Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, completed the $39 million Center for Nursing and Health Sciences at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park in St. Louis.
Targeted for LEED Silver certification, the building is situated along I-64, a well-traveled thoroughfare that passes through the Greater St. Louis area. The center is a landmark on the urban college campus, with high visibility from many of St. Louis’ civic treasures, including Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo and Saint Louis Science Center. Construction on the building began in March 2018, and it opened to students and faculty in August of this year.
The Center for Nursing and Health Sciences expands on the college’s popular programs in health sciences, which appeal to students who wish to explore a variety of health care professions. The new building offers a comprehensive dental clinic, an allied health program, additional instructional classrooms, as well as space for future innovation. Modern science laboratories provide an in-depth exploration of human anatomy and physiology, as well as skilled nursing. Innovative learning areas – some with MRI machines, an intensive care unit and operating rooms – are designed to simulate a 21st century hospital setting. The center currently serves 400 students enrolled in STLCC’s health science programs.
The Tarlton team included Sondra Rotty, vice president and project director; Andrew Nelch, senior project manager; Royale Jones, project engineer; Patrick Murphy, project superintendent; Joe Carr, cost engineer; and Greg Sweeso, preconstruction. KAI Design & Build served as architect, and 40 additional consultants and subcontractors worked on the project.