110,000 s/f Bedford Sq. earns Connecticut Building Congress award; design by Centerbrook Architects

May 19, 2017 - Front Section

Westport, CT Bedford Sq., a new mixed-use development in downtown, has garnered top honors from the Connecticut Building Congress.

Designed by Centerbrook Architects & Planners, the 110,000 s/f complex will be recognized for first place in the “Major Renovation” category at CBC’s 21st Annual Project Team Awards on June 13. The Bedford Sq. project team included construction manager Turner Construction, engineering firms BVH Integrated Services and Langan Engineering, and The Chursciel Group.

This marks the second year in a row that a Centerbrook design has been honored with a CBC Project Team Award. The Outpatient Pavilion at UConn Health was recognized for first place in the “New Construction” category in 2015.

A project more than 10 years in the making, Bedford Sq. includes two repurposed iconic buildings along with 70,000 s/f of new construction that serves as the gateway to downtown Westport. The development invigorates this historic urban core with high quality retail, residential, office, restaurant and community gathering spaces.

Anchor tenant Anthropologie & Co., along with its partner restaurant Amis Trattoria, were the first two business to open their doors at Bedford Sq. on March 31. Additional tenants and residences will open throughout the spring and summer.

Each year the CBC recognizes projects whose team members have met or surpassed goals and achieved higher project quality through collaboration among project owners, architects, engineers, constructors and trades. This year’s awards banquet will be held at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford on June 13.

Centerbrook Architects & Planners is a firm conceived in 1975 as a community of architects working together to advance American place-making and the craft of building. A collaborative firm with an exceptional history of building, Centerbrook performs many other services such as project management, planning, interior design, sculpture, landscape and site design, industrial design, furniture and lighting design, fund raising and graphic design. All are done from Centerbrook’s historic compound on the Falls River in Centerbrook, Conn. To date, Centerbrook’s designs have captured 376 awards.

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