“Their willingness to offer alternative solutions and suggestions to improve the design or reduce budget is invaluable.”
Patricia Whitney, Director of Physical Plant, Colby College
The new Cotter Union student center at Colby College is a work of art. But between non-geometric shapes and the slope of the land, nothing is perpendicular. For example: the roof is an angular slice of a cylindrical shape, installed at an angle.
Another challenge presented by this job has been the ledge that runs through the campus. It has required blasting within inches of existing facilities and utilities. The team has performed extensive excavation—rerouting the college’s entire subterranean infrastructure.
The new facility is home to student activities offices, multipurpose spaces, the student post office and a new 7,000-square foot meeting area, “the heart” of campus life, which features a café, pub and coffee bar.
This project achieved LEED ® Silver Certification.