Excellence in Safety Award of Merit: St. Agnes Performing Arts Center
St. Agnes Performing Arts Center
Award of Merit
Owner: St. Agnes Academy
Lead Design Firm: Studio RED Architects
General Contractor: W. S. Bellows Construction Corp.
Civil Engineer: Walter P Moore
Structural Engineer: Garza+McLain Structural Engineers Inc.
MEP Engineer: Collaborative Engineering Group
Landscape Architect: Lauren Griffith Associates
Theater Consultant: Schuler Shook
St. Agnes Academy’s new multi-use performing art center will host theater, choir and orchestral performances. During the project’s 291,000 worker hours, Bellows Construction had no lost-time incidents or recordables. Bellows performed weekly safety meetings for the entire campus, ensuring that every worker was educated on all safety practices and site-specific regulations. The auditorium had high ceilings and a balcony, so the team built full-height scaffolding on the interior and exterior so crews could work safety while tied off. Each side of the scaffolding had stairways for easier and safer access.