Washington & Jefferson College, Howard J. Burnett Center

  • Project: New Classroom Building 
  • Owner: Washington & Jefferson College 
  • Location: Washington, Pennsylvania 
  • Architect: MacLachlan, Cornelius, & Filoni 

2002 MBA Excellence in Craftsmanship Award 2002 International Masonry Institute Golden Trowel Award 2001 20th Anniversary American School & University Magazine’s 2001 Louis I. Kahn Citation for Best Overall Post Secondary Project

The Howard J. Burnett Center is a five-story stone building located in the heart of the academic quadrangle on the east side of Washington & Jefferson College. This 55,000 square foot building incorporates state-of-the-art technology, specialized program areas, and administrative offices. This was a complex project. Managing subcontractor efforts was Landau’s priority and key to accomplishing the exterior effects. The beautiful Weymouth Granite Ashlar veneer was directly purchased by the college and delivered from a quarry in New England. Scheduling subcontractors and craftsman around the granite deliveries was crucial to the prompt completion of the building. Landau Building Company not only succeeded in its value-added service but was also invited to negotiate future Washington & Jefferson building projects. The selection of an on-site superintendent and the ideas presented during pre-construction and construction phases promoted customer satisfaction. The Howard J. Burnett Center is an award-winning building and received the Master Builder Association’s Excellence in Craftsmanship and the International Masonry Institute’s Golden Trowel Award. From the fine building materials of the granite and limestone veneer to the slate roof and interior cherry millwork, this building represents Landau’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship.