January 20, 2019

Wethersfield High School

Additions & Renovations

“Visually and structurally, the transformation is unbelievable,” says Gus Kotait who served as Project Manager of the Wethersfield High School additions and renovate-as-new project from 2014 to its completion in 2016. The most formidable challenge getting there for the team, which at peak numbered 150 workers, was the safe separation of construction areas and building when the school, one of Connecticut’s largest with some 1400 pupils and staff, was in session. Despite encountering many unforeseen conditions that set the project back some six months in 2014, Kotait and team were able to expedite subsequent work, take on an added swimming pool renovation phase and recoup all but 30 days by the time the project was turned over. “We get the most accolades from the community about the refurbished auditorium with its new mezzanine when they come for plays and concerts,” says Principal Tom Moore. “My personal favorite is the art gallery with the bamboo flooring and special lighting where our students can show off their artwork.”