CBC Names Project Team of the Year

Members of CBC’s 2018 Project Team of the Year: Adam Kornafel (AM Design), Tim Gibson (DLR Group), Jonathan Coccorese (KBE), Shaun St. Lawrence (KBE), James Culkin (KBE), Benjamin Robinson (Hoffman Architects), Leo Nardi (O&G), Jonelle Lawhorn (KBE), Ilona Prosol (BVH), Carmine Farese (KBE), Jim Coyle (Blakeslee Prestress), Ulrich LaFosse (Geodesign), Todd Orr (DLR Group), Mike Kosiver (Lockheed Windows), Glenn Swanson (KBE)

Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress recently announced that Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse was selected as the 2018 Project Team of the Year at the 22nd Annual Project Team Awards Banquet, held at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford.

The Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse project stood out to the judges as a project that required extraordinary effort from the project team members. Collaboration was key to having the facility fit into the surrounding neighborhoods as well as meet the schedule and budget requirements.

This year’s winners in each category are:

K-12 Schools

First: Engineering & Science University Magnet School, New Haven
Merit: Orville H. Platt High School Additions and Renovations, Meriden

Landscape Architecture/Public Spaces

First: St. Paul Church Campus Green & Prayer Garden, Kensington
Merit: Meriden Green, Meriden

Major Renovation/Expansion

First: Henkel Laundry & Beauty Care Pilot Plant, Trumbull
Merit: Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, Fairfield University, Fairfield

New Construction

First: Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse, Litchfield
Merit: Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut, New Haven

Small Project

First: Carroll Building, Waterbury
Merit: University of Hartford Gengras Student Union Addition and Renovations, West Hartford


First: Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 04326, Route 175 Over AMTRAK, Newington

The judges for the program were Sam Carbone, Senior Development Manager (Americas) Real Estate & Infrastructure Dept., Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, United Arab Emirates Craig Galati, AIA,Principal, LGA, Inc., Las Vegas, NV Namhun Lee, Ph.D., CM-BIM, Associate Professor,Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Nearly 300 building owners, architects, contractors, engineers, and consultants packed the ballroom to celebrate the spirit of teamwork that thrives throughout Connecticut’s design and construction industry.




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