New Facelift for Southwest Primary

New Facelift for Southwest Primary
Posted on 08/20/2018
SW facelift

As the students and their families return to Southwest Primary School for the new school year starting August 27, they will notice a fresher image on the exterior entrance of the school building. A tired and drab entryway has turned over a new leaf with the attractive facelift that is not only visually appealing, but offers enhanced protection from inclement weather with improved lighting.


Starting with the newly paved and striped road entryway, completed by JT Russell & Sons, Southwest boasts a new welcome sign to help update students and parents with school information. The demolition of the old sign and installation of the new brick and aluminum sign (with an LED message board) was completed by Davis Masonry and Sign Systems with additional enhancement by Advanced Electrical, Griffith’s Security, and Hickory Fence. The gated entrance also includes a security camera.


The Southwest entrance now showcases installed LED brick columns (the columns provide light for school activities held in the evening) and aluminum canopies for car and bus rider entrances. The upgrades include new sidewalks, a new exterior overhang with LED lighting, as well as new landscaping. The demolition of the old exterior and the completion of new construction was provided by Neill Construction.


Holland & Hamrick Architects along with Brittain Engineering designed the work with the upgrades financed through the support of the Catawba County Board of Commissioners. The project was supervised by Adam Huckabee, director of facilities for Hickory Public Schools.