Groundbreaking for Kent Library addition/renovations in Suffield
Yesterday marked the groundbreaking for the handicapped-accessible addition to the Kent Memorial Library in Suffield. The addition will permit patrons to enter at street level adjacent to existing parking, allowing them the option of using the stairs or an elevator to the circulation desk, as well as handicapped-accessible bathrooms, according to Patrick McMahon, the town’s director of economic and community development.
“With a population currently consisting of almost 12 percent disabled residents and almost 18 percent seniors aged 62 and above, and with those numbers projected to increase, it is wise to retrofit the library to accommodate this segment of the population,” said McMahon.
Tecton Architects has been working alongside the Library for a number of years to appropriately update this important postmodern building designed by Warren Platner. Enterprise Builders is constructing the project and has an expected completion date of October 30, 2015.
The expansion of Hartford Hospital’s CESI Center is underway. For details, you can read/watch the story at:
On behalf of the men and women who have served our country, Tecton salutes and thanks our veterans, especially those who are part of our staff, our colleagues and our clients.
The noteworthy of Hartford were in attendance at Tecton Architect’s annual open house on Thursday, October 16th. Coined The Tecton Blend, over two hundred guests enjoyed the blending of music, food and camaraderie at the firm’s offices on Wyllys Street where they have been located for over 25 years. Even the rain couldn’t keep away Oz Griebel, President and CEO from MetroHartford Alliance and from the City of Hartford, Thomas Deller, Director of Department of Development Services and Wayne Benjamin, Director of Economic Development Division. What began as a way to thank our loyal clients and colleagues, the event has become “the” Hartford celebration.
By Julia DeFrances
I’m excited to share the latest issue of American School & University and thrilled to see that they chose our project, Vernon Social, for their cover. Vernon Social is one of the Outstanding Design winners this year – check it out here.
On the heels of a successful project with Wilbraham’s Fire Department, principal Jeff McElravy has accepted another commission for work at the police department.
Read more on this story at http://www.thereminder.com/localnews/wilbrahamhampden/policestationfinalists/
You can also watch the television report. http://www.cbs3springfield.com/story/26134910/wilbraham-selectmen-approve-architect-for-police-station-feasibility-study\