Project Will Create a New 650-Seat Theatre/Auditorium
Jefferson County R-VII School District has tapped St. Louis-based Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. as construction manager for a $5.7 million Performing Arts Center at Jefferson High School, 7 Blue Jay Way, in Festus, Mo.
Pinnacle is targeting a July 2017 completion for the single-story, 22,000-square-foot addition that will be highlighted by a 650-seat auditorium with lobby and include a shop and black box as well as storage and support areas for the theatre. Paving, site utilities, concrete and other exterior modifications are other elements of the assignment. Jefferson High School currently covers 66,895 square feet.
“The addition of the Performing Arts Center will offer every student in the Jefferson School District the opportunity to receive a world-class education. Brain research has shown the importance of arts for the total development of the child. This addition is just one more step in process of helping every child reach his or her full potential,” said Clint Johnston, superintendent, Jefferson R-VII School District.
St. Louis, Mo.-based Ebersoldt + Associates is project architect.
Founded in 1998 in St. Louis by Tom McLaughlin, P.E., and Nelson Grumney, Jr., Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. provides general contracting, construction management and design/build services to a national clientele.