Renovations Completed to Fuhr Science Center and Administration Building at Logan University

ST. LOUIS (May 30, 2024) – Tarlton, St. Louis’ largest women-owned general contracting and construction management firm, has completed construction on the $28 million, 48,000-square-foot renovation and expansion project at Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri. Ittner Cordogan-Clark Group served as project architect.

The Fuhr Science Center features a new two-story 8,000-square-foot addition to the existing 33,310-square-foot science and research building, originally constructed in 1986. The center offers two state-of-the-art anatomy laboratories and associated lecture amphitheaters; a simulated imaging center; six chiropractic technique classrooms; two clinical methods classrooms; faculty offices; and student collaboration and study areas. In addition, the installation of Anatomage tables, which offer the most advanced 3D simulation systems used by leading health care institutions throughout the world, will advance students’ understanding of anatomical and physiological principles under the guidance of experienced, licensed instructors.

The building is named for Logan University alumnus Arlan W. Fuhr, D.C., and wife, Judi Fuhr, who bestowed a $1 million gift toward the project’s “Advancing Education, Transforming Lives” capital campaign.

As part of the expansion project, Tarlton also completed the $5.5 million renovation of the Logan Administration Building, which includes the main lobby and the library; a relocation of the campus bookstore; and the new construction of a testing center.

“The project presented some unique challenges, such as keeping a functioning anatomy lab on the second floor during a full-gut renovation,” said Andrew Nelch, project director. “The team did a great job planning and working through this particular challenge, which allowed the university to continue to offer students hands-on experiences in the lab during construction.”

In addition to Nelch, the Tarlton team included Sondra Rotty, project executive and Tarlton chief operating officer; Greg Sweeso, project estimator; Brooke Mason, project manager; Valerie Korte, project engineer; Blake Bertels, project superintendent; and Emily Douglas, project coordinator.

“It has been an incredibly rewarding experience to partner and collaborate with Logan University on these renovations,” said Rotty. “The newly completed projects are a reflection of Logan’s vision and commitment to advancing education in chiropractic and health services in an ever-evolving health care environment.” ­­