Salisbury School International Dormitory
When The Salisbury School was planning to build a two-story dormitory to house foreign exchange students, it needed a contractor that could stick to a budget and meet critical deadlines. Gillis Gilkerson did all that and more on the $440,000 project.
The dormitory has six bedrooms on the second floor, and is semi-attached to the property’s original farmhouse that has been serving as the school’s living quarters.
The sustainable design by architect David Quillen matched the school’s philosophy of leading by example when it comes to renewable energy. The design for the 3,182 square-foot building called for a Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) system as well as other features that allow for greater energy conservation and sustainability.
“Gillis Gilkerson’s job supervisor was very experienced and knowledgeable and was able to accomplish many difficult tasks and make sound decisions when changes needed to be made,” said Nick Kypreos, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Salisbury School.
“The management was always on hand to assist and support their on-site staff and in constant communication with the project manager, who oversaw the construction. The project was completed just in time and the students arrived and moved in two days later. And it was completed on budget,” Kypreos said.
“I would highly recommend Gillis Gilkerson to anyone who has difficult and specialized projects of any size of commercial and special purpose buildings,” he said.