With many of the St. Louis Community College (STLCC) buildings more than a half of century old, STLCC is currently embarking on a multi-campus modernization project, partnering with various architects and construction managers who are working at each campus on new buildings.
At the Meramec Campus in Kirkwood, Mo., STLCC hired S. M. Wilson & Co. as the Construction Manager (CM) and Clayco as the general contractor. Arcturis is serving as the architect for this campus’ projects.
This campus’ projects include demolishing three campus buildings – Business Administration, Communications South and the library – to provide room for two new, three-story buildings to go up in their place. The new buildings – Center for Emerging Technology (CET), estimated at 80,500 square feet, and Financial Services & Enrollment Center (FSEC), estimated 64,300 square feet, both will house office space and classrooms.
The Center for Emerging Technology (CET) will house existing and new programs. All programming housed in the existing Financial Services and Enrollment offices will be relocated to this new facility. Both of these buildings will serve as the new front door for the south side of the campus along Big Bend Road.
The College recently revealed the final renderings of the two new buildings.
The 2021 passage of Proposition R is funding the $450 million STLCC Transformed initiative to modernize facilities and programming on each of the College’s four main campuses. Projects are now in various stages at each campus.
S. M. Wilson is a leader in construction management for higher education. Its team has completed a variety of projects at the following institutions: Westminster College, McKendree University, Millikin University, Fontbonne University, Columbia College, Stephens College, Washington University and University of Missouri-St. Louis, to name a few.
Renderings (above and below) of the Center for Emerging Technology and Financial Services & Enrollment Center courtesy of Acturis:
About S. M. Wilson & Co.
S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis and offices in Edwardsville, Ill. and Cape Girardeau, Mo. Founded in 1921, S. M. Wilson is dedicated to going above and beyond expectations for their clients by putting people first. The 100% employee-owned company is one of the leading construction management firms in the Midwest. Areas of expertise include K-12 education, commercial, healthcare and industrial projects. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.