“I’ve been at Tufts for 33 years, and will never forget the day I moved from my old office into my new one in the Tisch Center. I used to be the track coach, and love the view I have from my office right onto the finish line. The Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center is a beautiful building and we are lucky to have it!”
I enjoyed working with Stanmar because we had a shared goal. We wanted to build the best building for CSW and I feel very proud of the building that we built together.
Stanmar did a wonderful job providing us a guaranteed fixed price package that we could take to donors. They also did a great job reaching out to all the local subcontractors, coordinating with off island trades, and organizing housing and boat schedules. The finished building looks fantastic and I would work again with Stanmar in a heartbeat!
We had been involved with another architectural firm that had helped us do our master plan, and we recognized that designing athletic facilities was not their niche in the industry. That’s when we began thinking about going out to some other kind of firm, where that was a specialization. There were a number of factors that attracted us to Stanmar, Inc. One was their proven track record in building facilities with a focused use, such as an athletic facility… We had interacted with a number of architectural firms and seen that they had a pre-conceived idea before they knew what our program statement even would suggest.
Timely planning, quality design and construction, on-time completion, and diligent follow-up after completion of the project. Add to this the qualities of cost containment and friendly relationships, and that sums up our relationship with Stanmar, Inc. The Stanmar, Inc. designed and built facility is the flagship building on our campus. It sets the standard for quality that we will seek to incorporate into all of our new construction.
Within a year of opening the Alfond Center, our applications for admission increased by 41%, and our retention of students from the first to the second year reached a nine year high. The Alfond Center has become the standard by which everything else at the college is measured. It has become an important theme in how we market Saint Joseph’s College and plan other major new buildings.
Retention at Brewton-Parker College is markedly improved and we feel the Snooks Student Activities Center is one of the reasons. Athletic teams have been able to recruit more effectively and each team that plays in the Center has seen improvement in their won-loss records. The Snooks Activity Center has become the pivot of campus student satisfaction and a source of pride for all employees.
Stanmar, Inc. brought to this project their ability to communicate effectively with the College’s administration. They delivered the project they promised, within the budget and on time. I commend Stanmar, Inc. We are proud to broadcast our good experience.
Stanmar, Inc.’s background and experience with these types of facilities helped save us time, and they were very thorough when it came to design issues. They showed us how we could add program spaces we didn’t even know we could add. The leadership and experience of Stanmar, Inc.’s project manager was also very valuable. From planning, to organization, to engineering, to project management, to support – Stanmar, Inc. did very well. The communication between the Stanmar, Inc. team and Caldwell College’s personnel was definitely there, and they also provided responsible follow through. It was excellent working with Stanmar, Inc. on our Newman Center project-from start-to finish.
Stanmar, Inc. was able to grasp quickly the varied make-up of our residential school and Monastc Community, and to design an appropriate building to meet all our needs. They were very responsive in providing suggestions and feedback to us. Finally, the follow-up after completion has been excellent. We would not hesitate to use Stanmar, Inc. for future campus development.