NEWMAN ARCHITECTS’ CAMP NIANTIC REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER RECEIVES AWARD OF MERIT FROM THE CONNECTICUT BUILDING CONGRESS

The Connecticut Building Congress has awarded the Camp Niantic Regional Training Center (Niantic, CT) the Award of Merit for the 2012 CBC Project Team Awards, in the category of New Construction. 

Newman Architects served as Design/Build Architect on this project completed by The Fusco Corporation. The 84,000 square-foot Regional Training Institute (RTI) was designed and constructed as Phase 1 of the Connecticut Army National Guard RTI facility. This new resource, located on state-owned property at Camp Niantic in Niantic, CT, serves as the regional headquarters for officers’ cadet training in the northeast region. It replaces a series of temporary wooden structures built between 1923 through 1945. This brick and masonry structure, with standing metal seam roof, consists of 4 connected buildings – two-story blocks at the east (billeting) and west (administration above the classroom areas plus an auditorium), with a one-story link containing multi-purpose training, supply, kitchen, dining, and various building support facilities. The project has received LEED Gold certification. 

The Design/Build Team also included: Owner – CT Dept. of Construction Services (DCS); Client – Connecticut Army National Guard (CTARNG); Program Manager – Skanska USA; MEP Engineer – van Zelm Heywood & Shadford, Inc; Structural Engineer – Michael Horton and Associates; Civil Engineer, Surveying, Geotechnical Engineer, Landscape Architect – Langan Engineering and Environmental Service; Consulting Architect – Svigals + Partners; LEED Consultant – Sage Design and Consulting; Security Consultant – Nationwide Security Systems; Mechanical Contractor – Titan Mechanical Contractors; and Electrical Contractor – Ducci Electrical Contractors.