Rollins Construction Company is acting as a subcontractor to parent company S. M. Wilson & Co. to transform a 28,000 square foot student commons area inside Shreve Residence Hall into an academic support center on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The $2.1 million renovation project will turn an under-utilized area of the building’s first floor into a collaborative learning environment to support a variety of teaching styles. Rollins Construction Company will perform the project’s demolition, carpentry and concrete work.
The new academic support center will feature meeting and conference rooms, a computer classroom, administrative office, information center and a large student learning lounge that can be configured to supplement a variety of learning needs. The project is scheduled to be completed in February 2015. S. M. Wilson will provide general contracting services. MPA Architects is the project’s architect.
Founded by the Rollins family in 1977, Rollins Construction Company, located in Indianapolis, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of S. M. Wilson & Co. S. M. Wilson acquired Rollins in October 2007. For more information, visit www.rollinsconst.com.
S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $250 million in 2013 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2013 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide.