Sacred Heart University, Linda E. McMahon Commons

Photo by Anton Grassl/Esto

Solution

Sacred Heart University, Linda E. McMahon Commons

Fairfield, CT

Client

Sasaki Associates, Inc.

Completion

2011
Sacred Heart University, Linda E. McMahon Commons
Sacred Heart University, Linda E. McMahon Commons
Sacred Heart University, Linda E. McMahon Commons

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.