Diggs celebrates ribbon cutting for Sport & Med'l. Sciences Academy

October 15, 2008 - Construction Design & Engineering

Sport & Medical Sciences Academy

Officials from Sport & Medical Sciences Academy (SMSA) and the city attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for SMSA on September 5.
The 158,000 s/f building became home to 725 students when it officially opened on August 25. Designed by DuBose Associates Architects, the $71 million project is considered a major success.
"With the help of the construction manager and architect, SMSA is a landmark project completed under budget while exceeding most of its program goals," said Joe DeSanti of Diggs Construction, program director of the school construction program. The project will likely be $2-3 million under budget. Forty-three percent of the workforce were women and minorities and 30% of the workforce were Hartford residents.
Officials took a tour of the school's concourse, nine science labs, a gym that holds 1000 people, two fitness centers and the field house that includes a rock-climbing wall.


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