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Bristol Arts and Innovation Magnet School Takes Home Fourth Award
August 10, 2023

We are honored to be a recipient of the 2023 Elizabeth Mills Brown Historic Restoration Award from AIA CT & Preservation CT for the design of the Bristol Arts and Innovations Magnet School (BAIMS). The Elizabeth Mills Brown Award honors excellence in the restoration, rehabilitation, adaptation, and reuse of historic structures. 

Bristol AIMS was previously recognized with a 2023 Connecticut Preservation Merit Award, a 2023 CREW CT Best in Class: Education Award, and a 2023 Connecticut Building Council Project Team Merit Award.

Congratulations to our client, partners, and design team. We are truly honored to have been a part of this incredible project!

Project Team: Mayor’s Office Bristol CT, QA+M Architecture, State Office of School Construction Grants & Review (OSCG&R), D’Amato + Downes Construction Company Joint Venture, Eagle Environmental, Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc., van Zelm Heywood & Shadford, Inc., RZ Design Associates, Inc., TO Design, LLC, Alfred Benesch & Company, Akustiks LLC, Guillen Technology Consultants, Crabtree McGrath Associates, Inc., Nextstage Design.



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