Manhard Consulting was hired by ARCON Associates to provide civil engineering design and surveying services on Schrum Memorial Middle School in Calumet City, Illinois. The replacement school and campus was designed with a focus on flexible learning and collaboration.

The Manhard team faced many challenges in the design of the project. Most notably, the logistics of building a new school and campus while the old school remained in use. Site work for parking, utilities and detentions had to be completed on a tight schedule during the summer while students were on break. In addition, the team had to re-route an existing sewer line that ran under the old building to around the new building.

The completed project was honored as an Outstanding Project for 2017 by Learning By Design Magazine.