WALLINGFORD, CT – Shawmut has completed the steel framework for Choate Rosemary Hall’s new St. John Hall student center. To celebrate the milestone, students and faculty signed their own steel roof beam. The new state-of-the-art student center will be a hub for social activities which will bring the Choate Rosemary Hall community together.

Shawmut’s work on the three-story, 44,700-square-foot building is scheduled to complete in spring of 2017. The team is using Georgian style materials to construct the building, designed by Bowie Gridley Architects, which incorporates detailing inspired by Choate’s historic campus. Shawmut is also installing geothermal heating and cooling systems, which will enable the facility to be LEED® Gold certified. The new student center will house the school store, Tuck Shop Café, deans’ and students’ activities offices, meeting rooms, student project rooms, and club spaces.

“We are excited to be working with Choate Rosemary Hall again, enhancing its campus and student experience with the St. John Hall student center,” said Ken Procino, Connecticut regional director at Shawmut Design and Construction. “I’m proud of the work our team has done thus far to avoid disturbing student and faculty life as we work in the center of this very active campus.”

St. John Hall is Shawmut’s second project on Choate’s campus after completing the Kohler Environmental Center. Shawmut’s academic division is also currently working on Sacred Heart’s new residence hall and Fairfield University’s RecPlex.

Photo Credit: Bowie Gridley Architects