Meriden, CT — July 22, 2013
BL Companies, Inc., a professional design firm based in Meriden, Connecticut, has been honored with several awards for its work on the Storrs Center project in Mansfield, CT.
On April 12, 2013, CREW CT – The Real Estate Exchange, honored ten projects exemplifying the best of Connecticut developments and transactions completed in 2012. Winning the BLUE RIBBON and Peoples’ Choice Award, the Storrs Center in Mansfield, Connecticut took the top prize.
On April 23, 2013, the Construction Management Association of America, New England Chapter honored the Storrs Center project with the 2013 Building Project of the Year Award/New Construction at its 19th Annual Awards Luncheon.
On June 18, 2013, the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) honored the Storrs Center project with the 2013 Award of Merit – New Construction at its 17th Annual Project Team Awards Banquet.
Storrs Center is a mixed-use village at the crossroads of picturesque Mansfield, Connecticut and the UCONN campus. Based on LEED guidelines, this 45-acre ‘green’ project includes 1,000,000 SF of new building construction and creates an inviting Main Street experience featuring a mix of restaurants, cafes, retail shops, a town green, office space, housing and open space. The goal achieved was to create a vibrant walkable and sustainable gathering place for residents, the university community and neighbors from the surrounding region.
BL Companies’ work in the Master Plan development and as the Architect and Engineer of Record included the preparation of municipal development plan documents, building design, local, state and federal permitting, plaza and park design, underground storm water management design, traffic analysis, roadway and streetscape improvement design.
According to Carolyn Stanworth, President and CEO of BL Companies, “BL Companies is proud to be a part of one of the most exciting developments being built in Connecticut today. Storrs Center will profoundly change the Town of Mansfield and the UCONN campus by creating a sense of place that will forever identify the intersection where the two meet.”