Hamden Middle School
Location: Hamden, CT
Client: Town of Hamden
Architect: Tai Soo Kim Partners (Hartford, CT)
Description: Construction Manager at Risk for 196,000 sf middle school, designed with five separate, two-story wings connected to a curved central two-story glass atrium located on a 25 acre site. Features include 320 seat auditorium | performing arts center, 200-seat cafeteria, 5,500 sf gymnasium, 800 sf fitness facility, media center with high-tech information systems, science center with laboratory casework and fume hoods. Innovative planning enabled the team to complete the project on time, despite a three-month delay – at mid-point of steel erection – caused by a residents’ lawsuit over the project’s location.
“My administration inherited this project, a project that had been besieged for a number of years by town-based legal disputes and budgetary shortfalls. Yet throughout all those difficulties, KBE Building Corporation held firm and worked closely with the Town…to bring the project to completion and on budget. I credit your firm’s diligence, commitment to finding solutions, and exemplary work ethic. KBE has shown itself to be a true partner in helping Hamden achieve its vision of a showplace of academic excellence.” - Craig Henrici, Former Mayor, Town of Hamden, CT
Winner: Project Teamwork Award, Connecticut Building Congress