Connecticut Education

KBE Wraps Up 2017 With 16 New Project Awards

KBE is constructing the new Brandon Avenue Upper Class Housing at University of Virginia, Charlottesville / rendering courtesy of Goody Clancy.

Farmington, CTContinuing a trend of steady growth, KBE Building Corporation has been awarded 16 new projects. The major East Coast construction services firm works throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and through its affiliate, KBENY, serves clients in metropolitan New York.

Higher education
At Purchase College at SUNY, KBE’s Northeast office and design-build partner Newman Architects have been selected for the 78,588sf residence hall, which will start construction in February.

KBE’s Mid-Atlantic office has begun work on the new Brandon Avenue Upper Class Housing project at University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The six-story, 140,000sf residence hall will provide 326 beds, along with a two-level, 65,000sf structured parking garage with parking for 137 vehicles. The project is designed by Goody Clancy of Boston.

KBE has teamed with Newman Architects, New Haven, Conn. for the design-build delivery of the new residence hall at Purchase College/SUNY / Rendering courtesy of Newman Architects

At American International College in Springfield, Mass., KBE (Northeast) is constructing a new two-story, 15,000sf addition attached to a 6,000sf existing building to be renovated. This will house the college’s exercise science academic program.

Senior living projects
KBE’s senior living portfolio continues to expand, with six new senior living facility projects with owner/developer Columbia Pacific underway or slated to start in 2018. The two- and three-story buildings average 95,000sf and provide 140+ living units. KBE is starting work on projects in Sewell, N.J., Sacramento, Calif.; Southampton and Towamencin, Pa., and Treeo, N.C. Work is already underway in facilities in Silver Spring, Md.; Lake Worth, Fla.; and O’Fallon, Mo.

Maplewood of Southport, LLC has also chosen KBE to build its new 92,000sf assisted living and memory care facility, which will provide 98 units. Substantial completion is planned for May 2019 and final completion July 2019.

Other recently awarded work includes:

  • Preconstruction phase services for the extensive façade and curtainwall renovation of Trefz Corporation’s 18-story headquarters at 10 Middle Street in Bridgeport, Conn.
  • KBE is design-builder with BL Companies for the Ox Ridge Riding & Racquet Club in Darien, Conn., featuring a 26,000sf indoor riding arena and 17,000sf squash/fitness center.

At KBENY, KBE’s affiliate serving metropolitan New York, new work includes renovations to the David Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center, and demolition and ground-up construction of a new retail store at 250 Canal Street, both in Manhattan.

KBE’s Mid-Atlantic office was also recently awarded interior tenant fit-out work for The Main Event retail/entertainment venue at the Columbia Mall in Columbia, Md. and It’s Sugar at Harbor Place in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. KBE is currently completing extensive renovations to this high-visibility retail/entertainment center.