Skanska and Perkins+Will Help to Raise More than $20,000 for Virginia Institute of Autism

7/28/17

Second Annual Golf Tournament Supports Education, Outreach and Adult Services Programs for People with Autism in Central Virginia

The second annual Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) Golf Tournament raised more than $20,000 to support education, outreach and adult services programs for people with autism in Central Virginia. Skanska co-hosted the tournament with Perkins+Will which was held at Spring Creek Golf Club in Gordonsville and brought together 94 golfers from 18 sponsoring organizations.

The money raised goes toward VIA’s efforts to help people overcome the challenges of autism through innovative, evidence-based programs in education, outreach and adult services. VIA provides a variety of services in the Charlottesville area:

·      The James C. Hormel School, a year-round, day-school program licensed to serve students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 2 and 22. Students participate in a comprehensive, state-of-the art education and clinical program designed to address the core symptoms of autism and related learning issues.

·      The Outpatient Behavioral Services program, providing evidence-based behavioral therapies designed to address the continuum of needs exhibited by children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Services are designed to address the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder along with many of the associated challenges.

·      VIA Academy, engaging adults with autism spectrum disorder in educational, skill-building, and behavioral support opportunities, Monday through Friday. The Academy’s three colleges—College of Life Skills, College of Business, and College of Health and Well-being—provide structured, meaningful, evidence-based outcomes which promote each adult’s opportunity for successful interactions in the Academy, at home, and in the community.

Skanska and Perkins+Will were Platinum Sponsors for the event, along with BR+A,
MC Dean and Bell. For a full list of tournament sponsors visit the VIA website.

Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, has an extensive record of projects in Central Virginia. It is currently managing the expansion and renovation of the University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center in Charlottesville; the construction of the new Upchurch University Center at Longwood University in Farmville; and the construction of a new dining hall at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.

Perkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935. More than 2,000 professionals across more than 20 offices collaborate with clients all over the world on projects incorporating architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture.

Pamela Monastra, Skanska, 404.946.7533, pamela.monastra@skanska.com

Mittie Rooney, 301.602.8709, mrooney@axcomgroup.com

This and previous releases can also be found at www.usa.skanska.com

Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial.  Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have more than 10,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2016, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $6.8 billion in revenue.  Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $17.7 billion in 2016. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program. 

About Perkins+Will 

Perkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935. Founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities, we collaborate with clients all over the world to create healthy, sustainable places in which to live, learn, work, play, and heal. More than 2,000 professionals across over 20 Perkins+ Will offices include some of the brightest minds in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture. Clients consistently turn to us for our leadership and expertise in areas like sustainability, resilience, health and wellness, and mobility. Additionally, our 10 Research Labs catalyze innovative design technologies and solutions that result in better, smarter, more competitive built environments. The recipient of hundreds of design awards each year, and a progressive leader in corporate social responsibility, Perkins+Will is consistently ranked among the world’s top design firms. Our family of partner companies includes retail strategy and design consultancy Portland; transportation planning consultancy NelsonNygaard; healthcare technology planning firm Genesis; and luxury hospitality design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR). 

Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, the Washington, D.C. office of Perkins+Will is a diverse practice delivering thoughtful, transformative, client-focused solutions.  As a leader in the marketplace, our client roster includes institutional, corporate, government and individual leaders who are on the forefront of building and shaping our region. For more information, visit www.perkinswill.com.

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