Sanford, FL – November 8, 2016 – On October 28, 2016, Wharton-Smith’s Commercial Division celebrated the topping out of Orange County Public Schools’ largest high school project, the new Windermere High School (f/k/a West Orange Relief High School), located on a 68-acre greenfield site in West Orange County.
Over 400 subcontractors, team members, and OCPS representatives were in attendance for the celebration. Senior Project Manager Tom Widener welcomed and thanked everyone for their hard work and collaboration on the complex project. “This is an important milestone for OCPS and this community, and one that could not have been reached without the incredible teamwork of everyone involved,” said Widener. “‘One Team, One Dream’ is our motto…We are extremely proud to be a part of this momentous project and excited to have such a talented Wharton-Smith team leading the way.”
More than 180 prizes totaling over $6,000 were raffled off to subcontractors on the job. Prizes such as gift cards, tools, and gift baskets were donated by 35 subs and vendors. Lunch was provided by Bubbalou’s Bodacious BBQ.
The 340,000-square-foot, multi-story prototype high school, designed by SchenkelShultz Architecture, will serve approximately 2,800 students and alleviate crowding at the packed West Orange High School. The $71.4 million project will be completed in time for the 2017-2018 school year.
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