Bennett Building Corp. was retained by Applewild School two full years prior to the construction phase of this new 8,500 square foot dining hall to provide pre-construction services and assist their project team in overall evaluation, costing and constructability of multiple building concepts. The collaborative team approach to project delivery consisting of key school personnel, architects, owners representative and contractor produced a highly successful design, capital campaign and construction phase.
Through detailed planning with the team, Bennett Building successfully implemented construction of this project within a very busy, fully functioning, central portion of the campus without any disruption to school program or campus activities.
Applewild, a private K through 8 school, utilized the construction on campus to create a school year curriculum, integrating on-going construction activities into teachable lessons. One such topic was the benefits associated with the PV Solar Array System which was installed on the building’s roof.
APPLEWILD SCHOOL DINING HALL
“Bennett Building Corp. partnered with us to build a magnificent Dining Hall completed in spring 2012 that is central to our program. We hired Bennett because we were confident they understood our circumstances and would be directly involved in the project, unlike the teams from other impressive, larger companies we interviewed. The building came in on time, under budget, and at no point was quality ever sacrificed. The building showcases our new campus plan and continues to receive rave reviews. Bennett Building Corp. has the highest integrity, deliberates carefully, provides reliable and accurate advice, and is committed to the highest quality result for their client. I look forward to the opportunity to work with them again.”
-Chris Williamson, Head of School