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Erickson-Hall Completes Pacific Sky School in Del Mar Union School District

ESCONDIDO, CA — Erickson-Hall Construction Co. recently joined more than 100 educators, community members, and stakeholders to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Pacific Sky School in Del Mar Union School District. Located in San Diego, the new K-6 school was funded by the district's Measure MM passed in 2018. The Pacific Sky School expands Erickson-Hall's $1-billion portfolio of educational facilities across Southern California.
Ribbon Cutting Program
Pacific Sky School's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony included remarks by:
  • Holly McClurg, Ph.D., Superintendent
  • Erica Halpern, Governing Board President
  • Joe LaCava, San Diego City Councilmember
  • Chris Delehanty, Assistant Superintendent
  • Danny Weigel, Erickson-Hall
  • Alison Fieberg, Principal

The event also featured a song and poem performance by students honoring their new school, as well as tours of the facility.

"We are thrilled to open our district's newest school," McClurg said. "Pacific Sky School will support the students and community in Pacific Highlands Ranch for years to come, and the design and construction of this school embodies the work we have done through our District Design 2022 to radically change the school experience for our students."

Pacific Sky School
The 67,000-square-foot Pacific Sky School offers an ideal educational environment with numerous indoor and outdoor learning and collaboration spaces. It features 20 classrooms, three after-school classrooms, three STEAM+ classrooms, an Innovation Center, the district's central kitchen, and a performing arts stage. The 10.47-acre site also includes play structures, a blacktop, and track & field facilities. The school's playground is adjacent to the future Solterra Vista Park, opening in late 2023. Designed by OBR Architecture, Pacific Sky School has a capacity of 450 students, with approximately 350 students enrolled its inaugural year.

"It's very rewarding to be a part of a development that encompasses the community's vision so completely," said Mat Gates, President of Erickson-Hall. "The plan for Pacific Sky School was developed over the course of several years, multiple community meetings, and student interviews. The result is a student-centered environment where children will grow, learn, and thrive."

"The Del Mar Union School District has been very fortunate to work with such a strong partner in Erickson-Hall," Delehanty said. "We were forced to condense our construction timeline from 19 to 15 months, and the Erickson-Hall team went above and beyond to bring the school in on time and under budget. It has been amazing to work with them in bringing our vision to life."

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