East English Village Preparatory Academy
Tooles Contracting Group provided design-build services for the new 221,000 square foot facility which accommodates up to 1,200 students. The academy is a consolidation of both the Finney and Crockett high school campuses and opened for the 2012-2013 academic year. The existing structure on Southampton Street was demolished and the new facility was built on the site of the former Finney High School. The state-of-the-art facility features four wings for eight science laboratories, a high-tech media center, an athletic complex with a community health clinic and a performing arts section. The performing arts wing includes an 800-seat auditorium, a small black box theater with a scene shop and dressing rooms, a 2,400-square-foot band room, and a 1,900-square-foot choir room. A cafeteria commons anchors the four wings that also function as an assembly area for programs and events. The indoor athletic wing features a gymnasium with 1,300 bleacher seats, an eight-lane pool and diving well with balcony seating for 230. Outside facilities include a football and track and field complex with stadium seating for 1,100, four tennis courts, varsity baseball and softball fields and event parking. The facility is LEED Gold Certified and received the AGC LEED Gold Project of the Year 2012.