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Russell and Dawson donations to Community Renewal Team's Mission
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Supporting CRT Anti-Poverty Mission to aid people in Central Connecticut.

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Russell and Dawson donations to Community Renewal Team's Mission

Efforts conducted in partnership with Community Renewal Team

East Hartford, Connecticut ; March 23, 2022

Russell and Dawson Inc. supports Community Renewal Team, Inc. Anti-poverty Mission to back the continued capacity of service to people in Central Connecticut

Russell and Dawson Inc. seldom miss an opportunity to carry out the noble acts of helping people. In addition to the corporate partnership, we take immense pride to partner with Community Renewal Team, Inc. to donate 25,000 K95 face masks, and 10,000 individual bottles of hand sanitizer, providing safety assurances to the staff and clients involved in any of the services that is available through CRT’s broad range of programs. For several years, Russell and Dawson Inc. has partnered with CRT to support the agency’s needs for architecture design, engineering, and construction.

We have overcome fear with facts before. We can do it again with some basic safety measures. As of March 23, 2022, an average of 303 cases per day were reported in Connecticut last week. Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 5 residents have been infected with a total of 732,932 reported cases. We believe that when you wear a mask, you protect yourself, you protect others, you prevent yourself from touching your face. With coronavirus cases still rising, wearing a mask is more important than ever.

Community Renewal Team, Inc.:

The Community Renewal Team is dedicated to helping people take steps toward healthy and economically stable futures. Since 1963, our 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization has partnered with local elected officials, providers, funders, businesses, and the community to address challenges like hunger, homelessness, unemployment, and poverty. CRT continues to help thousands of individuals every year. In 2020, CRT provided one or more services to 44,188 individuals from 20,981 families. For more information, please visit crtct.org.

Every day in the face of harsh conditions of living in poverty, the generosity of Corporations like Russell and Dawson Inc. ensures Community Renewal Team can achieve our mission of – “Preparing Our Community to Meet Life’s Challenges”. We are extremely grateful for these contributions because it enables us to reach Connecticut’s most vulnerable, low-income population

Russell and Dawson, Inc. :

Russell and Dawson Inc. is a client-1st architectural, engineering and construction firm based out of Hartford, Connecticut. Since 1965, Russell and Dawson has created more than 100 million square feet of space with trust and creativity through the execution of more than 10,000 projects across various sectors. Our true purpose is to build the future with a technological edge while staying committed to our belief of keeping every client happy and satisfied.

Great corporations know that giving back to the community boosts employee morale and fosters pride within the company. We consider ourselves very fortunate that we got an opportunity to help the community in times of need

Structural Design Services_by Russell and Dawson
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Pro Bono Structural Design Services for Community Child Guidance Clinic, CT

Structural Design Services for CCGC by Russell and Dawson

We are in a remarkable position whereby we can support and build relationships with networks across the world.

East Hartford, Connecticut, November 15, 2021

Russell and Dawson Inc. is proud to be part of community engagement and involvement by providing Pro-Bono Structural Design Services for Growing Spaces Growing Dome® which was a greenhouse project for CCGC. The dome design involved a single door, multiple windows, and guidelines for reinforced concrete, structural steel, wood, and thermal & moisture protection with an 18’ diameter and 11’ height meeting various loads (live, dead, snow, wind), seismic and local codes located at Manchester, CT.

This project has been built on a concrete pier foundation having a wood superstructure. The 18’ Dome was specially designed to provide healthy, behavioral, and therapeutic support to mentally challenged children otherwise struggling to cope in public school settings.

Chirag B. Thaker, President, Russel and Dawson Inc said “Pro Bono work positively impacts our reality and future. Through skilled volunteering within communities, engineers embrace the entire scope of services in view of shared objectives–making the world a better place to live, improving lives, and leaving a lasting legacy.”

“We recently started using Russell and Dawson for a project at my non-profit agency and they have been very professional. Tom Manning is great to work with and he goes above and beyond with his level of detail and communication. Would highly recommend it.” Said Kevin McMahon, Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development, CCGC

About Community Child Guidance Clinic (CCGC):

The Community Child Guidance Clinic (CCGC) is a private and non-profit mental health agency for children with emotional and behavioral issues. They provide special education day school and a system for child and family-focused mental health services since 1959 in Manchester and surrounding towns, more details at https://www.ccgcinc.org.

About Russell and Dawson Inc:

Russell and Dawson Inc. is a client-1st architectural design, engineering and construction services firm based out of Hartford, Connecticut. Since 1965, Russell and Dawson has created more than 100 million square feet of space with trust and creativity through the execution of more than 10,000 projects across various sectors. For more info visit https://www.rdaep.com

Hotel Design Firm in USA
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Completed 250+ Hospitality Projects providing Architecture and Engineering Design Services

Hotel Design Firm

Our advanced approach to create bespoke designs for our clients, their guests and communities have made us a leading Hotel Design Firm in North America

November 11, 2021, East Hartford, Connecticut

Russell and Dawson is one of the leading Hotel Design Firm in the new England region providing Planning, Architectural Design Services, Engineering (Structural, MEPFS, HVAC), Interior Design and Construction services.

We have recently reached the mark of completing 250+ hospitality projects with Hampton Inn, Keene, NH, and Residence Inn by Marriott, Hamden, CT being under construction. Our hospitality projects primarily include hotels, motels, restaurants, and cafes with complete turnkey capability. Russell and Dawson has worked with hotel developers & owners to create and construct extraordinary properties for the New Development, Conversion, Adaptive Re-Use, Renovation and Remodeling projects for established brands such as IHG, Marriott, Hilton, Choice Hotels, Carlson Group, Best Western, Hyatt, and independent hotel brands in the northeast region of the USA.

What sets us apart is our commitment to execute cost-effective and budgeted Hotel Remodels, Retrofits, Renovation, & Brand Transformations for some of the leading hotel brands in North America. The interior spaces we create leave a lifelong impression and beckon guests to return. Our hotel design-build experience ranges from mid-scale to upscale to luxury as per the hotel brand design standard. We focus on creating experiences that exceed guests’ experiences. We have grown to be a design-build firm by integrating Hotel Design Architecture, Engineering, and Construction services.

We are proud to accomplish the below number of projects for the reputed brands:

65+ Projects of Hilton brands,

35+ Projects of IHG brands,

25+ Projects of various brands of Choice Hotels,

25+ Projects of Marriott brands,

20+ Projects of Wyndham Hotel Group,

15+ Projects of Best Western,

5+   Projects of Carlson Group and

15+ Independent Hotel Projects.

Some recent hospitality projects by Russell and Dawson includes:

Hampton Inn, Keene, NH–New construction of hotel 64,000 SQFT, 4-Story, 100 Rooms

Residence Inn by Marriott, Hamden, CT–New construction of hotel 88,797 SQFT, 4-Story, 127 Rooms

“We have mastered the design process for hospitality projects keeping the 5 C’s in mind which are Comfort, convenience, connectivity, Community, and cool. We believe our designs reflect the authenticity of the place by creating unique and unforgettable experiences,” said Chirag B. Thaker, President, Russell and Dawson.

Announcing participation at AAHOACON21
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RUSSELL AND DAWSON ANNOUNCES ITS PARTICIPATION IN AAHOACON21, AUGUST 3-6, DALLAS, TX

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Participating In AAHOACON21

ASIAN AMERICAN HOTEL OWNERS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW

Hartford, Connecticut, July 27, 2021

Russell and Dawson is excited to take part in the nation’s leading event for hotel owners. We believe taking part in AAHOACON is a great opportunity during this unprecedented time for hoteliers and hospitality industry professionals to maximize their business potential. Our team is looking forward to having some engaging conversations and build a network with the attendees and exhibitors at our Booth #1734, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, TX. Our team members Utkarsh K. Patil and Jalpa C. Thaker are looking forward to the trade show where they can interact with the community to learn and share their experiences on various hospitality projects.

About Russell and Dawson :

Russell and Dawson is a leading Hotel Architecture Design Firm in the northeast region offering Planning, Architectural Design Services, Engineering, Structural, MEPF- Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire safety, HVAC, and Construction services since 1965. We have experience of 200+ hospitality projects which primarily includes hotels, motels, restaurants and cafes. Russell and Dawson has worked with hotel developers & owners for the New Development, Conversion, Adaptive Re-Use, Renovation and Remodeling projects for established brands such as IHG, Marriott, Hilton, Choice Hotels, Carlson Group, Best Western, Hyatt and independent hotel brands in the northeast region of the USA. We have also completed 10,000+ projects for other verticals such as residential, commercial, healthcare, community, industrial, educational sectors etc.

Our Hospitality Project Portfolio

About AAHOA :

AAHOA’s mission is to advance and protect the business interests of hotel owners through advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, member benefits, and community engagement. Nearly 19,500+ members own nearly one out of every two hotels in the United States. With billions of dollars in property assets and hundreds of thousands of employees, AAHOA Members are core economic contributors in virtually every community.

Contact us for more information.

Construction Services_by Russell and Dawson
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Russell and Dawson Adds Construction Services to become A/E/C firm

Russell and Dawson Adds Construction Services to become A/E/C firm

Other hospitality projects being done by Russell and Dawson includes:

Russell and Dawson LLC (www.rdaep.com):

Russell and Dawson is a client-1st architectural design firm, engineering and construction services firm based out of Hartford, Connecticut. Since 1965, Russell and Dawson has created more than 100 million square feet of space with trust and creativity through the execution of more than 10,000 projects across various markets/industries/sectors in the northeast states – New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Michigan, and New Hampshire.

For more information, please contact:

Nirav Shah

Russell and Dawson LLC

860 289 1100 Extension 305

Nirav (dot) shah (at) rdaep (dot) com

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Hotel Remodeling, Rebranding, Renovation – Holiday Inn Express

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RUSSELL AND DAWSON COMPLETES HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL RENOVATION PROJECT FOR THE JAMSAN HOTEL MANAGEMENT

PROVIDED ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE HOTEL REMODELING AND REBRANDING

Hartford, Connecticut, July 25, 2018

 

Russell and Dawson, the Hartford-based Design-Build Contractor and one of the longest-serving architecture, engineering and construction firm in the history of Connecticut, is pleased to announce the completion of hotel remodeling and rebranding of a five-story 63,358 SQFT with 132 rooms Holiday Inn Express at Chelmsford, Massachusetts which got officially opened on July 20.

 

Hotel is owned by Lexington, Massachusetts based Jamsan Hotel Management who owns and operates over 60 hotels in the New England region. Russell and Dawson was selected to provide architecture, engineering and interior design services and Boston Trade International for the procurement & installation of FF&E. “We are thankful to Jamsan Hotel Management for continuing to put their trust in our expertise. This hotel refurbishment project was a unique transformation project for us where we not only repurposed the exterior but made significant changes such as addition of swimming pool, new heating and mechanical systems, décor, porte cochere, and life safety upgrades.” Said Chirag Thaker, President of Russell and Dawson.

 

“Russell and Dawson has been our go-to firm for the many hotel projects of ours. This was a bit challenging project where we wanted to remodel and rebrand this hotel from an existing Radisson hotel building by splitting the connected buildings into two different hotel brands. We are pleased with the work Russell and Dawson has done to capture our vision for the hotel and they completed as per the schedule, budget and brand specifications,” said Ashok Patel, VP Development of Jamsan Hotel Management.


Other ongoing hospitality renovation projects being done by Russell and Dawson for the Jamsan Hotel Management include:

  • Element Hotel, Chelmsford, MA – hotel remodeling and rebranding services for a 19-year old hotel
  • Aloft, Framingham, MA – redesign and rebranding (conversion) of hotel built in 1969
  • Boston Hotel, East Boston, MA – A building constructed in 1912 for a shoe factory getting converted into an upscale hotel by our firm.

Russell and Dawson LLC :

Russell and Dawson is a client-1st integrated A/E/C services firm based out of Hartford, Connecticut. Since 1965, Russell and Dawson has completed more than 10,000 projects involving architectural design, engineering and design-build contractor services for various verticals such as hotels, residential, commercial, healthcare, community and industrial across CT, MA, NH, RI, NY, NJ, ME, and VT states. For more info on our Projects, Visit Project Portfolio

 

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Design-Build Construction of Hampton Inn & Suites, Keene, NH

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RUSSELL AND DAWSON STARTS CONSTRUCTION OF HAMPTON INN & SUITES FOR JAMSAN HOTEL MANAGEMENT GROUP

IN THIS DESIGN-BUILD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, RUSSELL AND DAWSON IS PROVIDING ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES.

Hartford, Connecticut, Aug 16, 2018

 

Russell and Dawson, Hartford-based architecture design firm, engineering and construction firm, is pleased to announce the design-build construction of a Hampton Inn & Suites at Keene, New Hampshire for the Lexington, MA-based Jamsan Hotel Management company – a hospitality leader in the New England region having over 60 hotels. The construction of a four-story, 58,000 SQFT, 100-room Hampton Inn & Suites hotel on 2.25-acre site is slated to complete May 2019.

At the Hampton Inn located in Keene, NH, Russell and Dawson was selected by Jazzlyn Hospitality II LLC to provide architecture, engineering and construction services. Jamsan Hotel Management is selected as the management company for the hotel. The design scheme for the Hampton Inn & Suites in Keene includes elements such as stucco, brick, indoor swimming pool, metal, and glass, and will follow standard protypical brand design standards.

“Since 1965, we have provided architectural design and engineering services to over 200 hotel projects in the northeast market. We recently added construction services to become a design-build contractor, this is our second design-build hotel project in the northeast region.” said Chirag Thaker, President of Russell and Dawson. “We have done a number of hotel projects for Jamsan Hotel Management group and are thankful to them for continuing to put their trust in our expertise and experience.”

“Russell and Dawson has been our AE firm for the many hotel projects of ours. Recently they provided architecture and engineering services for our Holiday Inn Express at Chelmsford, this is the first project for us where we have selected them to provide comprehensive A/E/C services as a design-build contractor.” said Ashok Patel, developer of the Keene project.


Other ongoing hotel projects by Russell and Dawson for Jamsan Hotel Management Group include:

  • Element Hotel, Chelmsford, MA – remodel and rebrand the 19-year old hotel
  • Aloft, Framingham, MA – redesign and rebrand of a hotel built in 1969
  • Boston Hotel, East Boston, MA – A building constructed in 1912 for a shoe factory getting converted into an upscale hotel

Russell and Dawson LLC (www.rdaep.com):

Russell and Dawson is a client-1st architectural design, engineering and construction services firm based out of Hartford, Connecticut. Since 1965, Russell and Dawson has completed more than 10,000 projects across various sectors in the northeast states.

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Russell and Dawson & PAC Group LLC Complete Extra Space Storage Project in Hartford, CT

“BEST ARCHITECTS IN HARTFORD” LIST OF 2019

EXPANSION AND REDEVELOPMENT OF FIVE-STORY EXTRA STORAGE SPACE FACILITY IS LIVE!

HARTFORD, CONN. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 18, 2018

Russell and Dawson, the Hartford-based and one of the longest-serving A/E/C firm in the history of Connecticut, and PAC Group LLC, Torrington, CT based construction management firm, are pleased to announce the completion of expansion and redevelopment of Extra Space Storage at Hartford, CT owned by New Jersey-based real-estate company.

This five-story 50,300 SQFT storage facility is located on Park Street in Hartford, CT, and offers over 360 storage units of varied sizes. This facility was built on the existing foundation of an abandoned building and maintains a perfect blend of historic preservation through balanced architectural design and structural engineering. Russell and Dawson provided architecture, engineering, and construction administration services while PAC Group provided construction services.

Since 1965, Russell and Dawson has provided integrated A & E services to over 10,000 projects of all sizes across various sectors which includes over 200 projects of warehouse & storage facilities in the northeast market. “We are thankful to the property owner for putting their trust in our expertise and experience. This storage facility project was a very interesting and challenging project for our architecture and structural teams where we had to focus on maximum utilization and aesthetics preservation.” said Chirag Thaker, President of Russell and Dawson.

“Despite a very challenging budget and schedule we were able to meet the property owner’s project goals. PAC Group & Russell and Dawson worked collaboratively to not only install a new 5 story building on an existing matt slab, we saved the owner significant cost on the elevator by redesigning a more cost-effective solution.” said Paul Campanelli, VP Business Development, PAC Group LLC.


Other storage/warehouse and industrial projects done by Russell and Dawson include

  • Hamilton Standard Aftermarket Support Facility, East Windsor, Connecticut
  • CSC – Generators and Switchgear at Wilmington, Delaware
  • Kamatics Industrial Building, Bloomfield, Connecticut
  • Capitol Transit Co., Hartford, Connecticut
  • Craco Company, Clinton, Connecticut

About Russell and Dawson

Russell and Dawson is an integrated client-1st architectural design, engineering and construction services firm based out of Hartford, Connecticut. Since 1965, Russell and Dawson has created more than 100 million square feet of space with trust and creativity through the execution of more than 10,000 projects across various sectors in the northeast states.

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Hartford, CT based Architecture Firm Russell and Dawson Wins “2018 Family Business Award”

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“BEST ARCHITECTS IN HARTFORD” LIST OF 2019

RUSSELL AND DAWSON WINS HARTFORD BUSINESS JOURNAL’S “2018 FAMILY BUSINESS AWARD”

Hartford, Connecticut, October 24, 2018

Russell and Dawson, Hartford, CT based architecture, engineering and construction firm, has been honored with the “2018 Family Business Award” by the Hartford Business Journal (HBJ) under the category of “First Generation: 25-75 Full-time Employees” during the ceremony on October 17th, 2018 at the Farmington Gardens, Farmington. Here is an article about Russell and Dawson on the Hartford Business Journal‘s website.


HBJ hosted an award ceremony to recognize the outstanding achievements of city’s some of the best family-owned businesses. This annual family business award program received over 40 nominations under various categories. The jury of independent judges’ panel and HBJ evaluated nominations based on strong successes over the last 12 months: completing expansions, growing in the marketplace, fulfilling major projects and breaking new ground in the local and state business community.
“We are excited to be honored by the Hartford Business Journal and getting featured in the special supplement of HBJ. We would like to thank all our employees, customers, suppliers and business partners for putting their trust in us” said Chirag Thaker, president, Russell and Dawson commenting on the award. “This award really recognizes our dedication and commitment to what we do here every day” he added.
“We are glad to present Russell and Dawson with 2018 Family Business Award in the First Generation category. We recognized their strong successes through the creation of jobs, addition of construction service, and execution of A/E/C projects across various industries.” – said the editor Greg Bordonaro of HBJ.

Here are few recent projects by Russell and Dawson includes:

About Hartford Business Journal (https://www.hartfordbusiness.com)

The Hartford Business Journal is a growth-oriented business information company serving customers through multiple platforms across Greater Hartford and Connecticut. Hartford Business Journal is passionate about successful entrepreneurship and is the acknowledged leaders in catalyzing valued business connections for customers; both readers and advertisers.

 

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RUSSELL AND DAWSON’S ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FOR BROWARD COUNTY’S JUDICIAL COMPLEX ACHIEVED LEED GOLD CERTIFICATION.

“BEST ARCHITECTS IN HARTFORD” LIST OF 2019

PROVIDED FULL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE FULL RENOVATION OF BROWARD COUNTY JUDICIAL COMPLEX IN FORT LAUDERDALE.

Hartford, Connecticut, October 24, 2018

 

Singer Architects, Inc., a Russell and Dawson company is pleased to announce that Broward County Judicial Complex, located at 540 SE 3rd Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been awarded LEED Gold certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Russell and Dawson provided full architectural design services for the full renovation of Broward County Judicial Complex in Fort Lauderdale.


The full renovation project of the Broward County Judicial Complex (BCJC) Midrise office building started in 2015 and was awarded LEED Gold certification on October 30, 2018. This four-story facility is spread in the area of 64,000 SQFT and serves as a critical support facility to courthouse tower and its associated services. This newly renovated complex now facilitates state attorney’s, public defender’s offices, Broward sheriff’s office, a wedding chapel, clerk of courts, offices for public records and child support Enforcement.

 

“It’s a matter of immense pride for us as the design Consultant for Broward County’s Judicial Complex to achieve the LEED Gold rating and received full score (5/5) for the innovation in the design category. We are dedicated to creating more and more green and sustainable designs. On this occasion, I would like to congratulate Construction Management Division of Broward County and all the companies involved in this project.” said Chirag Thaker, President of Singer Architects, Inc.

Singer Architects, Inc. (a Russell and Dawson company) collaboratively worked with following companies for this project:

• MEP Engineer: Delta G Consulting Engineers, Inc.
• LEED Consultant: Spinnaker Group
• Landscape Architecture: Architectural Alliance Landscape
• Structural Engineer: S&F Engineers, Inc.
• Civil Engineers: Flynn Engineering Services, P.A.
• Cost Estimating: CMS
• Contractor : James B. Pirtle Construction Company, Inc.
• COBIE Consultant – Applied Software (ASTI)

About Russell and Dawson

Russell and Dawson is a client-1st architectural design, engineering and construction services firm based out of Hartford, Connecticut. Since 1965, Russell and Dawson has created more than 100 million square feet of space with trust and creativity through the execution of more than 10,000 projects across various sectors.

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Complete LEED Scorecard can be found here or a link on USBGC website