The Second Century Campaign transforming the landscape of the school and providing the resources necessary to revolutionize teaching and learning for faculty and students for years to come.
As of July 2017, gifts from $2,500 to $2 million have yielded more than $16 M in a comprehensive campaign that funds Facilities Transformation ($10.4 M), Annual Fund ($2.9M) and Programmatic Endowments ($2.7M).
Early gifts to the campaign allowed Collegiate to begin construction on the two new buildings, slated for completion in time for opening day of the 2017-18 school year. Because these new facilities are so critical for teaching and learning, Collegiate’s administration is boldly opening the facilities to serve students and faculty with confidence that the Collegiate community will invest the remaining $3.9M needed to realize the $20M total goal.
Since 2011, t through. recognize the Centennial milestone by embarking on the largest campaign in school history.
We continue to secure leadership gifts as we launch the Community Phase of the campaign in which all members of the community will be solicited for both the Second Century Facilities Transformation and the Annual Fund.
The purpose of the Second Century Construction Project is to create dining, performing and visual arts, design and research spaces that will transform teaching and learning for all Collegiate students and faculty. The goals of this facilities transformation are to support the school’s mission into its second century, to create a unified campus that is secure, flexible and contiguous and to provide spaces that all of our students will utilize. The new construction encompasses two buildings - one two-story and another three-story - that connect seamlessly with the architecture and flow of the campus and surrounding neighborhood.
The two-story building provides the Dan and Frances Street Learning Commons, the ArevaCEDE (Center for Entrepreneurship, Engineering, and Design) and future classrooms for students and faculty to study, learn, seek out reference materials, conduct research, collaborate and problem-solve.
The first floor of the three-story building will be a daily hub for students and faculty to gather for nutritious meals in the Thornton Family Dining Commons. The upper two floors will be the home to the Owsley Brown Family Performing and Visual Arts Center.
Construction began in spring 2016, and will be complete in August 2017 for the opening of the 2017-18 school year. We will keep you informed of the progress occurring on campus through our Construction Blog and this webpage. We look forward to the participation of every member of the Collegiate community in transforming teaching and learning for all of our students and faculty.
Collegiate broke ground on the Second Century Construction Project with a ceremony following the 2016 Kindergarten Derby. For a full history on the extensive planning and community preparations to begin this project, click here.September 2016
The roof is installed and the building is dried in.Junior Kindergarten
The JK playground reopens behind the Courtenay House, adjacent to the Lower School, after installation of a trike slab and 6-foot fence.Thornton Family Dining Commons
The slab is poured and the structural steel is set.
The structural steel is set for the second and third floors, and the bar joists are installed for the roof. The metal deck is installed for the second and third floors, and the roof deck is completed.
Since 1945, Wehr Constructors has developed a portfolio of healthcare, worship, educational, judicial, industrial and institutional facilities ranging in costs from $100,000 to over $75 million. Although their focus over the past 20 years has been healthcare and worship facilities, they have completed numerous educational and commercial facilities in the central Kentucky region. Wehr Constructors is owned and operated by the Berry family which includes five generations of general contracting and engineering experience. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky with offices in Lexington, Kentucky and Tampa, Florida, they are proud to be the largest general contractor and construction manager in the Louisville area.
OMR Architects believe in a collaborative approach to architecture in which every building study and design is a unique response to their client's particular goals, concerns and needs.
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