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From the Ground Up: Hollister Early Childhood Center

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Owner/developer: Hollister R-V School District
General contractor: Don Crawford Construction Co. Inc.
Architect: Jack Ball & Associates Architects PC
Engineers: Pinnacle Design Consultants LLC, civil; Great River of Engineering of Springfield Inc., structural; LaRose and Schober Engineering Inc., mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 63,000 square feet
Estimated cost: $6.46 million
Lender: None
Estimated completion date: April 2011
Project description: The 63,000-square-foot building will hold a media center and 18 classrooms for preschool, kindergarten and first grade, said Joey Crum, project manager for architect firm Jack Ball & Associates. A multipurpose room has been designed to serve as a Federal Emergency Management Agency shelter, Crum said, and the two-story building has entrances and parent drop-off locations on both floors. All classrooms were designed to include natural daylight. The construction is paid for through a $6.46 million bond issue passed by voters in April 2009, said district superintendent Tim Taylor.

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