The Whitney Center
Location: Hamden, CT
Client: The Whitney Center (Hamden, CT)
Architect: SFCS, Inc. (Roanoke, VA)
Description: Preconstruction and Construction Manager at Risk for the new seven-story, 195,000 sf addition to the Continuing Care Retirement Community. The addition provides 87 Independent Living Units ranging from 1,400 sf to 1,800 sf, and a two-story parking garage. Renovations to existing, occupied building includes kitchen | dining areas, common spaces, and administrative and marketing departments. A one-story addition – called “Main Street” – ties together the existing building and the new facility. This communicating corridor between the existing facility and new facility connects all the support functions for the community, including a bank, offices, community center, performing arts room, library, conference rooms, salon/message area, public restrooms and a Bistro/Market area. Sustainable design features include a “green” roof, and energy-efficient lighting and rooftop air handling units.
“KBE provided…an extraordinary level of professionalism, commitment and service. KBE’s comprehensive Preconstruction effort culminated in a Guaranteed Maximum Price that was below our project budget – always welcome news. KBE kept its promise of keeping our residents safe. I know that open, forthright communication is a KBE point of pride, and it clearly made the difference…” – Michael Rambarose, President & CEO of The Whitney Center
Awarded Excellence in Construction and People’s Choice Awards – Associated Builders & Contractors – Connecticut