The award with Eastman Hall in the background
Terra Construction won the Project of the Year award in the Government Construction Project category for its work on renovating Eastman Hall from a gymnasium into a Center for Health & Wellness Innovation.
The project involved renovating the 1930s-building to add a third floor and build classrooms, exam rooms, labs, and therapy rooms.
Center that serves students seeking recovery from a substance use disorder.
“The project was a really important project for the university,” said Phil Moessner, St. Cloud State assistant vice president of Facilities Management. “From that perspective it was a lot of fun to work on the project. It is great for the facility and the whole team to be recognized for creating this wonderful facility for our students.”
The renovation was completed thanks to an $18.6 million in renovation funding approved by the Minnesota Legislature in 2017.
Moessner and Construction Coordinator Larry Blaiser attended the MCA Awards Gala Jan. 29 to accept the award along with Lead Architect Basem Hammami, of RSP Architects, and Terra Construction Project Managers Jason Whiting and Brendan McNamera and other senior executives.
The Government Construction Project award recognizes excellence in projects for schools and other government-funded projects.
Other projects submitted in the category included:
- The Le Sueur County Justice Center by Adolfson & Peterson Construction
- Metro Transit Police Facility Addition/Remodel by Donlar Construction
- Centerview Elementary School by Kraus-Anderson