Groundbreaking: November, 2011
Grand Opening: May, 2012
Scope of Work: 1500 SF Remodel and 4800 SF Addition; lobby with store, new soils lab, additional classrooms, office space, restrooms, walk-in cooler, water collection cistern
Horticulture is the art, science, technology and business of intensive plant cultivation for human use (source; Wikipedia). In a collegiate setting, it means learning. In this new, much larger space, it means room to expand and grow the horticultural experience at Gateway Technical College.
Green processes were used during the construction of this building including recycling waste materials, using eco-friendly brick and ordering products from vendors as close to home as possible. A building for (green) plants built using green methods . . . that’s double green – GREEN². At Scherrer, our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle is a great match to these special projects.
Tucked away in the back of the new building is a 5,700 gallon cistern for water collection (pictured above). It is a 15 ft. tall tank that will collect needed water from roof drains and use the precious resource to feed plants.
Project architect, Jeff Bridleman from Partners in Design, noted , “The over project went well given the tough deadline. The project looks great and Scherrer’s Keith Lois has set the standard for on-site superintendents – I would love it if all my contractor superintendents were as good as he is.”
WOW, great job Keith and thanks for the feedback Jeff! TEAM SCHERRER ROCKS!
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