Completed complex, ground-up educational facility with all amenities in 14 months
Westminster Christian Academy is a private Christian school in Town and Country, Missouri, serving students in grades 7–12. As of 2022, the school has an enrollment of approximately 940 students. The Upper School enrolls approximately 685 students, and the Middle School enrolls approximately 255 students.
Westminster won the Construction Industry Best Practices Award in 2011, bestowed by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers. The $49-million project was also recognized as St. Louis Metro Project of the Year (2011) by the Metro St. Louis Project Management Institute.
This 325,000-square-foot educational facility, part of a 72-acre campus, hosts a middle school wing and a high school wing.
Together, the campus accommodates 1,200 students and holds 100 classrooms, college-level science laboratories, a fine arts center with a 600-seat theater featuring dressing rooms and a set shop, a library, three gymnasiums, a fitness center, a 12-court championship tennis complex, an eight-lane competition swimming pool, a media production broadcast center, and a kitchen/cafeteria.
Additional features include a 2,000-seat football/soccer stadium, baseball and softball fields, parking for 849 cars, and walking trails through the surrounding woods and green spaces.
It is twice the size of the school’s prior building.
For schools, a few months can mean a whole year. This project was originally penciled out at 22 months.
While Brinkmann Constructors is an aggressive scheduler on most projects, they found it critical on this one to keep the school-year calendar always at the top of their minds.
Using innovative phasing and sequencing customized to this project, Brinkmann shaved the schedule down to 14 months, performing more than $200,000 of construction per day. The result? Classes started a full year ahead of schedule.
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