Watson Tate Savory and Vannoy Construction were awarded the Excellence in Project Implementation Award for the Western Carolina University Brown Renovation and Addition at the 39th Annual North Carolina State Construction Conference. The award is given to project representing the best of design and the best of construction for the year in which Final Completion was achieved. Congratulations to the team and thanks to our Owner and State Construction for a successful project!

Curtis Monteith, an engineer in WCU’s Department of Facilities Management who oversaw the project for the university, presented the award to Michael Watson and Jana Hartenstine of Watson Tate Savory and to Jim Young and Brian Walker of Vannoy Construction.

“Our expanded and renovated Brown Hall is a beautiful and much-needed addition to the area of campus around the intersection of Centennial Drive and Central Drive, but it also stands as a testament to the vision and excellent work of our associates with Watson Tate Savory and Vannoy Construction,” said Matt Ketchum, WCU’s director of facilities planning, design and construction.

Participating in the award presentation are (from left) Michael Watson and Jana Hartenstine of Watson Tate Savory, Latif Kaid of the State Construction Office, Ron Almond of Optima Engineering, Jim Young and Brian Walker of Vannoy Construction, and Curtis Monteith from WCU.

Client: Western Carolina University –
Facilities, Joe Walker, Matt Ketchum, Curtis Monteith, Alan Sellers
State Construction Monitor: Steve Lipke
Campus Service/ Keith Corzine, Tim Chapman
Food Service–Aramark
Architect: Watson Tate Savory, Inc
Engineer – Civil and Structural: Stewart
Engineer – MEP and Fire Protection: Optima
Consultant (food service design): Camacho
Consultant (lighting design): CD+M
Consultant (acoustic and audiovisual design): Thorburn
Consultant (furniture selection): Lisa Baker
Consultant (hazardous materials): Affinity Energy and Environmental Engineers
Construction Manager at Risk: Vannoy Construction
Cost Estimator: Richard Rutherford & Associates
Photography: Gary Matson