EDUCATION
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Experts in Education Construction


From K-12 to Higher Education, C.D. Smith has extensive experience building state-of-the-art educational facilities. We believe institutes are more than just classrooms. From the physical school buildings to the athletic complexes surrounding them, we develop a complete understanding of your campus and project goals. 

With over 80 years of diverse education construction experience, we understand the constraints of spaces, complex schedules and limited budgets. Our team of experts adds value and minimizes risk for our clients by developing realistic budgets, limiting disruptions to school operations and creating safe construction zones. 


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Education Projects in the News

Building Cardinal Stadium: New Sports Complex for Fond du Lac Schools | Beneath the Hard Hat® 04.03.2024

Fond du Lac School District Cardinal Stadium view of field from bleachers built by CD Smith Construction in Wisconsin


St. Matthew School Breaks Ground on Daycare Addition + Renovation Project | Beneath the Hard Hat® 03.25.2024

Little kids with shovels of dirt at St. Matthew School daycare project groundbreaking with CD Smith Construction


Pulaski Community School District Breaks Ground on Hillcrest Elementary Project | Beneath the Hard Hat® 03.20.2024

Superintendent students and project team with shovels and CD Smith Construction hard hats at Pulaski Hillcrest Elementary School Project Groundbreaking


Moraine Park Technical College AIR Center Construction Project Ribbon-Cutting | Beneath the Hard Hat® 02.19.2024

Moraine Park AIR Center Project Ribbon Cutting with Donor Group after CD Smith Construction Complete



Pulaski High School Groundbreaking Technical Education Addition Project | 02.29.2024 BENEATH THE HARD HAT®

Superintendent students and project team with shovels and CD Smith Construction hard hats at Pulaski High School Tech Ed Addition Project Groundbreaking


Building Modern Schools and Education Support in Wisconsin Communities | 02.19.2024 BENEATH THE HARD HAT®

Library Interior of School built by CD Smith Construction with Teacher and Students with headline about K-12 Public Schools Challenges and Community


Building the Future with Grants for Skilled Trades and Construction Management | 02.14.2024 BENEATH THE HARD HAT®

Skilled Trades High School Students and Project Manager on Mass Timber Construction Site with headline for 2024 construction grants


 

Moraine Park Technical College AIR Center Construction Project Update | February 2024 | 02.01.2024 BENEATH THE HARD HAT®

CD Smith Construction Building Project Update on Moraine Park Technical College AIR Center in Fond du Lac Wisconsin


Advanced Construction High School Student Receives Scholarship for Construction Management Pursuit | Washington County Insider 01.21.2024


Moraine Park Technical College AIR Center Construction Project Update | January 2024 | 01.19.2024 BENEATH THE HARD HAT®


Building for the Future: LEED® and WELL™ Certifications in Construction | 01.04.2023 BENEATH THE HARD HAT®

LEED® and WELL™ Certifications + Education Construction: Students and staff need educational facilities that support a culture and environment for learning. Schools that prioritize the well-being of their students and staff are not just creating better learning environments, they're also investing in the future. LEED and WELL certifications can contribute to improved academic performance, reduced absenteeism, and even lower teacher turnover rates. By providing students with access to natural light, clean air, and comfortable temperatures, these certifications can create a nurturing environment that fosters learning and growth. High-performance schools attract and retain top teachers, who are increasingly seeking workplaces that prioritize their health and well-being. A dedicated, passionate faculty leads to engaged students and a thriving school community.

Exterior facade of modern school building and new construction of cafeteria completed education project


Kiel Students Learn About Construction Skilled Trades at Concrete Pour | Beneath the Hard Hat® 12.27.2023

 

Kiel High School Tech Ed Class observes concrete pour onsite in school with CD Smith Construction superintendent and laborer


Fond du Lac ACE Academy Ice Shanty : 2023-24 Construction Education Project | Beneath the Hard Hat® 12.18.2023

C.D. Smith Construction Building School Partnerships Fond du Lac High School Teacher with rep working on ACE Shanty Project for Construction and Skilled Trades Career and Technical Education


 

Marian University Celebrates New Nursing Space Renovation | Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) 12.15.2023


PRESS RELEASE: Ribbon Cutting for Marian University's New Nursing Space | 12.14.2023 BENEATH THE HARD HAT®

A ribbon cutting at the conclusion of Marian University's Nurse Pinning Ceremony celebrates the completed renovation of the new state-of-the-art Nursing space.

Marian University New Nursing Space Ribbon Cutting CD Smith Construction Renovation Project Interior Sim Lab Shown Here


University of Wisconsin-Madison Opens Veterinary Medicine Expansion | Tradeline 11.20.2023UW-Madison Veterinary Medicine education C.D. Smith Construction general contractor building addition renovation project


School of Veterinary Medicine expansion celebrated | University of Wisconsin-Madison News news.wisc.edu 11.14.2023Five people at University of Wisconsin Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine ribbon cutting ceremony


National Apprenticeship Week 2023: Celebrating the Future of the Construction Trades | Exploring Construction Apprenticeships with C.D. Smith 11.13.2023Youth apprentice Austin Loehr with CD Smith Construction at Moraine Park AIR Center project with jobsite superintendents

 

 

 


Pulaski Community School District Breaks Ground on Sunnyside Elementary Project | Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 11.02.2023

Superintendent students and project team with shovels and CD Smith Construction hard hats at Pulaski School District Sunnyside Project Groundbreaking


Groundbreaking Ceremony Celebrates New Additions and Renovations to Bessie Allen Middle School and Horace Mann High School | Project Profile 10.4.2023

Golden shovels at groundbreaking ceremony with cd smith construction for renovations and addition projects at the School District of North Fond du Lac


BUILDING BLOCKS: University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Clow Social Science Center renovation | The Daily Reporter 10.3.2023


UW–Oshkosh: Celebrates Clow Social Science Center renovation with ribbon cutting | WisBusiness.com 10.2.2023

UW-Oshkosh CLOW Science Center & Nursing Education Building Renovation | Project Profile 09.29.2023

Exterior Photo of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Clow Science Center and Nursing Education Building


‘The space that you learn in does matter’: UWO rededicates Clow Academic Complex | UW Oshkosh Today 09.28.2023

Rededication ceremony photo of those involved in University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Clow Science Center and Nursing Education Building


UW Oshkosh hosts rededication of its Clow Academic Complex | WFRV Local 5 Green Bay 09.28.2023


UWO’s Clow Academic Complex renovation provides modern center for teacher education | UW Oshkosh Today 09.19.2023

Nursing coat with close-up view of UWO University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh College of Nursing embroidery


UW-Oshkosh celebrates $27 million academic building renovation | WLUK 09.28.2023


Clow renovation complete, features technology, sustainability upgrades | Advance-Titan 08.31.2023


Marian University launches two new business disciplines for students | The Business News 09.25.2023

Article photo of Marian University auditorium to accompany business news story of construction management and insurance disciplines


Marian University Bash: Building Careers in Healthcare + Construction: Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 08.11.2023

Marian University Executives Faculty Students and Sisters pose for construction demolition bash celebration at new home of the Nursing Program


Moraine Park Technical College AIR Center Construction Project Update | August 2023: Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 08.02.2023

Project Engineer Intern Sam Schaefer at AIR Center construction jobsite with Moraine Park Technical College and CD Smith


Partnerships in Education | Building Tomorrow with Marian University's Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program: Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 08.01.2023

Students in Marian University Summer Academy visit CD Smith Fond du Lac Athletic Stadium endzone for photo opp IMG_1535


Building Treffert Studios Fulfills First-of-its-Kind Healthcare Vision | Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 07.18.2023

Interior View of Common Area, Front Desk and Kitchen Cafe Built for Treffert Studios Healthcare Facility and Learning Clinic by CD Smith Construction in Fond du Lac Wisconsin IMG_1784


Press Box Installation Construction Milestone on Fond du Lac Athletic Stadium Project | Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 07.10.2023

05 Fond du Lac School District Athletic Stadium Construction with CD Smith Crane lifting Press Box into Place-IMG_1140


Marinette School District Project: The Right Team to Right-Size Educational Spaces | Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 06.16.2023

Marinette School District Library and Classroom Interiors with students after construction completion21006-0411


Building the Future: Architecture & Construction Skilled Trades Youth Apprenticeships | Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 06.16.2023

 Youth Apprentice Caleb Building the Future in Construction Skilled Trades with CD Smith


Project Update: North Building Expansion at UW-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine | University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine's 06.08.2023 Facebook Post 


BUILDING CAREERS: 2023 SKILLED TRADES CONSTRUCTION GRANT WINNERS | Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 06.01.2023

Feature-Three Students Receive Skilled Trades Construction Grant from CD Smith Construction


BUILDING SCHOOLS WITH EXCELLENCE: HORIZON AWARD-WINNING ACE PROGRAM | Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 06.01.2023

Fond du Lac High School ACE Academy Students Instructor and Superintendent with Horizon Award as reported by CD Smith Construction


BUILDING FUTURES: ACE ACADEMY APPRENTICE SIGNING + GRANT SUPPORT | Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 05.25.2023

CD Smith Construction at Fond du Lac High School ACE Academy Apprenticeship Signing Day with Hunter Habersat signing with Local 34


Moraine Park Breaks Ground on AIR Center | Moraine Park Technical College 05.17.2023

Moraine Park Technical College marks the start of first project in $55 million referendum | FOX 11 News 05.17.2023


MORAINE PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE AIR CENTER CONSTRUCTION GROUNDBREAKING | Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog

C.D. Smith Construction Team at Moraine Park Technical College Groundbreaking


Fond du Lac School District Groundbreaking Commences Stadium Construction | Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 04.21.2023

03 Fond du Lac School District Groundbreaking Cardinal Athletic Stadium with CD Smith Construction 1682001306199


Fond du Lac schools break ground on new $5.3 million multi-purpose stadium, expected to be completed this year | FDL Reporter 04.17.2023


NEW STADIUM AT FHS | Fond du Lac School District 

Excel Engineering Rendering of Fond du Lac School District Cardinals Stadium to be build by C.D. Smith Construction


MARCH 13TH CEREMONY CELEBRATES OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEW SCHOOL AND PUBLIC LIBRARY | KOHLER, WISCONSIN | Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog 

Ribbon-cutting participants in Kohler Public Library at dedication ceremony in Wisconsin


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Whether you are looking for a construction manager, general contractor or design-build partner, our goal is to ensure your project is completed on schedule, within budget and with the utmost concern for safety.  We help school boards, committees and other stakeholders ensure every detail is met: from navigating the complexities of school construction financing to making decisions that impact the building’s lifecycle, to defining – and meeting – a schedule that prioritizes student safety.

 

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Educational Facilities

Our work in educational construction includes group learning classrooms, open collaboration spaces, dedicated STEAM classrooms, maker spaces, art classrooms, lecture halls, music classrooms, learning resource centers, laboratories, aquaponics, performance centers, shop classrooms, innovation kitchens, fitness facilities, competition pools, gymnasiums, recreation centers and entire campuses. 
 

 

Education CONSTRUCTION PROJECT EXPERIENCE

We know that K-12 schools and higher education campuses are more than buildings. That's why we're building state-of-the-art educational facilities to support diverse learning experiences for students and educators. Scroll down for a preview of our EDUCATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT EXPERIENCE or explore more K-12 or higher education construction projects using this link to the YOUR INDUSTRY: EDUCATION CONSTRUCTION pages of our website.

Our work in educational construction includes Group Learning Classrooms

Group Learning Classrooms

Open Collaboration Spaces

Open Collaboration Spaces

Dedicated STEM Classrooms

Dedicated STEM Classrooms

Art Classrooms

Art Classrooms

Lecture Halls

Lecture Halls

Music Classrooms

Music Classrooms

Learning Resource Centers

Learning Resource Centers

Laboratories

Laboratories

Aquaponics

Aquaponics

Performing Arts Centers

Performing Arts Centers

Shop Classrooms

Shop Classrooms

Innovation Kitchens

Innovation Kitchens

Fitness Centers

Fitness Centers

Competition Pools

Competition Pools

Gymnasium-Port-Washington

Gymnasiums

 

 

 

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k-12 EDUCATION
Experience

ACE Academy | Fond du Lac, WI

Amy Belle Elementary | Germantown, WI

Ashwaubenon Community Center | Ashwaubenon, WI

Ashwaubenon Community Pool | Ashwaubenon, WI

Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center | Ashwaubenon, WI

Bessie Allen Middle School | North Fond du Lac, WI

Barneveld High School Renovations | Barneveld, WI

Brandon Elementary | Brandon, WI

Brillion ES/MS Renovations | Brillion, WI

Cadott Elementary School | Cadott, WI

Campbellsport K-12 School | Campbellsport, WI

Chegwin Elementary | Fond du Lac, WI

Chilton Catholic School | Chilton, WI

Christian Faith Fellowship | Milwaukee, WI

Columbus Elementary/Discover Charter School | Columbus, WI

Columbus High School | Columbus, WI

Columbus Intermediate/Middle School | Columbus, WI

County Line Elementary | Germantown, WI

Cumberland Elementary | Whitefish Bay, WI

Dunwiddie Elementary School | Port Washington, WI

Early Learning Center | North Fond du Lac, WI

Evans Elementary | Fond du Lac, WI

Faith Lutheran Church & School | Fond du lac, WI

Fond du Lac High School | Fond du lac, WI

Fond du Lac High School Renovations | Fond du Lac, WI

Fond du Lac Recreation Center | Fond du Lac, WI

Franklin Elementary | Fond du Lac, WI

Friendship Learning Center | North Fond du Lac, WI

Germantown High School | Germantown, WI

Grace Lutheran Church and School | Oshkosh, WI

Green Lake School Roof | Green Lake, WI

Hilbert Elementary School | Hilbert, WI

Hilbert MS/HS Renovations | Hilbert, WI

Horace Mann High School | North Fond du Lac, WI

Kennedy Middle School | Germantown, WI

Kewaskum Doc Mitchell Complex | Kewaskum, WI

Kewaskum Elementary School | Kewaskum, WI

Kewaskum Middle/High School | Kewaskum, WI

Kiel Area Middle School | Kiel, WI

Kiel Area High School | Kiel, WI

Kohler K-12 School | Kohler, WI

Laconia High School | Rosendale, WI

Lakeshore Elementary | Fond du Lac, WI

Lomira School District | Lomira, WI

MacArthur Elementary | Germantown, WI

Marinette High School | Marinette, WI

Marinette Intermediate School | Marinette, WI

Marinette Middle School | Marinette, WI

Marinette Primary School | Marinette, WI

McKinley Middle School - Walden III Stage Fix | Racine, WI

McLane Elementary | West Bend, WI

k-12 EDUCATION
Experience

Meeme Leads Elementary | Kiel, WI

Mishicot High School | Mishicot, WI

Mishicot Middle School | Mishicot, WI

Mosinee Elementary School | Mosinee, WI

New Holstein Elementary School | New Holstein, WI

New Holstein High School | New Holstein, WI

New Holstein Middle School | New Holstein, WI

Northern Ozaukee K-12 School | Fredonia, WI

Oakfield Elementary School | Oakfield, WI

Oakfield Middle School | Oakfield, WI

OH Schultz Elementary | Mishicot, WI

Pardeeville Middle School | Pardeeville, WI

Pardeeville Elementary | Pardeeville, WI

Parkview Primary Learning Center | Mayville, WI

Pier Elementary | Fond du Lac, WI

Port Washington High School | Port Washington, WI

Racine Unified School District | Racine, WI

Reedsville Elementary School | Reedsville, WI

Reedsville JR/SR High School | Reedsville, WI

Richards Elementary | Whitefish Bay, WI

Ridgeway Community School | Houston, MN

Riverside Elementary | Fond du Lac, WI

Riverview Early Childhood Center | Manitowoc, WI

Roberts Elementary | Fond du Lac, WI

Rockfield Elementary | Germantown, WI

Rosendale Intermediate School | Rosendale, WI

Rosendale Primary School | Rosendale, WI

Rosenow Elementary | Fond du Lac, WI

Rothschild Elementary | Rothschild, WI

Sabish Middle School | Fond du Lac, WI

Sheboygan Falls School District | Sheboygan Falls, WI

Shepherd of The Hills Church & School | Eden, WI

St. Francis Borgia Church & School | Cedarburg, WI

St. Gabriel Parish School | Hubertus, WI

St. John’s Lutheran Church & School | Two Rivers, WI

St. Lawrence Seminary - St. Anthony Hall | Mt. Calvary, WI

St. Lawrence Seminary - St. Joseph's Hall | Mt. Calvary, WI

St. Lawrence Seminary - St. Mary's Hall | Mt. Calvary, WI

St. Lawrence Seminary - St. Thomas Hall | Mt. Calvary, WI

St. Luke’s Lutheran | Fond du Lac, WI

St. Mary’s Springs Academy | Fond du Lac, WI

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church & School | Fond du Lac, WI

Theisen Middle School | Fond du Lac, WI

Tomorrow River School District | Amherst, WI

University School of Milwaukee | Milwaukee, WI

Valders Middle School | Valders, WI

Walworth Jt. School District #1 | Walworth, WI

Waters Elementary | Fond du Lac, WI

West Bend High School | West Bend, WI

Weston Elementary | Weston, WI

Whitefish Bay High School | Whitefish Bay, WI

Whitefish Bay High School LIbrary | Whitefish Bay, WI

Whitefish Bay Middle School | Whitefish Bay, WI

Zielanis Elementary School | Kiel, WI

HIGHER EDUCATION
Experience

Fox Valley Technical College | Chilton, WI

Lawrence University | Appleton, WI

Marian University Athletic Facilities | Fond du Lac, WI

Marian University Science Addition | Fond du Lac, WI

Marian University Stayer Center | Fond du Lac, WI

Marian University Student Housing | Fond du Lac, WI

Marquette University, Numerous Projects | Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University, Johnston Hall | Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University Innovation Alley | Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University PA Studies | Milwaukee, WI

Moraine Park Technical College | Various Locations

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College | Green Bay, WI

Silver Lake College Claire Hall | Manitowoc, WI

Silver Lake College Music Facility | Manitowoc, WI

UW-Fond du Lac Expansion | Fond du Lac, WI

UW-La Crosse Centennial Hall | La Crosse, WI

UW-La Crosse New Student Center | La Crosse, WI

UW-Madison Babcock Hall | Madison, WI

UW-Madison Center for Dairy Research | Madison, WI

UW-Madison Camp Randall Stadium | Madison, WI

UW-Madison Microbial Sciences | Madison, WI

UW-Madison Witte Hall | Madison, WI

UW-Milwaukee Riverview Residence Hall | Milwaukee, WI

UW-Oshkosh Health & Wellness Facility | Oshkosh, WI

UW-Oshkosh Parking Structure | Oshkosh, WI

UW-Platteville Bridgeway Commons | Platteville, WI

UW-Platteville Dobson & Melcher Halls | Platteville, WI

UW-Platteville Rountree Commons | Platteville, WI

UW-Platteville Storm Rehab Projects | Platteville, WI

UW-Stout Residence Hall | Menomonie, WI

Viterbo University Clare Hall Apartments | La Crosse, WI

Viterbo University School of Nursing | La Crosse, WI

Western Wisconsin Technical College | La Crosse, WI


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