Stamford, CT Colliers Project Leaders | USA completed renovations to the Church of the Archangels, a historic Greek Orthodox church built in 1958 and founded in 1919. Colliers delivered project management services on the $2.5 million second phase of construction across 10,964 s/f of the Byzantine-style church’s fellowship facilities near downtown. Kurt Lavaway, project management director and associate AIA, led the Colliers Project Leaders | USA, along with Doug Goulet, senior construction representative, working with Jason Konidaris, Archangels parish president and head of its master planning committee.
Following renovations to the church’s entryway, nave and altar, Phase II involved renovations to support spaces while minimizing interruptions to parish life. Working with the master planning committee, Colliers provided project leadership for construction work on the assembly space, the rectory, parish offices, classrooms, conference room, restrooms, the kitchen and other parish spaces, as well as the extension of the assembly hall, the creation of two new entry vestibules and the coordination of temporary classroom space.
Colliers’ services began during the bid phase and continued through to project closeout, including construction observations, field reporting, change order and pay requisition reviews, and the coordination of consultants and services. To achieve this, Colliers and the building committee worked with architect Rogers McCagg and construction manager Wernert Construction Management to ensure the delivery of the parish’s project vision.
“Our church has a deep history in the Stamford and Greek Orthodox communities,” said Konidaris. “With the aid of Colliers’ expertise and project discipline, we were able to ensure that our church is rejuvenated and ready to serve the community for years to come.”
“Working with local clients to create great spaces in line with community goals is a priority for Colliers,” said Lavaway. “We are proud to work with Church of the Archangels to deliver a new, modernized space for parishioners.”