6/25/2018 – The new Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse was named Project Team of the Year and also earned First Place for the New Construction category by the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) at the organization’s awards dinner on June 12, 2018 at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford. The Courthouse was a Design-Build project between KBE Building Corporation and the DLR Group.
The project team included:
- KBE Building Corporation, Design-Builder and Constructor
- DLR Group, Architect of Record
- AM Architects, Associate Architect
- BVH Integrated Services, MEP, Structural, and Civil Engineer
- CR3, LLP, Landscape Architect
- Geodesign, Geotechnical Engineer
- Cerami & Associates, Acoustical Design
Designed as a 75- to 100-year building, the 183,000 sf complex offers a perfect union of judicial functions previously dispersed throughout the county: juvenile court, criminal court, family court, and civil court. Areas for probation officers, district attorneys, and other court support functions are now located within the facility. Enhanced security features, technology, high-end millwork, imported tile floors, acoustical systems to achieve sound absorption, and a design aesthetic that evokes the monumentality of the space are all part of the finished building. Each courtroom type features a different design aesthetic befitting its function.
“We’re extremely proud of the Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse project team,” stated Mike Kolakowski, KBE Building Corporation President and CEO. “The recognition by CBC shows the commitment of each project team member, from owner, architect, engineers, trade workforce, and KBE. It was truly an all-around team effort.”
KBE’s Design-Build partner for the project was the DLR Group’s Orlando, Fla., office. “I commend the collaborative, team-first atmosphere fostered by KBE Building Corporation, which led to the successful design and construction of the new Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse,” said Todd Orr, AIA, DLR Group Principal. “The construction team did a masterful job of working with the local community to communicate construction activities that were occurring directly adjacent to the dense residential neighborhood. [Through this], the project was embraced and the final product is an enhancement to the local community and the City of Torrington.”
The awards program recognizes outstanding building projects that exemplify project team excellence and represent the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, and trades. The Project Team of the Year award recognizes the project that stands out above all the rest.
About KBE Building Corporation
Located in Farmington, CT; Norwalk, CT; and Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.
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