Designer: Childs Bertman Tseckares, Inc.
Construction Manager: Bond Brothers, Inc.
Project Type: CM at Risk
Project Cost: $57.3 million
Gross Square Feet: approx. 101,000
Est. Substantial Completion Date: June 2014 (Phase 2)
The original Condike Science Building at Fitchburg State University was constructed in 1963. It has served the University well, but the mechanical/electrical systems have reached the end of their useful lives and need to be replaced, and science programs have expanded and evolved to the point where the building is no longer able to support excellence in science education.
The project provides full renovation of Condike and a new 57,700 GSF addition for the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Geo-physical Science departments. The addition will be built on the site of the little-used Parkinson Gymnasium, which will be demolished. New space includes classrooms, wet laboratories, offices, and support spaces.
- Design emphasis on "shared science" program components that encourage the collaborative approach characteristics of current science instruction
- Central location on the existing quadrangle supports its collegial role and is an important step in implementation of the framework established by the 2007 Chan Krieger Master Plan
- Designed to meet Mass LEED Plus requirements
Photos from topping off ceremony:
North Street View: