Gilbane Building Company Honored at the AGC Alliant Build America Awards

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Gilbane wins three awards at AGC Alliant Build America Awards.

Leading global construction and facilities-related services firm, Gilbane Building Company won three awards at the AGC Alliant Build America Awards in San Antonio, TX on March 10. The Kings Theatre Renovation and Corning Museum of Glass Steuben Expansion in New York, as well as the Ministry of Defense Headquarters in Afghanistan were all recognized for project excellence.

Kings Theatre, the historical theatre revitalization in Brooklyn, New York won the Building $10-199 Million Renovation category. The project took two years to complete, returning the brilliance and majesty inherent in Kings’ wondrous design to the Brooklyn community. It created a modern multi-purpose performance venue for music concerts, theatre, dance, comedy and special events. Gilbane construction workers expanded the theatre from its original 85,000-square-foot space to over 109,000-square-foot, including a two-story addition to the back of the theatre stage to create a suitable backstage area for the live performance venue.

Corning Museum of Glass, also in New York, won the Construction Management New award. The North Wing Expansion answered the Corning Museum of Glass’ need for additional space to accommodate larger, more complex installations of contemporary glass artwork for the annual 440,000 visitors from around the world. The 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing expansion was managed by the joint venture team Gilbane+Welliver. The construction of a new 26,000-square-foot gallery space and the retrofit of the adjacent Steuben Glass Factory Ventilator Building to house the Hot Shop Amphitheater, created a venue for hot glass shows and live glass design sessions held by world-renowned artists.

Finally, the Ministry of Defense Headquarters was provided with an Award of Merit - International. This project was completed by Gilbane Federal in Kabul, Afghanistan. It comprised a six-story, 414,000-square-foot building, housing ministry department offices, National Military Command Centers, administration, dining, kitchens, 936 fixed-seat auditorium to carry the core of Afghanistan National Army leadership, and command to bring all Ministry of Defense functions into a single facility.

The Alliant Build America Awards are a renowned honor for AGC members with the most outstanding projects. Winners are judged based on their project innovation, community relations, exceptional safety or any other outstanding construction achievement.

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. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.
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