The Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA) has selected Walsh Brothers Inc. to provide preconstruction and construction management services for the renovation of Fitchburg State University’s (FSU) Carmelita Landry Arena. Construction is underway and expected to be complete by January 2018.
This revitalization project will create a renovated athletic building that will be the public face for varsity sports at FSU and will include:
- A fieldhouse with multipurpose turf sports flooring
- A strength and conditioning center
- Batting cages
- Integrated audio/visual systems
- Locker rooms
- Design and branding around the university’s logos
Walsh Brothers teamed with MDS/Miller Dyer Spears architects to provide the input and analysis to assist MSCBA and FSU decision-makers in reaching cost-effective decisions on program priorities, space-use, allocation, responsive design solutions, targeted renovation investment and maximum impact for their project outlays. Walsh Brothers will also provide preconstruction analysis and construction phase follow-through on issues such as existing building systems constraints, infrastructure improvements, constructability, access and site management.
“Our investment in this comprehensive transformation to the Landry Arena will not only play an important role in the university’s student athlete recruiting process, but it will benefit campus life for all students,” Jay Bry, vice president of finance and administration at FSU, said in a statement. The building will have a multipurpose use and will also be utilized 12 months a year by the Fitchburg community including a new office suite for the Fitchburg Parks & Recreation Department.”