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West Construction Company Receives the First Place Build Georgia Award

By: Savannah CEO

West Construction Company recently received a First Place Build Georgia Award from the esteemed Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) for constructing “The Stage at Building no. 5, in the SCAD School of Entertainment Arts.” 

West Construction Company is a commercial general contracting company based in Savannah, Georgia. With decades of experience throughout the region, West Construction has an established reputation for quality, integrity, and diligent customer service. For West Construction, SCAD’s Stage at Building no. 5 was a fast-paced 30,000 SF intensive adaptive reuse project to convert a formerly vacant warehouse on Louisville Road into a dynamic new addition to Savannah and SCAD’s growing campus. Completed ahead of schedule and under budget, the building features 15,000 SF of modern educational and support space and 15,000 SF of a contemporary film studio, including the first XR Screen in our region. 

“We are honored to be selected by our peers at AGC for the First Place Build Georgia Award. We’re thankful for their recognition of the hard work put into this challenging and rewarding project,” said West Construction Company President Matt West. 

AGC Georgia is the leading statewide trade association representing the commercial construction industry in Georgia. The organization holds an annual awards competition where projects are judged on their ability to demonstrate excellence in several categories, including exceptional project safety performance, overcoming the challenges of a complex project, innovation in construction techniques and materials, excellence in project management and scheduling, and dedication to client service and customer care. The selection panel includes industry professionals, and hundreds of projects are submitted annually. 

SCAD’s Stage at Building no. 5 is another award-winning project in the West Construction Company portfolio. Several commercial, institutional, and industrial projects have also received prestigious recognition, making this the seventh Build Georgia Award in the last five years.

The SCAD School of Entertainment Arts incorporates a diverse array of degree programs designed to guide students as they master the art forms and industries that amuse, entertain, and inspire. Cutting-edge resources and equipment in every department, coupled with an experienced, acclaimed faculty, facilitate student development in these highly relevant fields. Programs feature curricula that bolster students’ creative visions while providing a sound basis in both theory and practice, creating the entertainment industry leaders of tomorrow.

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West Construction Company Receives Two Build Georgia Awards for Local Projects

West Construction Company was recently recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) with two Build Georgia Awards for the construction of local projects, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and the Scottish Rite Masonic Center. 

The Tybee Island Marine Center received a prestigious first-place honor from the AGC. A state of the art 10,000 square foot facility, the center was designed to “bring the outside in” with 270-degree panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Built for the City of Tybee Island, the center features hands-on exhibits and galleries, an amphitheater, and a number of sustainable design features including a rainwater cistern, locally sourced sustainable building materials, and energy-efficient systems. The project team included West Construction, architect Sottile & Sottile, and engineer Kern & Co., LLC. 

The Scottish Rite Masonic Center received an award of merit from the AGC for the 2021 Build Georgia Awards. After being located on Bull Street for over 100 years, the new home for one of Savannah’s longest philanthropic organizations is now located off of Chatham Parkway. The new 24,000 square foot facility features a unique combination of old-world materials and craftsmanship with state-of-the-art energy-efficient components. The design includes multiple exterior ornamental columns, detailed brick, and cast stone exterior, and the largest hardscape mosaic of the Scottish Rite Double Eagle in North America. Inside, the building features a combination of detailed tile flooring, stained oak trim and casework, a full commercial kitchen, a library, and multiple gathering and ceremonial rooms. The project was designed by Peterson Gordon Architects and Coleman Company served as civil engineers. 

AGC Georgia is the leading, statewide trade association representing the commercial construction industry in Georgia. The organization holds an annual awards competition where projects are judged on their ability to demonstrate excellence in several categories including exceptional project safety performance, overcoming the challenges of a difficult project, innovation in construction techniques and materials, excellence in project management and scheduling, and dedication to client service and customer care. The selection panel includes industry professionals and hundreds of projects are submitted annually. 

Award recipients are recognized at the AGC’s annual convention and also featured in a special construction-focused supplement in the June issue of Atlanta Business Chronicle. 

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West Construction Company Receives Two Build Georgia Awards for Local Projects

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

West Construction Company was recently recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) with two Build Georgia Awards for the construction of local projects EnMarket Corporate Headquarters and the St. Francis Xavier Narthex.

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