Central Connecticut State University, Sheridan Residence Hall

New Britain, CT

Central Connecticut State University, Sheridan Residence Hall

Central Connecticut State University continually competes to attract some of the most talented students in our State and Country. To maintain their competitive edge, the University had a master plan to update all of their campus housing. The "like new" Sheridan Residence Hall responds to the University's desire to provide more updated and friendly living space for its students, and has quickly become the most sought after dormitory in which to live.

Original to its historic 1968 design, the entire 48,000 square foot building, including all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, was stripped down to bare walls and replaced with all new systems. The building required full asbestos abatement. All current code issues including handicapped accessibility and fire protection were incorporated. The entire facility has been fully wired for current data and telephone needs.

Newly designed spaces for this 224-student facility include Resident Assistant apartments with 2 Bedrooms, Living Area, Kitchen and 2 Bathrooms, Guest Bedrooms for visitors, Computer Laboratory, Lounges on each of the buildings 6 floors, and Laundry, Kitchens and Vending Areas. Student rooms take on the "suite" style of living. The furnishings are contemporary and a different jewel-toned color palette defines each floor, providing a very relaxing atmosphere in which to live and learn.

Newfield Construction Inc. provided construction administration services and was instrumental in keeping this $6.1M, fast-paced project moving ahead. Working to keep the channels of communication open between the owner, architect and general contractor, Newfield was involved with every major construction decision while on-site. Newfield personnel coordinated a roof replacement with a high level of design and construction complexity. This pitched copper structure was positioned over the existing flat roof, and required extensive coordination and input. Newfield also expedited the change order process by staying involved with the approval process daily. Acting on behalf of the owner throughout, Newfield gained a strong appreciation for issues facing a university; its facilities group and end users while building new housing spaces.