Education Projects

Corral Drive Elementary School

Project Description: Corral Drive Elementary has received a much needed boost in space and in access to the building. Faculty has been struggling to accommodate the student levels and vehicle access for the past few years. This year they got relief they needed in the form of a new front entrance, more classrooms and improved traffic flow. The interior was expanded by about 10,000 sf. The administration area was moved to the new entrance and previous admin space was renovated into classrooms. The hilly topography of the site was massively changed to accommodate traffic flow and parking. Two new parking lots have been added as well as a new exit lane to the front of the school, and a new ingress/egress was added to the rear of the building.

Architect: Architecture Incorporated
Project Manager: John Neisner
Superintendent: Frank Erck

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Dakota Middle School Theatre and Addition

Project Description: Western South Dakota construction crews have totally renovated and added to the historic Dakota Middle School. The project included major renovation to much of the facility and a four-story addition off the southwest corner of the building. The 1937 Theatre has received a completely new stage area, a more spacious and comfortable viewing area, updated heating and cooling systems, and functional backstage support space. The project was a collaboration of Rapid City Area Schools, Rapid City Performing Arts Coalition, and the City of Rapid City. Scull Construction took great care to preserve the historical integrity of the building.

Architect: Architecture Incorporated
Project Manager: John Neisner
Assistant Project Manager: Bobbie Christenson
Superintendent: Gerald Neiss and Scott Smith

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Rapid City East Middle School

Project Description: This new 145,000-square-foot school houses about 600 sixth, seventh, and eighth-graders and serves students from Valley View and Rapid Valley elementary schools. The school was designed by Rapid City architect, Upper Deck Architects, and sits on a multi-acre complex with baseball, football, and soccer fields. It's called East Middle School, and it's the largest of the Rapid City's five middle schools.

Architect: Upper Deck Architects
Project Manager: Danny Wegner
Assistant Project Manager: Bobbie Christenson
Superintendent: Don Carlson

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Batesland & Rockyford Schools - Shannon County

Project Description: Two rural communities in southwest South Dakota have new schools. The facilities are designed to appropriately respond to the educational needs of the children and to serve community needs as well. The buildings are state-of-the-art with regards to technology, communications, and security, and incorporate current green building technologies.

Architect: Lyle Hendricksen and Encompass Architects
Project Manager: Mike Charnholm and Brandon Moore
Assistant Project Manager: CJ Farrar
Superintendent: Don Bunker and Jeff Sachs

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Piedmont Elementary School

Project Description: The Meade School District has added a new two-story elementary school building to its list of assets. The school is approximately 77,000 square feet with two wings that flank a central core area. The school has a central open staircase and stairs at the end of each wing. An elevator will serve both levels from the core area.

Architect: TSP
Project Manager: Jeff Clark
Assistant Project Manager: Bobbie Christenson
Superintendent: Jake Pehringer

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Western Dakota Tech Mickelson Expansion

Project Description: This expansion includes space for new and existing programs, a new campus entrance, and a one-stop-shop for all WDT business functions. The new building also includes public meeting/educational space and WDT's Corporate Education Center.

Architect: Fourfront Design
Project Manager: Jeff Clark
Assistant Project Manager: Bobbie Christenson
Superintendent: Robert Johnson

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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Surbeck Center Renovation Phase II

Project Description: In order to complete this major renovation in time for the beginning of the fall semester, an extremely aggressive construction schedule was maintained throughout the six month project. The two-story Student Union facility underwent extensive renovation and remodeling to virtually all of its services and systems. Aging mechanical and electrical systems were replaced and upgraded to more efficient systems. The food service and dining facilities were totally revamped to offer better cuisine in a modern atmosphere. The administrative and student organization office spaces were remodeled and common areas were improved.

Architect: Architecture Incorporated
Project Manager: Jeff Clark
Assistant Project Manager: Bobbie Christenson
Superintendent: Don Bunker

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Black Hills State University Student Union

Addition and Renovation LEED® Certified Silver

Project Description: This addition/remodel on the BHSU Campus consists of a two-story addition plus a partial basement to the existing three-story student union. The addition includes new food service space and student organization space as well as mechanical, commons and support spaces. The remodel portion of the project includes a new health clinic, new office space, conference rooms, a new bookstore and student lounge spaces. The project achieved LEED Silver status. The new construction portion of the project is 29,972 square feet and the major remodel portion is approximately 25,000 square feet.

*LEED- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Architect: Williams Associates
Project Manager: Mike Charnholm
Assistant Project Manager: Bobbie Christenson
Superintendent: Don Carlson

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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Peterson Hall and Renovation to Surbeck Center (Phase I)

Project Description: Besides extensive remodeling of the existing ballroom, bowling area and recreation center within the Surbeck Center, a landmark building on the SDSM&T campus, this project also involved a 48-suite dorm addition. We were able to provide modern dorm rooms for students in a very cost effective manner, doing construction while the very busy Surbeck Center was occupied.

Architect: Thurston Design Group
Project Manager: Danny Wegner
Assistant Project Manager: Bobbie Christenson
Superintendent: Don Carlson

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Porcupine Elementary School

LEED® Certified Silver

Project Description: This building is one of the finest elementary schools in western South Dakota. The modern learning facility is designed to serve a student population of 300 students and is programmed to facilitate and support multi-grade learning units. Additionally, new program space includes educational, administrative and support spaces, gymnasium with a special bamboo (rapidly-renewable resource) playing surface, locker rooms, food services, media center, special education facilities, and support for science, art, and music.

It is modern in two ways: the way it functions with students, and in the environmentally responsible way it was designed and built. The building itself is LEED® Certified at a Silver level. This means it was awarded for following stringent building practices and operates in an energy efficient manner. At the heart of the building lies a complete geothermal heating and cooling system to efficiently condition the building. 25 percent of the building materials were regionally extracted/manufactured and 28 percent of the material was recycled content. The Construction Waste Program implemented by Scull diverted 80.33 percent of the waste from the landfill by either re-use or recycling.

*LEED- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Architect: Encompass Architects
Project Manager: Mike Charnholm
Superintendent: Don Bunker

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General Beadle Elementary School

Project Description: The School District has an innovative new elementary school and building that is an asset to the community. General Beadle Elementary includes a gymnasium, classrooms, media center, public areas for social services, dental and physician clinics available to the community, and public library space. This project is innovative in that it includes these public services within the project. The school is a first of its kind in the region.

Architect: Neumann Monson Wictor Architects
Project Manager: Danny Wegner
Assistant Project Manager: Bobbie Christenson
Superintendent: Don Carlson

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Custer High School

Project Description: Scull Construction's design/build team worked with the owner and TSP to design a building best suited to the customer's needs and financial limitations. One solution was combining multifunctional areas for most efficient use of the space. The two-story high school features a college-sized gymnasium, two volleyball courts, a 714-seat theater, wrestling room, and weight room. A geothermal heating system was installed. Design and construction were completed in 14 months. This building was the co-winner of the 2005 Behlen Building of the Year - Schools Category

Architect: TSP, Inc. and West Plain Engineering
Project Manager: Mike Charnholm
Superintendent: Don Bunker

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Hill City High School

Project Description: This striking building has become a unique landmark in Hill City. A variety of non-typical angles and roof lines combined with multiple styles and patterns of brickwork to create several distinctive looks, depending on the angle from which the building is viewed. The small site with limited staging for equipment and materials presented some unusual challenges. Classrooms, computer rooms, science labs, administrative offices and meeting rooms as well as a 360-seat auditorium/theater make up this new high school. The majority of the subcontractors and suppliers on this project were small businesses.

Architect: Upper Deck Architects
Project Manager: Danny Wegner
Assistant Project Manager: Bobbie Christenson
Superintendent: Glenn Schmaltz

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Hill City Middle School Addition

Project Description:This addition to the Hill City Middle School gives the students and the community new athletic facilities. The 20,000 square feet addition houses a new competition gym, a wrestling room, running track, locker rooms, and lobby/commons area. Built to be a long lasting asset for the school system, the building is mostly masonry construction with a brick and EIFS exterior to match the existing school.

*EIFS External Insulation Finishing System, has a stucco-type look

Architect: TSP, Inc.
Project Manager: Danny Wegner
Assistant Project Manager: Bobbie Christenson
Superintendent: Arvid Amdahl

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Other Projects

  • Douglas Stadium
  • Eagle Butte School
  • Oglala Lakota Community College Multi-Purpose Building and Classroom Addition

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