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The leaders of four major state building agencies outlined their upcoming building programs and answered questions at a well-attended Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC) Breakfast event recently. Katherine Craven, executive director, Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), detailed the size, scope and progress of its $44 billion cash management department. David B. Perini, commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (DCAM) outlined current and future projects and included some favorable words about the introduction of CM at risk as a delivery system for public work. Edward Adelman, executive director, Mass. State College Building Authority, spoke about its activities and Stephan Chait, director of Capital Projects, University of Massachusetts Building Authority outlined UM projects and plans. The abundance of projects in progress and coming on line was a welcome break from the gloomy news coming from the private sector.
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Boston, MA - The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum confirmed that Perini Craven the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has ruled that the museum’s proposed Restoration and Expansion Project may proceed. A The Restoration and Expansion Project includes a new building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano and The Renzo Piano Building Chait Adelman Workshop. Strategic planning for the project began nearly The program was presented in coopa decade ago. For the past eration with the Associated Subcontractors year, the Gardner Museum of Massachusetts. has worked with the At-
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Bedford, NH - NH CIBOR members recently announced their newly elected president for 2009 at their annual meeting and dinner held at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester. Arthur Slattery was selected by his peers because of his many years of service in the commercial real estate community and his knowledge of the industry. The New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of realtors (CIBOR) is a professional organization with more than 500 members that is dedicated to the advancement of commercial real estate and commercial real estate practitioners.
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Yestermorrow Names Exec Director
Warren, VT – The board embraces the principles of susof directors at Yestermortainability, craftsmanship, exrow Design/Build School anperiential learning, and placenounced that Kate Stephenson based education that emphasize is the School’s new executive the development of individual director. design skills, self-confidence, Stephenson first came to personal creativity, and social the Yestermorrow in 2002 as a responsibility. design/build intern and has held “My vision for Yestera variety of positions within the morrow includes a diverse curStephenson riculum with a variety of oppororganization. She has served as tunities for both professionals an associate director and then director of operations. She has been serv- and novices,” said Stephenson. “I’m exing as the school’s interim executive direc- cited to help bring the school to new levels of influence and impact.” tor since October of 2008. Yestermorrow Design/Build School
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Eric Greene of American Welding Company and treasurer of Structural Steel Fabricator of New England (SFNE), will present the Theory of Constraints at the SFNE Spring Dinner Meeting Thursday, April 23 at the Executive Court, Manchester, N.H. Although his focus will be from a steel fabricators, perspective and explain its application to the steel fabrication community, the talk will apply to all industries. During this meeting Greene will explain how to apply the Theory of Constraints to learn the value of increased throughput, reduced work-inprocess, improved productivity and increased profitability. “Being profitable must be the goal of any company,” says Greene.“It’s simple but accurate and Greene it’s a logical starting point!” To get a registration form go to: www.ssfne.org/calendar of events.
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Surviving the Economic Downturn Positioning Your Company for a Stronger and More Profitable Recovery with a Better Understanding of the Theory of Constraints SFNE - Steel Fabricators of New England Spring Dinner Meeting Thursday, April 23, 2009 Executive Court, Manchester, NH During this meeting you can learn how to apply the “Theory of Constraints” from a steel fabricators perspective. It has never been more critical for steel fabricators to learn the value of increased throughput, reduced work-in-process, improved productivity and increased profitability. SFNE Fabricator-Member Eric Greene of American Welding Company and SFNE Treasurer will present the Theory of Constraints and explain its application to the steel fabrication and all industries.
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Exterior Panels Installed Pro Con Architect and CM
Foxborough, MA - The installation of the exterior metal panels is under way on the new Marriott Renaissance Hotel and Spa at Patriot Place. S & S Hotels, LLC of Manchester, N.H. is developing the four-star, 150-room hotel and spa, and Colwen Management Inc. of Nashua will manage the resort. Pro Con Inc, of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and construction manager for the project, which is being financed by RBS Citizens Bank. “The five-story hotel is bustling with carpenters, dry wall installers, and painters who are applying the interior and exterior finishes on all levels,” stated Pro Con’s project manager. “The curtain wall windows have been installed in the hotel’s public areas, allowing for amazing views of the adjacent Gillette Stadium, and the HVAC work is continuing on all floors.”
The hotel’s public spaces will include a stylish 98-seat restaurant, a private dining room, a lounge with 60foot bar and stone hearth oven, a flexible space conference room, an enclosed business center, a club lounge on the 5th floor, fitness center, indoor pool and a full service spa with 14 treatment rooms that will offer facials, massages, body wraps/scrubs, nail care, and hair care. The Kraft Group is developing Patriot Place, which when complete, will include more than 80 stores and restaurants; several entertainment venues including a 500-seat jazz club and a 14-screen movie theater; a sports medicine and healthcare clinic; “The Hall at Patriot Place”, the New England Patriot’s Hall of Fame museum and pro shop; and the Renaissance Hotel and Spa.
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Cutler Adjusts Strategy
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Worcester, MA - Cutler Associates, a Worcester-based design and construction firm, recently signed new contracts with several key corporate clients including Griffin Land, American Superconductor, and New Balance. Cutler Design is the architect for all three projects. “Adding this new work to our current projects here in New England and our offices in Pennsylvania and Florida yields the highest backlog we’ve had in three years,” said Fred Mulligan, president of Cutler Associates. Cutler will design and build at 304,000sf warehouse and distribution facility for real estate developer Griffin Land in Windsor, Conn. Cutler Design is the architect for the $9 million project, which is scheduled for completion in July. In addition, a new project is underway at American Superconductor in Westborough, Mass. A third contract was signed for the design of a new conference facility.
Landmark Named GC for ZUMIX Project
East Boston, MA - Landmark Structures Corporation has been retained to serve as General Contractor for a joint venture renovation project between ZUMIX and the East Boston Community Development Corporation. The estimated $2 million project, currently under way, will encompass the renovation of a 9,000sf former firehouse at 260 Sumner Street in East Boston into the new home of ZUMIX, a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts. ZUMIX and the East Boston Community Development Corporation, in a joint venture,
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New Beach Services Building Underway Bufftree GC, Stephen Kelleher Architects
Westport, MA - Bufftree Building Company is busy at work on the construction of a new 3,000sf, wood frame Beach Services Building designed by the architectural firm of Stephen Kelleher Architects. The new structure, to be completed in June 2009 before the start of the summer season, complements the unique Horseneck Beach environment of sweeping dunes, endless ocean beach and estuary habitat.
“Stephen Kelleher Architects is pleased to be working with Bufftree Building Company on the third phase of the redevelopment of the 600-acre Horseneck Beach State Reservation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation,” said Stephen L. Kelleher, A.I.A., Principal Architect/Owner of the Fairhaven firm. “Bufftree has been awarded a $1.6 million construction contract for the new
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Rowley MA - Windover Construction, Inc., of Manchester-by-theSea, announced that it plans to pursue a renewal of its permit to develop a 54-unit active adult community on what is currently the grounds of Carriage Pines Golf Course (formerly Rowley Country Club) in Rowley. Windover is expected to appear before the Rowley Planning Board this spring. Construction of the development, however, is not slated to begin for at least two years, during which time the golf course will remain open. When constructed, the development is slated to take place on the front 30 acres of the parcel and will include a club house and amenities for homeowners. Windover agreed to put the balance of the land – approximately 60 acres – into a conservation restriction that will keep the land as open space. Windover also decided to dedicate its resources to its construction management and real estate development practices and has entered into a two-year lease with B&D Golf Enterprises, Inc. to operate the golf course.
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Buy, Renovate, or Build– How Do You Decide?
By Robert Duval poor condition. As in the first example, the “Should we purchase, renovate, or old boiler actually costs substantially more build new?” is perhaps the most common because of its shorter remaining useful life. question asked of facility engineers at TF- When remaining useful life is taken into Moran Inc. All too often, they find that account, the payback period is often only a owners and managers of schools and other fraction of the apparent payback period. institutions are too focused on sale price or How is a life cycle cost of a buildconstruction cost. ing calculated? Despite the complexities, However, TFM is for an existing building the process is fairly quick to point out simple and straightforward. First, a team of that these costs building professionals examines all major are only one com- building components and systems, and catponent of a build- alogues two basic facts for each: remaining’s true cost, also ing useful life and replacement cost. This known as its life is called a facility condition assessment. cycle cost. Life cy- Historical energy consumption and the cost cle cost means the of maintenance and major repairs can then Duval total cost of own- be added in, and all of this cost data is aning, operating, and nualized. maintaining a building over its “remaining From this assessment, the true cost of useful life.” owning a building (usually over a 20 year Everything – and everyone – has a period) can be determined. This process “remaining useful life.” While we may wish not only works for institutional owners, to avoid thinking in those terms personally, but also for prospective building buyers as it is the key to making wise investments in well: what may at first appear to be a barbuildings. For example, if the choice is be- gain may, after a condition assessment and tween putting up a new building that will cost $10 million It should come as no surprise that enerand last for 20 years, versus renovating an existing build- gy costs alone are taking an increasing slice ing that will cost $6 million of the building cost pie. As a result, energybut only last 10 years, which efficiency improvement s are becoming inchoice actually “costs” less? creasingly attractive In this simple example, you can easily see that building new costs $500,000 per year, while reno- life cycle cost analysis are completed, turn vating costs $600,000 per year. And over out to be quite another story. the entire 20-year period, the renovations The process is not particularly exwill actually cost $12 million, since they pensive, although it obviously depends on have to be done twice. the complexity of the building under conOf course no real project is ever that sideration – simple buildings (e.g., classsimple. One must also factor in mainte- rooms, dormitories, offices, warehouses) nance costs, repair and replacement costs, will often cost only a few cents per square energy costs, as well as the cost of borrow- foot, while complex buildings (e.g., hospiing money. Only when all this is taken into tals, factories, historic buildings) will cost account do the true costs of a building proj- correspondingly more. The value of the ect emerge clearly. information gleaned – if it prevents a bad It should come as no surprise that investment – can be enormous. energy costs alone are taking an increasing With professional facility condition slice of the building cost pie. As a result, and life cycle cost reports in their hands, energy-efficiency improvements are be- facility owners and managers will find coming increasingly attractive. As an ex- clear and compelling answers to the quesample, say a new boiler costs $100,000 and tion “Buy, renovate, or build?” saves $10,000 per year on energy costs. Is Robert Duval, PE LEED AP is a printhe payback period 10 years then? Not if cipal and chief engineer of TFMoran Inc. the existing boiler must be replaced in a For more information please contact him at few years anyway due to inadequate size or (603) 472-4488 or email@example.com .
Suffolk Elite in Learning and Development
Boston, MA - Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. announced that, for the second straight year, the company has been recognized by Training magazine as one of the nation’s elite organizations in learning and development. Suffolk was the second highestranked construction company in the country on this year’s “Training Top 125” list
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Designed by ARC, Buil Amherst, MA - ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge announced the dedication of four new residence halls designed by the ﬁrm for the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Dimeo Construction Co. of Providence, R.I. was the construction manager for the $93 million project. UMass ofﬁcials held a dedication ceremony in August for the opening of the 864-bed project known as the North Residential Area. ARC completed the design of the four new apartment-style residence halls in September of 2005 and construction started in June 2005. Totaling 325,000 sf, the ﬁve-story buildings were designed to relate to the earlier residence halls that incorporate brick exteriors, pitched roofs and dormers. A brick banding pattern
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Tighe & Bond Project Wins Award
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Westfield, MA - The American Council of Engineering Companies of Connecticut presented Tighe & Bond and the Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut with an Engineering Excellence Grand Award for the Palmer Dam Rehabilitation / Dean’s Mill Water Treatment Plant Improvements project. The award was presented at an association dinner at the Inn at Middletown recently. Tighe & Bond, based in Westfield, Mass., The Music Hall has garnered numerous awards. provided engineering and conCrest Gates struction phase services for the esting challenges, including the need to $18.5 million project, which was constructed by Daniel O’Connell’s Sons of maintain undiminished operation of the active public water supply reservoir and Holyoke, Mass. Portsmouth, NH - Since The with an award for the 2006 and 2007 Design and construction of the im- the treatment system at all times. Tighe & Music Hall in Portsmouth emerged restorations of its 900-seat audito- provements presented a number of inter- Bond was able to adapt and design “on the as a nonprofit arts center in 1988, it rium, including the proscenium arch fly” during the construchas garnered numerous awards and and dome ceiling. tion phase of the project recognition for its remarkable historic Now, with the renovation and and keep pace with the structure and the site’s many ties to expansion of its Beaux Arts lower expedited schedule. history. lobby completed last fall, the Music The new chemical Most notably, in 2003, the 1878 Hall, its architects and designers have building cast integrally theater, the oldest in New Hampshire, been awarded an “Excellence in Arinto the southern face of earned national recognition when it chitecture” award by the New Hampthe dam added a level of was designated by the U.S. Senate as shire Chapter of the American Insticomplexity to the project an “American Treasure” in the federal tute of Architects. but provided a space conThe Merit Award was accepted “Save America’s Treasures Program” scious and sustainable desponsored by the National Parks Ser- by Music Hall Executive Director Pasign. Great measures were vice and the National Trust for His- tricia Lynch, TMS Architects’ John taken during construction Merkle and Nicole Martineau, and toric Preservation. to protect water qualIn 2008, the theater was hon- construction manager John DeStefano ity without interruption of ored by NH Preservation Alliance of DeStefano & Associates. service, Palmer Dam under construction
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Artemis Wins Two Design Awards
Brookfield, CT - Artemis Landscape Architects, Inc. has received two Connecticut Design Awards from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The first award, a merit award in the Built Works category, is for Litchfield Hills, a residential property in Washington, Conn. Although the home is situated at the top of a hill with beautiful views, A horticultural therapy area provides gardening activities that Artemis founder and lead landscape architect foster communication, social interaction, sensory integration and development of both fine and gross motor skills. Tara M. Vincenta was faced with several chalLandscape Architectural Communications lenges when designing the landscape imcategory, recognized SOL Environment provements. (Sequential Outdoor Learning EnvironBecause the 12-acre site is comment), a unique outdoor play and learning prised of steep slopes, there was very little environment for children and families livlevel land directly adjacent to the home’s ing with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) interior living spaces. In addition, wetand related challenges. lands and an extensive conservation zone Vincenta was inspired to develop limited potential areas for development. the SOL Environment concept after she The design approach was to create a level participated in a professional development platform upon which to organize the outclass on healing and therapeutic garden dedoor living spaces directly surrounding the sign. Artemis has been evolving the SOL home, with a swimming pool as a central Environment concept for three years, and organizing element. The new grading and is now marketing the design to communidriveway courtyard also created a better ties, institutions and individuals interested sense of arrival to the residence. in new alternatives to playgrounds. The second merit award, in the
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Pandya Gets Young Architects Award
Boston, MA – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the eight recipients of the 2009 AIA Young Architects Award; among those honored was Haril A. Pandya, AIA, a senior associate and senior project manager/designer at CBT Architects. This national award honors individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers. Young Architects are defined as professionals who have been licensed 10 years or fewer regardless of their age. While at CBT, Pandya has managed several significant projects and project types – including several office repositioning projects totaling more than $100 mil-
lion for The Blackstone Group in Boston, New York, Boca Raton, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Washington, DC. Pandya is very active in the AIA and a driving force Pandya behind the creation of Boston Society of Architects’ first Young Professionals Advisory Council. He is currently working with South Shore Habitat for Humanity in designing an affordable, sustainable housing prototype and is managing the construction of a house in Stoughton.
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Pro Con Managing Design-Build for Brightview Sr Living Community
Billerica, MA – Construction is underway for Brightview at Billerica, a new senior living community located at 199 Concord Road. Brightview at Billerica will offer personalized residential care services for seniors and a selection of lifestyles including assisted living and dementia care. The $11.5 million design-build project is being developed by Shelter Development of Baltimore, Md. and will be operated by Brightview Senior Living. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and construction manager for the Billerica property, which will be the second Brightviewconstructed community in Massachusetts. Brightview at Billerica will have 58 apartments for assisted living and 26 apart-
ments for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The apartments, which are all under one roof, will range in size from 300 to 950sf and offer the residents a variety of floor plans and service options. The two-and-a-half-story, 67,400sf apartment community will offer a vibrant social environment where housekeeping, dining, transportation, and maintenance are provided by a caring staff. Plans call for the community to have two elegant dining rooms, two living rooms, a large multipurpose/activity room, a café/bar, a beauty/ barber salon, and several other amenity spaces that will provide for a vibrant lifestyle.
Cambridge, MA - Jones Lang LaSalle, a leading financial and professional services firm, completed construction on two residential condominium buildings totaling 447,000sf for Pan Am Systems in NorthPoint, Cambridge. 1 Earhart Way consists of 132,000sf of space on eight floors with 99 onebedroom loft style units and one level of underground parking. 2 Earhart Way is 315,000sf on 12 floors with 230 one-to three-bedroom flats and duplex units and a two-level underground garage. Design features of the project include: an interior courtyard with bamboo
garden, Italian Arclinea kitchens, solid surface counters, bamboo floors, glass stairways, and glass and metal finishes. Jones Lang LaSalle’s construction team was led by Sr. VP and Project Executive Peter Stankiewicz. 1 Earhart Way was designed by CBT Architects. Architects Alliance served as the design firm for 2 Earhart Way. Other participating firms on the project were: Cosentini Associates, McNamara/ Salvia, Inc., and Haley & Aldrich. The condominium sales agent is The Collaborative Companies.
Landmark Completes Addition to Christopher Heights Smook Architects
Worcester, MA - Landmark Structures Corporation, a full service General Contractor/Construction Management Company since 1993, has completed construction of a new media room and adjoining deck at Christopher Heights Assisted Living in Worcester. The 700sf addition houses the media room at the assisted living center. Also built was an adjoining deck with steps leading to the facility’s outdoor garden.
Serving as architect for the project was Adrianne Hoffman of Smook Architecture & Urban Design in Boston. “The addition of a media room adds a wonderful amenity for the community at Christopher Heights,” said William J. Glasser, president/CEO of Landmark Structures. “We’re proud to have had the opportunity to work on a project that will provide pleasure for so many people.”
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Artist rendering of North Main Street Elementary School - front view
Svigals & Partners Architects Designs Elementary School
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Waterbury, CT - A unique design featuring a graphic time line has been created by Svigals & Partners for the new $24 million North Main Street Elementary School in Waterbury. Construction of the 76,000sf K-8 school is scheduled to begin in 2010. Firm founder, architect cum sculptor Barry Svigalis provided this description of the artwork approved to decorate the building’s façade: “Waterbury’s North Main Elementary School will use the idea of a graphic time line to organize the exterior of the building. Bands of differently colored and textured bricks will stretch over the façade, weaving in and out of windows, and punctuated peri-
odically with small sculptures. These bands, and the sculptures lodged within them, will tell some of the stories that knit Waterbury into a ‘place’ - the time lines of the people, objects, natural forces and histories that are pivotal to the neighborhood and city.” Svigalis & Partners is noted for the integration of hand-made sculpture and ornamental art into the interiors and façades of every project it undertakes sets it apart from the mainstream of today’s educational design. Other key design elements include a circular entry plaza, and a low, gently curving glass entry that joins the two main building blocks. The school
is slated for completion in 2012 and will serve 550 K-8 students. In addition to the classrooms (two per grade), administration offices and service spaces, the facility will contain a gymnasium, cafetorium/kitchen and media center. The construction team includes Dimeo Construction, New Haven, construction manager; Michael Horton Associates, Inc., Bramford, structural consultants; MEP Engineer, Bloomfield, BVH integrated services; Stantec, Inc., Hamden, landscape architects; and Clarence Welti Associates, Glastonbury, geotechnical.
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Wrenn to Perform School Projects
Marlboro, MA - Wrenn Construction Services Inc. was hired by the Hillside School in Marlboro to perform numerous small projects to their existing aged facilities. Hillside School is a private boarding middle school for boys, grades 5-9. It is unique in that it has the only working farm for any middle school in Massachusetts. Although small, these projects all had their challenges, as in most cases the buildings were more than 100 years old and in dire need of both structural and architectural upgrades. During the demolition of the plastered walls it was discovered that 100% of the existing wall framing had considerable rot and the structure was being held in place by the wall plaster system. Demolition of plaster was stopped, the entire roof system was shored and wall framing reinforced to properly support the roof loads. The exterior walls were insulated, new exterior windows and vinyl siding was installed. This project, along with the others completed by Wrenn Construction Services for the Hillside School, brought the existing buildings up to current codes and architectural standards for the continued use of the school’s students and staff.
Cutler Completes Residence Halls at Mount Holyoke and UNH
By Rod Shaffert, P.E., LEED AP Cutler Associates recently completed the renovations of two historic residence halls in New England. Both Mount Holyoke College and the University of New Hampshire elected to use the designbuild delivery system to insure that the project was well designed, well built, met budget constraints, and strict time constraints. Safford Hall at Mt. Mt. Holyoke College’s Safford Hall was completely updated Holyoke College, constructed building systems and amenities, while ed in 1897, occupies a prominent spot on maintaining the facility’s historical characSkinner Green. Utilizing the design-build ter and maximizing the total bed count. The delivery system, Cutler Design successnewly renovated hall has air conditioning fully developed a plan for upgrading the and is fully accessible with the addition of building systems within Safford Hall. This an elevator and a modified central entry. integrated project delivery approach alThe project also included replacement of lowed Cutler Design to work with Mount the slate roof, exterior masonry repairs, and Holyoke Facilities Staff, Residential Life, drainage improvements. Engineers, and subcontractors to develop A porch was added to the quad-side solutions that will provide the best value to terrace in order to make the recreation Mt. Holyoke. room more usable and comfortable by reCutler Design reprogrammed the locating the entry that previously opened building to transform an underutilized fordirectly into the space. The mission-style mer dining hall space into student lounges woodwork from the recreation room was and a ‘Golden Pear’ kitchen area. In addicarried throughout the interior, maintaining tion, two of the floors were redesigned to the relevancy and consistency of the archiaccommodate the relocation of offices and tectural details. dorm rooms. At the same time, the team Both residential halls were successaddressed accessibility issues, completely fully renovated to meet the requirements updated the mechanical, electrical and and standards of the students today while plumbing systems, and updated the finishes preserving the historical appearance. Deto restore the grandeur of this magnificent sign-build is an ideal delivery method for structure. historic residence hall projects, where the Fairchild Hall at the University of collaborative effort of all team members is New Hampshire was constructed in 1915. required to provide effective solutions to Cutler Associates teamed with Dimella the challenges of these grand buildings. Shaffer Architects for the largest designRod Shaffert, P.E., LEED AP is Vice build renovation project completed within President of the Scholastic Division at Cutthe University System of New Hampshire. ler Associates, Inc., a design-build firm The design-build approach allowed both with offices in Massachusetts, Pennsylvateams to work seamlessly to design and nia, and Florida. build a high-quality residence hall. This transformation provided updat-
Delta Awarded Montessori Project Seitz Architects
Littleton, MA- Delta Design & Construction has been awarded a $1.7 million new construction and renovation project at Oak Meadow Montessori School in Littleton. Oak Meadow Montessori School, founded in 1977, is a not-for-profit independent school and enrolls 270 students age three through grade eight. The scope of work will involve the addition of a 7,000sf arts center and gymnasium. The combined arts and cultural center will be acoustically isolated from the gym by a sliding partition wall. This project will create a large meeting space where, for the first time, the entire school can gather together. The increased space will allow for a greatly expanded arts, music and physical education program for the children. The renovation of the existing school will create additional library space for each age group of students and new office space for the faculty and admissions staff. “The design idea behind this project was to create multiple uses for each new space, allowing for the most effective use of the budget, while expanding on the school’s desire to offer arts and expressive
Artist rendering of Oak Meadow Montessori School
activities throughout the daily curriculum,” said Patti Seitz, of Seitz Architects. “As per design, we will be including super high insulation throughout the project as well as ultra efficient heating systems. We’re installing energy saving lighting and lighting controls and will achieve maximum use of day lighting,” said Tony Pagano, project manager for Delta. On the exterior of the building there will be a Peace Garden created for the students, faculty and staff. This garden will have seating and will be protected by building on all sides. One of its features will be a rain garden, which will recycle the rain runoff from the roof into native plantings that surround the building. The fast-track project will break ground in early March and will be completed in an aggressive 24-week schedule. This project is largely funded by a fundraiser that was initiated by the parents of Oak Meadow students.
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Lee Kennedy Awarded Riverway House Project at Wheelock College Designed by DiMella Shaffer
Boston, MA - Lee Kennedy Co. has been awarded a $10 million residence hall renovation at Wheelock College. The fast-track project began in February after a short preconstruction period. Working with DiMella Shaffer in a designbuild capacity, Lee Kennedy Co. will complete the project on an aggressive 29-week schedule to accommodate student move-in for the fall 2009 semester. Lee Kennedy Co. will perform a full gut rehab and expansion of the existing four-floor residence hall to increase student capacity to 128 beds over 31,000sf. The
team will complete extensive structural upgrades, infill the rear of the building and install new MEP systems, finishes and an elevator. Exterior work will include selective masonry repairs and the installation of all new windows in addition to utility upgrades and the creation of new walkways. The Riverway House renovation marks Lee Kennedy Co.’s first partnership with Wheelock College and the continuation of a long relationship with DiMella Shaffer. The two firms are currently working together on another full-scale renovation at Boston College.
Delta Design Completes Phillips Academy Renovation
Andover, MA - Delta Design & Construction of Medford recently completed the renovation of the Timken Recital Hall at Phillips Academy. Phillips Academy, founded in 1778, is a co-educational, non-profit, residential secondary school located in Andover. The scope of this project included fast-track renovation and acoustical upgrade to the Timken Recital Hall. The renovation also introduced an expanded stage, new lighting, adjustable acoustical panels and window treatments, to transform the hall into an excellent
acoustical and visual setting for musical performance. This project was completed in five weeks in order to be open for the new academic year.
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Acella Renovates Univ Tech Ctr
Boston, MA - Acella Construction Corporation recently completed a 4,500sf renovation of the Education Technology Center at the Snell Library at Northeastern University in Boston. The renovated space includes a new wall configuration that created individual offices for the staff. The new space, which features a dirt wall system throughout, also has a kitchenette, training lab, resource library, digital media suite, and recording studio. The space will be used to train staff on how to utilize technology for teaching. In addition to the renovation of Education Technology Center, Acella Construction recently completed its seventh laboratory renovation at Northeastern University in the last 12 months.
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Shawmut Completes Renovation at Brown University
rovidence, RI - Shawmut Design and Construction has completed a sophisticated, design-build renovation to create the J. Walter Wilson Student Resource Building at Brown University. In conjunction with architect Lerner/Ladds + Bartels, Inc., the designbuild team transformed an existing 65,000sf life sciences building into a five-floor multipurpose center. The design-build team consisting of Shawmut, Lerner/Ladds + Bartels, Odeh Engineers, Inc., and Wozny/Barbar & Associates delivered this project on an extremely accelerated design and construction schedule of only nine months from award to occupancy. The project consisted of major inte-
Architect Lerner/Ladds + Bartels
rior renovations, new building fenestrations, a five-story entrance addition, and exterior site improvements. The project also included the construction of a new 3,000-ton chiller plant designed by WM Group that serves as a regional plant to feed new and existing buildings along Brownâ€™s campus Walk. The project transformed space previously used as biochemistry laboratories into a multipurpose student services center. The five-floor facility now houses the campus mail center, Brown Card office, University Registrar, international student center, Writing Center, Rose Writing Fellows, College Venture, Academic Resource Center, the Chaplains' office, Psychological Services and Financial Aid.
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NE Conservatory Selects Tishman CM - Wessling Architects Façade Restoration of Four Buildings, and New Roof on Jordan Hall
Boston, MA - The New England Conservatory has selected Tishman Construction Corporation (TCC-MA) as the construction manager for the façade restoration of four campus buildings in Boston, one of them Jordan Hall, a National Historic Landmark, and two of them listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The New England Conservatory is the oldest independent school of music in the United States, founded in 1867. Wessling Architects, Inc. of Quincy, Massachusetts is the architect. The project consists of exterior restorations to four buildings, including: • Jordan Hall (290 Huntington Ave.) – This acoustically superb, 1,013-seat hall has been central to the musical life of New England ever since it opened in 1903. Tishman will manage restoration of the limestone, terra cotta and brick façade; complete roof replacement; restoration of wood windows on the primary façades; and replacement of some wood windows with aluminum on the back alley. • 295 Huntington Ave. – Restoration of slate roofs and brownstone and brick façade, and replacement of existing windows. • 241 St. Botolph Street – Replacement of existing windows with new aluminum ones, and restoration of the brick façade. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places. • 33 Gainsborough Street – Select repairs to the brick façade. Tishman will begin construction in spring 2009. The project is esti mated to cost $15 million and will be The façade protecting historic Jordan Hall will be restored for future generations to enjoy. completed in late fall 2009. photo courtesy Paul Foley and NEC
Landmark and the centerpiece of the New England Conservatory’s campus in Boston. photo courtesy Nick Wheeler and NEC.
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High-Profile Feature: Suffolk Renovates Brown Halls
Suffolk Education to Manage Renos of Brown U Residence Halls
Artist rendering of the new Rashi School
Suffolk Begins Rashi School Designed by HMFH Architects
Dedham, MA - The Rashi School, the Boston area Reform Jewish Day School, currently located in Newton, announced that construction has begun on its new facility on the Hebrew SeniorLife Campus, NewBridge on the Charles, in Dedham. With this project, the Rashi School, home to 300 students in grades K-8, will secure a permanent home after moving numerous times in its 22-year history. The new facility will be specifically designed to accommodate Rashi’s rigorous and unique academic program, which caters to students’ individual learning styles, and will include state-of-the-art academic and athletic facilities. The new Rashi will be built on 17 acres along the banks of the Charles River, adjacent to Hebrew SeniorLife’s NewBridge on the Charles continuing care senior facility currently under construction, completing a multi-generational campus for Greater Boston’s Jewish community. Rashi secured $23 million in tax-ex-
empt bond financing issued by MassDevelopment and purchased from Century Bank and has selected Suffolk Construction to complete the work. The school hired Zions Bank to structure the tax-exempt bond issue on its behalf. Slated to open in fall 2010, the new privately funded 82,000sf building, designed by HMFH Architects Inc., will be LEED certified, meeting the standards of the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and will feature modern classrooms with “smart boards,” wireless Internet throughout the building, a fully-equipped science lab, a 10,000-volume library, a bright art studio and dedicated music room, community spaces for prayer and holiday celebrations, a spacious auditorium for performing arts, a regulation sized gymnasium, sports fields and two playgrounds, a dedicated room for before- and after-school programs, a modern kitchen and cafeteria and outdoor classroom and assembly space.
Boston, MA - Suffolk Education recently announced that it was selected to manage interior renovations at two Brown University residence halls—Caswell Hall and Slater Hall. Residence hall improvements will include the relocation of kitchens, changing of floor plans and renovations to the kitchen, lounges and restroom facilities. The project scope will also include MEP and utility relocations. The renovation project will be completed on an accelerated schedule. The Caswell Hall and Slater Hall renovations will present logistical challenges to the Suffolk Education project team. The residence halls are located in the bustling center of the Brown University campus and are adjacent to numerous academic and administrative buildings and student/pedestrian passage ways, which will complicate construction material deliveries and storage. Another significant challenge on this project will be the complex MEP and utility relocation work, which will require careful pre-planning before the project team can begin the renovation process. Suffolk Education has recently been expanding its portfolio of successful projects on the Brown University campus—Suffolk project teams have successfully managed renovations to
the Brown Bookstore, Lecture Hall and Barbour and Hegeman Hall, which were similar to the size and scope of the renovations planned for Caswell Hall and Slater Hall. Suffolk Education has recently managed successful renovation projects for additional prestigious colleges and universities, including Harvard University and MIT, among others.
Suffolk University 10 West Street Student Residences achieved LEED Gold certification. Photo by CBT Architects
Building the Future Suffolk Education shares our clients’ commitment to building a greener future through environmentally sound construction practices and materials. www.suffolkconstruction.com
H.P. Feature: Society for College and University Planning
From the Desk of Jolene Knapp, CAE
he economy is upper most in every- struction firms, have just as much to share as one’s mind. Higher education institu- their institutional colleagues. In fact, many tions and the firms that support them SCUP members move from institutional to are seeking ways to maximize the dollars they corporate jobs and back again several times have left in their budgets. Everyone wants to during their careers. As a result, SCUP does spend budget dollars in the wisest way pos- not differentiate its members by assigning corporate folks to an associate membership sible because every penny counts. The Society for College and Univer- role. Corporate members are full, voting, office-holding members of our sosity Planning (SCUP) provides ciety, and we welcome their experprofessionals in higher education tise. For more on SCUP’s culture, the opportunity to share what is visit www.scup.org/membership/ and is not working when it comes culture.html. to strategic and master planning, SCUP does provide some financial and resource planning, opportunities to increase corporate physical and infrastructural planvisibility among our members, but ning, and more. In particular, our membership is based on profesSCUP focuses its resources on sional development and long-term the integration of planning on Knapp relationship building, rather than campus. business development. The sharing Our members, known affectionately as “SCUPers,” are sometimes of knowledge and experience is the very esnew to planning, but more often they have sence of SCUP. Please take a moment to learn more had long and illustrious careers, both on about SCUP and what we have to offer. In adcampus and at firms. SCUPers seek to avoid “reinventing the wheel” when it comes to dition to our annual, international conference planning—to learn from successful (and not- and idea marketplace in July each year (Portso-successful) campus-based projects—and land, Ore. in 2009), we offer regional conferto find new ways to save money and be more ences and special one-day events. SCUP’s Mid-Atlantic and North Atlantic regions are sustainable. SCUPers are curious, friendly, and both having conferences in March. Please knowledgeable. They are motivated to do the join us! SCUP is located at 339 East Liberty, best job they can in developing integrated plans that will grow and positively shape Suite 300, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104. Visit their institutions. SCUP is unique among www.scup.org and check out our calendar of higher education associations in that we rec- events at www.scup.org/calendar. Jolene L. Knapp is Executive Director, ognize that members who work for firms, such as architectural, engineering, and con- Society for College and University Planning.
March, 2009 Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to SCUP’s North Atlantic regional conference. This year’s conference organizers – Maria Wilpon, Pam Loeffelman and Lenell Kittlitz – have worked for a full year to compose a program worthy of your scarce travel dollars. Our workshop presenters, plenary speakers and those giving Learned concurrent sessions offer an unusual breadth of experience and knowledge; the diverse program gives valuable learning opportunities for all types of planners at any point in your career. The North Atlantic region of the Society for College and University Planning brings both institutional planners and professional designers and consultants together to share experiences and learn new ways to meet the challenges of planning for higher education. And while the region draws from New England, New York State and the eastern provinces of Canada, New York City’s proximity to SCUP’s mid-Atlantic region gives us the chance to welcome many colleagues from the West and South as well. We hope that you spend these conference days talking to and learning from your colleagues. While the program is packed with learning sessions, break times and social events give us a chance to meet new people, find out what they do and how they get it done, and develop a network on which to rely when solving your own planning problems. Enjoy this Big Apple-based professional diversion as you replenish your knowledge, renew friendships and strengthen associations. Thank you for joining us. Have a great conference! With warm regards, Trina Mace Learned NaSCUP Regional Representative
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High-Profile Feature: Society for College and University Planning
Getting Green Together:
An Interview with SMMA’s Bob Hicks and Mark Zarrillo
ould the idea of shared sustainability initiatives help thaw the often chilly relations between universities and their host communities? On Friday March 20, Bob Hicks AIA, LEED AP and Mark Zarrillo FASLA, AICP of Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, along with Wellesley College’s Peter Zuraw, will present a panel program called “Getting Green Together – Town/Gown Sustainability Planning” at the SCUP’s 2009 Northeast Regional Conference in New York City. We asked Hicks, a senior associate and project manager, and Zarrillo, a principal and campus master planner at SMMA, about their presentation and the big idea behind town-gown climate change collaboration. High Profile (HP): How much cooperation are you seeing today between universities and local communities on green programs? Bob Hicks (BH): Some communities are already working closely with university groups on sustainability actions, and some have yet to consider it. Overall, I would say we are beginning to see much more interest. It comes about when both parties realize there is a strong mutual interest in reducing greenhouse gasses. And since they all share the same resources and breathe the same air, it makes perfect sense to find ways to work together and achieve a broader impact. HP: What are some of the ways the
two can work together? Mark Zarrillo (MZ): We believe there are several places where cooperation and a combined front will work. Recycling, energy reduction, transportation and waste management are issues with largescale impact on carbon reduction goals. Whether you represent a college or a municipality, the challenges and opportunities are similar. I know as a member of the Town of Brookline Planning Board, and its representative on the town’s Climate Action Committee, that we are after the same outcome as the colleges – reducing energy costs and saving money. Getting there can be made easier by combining efforts. BH: It’s true. Just take one example reducing the collective carbon footprint, recycling. These days, the market for recycled materials is disappearing. Teaming up to find creative solutions can lead to new ways of addressing these problems. The University of Connecticut, for example, opens up a store once a month to sell
off surplus furniture and equipment. The Storrs residents are their biggest customers, and the program is seen as a win-win. In other communities, the task of collecting appropriate data before any decisions can be made is a huge burden. Colleges can supply help in the form of student labor through internships or graduate research projects. HP: What gets in the way of these shared initiatives? BH: There is no established mechanism in most communities for working together beyond the usual boundries. You have well-intentioned people on both sides, but too often there is no visible link or place to go to review the opportunities and goals together. That’s why we suggest as a first step that a climate action or sustainable action summit be arranged. At the outset, this can simply be a forum for each to learn about what the other is doing or attempting to do. The overlapping goals and the tasks to get there will quickly become clear, and the process of teamwork can start right away. We recommend that these meetings have a facilitator to help keep the discussion on track and to use an advance agenda to get the full benefit of a discussion. HP: Is there a framework or a process already in existence that can help make teaming more successful? MZ: There is an organization called ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, which is a global association of lo-
cal governments committed to advancing climate protection and sustainable development. Currently, there are more than 500 US cities and towns taking part, and 1,000 around the world. Among other things, this association provides technology tools and a practical protocol for local governments to follow as a benchmark. Many of the ICLEI tools can be applied in partnership with universities. HP: How optimistic should we be that a shared approach will catch on anytime soon? MZ: As universities implement green campus programs or conform to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, they are seeing that they can only go just so far on their own. They are part of a larger community with overlapping issues and sustainable ideals. Some of the issues that Pete Zuraw has discussed with us are how Wellesley College, which has been operating a Co-generation facility for 10 or so years, interfaces with the town of Wellesley and NSTAR. BH: Mark’s right about that. One thing we are all beginning to realize is that the financial resources for implementing any kind of community or campus improvement program are going to be scarce for the foreseeable future. So the rationale for getting together is greater than ever now. Why not broaden the vision and expand beyond your own green island?
Bergmeyer to Design Suffolk University Café
Boston, MA - Bergmeyer Associates, Inc. of Boston was selected to design the renovations to a new “Café on the Common” at 150 Tremont Street, on the first floor of a 450-bed residence hall at Suffolk University. The café is a 130-seat, 5,000sf dining facility with a servery and occupies a prime location across from the Boston Common. Students are attracted to the café by its fresh, contemporary feel and its 10foot tall windows that look out onto the
150 Tremont Café, Principal: Douglas A. Coots, Director of Design, LEED AP, Designer: Maria Panagopoulou, Photographer: Richard Mandelkorn Boston Common. Bergmeyer was brought in to help determine the appropriate scope of renovations to the entire first floor of the Residence Hall. Information was gathered about the needs and concerns of all who occupied the space. Several layout options were
then created for review and approval, with associated pricing estimates provided by Lee Kennedy and Co. By working with the University administrators, it was determined to be in the school’s best interest to focus on the dining hall component of the overall first floor plan. Both the final design and construction were to be completed within an eight-
week period and were successfully coordinated around the school’s winter break. Working closely with the many groups involved, understanding their needs and helping balance those against the overall goals of the University produced a successful project.
High-Profile Feature: Society for College and University Planning
Back to Basics in Residence Halls: Millennials and Green Renovations
By Nancy Goodwin, AIA, LEED AP olleges and universities have been building new facilities at an extraordinary rate. This has been especially striking in residential hall construction that is characterized by ever bigger size and construction costs. We are hard-pressed to imagine this trend continuing given the current state of our economy and the increased understanding of the environmental impact of new construction. Existing buildings contribute greatly to the Goodwin architectural heritage of our campuses, they carry memories and embodied energy. Isnâ€™t it time to focus on green renovations of existing residence halls? In the February issue of College Planning & Management, Paul Abramson addresses the current status of college construction, a major new campus library unable to open for lack of funding for furnishings and staffing. The article also indicates that 2008 college construction in the New England region was 76% new, 14% additions and 10% renovations. We suggest that ratio be reversed. Given projections that in the year 2030, 80 percent of the built environment will be buildings that exist today, focusing attention on improving existing buildings for energy efficiency and greater functionality is what respon-
sible campus managers are doing. A quick scan of residential hall trends is useful. After the end of WWII, spurred by the GI Bill, there was a significant boom in the construction of dormitories on college and university campuses. In the interest of accommodating as many students as economically possible, the majority of these facilities were single or double rooms on central corridors with shared â€œgangâ€? toilets. The term dormitory, from the Latin for sleep, confirms the purpose of the buildings to provide sleeping quarters. Today, the shift in name to residence halls reflects the goal of providing holistic life-enhancing facilities for sleeping, socializing, learning and personal development. Living arrangements vary from individual rooms to full apartments. Buildings typically include areas for group study, lounges, common kitchen facilities, laundries, meeting rooms and classrooms. Many facilities also include apartments for resident faculty to foster learning and collegial interchange outside the classroom. These changes are in place for several reasons: to create a better living/learning environment for the students, to provide opportunities for personal interaction in this â€œMy Spaceâ€? world and to attract students when competing with the amenities of other institutions. Although this trend is being touted as new and many refer to it as an amenities â€œarms race,â€? this type of housing has been available since the 1920s, most notably at Harvard and Yale, whose entry suite systems might be seen as the precursors to todayâ€™s trend.
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