July 14, 2014
April 7, 2014
The 110-foot-long steel pedestrian bridge was installed over one of Las Cruces’s busiest roadways in less than 24 hours.
How does a 110-foot-long steel pedestrian bridge appear over a roadway in 24 hours? Assemble it ahead of time in pieces and then carefully lift and fit the segments into place with specialized equipment. That’s what a team from Sundt and joint venture partner Wooten Construction did on Friday at Las Cruces High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Their innovative approach to bridge construction took months of planning, but as a result, one of the busiest roadways in Las Cruces was closed for less than 24 hours while the new structure was installed.Check out news coverage of the event here.
The operation was part of Wooten|Sundt’s $36 million education construction project at Las Cruces High School. It includes construction of several new parking lots and athletic fields, as well as 156,000 square feet of structural additions anchored by a two-story classroom building, administration areas, a media center, and a performing arts laboratory.
Wooten|Sundt plans to have the first phase of construction completed by August 2015. The new campus additions will help improve student flow between classes and provide a safer environment for one of the state’s most populated high schools.
February 21, 2014
Artist’s rendering of Henley Hall at UC Santa Barbara
We’re pleased to announce that Sundt was recently selected as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the Henley Hall Institute for Energy Efficiency at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The 53,000-square-foot, three-story facility, designed by architect Kieran Timberlake, will include a 125-seat lecture hall, 17 laboratories, 34 faculty and postdoctoral offices, nine administrative offices and group office space to accommodate 74 graduate students.
Designed to create prime research space and leading paradigms in energy efficiency, the building will feature extensive natural lighting areas, adaptable laboratory space for evolving research needs and intelligent energy monitoring and control systems with interactive displays. The $38.5 million education construction project also will feature light emitting diodes (LEDs) with low-voltage wiring throughout the building, as well as windows and lighting that adjust with the building control systems.
December 6, 2013
Sundt’s new San Jose office expands the company’s physical presence in California and allows it to better serve clients in and around Silicon Valley.
Sundt celebrated the grand opening of its new San José, Calif., office yesterday – a move that signals our growing commitment to our clients and industry partners in Silicon Valley. Although Sundt has already been performing work in the Bay Area for several years, the new office deepens our roots and expands our presence in the state. (Sundt already has offices in San Diego, Sacramento and Irvine).
“We have been active in the Silicon Valley for some time, particularly in the public sector,” said Sundt Vice President and Regional Director Teri Jones, a longtime Sundt executive and industry veteran who will lead the new office. “Now, with several significant projects in progress and the potential for additional growth on the horizon, we believe the timing is right to commit to a full-service office that focuses on our core markets of commercial, laboratories & healthcare, education and government construction.”
Sundt has more than $200 million worth of construction currently underway in the region. Our new office is located at 226 Airport Parkway #310, San José, Calif., 95110.
November 25, 2013
Receiving the Raytheon Spirit of Education award on behalf of Sundt are (from left to right) Richard Condit, Corporate Director of Administration; Kurt Wadlington, Project Executive; Dave Crawford, President & CEO; and Eric Hedlund, Chief Operating Officer.
Sundt was presented with the Raytheon Spirit of Education Award by Tucson Values Teachers at the nonprofit organization’s gala event in Tucson last night. The award is given annually to a company that shows outstanding support of education in Southern Arizona.
“We chose Sundt for this year’s Raytheon Spirit of Education Award because the company has been committed to building educational excellence in Arizona for more than 80 years,” said Katie Rogerson, marketing director for Tucson Values Teachers. “Sundt has built more than 60 projects for the University of Arizona plus countless community college and K-12 education construction projects. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Southern Arizona’s educational landscape has been transformed by Sundt.”
The event, held at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort (constructed by Sundt in 1984), was attended by Sundt President & CEO Dave Crawford and several other members of the executive team. Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, President of Raytheon Missile Systems, and Dr. Ann Weaver Heart, President of the University of Arizona, hosted the evening.
“Every business should care about the quality of our educational system,” said Sundt Project Director Kurt Wadlington. “Sundt is honored to have been associated with so many quality educational institutions and programs in our efforts to provide meaningful support of this important economic driver.”
Sundt completed the 268,000-square-foot Health Sciences Education Building at Phoenix Biomedical Campus in 2012.
When it comes to reliable school construction, Sundt has never missed an opening day of class. Whether a project entails K-12 school construction, or university and college construction, our teams work through every detail of the project from conception to completion and startup to ensure that every factor is considered, including the development of realistic budgets and schedules, sorting through the complexities of school construction financing, and developing a schedule that minimizes disruption to classes and overall operations.
To learn more about education construction projects constructed by Sundt, click here.