Higher Education

higher education project, University of Charleston Robert C. Byrd School of Pharmacy

Size 
45,000 SF New Construction

Owner/Customer
University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Robert C. Byrd School of Pharmacy

The federally funded University of Charleston’s newly completed School of Pharmacy required a three story, 45,000 square-foot building located on campus. In order to complete this building, numerous single-story houses had to be demolished, as well as modifications to an existing adjacent parking lot. The new building is located southeast of Riggleman Hall, a landmark focal point of the campus.  Pray provided significant renovations to this project as well.  The building consists of two 92-seat tiered classrooms, one 40-seat general-purpose classroom, classrooms, administrative and faculty offices, student lounges and rooms for student group projects. Unique to a pharmacy school, the building has both wet and dry labs and computer labs, lab support spaces, a model pharmacy and a drug information area.

higher education project, University of Charleston Brotherton Hall

Size 
54,600 SF New Construction

Owner/Customer
The University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Brotherton Hall

No delays, no hassles, no change orders! The University of Charleston is glad they awarded the design-build contract for their Brotherton Hall residence hall to Pray Construction Company. Pray organized a design-build team to create this 4-story, 54,600 square foot home to 220 students, and they completed the project in less than eight months.

higher education project, University of Charleston Brotherton Hall

Size 
40,000 SF Renovation

Owner/Customer
University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Riggleman Hall

Pray Construction was selected as the Construction Manager for the renovation of The University of Charleston’s Riggleman Hall. As the design-builder of Brotherton Hall in 2000, a great relationship was developed. Through a federal grant, UC was able to renovate the fifty-year old building that serves as administrative offices, classrooms and multi-function space.

 higher education project, UC Cafeteria

Size 
5,700 SF Renovation

Owner/Customer
University of Charleston

UC Cafeteria

The University of Charleston teamed up with AVI Fresh to update their food court. Pray Construction was asked to join the team because of their proven track record of delivering difficult projects on time and within budget. Pray worked with the team during completion of design work and evaluated alternatives to keep the project in budget and provided early identification of costs. Construction work began on July 1st and the project was completed on time in order to serve students returning to start the new school year.

higher education project, Cafeteria West Virginia State University

Size 
7,400 SF Renovation

Owner/Customer
West Virginia State University

Cafeteria

West Virginia State University

Pray was selected to renovate the 7,400 square-foot existing cafeteria. Demolition was required to create a new space. The new construction resulted in new food serving areas, including brick oven pizza section, seating areas and dish return.

higher education project, WVSU Judge Damon J. Keith Scholars Hall

Size 
106,000 SF New Construction

Owner/Customer
West Virginia State University & RISE: A Real Estate Company ( formerly Ambling University Dev. Group)

WVSU

Judge Damon J. Keith Scholars Hall

Pray Construction was selected by a national builder of University complexes to participate in a campus upgrade at West Virginia State University. WVSU’s Judge Damon J. Keith Scholars Hall is a four-story, 291 bed facility that offers multiple unit types ranging from two-bedroom suites to full apartment units. This beautiful building is a prominent feature on WVSU’s campus. Pray was selected based on our outstanding reputation for quality, speed and management of resources.