May 17, 2013The Hayward Unified School District Measure I Bond Program has won the 2013 Project of the Year award from the Northern California Chapter of CMAA for projects over $100 million. Vanir was honored at an awards ceremony held on April 25, 2013 at the Concord Hilton.
The $205 million Measure I Bond Program consisted of the comprehensive rebuild and renovation of five schools, as well district-wide safety improvements. The five schools (East Avenue, Fairview, Schafer Park, and Tyrrell Elementary Schools, along with Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School) were selected through a year-long master planning process, which included a committee of 42 stakeholders. The program increased each school’s capacity, allowing HUSD to serve more students closer to home, with fewer schools. Two of the five schools (Schafer Park and Fairview) were complete rebuilds. The remaining three (Martin Luther King Jr., Tyrrell and East Avenue) were a combination of new construction and modernization.
HUSD was interested in best value options to successfully deliver the Measure I Bond Program. To accommodate their needs, the Vanir team facilitated several delivery method work sessions to highlight their different options. In doing so, it was determined that the lease-leaseback method would offer the district the most advantages and that Vanir would be the best choice to deliver these services.
Mr. H. Frank Dominguez founded the Vanir Group of Companies, Inc. over 50 years ago in San Bernardino, California. Vanir Group’s subsidiary companies specialize in all aspects of commercial and institutional real estate development and participate in project delivery throughout California and the nation. The combined staff of the Vanir Group of Companies total over 350 professionals including architects, engineers, construction managers, contractors and developers. Visit www.vanir.com for more information.