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From the Ground Up: Sunshine Elementary School addition

421 E. Sunshine St.

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Owner/developer: Springfield Public Schools
General contractor: Carson-Mitchell Inc.
Architects: H Design Group LLC and The Hollis & Miller Group Inc. (Kansas City)
Engineers: Olsson Inc., civil; The Hollis & Miller Group, structural; and CJD Engineering LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 42,000 square feet
Estimated cost: $13.89 million
Lender: None
Estimated completion: August
Project description: The expansion at Sunshine Elementary School features four new classrooms, a storm-shelter gym, a new kitchen and front entry, said Jason Carson, CEO of general contractor Carson-Mitchell. When finished, the school will comprise 59,000 square feet and have a capacity for 350 students. Carson said renovation of 17,000 square feet includes converting the old kitchen and gym into an art room and a multipurpose space. The project is part of a $168 million bond proposal approved by voters in April 2019 for construction or renovations at 39 schools in the district.

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