Bristol Community College Breaks Ground

Ian Scherling, Landscape Architect for Sasaki Associates; Peter Hedlund, Landscape Architect for Sasaki Associates; Jim Moses, Sasaki Associates Architect; Fiske Cromwell, Primary Project Architect for Sasaki Associates; Bristol Community College President John J. Sbrega, Ph.D; BOND President Robert Murray; BOND Senior Project Manager Ted Nevelis; BOND Project Executive Robert Mischler; BOND Project Superintendent Dan Palmer

(l to r): Ian Scherling, Peter Hedlund, Jim Moses, and Fiske Cromwell, all of Sasaki, BCC President John J. Sbrega, Ph.D; and from BOND: President Robert Murray, Ted Nevelis, Robert Mischler and Dan Palmer

Fall River, MA – BOND recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Bristol Community College’s (BCC) new John J. Sbrega, Ph.D. Health and Science Building, located at its main campus in Fall River.  BOND is working closely with BCC, the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance and designer Sasaki Associates to deliver the 50,000sf facility.

One of the fastest-growing community colleges in the Northeast, BCC is constructing the new building to provide state-of-the-art learning and teaching spaces for its expanding student population.  It will serve as a collaborative resource occupied by several disciplines, including biology, chemistry, clinical laboratory science, dental hygiene, medical technology and nursing.  Housing multiple departments in this shared space will facilitate a cross-sharing of ideas between the college’s science and health departments.

Construction includes two full stories composed of teaching labs, offices, and community space.  A central atrium will act as a common area, promoting informal group study and learning space for the entire campus. New plazas and walkways also will be constructed around the facility.

The building is designed to achieve Zero Net Energy (ZNE), meaning that the facility will have zero net energy consumption annually.

Completion It is slated for the summer of 2015.

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