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Award Winners 2009

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Payette Wins Three Awards for Gary C Comer Building

(Above) Margulies Perruzzi Architects' work for Nuvera Fuel Cells receives Interior Design Award (Right) BSA 2009 Sustainable Design Awards Winner New England Biolabs by TRO Jung|Brannen

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CDM receives ACECMA’s Grand Conceptor award for Marina Barrage and Reservoir Singapore

LKCo. Helping to Bring New Life to Boston Conservatory Jewett to Renovate Elementary School - CMK Architects Delta Design & Construction Awarded Aquitaine Wheelock Renovations with LKCo and Architect DiMella Shaffer Suffolk Tops Off Carpenters HQs with ADD Inc New Champions at Marriott Copley, Gensler Architect, Structure Tone GC Kagan Designs Crossroads Salce Construction GC Acella Breaks Ground at Student Ctr. Siemasko + Verbridge Architects Municipalities Explore Wind Energy by Rob Howe Wowing the Awards Jury by Michael Reilly Plus Healthcare and Educational Facilities News, People,www.high-profile.com Calendar and More...

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Bedford, NH – The winner of this year’s Good Scout Award was Tim Long of Meridian Construction, who helped raise money and support for the Boy Scouts of America. Among those who spoke, scouting was described as a great place for kids, and a great way to build character in a child by letting them have fun and be part of a group without the normal classroom. Tim Long addressed the crowd by thanking many of those who came, most especially the contractors who supported the event. “Despite the economy,” Tim said, “I’m just proud of the fact so many of you came through.” Overall, the event raised $19,000 for the Boy Scouts of America, and it gave a few people a nice opportunity to feel good about helping the kids.

John Fish Chairs Centennial Event Boston, MA - John Fish, Suffolk Construction Company’s CEO, served as chairman for the Centennial Celebration of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce recently. More than 1,500 business and civic leaders from virtually every industry in the region turned out for the event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, making it one of the largest business gatherings of the century in Greater Boston. The event marked the 100th Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Greater Boston Chamber.

Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell spoke at the event, and several area business and civic leaders received honors, including Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Fish and philanthropist Jack Connors, both of whom received the Chamber’s prestigious Centennial Award.

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Union And Management Work Together Boston, MA - The United Union Of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local 33, Boston announced a one year extension of their collective bargaining agreement. The contract is with contractor members of the Boston Roofing Contractors Association, an affiliated group of the Building Trades Employers Association. United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers, Local 33 Business Manager, Paul Bickford said, “Our membership recognized the seriousness of these economic times and agreed that a one year wage freeze was the appropriate thing to do. We made the

decision despite the trend of increases to health insurance and pension fund contributions.” The union and management will also absorb increased costs to their training fund to insure apprentices and journeymen are the best trained qualified workers in the industry. Thomas J Gunning, executive director of the Boston Roofing Contractors Association, applauded the actions of the union and agreed that cities, towns, municipalities and the private sector are all struggling with the sluggish economy, so the industry’s consensus to hold the line for a year makes economic sense and will keep our contractors competitive.

The PHCCA Awards Scholarships Boston, MA - The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association (PHCCA) of Greater Boston awarded 32 college students with scholarship awards. These annual awards are presented to children of families who work for union plumbing and heating companies in the Greater Boston area.

“We put a great value on supporting the families who work for our union contractors,” said Hugh Kelleher, the executive director of the contractors’ association. “We are very proud that this year we were able to give over $28,000 to deserving students from our employees’ families.”

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St. Clair and Sawyer ULI Vice Chairs Boston, MA Jones Lang LaSalle Managing Director Daniel St. Clair and Colliers Meredith & Grew Assistant Vice President Jessica Sawyer have been named vice chairs of the UrSt. Clair ban Land Institute (ULI) Boston District Council. ULI Boston, a 1,200 member professional organization, provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities. St. Clair is a managing director in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Investment Development group. With more than 19 years of

development, planning, design and construction project management experience, he has distinguished himself as a key player in reshaping Boston’s built environSawyer ment. Sawyer is an assistant vice president of Development & Advisory Services at Colliers Meredith & Grew. She is responsible for a variety of consulting and advisory assignments for corporations, institutions and non-profits including religious and educational organizations.

JCA Donates 1,000 Items Quincy, MA - J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JCA) recently held a food drive to benefit the South Shore Pantry Shelf with the hope to contribute 250 to 300 items to the cause. As the deadline drew closer, the generous spirit of the JCA employees kicked into high gear, boosting the total to over 1,000 goods, far exceeding everyone’s expectations. “As an organization we are thrilled with overwhelming results of this drive, and proud to have a culture that includes a focus on giving back to the community,” said Jay Calnan, president of JCA. “In these tough economic times especially, local charities such as l-r: Megan Kukal, Tom Ames, Elizabeth Sithivong, Jeff Garrett Zetocha, BorLeft to Right: Megan Kukal, TomCameron, Ames, Elizabeth Sithivong, Jeff Cameron, Garrett Zetocha,Rick Rick Borden, Sharie Beagle, Joe this one need the support of localFrombusiSimon, Denisse Ocasio, Scott Trull, Mike Ausevich, Tony Parillo, Mike Gregaiery den, Sharie Beagle, Joe Simon, Denisse Ocasio, nesses. The success of this past food Trull, About The SouthScott Shore Pantry Shelf Mike Ausevich, Tony Parillo, Mike drive is a true testament to the giving The South Shore Pantry shelf provides food for households that are struggling to during these economic times. Each Gregaiery weekday morning men, women and children stand in line waiting for the Pantry Shelf to open; more than 40 nature of the JCA family.” households are served each day. Clients include South Shore residents who because of financial hardship need assistance with food. Many are on fixed incomes due to age or disability, while others are unemployed or Transitional Assistance recipients. Some come on a one time emergency basis, others on a more regular basis. They reside in one of the ten South Shore communities served by the Pantry Shelf: Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate and Weymouth.

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Boston, MA - In keeping with its goals to protect and conserve natural resources across the Commonwealth, the Patrick Administration announced $581,749 in grants from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) for projects to protect and restore forests, watersheds, and beaches from Wellfleet to Greenfield. The grants are made possible by the purchase of specialty environmental license plates, fees for which fund the MET. “We’re pleased to award these grants in recognition of the work these groups and municipalities do as stewards of the Commonwealth’s environmental resources,” Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles said. Established in 1988 as a state trust

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

New Champions to Debut at Marriott Copley Project Team Colliers Meredith & Grew, Gensler, Structure Tone

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IBEW Members Recognized Boston, Ma - The IBEW Local 103 held its pin night June 2, 2009 to recognize the years of service of its members. John P. Dumas, president of IBEW Local 103; Chuck Monahan, financial secretary, IBEW Local 103; and Michael P. Monahan, business manager of IBEW Local 103, presented 293 members with pins ranging from 20 years of service to 66 years of service to the IBEW. A pin is given starting at 20 years and then every five years up until 50 years of service and then every year after 50 years.

Boston, MA - Marriott International, Inc. is launching the re-invention of its popular Champions restaurant brand at the Boston Marriott Copley Place this summer. The sleek, modern restaurant features the largest HD projection screen in Boston (at 12 x 24 feet), over 40 flat panel televisions and a technologically advanced sound system for a superior viewing experience. Together with an all-American grill menu, 36 beers on tap, and numerous cocktail offerings, Champions promises to become one of Boston’s newest entertainment and din-

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Red Sox Hall of Famer Fred Lynn joins Marriott Boston Copley Place General Manager Dave Giblin to sign an original poster featuring the 1978 Red Sox All Star Game nominees. Lynn was part of the ’78 All Star team, and his signed poster will be auctioned off at the grand opening of the new Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant when it opens this summer at the Marriott.

ing destination. Designed by the global architectural firm, Gensler, Champions takes advantage of a new location on the hotel’s second floor, at the crossroads of Copley Place and the Shops at the Prudential Center. The restaurant’s open, circular design is reminiscent of the European piazza – the outdoor gathering place where people eat, drink, play games, read the paper and watch sporting events. Project manager was Colliers Meredith & Grew and Structure Tone acted as construction company. Champions has 95 seats in the bar area and 160 seats in the restaurant, with a variety of options for guests gathering in

smaller or larger groups. In addition, two versatile private dining rooms seat 60 each, and feature fully customizable audio/visual options. In addition, there is one semi-private room for up to 20 guests. “Champions is going to be a great addition to the neighborhood and the city,” said Boston Marriott Copley Place General Manager David Giblin. “It’s got so much to offer, and we expect it will attract a diverse group – from sports fans, to the after work cocktail crowd, to foodies looking for a great, casual meal. We aim to make Champions a real gathering place, and we look forward to introducing it to our guests, neighbors and friends this summer.”

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Delta Awarded Aquitaine Restaurant Niemitz Design Group Architect Dedham, MA - Delta Design & Construction has been awarded a new restaurant project by The Aquitaine Group, a Boston-based restaurant group. This project is located at Legacy Place, a 675,000sf, open air retail environment at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 128/I95 in Dedham. Legacy Place will be open to the public in August. Exterior rendering for Aquitaine’s Legacy Place The project team for this ing, LLC as the mechanical engineer. 4,300sf restaurant build-out Delta will complete this project in an will be Niemitz Design Group, Inc. as the architect; Souza, True & Partners, Inc. as 11-week schedule, with a start date of June the structural engineer; and CSI Engineer- 8.

CLD Acquires True Engineering Manchester, NHwith Tom to establish a CLD Consulting Engineers, new home for his compaInc. announced the acquisiny’s history and product,” tion of the intellectual propsaid Ken Rhodes, P.E., Sr. erty and information assets vice-president of CLD. of True Engineering, Inc. of CLD will welcome Bedford. two of True’s staff, Brian In over a decade of Pratt, P.E., LSIT, and Dan existence, Tom True, P.E., CLD Consulting Engineers, Linzell, LSIT, to CLD’s founder, and the True En- Inc. principals Chris Bean, Manchester office. They gineering, Inc. staff have will continue to work on Paul Konieczka and Ken served numerous clients and their current assignments, Rhodes projects with survey, design consistent with the goal of and permitting in Northern New England. seamless client service. “We are very excited to have worked


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Manchester, NH - Exterior Designs, Inc. was selected to renovate the exterior of the Granite State Credit Union located at 1415 Elm Street, Manchester. JBR Construction of Amherst and individuals at Granite State Credit Union made the decision to use Exterior Designs, Inc. for this elaborate renovation. Rendering of the front exterior renovations of the Granite The project entails State Credit Union demolition of the existing cladding (by others), furThe new facelift has a smooth flow. ring/sheathing of existing walls, framing/ The two new cladding materials are very sheathing new parapets and pilasters, and complementary to each other. This blend of the installation of new Stucco (STO/EIFS) materials and design fit well with the North and Thin Brick. end of Manchester.

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Brookstone Completes Air Nat’l Guard Reno Manchester, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc., construction managers and general contractors headquartered in Manchesterrecently announced that they have completed a maintenance and renovation project for the NH Air National Guard in Newington. The scope-of-work involved the restoration of a hangar at the Pease Air National Guard Base. Portions of the structure’s roof were updated, and an-

other section completely removed and replaced with a blended rubber-sheet, Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (E.P.D.M.) roof, which provides strong resistance to weathering, ozone and UV exposure. It is highly recommended for applications where the elastomer will have excessive exposure to the environment. New insulated doors were also installed throughout the hangar

Boston, MA - Engineering firm Stantec has been chosen to design the rehabilitation of a major sewer tunnel running beneath a densely populated section of Boston. The firm will be redesigning the West Roxbury Tunnel, a 12,500-foot-long, 84-inch-diameter rock tunnel that has become severely corroded over time. With depths of up to 220 feet and limited points of access, the project requires carefully planned logistics and marks the largest and most complex linear infrastructure rehabilitation project ever awarded to the firm. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) has given

the tunnel project a high priority based on its critical service to as many as 125,000 homes and businesses. Stantec will be examining the conditions of the tunnel and exploring the viability of several rehabilitation or realignment options. Stantec will also manage the traffic control, permitting, surveying, hazardous materials handling, and other services related to the design and construction of the new or rehabilitated tunnel. The Massachusetts offices of Hatch Mott MacDonald and Brown and Caldwell are also key subconsultants on the engineering team.

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Claremont, NH - TFMoran Inc. celebrated the opening of its new Upper Valley office recently with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Executive Councilor Raymond Burton and TFM principals Robert and Anne Cruess looked on as the ribbon was cut by City Manager Guy Santagate and Michael Satzow, vice chairman, Claremont Development Authority. Ribbon cutting ceremony (l-r): Executive CounThe office is in the heart of the cilor Raymond Burton, Anne and Robert Cruess city’s historic district at 46 Opera (TFMoran), Michael Satzow (CDA vice chairHouse Square in the Farwell Block. man) and City Manager Guy Santagate TFM’s engineering firm is headquartered in Bedford and has been actively initiatives throughout New Hampshire for involved in land planning and development over 40 years.

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Climate Design Returns to Local Ownership

Mathew Chetnick, Associate Director of Residence Life, Salem State; Janet Crisos, Mass. State College Building Authority; Kathy Neville, Director of Residence Life, Salem State; Tony DiNuzzo, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Salem State; Ed Hodges, DiMella Shaffer; Richard Walsh, President and CEO Walsh Brothers; Patricia Maguire Meservey, President, Salem State; Jim Stoll, Associate VP and Dean of Students, Salem State; Scott Plante, DiMella Shaffer; and Ed Adelman, MSCBA

Ground Broken on Hall at SSC Walsh Brothers CM/Designed by DiMella Schaeffer Salem, MA - A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently marking the beginning of construction of a state-of-the-art New Residence Hall and Dining Facility located on Salem State’s central campus. Patricia Meservey, Ph.D., president of Salem State College (SSC), alongside state legislators, collegiate partners, supporters, community members, the Mass. State College Building Authority (MSCBA) and Construction Manager Walsh Brothers, hosted the event. The new residence hall project will be designed by DiMella Schaeffer and will be comprised of a 523-bed new residence hall that includes a new 384-seat dining facility complete with all necessary support functions. The five-story steel and masonry

structure is approximately 162,637sf. The building will include common lounge spaces, a fitness room, a laundry room, a game room, a kitchen servery area, conference rooms, and faculty apartments. The residence hall will be constructed to specifically house sophomore students using a collaborative pod design. The design will afford sophomores a more independent living situation while simultaneously being part of a small neighborhood of other students. The project requires working within the confines of the adjacent occupied campus buildings, dorms and businesses. The schedule will be fast track as the additional beds are required in time for academic year 2010.

Methuen, MA - Merrimack Valley Corp., a 22-year-old heating and cooling company based in Methuen, recently purchased Climate Design Systems and is returning the company to its original community roots. To accommodate new customers, John P. Dresser of West Newbury was named chief financial officer. For more than 50 years Climate Design Systems was a Haverhill-based, family-owned company. In 1996 Service Experts Inc. of Richardson, Texas purchased the company. Merrimack Valley Corp’s founder Leonard J. “Buddy” Thomas, Jr. says, “I

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Hartford, CT. - J. Calnan & Associates a New England construction management firm of Quincy, Mass., was recently awarded the construction contract for Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLC located in downtown Hartford. The project team consisting of JC&A, Symmes Maini & McKee and Cresa Partners will completely renovate the 18th floor of a 23-story high-rise building. The 23,100sf project includes the renovation of 41 offices with high-end finishes including stone tops and walnut wood; five conference rooms with state-ofthe-art equipment including cutting-edge audio/visual Systems with motorized overhead projection screens as well as a new

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is scheduled to begin by the end of June, and the site work and utilities are nearing completion. The project is on target for the mid-November 2009 completion. Brightview Concord River will have 61 apartments for assisted living and 23 apartments in a secure neighborhood 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. Design plans call for the community to have two dining rooms, two living rooms, a large multi-purpose/activity room, a café/bar, a beauty/barber salon, and several other amenity spaces. Once open the community will offer more than 100 full- and part-time employment opportunities.

New Haven, CT - Kagan Architecture announced funding has been granted by the State of Connecticut for the “Crossroads” project located in New Haven, Conn. Crossroads Inc. is a non-profit Residential substance abuse program for men and women. The Kagan team, which is headed by Rosemary Benivegna, AIA, designed this 26,000sf facility. This program will accommodate both single women and women with children. It is unique in that it is one of the only facilities in the country where women can come with up to three children. Most programs only allow one child. The confined site area helped establish that the best design solution was a twostory facility, with a central common support facility for both the men and women

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NAIOP Donates $99K Stow, MA - Members and guests of NAIOP Massachusetts, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, came together to raise more than $99,000 at the 21st Annual NAIOP Charitable Golf Tournament, to prevent homelessness benefiting Heading Home, Inc. The tournament brought more than 350 commercial real estate professionals out for a day of golf, networking, and fundraising. Heading Home staff members Tom Lorello (back The money raised this year brings the row, left) and Terri Hootstein (far right) joined chapter’s total donations over the past members of their staff and other volunteers to two decades to more than $1.3 million, raise $99,000 at the 21st Annual NAIOP Golf New England Regional Council of Carpenters new headquarters. making NAIOP the largest single conTournament. Rendering courtesy of ADD Inc. tributor to Heading Home. “We recognize these are chaltion Award in 2007 for his dedication. “The lenging times for everyone, but none more need is greater than ever before, and we so than for the many families and individu- are honored to support their innovative and als served by Heading Home,” said NAIOP successful Housing First approach to endBoston, MA - Suffolk Construction an apprentice training/trade school that will CEO David Begelfer, who has led the chap- ing homelessness among area families and Company, Inc. held an informal topping off train 2,000 students per year. ter’s long-standing commitment to Head- individuals.” ceremony for the New England Regional “Today’s topping off of steel erection ing Home, receiving its Special AppreciaCouncil of Carpenters new headquarters by Capco Steel marks a significant milein Dorchester, Mass. Joining Suffolk were stone in the successful completion of this representatives from the New England Re- project,” stated Chris Kaufmann, Suffolk’s Wilmington, MA - Channel Building Company, a gional Council of Carpenters, ADD Inc., project executive. “Our entire project team design-build private sector commercial construction comRDK Engineers, Goldstein-Milano Struc- has been working diligently keeping this pany, announced that Jerry Diorio, Director of Operations tural Engineering, the Carpenters Joint Ap- project on schedule, and we look forward was recently certified by the U.S. Green Building Council prenticeship Training Committee and trade to our next critical milestone—exterior faas a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Acworkers. çade closure and dry-in of the building.” credited Professional. Suffolk has partnered with ADD Inc. The New England Regional Council Diorio has been a professional in the construction to convert a highly visible, abandoned twoof Carpenters has been looking for a site to industry for over 25 years and has consistently supported story industrial building adjacent to Interaccommodate a new headquarters facility the mission of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) state 93 to a three-story office building and for the past decade. Suffolk and its project to promote buildings that are environmentally responsiDiorio training facility. The completed 75,000sf team are on schedule to deliver the new fable, efficient and healthy places to live and work. building will include union offices, a bank, cility in January 2010. an eye care center for union members, and

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Concentrated Solar Energy for Building HVAC somewhat better paybacks but rarely provide more than 10% of total building energy needs. Average efficiency is in the range of 40%. Losses are directly proportionate to the size of the collector area. So increasing output means the collection area must increase, and losses increase proportionately. Efficiency drops off radically in cold weather. No wonder solar products are almost never used for building heating. Concentrating solar technology offers exciting new possibilities for HVAC systems in buildings. An array of small-scale heliostats (suntracking mirrors) can reflect sunlight to a single receiver (or “collector”) to achieve concentrations of greater than 100 suns. Such a collector may be as small as 3’ x 3’ square. To add more energy, one just adds more heliostats. The collector does not need to increase in size as more heliostats are added. Concentrating solar collectors can achieve efficiencies greater than 90%. The efficiency is virtually unaffected by cold weather, thus the collector functions well on any sunny day, even in subzero temperatures. Large-scale heliostats used in utility-scale electrical power generation (“Power Tower Systems”) are unsuitable for HVAC due to their massive size (individual heliostats may be 35’ x 35’ or larger). The cost per square foot of reflector is very high unless large numbers of these giants (e.g. hundreds)

Heliostats with CSP receiver are installed at the same location. Small heliostats with reflectors from 8 ft2 – 50 ft2 have been used for high-end natural lighting applications (e.g. the Genzyme building in Boston; Battery Park in New York City). Such systems are generally priced over $1000 / ft2 of mirror and require factory personnel for installation and maintenance, rendering them too expensive for HVAC applications. However, in February of 2009 a small heliostat was introduced by Practical Solar, Inc. of Boston, Mas-

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Higgins Expands in Green Development Stoughton, MA - Garrett Vandette, an Assistant Project Manager with J.C. Higgins Corp., has received accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a LEED professional. Vandette’s accreditation is part of a Company-wide EMCOR program whereby all key personnel, coast-to-coast are becoming accredited under the guidelines of USGBC’s LEED program. With 75% of the LEED certification points related to the

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a closed loop to a well-insulated thermal reservoir, either underground or in the basement of the building, then back to the collector. The hydronic (or baseboard) hot water heating system calls hot water from the reservoir on demand, just as it would from a boiler. The reservoir stores heat so that it may be used at night and during periods of limited sunlight. A small boiler may used as a back-up energy source for the reservoir, operating mostly during extended periods of cloudy weather. The thermal reservoir also provides energy for potable hot water and for absorption chillers used to cool the building in warm weather. Absorption chillers paradoxically use heat input to produce chilled water for space cooling. An example is the Yazaki single-effect

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19 CBT Employees LEED Certified

Boston, MA - CBT recently anParticipating firms commit to the nounced the Leadership in Energy and En- following steps in recognition of the AIA vironmental Design (LEED) accreditation 2030 Commitment: of 19 staff members and a pledge to particiWithin two months of the commitpate in the AIA 2030 Commitment. ment date, establish a team or leader to In the last three months, 19 CBT guide the development and implementation employees have become LEED Accred- of the firm’s plan. ited Professionals, including: Within six months of Aristotle Bakalos, John Bedell, signing the commitment, the Andres Bernal, Robert Brown, firm will implement a minimum Henry Celli, Stephanie Goldof four operational action items berg, Emil Gosselin, Karen from the list provided. These acGreene, Irene Huang, Angela tions will be undertaken while Johnson, Weiyu Lai, Jennifer the long-term sustainability plan Miller, Chad Morig, Kate Neais in development. ton, Kim Ressler, Ellen Perko, Within one year of signShana Shevitz, Guy Sturgis, ing the commitment, the firm Brown and Matthew Stymiest. will develop a sustainability acRobert A. Brown, AIA, tion plan that will demonstrate IIDA, LEED AP, principal of CBT and re- success toward the AIA’s 2030 goals. cently LEED accredited said, “With over Make the sustainability action plan 40 LEED AP’s on staff, CBT is deeply and annual progress reports available pubcommitted to sustainable design, and we licly by providing them to the AIA for postwill continue to encourage and support our ing on the website and subsequent dissemistaff in enhancing the green building prac- nation. tices of the firm.” David Hancock, AIA, LEED AP, In addition, CBT has pledged par- principal of CBT said, “The challenge to ticipation in the AIA 2030 Commitment create carbon-neutral buildings is a sub– a voluntary program through which AIA stantial one, but it’s a challenge that is very member firms and other entities in the built much in line with CBT’s commitment to environment make a pledge to develop creating sustainable environments. We apmulti-year action plans and implement preciate the AIA’s leadership on this issue steps to advance AIA’s goal of creating car- and are pleased to be in the vanguard with bon neutral buildings by the year 2030. them.”

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News Below are excerpts from an article by Rob Howe, President, Sustainnovation Consulting, Inc. a division of Meridian Associates oston, MA - Many municipalities are now actively exploring wind energy systems to hedge against escalating utility costs and fluctuating fossil fuel prices while at the same time reducing their carbon emissions and positioning themselves as environmental stewards. Wind power provides a clean source of energy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions generated by traditional energy power plants, protects natural areas from mining and oil drilling, reduces water pollution and does not disturb farming or forestry operations. The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) Renewable Energy Trust offers an array of programs that address energy use at public facilities, as well as a program that helps communities explore the possibility of installing wind turbines on public land. The Commonwealth Wind Incentive Program (CommWind) provides rebate, grant, and loan funding for the installation of wind projects in Massachusetts. Funding is available for public facilities that are customers of investor-owned electric distribution utilities or Municipal Light Plant Departments that pay into the Renewable Energy Trust. CommWind provides financial and technical support to wind projects through the different development stages. The three stages of support include: 1) services for high level site


Municipalities Explore Wind Energy screening (public projects only); 2) grant support for in-depth technical and economic feasibility analysis; and 3) grants for design and construction support. Under these programs, wind projects with a faceplate value of 100KW to 599 KW are eligible to receive $30,000 for a basic feasibility study and up to $50,000 for a study that includes a meteorological (Met) tower. For those projects in excess of 600KW, $65,000 in eligible funding is available for a basic feasibility study and up to $85,000 for a study that includes a Met tower. For design and construction, public entities are eligible for a zero cost share incurred below the maximum funding level. Funds for systems starting at 100KW, up to and beyond 600KW, range from $225,000 to $600,000. At the federal level, the Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) program creates attractive financing options for wind projects for both borrowers and lenders. A qualified buyer is given access to 0% interest bonds (a formal contract to repay borrowed money at 0% interest for a fixed period) for projects that both generate electricity and are created from clean or renewable sources. The lender will receive a tax credit from the Federal Government instead of an interest check from the borrower. The maximum matu-

rity for the CREB is set by the US Treasury on a monthly basis. The wind project also creates Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) which can be sold on the open market becoming a new source of revenue. A wind project can be a complex effort. As a first step to assessing the feasibility of a wind turbine generator (WTG), a municipality may consider a preliminary appraisal to determine whether the project has potential merit. Topographical and wind resource data combined with a financial analysis of existing and future energy costs can be used to generate a preliminary “desktop” evaluation to reveal if potential sites are viable candidates for a WTG and deserving of an in-depth study to more conclusively assess technical and economic feasibility. WTG feasibility can only be determined after site-specific data collection and analysis, studies of past electric consumption, energy and construction costs, and financial incentives. Variables include: measured wind resource quality and regularity, land topography and surrounding land use, site-access issues, capital cost for construction, electric consumption and savings from on-site electrical generation, state and federal grant funding incentives, the local, state and federal regulatory framework, and local disposition towards WTGs.

Several municipalities in Massachusetts are taking advantage of the benefits of state and federal programs and have turned to Meridian Associates for assistance with their wind projects. Meridian is a Beverly based multidisciplinary consulting firm offering services in renewable energy, sustainability and public infrastructure. Meridian is experienced in managing wind projects from the initial planning stages including the preparation of grant applications through study, design and construction. The town of Hamilton has joined forces with the US Air Force to share the output produced through a wind turbine to be located on USAF land on Sagamore Hill. The city of Beverly, in an effort to power its “green” high school, has concluded nine months of wind data collection after having secured $40,000 in MTC grant funding for a feasibility study. The town of Ipswich Utilities Department is driving development of a wind project in collaboration with Ipswich School Department which secured and contributed $1.6M in 0% interest Clean Renewable Energy Bonds. Wind data collection was conducted by UMass. Meridian Associates has conducted a fatal flaws analysis, feasibility study, bat and avian study, and secured permitting through the zoning board, Conservation Commission and FAA. The project is in its final design phase and construction will start in the fall.

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NESEA’s Zero Net Energy Building Winner Charlotte, VT - The $10,000 Zero Net Energy Building Award was presented to David Pill and Hillary Maharam of Charlotte, VT, during the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s (NESEA) Building Energy Conference and Trade Show in March at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center. The winning building is the home of Pill and Maharam; which they designed. It was built from September 2006 to August 2007. Their 2,800sf, single family residence, that houses a family of four, actually exported 16kWh of electricity into the grid from January

Medford, MA - Delta Design & Construction announced that Brenda Hart-Flynn, Estimator, has recently become LEED Accredited. She has been with Delta since 2006 and is Hart-Flynn the second person in the company to become accredited.

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Stoughton, MA - Jonathan Martin, an Assistant Project Manager with J.C. Higgins Corp.; a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc; has received accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) professional. Martin’s accreditation is part of a Company-wide EMCOR program whereby all key personnel, coast-to-coast are becoming accredited under the guidelines of USGBC’s LEED program. With 75% of the LEED certification points related to the type of work that EMCOR does everyday, the Company is working to further expand its role and expertise in the area of environmental stewardship, as well as its client service offerings in the area of high performance and sustainable design facilities.

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such as endocrine disrupting compounds and pharmaceuticals. Metro West Franklin and Bellingham – Charles River Watershed Association: $50,000 * To develop a Web site for phosphorus trading to meet forthcoming water quality regulatory program requirements from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the EPA. Concord – Organization for the Assabet River Inc.: $6,515 * To assess stream continuity for fish habitat in the Nashoba/Fort Pond Brook sub-basin of the Assabet and Concord River watershed. North Gloucester – Whale Center of New England: $20,000 * To launch a new curriculum that uses marine mammal standing response programs as a vehicle for teaching science and math principles in grades five through eight. Lowell – Merrimack River Watershed Council Inc.: $35,000 * To conduct water quality monitoring in the Merrimack River. Salem – Salem Sound Coastwatch: $18,500 * To develop and implement a citizen adopt-a-beach program for beaches along Salem Sound. South Kingston – Jones River Watershed Association Inc.: $20,000 * To support Year 2 of a restoration and education program in the Jones River

Watershed. Plymouth – Town of Plymouth: $30,000 * To implement a water quality monitoring program in 16 ponds and streams in Plymouth. Westport – Westport River Watershed Alliance: $10,000 * To expand water quality monitoring in the Westport River watershed. West Belchertown and Palmer – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission: $25,000 * To study whether the Upper Bondsville Dam on the Swift River should be removed or retained . Cheshire – Town of Cheshire: $26,000 * To restore habitat in Thunder Brook through removal a dam and replacement of an undersized culvert. Greenfield – American Rivers: $50,000 * To conduct engineering and permitting for dam removal and fish passage projects on the Green River. Greenfield – Franklin Regional Council of Governments: $30,000 * To create a eb-based database for tracking septic system and private well locations and use, and private well water quality. Pittsfield – Berkshire Environmental Action Team: $21,819 * To gather data and create a geographic information system and maps to inform local and regional planners about culverts and bridges in need of upgrading to improve hydrologic and wildlife passage.

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Columbia SOMA Beam Signing Marlborough, MA - Columbia Construction Company and Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) held a Beam Signing Ceremony at the construction site of SOMA’s new 25,000sf Yawkey Sports Training Center. Special Olympics athletes and others celebrated by signing a ceremonial beam that will be placed permanently in the lobby of their new building. The team also includes DiGiorgio Associates Inc., project architect; B.R.T. Management and Consulting, owner’s representative; Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, civil engineer; and engineers Design Group, structural Engineer. Construction is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2009. The gymnasium, where the ceremony took place, was built using an insulated concrete form technology (ICFs) to construct a Reward Wall System. This method enabled the team to build the concrete gym

during the winter months, which would not have been possible otherwise. Using the Reward ICFs also allowed for an energy-efficient, environmentallyfriendly, sustainable, and quiet gymnasium. The insulated concrete will reduce operating costs by reducing heating and cooling costs. Produced from recycled materials, Reward’s ICFs begin their life as an environmentally friendly product. The new facility will be the site of a medical education program for treating patients with intellectual disabilities, through a partnership that Special Olympics Massachusetts has formed with the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The training partnership addresses a long-standing, and recently documented, problem facing people with intellectual disabilities — poor access to medical care and poor quality medical care.

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Boston, MA –The William F. Connell Emergency Department at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center held its official dedication ceremony recently. Project management firm RF Walsh was responsible for the planning, approvals, design and Exterior view of the master budget for the William F. Connell Paproject, and the firm vilion at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. was recently honored along with other critical partners, donors and dignitaries during the dedication ceremony. “This facility is a great asset to St. Elizabeth’s, its patients and the entire community,” said Jack Hobbs, president and CEO of RF Walsh. “We’re proud to have been a part of the project.” The new three-story 50,000sf William Connell Emergency Department facility will provide patients with abbreviated wait times, easy accessibility, an environment of privacy and care, and state-of-the art equipment and technology – including a 256-slice CT scanner – the first of its kind in a Boston emergency department. In addition to managing the planning, budget and design, RF Walsh provided fulltime construction site management on the $30 million addition to the Allston-Brighton urban campus.

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Pediatric Dentistry Completed Warrenstreet Architects Concord, NH - Warrenstreet Architects announced the completion of the new Concord Pediatric Dentistry office located off of Rt. 93’s exit 16 in the Foundry Business Center. This is no ordinary dentist office. The vibrant colors, frosted glass and inviting environment will make any child think twice about the perils of going to the dentist. Interior designer Nancy Wheeler designed this 11,400sf space that will serve five dentists and seven hygienists. She also coordinated the furniture and Ansell Adams wall hangings. The waiting room, aside from the sunk-in play area with TV for the kids seems like any other, but beyond the glass wall, which is etched with an entire forest of trees. There are a num-

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Manchester, NH - Patients are welcomed to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center’s new 22,000sf Birth Place, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to family-centered care. Designed by Lavallee Brensinger Architects, the new addition focuses on a comforting patient environment and efficient delivery of healthcare services. The Birth Place is part of the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center’s Family Center that includes the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, the Pediatrics Unit and Childbirth Education programs. The new secure area includes spacious private birthing suites where patients can labor, deliver and recover in a single room. A private couch for dad or a guest, a large private bathroom with a whirlpool tub and room service meals are provided. In addition, patients can relax knowing the Newborn Intensive Care Unit is only steps

down the hall. “Our team worked closely with the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center staff to design a facility that is both comfortable for patients and operationally efficient for caregivers,” said Barry Brensinger, principal-in-charge at Lavallee Brensinger Architects. “The new, spacious rooms filled with amenities allow families a more home-like experience, while caregivers enjoy a pleasant and more functional work environment.” The addition creates an easy access entrance for mothers-to-be. The entire three-story project is 46,000sf and houses expanded laboratory service on the ground floor, the new Birth Place, and future medical space on the top floor. Ground was broken on this $12 million project in November 2007.


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Seitz Architects Littleton, MA – A topping-off ceremony commemorated placement of the final steel beam on the new Expressive Arts Center and Gymnasium at Oak Meadow Montessori School. Construction of the 7,000sf combined arts and cultural center began in March and is expected to be open for the students’ return in September. Prior to the topping off ceremony, students and faculty of Oak Meadow had the opportunity to sign the beam. “All of our students were thrilled to see the beam that they had signed being hoisted into place in the roof structure of our new Athletics and Performing Arts Center. At a time when many schools are being forced to cut funding for the arts and athletics, we are proud that Oak Meadow is investing in the performing arts, Jeff Nelson, facilities manager, Oak visual arts, and athletics pro- Meadow; Paul Fantoni, superintendent, grams for our students,” stated Delta Design & Construction, Inc.; and Dave Stettler, Head of School. Derek Pelletier. president, Delta Design.

New Charter School Breaks Ground Boston, MA - Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School (BRCPS) to break ground on its new $40 million school building in Hyde Park. BRCPS will restore two industrial buildings, a former mill and warehouse, at 1415 Hyde Park Avenue.

Linbeck Completes Tufts Expansion and Renovation Designed by William Rawn Assoc. Waltham, MA - Linbeck announced the completion of a major renovation and expansion of Tufts University’s Packard Hall. The stately building served as a backdrop for Tufts’ commencement activities on May 17. Packard Hall is a historic structure, built in 1856, which has served the university as a dormitory, dining hall, library, an office building and even an animal barn. The newly renovated building will house the university’s Political Science Tufts University’s Packard Hall. Photography by Department. William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. Doug Johnston, project principal, of William Rawn Associates, Ar- complex knitting of old and new a seamchitects, Inc. said, “We are very proud to less success” The project involved the reconfiguhave worked so collaboratively with Tufts ration of all architectural spaces in the University and Linbeck on this project. 10,800sf building and installation of new There was a common sense of purpose bemechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire tween the client, the design team, and the protection systems. An addition to Packconstruction team such that we each truly ard Hall provides elevator service, an adunderstood the importance of this historic ditional egress stair for the building, and piece of the Tufts campus to the Univerconnects through a link to the building on sity’s future as well as its past. Linbeck’s each of its four floors. experienced and dedicated team made a


The Riverview team held its official groundbreaking ceremony for the new student ctr.

Groundbreaking for Student Ctr Acella CM - Siemasko + Verbridge Architects East Sandwich, MA. - Riverview School held its official groundbreaking ceremony June 12 to celebrate the beginning of construction for their new Student Center. Acella Construction has been handling preconstruction on the 20,000 sf Center, located in East Sandwich. The new Student Center, which will be pursuing LEED certification, will replace the existing signature building, Janse Hall. The Student Center will include a modern 325-seat auditorium that is large enough to house the entire Riverview community in one sitting. It will also include an outdoor amphitheater, a library/media center, classrooms and studios for creative arts, and a much needed commons for social gathering. The Center will

also house the admissions office and will become the welcome center for all visitors to campus. Construction is scheduled to begin immediately, and is scheduled to be open for the start of the 2010 school year. “Acella Construction is proud to be associated with this tremendous project. Our team has worked hard throughout the preconstruction phase of this project, and we’re looking forward to providing an exceptional building for the Riverview family,” said David Dirubbo, president of Acella Construction. Siemasko + Verbridge of Beverly is providing architectural, interior and landscape design services for Riverview School’s new Student Center.

Erland Plans Fay School Phase 2 Southborough, MA – Erland Construction recently completed the first phase of Fay School’s master plan for construction on their campus in Southborough. Started in spring of 2008, this phase included construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, a maintenance building, a new ceremonial entrance to the campus, and two village-style faculty/student dormitories. In early spring of 2009, Erland began Phase 2, which includes renovating the existing wellness center and constructing a new primary school building. Phase 1 – which teamed Erland with architecture firm S/L/ A/M Collaborative and owner’s representative Pinck & Co. – was completed in less than one year. The new 2,000sf wastewater treatment plant treats effluent water to a very high degree so it can be reclaimed and used for the toilet system in the new village-style dormitories. The residences, one for boys and the other for girls, each accommodate 16 students in eight double occupancy rooms, three faculty apartments, and a large common room. The dorms were designed and built to LEED Silver specifications with green elements including the use of recycled or rapidly renewable materials, such as bamboo for flooring, and LED downlights, a high-efficiency lighting alternative. Phase 2 will encompass two more projects. The new 35,000sf primary school building – scheduled to open in the fall of 2010 – will serve pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades one and two. This will

Fay School common area mark a significant change for Fay School, as they offer Pre-K and Kindergarten classes for the first time. The new primary school building will apply for LEED certification. For the second part of the project, Erland will build a new Wellness Center into the first floor of the existing Steward Dormitory. The students residing in the Steward Dorm have been moved into the dorms completed in Phase 1. The new 8,500sf Wellness Center will have upgraded patient rooms, classrooms, and a faculty apartment; a new elevator and clock tower will also be added.

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Tishman CM for UMMS Data Ctr. Boston, MA - Tishman Construction Corporation of Massachusetts (TCC–MA) is serving as construction manager to the Worcester City Campus Corporation for the building of a new data center and supporting infrastructure to serve the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). The new data center will provide scalable, secure, and redundant storage capabilities for UMMS’s current and future critical data requirements.

TCC-MA provided comprehensive planning and pre-construction services leading up to the start of construction. “We chose Tishman because of their significant expertise in the planning and building of mission critical facilities as well as their understanding of current best practices and ideas for more environmentally and sustainable mission critical facilities,” said Paul Hanbury, P.E., sr. mechanical project manager at UMMS.

Rashi School Dedicated HMFH Architects Dedham, MA - The Rashi School, a Jewish day school for grades K-8, relocating to the site of NewBridge on the Charles, held a cornerstone dedication ceremony on June 8 at the site of the new school in Dedham. The ceremony featured the setting of two building cornerstones marking the building’s completion. The new 82,000sf school, designed by HMFH Architects, Inc., is located on Hebrew SeniorLife’s 166-acre campus on the Charles River and is designed to take advantage of its bucolic, riverfront site. The high performance building will be LEED-certified. The school will perform in the top 10% of buildings in the US and significantly above standard building code regulations

in energy use, acoustic levels, indoor air quality, thermal comfort, water efficiency, and storm water management. The innovative curriculum at Rashi blends general studies, Jewish studies and the Hebrew language in a first-of-its kind campus shared with a new senior living community. Technologically rich classrooms and science labs will support learning, and students will also enjoy a 10,000-volume library, art studios and dedicated music rooms. The program also calls for a gymnasium, playgrounds, sports fields, flexible rooms for extracurricular programs, and a modern kitchen. Construction began last winter and the school is expected to be ready for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Gray Architects for Bishop Fenwick Peabody, MA - BWK Construction served as the construction manager for the Bishop Fenwick High School cafeteria renovation, which was a fast track, design-build renovation of the existing cafeteria, kitchen, serving and deli areas. The existing mechanical systems were removed and replaced with high-efficiency units that meet all appliBishop Fenwick High School cafeteria cable codes. BWK Conand the library. The new addition will struction worked closely with Gray Architects and Bishop Fenwick contain an administrative suite and six K1 administration to ensure that the project classrooms. The new facility will allow Boston stayed under budget and was completed on time such that the school was fully func- Renaissance to enhance the programs and services it offers students, including 3.5 tional prior to the return of the students. Approximately 97,000sf of educa- acres of outdoor play facilities, recess areas tional, assembly and administrative space and kinder-play facilities, adequate gymnawill be created in the existing buildings sium space, and a multimedia center. BRCPS expects to complete the new and a new almost 16,000sf addition will be built to connect the buildings. The mill school in time for the September 2010 building that fronts Hyde Park Avenue will school opening. The construction phase form the focal point of the new school, and is expected to produce 270 jobs. Once the house most of the classrooms. The ware- school is operational, 150 people will be house building will house the school’s employed. large public assembly spaces such as the gymnasium, cafeteria, music classrooms,

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ee Kennedy Co. is well underway on construction of The Boston Conservatory’s long-awaited expansion and renovation project in downtown Boston. With interior demolition of the existing building nearly complete and foundation piles for the new building in place, the site is beginning to take shape for steel erection in September. The project will top off in December and the Conservatory is slated to occupy the new facility in August 2010. The construction team’s strong momentum is an exciting progression for the project, which had been in preconstruction for over a year and a half prior to breaking ground in May. Lee Kennedy Co.’s team worked closely with New York City-based Handel Architects, owner’s representative KVAssociates and the Conservatory throughout preconstruction to lay the groundwork for this complex project. The $19 million project is the first in over 50 years for this prestigious performing arts institute. New construction consists of a four-story, 32,000sf facility to house dance studios and an orchestra rehearsal hall. The existing three-story building next door is being renovated to upgrade the 300-seat theater with state-of-the-art audio/ visual, lighting, dimming and rigging systems and back-ofhouse functions. Additional renovations include replacing the existing roof truss system with structural steel and installing all new MEP and HVAC systems.

site, material deliveries are precisely scheduled and immediately off-loaded to ensure no traffic back up on the street. The coordination efforts required to marry the updated existing building and the new structure is another challenging aspect of work, according to Lee Kennedy Co. Superintendent Bill Traill. “Coordination is extremely important, particularly floor heights,” he said. To ensure the buildings “match up” the contractor’s team has applied its trademark detailed approach to field layout and management, taking measurements throughout the space to confirm floor heights, building angles and other important elements to ensure all systems can seamlessly tie together. With heavy construction still ahead,

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PUMA HQ Wins IIDA Award JC&A, Spagnolo Gisness and AHA Engineers Quincy, MA -The International Interior Design Association named J. Calnan & Associates, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, AHA Engineers and the rest of the Puma NA Headquarters project team winners in the large project category of “Best Project Over 80,000sf.” The new award-win- The signature PUMA Red, quirky PUMA icons as well as ning building houses the US the PUMA Cat are featured throughout the building. operations for sales, mardising meetings as well as brand events, keting, retail, and four café areas and a food prep facility. product mer- A modern 1,500sf gymnasium including chandising, cus- locker rooms and showers was built exclutomer service, sively for the employees, to encourage a operations and healthy and active lifestyle. finance. MeasurMultiple product displays were deing 129,000sf on signed to showcase PUMA’s footwear, ap19 acres, PUMA parel and accessories, including a catwalk North America in the front lobby as well as a gallery display is a two-story of historical PUMA products. The signature building hold- PUMA Red, quirky PUMA icons as well as ing 140 offices the PUMA Cat are featured throughout the and 20 meeting building. Interior highlights include a visuMultiple product displays spaces, includ- ally striking 60 foot long skylight as well were designed to show- ing a Brand as a lobby boasting an open atrium with 23 case PUMA’s footwear, Center for sales foot high ceilings and glass rails. apparel and accessories. and merchan-

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High-Profile: Awards

IIDA N.E. Interior Design Winners


oston, MA - Several New England design firms were recognized this week in 11 categories for outstanding Interior Design and excellence in teamwork. Over 250 designers, architects, brokers, contractors and vendors celebrated the event at Boston’s MFA. Professional designers throughout New England were invited to nominate their work and the project partners that helped make it a reality. The program aimed at celebrating the interior design profession and honoring teamwork. All projects were displayed throughout the evening and the winners were announced live at the event. Projects were judged outside of New England by members of the MidAtlantic chapter of IIDA. IIDA New England Board members presented the awards. Two student scholarships were also presented. IIDA has 29 chapters and 10 forums around the world committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge. Congratulations 2009 Winners! Education Morgan State University Sasaki Associates Design Collective, Inc. Henry Adams, Inc. Hope Furrer Associates, Inc. Hess Construction Co. Honorable Mention Johnson & Wales University Student Service Center ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge Haworth Creative Office Environments Walsh Brothers TMP Consulting Engineers Roll Barresi & Associates Healthcare MaineGeneral Health Harold Alfond Ctr for Cancer Care TRO Jung|Brannen SMRT, Inc. H.P. Cummings Construction Honorable Mention Concord Hospital New Pediatric Unit Lavalee Brensinger Architects Yeaton Associates C & M Engineering Bruss Construction Hostpitality/Retail D SCALE Furnishings Store Duffy Design Group GTI Properties Trickett Woodworks Sergio Wandembruck Emporio Beraldin Research Genzyme Corporation, Science Center. ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge Steelcase Design Partnership

Office Environments Of NE Bovis Lend Lease Consultants New England Laboratory TMP Consulting Engineers Residential - Private 360 Newbury St. Private Res. ADD Inc Meichi Peng Design Studio Walsh Brothers Mercedes Ferrando Curry Woodworking Montage Residential - Multi Unit Archstone North Point ADD Inc. Suffolk Construction Cosentini Associates Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Inc. LAM Partners Inc. Creative Office Pavilion Office Under 20,000sf Analysis Group CBT Architects Office Resources Front Studio HLB Avteg Consulting Engineers Office 20,000sf– 50,000sf Monitor-Doblin Sasaki Associates, Inc. Turner Construction Cosentini Associates Thornton Tomasetti The Code Group Office Environments Office 50,000sf– 80,000sf Nuvera Fuel Cells Corporate HQ Margulies Perruzzi Architects Nuvera Fuel Cells Erland Construction RDK Engineers Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. OFFICE over 80,000sf Puma North America Spagnolo Gisness & Assoc. J.Calnan Associates Heathrow Office Office Resources Boston Light Source AHA Consulting Engineers Best in Show Analysis Group CBT Architects Office Resources Front Studio HLB Avteg Consulting Engineers Student - Undergraduate FP3 Lofts Megan Dobstaff Wentworth Honorable Mention Bluth & Associates: Attorney at Law Olena Ivanina Wentworth Student-Graduate New Generation Genealogy Library Connie Fong

Margulies Perruzzi Wins IIDA Award Boston, MA - Margulies Perruzzi Architects announced that its work on the corporate headquarters for Nuvera Fuel Cells was honored with an Interior Design Award in the Office Category (50,000-80,000sf) from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) of New England. The Third Annual Awards program celebrates outstanding interior design and honors excellence in teamwork. Nuvera Fuel Cells is creating the world’s energy source for the future. Large windows looking into the manufacturThe development of its new corporate ing area allows clients to see the space without interrupting manufacturing processes. headquarters in Billerica was part of a strategy to increase collaboration and top plane is exposed ceiling, ductwork and productivity, as well as address a growcabling. ing need for additional lab space. Erland Construction was the general The installation of a three-planed ceiling eliminated the feeling of empty contractor for this project; RDK Engineers space, while also assisting in creating the provided the mechanical, electrical and traffic path. The lowest plane is pendant plumbing (MEP) engineering; and the fire lighting, the next level is an aluminum grid, code specialist was Rolf Jensen Associdesigned to “lower” the ceiling height. The ates.

IIDA Awards CBT ‘Best in Show’ Boston, MA - CBT took and splashes of vibrant colhome top honors in the New ors are integrated to achieve England Chapter of the Interthe high-intensity energy national Interior Design Assoof New York. Lighting was ciation’s (IIDA) third annual used to strengthen the perInterior Design Awards for its ception of natural light and design of Analysis Group’s expansiveness of space. IlNew York City office located luminated ceiling panels in in the heart of Rockefeller lounge and pantry, and indiCenter. The project received rect cove light in offices crefirst place in the under 20,000sf ates softness and warmness office category, as well as the in the space. “Best in Show Award” from all Interior view of awardThe design team 10 categories. worked to ensure that enwinning Analysis Group As part of Analysis vironmental considerations office. Group’s program requirements, and energy efficiency were the New York office features 100% private integrated into the design and construction offices for individual workspace, along by including energy saving measures such with conference rooms, informal meeting as motion sensors and daylighting. The areas, lounge, pantry, production and mail space features a demountable office front rooms. system, which allows the wall system to Unique and custom materials were be removed and reused in another location, incorporated into the design, and artwork and the carpet contains recycled content.

Duffy Gets IIDA Best Retail Project Award Boston, MA - Duffy Design Group was recently presented with the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) 2009 New England Interior Design Award for Best Retail Project. Duffy Design Group’s award winning entry was D Scale, a modern furnishings and accessories store owned by Dennis Duffy. The building, which had once been used for manufacturing, had great exposure to the street. The upper level, three feet above street level, would still have13 foot ceiling heights. The lower level, below grade would still have exposure to the street from the existing building openings. In order to maximize this and to highlight the industrial “bones” of the space, the upper floor plate was pulled away from the exterior wall, allowing more natural light to penetrate to the lower level. In contrast with the raw steel columns and granite façade, the interior was designed to convey a

The interior of D Scale was designed to convey a sense of luxe modernism. sense of luxe modernism. Thirty-inch-wide horizontal bands of masonite projected off of the interior walls, finished in a sensuous graphic presence. Other finishes utilized, such as the leather and steel clad columns and the warm grey ash, provide a synergistic contrast to the raw, industrial elements of the base building.


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High-Profile: Awards

2009 ABC Massachusetts STEP Award Winners

STEP Platinum Award Bowdoin Construction Corporation J. M. Coull, Inc. Cutler Associates, Inc. DECCO, Inc. Delta Roofing, A Tecta America Company Electronic Environments Corp. Elm Electrical, Inc. Erland Construction, Inc. Interstate Electrical Services, Inc. Kaplan Corporation Methuen Construction Co., Inc. Miano Construction Corporation The Middlesex Corporation MJM Masonry, Inc. M.J. Moran, Inc. North Shore Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Notch Mechanical Constructors Piquette & Howard Electrical Services, Inc. Reilly Electrical Contractors Inc. RELCO Ryan Construction, Inc. Sagamore Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Tocco Building Systems STEP Gold Award A & M Construction Company, Inc. A & M Roofing Services, Inc. R & R Battista Services, Inc. Callahan, Inc.

Dellbrook Construction LLC Electrical Dynamics, Inc. C. E. Floyd Company, Inc. Forish Construction Company, Inc. Hall Sheet Metal Works, Inc. Lake HVAC, Inc. S. E. Luttazi & Sons, Inc. Maguire Company, Inc. Medford Wellington Service Company, Inc. NorthStar Construction Services Corp. Parris and Associates Pilgrim Interiors, Inc. Piping Systems, Inc. Premier Fence, LLC Rivers Electrical Corporation R & R Window Contractors, Inc. Schernecker Property Services, Inc. Tocci Building Systems C. White Marine, Inc. STEP Silver Award T. Ford Company, Inc. Glynn Electric, Inc. W. T. Kenney Company, Inc. Northland Residential Construction RALCO Electric, Inc. Tenant Systems, Inc. Williams Building Company, Inc. STEP Bronze Award Breen & Sullivan Mechanical Services, Inc.

ABC Conn. Award Celebration The 2009 CT ABC STEP Award winners, CEC Instructor Recognition and Apprenticeship Program Grads were honored recently at a celebration held in Middlefield, Conn. Following is a list of those who were recognized : Completion of Apprenticeship Training Peter Thibodeau, D-2 HVAC Apprentice – EMCOR Services/New England Mechanical Daniel Santana, SM-2 Sheet Metal Apprentice – EMCOR Services/New England Mechanical Gregg Waag, S-2 HVAC Apprentice - Modern Mechanical Chris Mancini, SM-2 Sheet Metal Apprentice – EMCOR Services/New England Mechanical Kyle Kling, Carpentry Apprentice - Kling Brothers Builders Tiffany Taylor, Carpentry Apprentice – Kronenberger & Sons Restoration Marlon Walker, Carpentry Apprentice – Network Interiors Instructor of the Year Edward J. LaFrance, Jr. Construction Education Center Safety Instructor 2009 STEP Awards STEP is a National ABC accreditation method to rate Safety and Training programs. There are four designations (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum) that are in varying degrees all challenging to achieve. Members who have achieved any STEP certification have demonstrated dedication to keeping their workforce safe. 2009 STEP Platinum Awards The Butler Company Cianbro Corporation EMCOR Services New England Mechanical

Harrington Engineering, Inc. Hop River Concrete, Inc. KBE Building Corporation (Formerly Konover Const.) LaRosa Building Group, LLC Notch Mechanical Constructors United Steel, Inc. 2009 STEP Gold Awards All State Construction, Inc. Bestech, Inc. of Connecticut C & H Electric, Inc. C.E. Floyd Company, Inc. Do-All Drywall, Inc. Electrical Contractors, Inc. Enterprise Builders, Inc. Gar-San Corporation Hawley Construction Corp. Joseph Gnazzo Company, Inc. Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc. Macri Associates, Inc. Midstate Site Development, LLC Network Interiors, Inc. Nosal Builders, Inc. PDS Engineering & Construction, Inc. Petra Construction Corporation Pilgrim Interiors, Inc. Sarazin General Contractors, Inc. Shepard Steel Co., Inc. 2009 STEP Silver Awards Castle Concrete Corporation Clay Furniture Industries, Inc. CPE Electric, LLC Eastern Mechanical Services, Inc. ELK Sheetmetal, LLC Kobyluck Construction Co. Main Enterprises, Inc Modern Mechanical Systems, Inc. Viking Construction, Inc.

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to participate in a two-year Safety Training Alliance. Subsequently, KBE signed a separate OSHA Partnership agreement. The partnering agreement pertains specifically to KBE’s work on the Hotel Sierra, a four story, and 84,000-s/f hotel on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton, Conn. Through the Alliance Program, OSHA works with KBE and other groups committed to safety and health, to leverage resources and expertise to develop compliance assistance tools and resources to help prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the workplace.

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High-Profile: Awards

ACEC/MA 2009 Engineering Excellence Awards Waltham, MA - The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) presented Engineering Excellence Awards to several Massachusetts companies for their outstanding engineering projects in the Commonwealth over the last two years. The 2009 award winners were: Grand Conceptor: CDM for Marina Barrage and Reservoir Singapore. Singapore’s new Marina Barrage creates a multi-purpose urban reservoir that protects against flooding, boosts water supply, and enhances the nation’s downtown area. Undertaken by Singa-

Gold was won by Green International Affiliates, Inc. for Heath Hill Section 52 Phase 2 Water Main Rehabilitation project.

The Grand Conceptor was awarded to CDM, Marina Barrage and Reservoir Singapore pore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB), with Cambridge, Mass. based CDM as its main consultant. The Singapore Marina Barrage and Reservoir project won a National Honor Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2009 Engineering Excellence Awards competition in Washington, DC in April 2009. Gold Awards: BSC Group for Massachusetts Chapter 91 Mapping Project. The Mass. Chapter 91 Mapping Project, completed by BSC Group for the Commonwealth, represents an ambitious and innovative effort to map the presumptive lines of state tidelands jurisdiction. Green International Affiliates, Inc.

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High-Profile: Awards

BSA 2009 Sustainable Design Awards Boston, MA – The Boston Children’s Museum by Cambridge Seven Associates and the World Headquarters for the International Fund for Animal Welfare by designLAB architects received Honor Awards for Design Excellence in the Boston Society of Architects’ 2009 Sustainable Design Awards program. Now in its eighth year, this biennial design awards program is co-sponsored by the AIA New York Chapter and the US Environmental Protection Agency. The expansion of The Boston Children’s Museum’s visitor services and extensive gallery renovation “has created a wonderful place to educate children about sustainability handin-hand with the other educational programs,” wrote the jury. “The landscaping and building are carefully integrated to offer exceptional storm-water management and protection of the adjacent Fort Point Channel.” The remediation and reconstruction of a brownfield site provided a new home for the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s nearly 200 employees on Cape Cod. The project “brilliantly addresses sustainability issues from a number of angles, including land protection, water management and siting,” wrote the jury. Four projects won Design Awards in the 2009 program. They were: New England Biolabs (Ipswich, Mass.) for New England Biolabsby TRO Jung|Brannen (Boston) Garthwaite Center for Science and Art (Weston, Mass.) for The Cambridge School of Weston by Architerra (Boston) Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Palisades, N.Y.) for Co-

lumbia University by Payette (Boston) Axinn Center at Starr Library for Middlebury College (Vt.) by CBT (Boston) In addition, seven projects were recognized with citations in the 2009 program: A Post Office Square office renovation for Leggat McCall Properties (Boston) by Audrey O’Hagan Architects (Newton, Mass.) received a citation for low-waste flexibility in a modern office space. The West Basin House (Santa Fe, N.M.) for Fred and JJ Milder by Signer Harris Architects (Boston) with WoodMetalConcrete Architecture received a citation for off-grid housing. GreenPix (Beijing, China) for Jingya Corp. by Simone Giostra and Partners (Brooklyn, N.Y.) received a citation for innovative use of solar technology. Jamaica Plain Cohousing (Jamaica Plain, Mass.) for Jamaica Plain Cohousing Members by KrausFitch Architects (Amherst, Mass.) and Domenech Hicks & Krockmalnic Architects (Boston) received a citation for social sustainability. Cellophane House (New York) for Museum of Modern Art exhibit by KieranTimberlake received a citation for reusability of materials and components. Davis Student Village for College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, Me.) by Coldham & Hartman Architects (Amherst, Mass.) received a citation for student housing. Southworks Lakeside Chicago Development (Chicago) by Sasaki Associates (Watertown, Mass.) received a citation for urban design and masterplanning.

BSA Award to TRO Jung|Brannen Boston, MA – TRO Jung|Brannen, agement plan for the development was an an international architecture, interior de- integral part of the LEED certification prosign and engineering cess. The storm water firm, has been honored management design “We are thrilled that our instituted several best with a Sustainability Design Award by the work for New England Biolabs management practices Boston Society of Ar- has been recognized as an in- including a wet pond, chitects (BSA) for the spiring example of corporate water quality swales firm’s work on New sustainability by our peers.” and subsurface infilEngland Biolabs. tration facilities, all –Robert Hoye, CEO of which blended into Meridian AssoTRO Jung|Brannen the natural landscape ciates, Inc. of Beverly was the lead consultant and preserved the and civil engineer responsible for securing character of the site. regulatory permits. In conjunction with “We are thrilled that our work for the team of LEED Accredited Profession- New England Biolabs has been recognized als, the design of the site was developed in as an inspiring example of corporate susharmony with existing environmental fea- tainability by our peers,” said Robert Hoye, tures. The site design and storm water man- CEO of TRO Jung|Brannen

BSA 2009 K-12 Educational Facilities Design Awards Boston, MA- Chan Krieger Sieniewicz’s Park School and Maryann Thompson Architects with Ingrid Strong’s Children’s School received Honor Awards for Design Excellence in this year’s K-12 Educational Facilities Design Awards program held by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and the AIA New York Chapter. The following designs received Honor Awards for Design Excellence: • The Children’s School in Stamford, Conn. is a one-room schoolhouse for a PK-3 Montessori program that offers exterior views from nearly every spot inside, with daylight dappling the floor in two-thirds of the space. Designed by Maryann Thompson Architects in collaboration with Ingrid Strong, the school features roof planes that subtly tilt against one another, breaking up the visual landscape with shafts of daylight and creating smaller areas that are a perfect scale for children of this size. • Chan Krieger Sieniewicz designed an addition and renovation for The Park School in Brookline, Mass. By placing a new wing of classrooms around the blank north façade of the gym, the architects succeeded in placing the library at the center of the school. Quirky touches include a small kidney-shaped stage in the library for browsing, reading and performances and playfully arranged window patterns that create child-scale window seats and display shelving. The design creates a fourth wall, transforming an existing courtyard into an outdoor classroom. The following design received Awards for Design Excellence: • The scarcity of buildable sites in Revere required that the recreational fields next to the high school be used for the construction of Rumney Marsh Academy, but Drummey Rosane Anderson’s design takes that into account. This smart-growth development uses a compact footprint, reconfigures the athletic fields and adds a lighted synthetic turf field to mitigate the loss of one field from the athletic program. The following designs are some

that received Design Citations: • The New Science Center in North Andover, Mass. for The Brooks School, designed by Architerra, received a Citation for Sustainable Design. The independent science school for grades 9-12 integrates sustainable design in a way that truly creates a learning environment. An intensive green roof is integral to the biology curriculum, retains stormwater and provides a habitat for wildlife. The science atrium features a real-time digital display of energy use, providing continuous feedback on conservation efforts. The site plan highlights conservation by preserving the oldest oak tree in North Andover, while a new wet/dry rainwater garden creates a memorable courtyard setting for an outdoor classroom. • Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype designed Spruce Street Nursery School, a private nursery school in a 37-story residential tower in Boston. The design, which received a Citation for a Transformation of Tenant Space into Early Childhood Space, opens up classrooms from closed boxes into exploratory space. A large concrete support column was transformed into a “tree” for storage and displaying children’s artwork. A computer den was created in a niche between two other structural walls and multiple play areas are visible from all of the classrooms. • Centerbrook Architects and Planners employ glass walls in their design of the Esther Eastman Music Center for The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., which highlight the stunning panoramic views of nearby lakes and hills as well as contribute to the center’s acoustical qualities. The design was awarded a Citation for Innovative Interior Design. • The six individual “schools within a school” at Lawrence High School are linked together via a central curvilinear spine that acts as a thoroughfare to all areas of the school—strengthening a sense of community. Designed by Flansburgh Associates, this building received a Citation for Campus Planning.


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AGC Unveils Award Winners Boston, MA - AGC of MA announced the winners of the inaugural AGC Industry Technology Awards. This juried awards program recognizes firms for the innovative ways they are using technology to increase competitiveness and create a better working environment for employees in the construction community. The Leadership in Technology Award went to Tocci Building Companies. Tocci was one of Bob Petrucelli, president & CEO, AGC; Joe Stella, the first construction companies in president, P.J. Stella Construction; and Joe Ferolito, Tocci Building Companies. the northeast to fully adopt BIM (Building Information Modeling). a leader in extracting the power of BIM to The firm has developed the region’s ignite the birth of virtual design and conmost savvy BIM experts and has become struction (VDC). The Innovation in Technology Award went to William A. Berry & Son, Inc., who created a mobile access technology system for safety as a way to ensure safe jobsites. The system records, tracks and analyzes safety data on-site, ensuring that inspections are thorough, fast and conducted in a consistent manner by all teams on all jobs. AGC congratulates these two major construction firms for their Adam Omansky, Vela Systems; Neil Slyva, Wil- forward-thinking approach to solvliam A. Berry & Son, Inc.; and Paul MacClel- ing issues faced in building the facilities we all use today. land, Vela Systems.

SMPS Boston Annual Awards Boston, MA - The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston held its annual awards Gala on June 3 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. A newlyminted awards program, the Recognizing Outstanding Communications (ROC) Awards, recognized the very best of the industry in several categories. First place honors went to Design & Company for Best Corporate Identity and Best Website, VHB for Best Target Market Piece and Best Special Event, Shawmut Design and Construction for Best Public Relations/Outreach, Payette for Best Green Practices and Rhino Public Relations for Best Holiday Piece. In addition, honorable mention went to the following firms: Lee Kennedy Co. for Corporate Identity, CDM for Target

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Middletown H.S. Wins CBC Award Middletown, CT - The Middletown High School and Vocational Agricultural Center project received the First Place award for New Construction above $10 Million in the 2009 Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) Project Team Awards Competition. The three-story, 282,000sf facility is built to support 1,400 students and features a 700-seat auditorium, 1,400-seat gymnasium, auxiliary gym, natatorium, and a 26,000sf vocational and agriculture center. The new high school represents

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Diggs PM for Award-Winning SMSA Designed by DuBose - O&G Industries CM Hartford, CT - Sport and Medical Sciences Academy (SMSA) was recently recognized by the CBC, an organization founded in 1952 that consists of prominent leaders in the construction industry. Members gather each year to recognize project teams that exemplify close collaboration in various categories. This year, SMSA won first place in the category of New K-12 Construction. Eduardo Genao, former principal of SMSA who presided over Exterior view of the award-winning Sport and the school during the programMedical Sciences Academy ming, design and early construction phases of the project, accepted tion served as program manager. the award on behalf of the Hartford Public Today, the school houses 553 stuSchools. dents (target to be reached shortly – 725 On August of 2008, thanks to the students) from grades 7 through 12 in a hard work of all the team members, the 158,000sf building that includes nine labs, school opened on time and under budget. a field house, a gymnasium with a climbThe state of the art facility was designed by ing wall, two fitness rooms, a library media DuBose Associates, O&G Industries man- center, and a television studio. The total aged the construction, and Diggs Construc- project cost is $71.9 million.

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IFMA Boston Winners of 2009 Awards of Excellence Boston, MA - The Boston chapter of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), a non-profit association dedicated to serving the facility management profession, announced the winners of the 2009 Awards of Excellence. Michael Reilly, FSMPS, of Reilly Communications emceed the event. • You Make it Happen Award: IFMA Boston Career Preservation Task Force Lori Stewart Coletti (Elaine Construction), Joe Flynn, AIA (Margulies Perruzzi Architects), and Jessie Wigfall (Liberty Mutual) serve as the Chairs of the Career Preservation Task Force. Members include Jordan Rolfing (Mayflower Movers), Leah Gilchrist (Office Solutions), Sheila Gilberti (Aeorotek), Nick Mandonas

resentative of an associate member company in recognition of voluntary contributions to IFMA Boston. • Distinguished End User: John Shenette, Smith College The Distinguished End User Award is presented to a professional member of the Boston Chapter who has provided sustained, outstanding leadership to Sean Murphy, John Fortin John Shennette SheilaSheridan Sean Murphy the chapter. • Education & Professional (Aerotek), Carlos Lopez, Karen Osborn Development Award: Mark NelShanley, Joanne Katz (Partners Healthcare) son, DCAM and Susan Shelby, CPSM (Rhino PR). The Education and Professional DeThe You Make it Happen Award IFMA Chapter that goes above and beyond velopment Award is presented to a Boston is given in recognition of service to the expectations, and makes a substantial im- Chapter IFMA member demonstrating expact on the membership and success of the ceptional support of professional developorganization. ment in their organization and/or facility • President’s Award: Sean Murphy, management community. Liberty Mutual • Facilities Management AchieveThe President’s Award is given to a ment Awards for Best Practices tries chapter member for his or her leadership Designers: JCJ Architecture and These awards are presented to the and example to our industry as a whole. Friar Associates individual or team whose facility manage• Lifetime Achievement Award: ment program, project, system, innovation, C.J. Lawler Associates Sheila Sheridan Constructor: Gilbane Building or idea has had a substantial, positive effect The Lifetime Achievement award is on the success of their organization. Company K-12 School given in recognition of consistent achieve• Sustainability Practices: Sasaki First Place ment and service over the course of one’s • Small Project (<50,000 s.f.): LegSport and Medical Sciences career. gat McCall Properties Academy • Exemplary Service Provider Award: • Large Project (>50,000 s.f.): IFAW Owner: City of Hartford John Fortin, Bond Brothers (nominated by Design Lab Architects) Program Manager: Diggs ConThis award is presented to the repstruction Designer: Du Bose Associates, Inc. Architects Constructor: O&G Industries, Inc. Award of Merit Christopher Columbus Family Academy Owner: City of New Haven, Connecticut Owners Representative: Gilbane Building Company Designer: Svigal + Partners, LLP Constructor: A. Prete Construction Co., Inc. Small Projects First Place Saint Thomas More Chapel Owner: Saint Thomas More Corporation Designer: Knight Architecture LLC Constructor: Petra Construction Corporation Award of Merit Southern Connecticut State University: Connecticut Hall Dining Facility Owners: Southern Connecticut State University Compass / Chartwells (Ryebrook, N.Y.) Designers: VisionBuilders & Design and The Winthrop Group Constructor: LaRosa Building Group, LLC.

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New Construction First Place Middletown High School& Vocational Agricultural Center Owner: Middletown Public Schools Program Manager: ARCADIS (formerly PinnacleOne) Designer: DeCarlo & Doll, Inc. Constructor: Gilbane Building Award of Merit Yale University - Kroon HallSchool of Forestry & Environmental Studies Owner: Yale University Designer: Centerbrook Architects and Hopkins Architects (London) Constructor: Turner Construction Company Special Category Middletown–Norwalk Transmission Middletown to Norwalk, Conn. (18 Towns) Owner: Northeast Utilities Service Company Designer: Burns McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. Constructor: Burns McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. Major Renovation/Expansion First Place Yale University Art & Architecture, Paul Rudolph Hall, Loria Center for the History of Art Owner:Yale University Designer: Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects Constructor: Turner Construction Company Award of Merit Waterbury High Schools: Crosby High School,Kennedy High School, Wilby High School Owner: Waterbury Public Schools of Waterbury, CT Program Manager: O&G Indus-


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High-Profile: Awards

AIA New Hampshire 2009 Awards Program 25-Year Award


he 25-year award was established to mark the 25th Anniversary of the AIANH Design Awards Program and recognizes architectural design of enduring significance on a project that has stood the test of time for 25 to 35 years. The project had to be located in New Hampshire, completed between 1974 and 1984, and designed by an architect licensed in New Hampshire at the time of completion.Awarded to: The Conservation Center, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Concord, N.H. ; designed by C. Stuart White, Jr., AIA, Banwell White and Arnold (now Banwell Architects) The new headquarters for the Forest Society were designed in 1979 and occupied in November 1980. AIANH 2009 Excellence in Architecture Awards Honor Awards Lakeside Library, Squam Lake, N.H.; Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Inc. , Boston, MA. Contractor: Garret B. Rowe; Photographer: Greg Premru This is a small structure serving many purposes: guest house, library, tennis viewing pavilion, and boat house. Tilton Academic Building, Tilton School, Tilton, N.H.; Scott Simons Architects of Portland, Maine

General Contractors: Milestone Engineering and Construction; Photographer: Justin Van Soest The Tilton School’s goal was to create a building that would transform the way the school thought about itself. Currier Museum of Art expansion, Manchester, N.H.; Ann Beha Architects, Boston, Mass. Contracter: Harvey Construction Corp. of NH; Landscape Architects: Richard Burck Associates This project encompasses two city blocks and doubles the amount of space for exhibits, programs, and visitors services, while maintaining the museum’s appealing, intimate scale. Merit Awards The Dublin Lake Club: Addition, Renovations, Restoration, Dublin, N.H.; Richard M. Monahon, Jr. AIA Architects, Peterborough. Construction Manager: Hutter Construction. Members wanted this 1902 Lakeside Clubhouse to appear unchanged, but improve accessibility and performance.. The Music Hall, Portsmouth, N.H.; TMS Architects, Portsmouth. General Contractors: DeStefano and Associates Built in 1878, The Music Hall was in need of major restoration, and also needed

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to remain open for shows during construction. Merit Award for Unbuilt Architecture The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Memorial; Francis D. Treves AIA, Francis D. Treves Architect LLC, Princeton, N.J. The concept for this entry is a replacement of The Old Man of the Mountain, the famous icon of the State of New Hampshire that collapsed May 3, 2003. People’s Choice for Residential Zahr Home, Holderness, N.H.; Samyn-D’Elia Architects PA People’s Choice for Commercial Currier Museum Expansion, Manchester, NH ; Ann Beha Architects

Jurors for the 25-year award: Bruce Coldham AIA, Coldman and Hartman Architects, Amherst, Mass.; Martha Montgomery AIA, Montgomery Ark., Williamstown, Mass.; Stephen Schreiber FAIA, Professor and the Program Director in Architecture + Design, University of Massachusetts at Amherst Jurors for the 2009 AIANH Excellence in Architecture Awards Program: Grace N. Chiang AIA, principal, Holt Architects, PC, Ithaca, N.Y.; Anton Christiansen AIA, LEED AP, principal associate, Holt Architects, PC, Ithaca, N.Y.; Andrew Magré, Associate University Architect, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

AIA Conn. 2009 Business Awards Winners AIA CT Business Architecture Awards This statewide award, presented in association with Business New Haven, honors architects for solving business problems for Connecticut clients, thereby demonstrating the power of architecture to shape business performance, to improve peoples’ lives and provide a value added service to clients in a business setting that far exceeds the costs of that service. Projects may include nonprofit businesses. The award acknowledges architects and their clients whose projects enhance the built environment and achieve business goals Jurors: Angela Cahill, AIA, Schoenhardt Architects, Tariffville, Connecticut; Richard Connell AIA, The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Glastonbury; Joe Rubertone, Director of Facilities, Quinnipiace University, Hamden. The renovation of the Interstate + Lakeland Under 50 employees Lumber’s original 1922 millwork shop was Laura Turlington, AIA of Pirie designed to create a space that both celebrated Turlington Architects, New Haven, the company’s rich history and displayed Conn. products like pieces of art. Photo credit: Barbara Shulman-Kirwin, BSK Phillip Ennis Photography Design/Croma Gallery, Guilford Over 50 employees Jon Halper, AIA of Halper Owens Architects LLC, Greenwich, Conn. The Interstate Design Center (Interstate and Lakeland Lumber), Greenwich, Connecticut Honorable Mention Under 50 employees Craig Saunders, AIA and Harvey Leibin, AIA of Du Bose Associates. Inc, Architects, Hartford, Conn. Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, ConThe new use for this adaptive re-use project is a working artist’s studio and retail space. Photo credit necticut Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography

July, 2009


High-Profile: Awards

Fresh Pond Reservation Awarded The Boston Society of Landscape Architects awarded the Fresh Pond Reservation Northeast Sector an Honor Award in its annual awards program this year. Carol R. Johnson Associates, Inc.’s restoration of 25 acres of the 100-year-old reservation surrounding Cambridge’s water supply was a bold first step by the city in returning the Reservation to a vibrant, healthy ecosystem. The Reservation is a much loved space for the urban community of Cambridge, yet the public’s intensive use had taken a great toll. The project area included sites that had been severely compacted from their use as a construction laydown area and a public works yard, and from intensive off-trail recreational use by visitors. Much of the natural area had seen extensive deterioration from invasive plant species that had reduced biodiversity and eliminated wildlife habitat in the Reservation. Steep slopes leading down to the Reservoir had been trampled and the fragile topsoil layer washed into the water during heavy rains, compromising the city’s water supply. Recognizing the need to protect water quality as well as provide for public use, the design team located the more intensely used facilities outside the watershed of the Reservoir and sited the sensitive wetland, wet meadow, a four-acre upland meadow, and a two-acre butterfly meadow further

Fresh Pond Reservation Northeast Sector into the site. The understatement and simplicity of the Northeast Sector landscape belies the innovation and complexity underlying this landscape restoration. The comprehensive steps undertaken to restore the site – the inventory of over 1000 trees, the removal of invasive species, the stabilization and protection of slopes using onsite materials, the transformation of a former construction staging area into a four-acre natural stormwater treatment wetland, the amendment of 5,000 cy of existing soils, and the planting of thousands of plants – are so interwoven with the site that their impact is not apparent. As one walks through the project, it becomes necessary to be reminded that one is in the city, as the surrounding landscape’s accommodation of public use is nestled within a rich and varied landscape that protects the water quality of the Reservoir and creates abundant wildlife habitat.

SLAM Wins AIA Awards

Glastonbury, CT - The S/L/ A/M Collaborative, a 180-member architecture firm with offices in Atlanta, Boston, and Connecticut, has been recognized for two school projects by the 2009 Educational Facility Design Awards Program sponsored by the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education. At the national AIA annual meeting held recently in San Francisco, Avon Old Farms Avon Old Farms Beatson Performing Arts Center Beatson Performing Arts Center photo courtesy of the SLAM Collaborative (Tim Seay (Avon CT) and the Samuel Staples AOF photography) Elementary School (Easton CT) dents that blends modern teaching philosowere awarded Citations of Merit from a field of more than 100 entries to the phies with a contextual design appropriate in a town whose character is still inspired national design award program. Completed in 2006, the The Samuel by agrarian buildings. The Beatson Performing Arts CenStaples School replaced an overcrowdter provides an auditorium that comforted, outdated elementary school with a ably accommodates the entire Avon Old 121,000sf, pre K-5 school for 800+ stuFarms School community of 400 students, plus 85 faculty and staff, for all school gatherings. It is the performance venue for the School’s chorale and jazz bands (as well as its dramatic productions) with a retractable concert shell, and provides expanded instructional space with large rehearsal rooms, a variety of practice Samuel Staples School rooms and a technology-rich recordPhoto courtesy of The SLAM Collaborative ( ing studio and radio station. Woodruff Brown Photography)

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July, 2009


High-Profile: Awards

Shawna Bartkus Receives Award

Award winning project team for Lofts at Lower Mills

Winn Project Awarded Dorhester, MA- Boston Preservation Alliance, a non profit organization that protects and improves the quality of Boston’s distinct architectural heritage recently presented Winn Development Companies with the prestigious 2009 Preservation Award for Adaptive Use of a Historic Industrial Space for their historic preservation efforts at Dorchester’s Baker Square. The development team that worked on the project along with Winn Development and was recognized at the ceremony included Baker Contractors LLC; Union

Construction, Inc.; The Architectural Team; and Epsilon Associates. The Lofts at Lower Mills are part of the nationally known Walter Baker & Company chocolate factory complex located in the Dorchester/Milton Lower Mills Industrial District. Winn recently converted two of the historic mill buildings, which had suffered from years of neglect, into 60 units of quality rental housing, which include eight affordable units. A third building will be part of the second phase of redevelopment.

Reilly Wins Bell Ringer Award Boston, MA - Reilly Communications, a Boston-based public relations and marketing consulting firm, was honored with a 2009 Bell Ringer Award by the Publicity Club of New England for a national media relations campaign produced for architecture firm The Freelon Group. The Bell Ringer Awards recognize excellence in communications and public relations work in every field and industry, and across all media - print, broadcast, and online. The winning entry showcased North Carolina-based Freelon Group’s national visibility achievements and resulting business success. The print and broadcast campaign included articles on Freelon published in the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Post, Metropolis magazine, Southern Living, the San Francisco Chronicle, Architectural Record,

Lew Myers of The Freelon Group and Mike Reilly of Reilly Communications at the 2009 Bellringer Awards Ceremony Metropolitan Home, Durham Sun Herald, Raleigh Observer, ARCHITECT magazine and Black Enterprise magazine. Reilly Communications’ campaign for The Freelon Group was honored in 2008 with a First Place Award for Public Relations, and a Best of Show Award, by the Society for Marketing Professional Services in the association’s national Marketing Communication Awards competition.

Mooney Awarded for Helmets to Hardhats Boston, MA - William D. Mooney, President of the Building Trades Training Directors Association of Massachusetts was presented with a special award to recognize his sponsorship and leadership in promoting the Helmets to Hardhats program and his role in making the program successful in Massachusetts. Mooney is a former decorated marine who entered the building trades 40 years ago after serving in Vietnam. He became an apprentice with Operating Engineers Local 4, and then worked as an operating engineer before becoming director of the Operating Engineers Local 4 training center. His career ultimately led him to serve as the President of the Building Trades Training Directors Association of Massachusetts, an organization that represents building trades


joint apprenticeship training centers across the state. Richie Eckler of Helmets to Hardhats says, ‘William Mooney’s continued support of the Helmets to Hardhats program in giving military candidates Mooney an opportunity to have a career is second to none. A wounded warrior himself, he knows firsthand, the dedication it takes to have a successful career in the trades. His leadership and sincere desire to participate in Helmets to Hardhats has contributed greatly to the program’s success .”

New Haven, Connecticut - Shawna Bartkus, marketing manager for Dewberry’s New Haven office, was recently named member of the year by the Connecticut Valley chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), an international organization dedicated to the advancement of women in transportation. Bartkus was recognized for her leadership on two of the chapter’s strategic goals: to create a scholarship program and a mentoring program. She volunteered to

take on both endeavors and within her first year of participation, the 2007/2008 season, WTS Connecticut Valley awarded its first scholarship. This year, the chapter awarded two scholarships; all recipients are pursuing careers in transportation. Bartkus also developed and implemented the WTS Connecticut Valley Chapter Mentor Program for professional women looking to further their careers within the transportation industry.

Payette Wins Three Design Awards Boston, MA - Payette, an architectural design firm specializing in complex buildings for medical and scientific research, academic teaching, and healthcare, announced three notable design awards for its design of the Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY. The Comer Geochemistry Building garnered an Award for Design in the 2009 Sustainable Design Awards sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects Committee on the Environment and the American Institute of Architects. The biennial award is co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Committee on the Environment of the AIA New York Chapter. Its purpose is to recognize projects that systematically integrate several

Award Winning Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building at Columbia University aspects of sustainability and, as a result, make a substantial impact on the environment. The project was also named the 2009 Lab of the Year in the competitive awards program co-sponsored by R&D Magazine and the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA)

HMFH Wins Lighting Design Award Cambridge, MA - HMFH Architects announced that the firm’s extensive renovation of Town Hall in Brookline was honored by the New England Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the recognized technical authority on illumination. At the Brookline Town Hall, an 18-month long project included extensive renovation of a seven-story, 1960’s-era office building to improve both energy and operational efficiency. The structure’s strong grid pattern of limestone and glass required careful lighting design to achieve the community’s ambitious sustainability goals. “Lighting improvements in Town

Hall are integrally linked to energy performance upgrades in the building,” said Chin Lin, AIA, LEED AP of HMFH Architects. “The project also included new windows, upgraded mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and a complete overhaul of how the public spaces are organized. This award is a wonderful testament to the long-term sustainable commitment of the Brookline community. The reduction of energy costs allows the Town to reinvest in other critical needs areas.” With high-efficiency fixtures selected individually for each space, HMFH’s lighting design shows that energy efficiency can be achieved without sacrificing good design.

NEWBO Honors Lisa Wexler Newton, MA – New England Women Business Owners (NEWBO) honored Lisa Wexler, president of construction management firm Elaine Construction, as 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year during the organization’s 2nd Annual Quest Awards ceremony. The NEWBO Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes “exceptional vision and leadership in the establishment and development of an owner-led business.” “I am deeply honored to be recognized by New Women Business Owners with this award, and plan to share any of the spotlight with the entire Elaine organization,” Wexler said.

Lisa Wexler, president of Elaine Construction and Celia Coutre, immediate past president of the New England Women Business Owners at the Quest Awards ceremony. photo credit: Passaretti Photos

July, 2009


High-Profile: Awards

Rhino PR Honored South Hamilton, MA - Rhino Public Relations announced that it has been honored with a Bell Ringer Award from the Publicity Club of New England recognizing the firm’s successful national media relations campaign for its client, GEI Consultants Inc. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, The Bell Ringer Awards recognize excellence in communications and public relations work in every field and industry, and across all media - print, broadcast, and online. Rhino PR was recognized with a merit award in the “Organizational Identity Campaign” division during the awards

The team from Dellbrooke Construction in Braintree, MA was once again recognized for their achievements in construction safety and education. l-r: Kelly Cohane, GEI Consultants, Inc.; Susan Shelby, CPSM, Rhino PR; Chris Stockwell, GEI Consultants, Inc.; Jennifer Shelby, Rhino PR event held on June 1, 2009 at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

Wentworth Alumni Honor Shawmut Boston, MA - Shawmut Design and Construction was recently honored by Wentworth Institute of Technology and the Wentworth Alumni Association with their “Distinguished Employer Award” for 2009. The award recognizes the mutually beneficial partnership enjoyed by both organizations over the past decade. Shawmut has enjoyed a fruitful, recruitment-based relationship with Wentworth Institute of Technology for many years. As a leading national construction manager and general contractor, Shawmut actively recruits Wentworth students each

year to support its growing business. Most of these recent college hires enter Shawmut’s Construction Management Skills Training or Estimating Development programs which are specifically designed to train and develop promising young construction professionals over three intensive years. Overall, there are about 100 employees at Shawmut who are alumni of Wentworth, including Managing Director of our Commercial Group Michael Sanchez who is also an active board member of the Wentworth Alumni Association.

Consigli One of the ‘Best Work Places’ Milford, MA - Consigli Construction Co., Inc. has again been recognized as one the “Best Places to Work” in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal, marking the fourth consecutive year that the company has achieved top marks from employees for workplace satisfaction. “Although we’re faced with a challenging economy, we’re confident that investment in our employees now will enable us accomplish our goals in the long

term,” said Matthew Consigli, vice president. “From an ownership standpoint, it’s a humbling award since our employees are evaluating their experiences at our organization – we’re happy to see the steps we’ve taken to provide that experience are appreciated.” Consigli has also been recognized with a similar award in Maine from Best Companies Group for the past several years.

Concord Hospital Awarded Gilbane GC - Designed by SBRA Bedford, NH –The Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire recently honored Gilbane’s Northern New England office with a Build New Hampshire Award for the Concord Hospital East & North Wings project. The project received the Best Environmental Building Project Award. Gilbane provided preconstruction and construction management services for the expan- Glenn Cairns, President, AGC of NH, presented Al sion, designed by Shepley Bulfinch Chouinard, Project Executive at Gilbane Building Richardson Abbott (SBRA). The Co., with the Best Environmental Project Award for project doubles the capacity of New the Concord Hospital East & North Wings. Hampshire’s busiest emergency department with construction of and included a tight budget, no on-site two additions, a six-story East Wing and a parking and work adjacent to the busithree-story North Wing. est Emergency Department in the State of With 167,000sf of new construction New Hampshire. and 30,000sf of renovations, the project The project was the first hospital added flexibility and much needed space. project in the state of New Hampshire to Construction challenges were significant, pursue LEED certification.

Gould S.T.E.P. Winners Burlington, MA - The Gould Construction Institute (GCI) recently held their fifth annual Safety & Education Dinner meeting at the Montvale Plaza where they announced the 2009 S.T.E.P. (Safety, Training, Evaluation Process) Award winners, graduating students, the Craft Champion for 2009, and students who have received a Memorial Scholasrship to further their education in the construction field. Barbara Lagergren, Executive Director of GCI stated that the Safety & Education Dinner Meeting is their premier event of the year. “This is a night to recognize our students and their employers who continue

to raise the standards of training and education in the construction industry,” stated Mrs. Lagergren. “For a contractor, there is nothing more important than jobsite safety. For our employees, our clients and our industry, safety must be job number one.” By drawing attention to the importance of jobsite safety, GCI seeks to make sure that it is something that is not taken for granted. When those companies who are truly committed to ensuring a safe environment for their workforce are recognized, other companies will follow their example.

The instructors at the Gould Construction Institute bring a wealth of craft training and business experience into the classroom.

North Branch Honored with Awards Concord, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. of Concord received First Place for Safety in the SIC Code 15 (50,000 to 100,000 man-hours) category at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) NH/VT Chapter’s Annual Awards and Employee Recognition Night. In addition, North Branch was recognized for having zero cases in lost workdays as recorded on the OSHA log form 300A for 2008. North Branch also received the National ABC “Platinum” Level STEP Award. The STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) award program is a benchmarking tool that helps ABC members nationwide improve their safety and training

programs. The STEP program provides the resources you need to measure your safety program’s progress each year to determine how it compares to the practices of other ABC members. North Branch Construction’s multitiered award winning Safety Program (lead by Kevin Temple, Director of Safety) includes pre-employment, random employee and post accident drug and alcohol screening, a Safety Fine Program (for both North Branch employees as well as subcontractors working on North Branch projects) and a Safety Rewards Program for field employees, just to name a few of the nine major components of the program.

Elaine Wins Family Business Award Boston, MA - The Northeastern University Center for Family Business honored Elaine Construction Company with a 2009 Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Award. The award recognizes the Wexler family’s business achievements (l-r) Ted Clark, executive Director of Northeastern Uniand leadership success across versity’s Center for Family Business with Don Wexler, three generations at the NewLisa Wexler and Ken Wexler of Elaine Construction. ton-based company. “We are honored to win Lisa Wexler, president and third generation the Family Business Award, and we cel- leader at Elaine. The award honors the viebrate this recognition with the extended sion shown by my grandparents Leo and Elaine family, including our tremendous Elaine Wexler, and subsequently by my staff, clients and subcontractors,” stated dad and mentor Ken Wexler.”


July, 2009


High-Profile: Awards

PLAN NH Awards people that have aged out of the foster care system. Owner: Child and Family Services of New Hampshire Developer: New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority Architect: George Hickey, Architect Structural Engineer: LaBombard Engineering HVAC Engineer: WV Engineering General Contractor: Gary Chicoine Construction Corporation LEED Consultant: Context Green LEED and Energy Star Consultant: GDS Associates • Hanover N.H. South Block Development The pedestrian-friendly devel
 l-r: David Mitchell, P.E., Engineering Venopment has brought new opportunitures (Lebanon office); John Caulo repreties for retail and commercial vensenting Dartmouth College, Kevin Worden, tures, added 41 affordable housing P.E., Vice President of Engineering Ventures (Burlington office) and Master of Ceremonies units, and is graced with pleasing Chris Carley (CN Carley Associates). (Photo public spaces. One unique feature of the project is that four architects were by Roger Ramirez, Chariot Photo) involved, so that there is visual diversity of the buildings. Owner: Dartmouth College Architects: UK Architects; Truex Cullins, Architect; William Rawn Associates Architect, Inc.; Tim l-r: Glen English, Haverhill Town Manager; PM 
 Duff, Architect Landscape Architect: Office of Joe Poston of Wright Construction Company; Keith Wagner, Landscape Architect Engineer Sean James of Hoyle Tanner Associates Engineer: Engineering Venand Brett Wright, owner of Wright Construction. tures, Inc. (photo by Roger Ramirez of Chariot Photo) General Contractor: Kessel/

Manchester, NH - Plan NH announced the 2009 recipients of Merit Awards for Excellence in Planning, Design and Development of the built environment. Awards were given to projects in N.H. that have been completed since 2004. Recipients were: • Child and Family Services of NH’s Transitional Living Program provides housing and a support system for young

Duff Company General Contractor: • Webster Place Recovery Center es- Wright Construction Company tablished by the current owner on a site that Historical Consultant: NH Division was once a farm owned by Daniel Webster. of Historical Resources Plans were to add a residential school and Plan NH is a 501(c) 3 non-profit orculinary arts academy in the future. This ganization formed in 1989. Its purpose is Recovery Center is the hub of the property, to contribute to the quality of life in New and its program takes advantage of the ag- Hampshire communities by promoting exricultural and other physical attributes of cellence in sustainable planning, design the vast acreage. and development of the built environment. Owner: Alex Ray Architect: SamynD’Elia Architects General Contractor: Conniston Construction Inc • Rehabilitation of 
 the Haverhill-Bath Covl-r: Gary Chicoine and Paul Bliss of Gary Chicoine ered Bridge, Haverhill Construction Corp; George Hickey, Architect; Mark Vinand Bath, NH cello, WV Engineering; Dennis LaBombard, LaBombard The second-oldest Engineering; Mary Anzmann, New Hampshire Houscovered bridge in the US ing; Mike Ostrowski, Child and Family Services of New was initially completed Hampshire; Bob Frasier, New Hampshire Housing; Dean in 1829. After 170 years Christon, New Hampshire Housing; Bruce Bennett, GDS of continuous use, it was Associates (photo by Roger Ramirez, Chariot Photo) closed in 1999 to vehicular traffic. The goal was to rehabilitate the bridge in a historically accurate manner, while preserving as much of the original as 
 l-r:Bill Smith, Conneston Construction, Inc.; Alex possible. Ray, Owner; Ward D’Elia, Samyn-D’Elia Architects, Owners: Town of P.A.; Mike Ritter, Samyn-D’Elia Architects, P.A.; John Haverhill, New HampKnowles, Executive Director – Webster Place Recovery shire and Town of Bath, Center; Chris Carley, Master of Ceremonies – Plan NH New Hampshire (photo by Roger Ramirez, Chariot Photo) Engineers: Hoyle, Tanner and Associates

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July, 2009


High-Profile: Awards

Chinatown Park Gets BSLA Honor Chinatown Park on Boston’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway recently received an Honor Award for Parks and Recreation Facilities Design from The Boston Society of Landscape Architects as part of its 2009 Awards Program . The park, designed by Carol R. Johnson Associates, Inc. (CRJA), anchors the southern end of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, and serves as the entry plaza for the Chinatown neighborhood. When the design of the recent Central Artery-Tunnel project included the abandonment of the highway tunnel offramp which had divided the Chinatown neighborhood since the 1950’s, the land was designated to provide the largest open space to date in Chinatown. CRJA was selected through a public competition process to be the prime con-

sultant for the design of the park, and the final design involved a rigorous community participation process to ensure the incorporation of as many of the community’s diverse goals as possible. At less than an acre in size, the new park’s mission was to provide a setting for the many festivals, celebrations, and daily activities of this vigorous community while also providing a respite for all users from the traffic and congestion of the city. The design philosophy which evolved to encompass the varied goals and in which the park elements are rooted is ‘The Balance of Memory and Prophecy’, honoring the traditional past while creating a new vision for the future through contemporary interpretations of traditional elements of Chinese life: village festival space, contemplative garden, gateways, garden walls, stone, flowing water, and plantings of Asian origin. Drawing on the principals of Feng Shui, the CRJA team’s design unifies the mix of open active space and quiet intimate garden, of traditional garden themes and modern life into a whole which acknowledges the community’s Asian traditions but which is welcoming for all visitors, one which can adapt and evolve over time as the neighborhood around it changes with the completion of the Central Artery. By incorporating very non-traditional sculptural elements and of plant materials such as bamboo that are rarely used in the city, CRJA’s design for Chinatown Park expands the concepts of the design elements that can be provided within a city park, creating a unique amenity for The design honored the traditional past while creating a Chinatown and for the Rose Kennedy Greenway. new vision for the future

CLD Project Recognized Manchester, NH - CLD Consulting Engineers, Inc. has been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers New Hampshire Section, (ASCE-NH) for participation in the Granite Street/I-293 Exit 5 Improvement Project. The City of Manchester was awarded the ASCE-NH 2008 New Hampshire Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for the project, which was designed by CLD. Additionally, CLD has been awarded the 2009 Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire (ACEC-NH), also for the Granite Street Project. The Engineering Excellence Awards, presented annually by ACEC-NH, recognize engineering achievements which demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. CLD won in the Transportation Category and was the overall winner for 2009.

Ken Rhodes, P.E., Senior Vice President of CLD Consulting Engineers, Inc. is presented the ACEC-NH Excellence Award by Mark Zydel, P.E., President of ACEC-NH

Design elements such as “squishy” floor tiles, and “stepping stones” inspire a relaxed atmosphere for young patients.

Lavallee Brensinger Healthcare Project Honored Manchester, NH – At the annual IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Awards Dinner, Lavallee Brensinger Architects received high honors with the only Honorable Mention in the “Healthcare Design 2009” category for its outstanding work on the new Concord Hospital Pediatrics Unit. The regional competition celebrates interior design and excellence in teamwork, showcasing outstanding projects throughout New England. A theme of the natural environment

is carried throughout the space with playful elements such as sun, sky, clouds, rivers and trees. Unique design elements such as “squishy” floor tiles, a vibrant blue “waterfall”, and “stepping stones” inspire a relaxed atmosphere for young patients. In patient rooms, colorful, custom-designed wall murals feature natural scenes such as butterflies and sunflowers. Members of the Lavallee Brensinger design team included Steve Clayman, Joan Eagleson, Chris Urner, Jen Veilleux.

ASLA CT Chapter Award Winners The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) has announced the winners of its annual Connecticut Design Awards competition. CTASLA conducts the Connecticut Design Awards each year to recognize excellence in landscape architectural design, planning and analysis, communication and research. To be eligible, an applicant must be a licensed landscape architect in the state of Connecticut, and the entrant or project location must be based in Connecticut. Winners of this year’s Connecticut Design Awards competition include: • Richard Bergmann Architects (New Canaan), Award of Excellence in the Design/Built Work category, for “A River Runs Through It” (Southwestern Conn.) • Devore Associates (Fairfield), Honor Award in the Design/Built Works category, for “An Estate in Westchester” (Bedford Hills, N.Y.) • LADA, P.C. (Simsbury), Honor Award in the Design/Built Work category for “Central Connecticut State University – New Pedestrian Core” (New Britain, Conn.) • Didona Associates Landscape Architects, LLC (Danbury), Honor Award in the Planning and Analysis category for “Wooster School Beautification Plan” (Danbury, Conn.)

• Heritage Landscapes, Preservation Landscape Archeticts and Planners (Norwalk), Honor Award in the Research category for “The New York Botanical Garden Cultural Landscape Report: Landscape History” (Bronx, N.Y.) • Towers|Golde LLC (New Haven), Merit Award in the Design/Built Work category for “Fairfield University – Residential Quadrangle Revitalization” (Fairfield, Conn.) • Wesley Stout Associates (New Canaan), Merit Award in the Design/Built Work category for “Simply Green” (Wilton, Conn.) • Artemis Landscape Architects, LLC (Brookfield), Merit Award in the Design/ Built Work category for “Private Residence in Litchfield Hills” (Washington, Conn.) • Artemis Landscape Architects, LLC (Brookfield), Merit Award in the Communications category for “Sol Environment” (marketing package) • LADA, P.C. (Simsbury), Merit Award in the Planning and Analysis category for “City of Middletown Farmland Viability Report” (Middletown, Conn.) • Tavella Design Group, LLC (Orange), Merit Award in the Planning and Analysis category for “Oyster Shell Park Master Plan” (Norwalk, Conn.)


July, 2009


High-Profile: News

Grand Opening of 45 Province St. Suffolk Construction GC, Designed by Bruner-Cott Boston, MA - Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined to celebrate the grand opening of Downtown Crossing’s newest residential project, 45 Province Street. Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Former Governor Paul Cellucci headlined a group of dignitaries joining Boston Redevelopment Authority Director John F. Palmieri, The Abbey Group and Suffolk Construction to celebrate the Grand Opening of Boston’s newest luxury condominium tower and pay tribute l-r: Bob Epstein, Chairman and CEO of The Abbey Group, Mayor Tom Menino, former Governor Paul to its historic link to the past. The 32-story residential Cellucci, David Epstein, President and COO of building contains 138 condomini- The Abbey Group and John Fish, CEO of Suffolk um units along with new restaurant Construction space that will add energy to the burgeoning 24-hour district. The of the city; valet parking and 24-hour conexterior of the building features terra cot- cierge service. ta, a time-honored building material that Former Governor Paul Cellucci was dates back to the 19th century and is now on hand for the event in order to help dediwidely used in Europe and highly regarded cate a plaque marking the historical signifias a sustainable technologically advanced cance of the former Governor’s Alley lobuilding material. cation. The plaque includes the names and 45 Province is a full-service build- dates of service of every governor in the ing that offers a first-of-its-kind Exhale history of the Commonwealth. spa, exclusively for residents. The comSuffolk Construction, the General plex includes a four season pool, spa treat- Contractor on the project, has had hundreds ment room and fitness studio with cardio, of dedicated workers on site since breakstretching and conditioning areas; a parlor ing ground in October 2006. The building comprised of a library and dining room was finished on schedule and to the highest with a catering kitchen, a screening room; quality. a fine dining restaurant; a bistro restaurant The project was designed by Brunerwith an outdoor patio; a spectacular roof Cott and Associates. terrace offering sweeping panoramic views

Blue Back Square West Hartford, CT - Blue Back Square is an extension of the pedestrian heart of downtown West Hartford. This urban mixed-use redevelopment is the centerpiece of two large city blocks, providing retail, office, residential and municipal space within the existing Town Center. The 1.2 million sf project included the regeneration of a brownfield site, expansion of civic facilities and public open-space, a mix of large and small format retail shops, two municipal parking garages, restaurants, professional and medical offices, a health club and residential condominiums and apartments. The new streetscape was designed with granite curbs, unit pavers, concrete banding, decorative bollards and street

Blue Back Square lighting that mesh with the character of the existing downtown. New street trees were installed at mature sizes to give visitors the sense that this neighborhood has grown up over time with the rest of the community.

Ribbon Cutting at Hampton Inn Pro Con Inc Architect and CM Yonkers, NY – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently to celebrate the official opening of the new Hampton Inn and Suites hotel, the first new hotel to be opened in Yonkers in over 25 years. The 150-key hotel was developed by Schleicher and Stebbins Hotels. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. was the architect and construction manager for the design build hotel. The 87,566sf, four-story hotel offers king and queen rooms and 37 studio

suites. The large scale suites have a sitting area with a pull-out sofa sleeper and a wet bar with a refrigerator and microwave. All the guest rooms offer complimentary high speed internet access and wireless internet access is available in the lobby. The public areas of the hotel include a full service bar, breakfast area for the hotel’s complimentary weekday breakfast, a “Suite Shop” selling snack and sundry items, an indoor pool and fitness room. The hotel also features a flexible space conference room.


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July, 2009


High-Profile Feature: Highland Goffe’s Falls Elementary School

Jewett to Renovate Elementary CMK Architects


ancheste NH - Jewett Construction Co., Inc. has recently been awarded a contract by the City of Manchester to perform work at the Highland Goffe’s Falls Elementary School, located at 2021 Goffe’s Falls Road in Manchester. Construction will run from June through mid-August. Jewett and its subcontractors will meet the challenge of the short timeline through the utilization of long workdays, afterhours work, and extended work weeks. Work will include the conversion of open concept classrooms into individual spaces with new millwork and classroom equipment. The existing HVAC system will be upgraded, and new lighting, acoustical ceilings, and fire sprinklers will be installed. Fresh paint and two new stair towers will complete the renovations. Key subcontractors working with Jewett on this project include AA& D Masonry, LLC, Manchester; American Con-

crete, Kingston; Amsco, Inc., Londonderry; Blue Dot Glass, LLC, Hooksett; Boucher Acoustic Contractor, Inc., Manchester; DiFava Fire Protection, Inc., Derry; EnviroVantage, Epping; Granite State Plumbing & Heating, LLC, Weare; Interstate Electrical Services, Bedford; Jutras Signs, Manchester; Kamco Supply, Londonderry; New England Interior Specialties, Norfolk, Mass.; Northeast Drywall Systems, Inc., Manchester; Palace Construction, Litchfield; R. Fraser Co., Inc., Hudson; Salem North Concrete Construction, Pelham; School Furnishings, Inc., Amherst; Simpsons Painting Contractors, Derry; Skyline Roofing, Manchester; Space Design Systems, Hooksett; Stanley Elevator Company, Inc., Nashua; Tri State Iron Works, Inc., Concord; and West Minot Millwork, Inc., West Minot, Me. The architect is CMK Architects, P.A. and the engineer is Foley Buehl Roberts & Associates, Inc., both of Manchester.

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July, 2009


High-Profile Feature: Riverway House at Wheelock College

Lee Kennedy Co. Nears Completion of Wheelock Renovation Architect DiMella Shaffer


oston, MA - Lee Kennedy Co. is nearing completion of an extremely fast-track $10 million residence hall gut-rehab project at Wheelock College. The contractor’s team will complete the work in August after just six months of construction – half the time typically estimated for a project of this size and scope. The 32,000sf project is being completed in a design-build capacity with Boston architect DiMella Shaffer to accommodate the aggressive schedule and have the building ready for students at the start of North elevation the fall 2009 semester. The upgraded building will have capacity for 128 students. Lee Kennedy Co.’s team has completed full demolition and abatement of the interior space, performed extensive structural upgrades, installed an elevator and infilled existing stairwells and much of the rear of the building to add space for addi-

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tional beds. The team has also installed all new windows and completed exterior masonry repairs and cleaning. Currently, the team is completing finishes on each floor and utility work in the basement; landscaping – including the creation of new walkContinued on next page

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Wheelock College Riverway House Project Team Architect - DiMella Shaffer Associates, Inc. General Contractor - Lee Kennedy Co., Inc. Structural Engineer - LeMessurier Consultants, Inc. Geotechnical Engineer - McPhail Associates, Inc. Consulting Engineers - R.G. Vanderweil, LLC Site Survey Engineer - Samiotes Consultants, Inc. Consulting / Engineer - Tetra Tech Rizzo Consultant - Axiom Partners, Inc. IT Consultant - CCR Pyramid, Inc. HVAC - Thomas G. Gallagher, Inc. Earthwork - James W. Flett Signage

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High-Profile Feature: Riverway House at Wheelock College Architect’s Perspective: Randy Kreie, AIA, Principal at DiMella Shaffer


Lobby interior rendering Continued from previous page ways – is also underway. Situated along the city’s busy Riverway, the team implemented a strict logistics plan to ensure the safety of staff and students, minimize construction impact on campus operations and coordinate timely material deliveries on the tight site. 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 work-

ing together on another full-scale renovation at Boston College. The Wheelock College project is just the latest addition to Lee Kennedy Co.’s extensive academic portfolio. The Riverway House joins other recent academic projects including the Hemenway Project at The Boston Conservatory, the Simmons College School of Management & Academic Building, Harvard University’s Weld Hill Research & Administration Building and the architecture department renovation at MIT, among others.

any students at Wheelock College enjoy living at the Riverway House because of the unusual room arrangements and the character of the building. Our design team was challenged to maintain that attraction while providing an updated residence hall that solved a multitude of issues, including campus organization and accessibility. The Riverway House was originally designed as an apartment building and was later modified to serve as one of the residence halls on the Wheelock campus, but featured narrow corridors with a seeming lack of logical arrangement. The building faced the Riverway, turning its back on the campus and the primary circulation routes from building to building. Because of the attachment to the former student center, the building became a barrier between the Riverway and campus circulation. Additionally, the design of the structure, with an elevated first floor, left the building inaccessible for wheelchair entry and occupancy. The final design solution addresses each of these issues, creating a modern residence hall while still allowing for unique character in each residential unit. Through some careful campus planning, it became apparent that a new entry, located off the side courtyard and the rear of the building, could reorient the access to the heart of the campus, providing a connection between the Riverway and the

main campus while also providing accessibility. The floor of this new entry lobby was lowered to meet the sidewalks at the courtyard and the central campus circulation, and an elevator was installed to provide a connection to all floors from the new lobby. This simple solution connected the building to the campus in a straightforward and logical way. Two small additions allowed for the reorganization of the corridor system to provide a simple circulation route. Each room is still unique, with most providing multiple windows for light and natural ventilation. Toilet rooms were decentralized to maintain the unique character of semi-private baths while simplifying the construction. Common areas are centrally located near the entry lobby to encourage interaction among the residents and visitors. Sustainability goals were apparent from the outset, beginning with the decision to retain the existing structure rather than demolish and rebuild. Each design decision was evaluated against sustainable criteria in order to maximize sustainable features while staying within the budgetary requirements for the project. In the end, the Riverway renovations maintained the quirky, historic elements regarded in the building while improving accessibility and wayfinding for modern uses

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High-Profile: People

Baethge Earns Two Designations Newington, CT - Tonya Baethge, Senior Interior Designer with OFI in Newington, has recently earned two major design industry designations. She recently passed the LEED Professional Accreditation exam and is now a LEED Accredited Professional, or “LEED AP.” Additionally, she passed the NCIDQ Certification exam administered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). The purpose of NCIDQ is

to protect the health, life-safety and welfare of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design. Baethge has been with OFI for two years.


Cannon Design Promotions Boston, MA - Cannon Design announced the promotion of Elizabeth Spelman, LEED AP to the position of vice president. She is a project architect and designer with 14 years of experience managing projects and directing teams, taking a leadership role in design, client relations, and project management. Her focus on healthcare includes numerous renovation projects, master plans, and fit-outs. Her portfolio of work includes healthcare institutions such as Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Caritas Norwood Hospital, and Anna Jaques Hospital. She has also worked on the Zukunftszentrum Herten, a center for microbiological research, in Germany. Recently, Spelman was project manager for the interior fit-out of the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Cannon Design also announced the promotion of Beat Schenk, SIA to the position of associate vice president. He is a renowned young designer who fine-tuned his skills at firms such as OMA, Frank O. Gehry and Atelier 5. Schenk has worked on several architectural and construction projects

across the globe. His portfolio includes Zhejiang University Medicinal College Affiliated No.1 Hospital, in Hangzhou, China; the Hereford Museum in Hereford, Germany; and numerous facilities throughout Switzerland including the University Bern Student Center and Bank S+L Director’s Pavilion. He also has completed work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, where he was a Member of the Competition and Schematic Design teams for this ambitious expansion of the museum. Cannon Design promoted Brian Pineau to associate vice president. Pineau, an electrical engineer, has 15 years of experience in design and project management of educational, commercial, and industrial construction projects. He brings sound leadership abilities to the team, and is aggressive in meeting project milestones and managing budget constraints. His portfolio work includes educational institutions such as Brown University, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Princeton University as well as public schools, banks, and historic sites such as the Omni Parker House in Boston.


ence in the construction industry throughout New England. He comes from ARCADIS where he was responsible for sales and business development for the Northeast Region. He began his sales career with the Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation and sold to Commercial establishments and Key Accounts for over 20 years.

Cook Joins Jones Lang LaSalle Boston, MA - Jones Lang LaSalle announced that Ellen Cook has joined the company as senior vice president on the Corporate Solutions team. She will manage real estate portfolio transactions worldwide for client Iron Mountain Incorporated.. The portfolio includes 65 million sf in 1,000 locations. Cook brings 10 years of commercial real estate experience, and has completed transactions in all major US markets as well as global assignments.


Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Cook was an account director with Cushman & Wakefield. Prior to that she served as senior marketing manager for AT&T Wireless.

Boston, MA - Shawmut Design and Construction announced the promotion of 16year Shawmut veteran Brian Stys to the newly-created position of vice president of marketing and business development. This new national sales and marketing position— Shawmut’s first chief marketing officer role will bring to-


gether the firm’s existing regional and national marketing and business development resources to create a new corporate department. Based out of Shawmut’s Boston headquarters, Stys and his team will have a strong focus on advancing Shawmut’s unique brand identity in the national hospitality and retail markets and in Shawmut’s regional institutional and commercial markets.

Tighe & Bond Personnel News Worcester, MA -Tighe & Bond announced that Nathaniel C. Norton, joined the firm as GIS Director. His 14 year experience includes leading and managing the integrated use of GIS technology for Norton transportation, environmental and land development projects. He is proficient with industry standard mapping and GIS software products and provides technical direction in the use


of GIS to manage, analyze, report and map data used for a variety of simple and complex engineering tasks. The company also announced that Wayne Harju, P.E., has met the requirements to become a Certified Energy Au-

ditor (CEA). Harju is a lead electrical engineer. He joined Tighe & Bond in 1993.

Gallaher Joins Tro Jung|Brannen Boston, MA – TRO Jung|Brannen announced that Nigel Gallaher, AIA has joined the firm as principal. Gallaher has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of healthcare planning and design with special emphasis on academic medical centers and children’s hospitals. He has a hands-on approach to client management and he will be actively engaged in serving several significant healthcare clients located throughout the New England region.

His primary attributes include a demonstrated commitment to client service, and an ability to apply his knowledge and experience to help resolve client challenges. P r e v i o u s l y, Gallaher Gallaher was senior associate at Shepley Bulfinch for over 25 years.

Carey Joins Erland

Conover Joins White Auburn, MA - The R.H. White Construction Company has hired Scott K. Conover as business development manager. He will be focusing on generating opportunities for R.H. White’s Commercial Building Division. Conover brings more than 25 years of sales and business development experi-

Shawmut Promotes Stys


Burlington, MA - Erland care institutions, including Construction announced that Baystate Health System in Richard Carey has joined the Springfield, Mass. and Dartcompany as director of healthcare mouth-Hitchcock Medical planning and services. He brings Center in Lebanon, N.H. more than 25 years of experience Carey’s perspective is as a seasoned executive with exoriented to the needs of the perience planning and leading healthcare facility’s owner significant capital and operational – with a focus on supporting improvements in healthcare. the goals of achieving uninterCarey For the last 16 years Carey rupted operations, providing has worked in facilities planning reliable budgets, and minimizand construction for several leading health- ing oversight time.

Marchetto JoinsHeTishman also is

New York, NY, - Tishman Construction Corporation Chairman, Daniel R. Tishman, announced that Peter Marchetto joined the company as president of construction Operations. Marchetto has more than 25 years of construction management experience in diverse market sectors, including: highrise office buildings; corporate campuses; interiors; education; hotels; courthouses; technology facilities; retail; restoration and many types of public buildings.

joining the newly created Office of the Chairman, which oversees all of the company’s activities, with a particular focus on expanding Tishman’s share of key markets and sectors.


July, 2009


High-Profile: People

Malmrose Joins Tighe & Bond

Ten Promoted at HMFH

Westfield, MA -Tighe & water treatment plant residuals Bond, Inc. announced that Paul and biosolids management and E. Malmrose, P.E, has joined treatment. Tighe & Bond as Vice PresiA registered professional dent. He brings 35 years of enengineer in three states, he has vironmental and civil engineerbeen involved in the planning, ing expertise to the firm. design and construction of saniMalmrose has been intary sewers, pump stations and volved in planning and design storm water drainage systems. of more than 30 water treatment Paul will work out of Tighe & Malmrose plants with capacities ranging Bond’s Middletown, Connectifrom 8.5 to 285 million galcut office. lons per day and spanning the full range Prior to joining Tighe & Bond, Paul of available treatment technologies. He was Vice President at CH2M HILL and rehas also participated in planning, design- cently served as the Planning and Design ing and operating several municipal and Manager for Program Management for the industrial wastewater treatment facilities, Chicago Department of Water Manageand is a nationally recognized expert on ment.

Cambridge, MA - HMFH chitect for many independent Architects, focused on the design school and college and univerof innovative learning environsity projects. ments, announced 10 staff proMillington has been with motions. HMFH for more than 22 years George Metzger, AIA and and has been a project manLaura Wernick, AIA, REFP, ager on many educational projLEED AP were promoted to seects including the Cambridge nior principal: Rindge and Latin School; EvMetzger, the president of erett High School; and Chelsea Metzger HMFH Architects, who has led High School addition, among the firm’s practice in the design others. of schools, housing and community faciliValaes has been with HMFH for 20 ties. A registered architect, Metzger is the years. His wide range of experience inpast president of the Boston Society of Ar- cludes the Cambridge Rindge and Latin chitects and recently joined the board of School; Cambridge War Memorial and directors of Community Design Resource Recreation Center; Brookline Town Hall; Center (CDRC). and Hanover High School, among others. Wernick is a registered architect, Duffy has been a key member of LEED Accredited Professional, and Recog- HMFH Architects for 25 years, providing nized Educational Facilities Planner who is leadership in construction technology. He highly engaged in the national dialogue on oversees the design and construction proarchitecture and education. She was named cess, manages the detailed production and the CEFPI (Council for Educational Facil- coordination of project documents, and ity Planners International) Northeast Re- directs engineering consultants and congional Planner of the Year in 2004. tractors for quality assurance on building Lori Cowles, AIA, LEED AP and design. Philip S. (Pip) Lewis, AIA, LEED AP were Lin joined HMFH in 2000 and is promoted to principal: currently the firm’s Director of Green ReCowles is a registered architect and sources. He has overseen LEED and Mass LEED Accredited Professional with more CHPS certification processes, secured over than 15 years of professional experience. $2.5 million in “green schools” grants and She joined HMFH Architects in 1995 and utility rebates for clients, and incorporated has been project manager for many of the photovoltaics, daylight harvesting, wastefirm’s educational projects. water reuse, and wind power into many Lewis is a registered architect and notable projects. LEED Accredited Professional, who has Tina Stanislaski, AIA, LEED AP and been with HMFH for 27 years. He current- Gabriel Petino, AIA were promoted to asly serves as the vice chair on the Designer sociate. Selection Board for the Massachusetts DeStanislaski ,has been with HMFH for partment of Housing and Community De- more than five years. She is an active memvelopment. Lewis is currently directing the ber of the Boston Society of Architects, adaptive reuse of a former factory for Bos- where she serves on the BSA Educational ton Renaissance Charter Public School. Facilities Committee. She is a registered Deborah Collins, AIA, Steven Mill- architect and LEED Accredited Profesington, AIA, Vasillios Valaes, AIA, LEED sional. AP and Arthur Duffy, AIA, and Chin Lin, Petino is a registered architect and AIA, LEED AP were promoted to senior currently serves as HMFH’s Construction associate. Administration Manager. He has been with Collins is a registered architect and HMFH Architects for more than nine years a member of HMFH’s Design Committee. and brings a wide range of professional With more than 30 years of professional experience in the building industry to the experience, She has been with HMFH for firm. more than 17 years, serving as project ar-

Cutler Hires Stephens Worcester, MA - Cutler Associates recently named Robert Stephens as Director of Business Development, Healthcare. His appointment supports the company’s strategic initiative to augment the services it provides to healthcare industry clients. Stephens has more than 20 years of experience marketing and selling design and construction services. Prior to joining Cutler, he served in a similar role with the Marshall Erdman Company a premier design-builder of medical office buildings.


Prengaman LEED Accredited Providence RI – David ence in the planning, design and R. Prengaman, AIA, Princimanagement of projects for a wide pal of Vision 3 Architects in variety of building types. He is Providence, RI, has successthe Principal-in-Charge of a new fully completed the U.S. Green 40,000sf health center for ProviBuilding Council’s certificadence Community Health Centers. tion requirements to become This project is being planned to a LEED® Accredited Proachieve LEED Silver certification. fessional. His achievement He is also the Principal-in-Charge brings the number of LEED of a new corporate campus and Prengaman Accredited Professionals on 360,000sf corporate office which Vision 3’s staff to 13. is registered with the U.S. Green A Principal of Vision 3 Architects, Building Council for LEED Silver certifiPrengaman has over 23 years of experi- cation.

Cannon Names McDonald Boston, MA - Cannon Design announced Debi L. McDonald, AIA, LEED® AP, has rejoined the firm as an Associate Principal in the firm’s Boston office. McDonald is an award-winning architect who has focused her career in the development of facilities for higher education. Recognized for her planning and design


skills by both academic and professional organizations, she has made a major contribution to many successful Cannon Design projects including recent work on campuses at Mass. Institute of Technology, Northeastern University and Tufts University.

Small Achieves LEED AP Woburn, MA - Landmark Structures Corporation announced that Michael Small of Brentwood, NH has achieved designation as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED Accredited Professional. Small is Senior Project Manager at Landmark Structures. “Having the designation as a LEED® Accredited Professional is a great asset when working with an architect or building owner with interest in or knowledge

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Office, Biotech and Mixed-Use, Developments and Redevelopments – Are the Markets on a Road to Recovery? Learn more on the 2009 NAIOP Massachusetts Bus Tour, a fast-paced, half-day tour of the area’s most dynamic markets from Woburn to Weston. Held October 7, the tour will offer in-depth, expert insight and analysis on existing and proposed development projects, as well as the latest Save October 7 through 9 for the Nasales, lease, and development activity in the tional Organization of Minority Architects north/west Route 128/Interstate 95 market. (NOMA)’s 38th annual international conmore inormation: http://www.naiopference and exposition at Boston Marriott ma.org Copley Place. This year’s theme is “Re-Invent, Rebuild, ReMassachusetts architects need connect: Innovato finish their 2008-09 credits by Aution Can Happen gust 31, 2009. AIA members need to Through Turcomplete their 2008 credits by Sepbulent Times.” tember 30, 2009. REGISTER NOW. BosNOMA, the The Boston Society of ArchiBoston chapter tects hosts workshops, which are of NOMA, will offer many opportunities held at The Architects Building (52 for participation and sponsorship in the Broad Street, Boston); find out more coming months. For more information on at www.architects.org/workshops. the conference or BosNOMA, contact AnWith questions, contact John dre Vega AIA, NOMA at andre@concordChase at jchase@architects.org or architects.com or Edward (Tony) Ransom 617-951-1433 x242. AIA, LEED AP, NOMA at parkourvision@ yahoo.com.

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September 18, 2009 SteelDay will be an interactive day with the structural steel industry. Activities are planned to occur on three distinct levels: 1. Direct, face-to-face interaction 2. On-line interaction 3. Nationwide marketing campaign. The theme of SteelDay is interact. We want to involve and educate as many people as possible and to do that we’ll be focusing on creating as many opportunities as we can for true interaction. The message we’ll be providing during our interactions will be focused on the sustainable and environmental features and benefits of structural steel, and how to take advantage of them. For more information: http://www. ssfne.org/pdf/SteelDay2009.pdf

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High-Profile Monthly: July 2009  

High-Profile Monthly is a facility development trade publication, featuring construction activities in New England. Its readers build and re...

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