St. Cloud Technical High School
St. Cloud, MN
The new 324,000-square-foot St. Cloud Tech High School accommodates 1,600 students in grades 9-12 and cost just over $100 million to construct. The design, which is intended to be adaptable for the future, has the building divided into six integrated learning communities on two levels and features a combination of flexible learning spaces, group collaboration spaces, project and science labs and collaborative teaching spaces.
Wells Concrete completed production and erection for this project at the end of June 2018 and the school opened in the fall 2019. The project included more than 100,000 square feet of precast concrete for the field house, auditorium, and pool portion of this new school. Nearly 20 pieces of stadia risers were placed for future spectators, with 100’ double tees making up the roof over the pool area.
150 insulated wall panels and spandrels were produced and erected in the auditorium and pool areas, showcasing a combination of acid etch, polish, and sandblast finishes. Polishing, which is a new addition to Wells Concrete’s finish offerings, uses a series of diamond grinding wheels to polish the precast concrete surface, resulting in exposure of the aggregate with a smooth polished finish similar to polished granite.