Gilbane Building Company Honored by Design-Build Institute of America New England Region with Gold Award for Buildings

The Hunter Laboratory Renovation at Brown University in Providence, RI Recognized with Gold Award as an Outstanding Design-Build project

DBIA Award 2015 Brown Hunter LabProvidence, RI – April 11, 2016 – Gilbane Building Company, a global leader in construction management, was recently awarded a Gold Award for its outstanding design-build collaboration with Toshiko Mori Architects on Brown University’s Hunter Laboratory program. The project transformed an existing historic four-story, 42,000 sf facility at the heart of the campus into state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms and faculty offices, including a 6,000 sf addition of new Botanical Greenhouses to the roof of the Lab, as well as a new 4,000 sf Penthouse Central Utility Plant.

“The Design-Build team of Gilbane and Toshiko Mori Architects collaborated through each phase of the 15 month project to ensure mutual understanding of Brown University’s design intent, implementation plan and business terms,” said John Sinnott, Vice President Business Unit Leader for Rhode Island.   “To be honored with this award is further representation of the design-build team’s commitment to seamless delivery and approach throughout the program.” As noted by DBIA New England judges, they were impressed with Brown’s pursuance of unique project execution strategies, and the team’s collaborative process.

The Design-Build Institute of America is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals.  Each of the award-winning projects represents the organization’s focus on excellence in integrated design-build project delivery.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. Representative clients in Rhode Island include Bank of America, Brown University, Citizens Bank, CVS, Fidelity Investments, GTech, Narragansett Bay Commission, Rhode Island Airport Corporation, and the University of Rhode Island.

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