The SoNo Collection Honored with Connecticut Building Congress Award of Merit

7/7/2020 – The SoNo Collection, a newly constructed retail mall located in South Norwalk, CT, was recently recognized by Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) with a Project Team Award of Merit in the Commercial/Industrial Large category. The project, owned by Brookfield Properties Retail, was a joint venture between Farmington, CT-based KBE Building Corporation and Irvine, CA-based VCC (KBE/VCC).

The project team included:

  • KBE/VCC, Construction Manager at Risk
  • Brookfield Properties Retail, Owner
  • CallisonRTKL, Architect/Designer
  • Wick Fisher White, MEP Engineer
  • Thornton Tomasetti, Structural Engineer
  • United Steel, Steel Supplier/Erector
  • Langan, Civil Engineer
  • Mahan Rykiel, Landscape Architect

KBE/VCC provided Construction Management at Risk services for the new 1 million sf, 3-story enclosed mall with street level shops, along with an 8-story, 1.2 million sf, 3,040 space parking structure. The center opened doors to the public in November 2019.

“The SoNo Collection project team worked tirelessly to pull off this impressive project,” said Mike Kolakowski, President and CEO of KBE Building Corporation. “Without the dedication and creativity of everyone, including owner, architect, engineers, trade workforce, and KBE/VCC, it would not be the success it is today.”

With a design and construction team of 13 firms, 40+ trade firms, and hundreds of on-site workers, open collaboration and communication was the only way a project of this scope would succeed. “Working together diligently and tirelessly, the entire team proved that were it not for their expertise, professionalism, cooperation and experience, we would not have such a beautiful project that the entire Brookfield organization is proud of,” stated Brian Bacik, Regional Vice President, Big Box Leasing|Development at Brookfield.

The CBC Project Team Awards program recognizes outstanding building projects that exemplify project team excellence and represent the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineer, construction managers, and trades.

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

KBE is one of the KBE Companies, which includes KBE-NY, serving metropolitan New York, and New Valley Construction, serving the Western US. Through this affiliation of full-service construction management firms, the KBE Companies serve clients throughout the US in the senior living, higher education, retail, corporate, government, hospitality/entertainment, and health care markets.

Media Contact: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing
t: 860.284.7431| c: 860.836.7517 | e: