Groundbreakings: Niagara University, University of New Haven and Rivier University
Niagara University (N.Y.)
This lounge, which will be located in the university’s primary science building, comes after Victory Media recently recognized Niagara as one of the country’s top 10 small private schools for veterans and families.
Size: 1,763 square feet
Features: Meeting area and TV lounge with new furniture, computers, workstations, microwave and popcorn machine
Anticipated cost: $70,000
Expected completion: January 2019
Project team: Interior designer and account executive: Eaton Office Supply (N.Y.)
Bergami Center for Science, Technology and Innovation
University of New Haven (Conn.)
The academic center will serve as a central hub for the university’s science, technology and communications programs.
Size: Three stories; 40,000 square feet
Features: Makerspace, virtual reality lab, classrooms, communications studio, experiential auditorium and café
Anticipated cost: $26 million
Expected completion: January 2020
Project team: Architect: Svigals+Partners (Conn.); civil engineer: Westcott & Mapes (Conn.); landscape architect: Richter & Cegan (Conn.); MEP engineers: BVH Integrated Services (Conn.); structural engineer: MHA (Conn.); acoustics and AV consulting: Acentech (Mass.); food service design: McFarland Kistler & Associates (Pa.); energy analysis: Karpmann Consulting (Conn.)
Rivier University (N.H.)
The facility will support the university’s NCAA Division III athletic programs for soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and softball. It will also provide spaces for other events, including summer camps.
Size: Two stories; 30,000 square feet
Features: Stadium seating, team rooms, conference space, training room, locker rooms and a press box with an enhanced sound system
Anticipated cost: $5 million
Expected completion: Late spring 2019
Project team: Architect: Derck & Edson (Penn.); project manager and contractor: Hutter Construction Corp. (N.H.)