Blog: Construction Corner

Exterior Framing Complete on Danoff Visual Arts Center

The exterior framing of the Danoff Visual Arts building is complete.  Temporary windows are now in place, which make the building weather tight.  The main stair within the visual arts building has been installed and interior framing is well underway within the studios. This is a new vantage point of the Terry Room from a visual arts studio.  The black roof that separates…

Full skeleton of Theatre and Visual Arts Center in place

Construction on the Middlesex Theatre & Visual Arts Center has proceeded nicely through the winter months.  The final phase of steel installation is underway, and will be completed on April 4. Concrete pours continue and the theater, theater lobby/entry, and art gallery space are all taking shape. The full skeleton of the Visual Arts Center is also in place, offering the…

Visual Arts Center Enters the Frame

Steel workers are erecting steel in 4 phases to allow access for other trades to begin pouring slabs, and making the building weather tight.  Phase 1 of steel erection is complete.  Phase 1 included structural framing within the theater as well as installation of the new mezzanine which is pictured below: Phase 2 of steel erection is also complete having…

Theatre Frame Takes Shape

The construction team has continued to make great progress on the Theater Renovations. Much of the fall consisted of bracing the existing structure and adding underpinning to existing foundations. Foundation walls took shape in October and new stair towers began to grow out of the ground in November. Then, in December, winter officially arrived in the form of 18 inches…

Construction Corner: 2017 Summer Update

It’s been an exciting and rewarding summer on campus as we put the finishing touches on one major project and began work on another! The Rachel Carson Music and Campus Center The Rachel Carson Music and Campus Center became the newest addition to campus on June 10th.  The building was transformed from the old central heating plant into a state-of-the-art…

Brick by Brick: Masons Work on Music and Campus Center While Studios and Classrooms Take Shape

  Winter conditions have not slowed the rapid progress on the Music and Campus Center as the majority of the work is now taking place behind a heated tent around the structure. Insulation has been sprayed on the exterior of the building which has allowed bricklaying by the masons, who are making incredible progress despite the cold temperatures. The brickwork…

Geo-Thermal Wells Continue to Impress on Site of Music and Campus Center

The Music and Campus Center continues to take shape and as the cold weather approaches (indeed, the campus has already seen snow!), the site continues to work toward being weather tight. Fiberglass mat gypsum sheathing has been installed around the entire building, with the exception of window openings. Window openings have been tarped due to weather and the crews are…

The Music and Campus Center: Steel Superstructure Complete!

The Music and Campus Center continues to develop day by day as what was once innovative thinking and imaginative renderings now becomes a reality. Working to move the engineered beam system into place throughout August and September, crews now have the steel superstructure officially in place. Exterior sheathing also began this month with slab pouring starting just this past week.…

Welcome to Campus, Landry House!

Middlesex is excited to announce that Landry House is officially complete! Though students moved into the dorm over Labor Day weekend, landscaping continued throughout September. We are thrilled that the dedication of the dorm, which happened on Friday September 23, 2016, marked the end of the long process of planning and building our newest addition to campus.  The dorm itself…