St. David’s Center closer to goal of expanding facility and services

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

It was announced in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal last week that St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development is closer to embarking on its next phase of growth on campus thanks to a large donation. St. David’s received $2.25 million from the Peter J. King Family Foundation for its Building Our Children’s Future campaign.

The expansion and remodel projects, which total $12.25 million, will help St. David’s double its capacity. Currently, the organization serves 2,200 children and families every year.

As part of their 50th anniversary, St. David’s partnered with Pope Architects to develop, design and implement a phased campus master plan. The first phase completed in October 2012, included expansion and renovation of the Autism Day Treatment wing, Children’s Mental Health Clinic, pediatric therapy spaces (speech and interim OT space) and the Administration Suite. The second phase will include the Early Childhood Education classrooms, a Pediatric Therapy expansion, a lobby/entry renovation and major site improvements.

Pope Architects designed the master plan projects to be implemented in two phases, and worked with McGough Construction and St. David’s staff to guide a construction process that allowed the programs to remain fully operational.

“St. David’s Center’s project was full of complexity which needed creative design solutions to transform a 90 year old school house into a state-of-the-art early education, early intervention, treatment and training center serving 400 children and families per day. The design team listened carefully, learned our agency, researched ideas about best practices and then provided innovative and functional design solutions,” said Julie Sjordal, Executive Director of St. David’s Center.

You can learn more about St. David’s Center’s Building Our Children’s Future campaign here.