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Hollister Construction Services in Progress on Modernization Project for The Pingry School


PARSIPPANY, NJ, October 14, 2014 — Hollister Construction Services (Hollister), a leading full-service construction manager specializing in corporate, educational, healthcare, industrial, retail and residential construction, is in progress on a modernization project for The Pingry School’s Lower School, an independent coeducational day school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 located in Short Hills, N.J. The Lower School is designed to prepare students for the class schedules and intellectual and organizational challenges that await them at the school’s Basking Ridge, N.J. campus where they continue their education. 

“The goal of this modernization project is to promote a higher level of learning and teaching.  Therefore, this project’s emphasis is on creating ‘learning neighborhoods,’ more collaborative learning spaces to match the school’s curriculum centered on hands-on experiences,” said Keith Lovas, Project Manager for Hollister.

Teamed with Strategic Building Solutions, the owner’s representative, and edm, the Architect and Engineer, Hollister is working on the two-phase, 14,000 square foot assignment that represents a new addition within an existing courtyard space, allowing the school to redesign its space to help teachers maximize their students’ learning experience.

The project includes all the foundations, structures and interior finishes for the new addition as well as a complete refurbishment of the adjacent existing building spaces.  The project also includes extensive mechanical work, including the addition of a new chiller and cooling tower as well as raising the existing roof to become a clerestory.

“Phase two of the construction will include the addition of new classrooms, a new common student space, two new science classrooms with labs, new bathrooms and exterior stonework,” said Lovas.

As a general contractor, construction manager and design builder, Hollister continues to be a leader in education construction, completing dozens of educational projects throughout New Jersey and New York. Most recently, these projects include new construction and building renovations at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Seton Hall University, in addition to the ground-up construction of, renovation of, and additions to five different charter schools located in Newark, New Jersey and Jersey City, New Jersey.

For more information about Hollister Construction Services, please contact Mark Faris at Shea Communications (212) 627-5766,

About Hollister Construction Services

Hollister Construction Services is a full-service commercial real estate construction manager specializing in corporate, educational, healthcare, industrial, retail, and residential construction, with offices in Parsippany, N.J. and New York, N.Y. Distinguished by the exceptional involvement of its principals in projects of all sizes, Hollister is committed to building sound relationships and structures in the New Jersey and New York markets.

Hollister works through its own independent philanthropic organization, The Hollister Foundation, to further its community outreach activities. The Foundation’s mission is to raise and distribute funds for organizations that foster children’s advancement through education and health initiatives.

About Pingry

The Pingry School is recognized throughout the United States for its academic excellence, Honor Code, arts, athletics, and universal concern among faculty for each student in the school. The school’s mission is to foster in students a lifelong commitment to intellectual exploration, individual growth, and social responsibility, while preparing them to be global citizens and leaders of the 21st century. It does this by providing an unparalleled intellectual experience for its students while guiding their development as people of honor and character. Pingry, a K-12 coeducational, independent country day school, was founded in 1861 in Elizabeth, New Jersey by Dr. John F. Pingry and is spread over two campuses: K-5 in Short Hills and Grades 6-12 in Basking Ridge. The diverse student body is composed of approximately 1,080 students from 108 communities and 14 counties across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For more information visit the school’s web site, Follow Pingry on Twitter: @thepingryschool.


10/14/2014 - 14:01


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