LeChase announced its first joint project with Sano-Rubin, an Albany firm it acquired earlier this year. The project covers renovation of Nugent Hall at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). The work will provide updated dormitory-style housing for over 100 students delivering an important campus upgrade and adding to LeChase’s broad higher education portfolio.
LeChase acquired the family-operated Sano-Rubin in April, accelerating its plan for long-term growth in the Capital Region. Since then, Sano-Rubin has been operating as a division of LeChase. “Although we are slowly merging our operations to ensure a smooth transition for employees and customers, it’s great to take on our first project together,” noted LeChase Vice President Dave Hollander, who previously served as president of Sano-Rubin. “Higher education is a key market for both teams, and it’s always an honor to do work for a prestigious client like RPI – the nation’s oldest technical research university.”
Work on Nugent Hall will include renovations to living spaces on the 1st through 4th floors, with some 1st floor units converted to be handicap accessible. The scope also includes a new roof, new windows throughout, network upgrades, and replacement of some electrical and plumbing infrastructure. Outside, updates will include new sidewalks and patio spaces.
Now underway, the Nugent Hall project is expected to be complete in summer 2023.