Putnam High School Renovation Complete

Putnam High SchoolTorrington, Conn. –  Putnam High School in Putnam, Conn., recently completed a $36.6-million, 98,000-square-foot, renovate-as-new project that began in the fall of 2014.  The scope of the project included replacing windows, renovating science labs, expanding the gymnasium, transforming the existing library into a multi-media center and upgrading the mechanical infrastructure of the 60-year-old building.

“During the course of this project we performed a comprehensive renovation that upgraded the school’s facilities to that of a modern educational environment.  In the areas that were touched by the renovation we removed all of the structure down to the outer shell of the building.  Then we reconstructed the facility with all new components” said Ken Biega, assistant vice president of O&G Industries.  “We will also address challenges such as the lack of natural light, bring outdated systems up to code, incorporate energy efficient design features and expand areas such as the gymnasium that no longer meet the school’s needs.”

The project team included construction manager O&G Industries of Torrington, Connecticut and project architect Drummey Rosane Anderson (DRA Architects) of South Windsor, Connecticut.

About O&G Industries, Inc.
O&G is Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company, one of the country’s Top 400 Contractors and a Top 100 Green Building Contractor.  Visit www.ogind.com.

About Drummey Rosane Anderson (DRA Architects)
DRA is a thriving firm of 30 architects, planners, interior designers and construction administrators.  We specialize in educational, municipal, recreational, and institutional design. Visit www.draarchitects.com.

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