(Beaver Dam) Ground has been broken on a new girl’s dormitory at Wayland Academy. The coed college preparatory school in Beaver Dam is slated to see the new, $8-plus-million-dollar residential facility open in time for the start of the 2022-2023 school year. The new building would house 68 students and also faculty members. In addition to dorm rooms, there will be meeting rooms, offices, study spaces, student lounges, laundry facilities, and kitchenettes. The building will also be among the Wayland facilities available to rent during the summer months.
The design of the building was done in partnership with Milwaukee-based HGA, a national design firm with over 800 architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, researchers, and strategists. HGA has designed Discovery World, The Milwaukee Art Museum expansion, Marquette University Physician’s Assistant Building and Sherman Phoenix, among others. The construction project is led by The Boldt Company (BOLDT) which is headquartered in Wisconsin.
Head of School Jason Warnick says the new girl’s dormitory is a reflection of Wayland’s commitment to education and their future in Beaver Dam, where they have been for more than 166 years.
Photo Caption: Becky Glewen, Mayor of Beaver Dam, Tracy Propst, Executive Director of the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce, Charlie Rechek, BOLDT Site Superintendent, Jason Warnick, Wayland Academy Head of School, and Janel Vertz, Chief Financial Officer at Wayland Academy.
Photo Caption (top): HGA rendering of the new Wayland Academy girls dormitory, scheduled to open in fall 2022.