We're almost ready to start construction administration on the New Africa House project at UMASS. The General Contractor will be Fontaine Brothers of Springfield, a good GC who we have worked with on several projects in the past.
We're also working hard to give back to the University, given our twenty plus years of working together on a wide range of projects. Juster Pope Frazier was the prime underwriter for the Warhol Benefit Party at the University Gallery held September 12. The party benefited the University Gallery Student Intern Scholarship Fund enabling students to work at the Gallery.
Concurrently, we've been working with Sabine Holub and the University Gallery to set up a monthly artists salon at Hillside, the UMASS Chancellor's Residence. Our first event is Tuesday, September 15. Here's a link to a recent article: http://www.masslive.com/hampfrank/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-22/125274006374350.xml&coll=1 We're very hopeful that this monthly salon will serve to connect local artists and the University while creating an online archive of local work.