Fairfield, CT – Gilbane Building Company of Providence, R.I., was recently honored by the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) with a Project Team Award in the Small Projects category for the Fairfield Preparatory College Student Life Center project located in Fairfield, Connecticut.
The new 16,000sf center, located on the Fairfield University campus, is a multiurpose, technology enriched facility that features a number of specialized but functionally related spaces. The facility includes an enhanced dining area to accommodate the entire 900-plus student body, an assembly area for gathering, team rooms, campus store, and office space to support various student-based programs such as Campus Ministry, the SEED Diversity program, and Community Service.
The expansion is a result of strategic plans to better accommodate student-centered programs and enhance locations to foster peer interaction in order to provide opportunities for growth beyond the academic life of the school.
“We are proud to have been recognized for the accomplishments of the team including Fletcher Thompson Architects and numerous trade contractors who all exemplify what can be accomplished when talented individuals truly collaborate,” said John Hawley, vice president and Connecticut business unit leader.