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McGough to Construct New Grinnell College Humanities and Social Studies Complex

GRINNELL, Iowa -- McGough Construction announced that it has been selected to construct a $50 million humanities and social studies complex for Grinnell College.

The project will renovate and expand two existing, historic academic buildings, Carnegie Hall and the adjacent Alumni Recitation Hall (ARH), to create a unified, flexible space that aids the college in building upon its record for outstanding academic achievement. The complex is part of the Colleges comprehensive campus plan and will maintain campus aesthetics while promoting sustainable architecture. The phased expansion and renovation will encompass an estimated total of 173,000 gross-square-feet.

Its an honor to have been selected to be a member of this prestigious team, said Scott Sylvester, Vice President for McGoughs Iowa office. We are looking forward to partnering with Grinnell College and EYP Architecture and Engineering.

The humanities and social studies complex project is currently under design by award-winning architect EYP and is slated to break ground in fall 2016.

ABOUT MCGOUGH -- McGough is a premier general contractor and construction management firm offering full-service real estate capabilities. The firm, incorporated in 1956 by Peter McGough and his six sons, remains a family-owned company today. McGough is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota with branch offices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Rochester and Saint Cloud, Minnesota; Phoenix, Arizona; and Fargo, North Dakota that facilitate project development and construction activities nationwide. To learn more, visit

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