Project Update: University of Saint Mary is On the Move
LEAVENWORTH, KS The University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas is on the move. Straub Construction is working with the University on many of their recent renovations.
Thanks to a generous donation by Charles J. Berkel, the University was able to build a state-of-the-art sport facility on their campus. Berkel, who died in November 2013, was the founder of Berkel & Co. Contractors Inc., a Bonner Springs, Kansas, -based firm that became a national leader in deep foundation construction.
The facility includes an artificial turf football field and full track including lighting for night events. A 10,000-square-foot building, which includes locker rooms, concessions, press box and a presidential suite, means the university has one of the top facilities in their conference. A new softball field was also built as part of the project.
James Mowdy and Rodney Pullen were the Superintendents for Straub Construction, and Jason Riordan was the Project Manager. Daniel Cooper and John Southard, Hollis+Miller Architects, served as Project Architects. Jarrod Mann and Ian Hartsig from Professional Engineering Consultants were the MEP Engineers, Vance Rzepka from VSR Design was in charge of the athletic field design and landscaping. Brett Napier from Napier Engineering was the Civil Engineer.
Straub Construction was also involved in the renovation of the St. Joseph Dining Hall that finished in early March. These renovations brought state-of-the-art dining facilities to the University. Halbach and Associates was the architect, Lankford and Fendler was the MEP engineer, and Bob D. Campbell was the structural engineer.