Weston, MA Bowdoin Construction Corp. was awarded an ABC Merit Award, representing work that stands above the rest, for its work on The Revers Center for Science and Visual Arts at The Rivers School. The Merit Award recognizes the overall excellence in project execution, craftsmanship, safety, innovative elements and challenges, and client satisfaction.
Construction of the 34,000 s/f academic building took place over the course of 15 months, opening its doors to students in January 2020. Bowdoin’s proactive use of building information modeling (BIM) throughout the project, uncovered several coordination issues that were able to be mitigated prior to installing mechanical ductwork and piping in the field, which saved time and money.
A key feature of the project is the main entrance stair found in the front lobby. This was designed to hang from the ceiling off a single, two-inch square rod. This building element was incorporated to tie in with the school’s engineering program, demonstrating the important principals of physics, and highlights the overall educational purpose of the Revers Center.
Designed by Dario Designs, the Revers Center prominently demonstrates the Rivers Schools’ commitment to academic excellence – and to providing students with superior innovative and experiential learning opportunities.
Bowdoin president Irwin Yanowitz said, “Projects of this nature are particularly gratifying to be a part of, realizing the positive impact your time and efforts can have on a learning community.”