Thompson Turner professionals have special expertise in the construction and renovation of all types of K-12 facilities
Our Approach to K-12 Construction
Since 2001, Thompson Turner Construction has specialized in K12 construction, approaching each facility in an honest and straightforward manner with the least possible impact on the school’s normal operations. From the construction of new facilities to renovations and additions on occupied campuses, we will successfully deliver your project on time and on budget while keeping the safety of your students, staff, and community as our top priority.
One of the most rewarding services we perform is evaluating the potential reuse and revitalization of existing K-12 construction. We take pride in building on the past, making it better. Often, we help districts determine if a structure would be better renovated or if new construction would be more feasible and practical through our extensive feasibility studies.
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
Thompson Turner Construction was commissioned by Berkeley County School District to provide Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) services for design and construction phases of the new Philip Simmons High School. The new high school is a 230,000 SF facility and was constructed in the development of the Cainhoy Plantation. Opened in August 2017, the high school houses 1,400 students with core facilities to accommodate a potential expansion to 1,600 students. The design of the school was planned around learning communities or academies that create smaller schools within the realm of a larger high school. The new high school features a 1,000-seat theater, a full-size gymnasium with an auxiliary gym, a STEM facility, a health science academy, outdoor learning centers, and a business and hospitality academy.
Thompson Turner Construction and LS3P Architects were selected as a design-build team by Richland School District Two to provide design and construction services for the new 747-student Jackson Creek Elementary School. The project is located in an area of the district to relieve overcrowding at nearby elementary schools. The 26-acre site has some unique challenges, including wetlands, that necessitated a compact footprint and two-story classroom “neighborhood” layout to accommodate the necessary 126,000 square feet. The building and site design incorporate flexible indoor and outdoor learning environments.
Thompson Turner Construction was commissioned by Spartanburg School District 2 to provide CM At-Risk services for design and construction phases of the new construction of an approximately 95,000 SF PreK – 4 Grade Elementary School #8. This project is located on approximately 64 acres. The school is a PK-4 school with an estimated enrollment of 700 students, with a core for 900.
Thompson Turner Construction and Jumper Carter Sease Architects were hired by Charleston County School District to provide design-build services for design and construction phases of the new Carolina Park Elementary School, located near a busy, residential community. Carolina Park Elementary School is a new elementary school designed for 900 students on 22 acres, currently under construction. The facility contains 148,524 square feet, including instructional space for Pre-K through 5th grade. The facility was designed with sustainable initiatives, including incorporating natural light throughout interior spaces with ample windows, carefully placed to maximize the positive effects, while minimizing glare and heat gain. Sun shading devices and translucent glazing are specifically located to protect openings while still allowing maximum day lighting into interior spaces.
Sullivan’s Island, SC
Thompson Turner Construction was hired by Charleston County School District to provide CM At-Risk services for design and construction of the new Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, located in a busy, coastal residential community, and is one of only three beachfront schools in the country.
Thompson Turner Construction completed the building and finishing package for the W.J. Keenan High School. This included all facets of the job with the exception of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing which was contracted directly between the owner and MEP subcontractors. The project consisted of the 256,000-square-foot facility situated on a 110 acre site in northeast Columbia and included classrooms, laboratory, media center, cafeteria, basketball gymnasium including locker rooms. The project also consisted of ROTC rooms, home economics rooms with stoves, video production room, engineering labs, sheet metal shop, engine repair shop and a wood shop. The project also included the state-of-the-art performing arts complex with a hydraulic orchestra pit. Exterior athletic facilities were also added to the project once construction started. These facilities included softball, baseball, football and track fields, as well as practice fields. The site is in excess of one hundred acres and was a greenfield site requiring extensive clearing and earth moving in excess of 400,000 cubic yards of soil.
Thompson Turner Construction and Jumper Carter Sease Architects were commissioned by Charleston County School District to provide design-build services for the new Jennie Moore Elementary School.
Thompson Turner Construction was hired by Meeting Street Academy to build a new 20,000 SF facility composed of brick, stone, and metal panels. The building is a steel frame structure designed to withstand 130 MPH winds and seismic events.