Construction Updates

Welcome to our REinventing Excellence construction page. Our goal is to keep the RE community informed as we commence construction on our new STEM Center, refurbish other parts of the Ransom Campus and begin uniting the Upper School with the beautiful La Brisa land next door.

List of 5 news stories.

  • STEM Center gets walls, stairs, elevator core

    Solid walls, internal stairs and an elevator core have emerged in the new STEM Center as precast panels have been put into place and all temporary supports removed. Work on the outdoor stair/seating area began Sept. 11, and window installation commenced a day later. Despite a brief halt of work when Hurricane Dorian was a threat, the building remains on schedule.
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  • Roof completed, panels on way

    Cement was poured for the STEM Center roof in late August as RE's construction team began to install large, pre-fabricated panels that will form the exterior of the building on the south and west sides. In just a few weeks, windows will be delivered.
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  • Putting a lid on it

    Workers finished framing the third story of the new STEM Center and began assembling the roof in early August, continuing their speedy pace and offering a sense of the scope of the three-story, 43,500 sq. ft. structure. Construction remains on schedule for completion in early 2020.
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  • Work on second floor of STEM Center begins

    Workers completed the framing of the first floor of the STEM Center in the last week of June, and have begun work on the second floor of the three-story 43,500 sq. ft. facility. Once the framing is completed in the coming weeks, workers will begin post-tensioning the floors of the building's concrete support slabs to strengthen them.
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  • Front Row: Lincoln Linder (P+W), David Cerame (RE), Joaquin Mojica (Miller Legg), Yovanna Alvarez (DSS), Erick Ceballos (RE), Donald Kipnis (DSS). Middle Row: Eli Salabarria (Permit Doctor), Randy Gumenick (RE), Penny Townsend (RE),  Andy Ansin '81 (RE), Lisa Bredas (Shawmut), Luz Weinburg, Lenny Roaen (Shawmut), Kelly Budzik (Shawmut). Back Row: David Overmyer (Shawmut), Damian Gallo (Permit Doctor), Ricardo Villa Leon (Shawmut)

    STEM Center building 'up' to begin

    The team leading the construction of the new STEM Center clinked glasses of sparkling apple juice and celebrated on April 24 after learning the City of Miami had granted the master building permit, a significant milestone that will allow above-the-ground construction to commence. After weeks of laying the building's foundation, workers will soon begin building up to complete the project.
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STEM Center Time-Lapse

The Campaign for Ransom Everglades

The STEM Center

La Brisa

Demolition of Timken Hall

Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.