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Suffolk Awarded Regis College Phase One Campus Renovation ProjectJanuary 14, 2014
$24 million renovation to begin May 2014
BOSTON, MA, January 14, 2014 – Suffolk Construction, one of the most successful, privately held building contractors in the country, has been selected to perform preconstruction and construction management services for phase one of the Regis College campus-wide renovation in Weston, Massachusetts. The first phase consists of a $24 million renovation to upgrade dormitories and campus facilities and a quadrangle that will transform the pedestrian experience.
“Suffolk understands what Regis is all about,” said Regis president Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN. “The firm’s work impresses us with its excellent quality, and we look forward to working together to achieve Regis’ goals.”
The renovation will include a 72-bed suite-style, four-story dormitory addition that will expand Maria Hall by 31,000 square feet. The upgrades will feature enhanced fire protection to Angela, Domitilla, and Maria Halls, as well as campus-wide utility improvements to the water and electrical services. A new quad and walkway, providing security and lighting, will convert the existing focal point of the campus into a green space, connecting the quadrangle, athletic and science centers, and the Spellman Philatelic Museum. The library entrance will also be changed to face the campus’ new quad.
“Our higher education institutions must have visionary plans to meet the needs of students in the 21st century,” said Suffolk Chairman and CEO John F. Fish. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Regis College to help build a campus infrastructure that will benefit the students of today and future leaders of tomorrow.”
The Suffolk team is utilizing Target Value Design and Lean Construction techniques to ensure efficient project delivery, which is scheduled for completion in June 2015. The architect firm is Sasaki Associates Inc. and Colliers International is the owner’s project manager.
Regis College is currently applying for a grant for a new science center, which is proposed for Phase Two. Also included in Phase Two are renovations to the existing student center as well as additional renovations to the library, dormitories, and athletic center.
Suffolk Construction Company
Suffolk Construction is one of the most successful privately held building contractors in the country. With annual revenue of $2 billion, Suffolk provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the healthcare, science and technology, education, federal government, and commercial sectors. This year, Engineering-News Record ranked Suffolk #40 on its national list of “Top 400 Contractors” and #17 on its list of “Top 100 CM At-Risk Firms.” Suffolk’s corporate office is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and the company has a strong national presence with main offices throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and West regions. Suffolk is committed to delivering its “build smart” approach to construction management on every project. The company’s project teams provide clients comprehensive planning services, innovative solutions and technologies, and proven processes, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), to deliver the most complex building construction projects on schedule and on budget, with minimal risk. Suffolk is a community-conscious organization dedicated to environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices, and is committed to making a positive impact in its local communities through grassroots volunteer work, employee fundraising, and corporate giving. For more information, visit www.suffolkconstruction.com and/or follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.