Implementing strategies to meet the challenges of the ever-changing academic and campus life
Our Approach to Higher Education
Thompson Turner Construction possesses the unique expertise to execute higher education construction, approaching each facility in an honest and straightforward manner with the least possible impact on the college or university’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 higher education construction. We take pride in building on the past, making it better. Often, we help higher education institutions determine if a structure would be better renovated or if new construction would be more feasible and practical through our extensive feasibility studies.
We will deliver your project on time and on budget.
Lake City, SC
Thompson Turner Construction was hired to provide CM At-Risk Services for The Continuum, started by philanthropist Darla Moore. With its first students enrolled in August 2019, The Continuum is a collaboration between the Darla Moore Foundation, Francis Marion University, and Florence-Darlington Technical College, and serves as a one-stop shop for an associate degree and continuing education.
The design-build team of Thompson Turner Construction, McMillan Pazdan Smith (previously Watson Tate Savory), and Collins & Almers was hired by Francis Marion University to complete the design and construction of the new Hugh & Jean Leatherman Medical Complex in downtown Florence.
This center is a multi-level facility with 32,0000 SF of University programming including Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapy Programs, and a Behavioral Health Clinic. The classrooms, conference rooms, laboratories, and offices feature the latest in security practices with card access and on-site cameras. This building once served as the Downtown Florence Post Office and is listed on the South Carolina Historic Building Registrar.
Thompson Turner Construction was hired by the College of Charleston to build the new 5,100-seat, TD Arena and renovate the existing John Kresse Arena. This state-of-the-art arena is the home of College of Charleston men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams.
Thompson Turner Construction was selected to provide CM At-Risk services for the renovation and expansion of the IPTAY Center, attached to Frank Howard Football Stadium at Clemson University, home of the 2016 College Football National Champions.
Thompson Turner Construction was hired by Florence-Darlington Technical College to provide CM At-Risk services for the new construction of the Automotive & HVAC Technology Center.
Thompson Turner Construction was hired by the College of Charleston to renovate the Ballpark at Patriots Point stadium. The Ballpark at Patriots Point is the home of Cougar Baseball.