Endicott College

The Center for the Arts has an inherent energy that generates a sense of belonging. It has quickly become the hallmark building of our campus. Working with Stanmar, Inc.,  first on the Post Sport Center and with the Center for the Arts, has been a true pleasure. Everything was done to achieve the best possible building at our set price. Stanmar, Inc.’s willingness to help us execute the plan has earned our highest respect.

Dr. Richard E. Wylie, President, Endicott College


Stanmar first worked with Endicott to design & construct the Post Sports Science & Fitness Center. The College, impressed with our work on the Post Center, approached Stanmar for a second project – a new performing and visual arts center. Using our same approach, we designed & constructed the beautiful Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, which features a 250-seat performance hall, an-100 seat black box theater, a three-story open atrium, various working studios, and more. Today, both facilities are used by students, faculty, and visitors and are centers of campus activity.

Sports Center Highlights

  • Lobby Featuring Oak Wainscoting, Quarry Tile Floor, Control Desk
  • Spacious Fitness Center
  • 1,200 Seat Completion Court
  • Three Court Gym With Synthetic Flooring
  • Elevated Jogging Track
  • Two Racquetball Courts
  • Sports Medicine Suite With Whirlpool Exam Rooms, Offices, and Locker Rooms
  • Sports Science And Physical Therapy Departments
  • Classrooms

Arts Highlights

  • 250-Seat Performance Hall
  • 100-Seat Black Box Theatre
  • Green Room/Dressing Rooms
  • Three Story Atrium Gallery
  • Visiting Artist Gallery
  • Student Lounge
  • Student Rehearsal, Band Practice Rooms
  • Ceramic Studio
  • Art, Interior Design, and Music Studios
  • Drawing And Painting Studio
  • Computer, Digital Printing Labs
  • Woodworking Shop
  • General Classrooms And Faculty Office


  • In-ground infiltration of storm waters used to re-charge aquifers
  • Thermal ratings that exceed new energy code requirements by 50%
  • Use of construction materials with significant recycled content
  • Use of materials produced regionally, to reduce energy from transportation
  • Low VOC adhesive and finishes used in construction
  • Water conserving aerators used in all showers and lavatories
  • High efficiency heating and cooling equipment used to reduce energy
  • Automatic lighting controls to reduce lighting levels and energy use
  • Abundant natural daylight to reducing usage of artificial lighting
  • Installation of solar photovoltaic panels reducing electrical cost of the building
  • High albedo and vegetated (green/cool roof) roof system