Welliver project gets national recognition
MONTOUR FALLS—Welliver, based out of Montour Falls, was awarded the Associated General Contractors of America’s Alliant Build America Merit Award, for constructing Milstein Hall at Cornell University.
Welliver was one of eight firms to receive the distinction during the association’s annual convention in Honolulu in March. The Alliant Build America Merit Awards are meant to recognize the nation’s most significant construction projects. A panel of judges, representing all areas of construction, evaluated a number of submissions this year, assessing each project’s complexity, use of innovative construction techniques and coordination with partners, among other criteria.
Milstein Hall was completed last year. The 47,000 square-foot building project included a glass and concrete façade over two stories with a subbasemen, an interior with open-air design to allow for ever-changing studio and critique space and a concrete dome in the center to provide elevated auditorium seating. Welliver included a roof with vegetation growing on it, skylights, an indoor garden, chilled beams for cooling the building and radiant-heat flooring.
“I couldn’t be more proud that one of our projects has received national recognition for its design and construction techniques. It makes our hard work even more credible when recognized by others in the industry,” stated Scott Welliver, chairman and chief executive officer.
“It’s not every day that such a complex project is built, and it’s even rarer in central New York. For Milstein Hall, Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning was fortunate to have had the opportunity to turn to Welliver, a local talent with the ability to tackle this very challenging design,” explained Dean Kent Kleinman.
Based in the Southern Tier for over 100 years, Welliver provides comprehensive program and construction management services to the upstate New York and Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier regions. Clients include healthcare systems, high-end manufacturing companies, science and technology partners, and pre-kindergarten to grade 12 and higher education institutions.