S. M. Wilson & Co. has officially broken ground on Ladue School District’s Future-Ready Schools building program in St. Louis, Missouri.
S. M. Wilson is serving as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the District’s $126 million Proposition L bond referendum passed by the community in April. Projects include renovations and additions to Ladue Middle School, Old Bonhomme Elementary School and Spoede Elementary School.
On June 16, students, parents, staff, board members and residents from the local community came out to celebrate three separate ground-breaking ceremonies to mark the beginning of construction.
“We are excited to celebrate these milestones with our community because that’s who this is about: our community,” said Ladue Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Wipke. “This is a significant step toward providing the future-ready schools that all of our students deserve and sharing our gratitude with a community that invests in the education of its children.”
Ittner Architects and Perkins+Will are the architects. Construction will be complete by the end of 2023.
S. M. Wilson has been building for Ladue Schools for 13 years having served as the Construction Manager for four building programs. Previous projects include construction of the District’s Early Childhood Learning Center, renovations and additions at Ladue Middle School, Reed Elementary School, Conway Elementary School and Old Bonhomme Elementary School. Most recently, S. M. Wilson also completed the $67M renovation and addition to Ladue Horton Watkins High School.