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Discovery Builders Selected for $200M Project at Case Western Reserve University

CLEVELAND, OH — Discovery Builders, a joint venture (JV) between Turner Construction Company, Adrian Maldonado & Associates, Inc., Next Generation Construction, and The AKA Team, was awarded a $200 million contract to build a new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (ISEB) for Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. The overall cost of the project, including design, equipment, relocations, and other soft costs, is $300 million.

The five-story Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building will include wet labs, dry labs, and other research space. It will be the university’s first new research structure in more than two decades and will help the university continue to grow its research efforts. The 189,000-square-foot project will be completed in 2026.

“We are thrilled to bring a new research building to Case Western Reserve University," said Taurean Spratt, Vice President and General Manager, Turner Construction Company. "The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building will result in tremendous growth for the university and its students. We look forward to working with the university, the design team, and the entire Cleveland community on this project.”

“Adrian Maldonado & Associates, Inc. is proud to be a JV Partner with Discovery Builders on this transformative project for one of our premier universities in all of Ohio," said Adrian Maldonado, President, Adrian Maldonado & Associates, Inc. "The ISEB will allow CWRU to offer their students and faculty a truly cutting-edge facility, which will further showcase the university’s standing throughout the country in the study of science and engineering. Our partnership with Discovery Builders will also enhance our respective companies’ profiles as locally owned businesses capable of working to build outstanding, unique, and complex facilities here in our own backyard. I thank the leadership at CWRU for their trust in us.”

“In 2026, Case Western Reserve University will celebrate the bicentennial of the founding of Western Reserve College," said Shakorie Davis, President, Next Generation Construction. "Next Generation is humbled, honored, and excited to be part of the Discovery Builders team as we build the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building. Case Western Reserve strives to be a leader in the community, and this project represents a continued commitment to world-class education for the next 100 years.”

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”Growing up in Cleveland on East 100th & Cedar Avenue, I have always admired Case Western Reserve University and what it stands for," said Ariane Kirkpatrick, CEO and President, The AKA Team. "In 2021, our waterproofing division won the Carlisle Project of the Year Award for our exceptional work at the Maltz Performing Arts Center. For my company to be part of the construction management team is a dream come true.”

Discovery Builders was formed to combine construction expertise with local diverse partners. The team will ensure that the project is constructed with a local labor force that is representative of the community. The joint venture's goal is to assist the local businesses to continue to grow and scale their capacity.

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