Friday, December 08, 2023


Westporter’s Firm Cited for New Haven School Project

Westport resident Gerald M. Kagan and his firm Kagan Architecture of New Haven were awarded the 2008 Merit Award by the Connecticut Building Congress for its design and construction team effort on the Benjamin Jepson K-8 Magnet School in New Image
Gerald M. Kagan: $31 million project came in on time. Contributed photo

Kagan Architecture along with the project team members consisting of Fusco Corporation, Gilbane Building Co., Torrenti Engineering, Westcott & Mapes, Inc., vanZelm Heywood &  Shadford Inc., and Stantec successfully collaborated more than five years on the school project, which was completed in August 2007.

The 91,000-square foot inspirational flexible design consists of two stories of classrooms, media center/ library, administration spaces and cafetorium, along with a separate wing and playground area designed for the pre-K program.

Kagan and Rosemary Benivegna, project architect, successfully completed the project on time and within budget at a cost of $31 million, an announcement said.

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