By SCN Staff
BELOIT, Wis.—Scherrer Construction Co., Inc., in partnership with Bray Architects, recently completed an $18 million construction project to build the new Garden Prairie Intermediate School within the Beloit Turner School District.
The new 86,000-square-foot building features an updated infrastructure, improved learning environments and an upgraded safety and security system. Construction on the project included a new cafeteria, a two-station gym with a 400-seat bleacher system, a library and media center and a dedicated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) area.
Additionally, the building features themed academic wings such as riverfront, farmland and wilderness to enhance student learning and inspiration. Each wing is equipped with individual locker areas, bathrooms and breakout rooms. The hallways are also designed to be large enough for small groups of students to work in.
“The way we educate students continues to evolve, as do the buildings we teach them in,” explained Ben Templin, principal and executive vice president of Scherrer Construction. “The specialized wings and learning areas throughout the Garden Prairie Intermediate School will help students prepare for the future and learn in the most optimal space possible for years to come.”
The Garden Prairie Intermediate School will replace the Townview Elementary School. The school and its partners celebrated the new school with a ribbon-cutting in late August.
Family-owned and operated since 1928, Scherrer Construction is a full-service general contractor and construction management firm with offices in Burlington, Wis., and Wausau, Wis.