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Wayland Academy – Burnham Residence Hall

Faced with a growing student population and limited space, Wayland Academy, a 9–12 grade coed college preparatory boarding and day school in Beaver Dam, engaged Boldt to construct a new girls’ dormitory. The 30,000 SF, two-story facility is designed to house 68 students and four faculty—in 34 double occupancy student rooms and four faculty apartments. In addition to dorm rooms, the building will include offices, study spaces, student lounges, laundry facilities, and kitchenettes.

Faced with significant market volatility due to supply chain disruptions, the original estimate came in nearly 15% over budget. Working collaboratively with the owner and architect as part of a design-build team, Boldt implemented its Target Value Design processes to bring the project to within budget.

Because Wayland Academy is an active, urban campus located on a city block with many of its buildings in use year-round, communication and precise planning were key to minimizing disruptions to campus activities. Special precautions were also taken to protect a very large 100+ year-old oak tree directly adjacent to project site.


Wayland Academy

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin


Boldt Role
  • Construction Manager
  • General Contractor
Project Type
New Construction
Project Size
30,000 SF


Project Highlights

  • Due to global supply chain disruption, the initial estimate came in nearly 15% over budget. Through Target Value Design, we were able to drive project costs down to meet the owner’s budget.
  • Boldt self-performed concrete foundations and slabs, precast concrete erection, CMU and brick veneer masonry, structural steel erection, metal erection, siding, and rough and finish carpentry.