NEC Alumnus Honored for Design-Build Projects
John Samenfeld, alumnus of the Class of 1970 and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, has been honored by the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont, for two outstanding design-build projects.
Samenfeld’s company, Pro Con, Inc., received the awards at the organization’s recent Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony, a competitive juried program that recognizes the region’s finest construction projects and the important role of architects and contractors in the design-build process.
The “Award of Excellence” was given to Pro Con’s Alpha Flying Aviation Center design-build project. The project included a 40,000 square foot aviation hangar, 44,000 square foot aviation support facility, and corporate office building and sales area at the Pease International Airport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The state-of-the-art hangar features radiant floor heating and hangar doors that measure 130’ by 28’. The corporate office building includes a 30-foot tinted glass wall and marble floors. The unique design of the aviation center incorporates an operational aircraft facility with museum quality offices, reception and sales areas.
The Merit Award was given to Pro Con’s eight-story Capital Commons project located in Concord, New Hampshire. This mixed-use development combines office, retail, and entertainment facilities in the heart of the state’s capital. The project features street level retail space and high-end office space on the upper floors. The brick and stone façade is complemented with a curved curtain wall that opens to a public plaza. Attached to the commons is a five-level parking garage.
Pro Con Inc. is a full-service architecture, engineering, and construction management firm specializing in commercial, hospitality, institutional, industrial, and multi-family residential projects.