Skanska Tops Out the Health and Wellness Center at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas

Press release 4/9/2021 2:00 PM EST

Leading construction and development firm Skanska announced today that it has reached a significant milestone at St. Philip’s College with the topping out of the Health and Wellness Center.

“The new Health and Wellness Center will support and promote the physical health of the students, faculty and staff,” said Ryan Aalsma, executive vice president and general manager for Skanska’s building operations in San Antonio. “To deliver this highly anticipated building on campus, our team is leveraging technology, including video drones, thermal drones, 360-degree cameras, StructionSite and Autodesk Navisworks.” 

The college’s Health and Wellness Center will replace the existing fitness building from 1949. The two-story building will consist of a natatorium with a swimming pool and aquatic therapy pool as well as a gymnasium with a multi-purpose court and elevated track. Additionally, it will offer classrooms, training rooms, an aerobics studio, first aid/CPR lab and a kinesiology lab. The project is on track to reach completion in 2022.

Over the past 13 years, Skanska has completed or is in the process of completing 12 projects on campus, including the Saint Artemisia Bowden Building; the Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts Building (THCA); the Dr. Clarence W. Norris Building and the E.L. Turbon Student Center.