Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — New Jersey — September 13 - 26, 2013 — 19B


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Unique, 58,315 s/f, K-12 Edu/ for disabled children Avison Young NJ in final stages of completing facility


orristown, NJ — Avison Young , a commercial real es-

Comments Tom Walsh: “Be- yond giving this special com- munity a safe and effective learning environment for those who need it most, this oppor- tunity also enabled us to grow our portfolio’s diversity and demonstrate that we are truly a total solutions provider, able to meet broad-based require- ments for all project types.” Featuring a beautiful brick façade, the new school incor- porates wide corridors and brings the outdoors in through the use of large windows and skylights. To encourage energy efficiency the building makes

use of Daylight controls for increased sustainability. The project represents the team’s third assignment as- sisting not-for-profit private education facilities. Adds TomWalsh: “This proj- ect required many special con- siderations and because of our deep construction knowledge, we were able to determine how to implement these require- ments without sacrificing the overall design goal of the space. Once the students and staff arrive, we are confident they will excel in this new learning environment.” n

tate services firm announced that its New Jersey-based project management team is in the final stages of completing a multi-faceted educational facility on behalf of Newmark Education, a private school network for children with learning disabilities and be- havioral disorders. The assignment includes the redevelopment of an ex- isting office building and the construction of two new struc- tures located in Scotch Plains, to create a 58,315 s/f, innova- tive learning complex that will house Newmark’s K-8 School and High School, as well as its administrative staff start- ing in September. Designed to enhance students’ educational experience, the school will feature a cafeteria, gym, learn- ing commons, and teacher training area – designated for the professional development of teachers from across the country. “At Newmark we pride our- selves on creating a dynamic learning environment that allows us to personally con- nect with each and every student so we can effectively meet their needs and ensure they reach their educational and social potential,” said Dr. Regina Peter, executive direc- tor of Newmark Education. “From the beginning we were confident Avison Young would be able to help us achieve this distinct type of educational space that would foster our students’ growth. We look forward to the fall opening of what promises to be an ex- ceptional facility both for our students and educators.” TheAvisonYoung teamman- aging the assignment includes Edward Walsh and Tom Walsh, both principals and managing directors of project management, Allison Ar- nold , senior project manager, and Alyssa Wright , project manager. “From the start, we were extremely excited about this project because of the school’s mission to create a special and outstanding learning experience for its students,” says Edward Walsh. “We are very proud to leave the Avison Young mark on this school that will contribute to the educa- tion of generations of young people to come.”

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