Svigals + Partners has assembled a design and project management team with members that have been responsible for outstanding school projects across the state. This team has collaborated on many projects together, providing a unique level of integrated design. The group has most recently worked together on the Discovery Magnet School in Bridgeport and the Jonathan E. Reed Elementary School in Waterbury, and currently are working on the Engineering & Science University Magnet School.


Richter & Cegan (RC)

Site Design & Landscape Architect

Richter & Cegan and Svigals + Partners have been working together for more than twenty years. Involved in all of our Connecticut school projects, Ritcher & Cegan understands the importance of creating enriching outdoor learning environments that complement interior learning spaces. Through careful planning and creative design, R&C strive to make exterior spaces for students, faculty and staff that are functional, safe and usable while incorporating an identity and sense of place.


BL Companies (BL)

Survey, Traffic Engineering & Civil Engineering

Founded in 1986 as a small transportation planning and civil engineering firm, BL Companies has grown to become a leading firm sought after for their quality, creativity and expertise in producing successful project outcomes. BL Companies, an employee-owned firm, is a leader in delivering high-quality, integrated architecture, engineering and related services to public and private clients for land development, building design, and infrastructure projects. BL is currently working with Svigals + Partners on the College Square development in downtown New Haven.


BVH Integrated Services (BVH)

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineering

BVH is a multi-disciplined engineering recognized for its leadership on successful building and campus infrastructure projects. In collaboration with school building committees and architects, the firm has performed civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and technology design for several innovative schools. BVH has worked with our firm on the Columbus Family Academy, L.W. Beecher School, Discovery Magnet School, Jonathan E. Reed School and currently are serving as MEP/FP engineer on the Engineering & Science University Magnet School.


Michael Horton Associates (MHA)

Structural Engineering

Svigals + Partners has been collaborating with MHA for more than two decades on academic, commercial, civil and laboratory projects. Our public school work together includes Columbus Family Academy, John S. Martinez School, Discovery Magnet School Jonathan E. Reed School, Goodwin Early Childhood Magnet School and Engineering & Science University Magnet School. Their imaginative approach to the structural design of each project allows the architecture to enhance one’s experience within the space.


Lynn Brotman Interior Design (LBID)

Interior Design, Fixtures, Furnishings & Equipment Specification

Lynn Brotman has worked closely with Svigals + Partners for more than ten years providing colorful and creative solutions to the interiors and FF&E scopes of work for all of our school projects. Her firm brings a fresh approach and a collaborative spirit.


Atelier Ten (a10)

High Performance Building Design, LEED Certification & Lighting Design

As a proponent of sustainable design, Svigals + Partners will again work with Atelier Ten to strategically integrate “green” elements into the design. Atelier Ten has provided leadership on numerous firm projects to achieve LEED Silver and Gold certifications, including Bridgeport’s Discovery Magnet School.


Ducibella Venter & Santore (DVS)

Security Design & Engineering

Ducibella Venter & Santore (DVS) is one of the oldest, and most respected independent security consulting and engineering companies in the United States. With a world-renowned clientèle and 50 years of exceptional service provided to hundreds of clients, DVS is second to none in experience and success in their field of work. DVS participates in all aspects of physical, procedural, and electronic security design. Although security is their primary concern, they recognize there is an educational mission that must not be compromised, and to that end, DVS will partner with the School and its administration in an attempt to protect the mission, where possible, while providing the required systems, components, engineering, and trade coordination, ensuring an overarching and integrated security program.


Langan Engineering & Environmental Services (LA) Geotechnical Engineering

Langan is an international engineering design firm that specializes in projects associated with public agencies and institutional clients. The firm has considerable experience working on elementary schools. Currently, they are working with our firm on the renovation of The Little Theatre in New Haven, a performing arts magnet school owned and operated by Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES), the Engineering & Science University Magnet School, and Goodwin Early Childhood Magnet School.


Hoffman Architects (HA)

Building Envelope Design

Hoffman Architects specializes in the building envelope. Hoffman evaluates new building plans for watertightness, develops design details for difficult intersections or components, and reviews drawings and specifications to assess technical feasibility. Because they only work on building enclosures, they pay attention to the details that are often overlooked - details that make the different between a design that lasts for two years, or a hundred and two. We are currently working with Hoffman Architects on the Engineering & Science University Magnet School.


Acentech (AC)

Acoustical Consultant

With a team of more than 50 acoustic consultants, audio visual consultants, noise, sound and vibration consultants and other professionals, Acentech is one of the largest multi-disciplinary acoustical consulting firms in the United States. Acentech has been a part of our project team for Columbus Family Academy, Discovery Magnet School and Jonathan E. Reed School throughout the years. They have ensured each school meets the current state-mandated acoustical requirements.


McFarland Kistler & Associates (MKA)

Food Service Consultant

Our firm has collaborated with McFarland Kistler for over a decade on all our public school projects. They are well versed in the State of Connecticut Food Service facilities requirements and they excel at working with our layout to make the food service equipment flow and fit. MKA will be advising on food service equipment arrangements for your new facility.


O’Dea Lynch Abbattista Consulting Engineers (OLA) Commissioning

Since 1974 OLA Consulting Engineers has built a reputation for providing innovative engineering services and is an industry leader in all aspects of building systems analysis, design, and commissioning. We are currently working with OLA on the Engineering & Science University Magnet School.





About The Team

The “Team” is comprised of the three firms working under the oversight of the Public Building and Site Commission of the Town of Newtown (PB&SC) to design and build the new Sandy Hook School:

• Project Manager (PM)

• Architect/Engineers (DESIGN TEAM)

• Construction Manager (CM)

Since coming together, this team has naturally coalesced around their shared desire to build a new school that represents the unique character and highest hopes of the Sandy Hook community, while bringing the project in on time and under budget.


Project Manager (PM)

Diversified Project Management (DPM) was founded in 1989 as a full service and independent Owner’s Project Management firm managing assignments for institutions and organizations throughout New England and nationally. The firm’s mission is to provide maximum value to its clients through the objective and diligent representation of their real estate, design, construction and facilities interests. This is done by leveraging DPM’s experience, technology and relationships to mitigate risk, encourage innovation, reduce cost and ensure the highest quality results.


Architect/Engineers (DESIGN TEAM)

Svigals + Partners, LLP (S+P), founded in 1983, is a full service architecture firm known for its original and imaginative integration of planning, design, sculpture and artwork. Svigals + Partners has designed more than twenty schools across the state and is now on their fifth school design for the highly regarded $1.5 billion School Construction Program in New Haven. With each school the firm has continued to expand upon a philosophy and process of collaborative design that involves the community, teachers, parents, and children in developing a unique artistic expression of the community’s identity and of the school’s mission and curriculum.


Construction Manager (CM)

Consigli Construction Co., Inc. (CC), a fourth generation family-owned business, established in 1905, is a full-service construction manager and general contractor serving academic, institutional, corporate, landmark restoration and healthcare clients throughout New England and New York. More than half of Consigli Construction Co., Inc.’s $600+ million annual volume is comprised of academic construction. We bring our passion for building, our strong culture of accountability and our relentless focus on creating raving fans to every project - building significant, meaningful structures that have a positive and long-lasting impact on the communities that we serve.


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