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Hohokam Modernization Project

Project Overview

At its regular board meeting on April 16, 2019, the SUSD Governing Board voted unanimously to redevelop Hohokam Elementary School.  On August 20, 2019, the Governing Board decided to proceed with an adaptive re-use of Ralph Haver-designed buildings on campus, as well as constructing several new, single-story buildings to accommodate Hohokam students and their activities for many years to come.

A series of Community Forum meetings is still underway to keep the Hohokam community and neighbors informed about the project.

Cherokee Elementary School

Upcoming Meetings

NEW!  December 18, 2019 - Community Forum # 4 - Lecture Hall, Coronado High School, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

here to read the Guiding Principles the SPS+ Architects and SUSD is using for the Hohokam Modernization Project.

Completed Meetings

September 3, 2019  SUSD Governing Board Special Meeting, 5 p.m., Mohave District Annex, 8500 E. Jackrabbit Rd., Scottsdale
                                                  Agenda  Item VI. A.Approval of Modernization Project Feasibility Study for Hohokam Elementary School
                                                  SPS+ Architects Presentation
The Governing Board voted 5-0 to proceed with an adaptive reuse of the existing Ralph Haver-designed school buildings, in addition to constructing some new, single-story buildings.
August 22, 2019 
Hohokam Project Community Forum #3
August 20, 2019  SUSD Governing Board meeting, 5 p.m., Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Ave., Scottsdale:
                                           Agenda:  Item VII. B. 
                                           SPS+ Architects Presentation
SPS+ Architects, CHASSE Building Team and SUSD staff provided the Governing Board with an update on the Visioning Committee's work to-date and the project feasibility study.  They reported that they intend to make a recommendation to the Board whether to rebuild, renovate or some combination of both at the Sept. 3, 2019 Study Session.
July 25, 2019  — Visioning Committee - Workshop, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
July 16, 2019 Visioning Committee - School Tours, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Hopi Elementary, SUSD;  Westwood High School, Mesa Unified; Saguaro Elementary & Casa Grande Middle School, Casa Grande Elementary School District)
June 25, 2019 — SUSD Governing Board Meeting:

                                     Agenda:   Items XV. A. & XV. B. - pages 52 & 53
SUSD Governing Board selects Chasse Building Team, Tempe, from four companies that submitted bids to provide design and pre-construction services for the Hohokam project.  A pre-construction fee not to exceed 0.6% ($120,000) of the final construction costs was negotiated with Chasse.  The Board also approved using a Construction Manager @ Risk (CMAR) form of contract for the Hohokam project if it approves a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the work that Chasse will submit in the future. 

June 18, 2019 Hohokam Project Community Forum #2|
June 6, 2019 
Visioning Committee Workshop
May 22, 2019  Hohokam Project Community Forum #1
May 14, 2019  SUSD Governing Board Monthly Meeting:
SUSD Governing Board selects Scottsdale-based SPS+ Architects for the Hohokam Modernization Project - Meeting Minutes
April 16, 2019  SUSD Governing Board Regular Monthly Meeting:
SUSD Governing Board votes to redevelop Hohokam Elementary School with 2016 voter-approved bonds - Meeting Minutes

 Hohokam Visioning Committee

This committee, appointed by the Hohokam principal, will work between Community Forum meetings on the details of the Hohokam modernization project. It is comprised of Hohokam parents, neighbors, teachers and staff.


  • Brittany Block (5th grade teacher/Administrator intern)
  • Judy Edmondson (Administrative Assistant)
  • Maggie Finan (4th grade teacher)
  • Caitlin Klemball (Special Education teacher)
  • Terri Mann (Facilities Coordinator)
  • Chuck Rantala (Principal)
  • Natassia Redden (3rd grade teacher)
  • Michelle Siek (Special Area teacher - Art)
  • Linda Tardie (Reading Specialist)
  • Jessica Valencia (1st grade teacher)
  • Andrea Wymore (Assistant Principal)
  • Aimee Yates (2nd/3rd grade teacher)
  • Jennifer Yazdan (ELD teacher)


  • Rhonda Aquipel (School Resource Officer, Scottsdale Police Department)
  • Marilyn Cutrufo (Community Member)
  • Cody Huggins (Parent)
  • Andrew Jazwa (Community Member)
  • Becky Wolf (Parent)

Project Contacts


SPS + Architects
(480) 991-0900
8681 E Via de Negocio
Scottsdale, AZ 85258


SUSD Facilities Director:

Dennis Roehler
(480) 484-8503

Hohokam School Principal:

Chuck Rantala
(480) 484-1810

Project Goals & Process

More information coming soon!