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By August 8, 2013No Comments

Community School has selected S. M. Wilson & Co. to construct a new 19,300 square foot performing arts center with seating for 500 at its campus in Ladue, Missouri. The Centennial Arts Center is scheduled to be completed in time for the school’s 100th anniversary celebration in April 2014.

The $2.9 million project will involve demolition of the existing arts wing at Community School and construction of a new two-story addition. The performing arts addition will feature an auditorium and classrooms to support the school’s Integrated Arts Education program including visual art, music, drama and other artistic expressions.

S. M. Wilson is providing General Contracting services for the project. Work has begun and construction is scheduled for completion in March 2014. Jerry Grunzinger GDI, LLC is the owner’s representative. Forum Studio is the project’s architect.

S. M. Wilson has planned, built and/or renovated more than $60 million in performing arts facilities for eleven public and private schools and colleges in and near the St. Louis area since 2004. These eleven facilities include more than 6,000 seats, and range in size from the 1500-seat, $19.2 million William D. Purser Center at Logan College of Chiropractic to the new 464-seat auditorium at Waterloo High School.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis and Rollins Construction Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of S. M. Wilson, in Indianapolis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $307 million in 2012 revenues, and ranks 209th in Engineering News-Record’s 2012 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information visit