As students returned to the campus of Colby Sawyer College, they were greeted with huge changes to the Ware Campus Center. Eckman Construction was at work all summer on an addition and complete interior renovation to the building that contains student dining and other services. By Labor Day, all of the renovations to the existing building were complete, and students are already able to use parts of what will be a new, 750-seat dining room. Work on the project will continue through the fall semester.
Dining services remained open through the summer, and Eckman staff coordinated closely with dining workers. Temporary partitions were built to isolate the working kitchen from construction areas, and a temporary dining area on the second floor was used.
“Everyone at Colby Sawyer has been amazingly cooperative through all the inconveniences that go along with working around construction. We know that they’re looking forward to the beautiful finished space,” noted Eckman Project Manager Brian Baroody.
This project will transform the campus center into a student union, bringing together multiple services in a single location and promoting student involvement at a social hub. A distinctive stone-veneer tower will anchor one corner of the building, providing a cozy nook for the new, larger student dining room. The project, designed by S/L/A/M Collaborative of Glastonbury, CT, is scheduled for completion in January.
Eckman Construction, based in Bedford, has been working as a Construction Manager, General Contractor, and Design-Builder in New Hampshire for 38 years. Other recent projects include The Academy Building at Pinkerton Academy in Derry and the Alumni Center at Keene State College.
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