Photo by Anton Grassl/Esto

Solution

Sacred Heart University, Linda E. McMahon Commons

Fairfield, CT

Client

Sasaki Associates, Inc.

Completion

2011

Photo by Anton Grassl/Esto

The new Linda E. McMahon commons building at Sacred Heart University offers a central meeting facility for students and faculty. The 65,000 sq ft, three-story building incorporates a student bookstore, a cafeteria, a boardroom, an interactive video conference center, and a bar. Two stories of the building cut into the hillside to accommodate the sloping terrain, and a partial basement below the water table required a completely waterproofed structure. SGH performed structural engineering services for the design and construction and also provided building enclosure and waterproofing design consultation to the architect.