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Trinity Church- Yesterday, Today, and Looking Forward to Tomorrow - By: Robin Corrigan Lee Kennedy to Renovate Jordan Hospital - Designed by JACA Architects Callahan Builds Canal Bluffs and Woods Hole Expansion Nauset completes EPOCH Phase II with The Architectural Team AGC of Mass Members Win Safety Awards Suffolk Education Begins New Charter Public School Construction ProCon Begins Portwalk’s First Phase Consigli Oversees CMMC Expansion www.high-profile.com August 2009 Plus Educational, Healthcare Facilities, People, Calendar and More...

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GSA’s John W. McCormack Federal Building........... 34 Sections:

Upfront:................................... 6 Facilities................................... 8 Awards................................... 11 Green..................................... 14 Healthcare.............................. 22 Education.................................. 2

People.................................... 36 Calendar................................. 38


Nauset Completes EPOCH Phase II..24 Callahan Completes Canal Bluffs and Woods Hole............ 30 - 31

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Goldstein President of C/F Data Weymouth, MA -After a six-year sabbatical to work at two other technology companies, Eric Goldstein has returned to C/F Data Systems to take on the role of president and help propel the firm to national status. From 1985 to 2003, Goldstein had the role of VP of sales at the Weymouth company. Goldstein is active in many local associations including CFMA, and the Mass. Building Congress. He also serves as director of the technology committee for the Associated Subcontractors of Mass. Goldstein

High-Profile Teams up With KBE on ‘50 Ways to Make A Difference’ Project

Farmington, CT - KBE Building Corporation (KBE), formerly Konover Construction, is midway through its “50 Ways To Make A Difference” initiative, created to support communities in which the company works and lives. So far, 26 out of 50 projects have been completed including partnering with High-Profile on a $2,500 donation to The Cove, an organization that provides family and school-based programs using the peer support group concept to help children,


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Worcester, MA - Cutler Associates, a design and construction firm headquartered in Worcester, recently announced that long-time president Frederic Mulligan, PE, DBIA was named chairman and Ernest Mulligan (Ed) O’Brien was appointed as president. The appointments are the culmination of a long-planned leadership transition, and were unanimously approved by the company’s board of directors. Mulligan joined Cutler Associates at its inception in 1972, and has held a variety of positions with the firm including serving as president for the past 25 years. He will continue to play an active role in the company, focusing his time and attention on business acquisition, quality assurance,

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Marr Joins Marr Equipment Boston, MA - Marr Equipment Corporation announced that David B. Marr, Jr. has joined the company as sales representative. He is the second of the Marr family’s sixth generation to begin his career with the company. As new sales repre-


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Shawmut Awards Scholarship Boston, MA– Shawmut Design and Construction in collaboration with Boston’s John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science, recognized the recipient of its second annual Construction Management Career Scholarship. Shawmut Design and Construction’s managing Director of the People Strategies Team Lisa, DeAngelis, recently awarded Jean Lotin with the 2009 Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded by Shawmut annually to an outstanding student who has demonstrated an ambition in the construction industry at the John D. O’Bryant School, a college-preparatory school with a specialized, rigorous academic program focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. “This scholarship was designed for promising students exactly like Jean, and we eagerly anticipate the contributions he will make in the field and with Shawmut,” said Thomas Goemaat, Shawmut’s CEO. Lotin will receive up to $5,000 for

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Keane to lead BSA Boston, MA - Boston civic leader Tom Keane is the new executive director of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), the nation’s largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Keane, an attorney, comes to the BSA with a diverse background. He launched and held senior management positions in several business sectors, was a general partner in Murphy & Partners (a New York-based private-equity firm) and a regular columnist for the Boston Herald and Boston Globe Magazine. During his six-year tenure as city councilor from 1994 through 1999, Keane focused significantly on matters of design, architecture, development and preservation and on the ways in which they fundamentally affect communities and individuals. Keane served as a public director on the BSA’s board of directors from 2000 through 2004. At the end of his term, he was made an honorary BSA member. “The mission of the BSA is to articulate the importance of design as a public

Keane value and to support individuals and firms in architecture and related fields,” says Jim Batchelor FAIA, 2009 president of the BSA’s board of directors and a member of the Search Committee. Keane succeeds Richard Fitzgerald, who held the position for 24 years before retiring at the end of December. Nancy Jenner, the BSA’s long-time deputy director who served as director during the search process, assumes the new role of transition director.

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Manchester, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc. has been selected as subcontractors for a building renovation project by the State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) The scope-of-work will involve the complete fit-up of the former Indian Rock Hardware Store on Indian Rock Road in Windham, N.H. just west of Exit 3 on Interstate 93. New plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems will be installed, along with new walls and finishes. When fin-

ished, the 4,000sf structure will house office and laboratory space for use by D.O.T. engineers and management teams during the I-93 rebuilding project. Dave Giovagnoli will serve as Brookstone Builders’ project manager, and Tennant/Wallace Architects of Manchester are the architects. The general contractor for the project is George Carns & Sons, Inc. of Windham. Work is expected to begin in mid-July and be completed by the end of October.

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Acella to Build Friendship HQ Designed by David Dunlap Norwell, MA - Acella Construction Corporation has been selected to build the new headquarters for Friendship Home, located in Norwell. The facility will provide respite care and will include office space and an activity center where people with developmental disabilities can participate in day or evening activities. The center will also serve as a central location for the group’s Friendship Clubs that have about 65 members who meet in Quincy, Duxbury, and Norwell for social activities and community service projects.

“Being a Norwell resident, I realize how important this type of project is to the community, and we’re excited to give cofounders Wilma Goodhue and Joan Mullare the facility they’ve been dreaming of for so long, said David Dirubbo, President of Acella Construction.” Construction of the 14,000sf project is scheduled to begin immediately, and will be completed in the spring of 2010. The project was designed by David Dunlap of Dunlap & Associates, located in Norwell.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Martineau to Work on DC Project P o r t s mouth, NH - Nicole Martineau, a project architect with TMS Architects, received her AIA Accreditation, became a LEED Certified Architect and Martineau was then selected from a large pool of applicants to spend the summer in Washington, DC working on the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) under the supervision of the National Park Service and the Library of Congress. Martineau will be working specifically to document the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal that links the south branch of the Chicago River to the Des Plains River and is the only shipping link between Lake Michigan, the Mississippi River and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. Constructed from 1892-1900, it was the largest public works excavation project undertaken at that time and its pioneering construction techniques set new standards for future projects. She will return to TMS Architects in September.

Construction Begins on Portwalk’s First Phase Pro Con Architect of Record and Design Builder Portsmouth, NH – Construction is under way for Portwalk, a mixed use development in the heart of Portsmouth’s historic district with office, retail, restaurants, residences and a Residence Inn by Marriott hotel. Cathartes Private Investments of Boston is the developer of Portwalk, Elkus Manfredi Architects of Boston is the master planner, and DeStefano Architects of Portsmouth is the consulting architect. Pro Con Inc of Manchester is the architect of record and the design builder for the project’s first phase, which includes the hotel and retail space and will be owned by Parade Residence Hotel LLC. When completed, Portwalk will include three buildings located between Deer, Hanover and Maplewood streets in downtown Portsmouth. Portwalk will be a pedestrian friendly, integrated urban development featuring first-class office space, boutique shops, cafes, restaurants, luxury residences and a Residence Inn by Marriott hotel. Portwalk is being built on the site of the former Parade Mall, which was recently demolished to make way for the new urban center. Cathartes Private Investments is aiming to make Portwalk a LEED certified mixed-use development and the Residence Inn, New Hampshire’s first LEED certified hotel. The goal is to recycle 95% of the demolished waste material from the former twostory, 86,000sf Parade Mall. In addition, Portwalk will use regional and recycled materials in construction and incorporate environmentally beneficial strategies such as using white roofing, deploying water

When completed, Portwalk will include three buildings. efficient landscaping, and promoting alternate transportation. Portwalk’s first phase is a five-story, 96,000sf mixed use building. The building’s first floor will house the hotel’s lobby and common areas and 12,000sf of retail space. Floors two through five will house the hotel’s guest rooms. The hotel will offer 128 urban studios and one-bedroom suites, with a large hearth room, bar and lounge area, breakfast room, indoor pool & fitness room, meeting room, business center and guest laundry area. Pro Con Inc has scheduled a June 2010 completion date for Portwalk’s first phase.

The development’s exterior design featuring granite banding, masonry veneer stone, red brick siding, and cornice molding complements the existing architecture in the historic Portsmouth neighborhood. The main entrance to the hotel will be on Portwalk Place, a new pedestrian friendly one-way vehicular thoroughfare that will connect the Portwalk buildings. Portwalk Place will have wide brick sidewalks with trees, flowers, outdoor café seating and provide storefront access to shops and restaurants. The hotel’s side entrance will be on Deer Street.

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Trinity Church: Yesterday, Today, and Looking Forward to Tomorrow

By: Robin Corrigan, Chapel Construction hen Chapel Construction of New Haven, Inc. was awarded the project for renovations to Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green in New Haven, we were very excited to be working on such a historic edifice. We learned about the history of this impressive building through their Web site, discovering that the church dates back at least to the year 1752. Trinity Church was right in the thick of the American Revolution, which divided the congregation into three closely divided factions: those who supported the fight for independence, those who remained loyal to England, and those who were apathetic. Here is a tidbit of their history from the Church’s Web site. Trinity and the American Revolution Even as the British landed in New Haven, The Rev. Bela Hubbard decided to remain in his home. He is rumored to have shouted to his wife, “What shall I do?” His wife instructed him, “Silly, put on your robes.” The Rev. Bella Hubbard did just that and stood in the doorway in full vestments with prayer book in hand. As a result, the British troops spared his house and his property. Snippets, Sippets, and Morsels The vestry, on April 4, 1820, “voted to employ some suitable person to take charge of the clock and to keep same in repair with a salary not to exceed five dollars per annum.” (Tempus budget) A Story about Ithiel Town, Architect of Trinity Church Ithiel Town (1784-1844) was born in Thompson, Connecticut and was destined to become one of America’s first professional architects. His 1820 patent for the wooden


lattice truss bridge brought him www.high-profile.com both fame and fortune. A visit to Trinity’s attic, with its stout timbers and mortise-and-tenon joints still pegged together nearly two centuries after they were erected, reveals Town’s clear understanding of the nature of wood and its load-bearing properties. Trinity Church, conAmherst, MA - ARC/Architectural secrated in February of 1816, Resources Cambridge announced the was designed when Town was dedication of four new residence halls 30 years old, and today remains designed by the firm for the University one of the first, if not the first, Above: Trinity’s undercroft renovation includes new foldof Massachusetts in Amherst. Dimeo Gothic Revival churches in ing doors, new lighting, and new acoustic ceiling tiles. Construction Co. of Providence, R.I. was America. Below: Altarthe at construction Trinity Church Photos by Barbara manager for the $93 Melendez and Robin Corrigan. million project.

window, will overlook the columbarium. Designed to blend with the early Gothic Revival context of our historic nave, the columbarium will resemble a small chapel with a central altar, surrounded by low walls containing hundreds of discrete compartments. The compartments will contain beautifully crafted boxes. Each box will hold one person’s remains, with the name of that person on thehelp boxtoand along with glassengraved bay windows dif-the outside panel of the compartment.” A nave ferentiate the new buildings from existing is the central passageway to the high altar building s on campus. and isEach a good example of the architecture unit includes four bedrooms of Gothic churches. Chapel Construction’s with cable and Ethernet connections, two task for the columbarium is to provide millfull baths, a common living room/kitchen work, terazzo flooring, and the cremain area, a pantry, floor-to-ceiling windows, containers for this hallowed area. and air-conditioning. Also scheduled to be renovated by “Seeing this building open is the Chapel Construction is the undercroft, a realization of much hard work and creativroom located in the bowels of the church. ity on behalf of a great project team that An undercroft is described as: “A subterincluded our staff, Dimeo ranean room of any kind; Construction especially, one under a church, such as a crypt, or one used as a chapel or for any sacred purpose”. Trinity’s undercroft renovation consists of work on approximately 10,000sf, including new folding doors, new lighting, and new acoustic ceiling tiles. Handicap access renovations will include installation of an elevator, bathroom reconstruction, and the addition of a handicap UMass accessible bathroom. Chapel will also Amherst Student Lounge perform site improvements and construct a newUMass entry canopy. and personnel,” said Mark Dolny Today’s renovations magnifiof ARC. “Working together, to wethis exceeded cent church will ensure that parishioners the University’s goal of providing a comwill befor able to lookwho forward munity students want to thehaving con- a place to worship tomorrow and promise venience of on-campus housing with thethat a piece of “yesterday” will be preserved advantages of a more autonomous livingfor many generations to come. situation. These residences represent a new



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Trinity Church History The exact date of the organization of Trinity is unclear. July 28, 1752 is the first record of Trinity’s “official” existence as a legal resident of the town, and is the closest date we can surmise. The first church was built between July 1752 and the summer of 1753. The first church was a small wooden structure measuring 58 feet by 38 feet and only sat 150 persons. The small wooden

UMass officials held a dedication altar was flankedfor by the twoopening Gothic archceremony in August of shaped tablets which are presently the 864-bed project known as the North in Trinity’s vestibule. There were 24 famResidential Area. ilies and 87 souls at the time the first ARC completed the design of the building was completed. four new apartment-style residence halls Currently Chapel Construction in September of 2005 and construction is creating a columbarium for Trinity started in June 2005. Totaling 325,000 sf, Church. For those who may be unfathe fimiliar ve-storywith buildings werea designed to the term, columbarium relateistoa the earlier residence halls that permanent resting place for the incorporate brickand exteriors, respectful usuallypitched public roofs storage and dormers. A brick banding pattern of cinerary urns (urns holding a de-

ceased’s cremated remains). Prior to this, the remains of departed loved-ones were kept off-site. The columbarium is planned, as the church information describes: to “be a separate, protected, and sacred space for prayer and meditation. It will occupy approximately 230sf in the southeast corner of the nave, the corner nearest Chapel and Temple streets. The image of the Risen Christ on UMass the Road to Emmaus, Amherst Lobbyas depicted in Louis Comfort’s Tiffany stained glass


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Walsh Brothers Receives AGC Award

Wellesley, MA - AGC of Massachusetts announced that 45 of its member firms have been singled out for recognition of their outstanding safety record during 2008. Awards were given out from AGC national as well as the local chapter. The awards represent innumerable hours of safe work practices on project sites throughout the state. Begun in 1991, National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) has been an ongoing program to shine a light on those who excel in offering safe working environments for those building the facilities that we all use today. The program also offers firms an opportunity to evaluate their safety record against those of memOther Safety Award winners not in attendance A.J. Martini, Inc. Commodore Builders, Inc. Construction Coordinators Gilbane Building Kris Larsen Ltd Lauring Construction Joseph P. McCabe, Inc. Pizzotti Brothers Senate Construction P.J. Stella Construction Corp. Tocci Building Companies Marc Truant & Associates, Inc. R.L. Whipple Co., Inc. Richard White Sons

bers across the country and can assist in determining if additional accident prevention and loss control measures are necessary. AGC of Massachusetts’s Front to back: Presenter, John Gambino, AON; Peter Campot, commitment to William A. Berry & Son; Dave Matthes, J.F. White Contracting; safety started Bud Madigan, F.W. Madigan; Dom Tiberi, Barr and Barr; Jonaearly in the last than Arms, Dec-Tam; Glenn Stewart, Elaine Construction; Tom century and the Rich, Walsh Brothers; Roger Bruce, Perini; Jamey MacQuarrie, chapter instituted J.K. Scanlan; Bill Morash, Shawmut Design and Construction; a Safety Merit Blake Underhill, A.F. Underhill; Phil Brault, Consigli Construction; Steve McDonald, Erland. Awards program in the mid 1970s to emphasize safe work practices. During 2008, Massachusetts realized a busy construction industry. Many projects were being completed and turned over to their owners. Cranes dotted the skyline in Boston, Cambridge, Springfield and Worcester. With that level of construction comes a great deal of exposure to injury. With that in mind, AGC of MA has been emphasizing the need for all construction personnel to receive continuous safety training. During 2008, more than 550 individuals took part in various aspects of

safety training through AGC’s Job Site and Safety Services Programs. In addition to Safety Services for the industry, AGC of Massachusetts offers valuable management education, on-going regulatory updates, legislative initiatives, construction industry trends and information through its publications and meeting agendas. AGC of Massachusetts is a professional construction association representing the majority of firms providing building construction services for commercial and institutional clients in the Commonwealth.

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Boston, MA - The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America Building Division recently honored Walsh Brothers, Incorporated with the prestigious “2008 Certificate of Commendation for Safety.” This national award was given in recognition of the compny’s ability to maintain an incidence rate 25% below division Incident rate for the building division. Walsh Brothers is to be inducted into the Chase Partnership, a collaboration between OSHA and the AGC, the intent of which was to capitalize on the combined strength of each organization’s expertise in safety regulation. Only six other General Contractors in Massachusetts are a part of The Chase partnership agreement.

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Pro Con Inc Earns ABC Safety Award ARC Wins ‘Rehabilitation Award’ Manchester, NH – Pro Con Inc of Manchester has earned the first place award for SIC Code 15, firms having over 200,000 Man Hours, from the Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter. This is the second consecutive year that Pro Con Inc has been recognized with the first place award. “Our firm is committed to service, safety and quality,” stated John Samenfeld, president Pro Con Inc. “Safety is our company’s number one John Samenfeld, president Pro Con Inc. priority. Pro Con has a designated safety ofand Richard Lambert, executive vice presificer, a comprehensive safety manual, and dent accepting 2009 ABC Safety Award very strong safety training and continuing education programs for our employees in Richard Lambert, executive vice president both field and office environments,” stated of Pro Con.

Shawmut Design ‘Best Place to Work’ Boston, MA - Shawmut Design and Construction announced its second place showing in the Providence Business News and Best Companies Group’s annual “Best Places to Work in Rhode Island” competition for 2009 in the medium sized company category. This is the fourth year that PBN has sponsored this program and Shaw-

mut has made the list every year. Companies were judged on their responses to both an extensive management report as well as an employee survey. Furthermore, for the sixth consecutive year, Shawmut recently made the Boston Business Journal’s list of the top 20 “Best Places to Work in Massachusetts” in the large firm category.

Walsh Brothers GC Boston , MA - ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge has won the “Rehabilitation Award” from the Providence Preservation Society for designing the adaptive reuse of a 30,000sf Student Services Center at the Downcity campus of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, R.I.

JWU is a world-class university, where students have an opportunity to pursue a career education in business, hospitality, culinary arts, technology or education. Its four campuses are located in Providence, North Miami, Denver and Charlotte. Walsh Brothers served as the general contractor for the project.

Leighton A. White Awarded Milford, NH - Leighton A. White, Inc., a construction firm located in Milford, is the recipient of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Safety Merit Award. This is a recognition received after stringent safety criteria is met, and pertains to all categories of construction companies across the United States. Leighton A. White, Inc. was chosen

following a history of impeccable safety records, an extensive interview, and a written essay. The award was presented at a gala in Washington, D.C. in June. On hand to receive the award was Dale White, president of the company. In addition, Leighton A. White, Inc. also received the First Place Safety Award for the NH/VT Chapter of ABC.

Brookstone Awarded State Project - Dignard Architectural Architects Manchester, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc., construction managers and general contractors headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, recently announced that they have been awarded a new addition project by the State of New Hampshire. The scope-of-work will include the construction of a 6,000sf, single-story steel-framed addition to the Army National Guard Base Building F in Concord. A new roof will also be installed on the entire

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News RDA to Build Modular Church Hanson, MA - Realty Development Associates (RDA) of Sagamore embarked on a new construction project – the rebuilding of the United Church of the First Born, which was destroyed in a 2007 fire. Four large packages containing the exterior of the new United Church of the First Born were delivered to the Hanson location and Realty Development Associates team began building the church. On the first day the entire exterior of the church was built, or “set,” on the foundation. People who drove by in the morning saw only a foundation; when they returned that evening, the entire exterior of the church was standing. That is one of the many advantages of modular construction, says Realty Development Associates President Don Shulman. Pastor Reverend Loretta Gomes said that “Realty Development Associates took care of everything.” The new church will have a sanctuary area, a pulpit, a foyer and several other rooms. “It’s a basic, open construction to start with,” Reverend Miranda said, noting that the church’s plans call for an addition to be constructed later. When that is completed, the church will have a sanctuary and a function hall. The second phase of construction for the church, which is home to 35 members, will include a 30 x32 foot addition off the side which will also include office space.

Battery Wharf Celebrates Newest Opening Boston, MA - The project team at Battery Wharf recently joined Mayor Thomas Menino, community leaders, and their North End neighbors to embrace their distinction as the newest extension of the Boston HarborWalk and to celebrate the official opening of the Boston Maritime Musuem. Battery Wharf is a mixed-use development featuring a 150-room luxury Fairmont Battery Wharf hotel and 103-unit hotel-serviced residential condominiums. “This project revitalized a vacant waterfront location to create a community that connects our North End neighborhood to the harbor,” said Mayor Thomas Menino. Along the newest extension of Boston’s HarborWalk, surrounding the recently opened luxury condominiums, are nine interpretive panels explaining the significance of the area and historic milestones, informative kiosks, an observation area,

Fairmont Hotel General Manager Matthew Sterne, PNC Realty Investors Managing Principal and President Kevin McCarthy, Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston Harbor Association Director Vivien Li, and Battery Wharf General Manager Michael Gackstetter on the newest extension of the Boston HarborWalk at Battery Wharf.

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Mayor Thomas Menino meets newly installed US Coast Guard Captain Michael Husak at the opening celebration of the newest extension of the Boston HarborWalk and the opening of the Boston Maritime Museum at Battery Wharf.

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HPNA Redesigns Local Green Space Boston, MA - Boston’s Roxbury-based Highland Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) recently completed a landscape design plan for the renovation of Alvah Kittredge Park. Created with input from residents and users, the new park is planned to serve as a gathering space for the neighborhood by providing both restful open green space and an active water feature for children of all ages. The fountain can be shut down automatically to quiet the space in the evenings. Lighting in the park will highlight some of the neighborhood’s historic elements, while also illuminating the interior of the space for safety. A historic timeline serves as a key unifying element in the conceptual design of the new park. HPNA is using the illustrated design and plan to raise funds to construct the park. While funds are still needed, the Association was awarded a grant for site improvements from the George B. Henderson Foundation on May 12 as well as additional funding from New England Grassroots Environment Fund’s Boston Grants Initiative program. HPNA enlisted the help of the Boston Parks Department, which referred the group to Carol R. Johnson Associates (CRJA), Boston-based landscape architects. CRJA selected Kittredge Park as a pro bono project to undertake as part of the firm’s 50th an-

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Three Become Leed AP at OLD&D Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA - Olson Lewis Dioli & Doktor Architects (OLD&D) announced that three staff members recently became LEED Accredited Professionals (AP): Principal Christopher T. Doktor, AIA; Senior Interior Associate Michele R. Brooks; and Intern Architect Henry L. Miller. Awareness and use of green-building principles allow architects and designers to help their clients to act as stewards of natural resources. Says Principal Chris Doktor: “Green design is essential to the way our clients conduct business and live their lives. Becoming LEED-accredited is one more way to provide creative and consci-

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WPI Gets LEED Gold Designed by Cannon Boston, MA - Cannon Design, an internationally ranked architectural, engineering, and planning firm, announced that East Hall, a residence hall at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has received LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. WPI selected Cannon Design to plan and design the residential building to serve as a model for all future sustainable buildings on campus. In concert with the East Hall building design process, WPI integrated educational research projects to support academic programs on campus. In addition, the project creates an active green space on a previously underutilized site. The building, unveiled in August 2008, will welcome its second year of student

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Three LEED APs at ARC Bradford, VT – ARC Mechanical Contractors, Inc. announced the completion of the LEED Accredited Professional exam in New Construction and Major Renovation by Michael R. Cook and Brian C. Sager. They join John Hollinrake, the first member of the company to achieve the LEED Accredited Professional status. Cook, a project manager and field engineer for ARC, has 26 years of experience in the building and construction industry.

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

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Boston, MA - Margulies Perruzzi Architects announced that the firm’s office has been awarded LEED Silver certification by the US Green Building Council. In August 2008, Margulies Perruzzi Architects relocated its offices to the fourth floor of the newly renovated LEED Gold certified Boston Children’s Museum Building at 308 Congress Street in the Fort Point Channel neighborhood. LEED certification was based on a number of green design and construction choices that would positively impact the project itself and the working environment. Some of these decisions included di-

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Grants for Wind Energy Projects Boston, MA - Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles announced grants supporting nine new wind energy projects awarded by the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust through the new Commonwealth Wind CommunityScale Wind initiative. “Wind energy is a core component of Governor Patrick’s plan for the commonwealth’s clean energy future,” said Secretary Bowles. “These

nine grants will help get more wind turbines installed and help more community institutions reduce their use of fossil fuels.” The Governing Board of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust approved the grants totaling more than $2.2 million. Project funding included design and construction grants for three new wind projects totaling more than 4 megawatts (MW)

in capacity, and six feasibility studies for wind energy that would total more than 3 MW in capacity if built. The nine grants go to public projects, educational institutions, a farm, and a shopping center. Funds for the Trust come from renewable energy charges on electric bills, which generate roughly $25 million a year to support renewable energy installations and companies. “These heavy energy-users—municipal and state facilities, schools, retail centers, and farms—have much to gain from wind power, and the Trust is glad to be able to put wind power within their reach,” said Phil Giudice, commissioner of the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and chair of the Trust’s governing board. The three projects receiving design and construction grants are the town of Hanover, for its wastewater treatment plant; the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission; and the Massachusetts Department of Correction, for North Central Correction Institution-Gardner. Awards for the six feasibility studies go to Allen Farm, Martha’s Vineyard; Cape Cod Academy, Osterville; Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills Fire District; Colony Place, Plymouth; Falmouth Academy, Falmouth; and Up-Island Regional School District, Chilmark, Aquinnah, and West Tisbury.

Gawron Turgeon Greener Still Scarborough, ME - Rebecca Dillon, an architect/ project manager at Gawron Turgeon Architects of Scarborough, has earned the designation of LEED Accredited Professional. This makes more than 75% of the professionals at this award-winning design firm LEED APs. Dillon

Utility-Backed Solar Power Projects Boston, MA - Attorney General Martha Coakley and Governor Deval Patrick announced a commitment to jointly develop large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power installations through a new statewide entity operating in collaboration with the state’s four investor-owned electric distribution utilities. This plan will maximize the benefits of renewable power for ratepayers across the state authorized by the Green Communities Act and help meet Governor Patrick’s goal of 250 MW of solar generation installed in the Commonwealth by 2017. The Green Communities Act – comprehensive energy reform legislation enacted in 2008 – allows each of the four investor-owned utilities in Massachusetts

until the end of 2012 to develop up to 50 megawatts (MW) of solar PV generating capacity. Given disparities in geographic area and customer base between the four utilities – NSTAR, National Grid, Unitil/Fitchburg Gas & Electric, and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. – the Attorney General’s Office has agreed to work with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), and its Department of Energy Resources (DOER), to identify a unified and streamlined mechanism to serve consumers in all four service territories and develop the most cost competitive solar projects. That plan will need to be approved by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

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Grants Help Create ‘Green Communities’ Boston, MA - Marking the one-year anniversary of the Green Communities Act’s passage, the Patrick-Murray Administration announced the availability of technical assistance for Massachusetts cities and towns seeking to become “Green Communities” – a designation that will qualify them for future grant rounds of up to $10 million annually to fund municipal energy efficiency and renewable power projects. Later this year, DOER plans to open the application process for up to $10 million in Green Communities grants, funded with proceeds from the auction of carbon allowances under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. To qualify for this later grant round, communities must meet five criteria: • adopt local zoning bylaw or ordinance that allows “as-of-right-siting” of renewable energy projects – siting that does not unreasonably regulate these uses; • adopt an expedited permitting process related to the as-of-right facilities; • establish a municipal energy use baseline and establish a program designed to reduce baseline use by 20% within five





Medford, Ma – Delta Design & Con• purchase only fuel-efficient ve- struction announced that four more of their hicles for municipal use, whenever such team members have successfully passed vehicles are commercially available and the LEED Accreditation exam. practicable; Project Manager Eric Davis, Assis• require all new residential construction over 3,000sf and all new commercial and industrial real estate construction to reduce life cycle energy costs. The technical assistance offered by DOER will help municipalities verify Green Communities criteria that have alBoston, MA - Springfield Techready been met and develop an action plan nical Community College (STCC) will for meeting outstanding criteria. To be eliserve as a hub for a statewide network of gible for this consulting assistance, comprograms to develop, train and maintain munities must provide a letter of commita cutting edge “green” workforce that ment to meet all five within a year of the will speed the growth of the Commontechnical assistance award, and have an eswealth’s energy efficiency sector while tablished energy committee or partnership expanding job opportunities for citizens, with a community energy organization. the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center DOER will give special consideration to (CEC) announced. recently. regional applications submitted on behalf The CEC awarded STCC a threeof multiple cities and towns. year $1.87 million contract to coordinate Consultants assigned to work with energy efficiency workforce training selected cities and towns will be required programs under the Center’s Energy Efto report each municipality’s action plan ficiency and Building Science Skills Inito DOER’s Green Communities Division within 90 days of an initial site visit.



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STCC Selected for Energy Training Initiative tiative. STCC will be a statewide clearinghouse for energy efficiency training activities, materials and services, while coordinating job training at regional centers based at STCC as well as Roxbury, Bristol, North Shore, Greenfield, and Quinsigamond Community Colleges. Funded with a portion of carbon allowance permit revenues under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and other monies, the program will ensure that Massachusetts has the quantity and quality of workers needed to reach Governor Patrick’s ambitious energy efficiency goals.

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HMFH Develops Green Standards Brockton, MA - HMFH Architects announced the opening of both the Mary E. Baker School and The Manthala George, Jr. School in Brockton. The new elementary schools each serve approximately 850 students from pre-kindergarten through grade five. Both schools received funding from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) Green Schools Program to study and implement green measures.

MTC is the state’s development agency for renewable energy measures and recently led the process for the adoption of new high performance standards for public schools. High performance schools are defined as performing 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. In its pilot Green Schools program, MTC provides up to 2% of additional construction funding for schools meeting these high performance building criteria. The two Brockton elementary schools are among the first schools completed in the pilot program. Both schools are open to the community, with shared functions such as a cafeteria/ auditorium, gymnasium and a music room, to support a wide variety of civic meetings and events. The schools are planned with separate, secure entrances and support functions to allow for after-hours occupancy. Highly durable materials such as brick and zinc-coated copper roof and wall areas were chosen for minimal long-term maintenance. Interior view view HMFH_Brockton School -photo credit Wayne Soverns Jr

Exterior view HMFH_Brockton School - photo credit Wayne Soverns Jr Both schools utilize daylight dimming, skylights, and green and recycled materials. Additionally, the Mary E. Baker School includes rainwater harvesting for irrigation and a 40kW photovoltaic rooftop panel array that will provide a percentage of the school’s electricity. “This is truly an unprecedented opportunity to compare cost and operational savings,” said Pip Lewis, AIA, LEED AP,

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

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Spaulding Rehab Approved Boston, MA - Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board has approved the $200 million Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and its Institutional Master Plan. The new facility will be built on parcels 6 & 7 in the Historic Charlestown Navy Yard and it will be create 132 inpatient rehabilitation beds in an eight-story, 221,100sf building. The facility will include a state-of-the art gymnasium, therapy rooms, swimming pools, and other uses that aid in patients’ recovery. The site will increase public access to the water’s edge by completing a new link of the city’s Harborwalk program. Spaulding will also create 1.8 acres of new open space that will be available for community programming. The hospital provides a full continuum of rehabilitation care and community-based rehabilitation services, contributing new knowledge and treatment approaches to rehabilitation and disease and injury management through research and outcome studies. Spaulding also provides training for physicians, nurses, therapists and other allied health professionals working in the field of rehabilitation medicine.

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

LKCo. Renovates Jordon Hospital Designed by JACA Architects Quincy, MA — Lee Kennedy Co. has been awarded the 5,500sf Breast Center renovation project at Jordan Hospital. This marks the contractor’s first pairing with the Plymouth hospital, expanding its client base in the healthcare sector. The updated space, designed by Quincy-based JACA Architects, will feature new mammography exam rooms, radiology, ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy suites, a nurses’ station and office areas. Work is currently under way; the new space will be online in early October. Lee Kennedy Co.’s team will be working in active patient areas and adjacent to an operating MRI unit, making logistics

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Rendering of Jordan Hospital Breast Lewiston , ME - Consigli ConstrucCenter tion Co., Inc.’s Maine operations in Portland planning, communication and containment have been selected to provide construction critical to the project’s success. management services for Central Maine Medical Center’s (CMMC) 51,000sf expansion and renovation project, which will effectively double the size of the existing emergency department and add more than Hope, NJ – The Congress Compa- the construction of a new, 55,000sf build- 10,000sf to the hospital’s laboratory. nies, headquartered in Boston, Mass., an- ing and renovations to 12,000 existing sf. The project, which is scheduled to nounced the expansion of Forest Manor The updated Forest Manor boasts 120 beds, break ground in the fall, will incorporate a Health Care Center, located in Hope, N.J. a new, 24-bed Alzheimer’s and Memory three-story addition that will provide a new Under a design-build-turnkey-lease- Care wing designed using the latest sci- laboratory on the lower level, new and exback solution developed by Congress, the entific and medical principles, and a new, panded emergency services on the ground Forest Manor expansion project included fully-equipped 2,500sf rehabilitation and floor and a partial build-out of the new therapy space. first floor. The expansion will also include Working closely with 11,000sf of alterations and updates on the Elite Senior Living, Congress lower level and an additional 25,000sf of developed a custom-tailored, renovations on the ground floor. Key to the project’s success is a cost-effective solution covering the project in its entirety, complex phasing plan, which will enable from regulatory approvals, CMMC to maintain full 24x7 operations financing, and design to com- without interruptions. The team will adopt unique hours, working nights, weekends Forest Manor Health Care Center pleted construction.

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and during off-hours to ensure minimal interruptions for patients, staff and visitors. The project will also operate on an accelerated, fast-track schedule to reach completion as quickly as possible. Also included in the expansion project are numerous sustainable features that offer both patients and staff a healthier workplace environment. The addition will incorporate a large glass curtainwall and numerous windows to bring plenty of natural daylight into the building. Further, a comprehensive waste management plan is targeting a recycling rate of 80% of demolition debris. The team will focus on using locally-sourced materials as well. The expansion will also benefit the Maine economy, as the project is expected to directly employ 120 workers on-site at the height of operations, and will indirectly impact another 500 jobs in the Lewiston area. The project architect is MorrisSwitzer of Portland.

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eston, MA – Nauset Construction announced the completion of Phase II of the $15 million EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston renovation and addition project. The 78,000sf, multi-phase project was constructed while the senior living community remains occupied and in full operation. Once completed, the revitalized EPOCH community will house a total of 130 beds, with additional 21-beds of assisted living. Nauset partnered with The Architectural Team, of Chelsea for this significant project. The two firms have worked together on many similar projects including extensive interior and exterior renovations to an occupied senior living facility located in western Massachusetts. The owner, EPOCH Senior Living, selected Nauset for the three-phase construction project in the summer of 2008. The first phase was completed in January of 2009 and the second phase was completed in June. Renovations included selective demolition, reconfiguration and upgrades to over 68,000sf of space, including the main entrance lobby, reception, and common areas. It also included community rooms for residents, day rooms, therapy suites, the library, nurse stations, hallways,

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Dining hall patient rooms, bathrooms, nourishment stations, dining areas and a full-service commercial kitchen. Extensive lighting, life safety systems, utility and MEP system upgrades are also incorporated into the project scope. Phase II of the project included the addition of Alzheimer’s units, a theater room, a common kitchen and lounges with fireplaces, an ice cream parlor and administrative offices. The community was expanded with the construction of 10,250 sf of space including a one-story and a two-story addition to the existing building. Extensive site improvements were made in the process of constructing the additions. A surface parking lot expansion and significant landscaping upgrades are also part of the project’s scope of work.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Builds New Plant The following are excerpts from an article by Christina Chatalian, communications coordinator, The Construction Institute, and Mary Vogel, executive director, The Construction Institute. Fort Devens, MA - Businesses across Massachusetts have learned that project labor agreements (PLAs) are a sound business choice, and there is not a better example of this than the current Bristol Myers Squibb manufacturing plant being built at Fort Devens. The Bristol-Myers Squibb manufacturing plant is one of the20 largest biotech engineering sites in the world. The multiproduct biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant at Fort Devens is being built under

At any one time there have been up to 950 craft workers onsite.

Parsons CM a PLA with the members of local building trades unions because Bristol-Myers Squibb recognized that PLAs ensure access to highly trained and skilled workers who deliver top-quality work. Parsons, developer Vogel of the new plant, is a leader in managing PLAs across the country and currently has $50 billion worth of projects under PLAs. Fluor is the design engineer Company representatives say that Fort Devens was chosen for several factors, including tax incentives, the availability of an educated workforce and the existing infrastructure at Fort Devens. Massachusetts was the only state to include a PLA in its development package, guaranteeing access to a highly skilled construction workforce and other efficiencies for the timely construction of their project. Bristol-Myers Squibb received $33 million in state tax credits, following legislation including a change to the state’s investment tax credit rules to allow the company to claim a refund for 5% of its investment in the facility. In addition, the state put through a $34 million bond issue for infrastructure relating to the new biopharmaceutical plant, the new waste water treatment site and sewage facilities. The new facility began construc-

tion in February 2007 and is BMS’s largest single capital project with a projected cost of $750 million. The project consists of six structures with flagship buildings used for offices and quality control labs totaling 72,000sf. The manufacturing plant is 190,000sf. Bristol-Myers Squibb says the project is testimony to how things go well when all interests align. The project is on schedule greatly due to the union workers and contractors providing adequate numbers of qualified manpower. At any The new Bristol-Myers Squibb manufacturing plant one time there have been up under construction to 950 craft workers on-site and Parsons has processed its proposed construction completion this almost 3,000 construction workers since year and it should come on-stream after the start of the project. The union workers validation by 2011. Commercial producand contractors have surpassed 2.2 million tion of biological compounds is anticipated man-hours on the job. to begin in 2011. The plant will manufacWorker safety has also been a parature multiple biotech products. The manumount issue for Parsons during construcfacturing plant is expected to create huntion of the Bristol-Myers Squibb facility. dreds of jobs when the site is completed. Through its Safety, Health and Risk ProThe Construction Institute is a nongram (SHARP), Parsons reinforces its profit labor-management organization commitment to implementing best practicdedicated to promoting quality construces in achieving zero accidents and promottion and a skilled construction workforce ing a strong safety culture at every phase of for the benefit of the Massachusetts conthe project beginning with business develstruction industry, our local communities opment through project closeout. and the customers we serve. Bristol-Myers Squibb is on track for

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Vision 3 Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Providence, RI - Rhode Island College officially opened the doors on July 1 to its renovated, 9,385sf Building 3 on the East Campus.

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Grafton, MA - Bowdoin Construction and Finegold Alexander + Associates recently celebrated the grand opening of the Agnes Varis Campus Center addition at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. The project features a tieredThe tiered-seating auditorium accommodates 180 seating auditorium students. accommodating 180 brick and metal paneling. students, with acousPrior to the auditorium additical paneling and state-of-the-art A/V systems, reception areas, restrooms tion, Bowdoin and Finegold Alexanand a large corridor with slate and der completed the adaptive reuse of retroplated concrete flooring. The ex- an existing and abandoned 95-yearterior features an entrance plaza with old 16,000sf four-story structure into sitting wall, a two-story glass vesti- a new multi-use campus center for bule and a facade of sculpted slate, Tufts. Bowdoin Construction, based in Needham Heights, Mass. is one of the New England region’s leading construction management and general contracting firms, focused on providing a solutions-based approach to each of our Agnes Varis Campus Center addition at the Cum- client’s specific building needs. mings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

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Delta Renovates Harvard Residence Hecht & Associates Architects Medford, MA – Delta Design & Construction has recently started renovations on the Pforzheimer Masters’ Residence House, one of 12 undergraduate residential houses at Harvard University. Delta partnered with Hecht & Associates Architects on the project. This fast-track project entails the renovation of approximately 4000sf and includes significant lighting upgrades, new millwork and revisions to the architectural finishes. Delta will complete this project within a sixweek schedule.

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University of Rhode Island Ocean Science Center Completed Gilbane CM - Designed by Burt, Hill Narragansett, RI – Construction of the University of Rhode Island’s $15 million Ocean Science and Exploration Center and the Pell Marine Science Library was recently completed by Gilbane Building Company. The facility will enable the University to remain one of the nation’s most prestigious centers of oceanographic research, exploration and education. “This new facility will become the heart of the Graduate School of Oceanography, a place that will nurture and strengthen interactions between faculty and students,” said David Farmer, dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography. “We have created a building that evokes both a physical and intellectual center for the campus while accommodating the growing information resources necessary to sustain our research and educational programs in the 21st century.” The centerpiece of the 41,000sf facility is the Inner Space Center, which will use a satellite system and Internet2 to make it possible for URI scientists and students to participate in ocean-going research expeditions without leaving campus. The Center will enable scientists ashore to “step aboard” research ships around the world as they use advanced undersea vehicles developed by the Office of Naval Research and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to explore uncharted regions of the world.

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undersea exploration, but also to use the for clients in the educational, healthcare, excitement of exploration to motivate the life sciences, mission-critical, corporate, next generation of explorers to prepare sports and recreation, criminal justice and them for the continuation of this adven- aviation markets. ture,” said Robert Ballard, URI professor Gilbane’s New England Region conof oceanography, director of the Institute sists of district offices located in Boston, for Archaeological Oceanography, and Massachusetts; Glastonbury, Connecticut; president of the Institute for Exploration at and Manchester, New Hampshire; with reMystic Aquarium. gional headquarters located in Providence, The Ocean Science and Exploration Rhode Island. Center also houses office and laboratory About University of Rhode Island space, a central computing facility, admin- Graduate School of Oceanography istrative offices, and a new campus gathURI’s Graduate School of Oceanogering place. Offices for NOAA personnel, raphy is one of the country’s largest and the Institute for Exploration and the Ocean most prestigious centers of marine science Exploration Trust are also located in the education and research. Founded in 1961, building. it serves a community of scientists who are The top floor of the Center houses researching aspects of the biology, physics, the expanded Pell Marine Science Library, chemistry, geology, geophysics and archaeone of the nation’s most important collec- ology of the ocean. These include seeking tions of oceanographic information. Estab- solutions to practical problems such as lished in 1968, the library’s previous site harmful algal blooms, global warming and was at capacity and in need of renovation climate change, air and water pollution, oil to protect its collections. The new library spills, overfishing, and coastal erosion. It is provides additional space for materials as home to the Coastal Institute, the Coastal well as an electronic classroom, a map Resources Center, Rhode Island Sea Grant, room and a wireless computer network. the Institute for Archaeological OceanogThe building is expected to earn raphy, and numerous outreach programs LEED certification from the US Green like the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Building Council for its sustainable design Environmental Reporting. and construction. The facility was designed by Burt, Hill of Boston. About Gilbane Recently named to FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best Companies in America to Work For, Gilbane is a full-service construction and real estate development company comprised of Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company. The company (www.gilbaneco.com) is one of the nation’s largest construction and program managers providing a full slate of Ocean Exploration Center Exterior facilities-related services Photo credit: URI/Joe Gilblin

August, 2009


High-Profile: News

RF Walsh Celebrates New Name Boston, MA - RF Walsh Collaborative Partners hosted an Open House to celebrate its new name and expansion. The firm, formerly known as RF Walsh Project Management, has spent 30 years guiding healthcare, life sciences, education, and commercial and real estate clients to successful completion of development projects. RF Walsh Collaborative Partners is led by Jack Hobbs, Donna Camiolo and Joe Naughton. RF Walsh Collaborative Partners is currently providing project management services for more than 25 clients throughout New England, totaling more than $1.5 billion in project development. It has

served a variety of industries and clients, including Boston Medical Center, Caritas Christi Health Care, Partners Healthcare, Mount Auburn Hospital, Boston University, Boston College, Suffolk University, Simon Property Group and Beacon Capital Partners. Most recently, the firm celebrated the completion and opening of two major medical projects bringing improved patient care and cutting edge medical technology to the Boston area – the William F. Connell Emergency Department at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Allston and Mass General’s Ambulatory Care and Cancer Center in Danvers.

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Coty Opens New Office in Cumberland Cumberland, RI - Coty, Inc. recently opened a satellite office in Cumberland Commerce Center, located in the Highland Corporate Park in Cumberland. The new office, designed by Vision 3 Architects of Providence, will service sales to CVS, also located in the Highland Corporate Park. The office is Coty’s first in Rhode Island. Special design considerations included oversizing a conference room to contain a 28-ft cosmetic pegwall,

which is used to illustrate where and how products should be displayed in a store to increase customer purchases. Welcoming touches include a residential style kitchen, with cook top and double oven, where employees can prepare meals. The new office was designed to meet LEED standards and features sustainable design elements such as energy-efficient lighting systems, high recycled content materials, and low VOC paints and finishes.

Boston, MA - Columbia Construction Company’s Special Projects Division recently completed the fast-track 13,000sf interior renovation for luxury carmaker Bentley Motors. Bentley’s relocation is part of a strategic realignment of its regional operations. Designed by Neumann/Smith Architecture, of Michigan, and Boston architect Allegro Interior Architecture, the interior incorporates custom details that echo the classic designs of Bentley’s cars. The entry alcove, clad in stainless steel, is complemented by ‘Bentley Green’

doors painted with a high gloss automotive finish. Construction of these stainless steel walls required exact measurement and rigorous coordination; once fabricated, they could not be scored during installation on site. Inside, visitors are met by a fullheight glass wall sporting the iconic Bentley wings. Designed with an open and airy aesthetic that reflects the influence of its European base, a continuous pathway of Blue Ridge Hickory plank interconnects the stratified functions of the various work areas.

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August, 2009


High-Profile Feature: Canal Bluffs

Callahan Completes Canal Bluffs


ourne, MA - Callahan recently completed the Canal Bluffs Phase I housing project in Bourne. The site was the formerly occupied by Communica. The 17-acre site was developed in three phases, and will

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of the project. The apartment building consisted of three stories of affordable housing. The lower level includes storage, mechanical, and laundry services and six dwelling units. A community room, management office and 11 dwelling units are located on the second level. The remaining 11 dwelling units are on the third level.

August, 2009


High-Profile Feature: The Pro Shop at Woods Hole Project Team for Canal Bluffs

Architect - ICON Architecture, Inc. General Contractor - Callahan, Inc. Civil Engineer - Horsley Witten Group, Inc. Electrical - Northeast Tradesmen, Inc. Structural Steel Fabricators - Bay Steel Company Siding - ProHome Services, Inc. Cabinetry MacDonald Cabinet & Countertop Distributers, Inc. Outside the building will be a new practice green, a large bluestone-paver terrace with a native fieldstone retaining wall.

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almouth, MA - Callahan recently completed the Pro Shop at Woods Hole Golf club in Falmouth. The project entailed the demolition of the existing Pro Shop and the construction of a new one in its place. The new pro shop features an expansive 5,710sf basement level that, in addition to offering space for golf bag and pull cart storage, houses approximately 70 new electric golf carts. Above the basement level is the new pro shop and first hole tee box. The first floor level is approximately 2,000sf and consists of the sales areas, a refreshment center, an office for the course pro, and a scorer’s desk adjacent to the en-

try foyer. Outside the building will be a new practice green, a large bluestone-paver terrace with a native fieldstone retaining wall leading up to new elevated tee boxes for Hole #1. Construction started in September 2008 and was completed in June 2009. The project architect was CBT / Childs Bertmen Tseckares, Inc. Engineers on the project included Horiuchi Solien, Landscape; Ondrick Engineering Design Group, Structural; and South Shore Construction Consultants and Verne G. Norman Associates , MEP.

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August, 2009


High-Profile Cover Story: John W. McCormack Federal Building

Suffolk Construction Nears Completion of John W. McCormack Federal Bldg. GSA Owner, Goody Clancy Architect, Tishman Construction Corporation Construction Manager


oston, MA - The John W. McCormack Federal Building, with 22 stories and more than 600,000sf of space, is located in the heart of downtown Boston and represents one of the most beautiful Art-Deco buildings in the area. The original building was completed in 1933. Bud Grove, vice president, Suffolk Construction, the general contractor on the project, said, “This building is similar to another Boston icon, the Fenway Park. Both are beautiful old structures that have owners who really appreciate the grandeur in both and found architects who knew how to bring it back to its original splendor.” Paul Pressman, senior associate of Goody Clancy noted, “We largely saw that we had a real showpiece of a building and it was our intention to restore this feature that made it such a wonderful place and make sure the public could see the beauty of that original design.” “This building was a WPA project,” commented John F. Buckley, senior project manager for Government Services Administration (GSA). “This was built during a period of economic strife in our country, and we seem to be coming full circle as we’re experiencing some economic strife again. Here we are back in this building with a major project that’s creating jobs, stimulating the economy and keeping people working.”

Streetview: John W. McCormack Federal Building The building has been undergoing modernization and renovation with an emphasis on green practices. Marking a milestone in these efforts, 149.5 total tonnage of construction debris has been recycled and diverted from landfill, bringing the percentage of material diverted to 84.93% as of April 1, 2009. This includes 6.17 tons of concrete, 8.59 tons of metal, and 19.26 tons of wood. The diversion of construc-

tion waste and recyclables is a requirement for LEED certification. Additionally, developed in part through funding by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the building will offer a green roof on the fourth and fifth floors. The project has been designed to achieve a LEED Silver Rating, and currently it is tracking at LEED Gold levels. Grove pointed out, “About 70% of

our trash that has been brought off-site has been able to be recycled.....we have a pretty high rate there that’s going to help contribute to points for the LEED score card.” While retaining its function as a federal courthouse, including its historic courtrooms and library, for use by the US Bankruptcy Court, the building features the adaptive reuse of the US Post Office areas to serve as offices for a number of federal agencies, including EPA, the Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security. The careful reuse of these spaces as well as the historic preservation of many of the existing courtrooms, corridors, stairways, and exterior facade has allowed the project to maintain approximately 75% of existing walls, floors, and roof. The new construction will most likely also achieve using over 10% of recycled content as well as having more than 10% of new materials extracted and processed regionally. The majority of wood materials will be purchased from FSC-certified sources. There is also a rigorous construction waste management plan implemented on the project that currently exceeds recycling/salvaging at least 77% of non-hazardous construction and demolition debris. The renovation also includes new MEP systems that will optimize the energy performance of the building by at least 10% over the comparable baseline buildContinued on next page

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High-Profile Cover Story: John W. McCormack Federal Building Continued from previous page ing. Some of the main energy-efficiency components of the design include variable speed drives for fans and pumps, lighting with high efficiency controls, including motion sensors and daylight dimming, and new insulated double-pane, low-e windows. The project also includes enhanced commissioning to ensure optimal set-up, performance, and maintenance of all building systems. Plumbing fixtures will reduce estimated water consumption by 642,000 gallons/year, a 32% improvement over code requirements. The indoor air quality of the building will be improved through use of low-emitting construction materials such as paint, carpeting, and composite wood. Perhaps the most dramatic and noteworthy part of the project from a sustainable standpoint is the green roof on the fourth and fifth floors. On a confined urban site, the green roof space encompassed more than 25% of the site footprint, providing an important occupied open space for the building users. The green roof will be planted with native species and after establishment should require no irrigation. Seth Berkowitz, architect of Goody Clancy, noted, “The interesting things about the green roof is that they’re not just aesthetic, there is a lot of functionality... drainage from all the different roofs is filtered through the green roof into cisterns ...so that whenever drought conditions occur that water can then be pumped up and used for irrigation.”

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tion manager, commented, “Good coordination, good planning and patience are a must for a project of this type.” “Without the dedication of the 300 men and women who took pride in their work this would never have happened,” said Michael Santos, contracting officer of the GSA. In addition to the McCormack Building renovation, the GSA New England Region last year installed a 143,000sf photovoltaic solar roof at the Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center in Waltham. During Fiscal Year 2007, the array generated 430,000 kWh – 90,000 kWh of that total was delivered back to the grid while 340,000 kWh were used on-site.

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Upon completion in the fall of 2009, the McCormack Building will serve as a national model for the integration of historic preservation and modern day sustainability. It will serve as the Regional Headquarters for its premier tenant, the EPA, as well as the US Bankruptcy Court, the US Trustees, and the Department of Education. “Historically known as the Grand Old Lady, the McCormack has been renovated and transformed into a Modern Woman,” says Glenn C. Rotondo, acting regional administrator for the GSA’s New England Region. Alleyn Alie, vice president of Tishman Construction Corporation, Construc-

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August, 2009


High-Profile: News

Shawmut Completes Eaton VanceHQ Designed by CBT Architects

Lunch counter at Stanley’s. Photos courtesy of Warren Jagger.

Stanley’s Opens in Providence Vision 3 Architects Providence, RI – Stanley’s Famous Hamburgers has opened a new location on Richmond Street in the heart of Providence’s Jewelry District. “Since 1987, I wanted to open a new location,” says current owner, Greg Raheb, “and when I found a location in the jewelry district, I did it.” That was when he called Vision 3 Architects, a local firm with a specialization in restaurant design, for assistance. “My goal for the design,” says Raheb, “was something that would bring guests back to the 1930s since the first Stanley’s was opened in 1932.” The result is a vibrant, art-deco “diner” in the hub of one of Providence’s dining and entertainment districts. etti Guid ices a r d v San hic Ser Grap

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• At one point, Shawmut was managing more than 300 subcontractors’ employees, all working concurrently on nine floors of the building. • Shawmut installed 95 miles of electrical wiring – enough to stretch across the entire state of Connecticut from east to west. Due to the scale and size of this project, Shawmut established a sequential floor turnover schedule to allow Eaton Vance adequate time for a smooth and seamless occupancy. This flexibility allowed Shawmut to proactively accommodate Eaton Vance’s special request for early turnover of two floors by prioritizing the completion of the data center. Moreover, having fit-out the offices for the original tenant, Shawmut was not only familiar with the existing infrastructure, finishes and amenities in the building, but also knew what standard materials to use and what specific code regulations to meet. This allowed the team to propose unique cost-saving strategies and maximize cost effectiveness through initiatives such as retaining existing infrastructure wherever possible.

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Boston, MA - Shawmut Design and Construction completed the relocation of Eaton Vance Corporation’s national headquarters to Two International Place, in the center of Boston’s Financial District. The 310,000sf build-out, designed by CBT Architects and managed by Jones Lang LaSalle, required 15 months of intensive pre-construction and seven months of construction. The finished space spans 10 floors and includes updated elevator lobbies on each floor, perimeter offices, 35 conference rooms, six trading areas, an e-business studio, large seminar room, data center, telecommunication IDFs on every floor, new cafeteria and kitchen, and a completely redesigned roof deck, which serves as an outdoor gathering area. Team collaboration, precise scheduling, and rigorous field supervision were key to successfully coordinating the many aspects of this large, multi-floor restack. Some project highlights: • Eaton Vance was one of the first clients to engage in Shawmut’s Green Building Initiative Program–82.1%, or 676 tons, of all debris on this project was recycled.

Cranston RI - Pawtucket Credit Union held a ribbon-cutting recently to mark the opening of its newest branch. Designed by Vision 3 Architects of Providence, the branch at 40 Sockanossett Cross Road is the credit union’s 13th location, and its David Graham, president of Graham Builders; Brian Regan, vice president of Pawsecond in Cranston. The new branch was built by Graham Builders of tucket Credit Union; and Keith Davignon, AIA, principal of Vision 3 Architects. Smithfield, R.I. Pawtucket Credit Union’s newest, 3,300sf branch is approximately near the Garden City Center, the branch 800sf larger than its standard. Located is expected to provide banking services in a vibrant, suburban neighborhood for an increased volume of customers.

JCA Completes Phase I for L1 Billerica, MA - J. Calnan & Associates recently completed the first phase of construction for L1 Identity Solutions’ Secure Credentialing Division in Billerica. Working collaboratively with Visnick & Caulfield Architects, WB Engineers, Diversified Project Management and many other subcontractor partners, the project team was able to deliver the first phase of the 90,000sf fast-track project and move L1 Secure Credentialing into its expanded space. Phase 1 of the project included the fit-out of 60,000sf of additional space to L1’s current facilities. The additional space includes new corporate office areas; computer labs; factory space with a production area; a large data center and conferencing/ meeting rooms. Some of the challenges included transferring the current data center to the

new data center with uninterrupted service to a fully functioning office environment. The project team kept the data center alive throughout the duration of the project. Another interesting challenge was that JC&A had to turn the first phase over faster than the time it typically takes to procure materials, while creating minimal disruptions to the neighboring tenants. “Leveraging nearly 14 years of solid subcontractor and vendor relationships, we were able to work with our partners to fast-track material deliveries and work offhours to maintain the tight schedule and minimize disruptions,” said Project Executive, Stephen Robak. “We look forward to delivering the next 30,000sf next month for this world-class client.” The project team is currently underway with Phase 2 of the project.

August, 2009


High-Profile: News

TCC-MA Completes Hotel Reno Achitect-Arrowstreet/Interior Design-Intra-Spec Boston, MA - Tishman Construction Corporation of Massachusetts (TCC-MA) has completed the $17-million, fast-track renovation of the Copley Square Hotel, built in 1891, for its owner, CapStar Copley, LLC. The hotel, located in the heart of the historic Back Bay, has been transformed into a sleek and modern, four-star boutique property. The hotel’s 143 guestrooms have been updated, and the bathrooms were fully renovated. Guest rooms feature pillow-top beds, workRenovated Copley Square Hotel stations with ergonomic chairs, and free Wi-Fi. The Lobby Lounge the renovation included managing signifiserves as an ideal meeting spot for guests. cant changes that arose due to the age of Arrowstreet, Inc. was the architect, the existing building; keeping the nightclub and Intra-Spec, Inc. served as interior de- operational during the renovation; and addsigner for the project. ing a new boiler and a second elevator. Some of the challenges involved in

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Erland Completes Oak Grove ICON Architects

Melrose, MA - Erland Construction, Oak Grove Village’s architecture, generous Inc. recently completed construction of the use of green space, courtyards, and pedesfinal phase of Oak Grove Village for Pem- trian-friendly streets combine to create a broke Real Estate. Oak Grove Village is sense of community. Opened in 2006, Oak a 16-acre, 550 unit apartment complex in Grove Village is located just 15 minutes Melrose. north of Boston and adjacent to the Oak Phase 2, the final phase of construc- Grove MBTA subway station. tion, is comprised of 201 apartment units in five wood-framed buildings with underground parking. Teaming with ICON Architecture of Boston, Erland completed this project in 18 months. The new Phase 2 development features 72 one-bedroom apartments and 129 two-bedratories, classrooms, and office spaces, as room apartments. In addition, well as the University’s Instrumentation Erland constructed 255 belowOak Grove Village - generous use of green space, courtCenter. grade parking spaces. Inspired yards, and pedestrian-friendly streets combine to create Additionally, the firm will work by historic New England towns, a sense of community. Photos by Dave Desroches. closely with the University and Construction Manager Gilbane Building Company to identify swing space options and ensure proper project phasing. To assist with multidisciplinary coordination, cost estimatFoxborough, Ma – The words “Sizing, phasing and sequencing of the work, zling, Scintillating, and Sophisticated” the design team is implementing the projwere used to describe the grand opening ect in BIM. celebration of the new Renaissance Hotel and Spa at Patriot Place. Members of the New England Patriot Cheerleaders greeted the 400 guests at the hotel’s main entrance, and Patriot players mingled with guests during the celebration, which was hosted the promotion of Beat Schenk, SIA to Guests enjoying the celebration; Robert by owner and developer Stebbins and the position of associate vice presiMcCarthy of Washington, DC; Michael Schleicher Hotels of Manchester, N.H. the dent. Kane of Portsmouth, N.H.; Jamee Field Kraft Family and Colwen Management. He is a renowned designer who of Chicago, Ill.; John Kane and Grecia Pro Con Inc, of Manchester, N.H. was the fine-tuned his skills at firms such as Palomares of NY, N.Y. architect and construction manager for the OMA, Frank O. Gehry and Atelier 5. project and RBS Citizens Bank provided foot bar & stone hearth oven and a private Schenk has worked on several the financing. dining room. The hotel also offers a ballarchitectural and construction projects The hotel’s lobby features shimmer- room with flexible partitions, an enclosed across the globe. His portfolio includes ing glass, crystal chandeliers, and chrome business center, a club lounge on the fifth Zhejiang University Medicinal College accents. Zebra and floor, fitness center and indoor pool. The Affiliated No.1 Hospital, in Hangzhou, red leather chairs 10,000sf full service Epoche Spa has 14 China; the Hereford Museum in Herline the bar area treatment rooms offering facials, massages, eford, Germany; and numerous faciliand stylish seat- body wraps/scrubs and a salon offering nail ties throughout Switzerland including ing surrounds the and hair care. the University Bern Student Center gas fireplace on The Kraft Group is developing Patriot and Bank S+L Director’s Pavilion. the outside patio, Place, which when complete, will include He also has completed work which overlooks more than 80 stores and restaurants, several at the Guggenheim Museum in New Gillette Stadium. entertainment venues including a 500-seat York, where he was a member of the The hotel’s jazz club, a sports medicine and healthcare Competition and Schematic Design Renaissance Bell98-seat restauclinic, a 14-screen movie theater, and The teams for this ambitious expansion of man Bill Curry and rant and lounge, Hall at Patriot Place – the New England Pathe museum. Patriot Cheerleader Twenty8, features triot’s Hall of Fame museum and pro shop, Randi greet guests at a signature 60and the Renaissance Hotel and Spa. the grand opening.

EYP to Design Renos at UNH Durham, NH - The University of New Hampshire, Durham (UNH) recently selected EYP to design the renovation of Parsons Hall, which houses the university’s chemistry department. The firm will provide major renovation design services to update 120,000sf of the 146,224gsf, 1960s academic building. EYP’s role will include upgrading complex engineering systems and an interior renovation to teaching and research chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and material science labo-

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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



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Five Earn LEED Accreditation Providence, RI – Joseph Caldeira, Jennifer Space, Christopher Waite, Frank Wierszchalek, and Brian Valentine, all of Vision 3 Architects in Providence, have successfully completed the US Green Building Council’s certification requirements to become LEED Accredited Professionals. Their achievement brings the number of LEED Accredited Professionals on Vision 3’s staff to 18. Caldeira has over 20 years of design and management experience. As senior project manager and team leader of the Education Team, he manages all of Vision 3’s education design projects. Waite Space is a member of AIA Rhode Island’s Committee on the Environment. She currently is working on Briarcliffe Manor, a new, 43-bed Alzheimer care facility that is expected to become a national model for Alzheimer and early dementia facilities. Waite is the leader for Vision 3’s Corporate Office Team. He is currently overseeing design of a new 340,000sf world headquarters corporate office building registered with the US Green Building Council for LEED Silver certification. Wierszchalek is currently working on



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Quincy, MA - J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A) announced the appointment of Michael Collentro to director of estimating. In his new post, he is responsible for JC&A’s estimating and pre-construction services and for overseeing the daily operations of the estimating deCollentro partment. About J. Calnan & Associates Collentro is a LEED Cer-

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Acella Personnel Announcements

JC&A provides world-class services to select high-profile clients in the corporate, private school and life science markets. JC&A’s reputation has earned assignments from select clients, including Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, General Electric, New England Sports Network (NESN), The MathWorks, Acceleron Pharma, Parexel International, iRobot, Reebok International, The TJX Companies, Inc., Thayer Academy and Liberty Mutual.



the new Providence Community Health Centers headquarters building. This project is in the early stages of design, and is being planned to achieve LEED certification. Valentine is working on the new 39,000sf Child & Family headquarters building currently under construction in Middletown, R.I. It is the first building in Rhode Island to qualify for construction rebates under National Grid’s “Advanced Building Systems” program for new construction.


Herlihy Joins Berkeley Investments


cial property along with several million sf of lease transactions during his more than 20-year career. Herlihy’s responsibilities will include the sourcing for acquisition of both properties and debt, developing new capital relationships and securing fee-forservice opportunities from thirdparty owners.

Davis Hires Cooper


“Mike has played a significant role within the organization and has helped us to continue to provide world-

Founded in 1996, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A), headquartered in Quincy, MA with an office in New York City, is one of New

Cambridge, MA - HMFH Architects congratulates principal Lori Cowles, AIA, LEED AP on being named Ambassador of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce in Cambridge. “Lori Cowles epitomizes the dedicated spirit of community in Cambridge,” said Kelly Thompson Clark, president and chief executive officer of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. “This award recognizes her tireless efforts and involvement on behalf of the Chamber. Lori works hard to connect people and ideas, making the city of Cambridge a better place to live, work and visit.” Photo by Kent Dayton

Boston, MA - Davis Companies has hired Emily Cooper as director of acquisitions and fixed income investments, effective July 1, 2009. She will be responsible for overseeing the company’s investment strategy and acquisition of Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) as well as sourcing other fixed income, debt and property acquisition opportunities for the firm. Prior to joining Davis, Cooper was

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class services to our clients. Through his leadership and commitment, we have been able to retain our

of the JC&A team,” said Jay Calnan, president.

Cowles Ambassador of the Year

Boston MA - Berkeley Investments, Inc. announced that commercial real estate industry veteran Richard F. Herlihy of Winchester has joined the firm as its senior director. As the former head of the Capital Market group of Richards Barry Joyce & Partners, Herlihy has handled the sale of more than $3 billion of commer-

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senior vice president and structured credit specialist at Putnam Investments in Boston. Prior to her position at Putnam, she headed the CMBS surveillance group at LNR Property Corporation in Miami, Fla.


Norwell, MA - Acella Construction has announced the hiring of Wayne Foley as a project superintendent. Foley joins Acella from Turner Construction, where he spent the past six years. Schrader He will be working on projects for the Atrium Mall in Newton and for Thayer Academy in Braintree. Acella also announced that project managers Saul Schrader and Ryan Klebes have passed the LEED certification examination and have become a LEED APs. Schrader joined Acella in 2004, and

has been working on projects for clients such as Riverview School, Northeastern University and the Provincetown Art Association & Museum. He began his career with Lee Kennedy Company in Boston. Klebes Klebes, who has been with Acella since 2003, has been working on projects for clients such as Computershare, Riverview School, and the Briarcliffe Manor Alzheimer’s Care facility. His previous experience includes a project management role with Lee Kennedy Company.

Perkins Eastman 2009 Promotions Stamford, CT The board of directors of international architecture and design firm Perkins Eastman announced recent seniorlevel promotions in its Stamford office. Promoted to associate principal Rizk Lynne M. Rizk; David Hutchinson, AIA Rizk has more than 22 years of experience dedicated to healthcare architecture as a senior medical planner, project manager, programmer and designer, having completed major medical Willig facilities in Connecticut, New York, California and Ohio. She will lead the healthcare practice for Perkins Eastman’s Stamford office. Hutchinson has more than 29 years of industry experience, which includes the design of new buildings, such as the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, N.Y. (scheduled to open in 2011) and Beacon Hall at Housatonic Community College (opened in 2008). Promoted to senior associate - Alan Willig, RA; Jonathan Metz, AIA, LEED AP Willig has over 30 years of experience

managing contract and construction administration for technically complicated projects. He is responsible for office-wide quality control, coordination, and technical review of construcHutchinson tion documents. Metz has 30 years of experience as a senior architect on a variety of project types ranging from office, retail, transportation and mixed-use facilities to clubs, restaurants, housMetz ing and corporate interiors for both new construction and renovation projects. He is a member of the Perkins Eastman Green Leadership team and is committed to sustainable design. Greg Sellas was promoted to associate. He has been with Perkins Eastman for six years, having started his career with the firm as a summer intern. Current projects include Metro Green Apartments, which seeks to achieve a LEED rating from the US Green Buildings Council this year for both New Construction and Neighborhood Development.

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High-Profile: People

Parente Becomes AIA

Windover New Employees

PRESS RELEASE Providence, RI - Vision 3 Architects announced that David

Manchesterdent and Field Engiby-the-Sea, MA neer for Lee Kennedy Parente has successfully completed his registration exams. - has Windover ConCo. of Quincy. Christopher McMahan, AIA become a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Parente, a LEED Accredited Professional, is currently a struction, Inc., of Michael Sarno recently member of the project team for the new 60,000sf Providence Com- passing the US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Manchester-by-thejoins Windover as a munity Health Centers headquarters building. This project is in Environmental Design examination. He is a Principal of Christopher McMahan Project SuperintenSea announced the the early stages of design, and is being planned to achieve LEED Architects, a Providence design-oriented practice serving clients in higher education, the With over 25 addition of four new dent. certification. arts, and commercial development. Parente real estate employees. years of experience in Jim Burke has the construction indusbeen brought on as try, Sarno brings extenDow Burke a Project Manager. sive experience workBurke is responsible ing with architects, Christopher McMahan, AIA has become a LEED for all aspects of project managers, Accredited Professional, recently passing the US Green managing multiple job-site superintenBuilding Council Leadership in Energy and Environmenconstruction projdents, subcontractors tal Design examination. ects. Experienced and shop stewards. He is a principal of Christopher McMahan Archiin both design/build Prior to joining Wintects, a Providence design-oriented practice serving cliand value engineerdover, he was with ents in higher education, the arts, and commercial real ing, Burke previCaliper Woodworking estate development. ously served as a in Malden, Shawmut Centrone Sarno Project Manager at Design & ConstrucMcMahan C.E. Floyd of Bedtion of Boston, and Christopher McMahan, AIA,ford LEED AP Construction of Danvers. New England Development of Newton. and Martins Patrick Dow has been hired as a Kimberly Sullivan Centrone has been Project Superintendent. He joins Windover brought on as an estimator, responsible for Westfield, MA - Tighe member of the civil engineering with over 10 years of engineering and con- preparing and refining cost estimates dur& Bond, Inc. announced that group with specialized expertise struction management experience most re- ing each phase of construction. Prior to Francis J. Hoey, P.E., has bein structural and geotechnical en- cently serving as a Project Superintendent joining Windover, she worked as an assiscome a LEED Accredited Progineering. He holds professional for Suffolk Construction of Boston and tant project manager and assistant estimafessional. registrations in two disciplines, Martins Construction of Danvers. He also tor for Shawmut Design & Construction of Hoey is senior vice civil and structural. He has been served as a Project Manager, Superinten- Boston. president and an experienced with Tighe & Bond since 1992.  

McMahan Earns LEED AP

Hoey Becomes LEED AP

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Stephen Kanavich, director of pre-construction services for Jewett Construction Co., Inc. was recently certified by the US Green Building Council as a LEED AP. Kanavich is the third of Jewett’s personnel to achieve the LEED AP certification.

GEI Promotes Eight

Boston, MA - GEI ConGEI’s board of directors, has sultants, Inc. announced that it been promoted to the posihas promoted eight individuals tion of senior VP. Bateni has within the firm. over 30 years of experience Christopher J. Stockwell, in water resources planning GEI’s chief marketing officer, and water management. He has been promoted to the posiis located in GEI’s Sacration of senior vice president at mento, Calif. office. GEI’s Woburn headquarters. Steven P. Canton, a He is an expert in business-tovice president at GEI, has Stockwell business marketing and busibeen promoted to the posiness development, with over 25 tion of senior aquatic ecoloyears of experience in profesgist, grade 8. Canton is highly sional services marketing, web involved in all aspects of the and business software applicafirm’s ecological practice. He tions. Stockwell joined GEI in is located in the firm’s Little2006. ton, Colo. office. Robert N. Lambe, Ph.D., Don T. Kurosaka, P.E. P.G., a senior consultant within has been promoted to the the firm’s environmental pracposition of senior consultice area, has been promoted to tant in GEI’s water resources Lambe the position of vice president. practice. He has 35 years of His primary focus is to build experience in the field and is the nuclear power practice within GEI’s located in the firm’s Sacramento, Calif. Power group. Lambe is located in GEI’s office. Woburn headquarters. Don J. Conklin, Jr., has been proDavid B. Terry, P.G., LEP, a vice moted to the position of senior project president with the firm, has been promot- manager and aquatic ecologist, grade 7 ed to the position of senior consultant. for GEI’s ecology practice. He is experiHe has been an environmental consul- enced in multiple aspects of aquatic ecoltant since 1990 and was elected to GEI’s ogy and is located in the firm’s Littleton, board of directors in 2008. Since 1999, Colo. office. he has acted as a client service manager Graham C. Bradner, P.G., C.E.G., and team leader for one of GEI’s electric C.H.G., has been promoted to the posiand gas utility service teams. He is locat- tion of senior geologist within GEI’s ed in GEI’s Glastonbury, Conn. office. geotechnical group. He is located in Naser Bateni, P.E., a member of GEI’s Sacramento, Calif. office.


Soraci Joins Environments at Work Boston, MA - Environfacility standards in materials sements at Work has hired Sandra lection and indoor environmenSoraci, LEED AP, IIDA, in the tal quality. role of healthcare market ManFor the past 12 years, she ager. was owner of Interior Space EnWith 25 years of diverse vironments in upstate New York. experience in healthcare design, She also served as healthcare facilities and project managespecialist at Sedgwick Business ment, Soraci will be responsible Interiors and as director of Defor growing the clinical healthsign at Syracuse Office EnvironSoraci care market for Environments at ments, both in Syracuse. NY. Work with a focus on the LeaderPhoto courtesy of Environship in Energy and Environmental Design ments at Work

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High-Profile: Calendar Green Buildings Open House Oct. 3 - 10am-4pm The NESEA Green Buildings Open House offers a unique opportunity for members of the public to see renewable energy and other green building technologies at work. On the day of the event, homeowners and building managers will be on-site to describe their green building features and answer questions. Members of the public can learn basic principles of green building. Many of the buildings will demonstrate how solar hot water is collected and stored, how photovoltaics can be placed on or integrated into the shell of a building to produce electricity, and how wind can be used to generate power. The NESEA Green Buildings Open House demystifies green buildings, proving that they are comfortable, affordable, and attractive. Admission: free. Contact Information: Pamela Lester, 413-7746051, x14, plester@nesea.org.

AGC of Massachusetts OSHA 10-Hour Training Course Wednesday, September 23, 2009 7:00am - 5:00pm AGC Conference Center OSHA 10-Hour Programs include meals, beverages, handout materials, attendance certificate. OSHA 1926 Construction Standards - 2007 edition and “What Every Supervisor Must Know About OSHA” manuals are available for purchase.

Payment must be made by check or credit card (AMEX, Visa, Mastercard) prior to the class. If you have any questions regarding registering for any safety program, please contact Louise Rullie, rullie@agcmass.org. Questions regarding course training should be directed to Chris Ziegler, director of safety, ziegler@agcmass.org or 781-235-2680, ext. 12.

ASM Social and Silent Auction Friday, September 25 (6:30 - 9:30 pm)

ASM is holding its first ever Wine Tasting/Silent Auction event. You will have the opportunity to treat yourself to a night out, sample fine wines, enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres, music and harbor views. Register today at https://m360.associatedsubs.com.

ASM Calendar of Events, Fall 2009 NAIOP 2009 Bus Tour

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 sales, lease, and development activity in the north/west Route 128/Interstate 95 market. ‘For more information: rand@naiopma.org.

Friday, Sept. 25 7-10 p.m. Special Event ASM Wine Tasting Social Venezia, Boston Cost: $85 per person Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Workshop OCIPS Recordkeeping for Workers Comp Speaker: Bonnie Brook, Stephenson & Brook Westin Hotel Waltham Cost: $65/member, $75/NonMember Wednesday, Oct. 21 2 - 5 p.m. Western Massachusetts Seminar How to Negotiate Construction Subcontracts, Part 3 Speaker: Atty. Carolyn Francisco of Corwin & Corwin LLP Holiday Inn, Holyoke

Cost: $75/member, $95/non-member Wednesday, Oct. 28 8 - 10 a.m. Breakfast Seminar How To Protect Your Company from Harassment & Discrimination Claims Speaker: Maura Green, Keegan Werlin Marriott Hotel, Newton Cost: $65/member, $75/non-member Wednesday, Nov.4 8–10 a.m. Breakfast Workshop Project Managers Roundtable Westin Hotel, Waltham Cost: $65/member, $75/non-member For more information or to RSVP for events, please visit www.associatedsubs.com.

September we go back to School with our Annual Focus:

Educational Facility Developments

If you are building designing, or planning for today’s schools and institutions, you won’t want to miss this issue!

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oston, MA - The John W. McCormack Federal Building is the largest federal historic renovation project in the country aiming for a LEED Gold Certification. With 22 stories and over 600,000sf of space it also represents one of the most beautiful Art-Deco buildings in the area. The General Contractor is Suffolk Construction. See page 32.

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High-Profile Monthly: August 2009  

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

High-Profile Monthly: August 2009  

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