RJM Construction to remodel new space for Global Academy

MINNEAPOLIS (October 15, 2018) — RJM Construction, a Minnesota-based general contractor, has been selected by Global Academy to renovate a former ecumenical seminary into an expanded facility for the award winning charter school.

Global Academy currently serves over 400 students in Columbia Heights. The new facility in New Brighton will allow Global Academy to expand its programming while keeping classroom sizes small.

Located at 3000 5th St. NW, the project will preserve the Bigelow Chapel while converting existing space into classroom and recreational space to keep up to date with the latest in technology and security.

RJM Construction will begin interior renovations in January, with work to be complete in June of 2019. The gymnasium addition is scheduled for completion in August of 2019.

In addition to RJM, the project team includes Rivera Architects and owners representative, TenSquare.

About Global Academy

Global Academy is a free, chartered public elementary and middle school that
seeks to serve a diverse group of students. Global Academy is committed to service in
the broader world based on the goals of the International Baccalaureate Organization.
Empowered by academic rigor, graduates of Global Academy will be fully prepared for
success and leadership in challenging high school programs.

About RJM Construction

RJM Construction has been providing commercial contracting services since 1981. Based in Golden Valley, Minn., RJM has more than 175 specialized staff members and an annual construction volume of approximately $250 million. RJM delivers on clients’ vision in ground-up construction and interior remodeling from concept to completion. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at @rjmconstruction.