15
Nov

EMA Gifts Ford Middle School Finishing Touches

The Ford Middle School project, which completed in September 2016, was up against tight budgets that caused some embellishments to be cut from the scope – namely a Thunderbird sign and lettering above the cafeteria that declares the space “Home of the Thunderbirds.”  The Erickson McGovern project team didn’t feel like the space was complete without these finishing touches, and decided to give the school a gift. On November 12, the Home of the Thunderbirds was put into place, and...
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29
Sep

Erickson McGovern is Hiring!

Our dynamic team in Tacoma, WA is looking for an experienced Project Architect, Architectural Drafter, and a Construction Administrator. Job descriptions can be found in the Careers section of the site (under Contact), as well as on our LinkedIn page. We look forward to meeting you!
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28
Sep

Franklin Pierce Bond Focused on Creating Safe, Modern Schools

Franklin Pierce Schools’ bond issue vote takes place on November 8th, and they are focused on the safety of their 8,000 students through modernizations of their schools. You can read more about the bond at www.fpschools.org/bond, but here are the basics: What will this bond accomplish? Improve Student Safety Prepare Students for the Future Replace five worst conditioned schools Maintain Current Tax Rates Improve Learning Environments Why now? Cheaper now than later: Our five worst condition schools – and Ford Middle...
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12
Sep

Old Buildings, New Schools

By Christina Henry of the Kitsap Sun Originally published Sept. 12, 2016 (View Original Article) SILVERDALE — Silver dolphins dance on the walls of the new entryway to Silverdale Elementary School. Green, blue and yellow circles suggest the sea through which the school mascots swim. Down the hall in the “Forest Pod,” giant tree rings on the floor guide the way to classrooms flooded with natural light and smelling of new carpet. “It’s amazing,” said second-grader Olivia Engman, as she colored...
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06
Sep

Project Complete: Ford Middle School Bldg. 200

Building 200 is one of eight separate buildings that comprise the Morris Ford Middle School campus. The primary gathering space – a multi-use student commons – can be easily configured to support a variety of activities including food service, performing arts, and District/community workshops. The expanded footprint of the building also houses the music department, a full-service kitchen, custodial office, and bulk storage. Read More and View Photos
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ERICKSON McGOVERN

Erickson McGovern Architects (EMA) specializes in designing efficient and flexible K-12 facilities tailored to the educational vision and budget goals of schools and communities throughout Washington State. Founded in 1972, EMA is an established architectural firm of 11 professionals and has completed hundreds of educational projects.