.  Roof insulation (white boxes) and curbs for skylights and HVAC equipment (brown b

March/April 2020 - Aerial of the ACMA site looking northwest. Roof insulation (white boxes) and curbs for skylights and HVAC equipment (brown boxes) getting ready for roofing phase.

February 2020 - Science wing and upper classrooms.  Seismic braces - diagonal steel - can be seen at ACMA.

February 2020 - Science wing and upper classrooms.  Seismic braces - diagonal steel - can be seen at ACMA.

February 2020 - Ductwork over the music wing with a ramp to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) entrance at ACMA.

February 2020 - Ductwork over the music wing with a ramp to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) entrance at ACMA.

February 2020 - View into the commons area on the ground floor at ACMA.

February 2020 - View into the commons area on the ground floor at ACMA.

February 2020 - Stacks of metal decking over trusses at ACMA.

February 2020 - Stacks of metal decking over trusses at ACMA.

February 2020 - Plumber hanging copper waterlines in the kitchen area at ACMA.

February 2020 - Plumber hanging copper waterlines in the kitchen area at ACMA.

Aerial before steel installation, Performing Arts Center (PAC) visible.

December 2019/January 2020 - Aerial before steel installation with the Performing Arts Center (PAC) visible at ACMA.

Preparation for final slab in the %22to-be%22 science wing (north end).

December 2019/January 2020 - Preparation for final slab in the "to-be" science wing (north end) at ACMA.

Welding of brace frames and trusses looking east from the %22to-be%22 kitchen area.

December 2019/January 2020 - Welding seismic brace frames and trusses, looking east from the "to-be" kitchen area at ACMA.

Installing steel and placing slab in commons and east classrooms.

December 2019/January 2020 - Installing steel and placing slab in commons and east classrooms at ACMA.

Installing steel in the music wing and administration offices (south end).

December 2019/January 2020 - Installing steel in the music wing and administration offices (south end) at ACMA.

November 2019 Workers installing underground detention system at ACMA.

November 2019 - Workers installing underground detention system at ACMA.

November 2019 Aerial looking south at new ACMA.

November 2019 - Aerial looking south at new ACMA.

November 2019 Aerial looking southwest at ACMA site.

November 2019 - Aerial looking southwest at ACMA site.

November 2019 Trusses and steel decking arrive onsite at ACMA.

November 2019 - Trusses and steel decking arrive onsite at ACMA.

November 2019 View of stem walls ready for drain mat at ACMA.

November 2019 -  View of stem walls ready for drain mat at ACMA.

Aerial of the New ACMA Site - Looking North with the Theater

October 2019 - Aerial of the new ACMA site - Performing Arts Center (PAC) looking north.

October 2019 - Aerial of the new ACMA site - looking south.

October 2019 - Aerial of the new ACMA site - looking south.

Aerial of the New ACMA Site - Pouring Footings

October 2019 - Aerial of the new ACMA site - placing footings.

Aerial of the New ACMA Site - Footings Getting Framed Looking South

October 2019 - Aerial of the new ACMA site - framing footings looking south.

Aerial of the New ACMA Site - Infill of the Old Basement Area

October 2019 - Aerial of the new ACMA site - infill of old basement area.

Groundbreaking ceremony at the ACMA site.

September 2019 - Groundbreaking ceremony at the ACMA site.

Groundbreaking ceremony at the ACMA site.

September 2019 - Groundbreaking ceremony at the ACMA site.

Groundbreaking ceremony at the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) construction site.

September 2019 - Groundbreaking ceremony at the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) construction site.

Aerial view of the ACMA construction site.

September 2019 - Aerial view of the ACMA construction site.

Site preparation begins at the ACMA site.

September 2019 - Site preparation begins at the ACMA site.

Aerial view at ACMA.

August 2019 -  Clearing the ACMA building site.

Aerial view at ACMA.

August 2019 -  ACMA building demolition underway.

Aerial view at ACMA.

August 2019 - Aerial view of ACMA building demolition.

 Removal of portables at ACMA.

July 2019 - Removal of portables at ACMA.

The eastern parking lot before demolition at ACMA.

July 2019 - The eastern parking lot before demolition at ACMA.

Aerial view at ACMA.

July 2019 - Aerial view at ACMA.


 


Substantial Completion: August 2021
General Contractor: Robinson Construction
Architect: DLR Group

ACMA New Construction FAQ

In order to address concerns that have been raised by some staff, parents, and students, we are providing this FAQ to provide clarity regarding the process and scope for construction of the new ACMA building and campus.

First, Principal Bjorn Paige has prepared an excellent presentation that compares the existing building to what will be delivered in this project. He also addresses several of the issues discussed below. This presentation was shared with ACMA parents during a March 5, 2019 information night. It is available here: ACMA New Construction Overview

Updated: 3/15/2018