New educational facilities, valued at $13.5 million, are under way or in the planning stages for the San Dieguito and Escondido Union High School districts under contracts with the San Diego-based architectural firm of Deems/Lewis & Partners.
Half of the projects are expected to be ready later this year.
Included is 60,000 square feet in the first phase of the $6-million Diegueno Junior High School in northeast Encinitas. It is part of the 20-acre site's overall plan which includes football, track and baseball fields and an outdoor basketball facility, in addition to classrooms, libraries, locker and shower facilties and shops, parking and a bus turnaround.
The second phase will include two buildings--a classroom structure and a multipurpose building.
At San Dieguito High School, a $1.3-million face lift was started in July to include remodeling of 11 structures to be ready for occupancy later this year.
Early next year, San Pasqual High School will have the use of a counseling and guidance center. Recently completed was a $316,000, one-story classroom/office structure.