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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 09:31
Exterior view of Lake Middle School on the left and the High School to the right. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
MILLBURY - A little building with a lot of heart has been honored as one of the premiere building projects in the state.
The new $25.5 million Lake High School, competing with a $1 billion project, was recognized Friday at the 21st annual Build Ohio ceremony.
The school, which opened in August, was honored in the category "new construction over $20 million." Its competition included the Scot Center at the College of Wooster, the Cleveland Clinic data center and pathology and laboratory medicine institute, the Bridgestone Americas Inc. technical center and the Wexner medical expansion.
Lake Board of Education president Tim Krugh said the latter project cost $1 billion.
"It's nice to be recognized. We did it and we did it right," said board president Tim Krugh at Wednesday's meeting.
Rudolph/Libbe Inc. was honored with the award from the Associated General Contractors of America.
The Walbridge company was also nominated in the "construction management" category for the Hollywood Casino Toledo project.
The new high school was built after a June 2010 destroyed the former facility.
The 144,350 square feet high school has 28 state-of the art classrooms, an auditorium and gym. The new rooms all branch off a long hall, dubbed the runway, which is 28-feet-tall at its highest point.
The high school was funded by $20.4 million in insurance, $4.8 million from the Ohio School Facilities Commission and $500,000 from Kohl's Cares.
The award was presented on Friday in Columbus. According to its Web site, Build Ohio was established in 1991 and celebrates construction through an awards program that recognizes contractors for excellence in construction and a gala that reflects upon the accomplishments of the construction industry throughout the year.
The Build Ohio awards program recognizes commercial contractors for excellence in construction. Winning projects set the standard of excellence in construction in Ohio. The awards program is open to all AGC of Ohio contractor members in good standing. A panel of highly regarded retired construction professionals selects the winning entries according to how they meet (and surpass) the Build Ohio criteria.

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