San Diego USD Morse High School Site Modernization (Phase II and III)

  • Location:

    San Diego, California

  • Client:

    San Diego Unified School District

  • Construction Value:

    $69,747,526

  • Delivery Method:

    Design Bid Build

  • Year Completed:

    In progress

  • Specialties:

    K-12

Features & Highlights

  • 24,000-square-foot performing arts center with stage, LED lighting, theatrical orchestra enclosure and more
  • Sundt named “Most Valuable Prime” by San Diego Unified in spring of 2022 for engaging small and diverse business enterprises on the Morse High School Site Modernization Phase II, resulting in $5,562,763 in emerging business enterprise (EBE) contracts
Project Overview

The San Diego Unified School District is the second-largest school district in California, with 239 educational facilities and over 15,800 employees. Morse High School is an urban public high school located in the neighborhood of Skyline Hills. The high school, along with other schools in the district, needed major updates to accommodate the growing needs of students and faculty. This project supports the school district’s goals of developing a campus that can support high academic goals and establish a community asset that fits seamlessly into the neighborhood.

For the Morse High School Whole Site Modernization, Phase II, Sundt renovated three Buildings and completed upgrades to 12 modular classrooms and adjacent ADA pathways. In Phase III, outdated portables will be replaced with 12,000-square-foot administrative and student services building and a that will host the theater with a stage, LED lighting, theatrical orchestra enclosure and more. The student services building will include a secure campus entry, lobby, administrative offices and support spaces. Additionally, Sundt will be performing extensive site work and utility upgrades throughout the campus.

The project is expected to be completed in 2024. The site modernizations are funded through local school bond measures, Propositions S & Z, and Measure YY, approved by San Diego voters to improve San Diego Unified schools.

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Awards & Accolades

Named “Most Valuable Prime” by San Diego Unified in spring of 2022 for engaging small and diverse business enterprises on the Morse High School Site Modernization Phase II, resulting in $5,562,763 in emerging business enterprise (EBE) contracts.