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Lewis Contractors Awarded $30M Project at The Maryland School for the Blind

July 28, 2014 – Lewis has been named construction manager to lead a $30M campus improvement project at The Maryland School for the Blind.

The project will take place on the school’s 100 acre campus in northeast Baltimore and will involve the simultaneous construction of a two-story, 35,000 SF classroom building and two adjacent, residential buildings totaling 32,000 SF.  Work on the Autism-Blind Classroom & Cottage Buildings is set to start this fall and be completed for the beginning of the 2016 school year.

Currently, Lewis is completing a $24M, multi-year campus improvement project for The Maryland School for the Blind that began in 2011. The work involves the construction of a new, 22,550 SF academic building and a two-story, 19,000 SF LIFE cottage facility. The academic building will contain space for approximately 60 students and include 12 to 14 areas where students work on independent living skills development.  The cottage will contain five to six double occupancy bedrooms with accessible bathrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, and a private area for staff quarters. Construction of the current LIFE-Academic project is set to be complete by the end of the year.

“It’s an honor to once again team with The Maryland School for the Blind,” said Tyler Tate, President of Lewis Contractors. ”This exciting new phase of campus improvements will advance the School’s mission further, and provide excellent new facilities for the students and staff.”

The Maryland School for the Blind is located in the northeast corner of Baltimore City. As a statewide resource center, the school provides outreach, educational and residential services for students to reach their fullest potential by preparing them to be as successful, independent, and well-rounded contributing members of their communities as possible. Annually, MSB serves 73 percent of the 1,800 students identified in Maryland who are blind or visually impaired from infancy to age 21.

Past Articles Featuring Maryland School for the Blind

July 29, 2014 - Maryland School for the Blind to get $30M campus upgrade (Baltimore Sun)

July 14, 2014 - Class Ring Lost 30 Years Ago Returned to Owner

October 29, 2013 - Maryland School for the Blind Students at Ceremonial Beam Signing 

September 16, 2013 - Students at Maryland School for the Blind Tour Interactive Construction Site