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Inside this Issue: Jewett Completes Toyota Renos A.D. Makepeace Breaks Ground on TownePlace Suites Timberline Rebuilds TGIF Allsteel Awarded MGMC and 50 PO Square Project Dimeo Completes Kent Hospital Exp Duffy Design Group Expands to New Office Callahan CM for One North of Boston and Acadia on the Charles Metric Construction GC for Gatehouse 75 Griffin Completes WPI Project Costello Wins International Award MPA to Design 48,000sf of New Office Space for Best Doctors, Inc.

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Healthcare............................. 24 Education............................... 30 Awards.................................. 32 Corporate.............................. 46 People................................... 48 Calendar............................... 50

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ABC NH/VT Awards............... 34 ABC MA Awards.................... 40

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U p f r on t AGC Welcomes O’Donnell cently on the Division of CapWellesley MA –Associatital Asset Management and ed General Contractors (AGC) Maintenance’s Construction of Massachusetts recently anLaw Working Group. Prior to nounced that Brian O’Donnell work in these offices, he was in has joined the Association staff private practice with Gadsby & as director of labor relations. Hannah in the Design and ConHe will be stepping into the role struction Group. held by Dave Powell, who is reO’Donnell will assist tiring after 19 years of service. AGC members with labor agreeO’Donnell was most reO’Donnell ment interpretation, jobsite and cently the Director of the Regjurisdictional disputes, mediations and ulatory and Compliance Division of the arbitrations; facilitate the negotiations Office of the Inspector General. For process between the AGC Labor Relaseveral years prior, he served as Assistions Division and the building trades; tant Attorney General in the Fair Labor and serve as liaison to employers and Division, resolving public construction contract disputes through the issuance labor representatives on a daily basis. In of legal opinions and guidance to pubaddition, he will assist AGC staff in servlic officials, attorneys and business reping members with questions concerning resentatives. He served with AGC on employment law, policies and practices; the Public Construction Commission bonding issues; Workers Compensation; implementation task force and most reand public construction statutes.

ASM Announces New Board

Boston - Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM), the commonwealth’s leading trade association for the subcontracting industry, elected a new slate of officers and board members at its biennial dinner gala, held at the State Room in downtown Boston on November 14. Richard Fisher Taking the helm as president of ASM is Richard R. Fisher, president of Red Wing Construction, of Beverly. “Our association represents a multitude of specialty trades, and our board members reflect that broad expertise,” said outgoing ASM president David G. Cannistraro, whose two-year tenure as president came to an end at the event.

High-Profile Promotes McEvoy

Pembroke, MA - High-Profile Monthly announced that Annie McEvoy has been promoted from sr. account executive to sales manager. Her new duties will include overseeing the sales staff and ensuring client satisfaction. McEvoy joined High-Profile in April of 2012. She has 32 years experience in sales and marketing.

IBEW Annual Retirement Dinner

Dorchester, MA - IBEW, Local 103, hosted its 31st Annual Retirement Dinner at its Union Hall in Dorchester on September 28, 2103. While the national retirement age has increased to 73 years of

Fisher is joined by a team of officers that includes president-elect Joseph H. Bodio of LAN-TELCommunications; vice president Steven P. Kenney of N.B. Kenney Company; vice president James B. Miller of Salem Glass Company; treasurer Russell J. Anderson of Southeastern Metal Fabricators; and past president David G. Cannistraro, J.C. Cannistraro LLC. Three members who have been active in ASM affairs are serving their first terms as directors on ASM’s board: Nardine J. Bellew, General Safety Services, Inc; Matthew Brown, Greenwood Industries, and William F. Rucci, Jr., Rucci, Bardaro & Falzone PC. In addition to his serving as a member of ASM’s Board of Directors, he is a former director of the Architectural Millwork Institute, and a member of the Massachusetts Building Congress and the Lean Construction Institute.

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Allsteel Awarded 50 PO Square Project Pro Con Inc Receives Multiple Awards Boston - Allsteel was awarded the 1,900 workstations and other office furniture products for 50 Post Office Square. The furniture division of WB Mason was the dealer. Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) is the anchor tenant for the rebranded building. Cushman & Wakefield represented BBH, Lee Kennedy was the GC, Dyer Brown Associates was the architectural firm, and Habjan Design handled the interiors. 50 PO Square is being developed by CV Properties.

50 Post Office Square Allsteel companies was also recently awarded a sole source contract for all office furniture products for the new Maine General Medical Center (MGMC), a 620,000sf building under construction on the MGMC campus in Augusta.

Boston - The iconic, 22-foot tall Brewer Fountain on Boston Common, the oldest public sculpture in America’s oldest public park, is now illuminated year-round for the first time since it was installed in 1868. The lighting redesign project, completed in October, was initiated and funded by the Friends of the Public Garden, in partnership with the Boston Parks & Recreation Department, and skillfully executed by Lux Lighting Design of Belmont. The previous lighting, attached to four steel posts, did not illuminate the entire fountain, did not highlight the fine

Brewer Fountain Facing the State House details of the sculpted figures and did not operate in the winter.

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Manchester, NH - Pro Con Inc, of Manchester, was honored with five awards at the “Excellence in Construction 2013” celebration hosted by The Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont (ABC NH/VT). The award winning projects included three Massachusetts projects: the Chelsea Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel, Chelsea, Lowell General Hospital Medical Office Building, Chelmsford; and Aviv Centers for Living, Peabody, Mass. The three projects were honored with Design Build and Sustainable Building Awards. The competitive juried awards program sponsored by ABC NH/VT recognizes the best projects in the region and the important role that architects and contractors have in delivering successful projects. The Chelsea Residence Inn by Marriott was recognized with a Design Build Excellence Award and a Sustainable Building Award. Pro Con Inc was the architect and construction manager for the five-story hotel, which achieved LEED Gold Certification The Lowell General Hospital Medical Office Building was recognized with a Design Build Merit Award. Pro Con Inc

was the architect and construction manager for the three-story, 30,000sf medical office building and the 347 car parking deck that accommodates medical and physician practice space. Pro Con Inc also provided architectural and construction management services for the two medical offices that relocated to the new building. Orthopaedic Surgical Associates of Lowell occupy the first and second floors and Merrimack Valley Cardiology occupy the third floor. Aviv Centers for Living was recognized with a Merit Award for Commercial Construction over $10 million and a Sustainable Building Award. Pro Con Inc was the construction manager for the 124,000sf, $35 million, senior living facility. Koningisor, Luciano & Associates of Framingham, Mass. was the project manager and KDA Architects of Voorhees, N.J. was the project architect. The four-story, state-of-the-art health care center was designed and built to attain LEED Silver. The facility offers skilled nursing for short-term rehabilitation and long term care, assisted living, adult day care, home care and geriatric care management.

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Publisher’s Message We have felt activity increase in the design and construction of facilities during 2013. More-so in and around Boston was up but slowly the entire region has improved. This has generated more stories of ground breakings and projMichael Barnes

ects moving forward. Having to limit the HP Year in Review to the by-line articles. This list is now online with links to the issue and page each article. Forecast 2014 is our focus for January. We are reaching out to those in the industry who will share insight into the trends for the up coming year. Feel free to contact us with insight on the projects you see coming. Your comments are always welcome.

Boston - NAIOP Massachusetts and the New England Chapter of the Society of Office Realtors (SIOR) hosted the 2013 Annual Market Forecast on November 20, 2013 at the Seaport Boston Hotel. Sponsored by Nickerson PR and moderated by David Begelfer, CEO of NAIOP MA, the event featured a panel of commercial real estate experts who discussed industry trends and shared insight on future developments within the market. Doug Poutasse, Executive Vice President of Bentall Kennedy, began the program by providing an economic overview of both Boston and the nation. In particular, Poutasse noted that the Boston Metro area suffered a less severe recession and has three percent more job growth in comparison to the rest of the country. However, he also commented that improvements and increases in housing supply are still needed to keep up with the Boston Metro demand. Following Poutasse, Begelfer introduced and welcomed the event’s panel of market experts: John Barry, Partner of Transwestern | RBJ; Alex Dauria, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle; Bob Gibson, Executive Vice President and Partner of CBRE New England; Sarah Lagosh, Director of Eastdil Secured; and

Ted Lyon, Senior Managing Director and Principal of Cassidy Turley. The panelists each shared market presentations, focusing on five separate demographic or industry sectors: downtown Boston, the suburbs, industrial, capital markets, and Cambridge. Dauria explained recent trends occurring within the Greater Boston Area and built off of Poutasse’s call for increased housing supply. According to Dauria, there are only 12 blocks of space available along route 128 for 28 tenants searching for office space of 60,000sf or more. While the suburbs have received $1.7 billion, or 55 percent, of all venture capital investment over the past year, the shortage of Class A office space indicates the supply is overtaking demand. Within Boston’s urban center, Barry spoke to the “herding effect” occurring within Cambridge and the Seaport District, resulting in the accumulation of high-tech companies within two specific districts. Gibson reiterated Barry’s sentiments by stating that technology businesses are entirely driving office space demand in Cambridge, known for being the home of top-ranked Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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TD Bank Economists Predict Surge in Rental Housing Demand Boston - Following the most recent recession, the number of vacant apartments in the Greater Boston area reached an all-time high of 21,500 units. However, since mid-2009, the release of pent-up demand has resulted in a strong increase in absorptions (totaling 13,600 units) putting vacancies on a downward trajectory. Currently, the number of vacant apartments available for rent sits at 13,500 units, which is a touch below its historical average of 13,900.

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Mayor Menino Celebrates One Canal Groundbreaking Boston – Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Rich Davey and representatives of the Bulfinch and West End neighborhoods, Trinity Financial, Aimco, and Prudential Mortgage Investments to celebrate groundbreaking on the One Canal development in Bulfinch Triangle. The $190 million project will be 12-stories and have 310 units of housing, including 21 onsite affordable units, 21,000sf of ground floor retail designed to accommodate a neighborhood supermarket, and 147 parking spots. The project is close to the North Station & Haymarket MBTA stops, ideal for transit oriented living. “Thanks to investments like the One Canal project, Bulfinch Triangle has grown into a truly vibrant neighborhood,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. “Signs of the transformation are clearly visible as new residents, businesses, and employees are already moving in.” One Canal Street will offer a combination of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes with modern finishes such as granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry. The apartment community will include a state-of-the-art fitness center and clubroom, pet friendly amenities, a rooftop swimming pool, and multiple outdoor spaces. There will be

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a 147-space parking garage on the second and third floors, and the ground-level retail space is designed to accommodate a neighborhood supermarket. Aimco is the owner and operator for the project, that will be constructed by the experienced development team at Trinity Financial. Aimco will invest $76 million of equity in the project, raised through the sale of lower-rated properties in

Massachusetts, Indiana, Colorado, and Texas. Prudential Mortgage Capital has provided a 10-year, $114 million loan to Aimco to help finance the development. The site has been leased to Aimco pursuant to a 99-year ground lease from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. ICON architecture is the project architect. “We are excited by the opportunity to invest in the City of Boston and to be part of the renewal of this great neighborhood, and thank our many public and private partners for their commitment to this project,” said John Bezzant, Aimco Chief Investment Officer. Four developable parcels of land were created in Bulfinch Triangle as a result of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project. One Canal will occupy parcel 2ABC. The Avenir and The Victor have already been built on two of the parcels, adding 526 units of housing to the neighborhood. The Bulfinch Triangle is seeing a swell of investor interest and is a model for mixed use, transit oriented, vibrant urban development. More than 1,400 units of housing are under review or approved in the area and Converse will move its headquarters to Lovejoy Wharf in 2015.

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on condition and needed fiscal investments. According to the survey results, Americans’ sentiments echo the ASCE’s findings, with 77% giving infrastructure a “C” grade or below. The World Economic Forum’s 2013-2014 Global Competitive Report ranked infrastructure in America as 15th among world economies, behind Singapore, United Arab Emirates and others. Americans also recognize that the U.S. is falling behind. Only 20% think the U.S. ranks first or among the top five. As America’s infrastructure system faces increased scrutiny, 41% of Americans believe that bridges will be most vulnerable to damage and decay. 26% believe that roads will be most vulnerable.

ASCE sites the average age is 42, indicating Americans may be overly cautious on bridge viability and recognize most are nearing the end of their typical 50-year design life. Americans rank major infrastructure failures as their greatest infrastructure-related concern (32%), followed by tax increases due to repairs needed (20 percent). Overwhelmingly, 93% of Americans feel that the government should play any primary role in helping guide U.S. infrastructure improvement. While President Obama made unsuccessful attempts to call on lawmakers to approve funding this past year, the survey reveals a majority of Americans

Overwhelmingly, 93% of Americans feel that the government should play any primary role in helping guide U.S. infrastructure improvement. Asked to provide insight on what three types of infrastructure systems should receive government funding, sentiment again heavily leaned towards bridges and roads. Americans, overwhelmingly concerned with bridges, believe the average age of U.S. bridges is 48 years old. The

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Technology: a majority (90% agrees that technology plays an important part in improving the quality of U.S. infrastructure. Private vs. Public Funding: 68% disagree that improvements should be financed by private funding, not government funding. Regulation: 75% agree that increased government attention in the form of laws and funding is needed to improve the quality of infrastructure. “After a hard year in which Americans experienced the devastating effects of everything from hurricanes and tornados to bridge failures and train derailments, there is a strong awareness that our infrastructure system is in serious danger,” said Michael DeLacey, President, Microdesk. “Our consumer survey shows that Americans are looking for a combination of government leadership and funding, along with new technologies, to get U.S. infrastructure back on its feet. This mirrors the sentiment we saw in our first State of the Industry survey2, as well as other recent polls of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry professionals. As consumer awareness grows, now is the time for a serious discussion around next steps.”


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adapted for many purposes (including as home to Quincy College), but is in need of much work – exterior masonry restoration, a new slate roof and copper gutters, new windows, a new metal fascia, soffit and dentils, plus asbestos abatement. The combination of its historical value and structural soundness makes it suitable for a practical use and

“Developers seeking to embrace the adaptive re-use method should be aware of the delicate balancing act that exists between the advantages of repurposing older buildings and the economic viability of a given project.” considered for adaptive re-use, but only two made the grade while the other was demolished. Old City Hall (a Classic Greek Revival building built in 1844 and on the National Register of Historic Places) was in disrepair and had problems with the masonry, windows and roof plus heating, lighting, and building code issues, however the restoration was approved based on its solid structure and aesthetic qualities. Conversely, the old Quincy High School was considered a historically significant component of the Quincy Center Local Historic District, yet was demolished due to structural and re-purposing issues. Coddington Hall, built in 1908 as an elementary school and designed by Charles Brigham architect for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, was not such an easy decision. The building had been previously

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mented for preservation. Those seeking to reduce their overall costs via historic tax credits and preservation grants should be aware that historic commissions’ criteria can vary widely by locale and can be a challenging and often time-consuming process. Adaptive re-use of historic buildings preserves history while revitalizing neighborhoods and developers that are willing to perform proper due diligence can reap enormous benefits while also serving our communities. The historic renovation process also minimizes the impact on the envi-

ronment and can yield financial incentives in forms of energy and tax credits to help support building restoration costs. While adaptive re-use development is not without its challenges, the rewards to developers, occupants and the community at large are innumerable as we breathe new life into our rich historical past. Anthony Papantonis is President of Nauset Construction Corporation, the construction manager for both the Quincy City Hall and Coddington Hall historic renovation projects currently underway in Quincy, MA.

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Mass. Co. Develops Go Figure App L-r: CFO Joe Cannistraro, Director of Marketing Tom Palange and Assistant Project Manager Meghan Ratnam represented J.C. Cannistraro at the Boston Globe Top Places to Work reception in November. Boston - J.C. Cannistraro, LLC made the list as a top place to work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe in its Top Places to Workmagazine. The Boston Globe’s 2013 Top Places to Work survey, conducted by employee survey firm WorkplaceDynamics, measured more than 76,000 individuals’ responses to statements regarding six key factors related to employee happiness, including company direction, execution, employee connection, work load and responsibility, management, and pay and benefits. In addition to the rankings, the magazine

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Connecticut ABA to Design Museum Expansion New Britain, CT - The New Britain Museum of American Art, the nation’s first museum dedicated to the collection, exhibition, and preservation of American art, has commissioned Ann Beha Architects (ABA) to design a major building expansion. The addition will extend the ABA-designed Chase Family Building that the firm completed in 2006, winner of the American Institute of Architects’ New England Design Award and recipient of much public acclaim. The expansion site, which faces Peter Vanderwarker Walnut Hill Park, an 1869 landscape The New Britain Museum of American Art designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, by the Connecticut State Bond Commiswill add three levels of galleries, edusion will be matched by private sources, cation studios, and program areas, greatly with construction slated for summer 2014. expanding access. The New Britain Museum, accreditTodd Stitzer, the chairman of the ed by the American Alliance of Museums, board of the museum, commented, “Unis renowned for its preeminent collection der the leadership of Director Douglas spanning three centuries of American art. Hyland, our collection, our exhibitions, Core artistic programming consists of the our membership, and our education prodisplay of the permanent collection and grams have grown and continue to grow upwards of 25 special exhibitions per at an extremely rapid pace. The proposed year—traditional to contemporary—and addition and increase in our endowment programming for all ages, interests, and will enable the museum to better serve abilities. our vibrant and diverse community.” A $4 million grant approved in June


Peters is Safety Professional of the Year Farmington, CT - KBE Building Corporation recently announced that its safety director, Adam Peters, was named Construction Safety Professional of the Year by Associated General Contractors of Connecticut (AGC-CT). Another valued KBE employee, Jeff Guilbeault, was selected as a finalist for Construction Supervisor of the Year. “We see it every day, but when an employee is recognized by industry peers for superior work and commitment to excellence, it really highlights the quality of people we have around here. Adam and Jeff are great examples for all of us, and we’re all very proud of them,” said Mike Kolakowski, president and CEO of KBE Building Corporation. ACG-CT’s criteria for the awards include: • A high level of leadership. • An understanding of construction principles and theory.

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Dunkin’ Donuts at New Location Calabrese Agency Brokers Lease

Hartford, CT…Tony Valenti of the R. Calabrese Agency, LLC recently attended the grand opening of the Dunkin’ Donuts located at 255 Farmington Avenue in Hartford. As the exclusive agent for Great American Donut, Inc., Valenti was the sole broker involved in negotiating

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KBE Celebrates Two Projects

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Farmington, CT - KBE Building Corporation celebrated two projects recently with the help of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. The ceremonies included the groundbreaking at J.M. Wright Technical School in Stamford and the ribbon cutting for the opening of the Chabad House at Yale University in New Haven. The Governor’s presence underscores the importance of these construction projects in their One of the many beautiful rooms at the new Chabad House communities – not only a on the campus of Yale University. high profile, higher-cost KBE is serving as the construcschool project, but also a tion manager at risk for the $56 million lower profile, smaller project. renovation of the education facility. The One of Connecticut’s 18 technical project will be completed in July 2014 in high schools, J.M. Wright was closed in time for the new school year. Most of the 2009 following declining test scores and 199,135sf technical school is undergoing enrollment, and the state’s budgetary renovation, while 1,550sf of new construggles at that time. When the school struction will also be added. reopens in fall 2014, 144 freshmen will The renovated school will serve stube enrolled in such programs as automodents from Stamford, Norwalk, Easton, tive, culinary arts and science, E-CarpenFairfield, Weston, Wilton, Westport, New try, E-Electrical, E-Plumbing & Heating, Canaan, Greenwich and Bridgeport. facilities management, health technology and tourism/hotel/ hospitality.

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Retail/Hospitality Jewett Completes Toyota Renos Designed by Curtis

Dudley, MA Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Raymond, N.H.-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc., has completed renovations to the Tri-State Toyota-Scion dealership at 191 West Main St., Dudley, Mass. The 4,000sf design-build project is the second such facility Jewett has renovated for the client, having just completed a nine-month Renovated Tri-State Toyota-Scion dealership renovation of its Suburservice write-up area and service managban Subaru dealership in Vernon, Conn. er’s office, a high-speed full glass entry Designed by the Curtis Architecturoverhead door, and a new retail boutique al Group to comply with the latest Toyarea with LED accent lighting. ota image program, exterior upgrades The dealership also received a new incorporated a new façade constructed of ceramic tile service drive and write up aluminum composite metal panels with area designed to create a comfortable and a grand entrance framed by an updated inviting atmosphere for customers. All Toyota portal structure complete with work was carried out while the facility new exterior glazing. Interior renovawas in full operation—a challenge requirtions were to the showroom and customer ing daily coordination between the conlounge area, and included new floating struction team and dealership staff. wood laminate flooring, a new, carpeted


PCA Designs MarketStreet Lynnfield, MA – The opening of MarketStreet in Lynnfield introduces a town center experience, community green spaces, professional office space, and a first phase of 54 new retail, entertainment and dining destinations. Designed by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA) and developed by a joint venture of National Development and WS Development, MarketStreet builds on the success of PCA’s Legacy Place, offering upscale retail, dining, and entertainment within a lushly landscaped environment. MarketStreet was designed to generate the vitality of a town center. The 11 buildings, housing retail, entertainment, and dining, are organized to create three new streets, a market square, and a town green. The range of venues allows a shopping trip to become something more – an opportunity to explore, indulge, and recharge – spending an afternoon into the evening with family and friends discovering a variety of exciting places. At 475,000sf, MarketStreet Lynnfield will be the North Shore’s largest open air shopping center. The venues on-site include a 45,000sf Whole Foods Market, designed with a green roof where produce sold in the store below is grown and harvested.

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Bedford, NH - Mark Carrier Construction, Inc. (MCCI) has been selected as the design-build contractor to develop a new 55-room hotel for Jack and Andrea Carnevale, owners of the Bedford Village Inn. The new lodge,located adjacent to the existing inn in Bedford, will be a three-story, wood-framed building of approximately 52,000sf, designed by architect John S. Jordan Design, PLLC of Canterbury. The building utilizes Dutch Colonial styling and features shingle siding, natural stone columns, and timber framing to provide a welcoming lodge-type environment. The interior features stonework at the grand lobby fireplace and natural reclaimed wood finishes throughout the interior with fireplaces in each guest room. The engineering firm of TF Moran, Inc. has been working closely with the Carnevales to create a setting that

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Healthcare North Branch Begins Spine Clinic Design by Dennis Mires

F December 2013 Awards to By Stephanie Goldberg When we began our firm over a year care Green PC Completes Work for Mölnlycke ago, we spent time thinking about how we plet Designed by Harriman want to represent ourselves. The develop- the Communities ment of a clear identity was important for pret

Brunswick, ME -- Energy and both expressing our uniqueness and solidiAmherst, MA Mölnlycke Health Care Secretary fying the concept of our company. Environmental Affairs celebrated the inauguraLikewise, the Rick Sullivan and Department of tion of a new manufacprocess of designing Energy Resources Commissioner turing and converting for a client is an opMark Sylvia recently presented more facility at a recent ribportunity to assist in than $1.15 million in grants to fund bon-cutting ceremony in clarifying their own clean energy projects in the towns of Brunswick. The $47 milAmherst, Conway, Gill, Huntington, sense of who they are lion project, comprising Northfield, Pelham, and Sunderland. and shape how they a $15 million building In addition to the grants listed are perceived. We plus machinery, was built below, the towns will receive a cerhave found that many by PC Construction and tificate from the commonwealth and Stephanie Goldberg of our clients are designed by Harriman four road signs identifying them as looking to us to find Associates. an official Green Community. Re-Mölnlycke’s new manufacturing thisfacility collaboration. The 79,000sf facilceiving grants were: As we enjoy the challenge, jobarchitects, opportunities the following year. and ity, located at Brunswick Amherst: $302,000; Conway: “We’re extremely to have two very different projectspleased show how such Landing on the town’s former Naval Air $139,650; Gill: $139,900; Huntingtaken part can in this one that will exploration driveproject; a design process. Station site, houses state-of-the-art manton: $140,650; Northfield: $143,750; createWhile employment and enufacturing equipment installed to produce workingopportunities for a university cliPelham: $138,100, and Sunderland: hance Maine’s economy, while delivering leading-edge wound care products for the ent, we were commissioned to renovate a $146,450 North American market. an important healthcare to by thea company’s floor of a historic building,product designed The grants of a packmarketplace,” said Joe Picoraro, project Elements of are thepart completed facilprominent architect. The client asked for ageinclude: of nearly in fundexecutive at PC ity 400$2.75 tons million of structural steel, an approach thatConstruction. would express the charing to be of given to the state’s newThe Brunswick facility is thecould sec125,200sf roofing and siding17materials, acter of the building itself and which est Green Communities. additionnine ond Maine location for the Swedish-based 4,000 gallons of paint and In coatings, be repeated as more floors were renovated. to theofseven communities manufacturer. The new building’s proxmiles mechanical piping,receiving 55 tons of While focusing on the program for the ocgrants Monday, awards to imity to Mölnlycke’s Wiscasset, Maine ductwork sheet metal, 12were milesmade of electricupants’ space and community needs was Ashland, Berlin,ofGreat plant, which manufactures foam used in cal conduit,Auburn, and 92 miles cable.Barimportant, our design to capturewill the rington, Lakeville, Leominster, the company’s woundlooked care products, Mölnlycke officials expectRichto genspirit of the original architecture and to remond, Townsend, and of West allow for reduced costs along the supply erate 50Tisbury, new jobs by the end 2013, inforce the role of the building in the camchain and achieve greater efficiency. ofTisbury. which 40 positions have already been pus experience. filled, with the possibility of additional

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Interventional Spine Medicine office Plaistow, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. of Concord has begun construction of the future Interventional Spine Medicine office in Plaistow. This project involves the renovation of a 3,300sf home built in 1920. Plans include a 1,400sf addition to the back of the house and all new HVAC and electrical systems, as well as a new elevator. The new medical building will

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Dimeo Completes Kent Hospital Exp. Construction Begins at Thundermist Warwick, RI - Dimeo Construction Co. recently completed the new 60,000sf Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and Medical Office Building (MOB) adjacent to the Kent Hospital’s current facility. The ASC, containing five operating rooms at 600sf each and three additional operating rooms at 400sf respectively, is attached to the hospital in the northeast corner. The facility was designed to accommodate space for clinical support services, administration, reception/waiting area and, storage. The ASC has 28 oversized pre- and post-operative bays for a patient’s preparation and recovery, as well as the new central sterile space right on the same floor for the cleaning and sterilization of all equipment and instruments used in all the procedures. The building is wellequipped to handle the majority of outpatient surgeries as well as endoscopic and pain management procedures currently performed in the main hospital. The building is designed to achieve USGBC’s LEED Silver certification standards. During construction, waste materials were recycled. Recycled and new materials were selected for the project and came from local suppliers. Low VOC emitting materials were also selected wherever applicable. The facility features a white reflective roof, in an attempt to reduce energy

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South County, RI - Construction started recently on the new Thundermist Health Center in South County. The health center received a Capital Development – Building Capacity Grant from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Vision 3 Architects designed a new building that is being built on the same

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Needham, MA - JACA Architects teamed up with BOND Brothers recently in celebrating a topping-off ceremony at the new Cancer Center & Surgical Pavilion at Beth Israel Deaconess in Needham. Designed by JACA Architects and constructed by BOND Brothers, this three-story, 30,000sf building will fulfill the demand for high-quality cancer care as well as the need for a surgery center ® in the western suburbs of Boston. The center will include radiation oncology and hematology oncology services, and is


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Duffy Design Group Expands

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Boston - Duffy Design Group’s increased commercial development work is reflected in its recent expansion and move to 11 Elkins Street in South Boston followed by a newly launched website. Duffy Design has been commissioned with the design of numerous developer-owned properties and commercial real estate projects in Boston’s most sought after neighborhoods. Under the direction of Dennis Duffy, IIDA LEED AP BD&C, the firm is currently working on residential and commercial high-rise projects designing common areas, amenity spaces, units, and model suites. Additionally, the firm offers expertise in restaurants, retail shops, and boutique hotels.

Chelsea, MA - Callahan Inc. provided preconstruction services and is providing construction management services for this new 233,175 sf multi-family apartment complex. The new complex will include 230 units and sit above a 1-story structural steel open parking structure with 264 spaces. The full-service building will feature over 5,000 sf of interior amenity and administrative space including a leasing office, full fitness center with state-of-the

One North of Boston, Chelsea will consist of a 230-unit apartment complex designed as a single, S-shaped building. Duffy is collaborating with Sheskey Architects, and Gate Residential. This five-story complex, built by Callahan Construction, offers extensive indoor and outdoor amenities including Boston’s first indoor/outdoor dog run and care area. Over the next few months Duffy Design Group will begin the design process for Phase 2 of the development. Situated in the center of Boston’s historic Bulfinch Triangle, design development is under way for One Canal

art equipment, club suite, yoga/pilates room, social networking/business lounge, and a theater room. The Project will also feature over 7,000 sf of outdoor amenities including a swimming pool and deck located within a landscaped courtyard, gas fire pit and grills and a separate café seating area for residents. In addition, the project will be the first in the Boston area to offer an indoor/outdoor dog run and care area.

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Duffy Design Group Expands

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Continued from previous page Street at North Station rising 12 stories high and accommodating 320 luxury residential apartments with approximately 20,000sf of restaurant and retail space on the ground floor. Architectural design is by ICON Architecture, and Duffy Design is responsible for the interior design of all common and amenity spaces, units, and model suites. Acadia on the Charles, located at 36 River Street in Waltham and bordering Watertown and Newton, is a 200-unit luxury Class A apartment community. Designed by Cube 3 Studio and built by Callahan Construction, it will offer a luxury amenity package, and Duffy Design Group is designing the common areas, amenity spaces and the model unit. Gatehouse 75 in Charlestown was recently completed in late summer 2013. Metric Construction, Neshamkin French Architects, Inc., and Duffy Design Group worked together on the 99-unit complex, with Duffy designing all of the common areas and amenity spaces as well as the model unit. In a similar capacity, Duffy is working with Elkus Manfredi at Northwest Park in Burlington; Dolben Properties at 100 Memorial Drive in Cambridge

One North of Boston Unit & Neponset Landing in Quincy; Berkshire Properties at UnionPlace Apartments in Franklin & High Point Apartments in Quincy, and ICON Architecture and NEI General Contracting at Mezzo Design Lofts in Charlestown. Duffy currently serves as the director of education for the New England Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). “It’s an exciting time to be working in Boston,” he notes. “The cache of projects under way is a positive indication of the city’s commitment to create spaces that will greatly support Boston’s rich quality of life.”

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Acadia on the Charles Waltham, - Callahan provided pre-construction services on Acadia on the Charles, a luxury apartment complex in Waltham. and continues to provide construction management services. The four-story, 200-unit building is located on a 4.1 acre site with amenities such as a resort-style swimming pool,

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Boston based landscape architectural firm, Landworks Studio, provided the design for a substantive exterior landscape. The challenge was to provide the amenity spaces, connections to the public realm and ecological sensitivity, often credited to the glam residences of Boston, here on a more realistically priced alternative north of the city. Founding Principal Michael Blier noted “we wanted residents at One North to have everything you get in the luxury high-rise condominiums of Boston or DC, at a fraction of the cost. We did this through wise planning and smart use of more traditional materials. The final product is an exceptional addition to Chelsea’s housing market.”

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Metric Completes Gatehouse 75 Charlestown, MA - Less than a year after construction began, Metric Construction Corporation turned over the completed Gatehouse 75 in Charlestown. What began as a run-down plot of land adjacent to the Bunker Hill Mall has been transformed into luxury apartments with stunning views of downtown Boston. The five-story building features 100 one- and two-bedroom apartments, but it’s the amenities that set it apart from the competition. Visitors and tenants entering the lobby are greeted by a custom art wall

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Kingston, RI - The University of Rhode Island’s new Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center opened to students on November 18. Designed by Kite Architects of Providence and S3 Design of Quincy, Mass., the new modernized facility will provide state-ofthe-art fitness equipment and diverse program opportunities and services designed to promote the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff in a safe, inviting, environment. The project renovated the 29,618sf, former Roger Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center Williams Dining Hall, originally constructed in 1969, into doubtedly the Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness a 33,000sf full-service fitness and wellCenter promises to be the new social hub ness center. The renovation retains most on campus! of the original structure and will include Not only is the new center a won8,000sf of new construction to accommoderful resource for the entire campus comdate a new street façade and main entrance. munity, but it is a great recruitment tool for The increased space will help alleviate the prospective students and faculty. Most imfunctional shortcomings and over-crowdportantly, this center will provide students ing of existing fitness and wellness activity with high-quality recreation and fitness space. The new building is a vibrant, modopportunities designed to promote physical ern, full-service fitness and wellness facility and psychological well-being, which will in the heart of the Kingston Campus, with not only support their academic success, close access to both academic, residential, but will contribute to the development of and other auxiliary enterprise facilities. Unhealthy lifestyle habits.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s sports and recreation center. Holliston, MA- Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc., an electrical subcontractor, has completed the electrical installation work for Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Sports and Recreation Center. The 145,000sf complex consists of a four-court gymnasium with a three-lane jogging track; natatorium with a 25-meter competition swimming pool and support spaces; two levels of fitness space, including cardio, free weights, and circuit training equipment; three racquetball/squash courts; an eight-person rowing tank; multipurpose rooms; a training/rehab suite; two hydrotherapy tanks; locker rooms; offices; conference rooms; and support spaces. Additionally, there is an area dedicated to the WPI Robotics Program. Recently awarded a LEED Gold certification, the building features 35 solar thermal panels on the roof in order to heat the pool, plus underground storage tanks to

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North Branch Recognized

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Concord, NH – North Branch Construction, Inc. was recognized at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) NH/VT Chapter – Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony held at the Capitol Center of the Arts in Concord on October 24. North Branch was honored to receive the Excellence in Construction Award for the Kingswood Regional Middle School, High School, and Technical Center project in Wolfeboro.

Retired Governor Wentworth Regional School District Superintendent of Schools Jack Robertson, current Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Cuddy-Egbert, GWRSD Building and maintenance committee chairman Ernest Brown, and project architect Chip Krause of CMK Architects joined North Branch’s project manager John Beaver and project superintendents Julianne Cardinal and Bruce Blazon on stage to accept the award.

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Dismantling the Victorian-era Worcester State Hospital Wareham, MA - Each fall, the repWareham has taken home this prestigious resentatives from the international demoaward, this time in the Collaboration catlition community meet in Amsterdam to egory. attend a conference on the state of the inThe projects submitted for considdustry that recognizes the finest achieveeration in this category demonstrated a ments in demolition across the globe at true team effort between the demolition an awards gala. This year’s World Demcontractor and other involved parties in olition Awards was held on October 31, order to successfully complete a job in an and featured close to 100 entries across extraordinary fashion. 10 categories, highlighting the width and Costello’s winning entry documented a recent dismantling and historical breadth of the industry. salvage job of one of the last remaining For the third time in five years, structures at the Victorian-era Worcester Massachusetts-based demolition contracState Hospital in Worcester. tor Costello Dismantling Co., Inc. of West

Portland - Wright-Ryan announced that The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association has named Elm Terrace in Portland as “Winner - Best Historic Rehabilitation Project Involving New Construction” of its prestigious 2013 J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation. Fondly referred to as “The Timmies,” the awards honor outstanding rehabilitation and preservation projects based on several criteria, including overall design and quality, interpretation and respect of historic elements, and market success. NH&RA created the “Timmy Awards” as a tribute to Boston architect and preservation advocate J. Timothy Anderson. Elm Terrace is a 44,814sf historic renovation of a former Children’s Hospital, which was built in 1909. Community Housing of Maine (CHOM) purchased the former hospital from the University of Maine in 2011. The project includes a

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Tocci Wins Again for Abbot Mill

Abbot Mill Exterior Westford, MA – Tocci Building Companies was awarded Gold for Best Remodeling/Restoration: Best Multi- or Single-Family Re-Use or Conversion at the 2013 Prism Awards for Abbot Mill in Westford. Tocci recently received the Build New England Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Massachusetts for the project as well. The AGC awarded Tocci and the Abbot Mill project team with the Honor Award, the highest level of recognition offered by this awards program. The project at Abbot Mill entailed restoration, modernization, and reconfiguration of the 209,000sf mill to accommodate new manufacturing, office, or warehousing demands and residential units. With the help of subcontractors TCT Roofing, Inc., Tim’s Fabricators, and Covenant Fire Protection, the project team transformed the 150-year-old fabric mill into 131 residential units while maintaining the historic integrity of the structure and incorporating numerous sustainable practices and features. Tocci and Ganek Architects, Inc. made extensive use of BIM during the design-build process, which greatly enhanced the project team’s ability to restore the historic character to the 209,000sf facility. As a result, many features of the

original Victorian building were either restored or replicated. Boarded-up sawtooth skylights – originally constructed to draw natural light into interior spaces for mill workers – now allow light to flood into common areas and apartment units. Sustainable solutions intended to dramatically reduce heat and cooling loss were implemented by sealing and insulating each unit. The project also prominently features a 40,000sf array of solar panels on the roof with the ability to produce 331KW of noncarbon energy. Abbot Mill was completed in September of 2012 and was occupied soon thereafter. This project also has received recognition from the New England chapter of the Construction Management Association of America as the Building Project of the Year in the Renovation/Modernization Category for over $20 million. Most recently, it was recognized by ENR as the Best Project of the Year in New England and is being considered for Best of the Best projects nationwide. The 2013 Prism Awards Gala was hosted by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston at the Seaport Boston Hotel on October 30. The 2013 Build New England Awards Gala was hosted by the Association of Commercial and Institutional Builders at the Intercontinental Hotel on October 3.

Caprioli and CPI Recognized Newmarket, NH - Caprioli Painting, Inc. and CPI Floor Coatings, a Newmarket -based contractor, has been named a recipient of a Merit Award for Construction Excellence. The award was announced by the New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). Caprioli Painting, Inc’s project award is in the category of Finishes. The award was given for its work on the Phillips Academy Andover Boathouse in Methuen, Mass. Caprioli Painting was selected by an independent panel of judges as recipients of an ABC Excellence in Construction Award. The Phillips Andover Academy boathouse project, located on the banks of The Merrimack River, was CPI Floor Coatings’ first large concrete polish and stain project. Windover Construction was the design-build general contractor. This project was estimated to cost $6.5 million. The building was an old truck dealership, 16,000sf building being renovated into a building to store boats along with some office, meeting space, locker rooms, and workout space. Phillips Andover had been working at raising over $6 million for this project which included the parcel of land that it is now housed on. The school’s rowing program has grown since 1955 from 30 crew members to 125 crew members, and it required more space and a new location. CPI Floor Coatings provided a site

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Irish Electric Castle in the Clouds Electrical Renovation

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Denron Plumbing & HVAC, LLC Bedford Falls – Benchmark Senior Living

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Commercial Over $10 Million Fulcrum Associates, Inc. The Center at 17 Southern NH Medical Ctr. Pro Con Inc. Aviv Centers for Living

Parsons Hall EnviroVantage UNH / Parsons Hall Renovation Trumbull-Nelson Construction Co., Inc. Listen Community Services Bldg.

Commercial $2-$5 Million Fulcrum Associates, Inc. LaBelle Winery

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Commercial $5-$10 Million Sullivan Construction, Inc.

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Know the Numbers by Susan Shelby While we marketers may be drawn to our profession for any number of reasons, it’s not likely that finance is among them. The chance to design attractive printed brochures, create engaging websites, and plan memorable events are all fun parts of the job. Susan Shelby However, understanding your firm’s finances – and how marketing impacts the bottom line – is key to a marketer’s career growth and job security. “To earn a seat at the table, you need to know the numbers.” This phrase is the personal anthem of Anne Crowe Kroger, MBA, FSMPS, CPSM. The director of business development for Walker Parking Consultants, Kroger has spoken to marketers about the importance of knowing the basics of their firm’s finances. She explains that only by educating yourself and becoming familiar with your firm’s bottom line can you begin to communicate the value of marketing to principals and demon-


strate what you can contribute to the firm’s success and growth. Successful A/E/C firms design and produce their work, promote their work (marketing, public relations, and business development), and get paid. If these three pieces aren’t working together, there will not be any funds for marketing activities. To gain a basic understanding of a firm’s financial status, it is important to understand several key terms: Multiplier: This number indicates how many dollars you bring in per dollar spent on direct labor, and is a measure of a firm’s overall efficiency. This number helps firms determine which contracts and clients are profitable and on which they spend more hours than projected. Utilization rate: depicts how billable a firm is. The industry standard is somewhere in the range of 60% to 65%. A healthy staff utilization rate is one of the most important components of profitability. Profit margin: the ratio of net profit (income minus expenses) to net revenues. A firm’s profit can vary, but it should be a positive number. Average receivable collections: the average number of days it takes to collect from clients for services, from the

date of billing to the date of collection (30 to 60 days is good; 180 is a problem). Return on investment (ROI): assesses the efficiency of an investment (such as a response to an RFP). To calculate ROI, the benefit (return) of an investment is divided by the cost of the investment. Marketing professionals need to know how their firm is doing, and how their work contributes by assessing the ROI for every marketing activity. To accurately determine ROI, each project must have a plan and specific goals in place against which its success can be measured. For example, if the goal of an email blast is to introduce the firm to a new target market, it is crucial to define the outcomes you hope to achieve, such as: • Receive inquiries from five new potential clients in that market. • Be included on three new RFP lists. • Gain at least two in-person meetings. • Be awarded at least one new project, with a minimum value of X. By defining these goals and attaching numbers to them, marketing can justify its costs with real ROI. Some firms are quite open about financial figures; with others, it may take a bit of investigation. Marketing direc-

tors, principals, and accounting staff are all good sources – take one of them out to lunch to pick their brain, or request a meeting to explain the basics. The SMPS Marketing Handbook also has a section about financial information for marketers – read it to gain a better feel for the questions you need answered. The idea that marketing (among other non-billable roles) is just overhead or a waste of money can be a common challenge. In order to demonstrate marketing’s value and importance to the firm’s success, you must care about what the principals care about: numbers, numbers, numbers. Start educating yourself early in your marketing career and gain financial knowledge as you hone your marketing skills. Read beyond RFP proposal requirements into the nitty-gritty of contract and financial terms, ask questions, think about the big picture, and prepare yourself for career success and advancement. Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM, is the president and CEO of Rhino Public Relations. This article originally appeared in the SMPS Boston blog Outlook.

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ABC-MA Awards ABC Mass. Chapter 2013 Excellence in Construction Awards Dellbrook Construction, LLC. Project: Mount Pleasant Home Owner: Rogerson Communities Architect: Next Phase Studios Award: Eagle

Burlington, MA - The Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently celebrated the results of its 2013 Excellence in Construction Awards.


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Mechanical: Commercial/Industrial

UNH Peter T. Paul College Reilly Electrical Contractors, Inc. Project: UNH Peter T. Paul College Owner: University of N. H. Client: Pizzagalli Construction Architect: Goody Clancy Award: Eagle Interstate Electrical Services Corp. Project: E Ink OME Owner: E Ink Corp. Engineer: RDK Engineering Award: Merit

DECCO, Inc. Project: Bristol-Myers Squibb – Cadence Owner: Bristol-Myers Squibb Engineer: Integrated Project Services Award: Eagle

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Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Ctr

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EnviroVantage Project: UNH Parsons Hall Renovation Owner: University of N. H. Client: Gilbane Building Company Architect: Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Award: Merit

Erland Construction, Inc. Project: Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center Owner: Edward M. Kennedy Health Centers Architect: Steffian Bradley Associates Award: Eagle

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Mount Pleasant Home NewCorr Roof Reinforcing

Greater Lawrence Sanitary District Force Main Replacement

Methuen Construction Company, Inc. Project: Greater Lawrence Sanitary District Force Main Replacement Owner: Greater Lawrence Sanitary District Engineer: Kleinfelder/SEA Consultants, Inc. Award: Eagle

MAS Building & Bridge, Inc. Project: NewCorr Roof Reinforcing Owner: NewCorr Packaging, Inc. Engineer: The Dempsey Group, Inc.. Award: Merit

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Sturbridge Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade R. H. White Companies, Inc. Project: Sturbridge Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade. Owner: Town of Sturbridge, Mass. Engineer: Tighe and Bond Award: Merit


Williams Building Company Project: New Land Port of Entry Owner: Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Architect: Halff Associates, Inc. Award: Eagle Bowdoin Construction Corp. Project: Home for Little Wanderers Owner: The Home for Little Wanderers Architect: Roundel 47 Architects Award: Merit

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ABC Mass. Chapter 2013 Excellence in Construction Awards Project: Home for Little Wanderers Owner: The Home for Little Wanderers Architect: Roundel 47 Architects

Pre-Engineered Building $2-$10M J.M. Coull, Inc. Project: F. W. Webb Owner: F.W. Webb Company Architect: Design Science International Award: Merit

Dellbrook Construction, LLC. Project: Mount Pleasant Home Owner: Rogerson Communities Architect: Next Phase Studios

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J.M. Coull, Inc. Project: E Ink Innovation Center Owner: E Ink Corp. Architect: Industrial Facilities Design, Inc. DECCO, Inc. Project: Bristol-Myers Squibb – Cadence Owner: Bristol-Myers Squibb Engineer: Integrated Project Services

E Ink Innovation Center, J.M. Coull, Inc. Project: E Ink Innovation Center Owner: E Ink Corp. Architect: Industrial Facilities Design, Inc.

ABC Building Green Awards

Bowdoin Construction Corp. Project: Home for Little Wanderers Owner: The Home for Little Wanderers

Bedford Falls, a Senior Living Community Architect: Roundel 47 Architects C.E. Floyd Company, Inc. Bedford Fall Senior Living Community Owner: Benchmark Senior Living Architect: Bechtel Frank Erickson Williams Building Company Project: New Land Port of Entry Owner: Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Architect: Halff Associates, Inc.

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Year in Review 2013, a Great Stepping Stone for collaboration in 2014 by Chad Wisler What a year! – The Sox win another World Series (naturally), and we continued to see strong growth and the development of many landmark projects both locally and regionally. The Seaport District and NorthPoint continue to realize their respective masChad Wisler ter plans, and the planned expansion at the BCEC, Fenway, and the new Copley Place Tower will enhance the Boston skyline. This, coupled with the interesting push-pull between established downtown professional space and the Seaport District and Fort Point Channel area, has made the decision-making process for new as well as established corporate firms an interesting challenge on where to position themselves over the next 5 to 10 years. As with most things in life, the challenges that we discussed last year remain ever so true in the upcoming year. It is important as leaders in our firms, who strive to be profitable and position ourselves for

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that major project decisions need to be made at the very onset of a project, led by experienced/collaborative team members. Decisions can either be made through identifying the question/issue or they will happen by default. In the past, this default approach has often sufficed. However,

One of the exciting collaborative drivers for 2014 (for an engineer) is that the requirements for energy optimization are moving past what can be obtained independently through the mechanical /HVAC system on a building and are now fostering collaboration across the project team in a more holistic approach to meet the project goals. and have a collective positive vibe… and the others which just don’t. This is most often associated with how collaborative the team assembled really is, not just at the kick-off meeting and team building exercises, but when issues arise, such as budget, schedule, programmatic changes, staff changes, and/or start-up issues. Collaboration. So guess what? It’s going to be forced on us more and more moving into 2014 (which is a great thing). This is going to be driven more by LEED v4.0, new energy code (and associated revision to the Stretch Energy Code), as well as the ever-challenging project budgets and schedules. What this means is

to demonstrate code-compliant design, fulfilling specific targeted points within LEED as well as corporate mandated greenhouse gas emissions / CO2 metrics, the project approach must be determined at the earliest project phases. One of the exciting collaborative drivers for 2014 (for an engineer) is that the requirements for energy optimization are moving past what can be obtained independently through the mechanical / HVAC system on a building and are now fostering collaboration across the project team in a more holistic approach to meet the project goals. How many times have you gone through a LEED checklist

meeting, and at EA Credit 1 (Optimize Energy Performance) everyone looked at the mechanical engineer and/or assigned a specific number of points to him/her? Fortunately, those times are changing and will change most definitely in 2014. Of primary interest for us all are that the collaborative strategies for building massing, orientation, and façade/fenestration design must account for energy/solar controls as well as budget and aesthetics. Notice that I didn’t say, “Architectural design of the skin or energy consultant for solar controls” So how should we collaborate? The project team selection is the foundation – not just by firm, but by individual. Acknowledge and respect one another, and value each other’s input and perspective – irrespective of their discipline. Most often the consultants can bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to projects for owners and architects, because they work with so many different owners, architects, and project types. Foster a positive attitude – not just words on a website, quals package, or glass conference wall, but in reality. Let’s work at it. Chad Wisler is managing principal at Vanderweil Engineers in Boston.

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Commodore Builders in 2013 Group One Celebrates Successful 2013 and garage, also in Waltham; a Room & by Elena Lelchuk 2008 saw the start of the worst recession in decades. Most industries throughout the U.S. were hit hard, none more than the construction industry. Development projects stalled. Jobs evaporated. In the past two years, the industry has gradually begun to regain its footing, with a consistent uptick in Elena Lelchuk projects and the acceleration of hiring. The Greater Boston area has experienced particularly substantial employment growth. According to the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston set an alltime record for employment in 2012 with 682,000 jobs, regaining nearly all the jobs lost between 2008 and 2010. An improvement in financial conditions has jump started stalled projects. Steady growth in the city’s biotech industry and rising residential demands have all factored in to the current wave of new construction. Commodore Builders, a construction management firm based in Newton, has hired over 40 people this year, bringing its staff to 130 on-site and off-site personnel. Commodore is currently working on Phase 1 of a 280,000sf mixed-use development in Waltham; an office park

Board boutique furniture store in the old Sherman Building on Newbury Street; a 100,000sf renovation for Tufts University and the firm is engaged in several projects with clients in the Life Sciences industry. “The industry endured a challenging time, and although we still managed to grow, we’re seeing a significant escalation now in the number of projects coming up across all sectors,” says Joe Albanese, CEO and President of Commodore Builders. “We have several major projects booked for 2014 and 2015, which is a great sign of vitality in the industry”, explains Mr. Albanese. “Our backlog for the upcoming year is 3.5 times greater today than it was at this time last year, allowing us to be more selective in the nature of the projects we choose to pursue.” In 2014, Commodore Builders will begin construction on a 117,000sf core and shell renovation for Synergy / DivCO West LLC at 333 Summer Street; a 126,000sf phased renovation for State Street Bank, in Quincy; and the firm will begin extensive renovations on an eightfloor landmark building with retail and office space at 8 Newbury Street, in Boston. In 2013, Commodore was voted one of the Top Places to Work in Boston by the Boston Globe and one of the Boston Business Journal’s Top Charitable Contributors. This year Commodore received the EDC Business Excellence

Boston - With several completed hospitality design projects and a variety of new hotels in the works, Group One Partners, Inc. is kicking off its 10-year anniversary in 2014 with the hopes of continued success. “We’re proud of our accomplishments this year and the hotel projects we’ve been a part of that are on the cutting edge of hospitality design,” says Harry Wheeler AIA, NCARB, LEED, principal of Group One Partners, Inc. “In 2014 we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary under new ownership and remain dedicated to offering high quality hospitality design services for our clients.” The Boston-based hospitality design firm is currently working on three high-profile hotel projects in Boston including the renovation of the Onyx Hotel downtown, the expansion of the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square, and the new Envoy hotel in Boston’s Seaport District. The hotels are slated to complete construction in 2014 and 2015. In 2013, construction was completed on three major Group One projects including Stonebridge at Burlington, a large elder care facility in Stonebridge, and two

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Communispace 7th floor collaboration area as they discover new possibilities. The firm Spagnolo Gisness & Associates was able to organize various donations that (SG&A), an architecture, interior design, the house received, including toiletries and planning, and environmental graphics firm clothing, in preparation for the following based of Boston recently shared its 2013 days. year in review, an overview of lessons, acIn the fall it volunteered at Gaining colades, and charitable gestures. Ground’s organic farm. This non-profit orThis year, SG&A had the pleasure of ganization focuses on growing produce to supporting a number of local non-profits provide hunger relief in Greater Boston’s and participated in a various community shelters, food pantries, and meal programs. building efforts. SG&A continues to make strides in The annual Bio-Ball basketball award winning design. Its progressive intetournament kicked off the year as an oprior office design for Black Duck Software portunity to support the Special Olympics and Communispace received awards for of Massachusetts and promote the trementhe 2013 IIDA and CoreNET (best project dous work that it does. This is a one day under 50,000sf) competitions. basketball tournament involving 16 local Black Duck’s new 30,000sf office biotech pharma companies teamed with 16 is all about the employees. Finishes, furSpecial Olympics basketball teams. SG&A nishings, color, and graphics become the has been a sponsor and participant for the perfect platform to express the duality of past three years. the brand and its personality. In an effort to As the year progressed, the compaencourage collaboration and foster a sense ny took its volunteering efforts outside. of community, the design team carefully During the first warm weather event, strategized the balance of “we space” verSG&A teamed up with City Sprouts, a sus “me space.” By co-locating the game non-profit organization that implements room, café and meeting areas with the not only resource-rich gardens for public main reception zone, a centralized hub of elementary schools in Cambridge, but also activity for breaks, collaboration and dinintegrates this education within the curricing was provided. ulum for the students. SG&A’s team went SG&A’s design for Communispace to the King Open School in Cambridge to also received the 2013 IIDA award for get its hands dirty and maintain the garden. best office over 80,000sf. Located at the The work included putting up new fencing, new Atlantic Wharf section of downtown weeding various plant beds, and painting Boston, Communispace utilizes the pernew signs to teach the students the variancfect equilibrium of space and location. The es of each vegetable. 83,000sf, two floor space features an open During the summer SG&A reached floor plan to inspire constant collaboration out to the local non-profit, On The Rise, amongst team members. that was founded on the ideal of creating a community for homeless women in need

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The years years by-line by-linearticles articlescan canbe befound foundhere herelisted listedby bymonth monthand andpage pagecan canbebefound foundinin The the the www.high-profile.com past issues. www.high-profile.com past issues LAB Partners Jan. pg. 19 “More You”: Trends for 2013 by Mark Reed Feb. pg. 20 Buzzwords by Stephanie Goldberg Mar. pg. 17 Innovations in Teaching Lab Design by Mark Reed Apr. pg. 32 Fast Projects- Great Delivery - by Stephanie Goldberg May pg. 32 Rational Design by Mark Reed Jun. pg. 32 Networks and Communities by Stephanie Goldberg Jul. pg. 29 320 Bent Sstreet Transformation by Mark Reed Aug. pg. 32 Mobility and Flexibility in Lab Design by Stephanie Goldberg Sep. pg. 46 Containing College Costs by Mark Reed Oct. pg. 28 Five Important Design Issues by Stephanie Goldberg Nov. pg. 10 What is a Lab Building? by Mark Reed Vanderweil Engineers Jan. pg. 7 Welcoming the New Year: 2013 Trends by Chad Wisler Feb. pg. 35 New Networks, Less Energy by Michael Kerwin and Suzanne Robinson Mar. pg. 12 Making Zero Net Energy Buildings Easy by Suzanne Robinson Apr. pg. 11 Stretching at the Seaport Square - by Alfonso Hernandez, May pg. 18 Communication is King: How Do We Let It Rule by Chistina Pungerchar Jun. pg. 28 Evolution of Design: High Performance Technology, Passive Design and Biomimicry by Suzanne Robinson Jul. pg. 35 How to set up the Team to …….SUCCEED!! by Chistina Pungerchar Aug. pg. 22 Infrastructure Upgrades to Existing Buildings by Alexander Vanderweil Oct. pg. 30 Maximizing Your Energy Model’s Potential by Carrie Platusich Dec. pg. 22 2013… A Great Stepping Stone for 2014! – Collaboration by Chad Wisler Nov. pg. 2 Enhancing access control for existing campuses by Michael Kerwin Rhino PR Jul. pg. 28 How to Publicize a Project: Media Relations Part I - by Michele Spiewak Aug. pg. 40 Press Release Relief: You’ve written it, now what? - by Jennifer Shelby Sep. pg. 39 Marketing Audits: ...the Foundation of Marketing - by Jennifer Shelby Oct. pg. 29 Managing the Web Design Process by Jennifer Shelby, CPSM Dec. pg. 20 Know the Numbers By Susan Shelby Nov. pg. 56 Show Me the ROI in Public Relations - by Michele Spiewak MIIP: Jack Lister Jan. pg. 37 Overview: Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act by Jack Lister Feb. pg. 34 Public Buildings Energy Savings Program by Jack Lister Mar. pg. MEP Value Engineering vs. Energy Conservation - by Jack Lister May pg. 35 Why Insulate? by Jack Lister Interviews Jan. pg. 20 Interview with Commodore Builders’ Joseph Albanese and Paul Martini Jan. pg. 14 Living Small is the Next Big Trend by J. Michael Abbott Feb. pg. 34 Interview with InnerGlass Jun. pg. 7 Interview with Ben Goldfarb Individual contributing authors Jan. pg. 15 Energy Efficiency in Demand for the New Age of RE by Paul Guarracino Jan. pg. 16 Changing FM Profession Creates Need for Education by Phil Hammond Jan. pg. 17 Investment in Energy Efficiency by Glenn Kingsbury Mar. pg. 17 Energy Efficiency for HVAC in High Schools by Scott Robbins Mar. pg. 13 Efforts to Save Energy Can Degrade Indoor Air Quality - by David W. Bearg Mar. pg. 26 SCUP Conferences by Bob Joy Mar. pg. 21 Deferred Maintenance and Upgrades: A Survival Guide by Simon F. Etzel Mar. pg. MEP The BIM Journey by by Daniel Villeneuve Apr. pg. 42 Gateway CC - Model of Urban Sustainability – Designed by Towers|Golde 5/1/2013 pg. 17 The Making of a Green - by Anne Cruess 5/1/2013 pg. 18 Communication is King: How do we let it rule? By Christina Pungerchar 5/1/2013 pg. 42 What Is Subcontractor Default Insurance? by Jessica L. Papazian-Ross, Esq. Jun. pg. 17 Impactful Capital - Presented by IFMA Healthcare Council Jun. pg. 27 5 Must-do’s for your Company Page by Lisa Nickerson Jun. pg. 6 Boston’s Heroic Hospital Community by John C. Cannistraro, Jr. Jul. pg. 16 Standard Completes Becton Project - by Marcia Kellogg Jul. pg. 18 Smart Data to Support Lab Relocations by Christine Mosholder Jul. pg. 41 Robust Network Connectivity By Vlad Shafir Aug. pg. 7 Design-Build Mid-Year Market Review and Forecast - by Chuck Reilly Aug. pg. 10 CTA breaks ground on Dracut Town Hall - Designed by Johnson-Roberts Sep. pg. 14 Establishing a Campus Icon by Cortney Kirk Sep. pg. 18 Air Distribution in Schools by Scott Robbins Sep. pg. 23 The Third Teacher - 21st Century Learning Environments by Gail Sullivan Sep. pg. 38 Energy Savings on a Shoe-String Budget - by Matthew P. Guarracino Sep. pg. 50 How BIM is Changing the Construction Industry by Marcia Kellogg Oct. pg. 11 IIDA New England Chapter Profile - by Deb Anderstrom Oct. pg. 21 “Do I have to live in my logo?” - by Kayte Muse Oct. pg. 31 Advances in Panel Design by Ken Porter and Jim Cram Oct. pg. 32 When a “Right of Way” is in the Way - by Vlad Shafir Oct. pg. 25 The Girder-Slab System by Daniel G. Fisher, Sr Oct. pg. 46 Integrating Green Infrastructure in Campus Design by Tobias Wolf Nov. pg. 30 High Performance Workspace Design - by Dianne A. Dunnell Nov. pg. 50 Commercial Property Owners Renovate to Occupancy by Brent Maugel Nov. pg. 12 Sustainable Design and Construction in Biotech by Matthew Guarracino

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Trinity Building + Construction Celebrates a Year of Accomplishments Trinity Building + Construction Management Corp., a Massachusetts-based general contracting and construction management firm, recently reflected on a year of impressive accomplishments despite challenging market conditions. In 2013, the company saw substantial growth and increased their Mark Pasciuto staff by 25%. They were also recognized by various lists and awards over the course of the year. Trinity was named one of Boston Business Journal’s 2013 Pacesetters. The list recognizes the region’s fastest growing private companies and includes 70 Massachusetts companies that recorded the highest three-year growth in revenue. Inc. magazine ranked Trinity No. 1,708 on its seventh annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the fourth time in five years Trinity has been named to the Inc. 5000. Trinity-built Hakkasan New York was awarded first place in the Restaurant category of the Chain Store Age 2012 Retail Store of the Year design competition. The award was presented at the Store Planning, Equipment, Construction Services (SPECS) conference in March.

Houston Hall Hakkasan is also a finalist for the ICSC Design and Development Awards 2013, the results of which will be announced at the Centerbuild conference in early December. Heartland Brewery’s Houston Hall, located in New York City was honored with a Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston Prism Award for

Interior of Hakkasan Reataurant

Best Commercial Project at their annual Gala on October 30. Last, but not least, Trinity’s senior project manager Mark Pasciuto was named in Engineering News Record’s 20 Under 40 celebrating the excellence of young construction professionals. Trinity continues to give back to the community, focusing efforts on local

organizations such as the Greater Boston Food Bank, Stoneham Food Pantry, and Cradles to Crayons. A group of Trinity employees also trained and participated in the August 2013 New England Spartan Sprint. A portion of race proceeds are donated to the following military charities: Homes for our Troops, Help for Our Heroes, and Canadian Soldier On.

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Campanelli Feels Early Momentum

MPA Completes Northeast Bank

Recently completed space for Northeast Bank Boston - Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently completed the design of 14,000sf of new office space in Boston for Northeast Bank, a full-service community bank headquartered in Lewiston, Maine, with a presence in Mass. Early in the planning process, MPA worked with the team from Northeast Bank to research new locations. The bank had outgrown its former space in Boston’s Prudential Center Tower, and MPA performed test fits to assess whether potential new office locations would suit the bank’s needs. Ultimately, Northeast Bank selected a suite on the 17th floor of Boston’s Berkeley Building at 200 Berkeley Street.

Heritage Landing Cafe- Rendering by Margulies Perruzzi Architects Warren Patterson Photography

Three sides of the new office are situated along the perimeter of the building, and with more than nine-foot ceiling heights, it offers employees excellent access to natural light and a view of the Boston skyline. MPA accommodated bank executives’ wishes to create a collaborative work environment that gave premium space to employees over management. The project team included general contractor and construction manager Corderman and Company; project manager Fort Point Project Management; MEP and telecommunications engineer TMP Consulting Engineers; and furniture provider Creative Office Pavilion.

North Quincy, MA – Campanelli, a full-service commercial real estate development and construction company in Braintree, recently signed two leases totaling almost 14,000sf at Heritage Landing in North Quincy. In collaboration with Peter Brown, director of leasing at Campanelli, the Cushman & Wakefield suburban team of Mike Frisoli and Matt Morgan with downtown brokers Dave Martel and Jason Roth serve as the exclusive leasing agents for the property. Magellan Jets, a domestic and international private jet services firm providing charter flights and private jet memberships executed a 5,000sf lease to relocate

from Quincy Center.“ PharmaLogics Recruiting, a top recruiting firm for the bio-pharma industry executed an 8,500sf lease, consolidating their offices currently located in Braintree and Boston . PharmaLogics has grown from 3 to 40+ employees in the past five years and added a Basel, Switzerland office location this year as well. Campanelli has commenced a multi-million dollar spec renovation plan that includes sleek updated entrances, a full-service café featuring downtown eatery Sebastians, a high-end fitness facility and a modern conference center.

Jewett Completes SIG Sauer HQ

Newington, NH - Jewett Construction Company, Inc. of Raymond has completed work on the new corporate headquarters of SIG Sauer, Inc. at 72 Pease Boulevard in Newington. The 57,000sf renovation and fit-up, designed by Nutec Corp. of York, Pa., included both exterior work as well as extensive interior renovations to provide for corporate offices and production facilities. All work was completed without disruption to the clients’ daily business. The project included repairing and refinishing the exterior EIFS, constructing a new exterior vestibule with black ACM,

new sidewalks, and landscaping. Interior renovations included selective demolition, the construction of a new, two-story foyer/reception area featuring the iconic SIG Sauer insignia, a glass-railed balcony, a 50foot gypsum and tile feature wall, and tile floor. A SIG Sauer product room was also completed, which displays a selection of the company’s firearms and accessories, as well as touch-screen electronics for viewing company videos. The building also includes production areas, a new, state-of-the art fitness room, locker rooms, meeting rooms, training rooms, classrooms, and a catered employee cafeteria.

SIG exterior The executive offices are fitted with custom cherry woodwork and flooring of ceramic tile and carpet, off of which is a glass-enclosed, structural steel viewing mezzanine that overlooks the production area—one constructed by Jewett’s Metal Buildings and Steel Erectors division. Lighting throughout is a combination of recessed and LED fixtures. “Our firm is proud to have been chosen to undertake the construction of the SIG Sauer headquarters,” says Craig Jewett, president of Jewett Construction. “This project is the second we’ve done in


conjunction with Nutec Facilities Corp, and is the culmination of a 10 year working relationship between our firm and SIG Sauer which began with a warehouse addition in 2003.” Other projects JCCI has completed for the company include a ground-up, new pro shop located at SIG Sauer Academy in Epping, a new quality control room and exterior renovation to the academy itself, office renovations, a warehouse mezzanine, a walkway renovation, and a testing range expansion.

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December 2013


MPA to Design 48,000sf of New Office Space for Best Doctors, Inc.

Best Doctors, Inc. breakroom such a way to provide a more open feeling to the entire workspace, while keeping computer screens out of the view of passersby. “The tremendous growth that Best Doctors has seen has also created the need for a customized operational space, designed with the needs of our world-class teams and members in mind. MPA is helping our staff make critical design choices with confidence and an eye toward the future,” said Best Doc-

tors chairman and chief executive, David Seligman.

The number of private offices along the perimeter of the new space will be kept to a minimum, to allow daylight to filter in. MPA’s lighting designs for the project will also keep it significantly below code for reduced energy consumption, and provide ample opportunities for rebates. In addition, MPA is designing vibrant break rooms with a variety of seating, while incorporating the company’s expansive art collection into the new offices. Other project team members include MEP service providers TMP Consulting Engineers, Inc. and Fort Point Project Management. Boston Realty Advisors’ Adam Schneier and Transwestern’s Tony Karmin represented Best Doctors as tenant’s brokers. Jones Lang LaSalle is the exclusive leasing agent for Presidents Place owners Related Beal and Boston Andes Capital.

Coull Begins ASML Project Wilton, CT - JM Coull has begun cleanroom construction and façade improvements for ASML at its office building in Wilton. JMC is working with H&R Design to build a 4,500sf EUV test cleanroom, an addition to the south side of ASML’s

facility, as well as replace the building’s façade. The construction will take place over a 10-month period and will not disturb ASML’s normal operations for the duration of the project.




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December 2013


Romeo Joins Fitzemeyer & Tocci

P e op l e PCA Promotions and Additions Cambridge, MA - Prellwitz Chilinski AssCambridge, MA - Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA) announced that Karen Dubrovsky, AIA, LEED AP and Mark Eclipse, AIA, LEED AP have been promoted to principal, with Nidhi John, AIA, LEED AP and Dan Molenkamp promoted to associate. Dubrovsky has worked in developing PCA’s brand strategy and identity. Her talent as a designer and her strong client relationships have made for successful projects at the Mass. Maritime Academy, UConn, Healthworks and Legal Sea Foods. Eclipse lends his talents to major retail and mixed-use projects such as Legacy Place in Dedman, MarketStreet in Lynnfield and currently, Jackson Commons in Roxbury and 105a South Huntington in Jamaica Plain. Molenkamp’s expertise in technology on large-scale retail, residential and public sector projects, and John’s design strengths on mixed-use residential, historic renovation and student life spaces have



John Molenkamp won many repeat clients who specifically request their inclusion on PCA teams. They also are helping to mentor staff and foster PCA’s goals as a whole.

WinnCompanies Hires O’Brien Worcester, MA - WinnCompanies announced that Michael O’Brien has been hired as executive vice president. O’Brien, who submitted his resignation recently as the city manager of Worcester, will begin his new role in January, and will be responsible for corporate management, strategic planning, and financial and client relationships at WinnDevelopment and WinnResidential. As chief executive in Worcester, O’Brien successfully implemented multiple programs to spur economic development and improve neighborhoods. Worcester is currently rated one of the safest communities in the country, among cities with a population of 100,000 or more, and is experiencing more than $1.3 billion in planned or current economic development activity. O’Brien spearheaded “Buy Worcester Now,” a new private-public partnership between the city, banks, lending institu-

tions, local companies, non-profit agencies, realtors and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to generate new market demand for all available housing options in Worcester and to assist qualO’brien ified, responsible buyers in purchasing a home. Also under his leadership, the $563 million CitySquare project led to the completion of a $50 million campus for the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, a new Hilton Garden Inn, the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, the Regional Justice Center, a 500-space parking garage at the historic Union Station and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park.

Integrated Builders Hires Kelly Rockland, MA – Integrated and mixed-use projects along Builders, Inc. has added project the East Coast. Kelly focused superintendent Michael Kelly to on multi-unit residential projects its growing team of construction on a production level as project professionals. In this position, manager at Vazza Properties and Kelly will manage on-site conKelly Corporation. He has comstruction with Integrated Buildpleted multiple multi-unit resiers subcontractor base through dential and commercial developcoordinated efforts with each of ments in the Massachusetts area the firm’s project managers. such as Union Station, Braintree; Kelly Prior to joining IntegratBedford Woods, Bedford; Blue ed Builders, Kelly gained over 15 years Hill Commons, Canton and The Meadows of experience in managing residential and The Cottages, South Weymouth.


Stoneham, MA - Fitzemeyer servations of infrastructure & Tocci Associates, Inc. recently systems for a wide variety of announced that Jeff Romeo, PE, clients, including Harvard Unihas joined the firm as principal. In versity, Massachusetts Institute this role, Romeo leads the firm’s of Technology, Philips Medical academic team, acting as overall Systems, and Wyeth Biopharleader and primary contact to clima/Genetics Institute. ents throughout project developHe is a licensed engineer ment. in the states of Connecticut, Romeo is an electrical engiDelaware, Maine, Massachuneer with more than 17 years of setts, New Hampshire, New Romeo experience in the management, Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, design, specifying, and construction obVermont, and Virginia.

Fraser Welcomes Two

Newton, MA - Fraser Engineering of Newton recently welcomed Barbara Bates as its new cief financial officer. She has several years of experience with senior-level reporting of cash flow and financials. Previously, she worked for a large construction management firm as CFO. Fraser also welcomed Bob Otto as its new COO. He has over 30 years of experience. Most recently Otto spent four years as the senior MEP manager for a Newton-based construction management firm, and has held positions as vice pres-

Bates Otto ident of mechanical construction, senior project manager and mechanical superintendent.

North Branch’s Dapice PHIUS Certified

Concord, NH – North Branch Construction, Inc. announced that project manager Robert Dapice, LEED AP BD+C, is now a Passive House Institute of the United States (PHIUS) Certified Builder, making North Branch Construction the first and only contractor in the State of New Hampshire with a PHIUS Certified Builder on staff. The Passive House Building Energy Standard promoted by the PHIUS is one of the most rigorous building energy standards in the world.


Barry Joins Integrated Design Group

Boston - Integrated Design Group (ID) announced that Joe Barry has joined the firm as its director of sales and marketing. A veteran of the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, he will integrate sales and marketing efforts in support of the firm’s worldwide growth strategy. He also has held positions


with GEI Consultants, Inc. and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Barry will oversee the sales and marketing departments and be responsible for all new business efforts, public relations, proposal coordination, development of marketing collateral and tradeshow strategy. He will also develop and maintain sales and marketing budgets.

Nitsch Promotes Kenealy

tors, he is also involved in the Boston - Nitsch Engineering firm’s strategic planning. has announced that Michael E. Ke“Since 2011, when I nealy, CPA, CFO of the firm, has became President and CEO, been promoted to executive vice Mike has taken on operationpresident. al responsibilities above and Kenealy has over 30 years of beyond his role as CFO,” said experience managing professional Lisa A. Brothers, PE, LEED service firms. As executive VP and AP BD+C. “His contributions CFO, he is directly responsible for and dedication to Nitsch Enthe company’s financial operations Kenealy gineering over the years have and assists in the oversight of technical operations. As a member of been invaluable to both the the leadership team and Board of Direccompany and to me personally.”

December 2013


High-Profile: People

RODE Welcomes Bernal

Rhino PR Welcomes Sullivan

DPM Adds Three

Hartley Promoted to Executive Team

Boston - RODE Architects school into a residential building in recently announced that Andres Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborBernal, associate hood. AIA, LEED AP, has joined His previous experience inthe firm as a designer responsible cludes 10 years at CBT Architects for the urban design and planning in Boston. of selected projects from early Prior to joining RODE, conceptual stages through conBernal assisted the Boston Restruction administration. development Authority with the Bernal’s current projects development of urban design stratBernal include the design and vision egies. He created design guidelines plan for an urban industrial district at Sunset and planning reports as the basis for future Park in Brooklyn, N.Y.; a historic renovarequest for proposals in collaboration with the City of Boston’s Dept. of Neighborhood tion of a mixed-use building in Haverhill, Mass.; and a historic renovation of a former Development.

Boston - Diversified Project Management (DPM) announced the addition of Patrick Schmidt, Misha Louis and Rebecca Cowee to its project management staff. Schmidt has joined DPM’s Newton office as senior project manager. He is assigned exclusively to one of the region’s largest energy providers in Waltham, where he is working on a variety of deferred maintenance and tenant improvement projects. He comes to DPM with 20 years of project and construction experience, having most recently founded and managed a commercial construction business building office, medical, institutional and retail space.

Project manager Misha Louis has joined the Hartford office and has been assigned exclusively to DPM’s largest manufacturing house account, where she will be working on a variety of facilities-related projects. She previously held positions in the manufacturing industry as plant layout engineer, project manager, and most recently facilities & services maintenance supervisor. Cowee, assistant project manager, also has joined DPM’s Hartford office and has been assigned to projects at the New Haven public schools, the City of Hartford DPW, Harvard Ellis Regional Technical High School and a major pharmaceutical company in New Jersey.

Boston - Rhino Public support the agency in its mission Relations announced that Carrie to fund public school construcSullivan has joined the firm as tion. Her role as spokeswoman account manager. In her new an supported the efforts of the role, she will be responsible for MSBA in reimbursing Massamanaging the day-to-day operchusetts communities more than ations of Rhino client programs $15 billion for school renovation and working with the account and construction projects. team on the support of client “Carrie’s media relations accounts. savvy, proactive attitude, and exSullivan Sullivan joins Rhino PR perience with the design and confrom the Massachusetts School Building struction industry in Massachusetts will Authority (MSBA) where, as press secreserve her well as a member of our team,” said Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM, presitary and spokeswoman, she was responsible for developing media strategies that dent and CEO of Rhino PR.

Providence, RI - GZA support related to environmental GeoEnvironmental, Inc. recentregulatory issues. ly announced that John P. HartHartley’s experience inley has been named to the GZA cludes four years serving as an GeoEnvironmental executive engineer/senior engineer with the team with a promotion to New Rhode Island Dept. of EnvironEngland regional operating mental Management (RIDEM), officer. Division of Air and Hazardous Hartley previously held Materials. He has also worked the title of Providence district with the Minnesota Department Hartley of Health, the National Marine office manager/principal with Fisheries Service, and the University GZA. His areas of specialization include of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of environmental studies and remedial inOceanography. vestigations, the development of environmental clean-up programs, and client

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March20,2014 6:30 - 9 p.m. The 2014 Annual Awards Gala Celebrating Achievements of the New England Design Community Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 776 Boylston St., Boston Cocktails, Small Plates, Award Presentations For more information: http://asidne.org/ calendar/events/asid-annual-awards-gala/

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