University of Connecticut, Putnam Refectory
Location: Storrs, CT
Client: University of Connecticut
Architect: Amenta Emma Architects, Hartford, CT
Description: General Contractor for the 42,000 sf renovation and interior fit-out to the existing dining facility on University of Connecticut's Storrs campus. Scope encompasses full renovation of the existing servery and seating area on the upper floor and conversion of lower level into an additional level of seating and server. The project also includes installation of a new service elevator, tray return system, monumental stair with glue-lam timbers to connect upper- and lower level seating areas, dunnage rack on the roof for new rooftop mechanical and kitchen equipment condensing units, new food service equipment, serving lines, beverage stations, condiment stations, and serving counters. KBE managed the project concurrently with the construction of the adjacent Peter J. Werth Residence Tower and Monteith Hall, with all three projects located in a highly constrained, active campus setting.