Construction is underway on the new St. Cloud Tech High School with 233 pieces of precast concrete

St. Cloud Tech High School

St. Cloud, MN
General Contractor:
ICS Consulting, Inc.
Cuningham Group Architecture & IIW Minnesota
Clark Engineering
St. Cloud Area School District ISD #742


Construction is underway in the St. Cloud Area School District for the new 324,000-square-foot St. Cloud Tech High School. The facility, set to open in the fall of 2019, will accommodate 1,600 students in grades 9-12 and cost just over $100 million.

The building will be divided into six integrated learning communities on two levels and will feature a combination of flexible learning spaces, group collaboration spaces, project and science labs and collaborative teaching spaces. Career and technical education spaces will be integrated throughout the building. The design is intended to be adaptable for the future, support a variety of learning styles and foster global preparedness.

At the heart of the school is a two-story commons area that features walls of glass overlooking the landscape. In addition to school functions, the large space is intended to be used for community events.

Wells Concrete produced and erected more than 80,000 sq. ft. of precast concrete for the fieldhouse, auditorium and pool portion of this construction project. More than 100 members precast included insulated wall panels with a polish finish used and erected in the auditorium and pool areas. Polish is a newer architectural feature for Wells Concrete and we are proud to be able to use it on this project.  This polish process uses a series of diamond grinding wheels to polish the surface, which results in exposure of the aggregate with a smooth polished finish similar to polished granite.  In addition to polish, acid etch and sandblast finishes were used on various wall panels and spandrels.  Nearly 20 pieces of stadia risers were placed in the pool area awaiting future spectators.

Product Sq. Ft. #
Arch Insul Wall 60,300 164
Flat Architectural 236 4
Rectangular Beam 116 1
Single Rise Stadia 2,006 19
Standard Tee 12,438 15
Stick Column 72 2
Struct Solid Wall 5,478 28
Totals 80,646 233

Watch the construction progress here:

For more information about this project, contact Rick Ostgard.