Manchester, NH ‑ TFMoran and Eckman Construction recently completed a new two-story, 9,600sf welcome center for Saint Anselm College in Manchester. Both firms have been working together for decades on numerous projects to expand and improve the college campus.
Eckman Construction led the N.H.-based design/build team for the new welcome center. In addition to TFMoran, who provided surveying, civil/site design, permitting, and landscape architecture, the team included Dennis Mires, PA as project architect.
The welcome center is now complete and ready to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester. Located on the oldest part of the hilltop campus next to Alumni Hall, the new facility replaces the former school bookstore.
TFMoran engineers and landscape architects tailored their design and plantings to match this unique and prominent location in the heart of the college campus. Eckman Construction devised a work plan to handle the challenges of building within tight site limits while abutting active parking lots, academic buildings, and busy pedestrian ways of the occupied campus.
The new facility houses admissions staff and serves as the first stop for prospective students and their families. Features include a large lobby space to welcome visitors, a presentation room, an outdoor patio space, and a 1,200sf function room with modern AV providing space for highlighting the college’s programs, lectures, alumni reunions, homecoming, and other college events.