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Lancaster Bible College – Teague Learning Commons

Lancaster Bible College and Horst Construction have partnered on many of this client’s campus projects over the last 40 years. As the Design-Build expert for the Teague Learning Commons, Horst was involved from the initial planning stages–providing critical budgeting and constructability expertise–through project completion. The 41,500 sf three-story, five-level building includes a library, bistro, meeting rooms, classrooms, administrative offices, music media lab, children’s library, archive/special collections room, and collaborative technology suites.


  • Three-story, five-level building
  • Library
  • Bistro
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Music Media Lab
  • Children's Library
  • Archive/Special Collections Room
  • Collaborative Technology Suites
  • Administrative Offices


  • Record rainfall of 20 inches over a four-month period became a major challenge requiring the deep basement, foundations, elevator shaft drilling, and 30 geothermal wells (each 415′ deep) to be completed in the midst of extreme conditions.
  • Construction activity uncovered multiple large and many small sinkholes which required remediation. Sinkhole development within the geothermal well field required relocation of several wells.
  • Code Requirements: A cable handrail system for the atrium was designed, fabricated, and installed at the end of construction to accommodate a new code requirement–just weeks prior to the ribbon cutting.
Project Details

Owner: Lancaster Bible College
Location: Lancaster, PA
Architect: Cornerstone Design Architects
Engineer: Providence Engineering Corporation

Project Type: New Construction
Project Size: 41,500 square feet
Project Delivery Method: Design-Build


  • Preconstruction
  • Value Engineering
  • Cost Management
  • Project Management
  • Construction


  • ABC Keystone Excellence in Construction - Award of Excellence