Monroe County recently received the Project of the Year Award in the large structures category for its construction of the Monroe Community College Downtown Campus from the state chapter of the American Public Works Association.
The award reflects the project partners’ commitment to innovation and collaboration.
“Our state-of-the-art MCC Downtown Campus represents a substantial investment in higher education, workforce development and new jobs and opportunity right here in Monroe County,” said Cheryl Dinolfo, county executive. “We are proud that this award recognizes Monroe County’s commitment to creating a purpose-built downtown campus that will support a stronger workforce and economy here for years to come. On behalf of a grateful community, I thank our many talented project partners, including MCC, LaBella, DiMarco and others, for their outstanding collaboration in completing this project on time and on budget.”
As the managing agency, Monroe County worked with MCC and chief engineer LaBella Associates, construction manager DiMarco Group as well as various subcontractors and trade unions. The Project of the Year Award is given in recognition of excellent collaboration by all participating organizations and the successful completion of a project.
The total project cost of $78 million was primarily shared by Monroe County ($36 million) and SUNY ($39 million). Design started in 2014; construction was completed by fall 2017.
“MCC’s Downtown Campus represents years of inspiring work and extraordinary partnerships that have fulfilled our shared vision of a dynamic, collaborative, inclusive, innovative learning environment,” said Anne Kress, president of MCC. “The campus is already transforming the lives of our students and enriching our community. We are delighted and honored to have our campus be recognized by the APWA, underscoring our county’s and community’s support of MCC and our students.”