Gulfport, MS – December 20, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc. was recently selected as Construction Manager for the School District of Escambia County’s new $38 million Westside Elementary School project. Located on a 68-acre greenfield site in the Florida panhandle, the project involves mitigation of approximately 30 acres of jurisdictional wetlands. The 135,000 s.f. school will accommodate 801 students and will incorporate 21st Century Learning and sustainable features. Wharton-Smith’s K-12 team from the Gulfport and Sanford offices will work with architects Bullock Tice Associates, Inc. throughout the design and preconstruction phases, with construction expected to start in May 2020.