Stanmar recently conducted a survey of independent schools to learn more about current trends in facility construction. The results illustrate a strong demand for new facilities as schools constantly work to differentiate themselves and provide the best possible experience for their students.
We are proud to announce that American School & University magazine selected Eagle Hill School’s Ronald M. Baglio Sports and Fitness Center to premiere in their 2015 Architectural Portfolio issue – an annual competition honoring the best in education design.
One of the reasons that collaborative delivery methods are gaining market share is that, because site work can overlap with the creation of working drawings, many months can be trimmed off the schedule. There are potential cost savings to be had, as well, but as Oliver Snider explained in a recent blog post at Athletic Business, not all collaborative methods are created equal.
Construction Update From Nantucket:
Recently, Jonathan Nimerfroh of Runway Bride Nantucket took photos of the construction on the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club Renovation and Addition, which showcase all the progress. While the full set can be viewed in our gallery, here are some highlights:
The World Trade Center Transportation Hub project is $2 billion over budget and six years behind schedule. While the numbers are shocking and scale overwhelming, this scenario plays out on typical campus projects beset by scope creep. Oliver Snider, Vice President of Business Development, recently shared his thoughts in Athletic Business
Back in October 2013, we helped connect our client, Samford University, with Team Impact, and shared the University’s announcement of its 17th basketball member, Nathaniel “Biggie” Henderson, a 7-year-old diagnosed with CLOVES syndrome.
This touching video shows just how much this program helped “Biggie”, his family, the Samford Basketball team, and the entire school community. Separately, two more of our clients have partnered with Team IMPACT to help give children with severe illnesses the unique experience of being on a sports team and having teammates.
The Future of BIM, IPD and Design Build
The cover of the July/August issue of Net Assets displayed a powerful, and for us concerning, headline. In large bold letters, it stated THE END OF DESIGN/BUILD.
We’ve used this method for over 40 years, and plan to do so for the foreseeable future – so for obvious reasons we were eager to read the article! “Construction Disruption” barely addressed the cover headline’s assertion, and in our opinion left readers confused about the differences between the various project delivery methods.
The Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, hired Stanmar, Inc. to design and construct their new facility. Since 1945, the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club has been helping Nantucket’s youth grow and succeed. The Club is a vital resource for the Nantucket community, providing parents with a safe, healthy and fun place for their children. Throughout the past twenty years, the Club has expanded from 230 members to 669 members. In order for the Club to continue to be a part of children’s lives, a significant change was needed.
Three magazines recently recently recognized Tufts University’s Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center in their respective Facility Showcases. Located in Medford, Massachusetts, we designed and constructed the Sports and Fitness Center, opening last fall on time and under budget.
We are proud to see our recent project across multiple publications!