Two NCA Projects Earn Connecticut Chapter ABC Awards


The Boathouse at Glastonbury Riverfront Park in Glastonbury, Connecticut and J.M. Wright Technical High School in Stamford, Connecticut won Excellence in Construction Awards from the Connecticut Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.  J.M. Wright Technical High School also earned the chapter’s People’s Choice Award.

NCA designed the Boathouse as part of Phase II of the Glastonbury Riverfront Park.  The new boathouse provides two bays of boat storage for the local high school crew team, workout area and coaches’ office.  An additional bay is reserved for the public to store small boats, kayaks and canoes. The building’s upper level features an observation deck with panoramic river views, multipurpose room and catering kitchen. Sarazin General Contractors accepted the award at the annual meeting.

At J. M. Wright Technical High School, NCA transformed the existing mid-20th century 200,000 gsf building into a modern technical and vocational learning environment. This $90 million project features new programs and has been upgraded with new systems, finishes, and an exterior envelope to enhance the educational experience for a new generation of students. Clad in metal panels with vertical window bays, new entry volumes emulate a modern corporate working environment. NCA supported the state’s aggressive schedule by working closely with construction manager KBE Building Corporation to complete construction in 18 months. The building is expected to achieve LEED Certification from the USGBC.  KBE Building Corporation accepted the award at the annual meeting.

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Photo Credits:  Sue Veilleux, Town of Glastonbury Parks and Recreation and Paul Burk.


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