Learn more about our approach to school construction

School Construction with Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction

When it comes to turnkey design-build projects that require top-tier precision and expertise, the team at Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction (SWMW) has the personnel and experience to make it happen.

With over 40 years of industry expertise. We’re among the leading school contractors, with locations in Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, and Inuvik, NT.

Let’s take a closer look at how we approach our school construction projects throughout Western Canada and the Northwest Territories.

The SWMW Approach to School Construction

With decades of experience, the Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction team has established itself as a leader in the construction industry across Western Canada and the Northern Territories.

We know and appreciate that school construction typically falls under municipal jurisdiction, and with that can come leaner budget requirements. We consistently work with our municipal clients to ensure that their project expectations are not only met, but surpassed, even within the parameters of more restrictive budgets.

Our collaborative approach allows us to find innovative solutions, optimize resources, and deliver exceptional results that elevate the educational facility experience for students and educators alike. From efficient project management to strategic cost-saving measures, we're committed to making every dollar count while helping to create learning institutions that inspire, empower, and shape the future.

Recent School Projects

Tuktoyaktuk School

Renovation and New Addition

This ongoing project is a full renovation and gym addition to the Mangilaluk School in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT.

Originally built over 30 years ago, the Tuk school was originally only designed to accommodate students from kindergarten to Grade 8. Now, the school provides learning to students from junior kindergarten to Grade 12. Extra space for learning and recreation is a necessity!

Our core scope includes a brand new gymnasium, new roofing, siding, windows, doors, a refreshed interior layout, new walls, paint, flooring, ceilings, and a community library space.

The realities of our Arctic workspace!

It’s important to note that we have a dedicated team in Inuvik to oversee this school construction project. Our team carefully monitors unique Arctic considerations – such as extreme weather fluctuations and managing the logistics of timely supply delivery either before or after the thaw.

Our team expertly navigates the extreme cold and the day-to-day realities of working in the arctic, and plan our timeline estimates accordingly. Our previous construction experience in the Territories gives us this competitive edge.

As of this writing, we are on track to complete this project by the early spring of 2024.

The SWMW Difference

Vision and Collaboration
We're not just a one-stop design-build solution – we're collaborators. We work closely with project owners, municipalities, and any other stakeholders involved to understand the project vision and bring it to life.

Design Innovation
Our innovative design skills go beyond aesthetics. We take care to design functional, engaging, and sustainable spaces for students and educators alike.

Expert Construction
Expert design and precise construction is at the core of our projects. With attention to detail and unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction and project success, we construct schools that are designed to stand the test of time and serve students for generations to come.

We Adapt to Unique Challenges
Whether it's designing for a remote location, incorporating cutting-edge technology, or overcoming environmental constraints, the SWMW team always rises to the challenge!

Why Choose Us?

  • Educational Expertise: We specialize in institutional builds such as school construction and understand the unique needs and requirements of educational spaces – we also have plenty of experience with managing projects that require careful planning to minimize disruption to daily operations.

  • On-Time Delivery: We understand the importance of timelines in the education sector. Our streamlined processes and efficient project management skills ensure that our projects are completed on time and on budget.

  • Community-Centered Approach: We actively engage with project owners and other stakeholders to design schools that reflect the values and aspirations of the community.

Get in touch with the SWMW team today!

Whether it's a custom design built to specification or a pre-engineered structural design, our team has you covered. Get in touch with the Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction team - and we'll bring your project to life.