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Category - Higher Education

Smoot receives high accolades for Kenyon College’s Chalmers Library

On the evening of Friday, October 29, Kenyon College celebrated its Grand Opening ceremony of the new Kenyon College Chalmers Library with many of our Smoot Construction team members in attendance at the event. Kenyon College gave high accolades and made a point to recognize all key stakeholders for their successful delivery of the new Chalmers Library. This included Kenyon College’s project management team, GUND Partnership (design team), and our Smoot Construction Team.

Smoot Construction would like to recognize ALL the individuals who have been a part of making the Library a success. We also want to say “Thank you” to the Smoot Team members for continuing the never-ending drive, commitment, and the failure-is-not-an-option attitude they put forth every day as we continue construction on the remaining facilities of the overall West Quad Development project.

Project Background

Smoot has been engaged as a partner with Kenyon College on the West Quad Development project dating back to early logistics studies and the pre-construction stage in 2016.  Since then, the Smoot Team has worked side by side with Kenyon College, the design team, and many other stakeholders to provide Kenyon College with their new state-of-the-art, LEED® Gold certified 98,000-sf Library. ​​​​​​​The Chalmers Library is only one component of the Kenyon West Quad Development project. Other facilities include an Admissions and Financial Aid Building, Academic Building, and a 238,000-sf underground parking garage.