Balfour Beatty Awarded Two Merit Awards by NCDOA State Building Commission for UNCW’s Student Village Project

by Balfour Beatty

March 6, 2023

WILMINGTON, NC - Balfour Beatty’s delivery of University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s (UNCW) Student Village project receives Excellence in Construction and Excellence in Implementation awards from North Carolina Department of Administration’s (NCDOA) State Building State Building Commission.

As part of the state entity’s Certificate of Merit Award Program, the awards recognize companies that demonstrate the competencies and efforts necessary to realize excellence in the design and construction of projects for the State of North Carolina.

“It is an honor to be recognized by NCDOA’s State Building Commission for the construction of UNCW’s Student Village,” said Colby Willis, Balfour Beatty operations director in North Carolina. “These awards are a true testament to our project team’s commitment to operational excellence and collaboration with our partners, and their resilience in overcoming impacts from the pandemic and hurricanes during the project’s delivery. Congratulations to our team and our partners in providing an award-winning facility on the UNCW campus that enhances the living-learning experience for students.”  

“We are incredibly proud of our team for delivering this multifaceted strategy for a best-in-class living and learning environment,” said Bob Shepko, president of Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions. “We are honored to be a partner of choice for UNCW and thrilled to provide innovative campus solutions that will support the University’s growth for years to come.”

UNCW’s Student Village is a public-private partnership (P3) project delivered by Balfour Beatty’s Campus Solutions and US Buildings operations. The two-phased project features four resident halls, a total of 1,814 student beds, a student success center on the 409,722-square-foot development, a Port City Java coffee shop and convenience store. 

Clark Nexsen Architecture and Engineering served as the design partner and Collegiate Housing Foundation, a national non-profit entity, is the project’s residential facility owner through an issuance of project-based, tax-exempt debt financing.

For more details on UNCW’s Student Village and other projects on campus please visit balfourbeattyus.com