Gilbane Building Company Selected for Clarion University’s Historical Conversion and Renovation Program

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Gilbane to Renovate 105-Year-Old Becht Hall to Support Clarion’s Center for Student Success

We recognize the positive impact this facility will have on the campus.

Gilbane Building Company has been selected by Clarion University to provide project management services for the conversion and renovation of the 105-year-old Becht Hall. Construction activities begin in January of 2014 with completion in July of 2015.

The project includes converting and renovating the existing building into offices, classrooms, a campus health center and student activity space. The design is intended to support Clarion University’s Center for Student Success while preserving the historic Spanish/French-style of architecture. The building, constructed in 1908, boasts a pantile roof, Spanish gables and light colored brick.

“We recognize the positive impact this facility will have on the campus and how the renovation will allow Clarion University to better serve their students,” said Allison Stawarz, Area Manager. “The building will serve as the campus epicenter for student activity.”

Gilbane will provide overall site management for the 50,000 square foot residence hall, scheduling review, safety inspections and quality management. The project is seeking LEED v4 Silver certification. Features of the project include:

  •     Demolition of existing steel, cast iron wood and masonry interior structure
  •     Instillation of a new interior steel frame with concrete floors and a new foundation
  •     Instillation of a new geothermal heating/cooling system with a new well field

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Marking its 140th year in operation and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 60 office locations around the world. To find out what the next 140 years have in store, visit

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Elizabeth Mortensen
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