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.

  • 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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  • Traffic loop opens; STEM foundation continues

    As workers continued to build the foundation of the STEM Center during spring break, gradually filling the gaping, 14,400-ft2 footprint of the building, Ransom Everglades completed the new Upper School traffic loop and opened it for use. On April 1, the day students returned from their two-week break, all vehicular traffic was routed through the main entrance, around the new loop, and back out the main gate.
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  • Mystery solved: 'mockup' appears on construction site

    It's not an outhouse or a new tower for school administrators to watch over Ransom Everglades. The mysterious, concrete-block edifice that recently sprouted  up on the STEM Center construction site next to the Visual Arts Building is a material mockup – a site for the architectural design team to review materials and color selections and make necessary modifications before installation in the new STEM Center.
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  • New traffic loop underway

    Ransom Everglades is installing 15,000 square feet of permeable pavers to create an attractive new drop-off loop at the Upper School entrance. The loop, which runs between the Lewis Family Auditorium and Ransom Cottage, has been under construction since late December and will be open for use in the coming weeks. It includes charcoal, gray and off-white pavers in a herringbone layout.
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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.