EW Howell Construction Group Selected for P.S. 303 Expansion, Renovation in Queens


EW Howell Construction Group, one of the region’s leading education, retail, cultural, government and healthcare builders, has been selected bythe School Construction Authority to complete an 82,000 square-foot addition and renovation at P.S. 303 in the Forest Hills section of Queens, N.Y. The $66 million project at 108-55 69th Avenue is designed by Rawlings Architecture, with an expected completion of January 2021.

P.S. 303, also known as the Academy for Excellence Through the Arts, hosts students from kindergarten through fifth grade. EW Howell will provide services for a new addition to the school that will double its original capacity, as well as a renovation of the existing school building. The new facilities will include a cafeteria and kitchen, two-story gymnatorium, science rooms, reading library and special education rooms. The P.S. 303 project will be completed in three phases: phase 1 will consist of building the new addition, phase 2 is a construction link to join the new addition to the existing building, while phase 3 includes the renovation of the existing building.

“Right now, educational institutions at all levels are making upgrades and changes to facilities, as technology and record enrollment rates change the way we teach and learn,” said Jack Hagen, vice president of EW Howell’s Education Division. “The School Construction Authority is committed to providing New York City students with the facilities and tools that will help advance their education and EW Howell is proud to build these institutions around the city.”

EW Howell’s Education Division, led by Vice President Jack Hagen, along with Project Executive Daniel Navarro, has completed several projects for the School Construction Authority, whose mission is to design and construct safe, cost-effective and environmentally sound schools for communities in New York City. These institutions include P.S. 338 in Brooklyn,P.S. 49 and P.S. 339 in Queens, as well as P.S. 340 and P.S 343 in Manhattan.

Founded in 1891, EW Howell Construction Group is a leading New York based General Construction and Construction Management firm with offices in Manhattan and on Long Island. They provide construction services throughout the region to a diverse range of clients in the Retail, Education, Arts & Cultural, Healthcare and Government sectors. Dedicated to a “Build Simply” approach, the firm provides a simplified construction experience for its clients making even the most complex projects well-executed endeavors delivered on time, on budget, and with as little complication as possible. EW Howell’s meticulous pre-construction,planningandproject management, combined with collaborative client relationships and strong connections with the region’s top sub-contractors ensures they continue to deliver world class projects for their clients as they have done for over 125 years. For more information, visit: www.ewhowell.com.

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