Wanek Center

High Point, North Carolina

Project Owner: High Point University

Designer: Perkins Eastman

Frank L. Blum Construction Company was chosen by High Point University to build a multi-use complex that includes dormitories, an adult gaming restaurant, a steak house restaurant, and movie theater among other amenities.

The mammoth 277,000-square-foot project is two L-shaped buildings surrounding an inner courtyard, and includes 600 student beds and a cafeteria, as well as a library, convenience store, and banquet/conference space.

Construction started in May 2008, and was completed in time for the fall 2009 semester. The accelerated schedule meant site work and steel fabrication began before design was finalized and guaranteed maximum price determined.

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