HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Callas Contractors has been awarded the contract for construction management of two projects at Saint James School near Hagerstown, Md.
The work includes construction of the 22,000-square-foot Pohanka Fine Arts Building and the 29,700-square-foot addition/expansion to the Alumni Hall gym.
Scott Bowen of MSB Architects is the lead designer for the buildings.
The Pohanka Fine Arts Building will include a recital hall (stone building); gallery/student commons; new classrooms and studios for music, ceramics and fine art painting; and a media area for digital arts such as graphic design.
Construction will begin in the summer with plans to open for the 2018 fall semester.
The project was named after Geoff Pohanka (Saint James Class of 1976) of Pohanka Auto Group, as he is a major donor for both The Fine Arts Building and Alumni Hall.
Plans for the Alumni Hall gym expansion will include multiple courts for wrestling and basketball athletes and an expanded locker room area for Saint James sports teams and guest teams during tournament play.
This addition will help in accommodating teams and guests for the popular Saint James invitational tournaments.
Both projects will run concurrently with an estimated total cost of approximately $12 million.
The renovation is also planned for current locker rooms in the basement of Cotton Hall.
Based in Washington County, Md., near Hagerstown, Callas has been a longtime supporter of Saint James and will continue to help guide the school in future endeavors.
Callas President Tim Campbell is a 1976 graduate of Saint James.