October 19, 2017

Favoring a local variety

Administration at a community college in Waterbury, CT, went to great lengths to ensure Stony Creek granite was specified for the renovation of one of their signature buildings

by Jennifer Richinelli |

A recent renovation to Founders Hall — located on the campus of Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) in Waterbury, CT — was a collaborative effort between school administration, the design team at Moser Pilon Nelson, Architects, LLC, Stony Creek Quarry Corporation and additional stone industry professionals who were involved in the fabrication and installation of the stone used for the project. From the onset, it was important to the school that regional

stone was chosen and that the material also withstand heavy foot traffic and harsh winter weather. In the end, the decision was made to use Stony Creek granite — a stone showcased on many high-profile landmarks such as the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and The Smithsonian in Washington, DC, and quarried nearby in Branford, CT.

“Just before I became president of NVCC in 2008, a study was conducted to determine the needs of the college and the program,” explained Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., president of

NVCC. “Founders Hall is the original home of the Waterbury State Technical College, merged with Mattatuck Community College in 1992, to form Naugatuck Valley Community College. The renovation honors a place that holds many fond memories for our alumni, faculty and staff. It supports, with state-of-the-art facilities, our excellent allied health and nursing programs responsible for the careers of so many talented professionals in health science who now support our communities through their contribu

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Stone World October 2017 NVCC Founders Hall