Check this space frequently for the latest updates on our school’s construction progress.
10.11.21 Construction Update: We are in the building! Thank you Saunders Construction and all the wonderful subcontractors and trade partners for your dedication to this project! (Photo courtesy of Baker Builders, LLC)
10.5.21 Construction Update: We are in the home stretch! Kitchen equipment is installed, completed, tested and staff is being trained. All mechanical and electrical equipment is on and running. Sitework, landscaping and finishes are complete, and the team is doing some final touch-up work. Inspections are happening this week and the team is preparing for move-in! This is so exciting!
9.21.21 Construction Update: Finishing touches are more visible each day! Very exciting!!
9.17.21 Construction Update: The campus looks amazing! Exterior work continues with landscaping and site work. Inside the building paint is really bringing the spaces to life with highlight colors and accents. Kitchen equipment, cabinets and flooring are all being installed, tile work is underway in the bathrooms.
9.7.21 Construction Update: Lots of activity happening both inside the building and on the site. On the north side of the building the foundation for the “legacy wall” is being prepared and the excavation has been completed for the soils & seeds lab foundation. Interior activity includes wall finishing and painting, flooring and work in the bathrooms and kitchen areas. On Walden Street the elevated crosswalk is underway and the drop off/pick up area is being prepped for concrete. Lots to be excited about!
9.2.21 Construction Update: Construction teams worked hard to complete the ceilings, drywall finishing, and window installation in the past two weeks. The interiors are starting to come to life with fresh coats of paint. Additionally, the parking lot paving and striping is complete.
8.21.21 Construction Update: Outside of the STEAD School, site grading and concrete are nearing completion — and the north-side barn doors have been hung. Inside, drywall finishing is ongoing and HVAC equipment has been installed.
8.9.21 Construction Update: Lots of progress is taking place! The cupolas on the roof of the STEAD School have been installed. Window/door trim and wall paneling are nearing completion, with wall framing and drywall installation beginning soon!
7.30.21 Construction Update: Interior framing is up at the STEAD School! This is a huge milestone for the project. Framing will also allow in-wall electrical and plumbing to commence soon. External window framing is being installed around the building, setting the stage for metal wall panel installation that will commence soon. Every day we get a little closer to welcoming students!
7.21.21 Construction Update:The excitement continues at the STEAD School project. Framing has arrived and installation has begun! This means the interior will really start to take the shape of the school’s future layout. Meanwhile, outside, the first lift of asphalt was applied, turning what was once mud into defined parking lot.
7.13.21 Construction Update: Things are moving along quickly at the STEAD School project! On the exterior, just some finishing touches to the roof and we can mark that as complete! Mechanical, electrical and plumbing installation continues inside, and door frames are being set in preparation for framing later this week.
6.28.21 Construction Update: Continued focus on interior mechanical and electrical work. Overall, construction continues to make good progress. We’re excited for the next couple months as preparations for the fall semester ramp up.
6.14.21 Construction Update: Drive by the STEAD School and you’ll see site infrastructure is now in progress! Concrete curb and gutter are being poured for the parking lot, and on the inside, mechanical units and fire sprinkler pipe installation is underway.
6.4.21 Construction Update: This week on the STEAD School project, construction teams finished up exterior framing and sheathing. Next up, fire protection pipe and roof panel installations.
6.1.21 – Construction Update: The STEAD School is on its way to full enclosure! This past week the Saunders construction team worked to complete exterior framing and sheathing. Next up, roof work continues with installation of trim pieces and vapor barriers.
5.20.21 – Construction Update: Construction of the STEAD School has made great progress over the past month. Some major milestones include the completion of steel erection and prepping for roof installation next week. Over the next few months, the school will really start to take shape.
4.29.21 – STEAD School Beam Signing Ceremony: The STEAD School Board of Directors, Founding Principal Kevin Denton, BuildSrong Education, Cal Fulenwider, and representatives from DLR Group and Saunders Construction hosted a beam signing and barn raising ceremony on April 29, 2021. Founding families, students and faculty joined in the event that placed the last piece of steel for the STEAD School’s first campus building.
4.17.21 – Construction Update: The STEAD School is really taking shape as steel continues to be erected. The grease interceptor was also installed, laying the groundwork for the future kitchen.
4.9.21 – Construction Update: Once again, it’s been a busy — and exciting — week of construction on the STEAD School! The last delivery of steel arrived on site and we’ve gone vertical! The first steel column was erected on Tuesday. This exciting milestone paves the way for actual buildings to take shape across the 10-acre campus.