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From the Ground Up: Ozarks Teen Challenge Education Center

512 Purist Lane, Branson West

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Owner: Ozarks Teen Challenge
General contractor: Hambey Construction LLC
Architect: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective
Engineers: Pinnacle Design Consultants LLC, structural; Cribb Philbeck Weaver Group Inc., civil; and Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 6,912 square feet
Cost: $2.5 million
Lender: None
Estimated completion: March 31
Project description: Branson West-based Ozarks Teen Challenge is nearing completion on the first of two buildings planned on the site of its current facility. Together, the three buildings will serve the needs of adolescent boys enrolled in the faith-based recovery program, according to Lowlan Breaux, executive director. Breaux said the program can accommodate 30 boys to live on-site for 15 months for schooling and counseling. “They come to us with various life-controlling issues, like depression, addiction, dealing with authority,” he said. The first new building will feature five classroom spaces and an office area, while the next one will add a cafeteria and indoor recreation space. The goal is to increase capacity, though a specific occupancy target has not been set, Breaux said.

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