Higher Education


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.

Featured Projects


The Continuum

Lake City, SC
CM At-Risk

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.


Francis Marion University Hugh & Jean Leatherman Medical Education Complex

Florence, SC

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.


College of Charleston TD Arena

Charleston, SC​
Hard Bid

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.


Clemson University IPTAY Center

Clemson, SC
CM At-Risk

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.


FDTC Automotive & HVAC Technology Center​

Florence, SC​
CM At-Risk

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.


College of Charleston Baseball Stadium

Charleston, SC
Hard Bid

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.

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