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NAIOP Donations Help Homeless More than 350 commercial real estate professionals participated in the 22nd Annual NAIOP Charitable Golf Tournament held June 9, benefiting Heading Home, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Massachusetts. Together they raised $124,000 for the charity, bringing NAIOP’s total donations to the organization to nearly $1.5 million. Heading Home provides emergency shelter, housing, and supportive services for more than 1,500 homeless and low-income people each year.

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Boston - GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, has again been ranked within the Top 500 design firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine. The firm’s new ranking (#156) shows an advancement of 114 positions on the ENR Top 500 Design Firms List over the past three years. “We feel great accomplishment in our firm’s continued growth during the 2009 recession year,” said Frank Leathers, P.E., president of GEI.

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by Michael Barnes, Publisher, High-Profile Monthly We have narrowed our awards focus to those in the AEC industry in New England that were not previously included in our monthly Awards Section. All the awards were announced in 2010 with the exception of BOMA’s Toby awards and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and SMPS Boston’s ROC awards. In addition NAIOP Massachusetts has announced that Boston Michael Properties, Inc. will reBarnes ceive NAIOP’s 2010 Distinguished Real Estate Award for achievements in real estate, charitable activities, and community betterment. The award will be presented to Boston Properties at NAIOP’s Annual Awards Gala on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston. NAIOP will also present a special Public Service Award posthumously to Boston Properties’ former CEO, Edward H.

Linde, in recognition of the impact he had on countless charitable and civic causes throughout the city. In his honor, the award will be renamed the NAIOP Edward Linde Public Service Award. On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, the Fourth Annual Hall of Fame Awards will be presented by The Massachusetts Building Congress. Potential clients want to know what you have accomplished before they hire you for a job. Being able to distiquish your work with an industry award for an accomplishment separates you from your competition, boosts the spirit of your company and can qualify your company for the short list. I know from my experience on the judges’ panel for the ACEC MA “Excellence in Engineering Awards,” the competition for these prizes is acute. So if you are looking for some advice on how to win an award, you might take a look at the article by Michael J. Reilly of Reilly Communications from last year. Reilly offers six tips to help win an industry award (see http://issuu.com/highprofile/docs/highprofile200907/28)

RF Walsh Expansion Boston - RF Walsh Collaborative Partners has added six new managers to its healthcare and education practices and announced a move to new office space. New additions Bill McNally, John Bidgood, and Matthew Fletcher are experienced in healthcare and education projects, having worked with dozens of clients including Caritas Christi Health Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Harvard, Yale, and Tufts. Christine Rochon, Jon Bonaccorsi, and Jennifer Harmoning have backgrounds in design and construction with clients including Elliot Medical Center, the Chinatown Community Education Center, Suffolk University, UMass-Lowell, Baystate Medical Center, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. The expansion has allowed the firm to add to its capabilities in key areas

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Hampshire Fire Protection Awards Londonderry, NH - The New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors recognized Hampshire Fire Protection Co., Inc. at the 2010 Annual Safety Awards & Employee Recognition Networking Dinner Meeting in May. The company. was presented multiple awards under SIC Code 17, Over 200,000 Man-Hours for Zero Lost Time Cases, Most Improved and Second Place overall. The “Most Improved” Annual Safety Award is based upon the quantitative measure of safety performance

evaluation criteria. Hampshire Fire Protection Co. also was recognized by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance for the 2010 Preservation Achievement Award regarding outstanding rehabilitation and revitalization of the Monadnock Mill District located in Claremont. The state-wide advocacy organization presented awards in May for outstanding achievements in restoration and stewardship; rehabilitation and adaptive use; compatible new construction; public policy; and educational and planning initiatives.

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High-Profile Focus: ACEC Massachusetts 50th Anniversary

100 Years of Advocacy for Engineers An Interview With David Raymond, National President and CEO of ACEC

ACEC/MA Celebrates 50 Years


oston - Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Boston, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) is the business association of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island engineering industry, representing over 110 independent engineering companies engaged in the development of transportation, environmental, industrial, and other infrastructure. The ACEC, a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations, is based in Washington, DC. The Massachusetts Chapter is located at The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston. ACEC/MA's 50th Anniversary was celebrated recently at the Westin Waltham. Opening remarks came from the current president, including recognition of past-presidents and fellows. ACEC National President David Raymond provided an overview on national issues. A presentation of the ACEC/ MA Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) award was made to the MassDOT Highway Division, which was accepted by Tom DiPaolo, assistant chief engineer of MassDOT. A citation from Governor Deval Pat-

David Young accepts plaque from Lisa Brothers rick commemorating ACEC/MA’s 50th Anniversary was presented. Scholarship Awards from the ACEC/MA Education Corporation were presented to Sarah Casey (Northeastern University) and Eilish Corey (Northeastern University). Paul Zofnass, president of The Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG), was the keynote speaker, offering his perspective on the future. Outgoing ACEC MA president David F. Young, PE, VP of CDM accepted a plaque and gavel in appreciation for his service from the new president, Lisa A. Brothers, PE, VP and COO, Nitsch Engineering.

HP: I understand that ACEC is 100 years old and is celebrating the 50th year in Massachusetts. How did that happen? ACEC: We are a merger of two organizations. One of the organizations was ACEC or what became ACEC. (There was a name change) The other David Raymond was the American Institute of Consulting Engineers (AICE) which actually goes back to 1909 and is an individual membership organization of professional engineers in private practice. When the AICE merged with ACEC some years ago, it became the modern ACEC. HP: What is the focus of the ACEC today? ACEC: The organization is focused essentially on the same items that it was focused on when it started. In 1909 the private practitioners of engineering were concerned about the government taking over our work. What are the terms and conditions of the project? How are we going to be elected for the work? What are going to be the standards? All of these issues have been handed down through the years. Issues such as the level of infrastructure funding, energy, water and transportation infrastructures were

all issues prevalent at the beginning of the 20th century and are still issues today. HP: There was an event recently at MIT where scientists were showing their frustration that no matter how much science they show to prove global warming, it doesn’t seem to be making more of an impact. I think the answers are going to be coming from engineers. ACEC: The irony is that the answers to our challenges in energy and other areas already exist. The question is the political will to implement these. I would argue that virtually all of the science has been done. Now there’s a question of whether we are going to invest in the practical application of the science. Are we going to restructure our economy in a way that will allow for practical application of science? We have a country that has been hooked on oil, because it’s cheap and will continue to be cheap. There is a big expense associated with a natural or man-made disaster such as the oil spill in the Gulf. Maybe that will get people thinking that oil isn’t as cheap as we think it is. We have money in natural gas and in nuclear energy. We need political will to undertake the construction of nuclear power plants. ACEC promotes all forms of energy. We’re very strong advocates for all the alternatives. If this country wants to become un-hooked from oil, Continued on page 17

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Abbie Goodman on ACEC Abbie Goodman is the executive director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA), the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE), and CEO of The Engineering Center in Boston, an association management company owned by ACEC/MA, MALSCE and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE (BSCES). For 14 years she has worked closely with the Board Presidents to carry out the President’s initiatives and the association’s strategic plan. Here is a synopsis of High-Profile’s recent chat with Abbie Goodman: HP: What activities but anyone moving along in their careers. of ACEC do you see HP: And for those who represent the well as being most suc- established firms? cessful since you AG: Those who have been in leadership roles in well-established firms will benefit have been director? AG: If I can list greatly from the opportunity to network them, I would say with peers to learn what experiences othoutstanding edu- er firms are having. They can team up on cational programs projects, and above all, the association is meeting the needs of here to advocate for the business interests Abbie Goodman the engineering busi- of firms in general. ness community, in- HP: When things got rough as we entered cluding our Emerging Leaders Program, our the recession did you add or lose members? Odyssey Leaders Program, and our monthly AG: I think it was a mixture. There were programs; strong partnering relationships some people who came to us saying, “We with public agencies and other a/e/c indus- need your help now more than ever,” which try associations; successfully advocating for is extremely gratifying for the work that the passage of legislation supported by our we do. And there were firms that merged member firms; and launching a new Web or were struggling financially and had to site at www.acecma.org. make some tough decisions. HP: What would you say about ACEC for HP: ACECMA is a sponsor for the SMPS new people in the industry? National conference here in Boston. Why AG: For anyone getting out of school to- did you select this group to support? day, face-to-face networking is absolutely AG: Most of ACEC/MA members are encrucial. Whether it is a trade association, gineering and land surveying firms. Many such as ACC Massachusetts, or a profes- have in-house marketing departments with sional society like the Boston Society for key staff that are SMPS members. The two of Civil Engineers, the education program- organizations have some common interming, the networking opportunities, and ests, and it just made sense to support the the chance to meet public leaders is incred- SMPS National conference here in Boston ibly valuable, not just for recent graduates this summer.

Engineering Industry Overview

Editor’s note: The keynote speaker for the ACEC 50th Anniversary event was Paul J. Zofnass, founder and president of The Environmental Financial Consulting Group, Inc. His presentation was a detailed profile of the engineering industry today. High-Profile spoke to Zofnass about issues affecting our region. HP: What is the current economic status of engineering companies? Zofnass: In terms of performance, the 28 firms that primarily work in the Northeast have the highest combined interPaul Zofnass nal growth rate plus profitability, which I nicknamed “the happiness quotient.” The Midwest is next in line and then the Atlantic. It drops down to about 10% for California and the Southwest, which is lowest at about 8% - half the happiness quotient of the Northeast. Canada was very strong in these last few years, 30%. The 23 global companies that do most of their business overseas were even stronger than the Northeast. There are

49 US national firms which would not fit into any of the top 2-4-6 geographic sectors because the top geographic sectors by definition have 50% or more of their work in their respective geography. The 49 firms are far more geographically diversified within the US and therefore would not be referred to as regional firms. None of their business comes significantly from any one sector. HP: Employee owned service corporations Continued on next page

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ACEC/MA 2010 Engineering Excellence Awards Cambridge, MA - The “Academy Awards” of the Engineering Industry were celebrated at the Boston Marriott Cambridge recently, touting the outstanding engineering achievements for 2009. The ACEC/MA 2010 Engineering Excellence Awards Winners are: Grand Conceptor: Maguire Group Inc. Iway Project: Relocation of Interstate 195 and New Providence River Bridge (also won an ACEC National Honor Award in May 2010 in Washington, DC) Gold Awards: Fay, Spofford & Thorndike Integrated Water Treatment Plant Improvements STV Incorporated Greenbush Line Rail Restoration Tetra Tech

Kazem Farhoumand, Chief Engineer for Rhode Island Department of Transportation, accepting the Grand Conceptor award for Maguire Group Inc. US Forces – Iraq Operations Facility Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc./HKT Architects, Inc. New Public Services Facility Judges’ Award: Nitsch Engineering, Inc. Sustainable Stormwater: First Flush Treatment, Phytoremediation, and Rainwater Harvesting at Yale University

Nitsch Receives ACEC/MA Award Boston - Nitsch Engineering received the first-ever ACEC/MA Judges Award for Innovation in Sustainability. The special award recognized Nitsch Engineering’s accomplishment in designing the rainwater harvesting system that was recently constructed at Kroon Hall at Yale University. Nitsch Engineering designed a system that uses a pretreatment sump to remove settleable solids from the stormwater before it enters a diversion structure that sends this first flush directly to a water feature for biofiltration.

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neering firms don’t have to provide all of the working capital. HP: What is the “good news” for the AEC industry right now? Zofnass: I think the best news right now is that we have just come through the worst recession that the world has had in a century and how little our industry been affected. Our median revenues during this horrible recession period was down 2%. That’s nothing! Our profitability level (our margin) is at the same level as it was last year and the year before. If fact, it’s about the third highest it’s been in the last 25 years. That is very good news. The outlook for our industry is outstanding. There is going to be so much need for infrastructure, that for the first time we’re running out of the natural resources/energy to build it. Who is going to be called upon to solve that? I’ve got to believe that it’s going to be the environmental consulting and engineering industry

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Montville Chooses Kaestle Boos Montville, CT - Kaestle Boos Associates of New Britain, an architectural firm specializing in the design of public safety facilities, has been selected by the town of Montville to provide schematic designs for its new public safety facility. The new facility will house the town’s police headquarters and regional 911 dispatch facility. Work on the project began in May, and the preliminary design work is expected to be approved by the Public Safety Building Committee and presented to the Town Council by September.

Autiello to Construct Med Off Bldg Vision 3 Architects Taunton, MA - Myles Standish Asso- block design with contemporary features ciates has selected A. Autiello Construction was chosen from a selection of floor layCo. of Cranston, R.I. to construct its new outs and exterior elevations provided by 33,000sf medical office building on Bay the design team. The design will offer natuStreet in Taunton. The three-story facility ral light to all suites, including the common is designed around 12 rentable suites with areas. Bird’s eye view of the Quincy High School transformation individual utility control. The project is in the design and reguAutiello has teamed up with Vision 3 latory approval stage with an expected AuArchitects for this design-build project. gust groundbreaking. Cambridge MA - Symmes Maini & lands, and allow the school’s educational A traditional brick and decorative McKee Associates (SMMA), a Cambridge- mission to remain operational during a based architecture and engineering firm, 40-month construction schedule divided earned a 2010 Planning and Design Excel- into four phases: 1) construction of the new lence Award from the Council of Educa- science and technology academy adjacent tional Facility Planners International (CEP- to original school and demolition of origiFI) for planning and designing phased new nal vocational school wing; 2) construction construction that will transform Quincy of new humanities, fine arts and ninth grade High School for the 2010 academic year. academies, administration spaces, gymnaAlong with the 330,000sf design, the sium and a state of the art theater; 3) conCEPFI award recognizes the project’s com- struction of new athletic fields and parking; plex planning, which allowed the school to and 4) conversion of the original 1921 high remain in downtown Quincy close to civic school into Quincy Public Schools’ adminamenities including mass transit stops, istrative offices. avoid disruption of adjacent shoreline wetRendering of new medical office building.

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Walsh Brothers Project Wins Award Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Engineer Boston, MA - The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America recently honored Walsh Brothers, Incorporated with the prestigious 2010 AON Build America Award. This national award was given in recognition of Walsh Brothers’ Building 10 Dome Restoration project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The project brought life to the original details of the 1913 Grand Dome by replacing the original dome stones while simultaneously waterproofing the dome to prevent future leaks. Working alongside engineer Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, Walsh Brothers was able to capitalize on the project team’s

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ECI Receives ABC and AGC Awards Hartford, CT - At ABC’s annual Excellence in Construction awards ceremony in January, Electrical Contractors, Inc. (ECI) garnered six Excellence in Construction awards. They are as follows: 1 STEP Award – Best of Best Safety Award. With 352,000 man hours work ECI incurred zero lost time injury days, zero lost time incidents to hours worked, zero OSHA reportable incidents and zero OSHA reportable incidents to hours worked. 2 30 Year Milestone Recognition 3 “Good Corporate Citizens” (AQC) Award: Those members who have achieved an AQC designation from National ABC have a proven record of outstanding dedication to quality, their workforce and the community. 4 The Merit Cup: ABC’s most prestigious award is based on a point system that tracks a company’s impact to the construction industry through leadership, training and support to the association that is the voice of the Merit Philosophy, Associated

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2010 Design and Planning Awards Boston - The Boston Society of Landscape Architects announced the recipients of the 2010 Annual Design and Planning Awards. Eighteen projects received Design awards, and three projects received awards in the Planning Category. Winning the prestigious Award of Excellence was “Beatrix Farrand at Garland Farm: Cultural Landscape Report,” Bar Harbor, Maine by Pressley Associates. Other presentations were: Honor Award in Communications Art in the Public Sphere, Amherst, Mass. by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Merit Award in Landscape Analysis and Planning - Lincoln’s Roadsides, Lincoln, Mass. by Kenneth E. Bassett. In the Design Category: Honor Award in Residential and Garden Design - Pamet Valley, Truro, Mass. by Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture. Honor Award in Parks and Recreation Facilities - Albion Park, Somerville, Mass. by Weston & Sampson. Honor Award in Commercial and Institutional Design - NewBridge on the Charles: A Sustainable Intergenerational Community, Dedham, Mass. by Stantec Planning & Landscape Architecture, PC. Honor Award in Commercial and Institutional Design - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Conn. by Richard Burck Associates. Honor Award in Urban Design Kenmore Square Surface Improvements, Boston by Pressley Associates. Merit Awards in Residential and Garden Design were given to Suburban Renewal Brookline, Mass. by Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture; Chatham

Residence, Chatham, Mass. by Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects; Front Ridge Residence, Penobscot, Maine by Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design; North Cove Residence, Shelburne, Vt. by H. Keith Wagner Partnership and Maple Hill, Westwood, Mass. by Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects Merit Award in Parks and Recreation Facilities went to Wharf District Park (Central Artery/Tunnel), Boston by Copley Wolff Design Group and Coleman Park, West Palm Beach, FL, by Ground Inc. Merit Award in Commercial and Institutional Design - Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Upper School Cambridge, Mass. by Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects. Merit Award in Historic Preservation, Restoration, or Rehabilitation - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY by Richard Burck Associates, Inc. and Merit Award Radcliffe Sunken Garden, Cambridge, Mass. by Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects. Merit Award in Memorial Design - F.E. Dixon, Jr. Memorial, Grindstone Neck, Winter Harbor, Maine by Richardson & Associates Landscape Architect Merit Award in Urban Design Northeastern University International Village, Boston by Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects Merit Award in Visionary Un-built Works - Nourish - June Calderwood Park Design Competition Toronto, ON, Canada by Ground Inc. and PMA Landscape Architects.

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High-Profile Focus: Award Winners 2010

Rhino Campaign Receives Award South Hamilton, MA - Rhino Public Relations, a specialty public relations agency, announced that its national media relations campaign for GEI Consultants Inc. has been honored with a Marketing Excellence Award from ZweigWhite’s Marketing Now awards program. The results of this program included 71 media related initiatives and 251 instances of coverage that resulted in increased

media visibility throughout 2009. These media results far exceeded the goal set at the beginning of the campaign, providing GEI with tangible business benefits within two years of implementing the PR plan. ZweigWhite’s Marketing Excellence Awards recognize the exceptional marketing efforts of architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada.

An Interview David Raymond, ACEC Continued from page 9 we’re going to have to build about 150 new nuclear plants in the next 30 to 40 years. Do we have the will to do that? Will we have the environmental approval to allow utilities to move ahead with it, or are we going to get caught up in a self delusion that we can just continue with the status quo which is, more oil. HP: Why should young college graduates pursue a career in engineering? ACEC: Engineering offers young people a great way to meet the challenges of our society and world. A young person who’s seeking to better the lives of people around the world or take on environmental challenges or even try to solve the energy crisis can try to achieve these things through engineering. Engineering offers an avenue for young people to realize their dreams. Young people have a streak of wanting to solve the world’s problems. Engineering offers them those tools. HP: What about engineering firms? Should

they look into ACEC for networking benefits? ACEC: ACEC, today, represents some 5,500 companies of all sizes throughout the country, including 3/4 of the largest firms in the country. We’re always looking to represent more firms. That gives us greater voice, greater political strength and greater opportunity. HP: Has the stimulus package benefitted engineers? ACEC: In the stimulus package, engineers had a major role because there were billions of dollars devoted to the infrastructure. But many of the projects that the stimulus called for were so called ‘shovel ready’ projects, and the engineering role in most of those projects had largely been deleted. I think the stimulus, had it been designed better, could have resulted in a more lasting contribution of modern infrastructure to our nation, rather than a patchwork quilt of remedial jobs.

Erland Honored with CMAA Award Burlington, MA - The Leonard Florence Center for Living, built by Erland Construction, Inc. has won the Project of the Year award from Construction Manager’s Association of America (CMAA) New England Chapter. Standing out as the most deserving in the New Construction Under $30 million category, Leonard Florence Center for Living this project was honored for its Photograph by Dave Desroches exemplary innovation, teamwork, and dedication to excellence. The new 91,000sf, 100-unit LeonThe project team included mem- ard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea bers from the Owner, the Chelsea Jewish is the first skilled nursing facility built in Foundation; Development/Financial con- Massachusetts in 13 years; the first urban sultants, Affirmative Investments; Owner’s Green House built in the United States; and Representative, CS2/NE; Architect Di- the first facility of its kind for ALS and MS Mella Shaffer Associates; and Erland Con- patients. Erland finished the project in 19 struction. months.

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Westfield, MA Inc. - Tighe & Pro Con is the Architect and Construct Callahan, Inc. CM Bond, with offices in Mass. and EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES DEVELOPMENTS Haverhill, MA - The Hamel Conn., was Club presented the at2010 the Neighborhoods at Woodlan Mill Lofts project has been selected

Water Resources Award by The Manchester, NH – Pro Con Inc is the of the community and is designed to be an as the winner of the 2010 PreservaConnecticut Society of Civil Enarchitect and construction manager for the extension of their personal living space. tion Award by the Massachusetts gineers (CSCE) for an innovative `Woodland Club at the Neighborhoods at The lower level of clubhouse will offer Historical Commission for the catengineering achievement that Woodland Pond. The 6,358 sf facility is a cardiovascular and aerobic workout rooms egory of Restoration and Adaptive has significantly reduced Amherst, MA - ARC/Architectural along with glass bay windows help to difplanned amenity for the newflooddevelopment with women’s andpresident), men’s locker rooms, Reuse. l-r: Rabih Barakat (CSCE Ronald Nault ing in the neighborhood located Resources Cambridge announced the ferentiate the new buildings from existing of 487 condominiums in North Manchester, and a high-definition theater with stadium Construction Manager for (CSCE director I), John Block (Tighe & Bond), and downstream OlmsteadofPond dedication of four new residence halls building s on campus. which will beofcomprised five distinct seating. the project was Callahan, Inc. of David Partridge (Tighe & Bond) in Norwalk, Conn. designed by the firm for the University Each unit includes four bedrooms neighborhoods. There will also be an outdoor pool, hot Bridgewater. As partDevelopment of a citywide of Massachusetts in Amherst. Dimeo with cable and Ethernet connections, two Waterford of Needham, tubItand facility as well as two tennis wascabana a difficult project to undertake, espeHamel Co. MillofLofts is the largest drainage studies of tothe address flood- courts that will serve the community. The Construction Providence, R.I. was full baths, a common living room/kitchen MA is the developer plannedchronic community, cially due to its impact on so many residenredevelopment project in the history ing problems in Norwalk, Tighe Homes & Bond first floor will offer residents many options the construction manager for the $93 area, a pantry, floor-to-ceiling windows, which will include The Highland tial properties.” of the project. city of Haverhill, featuring million and air-conditioning. recommended modifications convert an for entertaining, socializing and relaxing. of 75 single-family residences;toWoodview Interior view of Hamel Mill Lofts apartment Tighe & Bond engineering techniques 305 new units of housing, retail, and UMass officials held a dedication “Seeing this building open is the Cottages at Woodland Pond, The clubhouse’s great room will feature existing manmade pond into which a dry will basin included excavating the pond’s accumuresident community amenities. Lomaintained the look the and original build- consist ceremony in August for the opening of realization of much hardofwork creativof 158itstown homes; Overlook to increase stormwater detention atca- a cathedral ceiling, hardwood flooring, lated sediments, raising the embankment cated in downtown steps ityings. The apartment areteam available Pond, which 40 an oversized stone fireplace, comfortable the 864-bed project Haverhill known asand the just North on behalf of a greatunits project that in Woodland pacity. This solution waswill the include most viable crest elevation, and providing a multi-level from the commuter rail, the project is creathomes; The Carriage Homes, whichthe seating options and two sets of French style either one two Dimeo bedrooms and range in town Residential Area. included ourorstaff, Construction and cost-effective alternative to reduce outlet to regulate ed from three former shoe mills and an old total 64 and unitsfrequency in eight buildings; andin thethe doors thatcontrol open upstructure to a screened porch. water ARC completed the design of the size from approximately 900sf to 1,100sf. will magnitude of flooding discharges from the basin. power plant. Construction of the project at Woodland Pond, which will The library will provide a quiet respite four new apartment-style residence halls In addition, 20% of all units at Hamel Mill Residences neighborhood. Tighe & Bond access also used bioengineeris September nearly 100% already the Lofts will be rented as “affordable.” Along consistAccording of two 75-unit luxury buildings with with custom cabinetry, to WIFI and in of complete 2005 and and construction to Michael M. Yeosock, ing restoration methods within the basin to buildings are almost 60% occupied, with underground parking. Each neighborhood a flat screen TV. The dining room will started in June 2005. Totaling 325,000 sf, with apartments, the project also includes P.E., senior engineer for theUMass Amherst Norwalk De- dorm room establish a natural regime including the inwill be its own condominium and participate offer formal seating for up to 16 persons, well over 165 leases in place. the five-story buildings were designed to a cyber café, pool table room, bicycle stor- partment of Public Works, “This project stallation of theand pilot stream channel with a in a master whichone own crown moldings, a built-in buffet area. project schedule UMass, that willthe Amherst since the early 1970s. relate The to the23-month earlier residence halls thatin- age area, gym, media center, conference housing appearsprototype to association have for worked wellwill and has cer- UMass sediment forebay at has the 45 headwaters, and a Woodland Club. The gourmet kitchen has been designed The University now residence allow the University to stay competitive cluded restoration of the historic building’s incorporate brick exteriors, pitched roofs area, and ample parking, all for tenant use. tainly helped to reduce flooding in the area. stilling basin ator the outlet structure. The Neighborhoods at Woodland to enable guests caterers to prepare full with other top universities from around halls, however none are designed in exteriors and Ainterior construction and dormers. brick banding patternthat The project was nominated for the Pond is an environmentally-sensitive the meals with easy accesslayout to the dining apartment-style of the room. new state historic preservation award by the country.” development of distinctive homes adjacent Pro Con Inc.residence has designed the complex. The last halls built Situated on a 19-acre site, the buildMayor James Student J. Fiorentini. UMass Amherst Lounge to a 600 acre conservation preserve and clubhouse to complement the classic UMass Amherst, complex, organizedCT around two quadrangles - . The Hartford Busi- at them succeed eventhe in Sylvan a difficult economy. “Hamel Mills has transformed ings areHartford, the giant rhododendron forests of and north includes New England style community. Plans to encourage a sense of community Brown, Cashin and McNamara and UMass personnel,” said Mark Dolny ness Journal recently announced the list of Companies were evaluated by the what was once an abandoned series Manchester. The community will offer the call for the clubhouse’s exterior to have a halls, completed in 1971. The oldestpolicompetition among the houses. of ARC. together, we exceeded the 25 Best Places tolifestyle Work inand Connecticut. Bestwas Companies Group onfloor workplace of“Working old, dilapidated shoe mills and collegiate benefits of a country still have stone façade on the ground level and is fourth locatedconsecutive near outdooryear, spaces hall is Thatcher, built in 1935. and the University’s a com- up- The complex tanneries goal into of anproviding award-winning For the Stan- residence cies, practices, philosophies, systems access to theofcity’s extensive shopping, clapboard on the first Construction toeasy encourage use nearby fields for intraWith the addition of floor. the New Student munityscale for students who want the conurban village that has beautified dining dard Builders of Newington ranked among ofdemographics inbegan addition to the results and entertainment. the clubhouse in June 2006 and of mural teams. Residences, UMass now provides onvenience of on-campus housing withpreservthe downtown Haverhill while the top companies that demonstrated com- Pro an Con employee survey that measured 2006 the emThe two-story Woodland Club will has scheduled a December The project marked the first new campus living space for approximately advantages of industrial a more autonomous living ing its past,” noted Mayor serve mon characteristics that bring out the best 12,200 ployeestudents. experience. as the housing social and recreational center completion date. on-campus construction at situation. These residences represent a new UMass Amherst Lobby Fiorentini. in their employees and leaders and help Exterior view of restored mills.

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IIDA NE’s Fourth Annual Interior Design Awards International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England has announced the winners of the Fourth Annual Interior Design Awards held recently at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The results reflected New England interior designers who were invited to nominate their best projects and the team involved in making each one a reality. This year’s submitted projects were judged by representatives from the IIDA Northlands Chapter of Minnesota. Projects were required to outline programmatic requirements, specific project goals, comprehensive plan drawings, and photos, which were used to judge how well each project met their specific goals. In addition to aesthetics, several criteria, such as environmental and energy performance, were used to weigh each project. The IIDA New England Chapter is an association of members committed to the interior design profession and the New England region. The Chapter is governed by elected officers serving on the executive board and the council of directors. It has active “City Centers” located in Boston, Providence, R.I. Hartford, Conn.; and Stamford, Conn. 2010 Winners Best in Show One Post Office Square/ Equity Office Properties CBT Architects Equity Office Properties Shawmut Design & Construction

IIDA NE Best in Show Winner: One Post Office Square / Equity Office Properties Schweppe Lighting Design, Inc. Kenneth Castellucci & Associates, Inc. Euromarble Education Tufts University of Dental Medicine ARC/Cambridge Shawmut Design & Construction BR+A Consulting Engineers, LLC Workplace Resources Coco Raynes and Associates Creative Office Pavilion Healthcare Eastern Maine Medical Center LaFayette Family Cancer Center SMRT Barr & Barr Builders, Inc. Paul White Tile

Creative Office Pavilion Holden Cabinet & Millwork, Inc. Freshwater Stone Hospitality/Retail Equinox CBT Architects Equinox S3Design Shawmut Design & Construction Cosentini Associates Honorable Mention: Ames Hotel Normandy Real Estate Partners ADD Inc. Rockwell Group Morgans Hotel Group Tishman Construction Company

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High-Profile Focus: Awards

Award-winning addition to the UMass Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers

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tion of Natick served as construction manager. Wing Memorial is a communitybased hospital serving residents of the Quaboag Hills and Pioneer Valley and is a member of University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care, a nationally recognized academic healthcare system. “The program for this community hos“This expansion is part of our pital’s inpatient surgical center is diverse. It is commitment to investing in the longwell massed, emerging from the ground with term health of our community,” said an undulating geometry of planar, patterned Charles E. Cavagnaro III, M.D., presibrick. Good materials are used throughout, dent and CEO of Wing Memorial Hosand very thoughtful design was conceived pital. “Our growing need for inpatient and executed on a tight budget that could services has nearly doubled over the have resulted in something substandard.” past decade. Payette has given us muchneeded space to continue to provide the

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High-Profile Focus: Awards

2010 BSA Design Awards Honoring Design Excellence Boston – Each year the BSA sponsors awards programs to honor design excellence in Massachusetts, throughout New England and elsewhere. Following are the winners in non residential categories.

Healthcare Facilities Design Awards

Honor Awards for Design Excellence • Vertical Expansion Initiative - Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, designed by ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge; general contractor Shawmut Design and Construction, Boston.

Awards for Design Excellence • Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers Surgical Center and Bed Tower, Palmer, for Wing Memorial Hospital, UMass Memorial Hospital System,Worcester.Designed by Payette, Boston; construction manager Dacon, Natick. • The Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center Cancer Institute, Hershey Pa. for The Pennsylvania State University Medical Center, Hershey, PA designed by Payette,Boston; associate architect Array, King of Prussia Pa.

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John Moriarty & Associates Tobron Student- Undergraduate (Each student winner receives a $1,000 cash award. Students are not given scholarships) Contract Design Studio II Michelle Winseck - NESAD Student- graduate Urban Arts Youth Center Khang Sabe - NESAD

In April, the BSA Award of Honor was presented to Jon D. McKee AIA for his outstanding contributions to the profession of architecture through education and mentoring as founder and patron of the Lyceum Fellowship. • Central Harlem STD Clinic, New York for New York City designed by Stephen Yablon Architect, New York

Interior Architecture / Interior Design Awards

Honor Award for Design Excellence • Fin’s Sushi and Grill, Boston; designed by Studio Luz, Boston College Library/ Fine Arts Library/Digital Image and Slide Collection, Cambridge for Harvard University, Allston Development Group Awards for Design Excellence • New England Island Retreat Chilmark designed by Peter Rose.New York City. • Bingham Headquarters Boston, for Bingham LLC; Designed by Lehman Smith McLeish, Washington DC. project manager, Leggat McCall Properties,Boston. • W Boston Hotel Boston for Sawyer Enterprises; designed by William Rawn Associates, Architects, Boston with TRO | Jung Brannen, Boston and Bentel & Bentel Locust, Valley NY; contractor. • New Cambridge Public Library Cam-

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

New Courthouse Dedicated

Erland Gets Cobham Renovation

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Merrimack, NH - The state of New Hampshire is set to dedicate its newest courthouse in Merrimack. The new facility will house the district and family courts for this area. Keith P. Hemingway, an architect from Bristol who has designed three other new court facilities for the state, was charged with designing a modern, technologically up-to-date court facility that fit in with Merrimack’s existing historic town buildings. The new 24,000sf, three story courthouse was constructed by TLT Construction Corporation of Wakefield, Mass. The new building has four court-

Burlington, MA - Erland Construction, Inc. has been awarded a renovation and consolidation project for Cobham plc at 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard in Lowell. Erland is familiar with the building – having performed several renovation projects for the previous tenant, Tyco Electronics. Teaming with architecture firm Design Science, Erland will complete the project in November 2010. 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard was previously a single-tenant building – occupied Merrimack Courthouse solely by Tyco. The building now must rooms, with associated judge’s chambers, be divided into a multi-tenant space. For clerk’s office area, secure entry lobby, salCobham, Erland will renovate 125,000sf lyport, cells, and storage areas. of space. This work will consist of consolidating a machine shop, an antenna range, and labs; decommissioning certain areas

Elliot at River’s Edge

Involves Hampshire Fire Protection Co Manchester, NH - Hampshire Fire Protection Co., Inc. is installing an automatic fire sprinkler system with approximately 3,200 fire sprinkler heads at the new Elliot at River’s Edge in downtown Manchester. Known as the largest development project in Manchester in over 30 years, The Elliot at River’s Edge is getting closer to completion as Hampshire Fire Protection installs the fire sprinkler system in the 236,000sf ambulatory care center as well as the 700 car parking garage. This fast paced project, under contractor Suffolk/Eckman Joint Venture, will replace the old Jac Pac Foods meat packing

Aerial view of 1001 Pawtucket Blvd. into office space; performing light manufacturing and egress build out; building a new R&D lab; data center work; and new office space. All work will be done while the building remains occupied.

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sics—the 160,000sf building will contain 36 classrooms and gathering space for formal and informal activities. The project is part of BC’s institutional master plan and will extend the English Collegiate Gothic style that characterizes the school’s Middle Campus. For Suffolk University in Boston, TK&A is designing a student café and lounge. Set to open in the fall, the space is intended to become a social hub for students on the urban campus. TK&A also is designing a new fourstory, 46,000sf corporate headquarters for All Care VNA & Hospice in Lynn.

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High-Profile Feature: Boston Streetscapes

Copley Wolff Takes on Boston Streetscapes


oston - Copley Wolff Design Group’s has expanded its streetscape work in downtown Boston with two recent urban streetscape projects: Tufts Dental School in Boston’s Theatre District and The Clarendon luxury residences in Boston’s Back Bay. Located at One Kneeland Street in the Theatre district of Downtown Boston, The Tufts Dental School looked to highlight the beautiful new building addition and expansion with a revitalization plan for sidewalk abutting Washington Street. Working with ARC and Tufts, Copley Wolff Design Group proposed a widening of the Washington Street sidewalk to introduce a more pedestrian-friendly circulation pattern as a way to activate the newlyinstalled building skin with LED illuminated concrete seatwalls. These new areas significantly ease the flow of the busy entrance and “dress up” the building, giving the facility a more tailored, contemporary, and welcoming street presence. New hardscape elements provided the necessary planting depth to allow healthy growth for the selected columnar maple trees and an array of native and salttolerant shrubs and perennials, which also contributed to the LEED Silver designation of the building. Mature trees for the site were selected to provide maximum visual impact and to provide an “urban oasis” atmosphere for the building surroundings. The result is a distinct visual softening of the entrance. Building occupants and passersby now have a spot to sit and

enjoy lunch outdoors or to relax within the building boundaries. Copley Wolff also provided a boost to the streetscape at The Clarendon, a new luxury high-rise building on the corner of Clarendon and Stuart Streets in Boston’s Back Bay. The building is in a highly visible site located across from the John Hancock

Streetscape project at Tufts Dental School

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Tower and near Trinity Church. An upscale, yet practical solution for designing streetscape improvements and pedestrian amenities was desired. Using a blend of low-rise, native granite curbing, sculpted boxwoods, and colorful “front-andcenter” flowering annuals, CWDG was able to successfully disguise street-level ventilation intakes servicing the building’s underground garage. Serviceberry trees flanking the entrance to the building’s rental access provide a pop of color and welcoming entry. Seven majestic elm trees, the same species present on the grounds of the White House,

were selected to line the street – offering a classic beauty and traditional elegance to this new property. Suspended granite paver grates surround the trees providing a flush presentation with the sidewalk, visually extending the sidewalk and allowing for a smooth, continuous line from the edge of the property to the street curb. CWDG defined various entries including store fronts, restaurants, and residential entrances. To further differentiate the entries of this mixed-use development, CWDG provided identifying paver treatment around each of the three distinct building entrances: the condominium entrance, the retail entrance, and the rental entrance, giving each destination a sense of place and purpose.


July, 2010


High-Profile Features: SMPS Boston Second Annual ROC Awards

Gala Recognizes Outstanding Communications Boston - Building on the success of the inaugural Recognizing Outstanding Communications (ROC) Awards in 2009, the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) held its annual awards Gala on Thursday, June 3 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The night celebrated the A/E/C industry’s marketing and communication successes, particularly impressive after the rocky economic conditions of the past year. SMPS honored companies and individuals for their outstanding achievements in several categories. First place honors went to Wilson Butler Architects for Public Relations and Outreach Program and Best in Show, Carol R. Johnson Associates for Corporate Identity, Suffolk Construction for Corporate Brochure, VHB (above) Katie Schultz of RDK Engineers views an awardfor Holiday Piece, GEI Consultants for Target winning Special Events Category piece submitted by Market; Berry, a division of Suffolk ConstrucBerry, a division of Suffolk Construction. tion for Special Event Piece; and Durkee Brown Viveiros & Werenfels Architects for Web site. (above left) Best of Show In addition, honorable mention went to: CDM for Public Relations and Outreach; honors at the 2010 SMPS ROC Bond for Corporate Identity and Web site; Awards went to Wilson Butler Kleinfelder/S E A Consultants, Inc. for CorArchitects with Reilly Commuporate Brochure; Tsoi/Kobus & Associates for nications for earning highest Holiday Piece and Special Event Piece; and jury scores for their Public CBT Architects for Target Market. ARC/ArchiRelations Campaign entry. Pictectural Resources Cambridge won the People’s tured: SMPS President David Choice Award. Easterbrooks, Michael Reilly Individual accomplishments for outstandof Reilly Communications, and ing contributions to the marketing and comDeana Martin of Wilson Butler munications profession were also recognized. Architects. Mike Reilly of Reilly Communications was awarded the Marketing Executive of the Year, Beth Dudek of Parsons Brinckerhoff was given (left) Joe Barry of GEI Consultants and Mark Guarino of Guarino Design Group recieved Photography for the 2010 ROC 1st Place to GEI for Target Market. (right) Easterbrooks presents Kate Hensley the New Member of the Year honors and Mark awards provided by: of Suffolk Construction – 1st Place for Corporate Brochure Frank Monkiewicz Photography Guarino of Guarino Design Group was awarded Presidents Choice Award.

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High-Profile Features: SMPS Boston

SMPS Boston Chapter Profile

With nearly 300 members and more than 175 member firms, SMPS Boston is proud to be one of the largest and most active chapters in the Society for Marketing Professional Services. Local firm leaders began meeting informally in the late 1970s, and SMPS Boston officially came into existence in 1981. Next year is our 30th Anniversary! The national organization was created in 1973 by a small group of professional services firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to build their businesses. Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of 6,000+ marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and

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Canada. The Society and its chapters benefit from the support of 3,700 design and building firms, encompassing 80% of the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors. SMPS’ mission is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders working in the built environment. SMPS is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industry. How SMPS Boston is Organized SMPS Boston is led by a 13-member board of directors. Five of these members—president, vice president, immediate past president, secretary, and treasurer— also serve on the executive committee. The remaining directors guide the activities of eight standing committees, providing diContinued on page 28

2009-2010 SMPS Boston Board of Directors President – Dave Easterbrooks, CPSM, Pare Corporation Vice President/President-Elect – Matt Hawk, Fay Spofford & Thorndike Immediate Past-President – Jennifer Bentley of PSMJ Resources Secretary – Nicola Migliacci, HNTB Corporation Treasurer – Jessica Laskaris, CPSM, Gilbane Building Company Awards Director – Tara Graves, Berry, a division of Suffolk Communications Director – Karen Euler, Carol R. Johnson Associates Community Outreach – Joe Barry, GEI Consultants Education Director – Crystale Dion, CPSM, Parsons Brinkerhoff Membership Director – Rebecca Maloney, CPSM, Arup Professional Development – Bryn Olean, Gilbane Building Company Programs Director – Sarah Cotter, Walsh Brothers Construction

SMPS Boston - The Year in Review What a year to serve as president of SMPS Boston! – the worst economy since the Great Depression, firms and marketing departments downsizing, companies closing their doors, friends and colleagues suddenly among the unemployed. And for those of us fortunate enough to maintain gainful employment through these unprecedented days, we’ve put in more hours and dealt with more stress and anxiety than I can ever recall in my 25 years in this business. So it must sound odd when I say the past year has been among the most rewarding of my professional career. For in spite of the challenges facing the A/E/C industry, SMPS Boston has enjoyed a stellar year of strongly attended programs, educational workshops led by our brightest industry leaders, and special events and networking opportunities for our entire membership and the 1,500+ “friends of SMPS” in the greater Boston area (all those nonmembers who know a good thing when they see it and attend our events). The chapter’s board of directors and I had one overarching goal when we began the 2009-2010 program year back in September – provide increased value to our members. Many firms have slashed marketing and business development budgets, so we recognized that SMPS Boston must provide more for less. More educational and business opportunities. Less reliance

on the registration fees of our members. And how we have succeeded! As of this date more than 25 programs and events have been provided to our members and the A/E/C community at large. And Dave Easterbooks almost across the board, registration rates for our members have been reduced from a year ago. We succeeded in this goal by offsetting lower member fees with higher nonmember registration fees (membership DOES have its advantages!) and through the creation of a new sponsorship committee to better coordinate and market our sponsorship opportunities. We are on track to bring in approximately $40,000 in firm sponsorships this year – a testament to our sponsors getting unbeatable exposure to the potential business partners and decision makers that make up almost one-half of our membership. In addition to the success of our new sponsorship committee, each of the chapter’s standing committees enjoyed major accomplishments this year: For the complete remarks from Dave Easterbooks visit http://blog.high-profile. com/2010/06/29/easterbrooks



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2010-2011 SMPS Boston Board of Directors President – Matt Hawk, Fay Spofford & Thorndike Vice President/President-Elect – Jessica Laskaris, CPSM, Gilbane Building Co. Immediate Past-President – Dave Easterbrooks, CPSM, Pare Corporation Secretary – Nicola Migliacci, HNTB Corporation Treasurer – Ben Sawa, GEI Consultants Awards Director – Sarah Cotter, Walsh Brothers Construction Communications Director – Karen Euler, Carol R. Johnson Associates Community Outreach – Joe Barry, GEI Consultants Education Director – Renee Driscoll, Rolf Jensen & Associates Membership Director – Kristi Sprinkel, CBT Architects Professional Development – Jessica Hill, BSC Group Programs Director – Rebecca Maloney, CPSM, Arup

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High-Profile Cover Story: Wellesley College Alumnae Hall

Lee Kennedy Co. Completes Reno of Wellesley College Alumnae Hall Ann Beha & Associates Architects


stitution with a long-standing tradition of excellence; working together with Ann Beha & Assoc. to revitalize one of its most high-profile facilities was a very exciting process for our entire team.� The Wellesley Alumnae Hall project is just the latest in Lee Kennedy Co.’s academic portfolio to reach completion; the firm is currently under way on The Boston Conservatory Hemenway Project, Boston College Weston Jesuit Community Housing, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and the Harvard University Bright Hockey Arena, to name a few.

ellesley, MA - Lee Kennedy Co. recently completed an extensive renovation and expansion of Wellesley College’s historic Alumnae Hall. Originally constructed in 1922, Alumnae Hall houses a 1,500-seat auditorium and a large ballroom for school functions. Soil conditions, environmental considerations, a tight site and working on an active college campus all contributed to the complexity of this project, which was completed over 14 months with architect Ann Beha & Associates architects. As part of this $14 million project, Lee Kennedy Co. revitalized the existing multi-purpose center, expanded the building’s footprint to house all new mechanical space, installed an elevator, and brought in all new plumbing, electrical, HVAC, mechanical, telecommunication and security systems.

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High-Profile Feature: Davis Street Arts Magnet School

Davis Street Arts Magnet School On Schedule


ew Haven, CT - Now that it’s summer, it seems a no-brainer that the construction of Davis Street Arts Magnet School in New Haven should be on schedule. But this status did not happen by chance. A. Prete Construction Company began working on the 77,000sf, new construction PreK-8 school during preconstruction. Careful planning and scheduling – and then exacting implementation of the plan – has resulted in its fortuitous position now. The project is on schedule as a result of meticulous performance of its winter conditions best practices procedures by the

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High-Profile: Facilites Development News

M+W Group Uses Precast Concrete from Unistress for GLOBALFOUNDRIES Malta, NY - GLOBALFOUNDRIES pushed precast concrete to the limit in order to meet the various unique requirements for building a complex, high-tech facility that will be the shining star of semi-conductor manufacturing. Semi-conductors are the future of electronics and are in everything from lasers to memory and computer processing circuits. Specializing in integrated life-cycle solutions for high-tech production plants and infrastructure complexes, M+W Group knows its way around the sensitive construction requirements for this type of manufacturing. According to Alan Asadoorian, VP & director of construction manager at M+W Group, this 325,000sf semi-conductor facility will “operate at manufacturing precisions not yet seen anywhere in the world.” That being said, precast concrete was chosen to ensure building stability and vibration free manufacturing in the nanometer range (that’s one billionth of a meter), where any vibration would destroy the product. Quality control is paramount in a precision-built structure of this nature. Unistress, the project’s precast producer, was in charge of 1,843 concrete columns, panels, and beams produced in its environmentally controlled indoor facility. The controlled environment allowed for production to continue uninterrupted in an area where climate is at best unpredictable, assuring that schedules and finances stay on track, which is critical in a project of this magnitude.


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The building uses 924 waffle flooring precast concrete panels, each containing a 350-piece rebar cage. These particular flooring panels are quite literally full of holes, 27,000 according to Asadoorian. In this case holey floors are a good thing, as they allow for pipe and wire chases. Eric Lillie, lead project engineer for Unistress, says the design of the waffle panel forms had to be “...extremely efficient... and flexible enough to easily remove the product from the form.” Asadoorian adds that “a cast in place waffle deck would have added time and expense... and place a severe burden on the available workforce,” thus making precast concrete the solution of choice. This $4.2 billion project, of which $800 million is slated for the manufacturing facility itself, is scheduled to be finished and manufacturing semi-conductors by 2012. This facility showcases the incredible flexibility of precast concrete and its ability to meet the high standards and complex requirements necessary in the manufacture of the smallest of electronic components.

A Chapter of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Photos courtesy of M+W Group


A Chapter of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

The use of precast concrete in manufacturing facilities allows architects and designers to go beyond simple design expectations. Precast panels, columns and beams have always provided a strong infrastructure, durability and life-cycle savings. Yet in the case of the GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 2 manufacturing facility, located in Malta, New York, the unique project requirement of an additional 924 waffle flooring precast panels were added to the existing 919 precast components. These particular panels are quite literally full of holes, allowing for pipe and wire chases, but more importantly essential to air flow for down draft air system used in the ultra clean environment. See for yourself how precasters can help your bottom line by: • Developing firm pricing and schedules early in the design process • Assisting your design team in the completion of drawings • Suggesting value-engineering ideas • Providing design solutions that satisfy structural and aesthetic requirements • Providing an accelerated construction schedule and occupancy timeline For more information on the benefits of precast concrete or to find a precaster in your area call 888-700-5670, or visit www.pcine.org.

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July, 2010


High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Walsh Brothers Completes DFCI Lab

Dartmouth-Hitchcock co-president Nancy Formella (c) cuts the ribbon on D-H’s new Outpatient Surgery Center. Formella is flanked by D-H Trustee Alan C. Keiller (l) and OSC Medical Director Douglas Merrill MD (r). Photo by Mark Washburn/DHMC

New Outpatient Surgery Center Designed by Shepley Bulfinch

Lebanon, NH - Officials of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center cut the ribbon on a new Shepley Bulfinchdesigned Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC) on June 17. The ribbon-cutting was part of a public open house for the OSC, which officially opened to patients on June 22. The open house included tours of the facility and demonstrations of operating room technologies. The 41,000sf center is expected to accommodate 4,100 outpatient surgeries annually. With eight operating rooms that will open in two phases, the Center makes simple “same day” surgical procedures convenient and accessible for patients while freeing up significant space in the main hospital’s operating rooms. Located near the entrance to Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Lebanon campus, the

facility is convenient and accessible for patients and efficient for the medical center’s staff. The Center includes dedicated parking and a glass canopied entry that takes visitors into a waiting area filled with natural light. Designed and built with an emphasis on value and energy efficiency, the building envelope is tailored to the temperature extremes of northern New England, making it a model for outpatient centers in cold-weather climates. Shepley Bulfinch has been working with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to develop and expand its facilities since the mid-1980s, when it prepared the original master plan for a new hospital campus in Lebanon and pioneered the concept of the “medical mall” within the hospital. Pizzagalli Construction was the construction manager for the OSC project.

Boston Walsh Brothers, Incorporated, a Boston-based construction management firm, with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) representatives, staff, researchers, and designer, Miller Dyer Spears recently took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the unveiling of DFCI’s 4th Floor Chemistry and Biology Research fit-out. The 10,200sf research New Dana-Farber Cancer Institute research fit-out. fit-out represents the final step in the multi-phased renovation of the fourth floor of the Harbor gut renovation of the 1930s building, located in Boston’s Marine In- Campus, which housed medical records, dustrial Park on Drydock Avenue in South cancer registration offices, cryogenic tissue repository, and a materials management Boston. The relocation of Dana-Farber Can- center. After completing the Lurie Famcer Institute’s critical research activities out ily Imaging Center on the first floor of the of the congested LMA to the BMIP has been Harbor Campus in 2009, Walsh Brothers under way since 2005. The entire 45,000sf turned its attention back to the fourth floor complex renovation has been overseen by to begin cancer research wet and dry laboWalsh Brothers. ratories, which will serve as home to some The Harbor Campus location affords of the brightest minds of cancer research. researchers cutting edge research space, The laboratory features over 30 flexequipment, and technology coupled with a ible lab benches, liquid nitrogen freezers, quiet environment that has sweeping views of the Boston Harbor and skyline. Addi- cancer bioscope, bottle washing station, tionally, the Harbor campus frees up space DNA sequencing machines, robotics, in the congested LMA for critical patient MOTT fume hoods, autoclave, closed histology lab, BL-2 tissue lab, and a chemical care. In 2006, Walsh Brothers began the waste room.

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July, 2010


High-Profile: Multi-Residential Facilities Development News

Avita of Needham will serve seniors with cognitive impairment and other related dementias.

Needham Bank Funds Construction Memory Care/Assisted Living Facility One of 10 Needham, MA - Officials from the Northbridge Companies and Needham Bank recently launched a $14.5 million construction project. The project, located at 880 Glendale Avenue in Needham, will eventually house a 62-unit assisted living community specifically designed to care for individuals with memory loss. The project will be Avita-branded, and completion is slated for early 2011. Needham Bank has played a pivotal role in this project, funding $9.5 million of the construction costs. “This is a key development for our community,” said Jack McGeorge, president of Needham Bank, who added, “We welcome the Northbridge Companies and Avita to Needham and know they will be of tremendous service and value.” Avita of Needham will serve seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as those with mild to moderate cognitive impairment and other related dementias. The

community is designed to create four distinct “neighborhoods,” each with its own living areas, dining facilities, and private courtyard to minimize confusion and maximize the residents’ freedom of movement in a safe environment. The Northbridge Cos. of Burlington, Mass., and Sandy River II of Portland, Maine, are in a $100 million joint-venture with the Chicago-based private equity firm Harrison Street Real Estate Capital. The joint venture will focus on developing and operating dedicated memory-care and assisted living facilities in New England. The JV could develop up to 10 projects of about 54 to 62 units each. According to Northbridge, there is significant unmet demand for memory care within its primary markets, where it’s difficult to develop such properties. Northbridge owns and/or operates eight senior housing communities in Massachusetts consisting of independent, assisted living and memory care.

The Retreat at Union Pond under construction

Erland Awarded Retreat at Union Pond VMY Vitols Architect Burlington, MA - Erland Construction, Inc. was recently awarded The Retreat at Union Pond for The Gatehouse Group of Mansfield – a national developer of apartment communities. Teaming with architect VMY Vitols Associates of Newton, Erland is scheduled to complete Phase 1 of this new apartment complex in Wareham in February of 2011.

This affordable housing development features 104 apartment units in four buildings. The three- and four-story, woodframed buildings have a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Construction also includes a new clubhouse, maintenance building, and a garage.

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July, 2010


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

RGB Wins Awards for Being Green Providence, RI – RGB Architects was once again a proud participant of “Canstruction,” an annual design-build competition to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Local architects, engineers, contractors, and students collaborated to construct giant sculptures using canned food, and on April 22 were given awards in the following categories: Juror’s Favorite, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal, and Structural Ingenuity, as well as a People’s Choice award for their designs. Team RGB won awards for Best Use of Labels and the People’s Choice Award with their design of “It IS easy being green” – Kermit the Frog with a solar powered miniature windmill. At 6 to 8 feet tall the structure was constructed of 5,180 cans, boxes of pasta, and water bottles. RGB raised approximately $6,500, all received through fundraising efforts.

Dinner is Surfed, the most ambitious undertaking of a canned goods sculpture in Canstruction Rhode Island’s history, won the “Structural Ingenuity” award.

“Juror’s Favorite” - A Mini Cooper car constructed by Saccoccio & Associates Architects, DiPrete Engineering, and the Young Constructors Forum of the RIAGC.

Kermit won the “Best Use of Labels” category and “People’s Choice” award in the Canstruction RI competition.

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by Larry Nicolai largest structure on developed The EPA has toughened its property, it promises to hold the stormwater regulations as it idenkey to meeting the new objectifies runoff from parking lots and tives. By simply changing the driveways as a significant source composition of the surface to of water pollution. Some New a porous pavement, rainwater England states and municipaliis allowed to infiltrate into the ties are following suit by enactground below. As the water ing stricter regulations to reduce passes through, an open-graded stormwater runoff. stone base beneath the surface Larry Nicolai Stormwater collects pollutcaptures some of the impurities, ants off of pavements. Vehicles particularly those found in the drip oil, gas, and antifreeze and emit hydro- “first flush,” resulting in cleaner water encarbons from exhaust pipes onto the pave- tering the soil. ment. Fertilizer, pesticides, and pet waste Porous pavement is a broad term that can also be present. To date, the conven- encompasses pervious concrete, porous astional approach has been “end-of-pipe” phalt and permeable concrete pavers. Unpractices, such as detention ponds or struc- like porous asphalt and pervious concrete tural systems that convey water into sew- that achieve their infiltration properties by ers or culverts. Unfortunately, storm drains eliminating fines in the mix design, pavers do not lead to water treatment plants, and themselves are not porous. They have the the stormwater, with its collected contami- same composition and physical characternants, ends up in streams, ponds, lakes, riv- istics as high strength interlocking concrete ers, and oceans. pavers – 8,500 psi plus! Permeable pavNew regulations are being enacted ers are molded with indentations that form that stipulate runoff be managed on-site a series of openings across the pavement. through more natural approaches. LID The openings and joints in the surface funpractices such as infiltration, capture and nel water into the base where it is filtered reuse of water, evapotranspiration, as well as it drains slowly into the soil. Permeable as limiting the amount of impervious sur- interlocking concrete pavements provide a faces are strongly being encouraged. The safe, dependable walking and driving surgoal is to utilize the features across the site face and, properly installed, are snow-plow to minimize runoff to achieve pre-develop- safe! Permeable pavers are available in a ment hydrology. choice of colors and shapes, and they can Because pavement constitutes the Continued on next page

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July, 2010


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Marriott Nears Completion

IDID Excellence in Sustainable Design Awards

Hanover, NH — Winners of the fifth Integrated Design/Integrated Development (IDID) Excellence in Sustainable Design and Development Awards program were announced recently at the sixth IDID Conference. Awards were given for outstanding architecture, landscape architecture, planning, or historic preservation projects that demonstrate excellence in design, a substantive engagement of sustainable design principles, and that highlight the beneficial synthesis of an integrated approach to site planning, site and building design, and construction. An Honor Award was given to William Rawn Associates, Architects and Ann Beha Architects of Boston, for the Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, Mass. The Cambridge Public Library is a restoration and addition to the original main library, designed in 1889 by Van Brunt & Howe, that triples the area of the original building. Saving the structure both conserved material resources and preserved an important cultural treasure. Flansburgh Architects of Boston,

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received an Honor Award for the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab in Kamuela, Hawaii. Merit Awards were given to Next Phase Studios, Inc., Boston for the Hannaford Brothers Grocery Store in Augusta, Maine; Coldham & Hartman Architects, Amherst, Mass., for the Kathryn W. Davis Student Village, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine and Payette of Boston for the Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Campus, Columbia University, Palisades, New York. The Hannaford Brothers Grocery Store in Augusta, Maine is a prototype green retail store. The project started with a box type supermarket and was transformed by design to an open, daylit, and human friendly space. The Kathryn W. Davis Student Village, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine was built to accommodate 51 students in six “houses of eight” and three residential advisor rooms. The College has declared a goal to achieve campus-wide independence from fossil fuel by 2015. studies have shown that they are no more costly than conventional pavements using structural systems that collect and convey stormwater but do little to improve water quality. Larry Nicolai is Senior vice pInc. of Westford, Mass.

Keene, NH – The signage is on the building, the exterior landscaping is under way, and the furniture is being delivered at the Courtyard by Marriott, Keene’s first environmentally friendly green hotel. Pro Con Inc of Manchester is the design builder. The five-story hotel, which is located one block from Keene’s downtown business district, will offer 100 guestrooms, including four suites. The hotel will have a bistro and lounge area, 2,100sf of flexible meeting space, Keene’s first environmentally green hotel a business center, guest market, and an indoor pool and fitness room. In keepmetrics including energy savings, water ing with the historic nature of Railway efficiency, improved indoor environmental Square, the hotel has a brick façade. quality, and stewardship of resources. Pro Con Inc and the owners are inPro Con Inc used regional and recytending and pursuing to make the 65,795sf cled materials in construction and is incorCourtyard hotel LEED certified. This pro- porating environmentally beneficial stratevides verification that the Keene Courtyard gies in the hotel’s development and daily is designed and built using strategies aimed operations. at improving performance across building

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July, 2010


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Contractors Embrace Certification

Weston Building

Weston Building Earns Gold Concord, NH - Weston Solutions, Inc. celebrated the dedication of its new regional headquarters at 45 Constitution Avenue, in the Horseshoe Pond Redevelopment corridor. The facility is the first LEED-Gold certified professional office building in Concord. Weston’s building was designed and constructed with an integrated approach to permit using highly efficient, durable, and regionally available technologies and systems without incurring significant cost. The building systems are automated to allow regular adjustments and longterm performance monitoring. Tours of the building highlighted sustainable and educational features, including a touchscreen display and user interface

that monitors the building’s mechanical systems and energy consumption. Guides discussed Weston’s integrated approach to low impact development; the lifecycle value of the geothermal heating and cooling system; protocols for green deconstruction and salvage; and the many benefits of the Boston - The use of sustainably harGreenGrid vegetated roof system. vested forest biomass to replace oil heat would likely begin to yield benefits in greenhouse gas emissions reduction in as little as five years, but electricity from biomass compares unfavorably with fossil fuels, including coal, according to a study commissioned by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER). The six-month study of issues associated with biomass sustainability and carbon policy conducted by a team of scientists and policy experts led by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences shows that the use of biomass for heating and combined heat and power (CHP) facilities would result in a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 2050 relative to oil, but biomass-fired electricity would result in a 3% increase in Weston Building Front emissions over coal-fired electricity in 2050.

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Boston - New England masonry contractors participated in the nation’s first sustainability certification program for the masonry industry in June. Developed by the International Masonry Institute in 2009, the Sustainable Masonry Certification Program educates union masonry contractors on the nuts and bolts of sustainability practices and their role in the LEED certification process, making contractors a valuable part of LEED project teams. It covers all masonry trades: brick, tile, stone, terrazzo, cement, plaster, and restoration. The course addresses subcontractor responsibilities from estimating and project scope to project management and docu-

Coal has the highest greenhouse gas emissions per kilowatt-hour of energy produced of any fossil fuel. Under the Global Warming Solutions Act, Massachusetts is required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the economy 80% by 2050. “These findings have broad implications for clean energy and the environment in Massachusetts and beyond,” said Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles. “Biomass energy can be renewable over the long term and it has benefits in independence from imported fossil fuels. But now that we know that electricity from biomass harvested from New England forests is not ‘carbon neutral’ in a timeframe that makes sense given our legal mandate to cut greenhouse gas emissions, we need to re-evaluate our incentives for biomass.”

International Village Gets Gold Walsh Brothers CM, Designer Kyu Sung Woo Boston - Walsh Brothers, Incorporated announced the International Village at Northeastern University has been certified Gold by the USGBC. Walsh Brothers completed construction on schedule and under budget this past summer. The International Village is comprised of three 22-story towers that total 437,000sf and serves as a residence International Village at Northeastern University hall for 1,200 upper-class students and members The entire project team worked toof the Honors First-Year Living Learn- gether throughout the design and construcing community. The building also offers a tion process to identify every potential classroom and dining facility which serves LEED opportunity while ensuring that the approximately 4,000 students per day, and quality and design were never marginalis home to an extensive art collection in- ized. cluding photography, sculpture, green roof, The International Village was recogand a 240sf mural on the ground floor. nized for incorporating green energy use, The LEED Gold achievement is a re- low-flow showers and faucets, green roof sult of a true collaborative effort between garden, motion sensor lighting, specialized the construction manager, Walsh Broth- low-emitting materials, and for a compreers, the designer, Kyu Sung Woo and the hensive material management and recyNortheastern University project manage- cling program facilitated by Walsh Brothment leaders, staff, trustees, and sustain- ers during construction. ability committee.

July, 2010


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

New Energy Lab Leaves No Carbon Footprint Designed by Flansburgh Architects Boston - The recently completed Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Research Laboratory will be the first K-12 school facility in the world to meet the Living Building Challenge. Designed by Boston-based Flansburgh Architects, the 6,112sf high school science laboratory functions as a zero-netenergy, fully sustainable building, generating all its power from photovoltaic and windmill sources. In addition, the facility captures and filters all of its own drinking and wastewater, and generates hot water from solar thermal panels. The entire building is naturally ventilated and utilizes an experimental radiant cooling system as an alternative to air conditioning. The Energy Lab self-regulates its interior climate, maintaining temperature, relative humidity, and carbon dioxide levels in all spaces at all times, via input from more than 250 sensors to the customdesigned automation system. It has generated nearly 7,000 kW hours of electricity in its first 60-plus days of use, exceeding the annual performance estimated during the design phase. The Energy Lab presently uses only 30% of the energy it produces; the balance is net-metered back into the HPA campus grid. Construction on the Energy Lab was completed in January of this year. To meet the Living Building Challenge (LBC), formaldehyde, PVC, halogenated flame retardants, chlorines, and bromides were not

Hawaii Preparatory Academy, New Science Building a zero-net-energy, fully sustainable building.

used in the project. In addition, all wood used in the project was Forest Stewardship Council certified or from salvaged sources. Furthermore, the LBC established transportation distance requirements for all

building materials. Heavy density materials had to be transported from a distance no greater than 1,000 miles, medium density materials no greater than 3,000 miles, and light density materials no greater than

5,000 miles. Because of Hawaii’s remote location, it was a challenge to achieve these criteria. The Energy Lab was conceived as a high school science building dedicated to the study of alternative energy; students work in teams to research, design, and develop new and existing renewable energy technologies. As an educational model for the 21st century, the Energy Lab is designed to be a working example of the benefits of sustainable design and global responsibility. To that end, HPA has entered into a partnership with Global Footprint Network and established relationships with schools abroad as well as associations with University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Stanford University, and Cornell University. “We designed the Energy Lab to have three zones that mimic the creative process that students experience when working on projects, from brainstorming, to design, to physical construction,” says Flansburgh’s David Croteau, project architect. The twostory building features include open classroom areas, outdoor courtyards and decks, individual project rooms, the monitoring lab, a video-conference room, and basement for storage. The central structure is a collaborative flexible open space. The front section is workshop where all building and testing takes place.

ARC Project Earns LEED Silver Boston - ARC/Architectural ReThe Vertical Expansion project insources Cambridge, a nationally recog- corporates cost-effective sustainable stratnized architectural, planning and interior egies such as a high performance builddesign firm announced that the ARC-de- ing envelope with aggressive daylighting signed Tufts University School of Dental design to maximize lighting efficiency Medicine’s Vertical Expansion has re- and reduce solar heat gain. Coupled with ceived LEED Silver Certification from the state-of-the-art mechanical and plumbing U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). systems that are finely tuned and integrated The building, located at One Knee- into the building this project has been deland Street, officially signed to achieve “The Silver Certification is opened late last year a tribute to the ongoing efforts of a 20-30% energy after an ambitious the entire project team and to Tufts cost savings and a 22-month vertical ex- University’s commitment to sus- 30-45% reduction pansion development tainable design.” in water use. in one of Boston’s most The origiRob Quigley, densely-populated AIA, a principal at ARC nal building, built neighborhoods. The in 1972, was defive-story, 95,000sf signed to be a vertical addition was added on top of the 16-story structure; however, the building existing 10-story Tufts University School plan was revised and only 10 floors were of Dental Medicine building in Boston’s constructed at that time. The top five floors Chinatown. recently added include two new clini“We are very pleased that the new ad- cal patient floors, an expanded simulation dition exceeded our original goal of achiev- laboratory, teaching facilities, a continuing ing LEED Certification,” said Rob Quigley, education conference center and adminisAIA, a principal at ARC who led the design trative offices. team for the project. “The Silver CertificaShawmut Design and Construction tion is a tribute to the ongoing efforts of the served as general contractor for the $68 entire project team and to Tufts University’s million, 95,000-square-foot expansion in commitment to sustainable design.” Boston’s Chinatown

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Watermark Achieves LEED Gold Cambridge, MA - Watermark Cambridge announced that it is the first residential rental apartment building in Massachusetts to achieve a LEED Gold rating. The project earned certification in the Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance category, one of very few multifamily properties in the country to achieve this distinction, and the first to achieve it under the most recent version of LEED 2009. Watermark Cambridge is a 23-story, 321-unit apartment building in the heart of Kendall Square, Cambridge, developed by Twining Properties and designed by CBT Architects. The high standard set by the LEED program ensures that the residents of the Watermark community enjoy superior en-

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July, 2010


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Village Shops Grand Opening Arlington, MA - Officials from Bierbrier Development Inc., a developer and owner of urban shopping centers in Eastern Massachusetts, joined representatives from the town of Arlington, local business leaders and tenants to celebrate the grand opening of the 9,000sf addition to the existing Arlington Village Shops shopping center in Arlington. “We’re very thankful to the ofl-r: Maureen Gormley and Robert Bowes, ficials of the town of Arlington and the members of the executive committee of the Artown’s planning board for their cooperalington Chamber of Commerce, Len Bierbrier, tion and professionalism throughout the president of Bierbrier Development, Chris permitting and construction processes of Loreti, chairman of the Arlington Redevelopthis project,” said Len Bierbrier, presiment Board, and Casey Piche, vice president dent of Bierbrier Development. at Bierbrier Development. The new addition, which will be one of the first core and shell LEEDserved as the general contractor for the new certified retail buildings in Massachusetts, addition. Prellwitz Chillinski Associates of has expanded Arlington Village Shops to a Cambridge served as project architect. total of 25,000sf of rentable retail space. Brockton-based DMR Construction

Huff Contributes to New Standard Cambridge, MA - Acentech Inc., a multi-disciplinary acoustics, audiovisual systems design, and vibration consulting firm, announced that Brian E. Huff, CTSD, ISF-C, LEED AP, a supervisory consultant in the firm’s Systems Group, served as moderator of the InfoComm Task Group that developed the latest ANSI/INFOCOMM 2M-2010 Standard Guide for Audiovisual Systems Design and Coordination Processes, recently approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as InfoComm’s second standard. The purpose of this standard is to

provide a description of the methods, procedures, tasks, and deliverables typically recommended or applied by professionals in audiovisual systems design and integration projects. Huff has over 25 years of experience designing, specifying, and overseeing the installation of professional audiovisual systems for education, corporate, and government institutions. He is a member of InfoComm’s ANSI Standards Committee and moderator of the ANSI Standard Guide for Audiovisual Systems Design and Coordination Processes workgroup.

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New Haven Hotel Nearly Complete Pro Con Inc Architect and CM New Haven, CT – Top-to-bottom interior renovations are nearly complete at the New Haven Hotel, which is managed by the Newport Hotel Group of Middletown, R.I. The independent luxury hotel is located in the heart of downtown New Haven and is conveniently located to Yale University, The Yale New Haven Hospital, and the Yale Medical Center. Pro Con Inc is the architect and construction manager for the design-build hotel renovation project. The seven-story hotel features 118 guest rooms, a full service restaurant, fitness center, business center,

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Guest rooms will have numerous electronic outlets and Internet connections, both at the bedside tables and at the work desk. “Jack Packs” will allow the HD flat screen televisions to be used as computer monitors. The rooms have been completely rewired for wireless Internet and all the rooms will have refrigerators/freezers and electronic safes large enough to hold a laptop computer. Upon completion, the 2,500sf Rooms and suites feature a contemporary décor. lobby with its soaring 18-foot ceilings will feature custom porcelain guest laundry, and flexible meeting space tile flooring, imported wool carpets, and to accommodate up to 100 guests. As part personalized individual seating groups with of the renovation, the guest rooms, corri- LCD televisions. A soaring fireplace with a dors, and public spaces are being refreshed 26-foot tall accent wall treatment will exwith new interior finishes, fixtures, and fur- tend up through the second floor restaurant niture. The guest rooms and suites, ranging and locally commissioned artwork inspired in size from 300sf to 600sf, will feature a by New Haven’s architectural richness will contemporary décor of rich tans and browns complement the walls. with blue accents, feature custom wood In addition to the guestroom and furniture and new window treatments. The public space refresh, Pro Con Inc in-filled renovated bathrooms will feature marble a former swimming pool and whirlpool spa and granite vanities, custom cabinetry with on the hotel’s second floor and is converting satin nickel detailing, and new fixtures and the space into 17 additional guest rooms. showerheads. The spacious hotel suites, The hotel’s lower level parking garage, and with either king or two queen beds, will porte cochere are being refreshed, and imhave a living area and a full kitchen with provements are being made to the restaucook top, sink, microwave, refrigerator, rant/buffet area. and freezer.

ESB to Implement BIM on Jetport Turner CM Westbrook, ME – E.S. Boulos Company, Inc. (ESB) announced that the company is now providing electrical construction services using a Building Information Modeling (BIM) platform on projects that specify its use. Through BIM software and technology consultant, Microdesk, ESB’s Commercial Group’s project management and engineering management teams have completed software training in AutoCad Revit MEP 2011 Suite and NavisWorks to support the company’s recently awarded Portland International Jetport Expansion project, as well as other major projects the company has recently bid. Headed by ESB Senior Project

Manager Joseph Bradley and Site Engineer Jesse Klimaytis, five project managers and engineers received BIM training at the company’s Westbrook headquarters. According to ESB Director Denis St. Pierre, “Building Information Modeling is a very important technology platform that we will use on the Portland International Jetport project with Construction Manager Turner Construction.” He added, “The resulting benefits will be a streamlined construction process, and better engineered buildings with high performance systems that meet stringent LEED requirements.”

July, 2010


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Trinity Completes Tavern Cambridge, MA - Trinity announced the completion of Harvard Square’s latest neighborhood tradition, Russell House Tavern, located at 14 JFK Street, Cambridge. Third Street Associates (owners of Grafton Street, Redline, and Temple Bar and the Irish Village), hired Trinity for a full renovation of an existing restaurant, to transform it into a contemporary 6,200sf American dining space. The interior was finished off with new bar tops and a custom The Trinity team screen wall. performed carpentry and millwork; installed new doors, windows, and the interior with new bar tops and a cusbrick. They were also responsible for the tom screen wall, to give it a contemporary painting, plumbing, and electrical within American look. the space. Finally, the team finished off

GEI to Provide Services to USACE Boston - GEI Consultants, Inc., a national geotechnical, environmental, water resources and ecological science and engineering firm, has been selected to provide geotechnical engineering and related services for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), North Atlantic Division under an In-


definite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract valued at up to $1 million per year with a one-year minimum period and four optional one-year periods. This contract is a continuation of GEI’s successful relationship with the Corps.

New YMCA facility

HFP to Install YMCA Sprinklers Dennis Mires, The Architects Nashua, NH - Hampshire Fire Protection Co. Inc. (HFP) of Londonderry has been selected to install the fire sprinkler system in the new YMCA facility in Nashua. The architect for the project is Dennis Mires, P.A., The Architects. The new 40,000sf building will house a 6,000sf wellness center, a six lane pool, a family aquatic center, an inter-generational activity center, two large studios, a family

adventure center, an interactive youth wellness center, a kid’s-stop babysitting service and an after school/day camp program. With the new YMCA LEED certified, the overall facility will decrease utility consumption and increase operation efficiency. The general contractor of this project is Harvey Construction. The projected completion date is June 2011.

Wright-Ryan Rewires Blaine House Augusta, ME - This summer Portland contractor Wright-Ryan Construction is going to bring the Blaine House into the 21st century through a complete electrical renovation. The renovation will allow the Blaine House to honor the past while staying in touch with the modern need for energy efficiency and sustainability. An important part of the project will

oin us for the August 2010 issue as we send our team out to construction sites to report on current construction activities in New England for the annual High-Profile Monthly focus we call

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focus on restoration and preservation of key historic details of the home affected by the renovation, such as original wallpaper, woodwork, and plasterwork. It is expected Wright-Ryan’s in-house millwork division will complete the woodwork restoration, with the company self-performing many other facets of the preservation.

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July, 2010


High-Profile: People

Hassell Joins Columbia North Reading, MA - Columbia Construction Company announced that Stephen P. Hassell, P.E., MBA has joined the company as a vice president. His primary focus will be developing new business opportunities across the firm’s six market sectors, which include corporate, academic, healthcare, life sciences, hospitality, and senior living. In his role, he will work


closely with the firm’s principals to help guide Columbia’s longterm strategic growth, as well as manage overall sales, marketing and communications initiatives. Hassell has over 35 years of experience in the A/E/C and real estate industry. Prior to joining Columbia Construction, he was a principal and co-founder of The Collaborative Engineers.

Chen Named Principal Boston - Ann Beha ArchiAt the University of tects announced that Philip Chen Pennsylvania, he led the awardhas been named principal. winning Music Building, creChen’s role as principal recating a new center for Music ognizes his 18 years of innovative Education and Performance, design, management, and techniand completing the first LEED cal leadership for academic, culSilver project on Penn’s histortural, and civic clients throughout ic campus. the United States. Chen has led planning He is currently leading projand design projects for Historic Chen ects at the University of Chicago, Deerfield, the National WomThe Pennsylvania State Univeren’s Hall of Fame and Museum, sity, the Massachusetts State House, and and the city of Boston. Rhode Island’s historic Fort Adams.

David Joins Murray Brothers Leominster, MA - Murray Brothers Construction, Inc. of Leominster has hired Michael David. David started his career in construction as an intern at Murray Brothers, He then went to Shawmut Design and Construction for several years and is now back with Murray Brothers as estimator and pre-construction manager.


Friedson Joins Lavallee Brensinger


Manchester, NH - Lavallee Brensinger Architects announced that Richard Friedson, AIA, has joined the firm, merging his practice, the Friedson Studio, with the 50-person organization. In his role as design principal over 35 years of practice, Friedson has led a variety of architecture and urban design projFriedson ects at all scales of the built environment spanning 22 states. “The addition of Dick Friedson and

his impressive portfolio of work allows us to expand our design capabilities as we continue a path of steady growth across our market sectors,” says Fred Urtz, president of Lavallee Brensinger Architects. “Dick’s collaborative style and innovative thinking naturally complement our practice philosophy and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.”

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New SLAM Associates The S/L/A/M Collaborative announced that the following individuals have been named associates in the firm: Paul A. Baldinger, AIA is an awardwinning design architect, having shaped a new aesthetic for clients such as Stonehill College, The Stanwich School, United Illuminating, and the State University of New York. Baldinger joined SLAM in 2005 and was previously an architect with Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects, Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects, and Cooper Cary. Mark N. Rhoades, AIA is a design architect with more than 18 years’ experience, most notably designing academic facilities. He is currently lead designer for the implementation of the Master Plan at the University of Hartford, for the Center of Environmental and Life Sciences at Montclair State University and the Rhodes Hall Alumni Engineering Learning Center at the University of Cincinnati. Rhoades joined SLAM in 2008 and was previously affiliated with The Stubbins Associates and CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares, Inc.. Catherine J. Ellithorpe, AIA is a project manager and joined SLAM in 1994. She served as an educator and lecturer, as well as a long-standing volunteer with the various organizations. Her recent work includes the award-winning Providence Career & Technical High School, renovations at the Kent School and the Ridgefield/East Ridge Middle School. Kemp A. Morhardt, Assoc. AIA, EIT is a project manager with over 17 years of

architecture, engineering and design/build construction experience. Since joining SLAM in 2005 he has specialized in managing large public school projects such as the Metropolitan Business Academy High School, The Waterbury Career Academy, and the Hartford Capital Preparatory Magnet School. Stephen Martocchio is a project manager with 14 years of experience and has worked on the development of education projects such as the Behavioral Neuroscience Research Facility at SUNY Binghamton and both the Nanotechnology Research Building and new Law School at the University of Notre Dame. Martocchio has advanced the firm’s mastery of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to achieve new levels of collaboration, sustainability, and efficiency. He joined SLAM in 2004, having worked previously with Alderman & MacNeish Architects and Engineers and Kise, Straw and Kolodner. Monika Avery, IIDA, LEED AP joined SLAM in 2008 and has been an active design professional and industry advocate for 12 years. Recent projects include Cornell University, University of Notre Dame and the Murtha Cullina, LLP law offices. Avery is an active member of the New England Chapter of the International Interior Design Association and Connecticut Real Estate Exchange where she currently serves as the organization’s president. Prior to joining SLAM, she was a senior designer with Perkins+Will, JCJ Architecture, bkm Total Office and GF Office Furniture, Ltd.

EYP Names Three New Principals Boston - EYP Architecture & Engineering’s board of directors announced the promotions of Fadi Bark, P.E., Steve Bosland, P.E., CEM, LEED AP, CxA, and Carter Reich, AIA, NCARB, to principal. Bark, a senior electrical engineer with more than 22 years of experience in the design and project management of complex engineering systems, specializes in higher education academic and laboratory buildings, corporate laboratories, and federal government facilities. Bosland has more than 30 years of energy evaluation experience is a member of the firm’s nationally recognized EYP Energy group, working primarily with higher education clients. He serves as Chairman of the Boston ASHRAE Governing Board’s committee for continuing education.

Bark Reich, a Project Director with more than 25 years of experience in programming and design for higher education clients, focuses on academic and student life projects.



July, 2010


High-Profile: People

C.E. Floyd Recognized AQC Bedford, MA - The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named C.E. Floyd Company an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) for the fourth year in a row. The AQC program is an accreditation program which publicly recognizes and honors those construction firms which have documented their commitment in four key areas of corporate responsibility: safety, employee benefits, training, and community relations. President and CEO of C.E. Floyd Company Charles Floyd commented, “At C.E. Floyd Company, people are our greatest asset, and being named an AQC gives credibility to our efforts to provide a nurturing environment for everyone in the company and to create challenging and rewarding opportunities for them.”

Schonour Earns Lighting Certification Boston – Cannon Design, an internationally ranked architectural, engineering, and planning firm, announced that Sara Schonour, LC, IESNA, LEED AP, has earned her full Lighting Certification (LC) from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP). The NCQLP confers the LC as the leading professional


accreditation for a lighting designer, earned through career focus on the study and practice of lighting design. “This is a major accomplishment,” said Cannon Design Associate Principal James Bones, PE, LEED AP, CDT. “Sara completed her LC in record time, which reflects her passion for lighting design, and her extraordinary work ethic.”

Metro Walls Promotes Hussey Manchester, NH - Metro Walls Inc. announced the promotion of Bryan Hussey to chief estimator. Hussey previously worked as a project manager/ estimator for Metro Walls and sister Company, Exterior Designs. He will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing all estimates for the commercial framing and drywall division. Metro Walls and Exterior Designs specialize in commercial framing, drywall, EIFS and exterior claddings throughout New England.

Eckman Adds Krygeris


Krygeris’s initial assignments at Eckman include assisting with the completion of additions and renovations at Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover, Mass., and the construction of elderly apartments and a Knights of Columbus meeting facility in Manchester, N.H. for the Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority.

Five Earn Certificates

Concord, NH - Five project managers and superintendents from North Branch Construction of Concord recently earned their Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC) from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association. James Schwartzkopf, vice president/project manager; Joseph Campbell, project manager; Chuck Acevedo, superintendent; Darren Finch, superintendent; and Tom Hanley, su-

Salem, MA - Bioengineering Group, a woman-owned science and engineering consulting and design firm headquartered in Salem, announced the appointment of Alan Hurt as vice president of sustainable energy innovations, located in the firm’s San Diego office. Bioengineering Group looks forward to expanding its services into California once again, with


Hurt leading the firm’s efforts of sustainable energy practices. Hurt has more than 30 years’ experience in strategic planning, engineering, and environmental program management for Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), and Air Force programs, which also featured pioneering levels of collaboration between federal, state, and local agencies and other key stakeholders.

Rothman Joins Shepley Bulfinch

Boston - Shepley Bulfinch announced that healthcare design leader Martha Rothman FAIA, LEED AP, has joined the firm as a consulting principal. She brings more than 40 years of experience in the planning and design of healthcare and academic science facilities. Rothman co-founded Rothman Partners in 1969. In 2005 the firm became Anshen + Allen + Rothman, where she served as managing principal, then as a principal. Notable projects completed under her leadership include projects at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts, the South Pavilion at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, and others.


Two Join Margulies Perruzzi


Bedford, NH - Eckman Construction Company, Inc. announced that Jonathan Krygeris has joined the Eckman staff as a project manager. He has eight years of commercial construction experience, which includes several auto dealerships, school renovations, and office building interiors and is a LEED-Accredited Professional.

Hurt Joins Bioengineering Group

perintendent participated in the program. The curriculum for this program includes all aspects of healthcare construction, from life safety, infectious control, electrical, MEP and medical gas systems, to quality control, patient safety, and onstruction risk assessment. The certification involves a two-day training seminar and completion of online coursework related to healthcare construction and renovation.

Boston - Margulies Perruzzi Architects announced the addition of two new design staff. Tim Bailey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, joins the firm as an architect, and Rui Ribeiro joins as an architectural deBailey signer. Photo by Boston Portrait Having recently rejoined Margulies Perruzzi Architects as an architect, Bailey is currently working on the interior design of the new corporate headquarters for Forrester Research, as well as technological

and cosmetic upgrades to multiple conference and videoconference rooms for Foley Hoag’s Boston office. Ribeiro’s project responsibilities include design development and Ribeiro construction docuPhoto by Margulies Perruzzi Architects mentation using Autodesk Revit (BIM). He is currently job captain for a Zurich Bank of America project that involves two floors at 100 High Street.

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High-Profile: Calendar BSLA AGC of Massachusetts

ABC Portsmouth Harbor Cruise August 19, 2010 5:30 -8 p.m. Join your industry peers for an evening of ABC networking on the Isle of Shoals Steamship Company’s “M/V Thomas Laighton.” Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Unique setting for networking with industry peers! Contact: Paulette Melanson Phone: 603-226-4789 www.abcma.org

Boston Society of Landscape Architects

Professional Credential Services (PCS) will be holding LARE Section F Exams on July 10, 2010 (Quincy & Springfield). If you have questions, visit the PCS Web page which covers the Landscape Architect Examinations in Massachusetts. http://www.bslaweb.org/calendar. htm.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. AGC Conference Center, Wellesley 200-N1C Subpart R – Steel Erection Course - This is a practical applications-based one day of training. The primary concepts addressed include those hazards encountered on a day-to-day basis that have been identified as the major causes of injuries and fatalities in the steel erection industry. Case studies and discussions will be presented, and Controlling Contractor duties and responsibilities are covered. For details: Contact Louise Rullie - rullie@agcmass.org.

NAWIC Summer event MBC

The National Association of Women in Construction Boston Chapter #15 Summer Social “A Green Update” with Special Guest Speaker Mark Kalin, president and founder of Kalin Associates - Architectural Specifications. July 22, 2010 from 5:30-8:30pm Location: Holland and Knight, Terrace Rooms, 11th Floor, 10 St. James Avenue, Boston. RSVP by July 16, email to scostello@exponent.com or call Siobhan Costello (508) 652-8541

Associated Subcontractors of MasMassachusetts Building Congress sachusetts Upcoming Events 15th Anniversary Golf Tournament Save the Date! Monday, July 26, 2010 Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Always a sell out- register today! Fourth Annual Hall of Fame Awards Pinehills Golf Club, Plymouth Enjoy many new features PLUS all Gala The 18th Annual Evening with the For details: email: info@buildingthe best from the past! Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner | For more information www.associat- congress.org Tuesday September 14, 2010 edsubs.com/ Washington, DC The Alliance to Save Energy Awards NAIOP Massachusetts’s 9th annual bus tour, Join over 500 prominent Members being held October 6, will offer a fast-paced look of Congress, Administration officials, busiat the latest sales, lease, and development activity ness and public sector leaders and others as in Boston’s Seaport area, as well as Cambridge, the we honor this year’s award winners at the North Inner Suburbs, and Waltham. Alliance’s 18th annual Evening with the This event is expected to draw more than Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner 300 leading brokers, investors, and other real being held September 14 at the Donald W. estate professionals. Reynolds Center in Washington, DC. For more information: www.naiopma.org/ For more information: www.http.// ase.org.

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High-Profile Monthly: July 2010  

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

High-Profile Monthly: July 2010  

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