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UMass Approves Construction Projects

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Boston - The ambitious building program of the University of Massachusetts shifted into a higher gear when a University Board of Trustees committee approved a borrowing plan that will fund $546 million in construction projects on all five campuses. The projects to be funded under the plan include: 1,500 beds of new student housing at Amherst, $182 million; a new academic building for Boston, $100 million; a marine science building at Dartmouth, $25 million and a new campus garage for Lowell, $20 million. In addition to approving the $546 million building plan, the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Administration and

Boston - The Massachusetts tion professionals. Building Congress (MBC) recentThe remaining slate of ly announced its officers elected newly elected 2010-2011 offifor 2010-2011. Jones Lang Lacers of the MBC is: presidentSalle Managing Director Mark elect - John Cannistraro, Jr., J. David has been named president. C. Cannistraro, LLC; vice presHe will succeed Paul Coffey, ident - Benjamin J. Goldfarb, president of E.J. Wells Insurance Nauset Construction Corp.; Agency. vice president - Joseph Flynn, David has more than 25 Allsteel; vice president - DanMark David years of construction experience iel P. Perruzzi, Jr., AIA, LEED leading Jones Lang LaSalle’s naAP, Margulies Perruzzi Architional construction efforts as well as direct- tects, and secretary/treasurer - Carolyn ing the daily management and development Miller, Berry, a division of Suffolk. Boston - Nationally and internationof the New England region’s 55 construcally recognized industry leaders team up with the Northeast’s best to share their experience in over 200 workshops, sessions, Canton, MA - Theodore and the insulation and carpenters symposiums and tours at the 26th annual (Ted) Hamilton Brodie, CEO unions of his industry, he was Build Boston, November 17-19, 2010. Don’t miss the Build Boston Bash. and owner of Canton-based awarded the Cushing Gavin Award You are invited to kick back, unwind New England Insulation Comin 1995 by The Labor Guild for and join 600 of your colleagues at Build pany for 50 years, died Septemexcellence in labor management. Boston’s premier social event, an opening ber 12 after a long battle with He served as president of night party featuring live entertainment multiple myeloma. the National Insulation Associa(from Boston-based Blink Project Group) Born in 1929, he lived in tion (NIA) and received the NIA and great food and drink. Brookline, Minneapolis, and Man of Year Award in 1988. Build Boston features the largest dePembroke, before settling in He served as trustee of the sign and construction industry exhibit hall Theodore Brodie Duxbury in the 1950s. New England Carpenters Benefit in the Northeast. There are more than 250 A respected contractor Funds and the Insulators Local 6 booths of suppliers of building technolocommitted to the welfare of his employees Benefit Funds for many years. gies, products and the services needed for building facilities.

Finance also approved a five-year, $2.5 billion capital plan for the five-campus UMass system. The capital plan notes that the university has completed $2 billion in construction and renovation projects over the past decade. Projects begun or completed during the past decade include: Amherst, Integrated Sciences Building, $108 million; Boston, Integrated Sciences Complex, $152 million; Dartmouth, Carney Library renovation, $44 million; Lowell, Emerging Technologies Innovation Center, $70 million and the UMass Medical School, Ambulatory Care Building, $120 million.

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Build Boston will introduce the first annual Innovation Pavilion — a venue for new and innovative products to join the established event. As a media sponsor, High-Profile Monthly is one of several publications that will be distributed free to attendees. HighProfile Monthly will host booth #920. Stop by and meet our account executives and editors. This year’s conference focuses on a range of issues that are timely and of special interest to the building industry. The professional development program includes energy, building technology, firm management and profitability, urban design, preservation, interior design, and more. Continued on next page

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IFMA Honors Marc Margulies

Back l-r: Chris Howe, Woody Arthur, Adam Collier of DW Arthur Associates; Kevin Aylwin and John O’Brien of Bond Brothers; Bill Punch of RDK Engineers Front: Rose Conti, Bond Brothers

Childcare Ctr at U Mass Med Ctr RDK Teams up with DW Arthur and Bond Brothers Worcester, Ma - RDK Engineers warm and welcoming environment. joined forces with architects DW Arthur The new center also has several inAssociates and Bond Brothers to create a fant, toddler and preschool classrooms, an brand new Childcare Center at the UMass administrative area, full kitchen, staff break Worcester Medical Center. room, storage room, teachers’ lounge, conThe newly renovated 12,000sf fa- ference rooms for parent/teacher meetings cility was designed and built with an in- and a designated activity area. credible amount of forethought and planning, resulting in the ideal place for children and their caregivers to spend their days. Features such as radiant heat in the ceilings to heat the floors and “daycare-height” plumbing that is easily accessible to children are part of what makes the daycare center not only practical but inviting. The natural light wells and open spaces Newly renovated infant room at the University of Mass. for play add to the Medical Center

Boston - Margulies Perruzzi Architects announced that principal Marc Margulies, AIA, LEED AP was honored with the President’s Award by the Boston chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), a non-profit association dedicated to serving the facility management profession The IFMA Boston President’s Award is given to a chapter member for his or her leadership and example to the facility management industry as a whole. Margulies, and several contacts who saw the need among themselves and their peers for a local facilities management association, formed the IFMA Boston chapter in 1985. Margulies soon became the chapter’s first president and held the position for two-and-a-half years. He started his own firm, Margulies Perruzzi Architects (formerly Margulies & Associates) in 1988, and credits IFMA Boston and his circle of contacts with pro-

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Between the lines

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If you can’t interpret the fine print on your Certificate of Insurance, you could be in big trouble!


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theme emerging that now we have formally entitled, “Build Now For A Secure Future.” It is my intent to support this theme by publishing comments and articles that back up the idea that it is wise to take advantage of market incentives, including increased competition and lower costs in the current economic situation to “Build Now” to secure a better financial future. If you have a comment or editorial query regarding the High-Profile Monthly “Build Now For A Secure Future” campaign please e-mail me directly at publisher@ high-profile.com Is Multi family Recession Proof? “Multifamily has proven to be one of the safest investments, and continues to be the asset of choice for a cross-section of investors.” says Brandon Dickason, Associate, Jones Lang LaSalle in his blog article at www.joneslanglasalleblog.com/boston. “Why? The obvious reason is the bursting of the housing bubble. Fewer people can afford homes creating an increased demand for apartments. In markets like Boston and San Francisco, characterized by already low home affordability, students, young professionals, previous homeowners and empty nesters are all finding their way to the renter pool.” For the latest on Multifamily development attend NAIOP Massachusetts’ October 20 Breakfast program, “Multifamily - The Bright Star - Leading the Market in 2010 and Beyond?” Details at www.naiopma.org. BRA Approves Seaport Square The Boston Business Journal reported that the Boston Redevelopment Authority gave the green light recently for developers of the planned $3 billion, 6.3 millionsquare-foot Seaport Square development in South Boston to move ahead as scheduled. The development team — a partnership involving Boston Global Investors, Morgan Stanley and WS Development — said the project will likely kick of in early 2011 with a phased in completion slated for 2017.

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October, 2010


High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

BOND Tops Off Wheaton Tech Ctr. Norton, MA - BOND Construction of Everett gathered with faculty, students, and staff recently at a topping off ceremony held at Wheaton College’s campus in Norton. BOND celebrated the construction milestone for Wheaton College’s Mars Center for Science and Technology, a new space that reflects Wheaton’s commitment to rigorous study of the sciences in a liberal arts environment. This new 99,000sf project includes both construction of a new The final piece of structural steel was hoisted three-story, 77,800sf building and the into the air and set into place. renovation of the first floor of the existThe facility will include community spaces, ing science center. The project, the most ambitious construction project in Wheaton’s including study lounges and a café. East Greenwich High celebrated its new entrance in time for the first day of school. The design of the project, by architect history, is a $42 million contract. The overall project will house the Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, reflects Wheaton’s departments of physics/astronomy, math/ commitment to environmental sustainabilicomputer science, chemistry and biology, as ty. The Mars Center will incorporate a host East Greenwich, RI - East Greenwich at the present front entrance of the school, well as teaching and research laboratories. of features that will enable the building to High School held a ribbon cutting to cele- compromising school security. earn LEED certification. brate its new entrance, designed by SMMA, In addition, existing science rooms at just in time for the first day of school. both the first and second floors were comAs part of SMMA’s comprehensive pletely renovated to reflect new teaching study of the East Greenwich schools, the methods and technologies, including the firm made recommendations to improve addition of greenhouse “pods” directly conboth the educational program of the high nected to each of the biology classrooms on school, now four decades old, and to im- the first floor. prove both its security and image for stuSMMA proposed that the breezeways dents and visitors. be fully enclosed and that a more welcomDesigned in the “square donut” con- ing, enclosed front entrance be provided figuration popular in the 1960s, classroom with immediately adjacent visitor reception clusters of the school are connected by and access to the school’s general office. open breezeways, the largest of which is Rendering of Wheaton College’s Mars Center for Science and Technology

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Rendering of the first building in the ocean research and education campus for the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences East Boothbay, ME - Consigli Construction Co., Inc. announced that its Portland office has broken ground in East Boothbay on the first building in a new 64-acre ocean research and education campus for the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Due to be completed in November of 2011, the first phase of construction is the $10 million Bigelow Center for Blue Biotechnology. The 25,600sf, three-story building will house the world’s first microbial single cell genomics facility, the Provasoli-Guillard National Center for the Culture of Marine Phytoplankton, various laboratories,

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DANE and several organizations are by R. Gabriel Zavala ationally, IIDA is a profes- hosting Interior Design Career Day sional networking and educa- (IDCD 2010) for area students in intional international association terior design. There will be seminars, of 13,000 members in 10 specialty roundtable discussions, a keynote practice forums and 29 speaker, and portfolio reviews by practicing design chapters around the world. professionals. Later in the The New England chapter is a recognized leader in month, IIDA is hosting its 12th annual Fashion Show the organization through and Benefit Gala themed this its imaginative, original, and business-oriented year as “Revolution.” The programming. With more event will take place on Octhan 500 active memtober 28 at the Westin Copley Hotel and attracts more than bers and another 2,500 close followers, the chap800 members of the business ter provides educational R. Gabriel Zavala community for an evening and networking programs of networking, supper, fashthroughout New England through its ion show, and after-event party. Our showcase event not only helps in fundvarious city centers. Adopting the vision and mission ing chapter programs, but also benefits of the international organization, the a designated charity with a portion of NE chapter strives to create a welcom- the profits. This event originated in ing niche along with professional op- Boston and is now a featured event in portunities for the most talented and many of the other chapters. Next spring will see the return of visionary interior design professionals; working within the various state our annual Business Leaders Breakfast legislatures to elevate the profession which gathers many of the area deto the level it warrants, and providing signers, business leaders, and industry an advocate for the next generation of heavyweights for a networking breakinterior design innovators. “The As- fast, and an opportunity to listen to a sociation provides a forum to demon- speaker of national renown. In 2010, strate design professionals’ impact on the chapter heard Harvard professor the health, safety, well being and virtu- and CNN analyst David Gergen speak al soul of the public, balancing passion on the wider economic benefits that refor good design and strategy for best sult from the encouragement of artistic business practices. IIDA stands at the and design oriented activity. Every June, we have our chapintersection of passion and strategy.” Among the activities we have terwide Interior Design Awards that scheduled, on October 1, 2010, II- recognize those projects and firms that

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Sasaki Redesigns The Davenport Cambridge, MA - Home of the original davenport sofa, the Davenport/Irving Casson furniture factory in East Cambridge, which underwent a major renovation in the 1980s, has historically been a home for high-tech startups. By 2008, the 220,000sf building suffered from lack of “sizzle” and a 70% vacancy rate. That year, the owners of The Davenport, AEW Capital, held a design competition for the revitalization of the space. Working with Paradigm Properties as project manager, they brought in Sasaki to develop plans for the renovation of the lobby, atrium, courtyard, and public spaces. Two years later, the results speak for themselves: the building is 82% leased. At the start of the project, The Davenport suffered from underutilization of natural light, disconnected floor plans, and outdated design. Sasaki’s challenge was to provide the building with an update that would respect its past while celebrating its future. Paying careful attention to historically significant details, the new design concept for The Davenport seamlessly combines the antique character of its original brick and beam structure with a rejuvenated lobby and common space for tenants to meet and connect. AEW also decided to have Sasaki renovate a spec tenant suite, one that would help potential tenants visualize the possibilities of new construction combined with the exposed original brick and wood structure of the building.

both bold and inviting, a vestibule lined with eucalyptus paneling, and a backlit acrylic bench. A gallery leading to a four story atrium displays artwork commissioned specifically for the space. A black slate-like porcelain tile floor is used throughout the atrium and adjacent spaces to create a harmonious base that complements the historic nature of the interior space. The main feature of the atrium is a striking 45-foot wall of woven fabric. Up lighting from the floor creates depth and shadow, while natural light from the glass roof above provides atmosphere that transforms throughout the course of the day and seasons of the year. Completed in 2010, the renovation offers one of the largest floor plates in Cambridge while maintaining a high degree of flexibility and tenant identity for subdivision.

The Davenport Lobby rejuvenated. One modern innovation Sasaki created for the building is a state-of-the-art conference center, complete with a projection screen for use by the building’s tenants. The center has floor-to-ceiling glazing and overlooks a garden. Thirty foot stands of bamboo and canopy trees create natural spaces for groupings of dining tables throughout the atrium. The design

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Antinozzi Creates New Cooper Headquarters Trumbull, CT - After successfully completing a corporate headquarters relocation project in 2003 for Cooper Surgical, Antinozzi Associates was asked back to provide programming, design services, and construction administration services for a new 77,000sf corporate headquarters facility in Trumbull. Cooper Surgical, a medical device manufacturing company, wanted the new facility to fit their vision of a state-of-theart destination that would standardize their workplace, increase collaboration, unify departments, and attract/retain a talented workforce. Working with developer R.D. Scinto, Inc., Antinozzi Associates created a building that sits atop a high rock face

location and responds directly to the curve of the road. The solution, a three-story allglass curtain wall building, uses different sizes of pure white bullnose mullions and spandrel panels, generating reflective images of the surrounding forest and sky. In addition, blue shadow boxes (reflecting the Cooper logo color) add depth and branding to the building as Cooper’s new home and unique floor shapes form balconies on the second and third floors. On the interior, nine foot high windows with 36-inch sills were specifically incorporated to maximize the amount of daylight into the interior spaces. The solid portions of all workstation partitions were kept at a height of 34 inches to allow maximum light penetration. Horizontally, a

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Nine-foot-high windows with 36-inch sills were specifically incorporated to maximize the amount of daylight into the interior spaces. five-foot standard module was developed. Ceiling grids, lighting, and interior/ exterior window walls followed this module throughout the entire facility, resulting in an efficient and elegant design solution. To allow further light to penetrate the building, butt-glazed interior office walls with sill and head heights matching the exterior windows were incorporated. Lighting was an important part of the design solution for both the interior workplace as well as to organize the perception of the building in the evening. Six-inch wide, high-output lamps were located in all of the offices on the five-foot module, perpendicular and centered to the exterior vertical window mullions and interior buttglazed joints. Where workstations or collaboration spaces abutted the exterior wall, a ninefoot high gypsum board soffit was creat-

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MPA to Design New Corporate HQ Cambridge, MA - Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has been selected by Forrester Research, Inc. to design 190,000sf of office space for the company’s new corporate headquarters at Cambridge Discovery Park in Cambridge. The project is being designed to meet LEED Gold certification. An independent research company, Forrester has outgrown its current home and sought a space that could accommodate its flexible work style and growth needs. In 1999, Margulies Perruzzi Architects completed the interior architectural design of Forrester’s current 125,000sf corporate headquarters at 400 Technology Square. Since then, Margulies Perruzzi Architects has worked with Forrester on the design of its offices in San Francisco and Foster City, California; Dallas; and Amsterdam. Margulies Perruzzi Architects will provide interior architecture and design services for Forrester’s new space at Cambridge Discovery Park, a 27-acre master planned campus owned and developed by The Bulfinch Companies. Forrester’s space will emphasize a connection to the green outdoor space that is being developed adjacent to the building. Currently in design

MPA’s Forrester team includes, l-r: Saul Accetta, Alvaro Ribeiro, Christine Law Pestana, Janet Morra, Marc Margulies, and Vivienne Kenny. under the leadership of MPA principal Janet Morra, AIA, LEED AP, Forrester’s new corporate headquarters is slated for completion in August 2011. The project team includes Saul Accetta, LEED AP; Alvaro Ribeiro, AIA; Christine Law Pestana, IIDA, LEED AP; Janet Morra, AIA, LEED AP; Marc Margulies, AIA, LEED AP; Vivienne Kenny; Monica Moreira, LEED AP.

JC&A Converts Mill to Med Bldg. Weymouth, MA - J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. of Quincy has expanded its healthcare/life science portfolio to include Physician’s Organization Suite at Stetson Medical Building in Weymouth. Working collaboratively with Atlantic Management and Trapani Associates, J. Calnan & Associates is currently underway with a challenging renovation to a 105-year old building for Atlantic Management.

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2010 to 2011 IIDA Continued from page 12 the level of competition for the prestige of being lauded as an IIDANE award winner. The chapter has city center components in some of New England’s largest design communities, and a full slate of various events are scheduled throughout the year, including area design tours, “For Love of Design” in Stamford, Conn,; Industry Roundtables in New Haven, Conn.; and Boston; “Art Uncorked” in Boston; “Habitat for Humanity” weekend in Providence, R.I.; the Chapter’s annual IIDANE Golf Tournament in Hartford, Conn.; and

for the fourth consecutive year. Environments at Work helped the company establish a larger identity in the Cordage Park development in Plymouth, where MPV had previously occupied a smaller space. The expanded space is in a historic mill building and serves 30 employees. the annual Croquet Tournament in Newport, RI. As chapter president, I could not oversee our large and diverse business-oriented organization without the enthusiastic assistance of our executive board, council of directors, and executive director; each a professional leader in the industry of interior design. It is an exciting and challenging moment in our profession, with the potential to be seen as a seminal paradigm shift in our profession. IIDA New England is helping move the profession forward toward a bright future, and I am multiply blessed to be in the right place at the right time. R. Gabriel Zavala, IIDA, AIA is a principal at 3/d3 Studio, LLC.



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Boston - The Federal Public Defenders moved to the Fort Point Channel, across from the Federal District Court Building where most of their cases are tried. Their fifth-floor, 20,000sf offices at 51 Sleeper Street have spectacular views of downtown Boston as well as the Federal Court House. The vast majority of staff required acoustically private offices. The program additionally required conference rooms, library, kitchen, and support areas. Major orthogonal circulation plays with the power and syncopation of large mushroom-headed concrete columns to provide variety. Large ash-framed areas of wall are carved Public Defenders movedto to the Fort Pointplaces out The andFederal brightly painted create Channel, across from the Federal District Court Building for artwork and interest along the paths of where most of their cases are tried. Their fifth floor, 20,000travel. The offices primary circulation has ample square-foot at 51 Sleeper Street have spectacular views as wellencounters as the Federal Court width toof downtown foster Boston chance among House. attorneys, and its major axes terminate in glass-walled conference rooms private maximizThe vast majority of staff required acoustically offices. program additionally required rooms, library, ing The light transmission toconference the interior and kitchen, and support areas. Major orthogonal circulation plays simplifying wayfinding. with the power and syncopation of large mushroom headed Thecolumns linearto provide library extends from the concrete variety. Large ash framed areas of wall are carved out and brightly painted to create places elevator lobby and reception area, through for artwork and interest along the paths of travel. The primary a fullcirculation glass-ended andto foster book-lined research has ample width chance encounters and its major axes terminate in glass-walled areaamong to aattorneys glass-walled library/conference rooms maximizing light transmission to the roomconference beyond. The public spaces share a interior and simplifying wayfinding. finish language of earth-tone carpets, ash The linear libraryoff-white extends from thewalls, elevator lobby bookshelves, andandindirect reception area, through a full glass-ended and book-lined lighted coffered ceilings. research area to a glass-walled library/conference room TheTheproject team architect, beyond. public spaces shareincluded a finish language of earth tone carpets, ash bookshelves, off-white walls,contractor, and indirect Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.; lighted coffered ceilings. Structure Tone; engineer, Commercial Construction Consulting, Inc.; lighting, Boston Light Source; and furniture by Knoll.

Callahan Interiors in Progress Bridgewater, MA - Callahan, Inc. Special Projects Division is currently completing several tenant interior and fit-out projects for various owners. The projects include the following: Block Engineering, Marlboro Jones Lang LaSalle awarded Callahan the contract for a 5,000sf build-out of expansion space, with a 2,000sf clean room. Callahan worked with the tenant, Block Engineering, through budgeting/ preconstruction and did the design for the space as well. The project is valued at $176,000. DTA, Lowell is another design build TI project for the Mass. Dept. of Transitional Assistance. Callahan is performing a build out of expansion space on the third floor. The project is valued at $203,000. Cardio Robotics, Raynham is a design-build interior renovation that

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Lexington, MA - CBI Consulting Inc. of Boston has been retained to redesign the interior of the 18-unit Hancock School Condominiums in Lexington. The former school, which was converted into condominiums in the 1970s, sustained severe damage during an October 31, 2008 fire. While fire damage was contained to the fourth floor and attic, the building’s entire interior was deemed a total loss, prompting a demolition of the roof structure and interiors in the spring of 2009.

CBI Consulting Inc. conducted a feasibility study of the building last year and managed the demolition. The firm is in the process of overseeing reconstruction of the 18 individual units at the Forest Street location; this extensive project will include a new slate roof, replicated in its original Victorian style. The estimated $5.8 million project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

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whose workday consists of conference calls and a certain measure of individual work. “Hot Desks” are touch-down spaces for collaborative teams, or short term occupants. “Project Rooms” can be reserved for teams that need to work together in one space for a period of time. Nonreservable “Huddle Rooms” are provided for small, spontaneous private meetings, and “Privacy” rooms allow individuals to discretely handle personal calls when needed. Since spontaneous interactions frequently offer the best collaboration opportunities, the project also has a variety of informal collaboration spaces. Productivity Tools and technology are being provided throughout the AWS to make it easier to work, share information, and reconfigure the environment quickly as a task or problem arises or information needs to be distributed. Project rooms vary in size and have modular, flexible furniture allowing “workshop” work styles or presentations. Most wall surfaces have tack-able surfaces, magnetic whiteboards, or video conferencing. A unique portable electronic whiteboard “reader/transmitter” will send a live image of whiteboard content as it’s being created, and broadcast to individual computers throughout the space, or across the globe. Everyone in the space is no more than a few steps from spots to meet spontaneously, whether one-on-one or in a group. Ergonomics and worker comfort are considered key to productivity, so adjustableheight work surfaces adapt to different body





by Jeff Mulliken and Douglas A. Berry oston - Iron Mountain, a Bostonbased world leader in information management, is building an “alternative work space” (AWS) to test revolutionary new concepts in how and where work gets done. The designer, Workplaces of Winchester, has teamed up with Iron Mountain’s real estate, IT, HR, and marketing groups, to plan and implement a forward-looking facility that will inform significant real estate strategies for the company in the future. The guiding principles for the project are: creating flexibility to adapt to the changing nature of work, supporting productivity, and achieving maximum potential of corporate real estate. At the outset, the user groups include a work force that already has some experience with mobile, off-site work - who will call the AWS their “home base.” Other users will be “travelers” who could come from any of Iron Mountain’s global locations. The space will also support groups within the company that are experiencing personnel growth in their current locations. Flexibility AWS’s users will be able to reserve different work spaces through an on-line system linked to Iron Mountain’s facility management software. Not only will this insure that the workers will be able to access the environment they need to do their work, the reporting generated by the software will help Iron Mountain predict the kinds of spaces they need to provide at other sites. “Hoteling” offices are suited for those










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Floor plan of alternative work space types and even allow stand up work, which experts acknowledge supports health and well being. Although the existing space has few exterior windows, strategically placed skylights and internal glass walls create a light-filled environment. Maximum Potential The AWS will capture underutilized real estate in Iron Mountain’s suburban Philadelphia office building. This space would be difficult to configure in a conventional layout of offices, workstation clusters, and conference rooms. However, careful planning for the AWS maximizes the potential occupancy. “We are able to achieve a remarkable 113sf per person occupancy”, says Jeff Mulliken of Workplaces, “and that’s assuming each work space would be assigned to just one person. With anticipated space sharing, we are looking at about 60sf down to

30sf per person. And, we have incorporated more meeting and collaboration spaces than are found in conventional office planning.” Other benefits from this planning are the small-scaled neighborhoods that encourage teamwork while reducing acoustical interference. Iron Mountain has high aspirations for the AWS and has designated significant resources to the success of this project. “We understand the evolving nature of our work and our culture”, says Doug Berry of Iron Mountain, “and we also face real estate challenges as we grow. We expect the AWS will guide us towards the workspace of the future.” Jeff Mulliken, AIA, LEED AP, is the founder of Workplaces Inc, a multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm. Douglas A. Berry, PE, is director of construction and facilities for Iron Mountain in Boston.

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October, 2010


High-Profile Focus: INTERIORS

Integrated Completes Philips Project DiMella Shaffer Architect Framingham, MA - Integrated Builders of Boston recently completed an additional 2,000sf tenant fit-up for Philips Lifeline’s offices at One Clarks Hill in Framingham. Philips Lifeline is a manufacturer and provider of resident safety products and systems for seniors and caregivers. In 2008, Integrated Builders had completed a 25,000sf tenant fit-up for Philips Lifeline’s offices at the same location that included

the expansion of the company’s existing Call Center located on the second floor. The recent expansion incorporated glass walls, sprinklers, an HVAC system and electrical and telephone/data modifications. A new corporate office space was also created to address company expansion. Integrated Builders worked in collaboration with DiMella Shaffer, a Bostonbased architectural design firm.

JC&A Under Way with Biogen HQ Weston, MA - J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. has been awarded its second project for Biogen IDEC, a global leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative therapies. Working collaboratively with Boston Properties, Vanderweil Engineers, Nelson and Office Environments, J. Calnan & Associates is currently under way with the

preconstruction phase of the challenging 100,000sf interior fit-out at Weston Corporate Center. The project will include private executive offices with high-end finishes, open office areas and workstations as well as cutting-edge telepresense and conference rooms. The project is on scheduled for completion in January of next year.

Jewett Completes Ford Showroom Londonderry, NH - Jewett Construction Co., Inc. of Raymond has completed construction of a new showroom for Ford of Londonderry, located at 33 Nashua Road. Differing dramatically from the original, the new showroom features wide expanses of glass covering the sides and street-facing wall, an aluminum composite panel system, a fully adhered EPDM roof

system, and new exterior masonry. The interior of the showroom is completely open to the structural roof system, HVAC spiral ductwork, and other mechanical components, and features a suspended lighting system. A new fire alarm system was installed at the dealership, and the existing sales area underwent renovations, providing access to the new showroom.

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The renovation replaced many solid interior walls with glass panels.

AUC Dedicates Renovated Library Designed by Shepley Bulfinch

Atlanta - The Atlanta University Center (AUC) rededicated the renovated Robert W. Woodruff Library, unveiling an interactive and technology-rich 21st century learning environment. Shepley Bulfinch’s completion of the first phase of this major renovation included more than 130,000sf of the Woodruff Library’s 220,000sf facility. The renovation replaced many solid interior walls with glass panels, drawing natural light deep into the space. The main floor, with its media creation and presenta-

tion space and digital resources, is visible through a series of folding glass panels that separate group learning spaces and an extended-hours e-café from the rest of the library. Bleachers in the extended-hours area convert existing stairs into seating. Plans for the second phase include upgrades to the library’s exhibition hall; long-term protection for the library’s valuable archival collections; and integration of energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable elements.

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CBI Consulting Restores City Hall

pringfield, MA - CBI Consulting Inc. of Boston was engaged by the City of Springfield to participate in the historic restoration and renovation of the 1911 Springfield City Hall Council Chamber. CBI prepared the plans and the specification for the new council chamber desks at which each member participates. The design of the new millwork matched the original historic desk assembly in every way, including all details, finishes, and veneers. It also had to accommodate current handicap accessibility standards for wheelchairs. New technology was incorporated to include electrical, data, microphones, and future electronic voting apparatus in a way that would be unobtrusive and not take away from the original historic design. New carpeting and new lighting were


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New lighting was installed throughout the chamber. The design of the new millwork matched the original historic desk assembly in every way.

installed throughout the chamber because the council meetings are public and broadcast over the local cable station, A decorative painting conservator was brought in to restore painting detail along the tops of the walls and on the ceiling. Water damage on the woodwork also was repaired. The project team included Architects CBI Consulting Inc.; Michael Teller, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, principal, and Steven Watchorn, project manager. The city of Springfield project team included Rita Coppola-Wallace, director, Capital Asset Construction and Karla Youngblood, LEED AP, project manager.

October, 2010


High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

UMass Opens Two Centers New Sherwood Middle School Lamoureux Pagano Associates Architects Shrewsbury, MA - A new $37 million Sherwood Middle School is scheduled to be built in Shrewsbury. The 130,000sf project, designed by Lamoureux Pagano Associates Architects, will house 900 fifth- and sixth-grade students. The new school will be built on an existing two middle school building campus and will include general classrooms, common rooms, a cafetorium, art suite, music suite, physical education space, administration, occupational therapy/physical therapy, choral/drama room, nurses suite, seminar/ work room, and a media center. The school will be developed with a “neighborhood” concept in mind by creating five clusters of six to eight general classrooms supported by one special education resource room and one multipurpose common room for team projects. The construction manager is Gilbane Building Company.

Payette Architects, RDK Engineers, Consigli Construction Worcester, MA - Payette announced the opening of the Ambulatory Care Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. The nine-story, 258,000sf facility combines outstanding patient care under one roof with clinical research and medical education RDK Engineers (RDK) joined forces with Payette Architects and Consigli Construction to provide outstanding MEP/FP design services for the new center. Design criteria achieved with this facility include maximum daylight reaching interior spaces; lighting controlled by occupancy sensors to reduce power use; energy-efficient heating and cooling systems; recycled materials included in carpet, rubber floors, ceiling tiles, and countertops; and construction waste recycled to minimize material sent to landfills. With a goal of accommodating more than 183,000 patient visits a year, this

Exterior of the new UMass Ambulatory Care Center

world-class patient care and research facility will benefit the health of residents across Central and Western Massachusetts. The Ambulatory Care Center is the new home to the cancer, diabetes, heart and vascular and orthopedic Centers of Excellence. “The project was the culmination of the efforts of many people on the design-build team, and the medical school and hospital administration,” said Ian Adamson, principal of Payfront row: Mitsu Koshima, RDK; Joe Bonanno, RDK; Erin Polansky, ette. “But the sucPayette; Neelanjana Sen, Payette. Back row: Dieter Gartner, Pay- cess of the project ette; J. Ian Adamson, AIA, Payette; Mike Walker, Consigli. will be due to the

tireless efforts of the staff and patients who assisted in authoring the design, which ultimately makes visiting the building a pleasant experience for its patients.” “We were honored to work with Payette and Consigli on a facility that was designed and built with the comfort and care of both the patients and hospital staff at the forefront of every decision,” said Mitsu Koshima, RDK Group Leader on the ACC project, Project team members include Consigli Construction of Milford, general contractor; RDK Engineers of Andover, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineer; Souza True and Partners of Watertown, structural engineer; and Nitsch Engineering of Boston, civil engineer.


October, 2010


High-Profile: Multi-Residential Facilities Development News

Tocci to Construct Chrysler Apts. Russell Scott Steedle & Capone Architects Natick, MA - Tocci Building Corporation has been awarded the construction contract for a major residential project in Natick: Chrysler Apartments. The project consists of two high-rise apartment buildings totaling 407 residential units. The complex also features a free-standing parking garage and luxury clubhouse. The developer is Chrysler Apartments, LLC—a joint venture of Josh Katzen, J.W. Katzen Co. and Jeffrey Libert, Forest Properties Management in Newton. The architect, Russell Scott Steedle & Capone Architects Inc., is currently assisting Tocci’s award-winning Virtual Design and Construction team as they develop a build-

Aerial vew of new apartments. ing information model (BIM).

No. Branch Completes Parmenter Place

Recently Completed Parmenter Place Concord, NH - North Branch Con- certification from the US EPA Energy Star struction, Inc. of Concord has completed program. Three of the buildings include construction of new workforce housing in two units each with the remaining three Concord. Parmenter Place is a rental com- buildings ranging from five to eight units munity consisting of six buildings with 25 in each. There is also a community laundry two- and three-bedroom apartment and room. townhouse units for a total of 27,600sf. The buildings are owned by the ConThe wood framed buildings feature vi- cord Housing and Redevelopment Authornyl siding, asphalt roof shingles and were ity and were designed by architectural firm built using energy efficient green building Burnell-Johnson of Manchester, NH. techniques. The buildings have received

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Attending the topping off celebration were, l-r: James Wakim and Simon Konover of The Simon Konover Company; Timothy Bannon of CHFA; Tony Lyons of National Equity Fund; Helen Muniz and Faith Bessette-Zito of DECD; Arlevia Williams of CHFA; and Jim Carter of Carter Realty.

Topping Off at Dye House Apts Manchester, CT - The Simon Konover Company recently held a topping off celebration at the Dye House Apartments in Manchester. Located in the Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District, the Dye House building is a classic example of timber and brick mill construction of the early 1900s. The adaptive reuse project will create modern one-, two-. and three-bedroom affordable apartment units while retaining

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October, 2010


High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

Blakeslee Completes Aetna Garage Fletcher Thompson Architects


artford, CT - How do you maintain the grandeur of an 80-yearold corporate headquarter building when you add a huge, much needed parking structure? This was Aetna’a quandary. Its magnificent corporate headquarters in Hartford is its fifth home, and in 1930 when it was finished, it was considered inconvenient for employees because of its suburban location. The flexibility of precast concrete panels enabled the architect to simulate the original Georgian colonial architecture of the main building. Two distinct historic styles of brick were chosen for the 373 pre-

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October, 2010


High-Profile Cover Story: Strega Waterfront

Strega Waterfront Completed CKI Design Studio and BKA Architects Join Forces


oston - Ashling, Inc. has completed Strega Waterfront at One Marina Park Drive. Strega’s owner Nick Varano was quoted as saying “this is one of the most beautiful locations in Boston and we are excited to be part of Fan Pier”. Strega Waterfront brings fine Italian dining to Boston Seaport with a tradition of impeccable service, exceptional food and a vibrant dining experience. CKI Design and BKA Architects joined forces to create a 4,000sf, 180 seat restaurant. The interior was inspired by the glamour of 1940s era transatlantic passenger ships as reflected in every aspect of Jerome CooperKing’s design for Strega Waterfront. These ships catered to the rich and famous who enjoyed the luxurious setting and fashion of ocean travel. This glamour and luxury is experienced throughout Strega in the marble and oak paneled walls, in the striking curved glass and wood wine display, in

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the rich tones of the baby grand piano, in the dazzling custom created video wall, and in the warm crackling fireplaces in both the dining room and bar. At the same time CooperKing’s design pays homage to Strega’s origin using the warm gold and red color

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palette of the North End Strega and playing with the original logo to create a giant sculptural ring that dominates the central dining room. The sculptural ring symbolizes the connection to the Continued on next page

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Above and right: private dining areas Continued from previous page original North End Strega and to heighten its importance a series of strategically placed elements reflect the giant sculpture in different mediums. In the central oval soffit a high gloss Lamin-Art, in the wine displays curved glass panels, in the fireplace surround multiple mirrors, all reflect the giant sculptural homage to Strega and the Varano Group.

“Reflection was essential to the design,” says CooperKing, “not just physical reflections but emotional reflections. I wanted the design of this restaurant to reflect owner Nick Varano’s personality, with warmth, hospitality and great drama. Ashling, Inc. met every challenge my design presented, including curving glass. They didn’t miss a beat and they didn’t miss a single detail.”

CKI Design Studio CKI design studio is a Boston-based architectural design firm specializing in the hospitality industry. CKI ensures that the creative process does not overwhelm business objectives. Along with developing an innovative sensory experience, CKI looks at a restaurant as a production facility, combining beauty and function to make its clients successful. CKI is online at www.ckidesignstudio.com.

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Ashling, Inc. Since it was founded in 2003, Ashling, Inc. has been continuously linked to some of the most recognizable restaurants in New England. The recently completed POST 390 and Bistro du Midi will remain as vibrant and profitable as the restaurants that we developed eight years ago, based on the value engineering ideas implemented and the design guidance we provided. We believe, “restaurants that last and become Boston icons are not based on themes or trends, but consistency and how the guest is treated each and every time” We, at Ashling, continue to bring those principles to the construction industry. Ashling, Inc’s portfolio can be viewed at www.ashlinginc. com. Friendly circular bar

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October, 2010


High-Profile: Expert Advice

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CVS Pharmacy a 20 year self liquidating note at 5.5%. The lender also realized the value of stabilized real estate as a viable option for investors in this otherwise unsettled real estate environment. has its basic costs, but you can expand the cost benefits of this investment if you use the photography for a multitude of marketing purposes. To accomplish this, you need to strategize and plan your photography requirements just as you would any aspect of a building project from start to finish. Develop a game plan of how you can use your photography investment to accomplish many end results. If done properly, your firm will create a very contemporary market presence in support of your continued business development efforts. Randy Anagnostis is a professional photographer and marketing consultant specializing in the building industry. He is based in Amston, Conn. and serves clients throughout the United States.

October, 2010


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

High-Profile: Expert Advice

When Subcontractors Work For You Things Can Go Right, or Very Wrong - Buyer Beware!

Rendering of Two Pond Park Medical Center

Campanelli CM for Med Center Hingham, MA - Campanelli has been named by A.W. Perry as the construction management team for the development of Two Pond Park Medical Center in Hingham. Led by Perry South Shore Development, LLC an A.W. Perry affiliate, the 78,300sf medical building will be developed at the entrance of the South Shore Park at Derby Street and Route 3 and will house South Shore Orthopedics, LLC and South Shore Hospital’s Outpatient Center for Orthopedic Care and Pain Management. Floors one and two of Two Pond Park Medical Center will include offices of South Shore Orthopedics, LLC, some diagnostic imaging services, an outpatient

surgical center and South Shore Hospital’s pain management program. The third floor is being offered for lease by A.W. Perry to other medical professionals. At the recent ground breaking ceremony, Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Greg Bialecki announced that a $750,000 economic development stimulus funds grant was awarded to the town of Hingham relating to the project. The funds will be used for the purpose of constructing road improvements necessary to make the project possible. The expected completion date for the project is the third quarter of 2011.

Signer Harris Completes Lab Space Cambridge, MA - Signer Harris Architects exercised its design capability recently to devise a space that met the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute’s exacting needs and that could be delivered on an extremely fasttrack schedule. Since its launch in 2004, the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute has doubled in size, with more than 1,500 scientists across The design makes extensive use of glass to maintain Boston whose work demands open sightlines, allowing penetration of natural light. functional, flexible, state-ofthe-art laboratories, innovative moveable benches to ease transitions. offices and behind-the-scenes spaces. This Secondly, to express the value the necessitated the acquisition of 82,000sf of Broad Institute places on transparency and unfinished leased space. collaboration, the design makes extensive The project demanded a 22 week con- use of glass to maintain open sightlines, alstruction schedule—a break-neck pace for lows penetration of natural light deep into highly technical projects. Success hinged the floor plate, and communicates the openon the collaborative relationship in which ness and curiosity of its researchers and the the architects, Broad Institute, Faithful + institution as a whole. Glass partitions are Gould, and Walsh Construction, contributed quickly covered in notes, equations, and strategies critical to maintaining efficiency. formulas written with dry-erase pens that Signer Harris Architects’ understand- inject color and vitality into the space. ing of the Broad Institute obtained while Building on this principle, Scientific working on the organization’s headquar- Living Rooms, conversation areas equipped ters and several auxiliary labs, as well as with soft-seating, open work tables, and the Broad Institute facilities planners who sometimes a kitchen, are located along main provided expert leadership through their pedestrian arteries throughout the building. extensive technical experience in lab faciliThe design thinking supplied by ties, helped ensure a feasible design that is Signer Harris Architects combined with responsive to the scientists’ needs. the efficient planning and execution of the Although schedule was paramount, project manager, construction manager, and it was equally important that the design ac- sub-consultants have produced an environcomplish two main tasks: First, the labora- ment that will facilitate the Institute’s ambitory spaces required built-in flexibility to tious agenda, even as its programs evolve in adjust to changes in use over time. The labs the years ahead. incorporate overhead service carriers and

by David Sullivan Subcontractors can be a real asset to most management companies and contractor/developer/builders. The assets they bring to the table are many – they allow you to manage multiple projects at the same time; they can save you money by bringing specialists to the worksite only when needed and not on the payroll when their specific specialties aren’t required; and they don’t use up your financial resources – various employee benefits such as health insurance, vacations, 401Ks, David Sullivan etc. In most cases, subcontractors are a real benefit. But, sometimes, they can spell disaster! Here’s how: hold harmless agreements and certificates of insurance normally supplied by subcontractors to protect the developer/contractor/builder or project management company often aren’t worth the paper they are written on. They are often poorly worded and won’t stand up to a court proceeding or lawsuit; they may be expired and out of force; they may be presented when the job is awarded and may look like they are “in force” and then no payments are made on the coverage so they are null and void well before the sub work is completed, and more…and this all spells potential disaster.

While most companies do perform a cursory review of certificates or hold harmless agreements, often they use someone already on their payroll who may or may not have the appropriate experience or time to review the documents with a fine tooth comb to prevent future problems. Many companies have begun to hire specialized insurance consultants for this important review work and likely can avoid potential problems and save aggravation, lost time, and lost money. If you should decide to take the chance and review your own certificates and hold harmless agreements internally, here’s a helpful list of potential dangers: • Erasures or hand written documents • Coverage is valid on the certificate issue date. • Date of document is older than 30 days. • Insurance company rating is poor • Certificate is expired • Wording in description block is inadequate. • Signature is missing • Certificate is cancelled after issued and no notice given. In addition to these, there are numerous other problems and issues that an experienced insurance consultant can discover that can save you thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of time. Doing due diligence ahead of time can make all the difference in the success and cost effectiveness of your next project. David Sullivan is a principal at Risk Managers LLC, Norwood, Mass.

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ambirdge, MA - Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) sits in the heart of Kendall Square, neighboring the MIT campus, at One Broadway. It’s a flexible state-of-the-art managed office facility designed to house young technology and life sciences companies. It offers start-ups and emerging companies the kind of office space and technical infrastructure that’s hard to find in the early stages of a company’s growth. The environment is dense, but open. It’s filled with glass, natural light, and high tech finishes that create an exciting, high-energy atmosphere for the inventors, innovators, and scientists who have chosen to build their businesses there. Recently, CIC partnered with Commodore Builders to expand their operation into 70,000 additional square feet of space on the third and fourth floors of One Broadway. The renovations on the fourth floor included the conversion of a former parking garage ramp into office space. Thirty-two sky lights and two light tubes carry natural daylight from the fifth floor roof, down through the fourth floor to the third floor offices. According to Studio Troika architects Michael Samra and Robert Elfer, even the thought of punching out so many skylights in an existing concrete building would have terrified most owners. But CIC’s CEO Tim Rowe, was not afraid. And the way the light augments the space has taken even the designers by surprise. “The design process was a collaborative team ef-

Light is brought into every space to make it feel special. fort, “ explains Elfer. “Tim led the charge with his vision of what the space should be. The BIM platform enabled us to create a design team where the client became an active participant in the design process rather that a passive viewer.” According to CIC’s Rowe, “Studio Troika and Commodore have done a great job through the construction process, working with us as the design has evolved. We know that’s a difficult thing to do in construc-

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Gov. Patrick Deval recently visited the newly expanded office space at the Cambridge Innovation Center. tion and we’re thrilled with the results.” Studio Troika’s Samra explains some of the unique aspects of the interior design. “Light is brought into every space to make it feel special. Where there wasn’t an opportunity to bring in natural light, we installed backlit artificial windows with a glass mosaic design, as one more way to make every individual space a special place.” According to CIC tenants, the combination of expansive views, open ceilings, and the abundance of natural light make the space uniquely compelling and energizing. Ilene Mason is a founding member of Rethinking Power Management, one of CIC’s current tenants. “I like the open feeling in the new 3rd floor space. The glass walls allow natural light to flow throughout the interior. And the small phone and meeting rooms are cleverly arranged in interior spaces, so they don’t obstruct the windows.” “Tim Rowe has truly redefined the way we think about commercial office interiors,” states Elfer. “It’s actually possible to reduce the size of an individual office without compromising the tenant’s experience, by carefully balancing public and private spaces.” Offices have transom windows that look out to exterior walls. The placement and height of the transoms is very precise. There are always views of the outside, but

the ability to control their own environment. During the design phase, particular attention was paid to connectivity and communications. Idea Paint Walls abound. Conference room wizards assist residents in booking meeting space. The surroundings are visually compelling and eminently practical. Offices are designed to be flexible, without feeling temporary. Ghost doors, the equivalent of a door frame with frosted glass, can go from being a window to a door in just minutes, to accommodate a new configuration for a tenant. Phantom doors, or pre-framed doorways, exist within the drywall. If a tenant’s business grows, a door can quickly be cut out of the drywall to provide a link to bigger space. Neighborhoods of office pods expand and contract in minutes. “There is a simultaneous emphasis on community space and privacy,” observes Joe Albanese, CEO of Commodore Builders, the construction management firm that built the new space. Albanese says, “The tenants of CIC can be working alone when they want or they can join a vibrant community of entrepreneurs by simply stepping outside of their office. They can be isolated or collaborative. It’s all there in one very modern, highly secure, unique environment.”

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

Worcester State Unveils Residence Hall Architects Prellwitz Chilinski Worcester, MA - A 422bed, environmentally progressive “home away from home” awaited this year’s incoming freshman at Worcester State College. Architects Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA Inc.), in partnership with the school and the Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA), have transformed the 20-yearold Dowden Residence Hall into a 100,000sf campus hub featuring a four-story glass entry façade, sunny new common spaces and a wide range of student amenities. Pending certification at the LEED Gold level by the US Green Building Council, the project addresses rising demand for on-campus student housing while advancing Worcester State’s identity as a welcoming, environmentally-conscious campus community. The Dowden Hall renovation realizes a shared MSCBA/Worcester State goal: simultaneously improving the campus student experience, expanding residential capacity, and promoting sustainability. The latest of several partnerships between the MSCBA and PCA, the project’s

Artist rendering of the renovated Dowden Hall design reoriented the existing 58,000sf building around a 41,000sf new wing connected by a four-story glass entry/façade: a campus “front door” that floods the building halls and common spaces with natural light. A new courtyard replaces the building’s previous entry, adding an amenity to the core campus and helping position the

building as a welcoming gathering place. Inside, 422 total beds, wide hallways, and new social spaces, including a ground-floor fitness center, convenience store, and game room, create a supportive, modern college living experience for the college’s newly expanded freshman population.

EYP to Design Academic Center Boston - EYP Architecture & Engineering has been selected by Trinity Washington University, Washington, D.C., to provide predesign and concept design services for a new Academic Center. Trinity President Patricia McGuire envisions the center, intended to be built in phases, as “a game-changer for the University and the community.” Flexible classrooms; science teaching laboratories; health professions teaching laboratories simulating medical working environments; assembly and conferencing areas for the University, the community, and industry partners; a multi-media library; student success centers; and lounge and study space will be forged into a technology rich, interdisciplinary learning environment. The Trinity Academic Center will be a hub of continuous academic and intellectual activity, serving a diverse population of more than 2,500 students, commuter and resident, including traditional-aged women in Trinity’s historic women’s college (the College of Arts and Sciences), and adult learners in the schools of education, nursing and health professions, and professional studies

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By holding glass in place, security films help mitigate property damage and injuries resulting from glass breakage due to high winds, severe weather, bomb blasts or vandalism. vation. They substantially reduce heating and air-conditioning expense by blocking a high percentage of the sun’s heat. Patented construction techniques enable their metal coating to reduce heat loss in colder months and heat gain in warmer months. Additionally, reductions in drafts and temperature fluctuations generate considerable savings on utilities expense. Many films are LEED rated and qualify for LEED credits. An informed window film dealer will be able to provide you with LEED rating information for specific window films. Authorized dealers should be able to provide a manufacturer’s certification and supporting documentation for potential tax or utilities rebates. Select window film dealers utilize sophisticated software that accurately predicts energy usage and savings before and after window film installation – a great tool to justify your investment. Be sure that their program is algorithm based and supported by the DOE. By holding glass in place, security films help mitigate property damage and injuries resulting from glass breakage due to high winds, severe weather, bomb blasts, or vandalism. I often demonstrate a particular security film’s strength by swinging a crow bar at plates of glass with applied film. The glass breaks, but stays in tact – no dangerous flying shards – no vulnerability to nature’s elements. Data on blast testing of specific security films is available to consumers. Tests should have been conducted according to GSA criteria. Be certain that the test data is indicative of consistent performance in all climates and conditions. The more a particular film has been applied in the field, the

choice can become overwhelming. Look for experience. An experienced window film dealer and manufacturer with financial strength to invest in research and development is a good indicator of stability. Note the number of years the manufacturer has been in the business and whether it is an ISO 9002 certified facility. Window film is only as good as its adhesive. A bad adhesive will produce bubbling and blistering— distortions created from thermal cycling that can result in seal failures. An assurance of lifelong optical clarity is a statement regarding a film’s adhesive. A manufacturer that uses its own adhesives is desirable. Verify that you are working with a manufacturer’s authorized dealer. An authorized dealer will be happy to have you check with their distributor or manufacturer for confirmation of their status as a dealer. An installation by such a dealer that employs professionally trained installers will assure quality work and the security of the manufacturer’s warranty. With so many factors contributing to the need for energy conservation and security, it seems foolish not to consider the purchase of Low-E or security window film…products that will pay for themselves in short order with dollars saved in utilities expense. An assessment of your building’s specifications and your specific concerns can be addressed quickly by those who have the knowledge, experience, and the products proven in the field. Peter J. Davey is president of American Window Film, Inc, a 3M Window Films Authorized Dealer, Prestige Dealer Network, located in Foxboro, Mass. and Atlanta.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Senate Completes Projects

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BWK Completes BU Dorm Reno Boston - BWK Construction Co., Inc. was selected by Boston University to perform a fast-track renovation of 140 Bay State Road - West Tower over the summer recess. BWK completed the nine-story dor-

mitory renovation prior to commencement of the fall semester. The West Tower renovation entailed updated dormitory room and common area finishes, specialties, and electrical devices.

GEI to Assist MA EOPSS Study Boston - GEI Consultants, Inc. has been selected by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) to perform an engineering and planning assessment for the Port of Boston Unified Command Center. Under this agreement, GEI and its team member URS Corporation will

perform a needs assessment to compile stakeholder requirements; a feasibility study to assess stakeholder needs; a vulnerability assessment to determine any risks associated with these needs; and an implementation plan to establish construction protocol.

Boston University’s Claflin Hall recently underwent major renovations. Shirley, MA - Senate Construction and very diverse groups that frequently Corp. of Shirley recently announced com- occupy the space. pletion of renovations to Boston UniverFrom theatre performances to politisity’s Claflin Hall. cal campaign speeches to the weekly movOver an accelerated 12 week sched- ie night, this space needed to be ideal for ule, the team successfully renovated 13 sto- many different audiences. ries of student housing and faculty suites to With the addition of theatre qualaccommodate over 600 students and staff. ity lighting and sound and an audiovisual By using a design-build approach control room, the catering department will and teaming up with Boston University’s be able to accommodate a wide range of staff, Senate was able to meet the timeline, audiovisual functions for the nearly 2,000 allowing the students to return for the fall residents that call Brooksby Village home. semester without issue. The construction team for this project consisted of project manager, Brian Trickett and project superintendents Joel Delorey and Steve Bowie. Senate Construction also completed the renovations to the Catering Room at Brooksby Village in Peabody. The challenge of the design was to create a room that could serve the various

Senate Construction Corp. announced today th University’s Claflin Hall. Over an accelerated 12 thirteen stories of student housing and faculty s Design / Build approach and teaming up with Bo timeline allowing the students to return for the

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

The Real Cost of Going Green with Geothermal Energy

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Sustainable Performance Institute Company Certification UNH Gets Gold Tools, education, resources and certification

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Boston - The Green Roundtable/ NEXUS and Gathering Pace Consulting announced a first-of-its-kind sustainable performance certification program for the design and construction industry. This is the first program to recognize a firm’s capability to deliver consistent, highquality services. Barbra Batshalom, founder and executive director of Green Roundtable/NEXUS said, Barbra Batshalom “After many years working with A/E/C companies and providing a lot of support and training, we realized that Green Roundtable/NEXUS had distilled the elements of a framework that could apply to any firm. The SPI framework embodies all of that experience and has created a program that helps firms achieve their goals more efficiently, or recognizes the achievements of those who have really integrated sustainability into their core practice. This certification program addresses all the issues that owners care about, and aren’t addressed in any other program.” Individual talent and skill is important, but when a client hires a design or construction company, it is drawing on the capacity of the entire organization. Firms that have truly addressed quality control and accountability have taken strategic and

that define a company’s operations and project delivery: strategy, production, support, partnering and outcomes. Strategy addresses activities related to leadership, management support, policies, infrastructure, and metrics. Production evaluates project specific evidence throughout all phases of design and construction—from concept through commissioning and beyond and incorporates quality control processes and internal standards for design, performance and specifications. Support includes all aspects of company operations that are not specifically project related, but underlie all activities in both operations and projFirms that are having difficulty, ect execution. These include human or find the issue overwhelming, will resources (such as professional debenefit by having a road map that helps velopment, performance reviews), them understand how to be strategic internal design or specification stanused across the firm, marketand most efficiently and effectively dards ing, and tools and resources used reach new levels of performance. to do analysis or support design in other aspects. Partnership relates to external tells owners if the firm is truly capable of relationships that are critical for deliverdelivering consistent, high-quality sustain- ing a project and define the scope, roles, ability services. If firms are certified in our responsibilities, and deliverables of differprogram, that also means that they have ad- ent parties, e.g., proposals, contracts, and dressed issues of risk and liability across change orders for scope or fee. the board, improved profitability, and qualOutcome recognizes measures of ity control, which is what everyone really actual performance of built work (whether wants anyway.” LEED, energy consumption, or other) and SPI Company Certification breaks the company’s own environmental footdown its metrics into the five categories print. comprehensive measures and deserve to be recognized. Firms that are having difficulty, or find the issue overwhelming, will benefit by having a road map that helps them understand how to be strategic and most efficiently and effectively reach new levels of performance. This certification will signify to clients that they can rely on the firm they hire – across the board – to deliver a high level of sustainable building. Batshalom pointed out that the certification is very different from LEED. “Our program is more like ISO if anything, in that it looks at systems, processes, quality control, and organizational capability. It

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Broadway Electrical Hosts Solar Event Franklin, MA - State and local officials attended an event at Alpha Grainger Manufacturing to celebrate the completion of a 425 kW solar PV installation at the company’s manufacturing facility in Franklin. The project was a collaboration of Broadway Electrical Co., Inc; Alpha Grainger Manufacturing; the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center; the Department of Energy Resources, and Satcon and PanelClaw. “Projects such as Alpha Grainger’s contribute to the vibrant clean energy economy we are growing in Massachusetts as we work toward Governor Patrick’s goal of 250 megawatts of solar power by 2017,” Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles said. “Thanks to projects like this, we will have installed or are under contract over 60 megawatts by the end of this year – a nearly 20-fold increase over

the 3.5 MW installed statewide when the Governor took office, and an accomplishment that has helped to nearly triple employment in the solar sector since 2007.” Alpha Grainger received a $561,061 Commonwealth Solar rebate from MassCEC to help offset the costs of installing the solar panels. Developed by Broadway Electrical, a full-service, family-owned electrical construction and solar energy installation company, the 425 kW rooftop installation supplies power to Alpha Grainger Manufacturing’s modern, 90,000sf Franklin facility, which supports the company’s green initiatives. With a predicted output of 481,525 kWh per year, Alpha Grainger is expected to save more than $72,000 per year on its energy bills.

Green Roundtable / NEXUS Answers Call to Action Boston - The Green Roundtable/ NEXUS was selected by Enterprise Green Communities to join its Technical Assistance Provider Network. Enterprise Green Communities has paved the way for the greening of all affordable housing developments, helping shift green building practice from experimental to mainstream. In the past five years, Enterprise invested $700 million to build and preserve more than 11,632 green affordable homes across the US. It has also issued a national call to action to make all affordable housing green by 2020. The Green Roundtable/NEXUS was

founded to deliver exactly the kind of technical and strategic support that the Enterprise program requires. “Sustainable projects have come to us because they trust our input, perceive us as a resource and know that they get more than simply technical knowledge,” says Colleen Soden, director of technical assistance at NEXUS. The goal of Enterprise’s Technical Assistance Provider Network is to match green technical experts with affordable housing developers to reduce energy consumption and create healthy living environments for low-income residents.

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Syska Hennessy Office Gets Silver Boston - Syska Hennessy Group, a consulting, engineering, and commissioning firm, announced that its Cambridge office at 2067 Massachusetts Ave. recently achieved LEED Silver certification. The 9,500sf office, located within the historic Henderson Carriage building, is comprised of existing brick and beam, open floor spaces, high ceilings and large exterior windows. These elements were adaptively reused and demonstrated an affinity for sustainable design concepts that the Syska Hennessy team was looking for. The large operable windows provide many benefits including natural lighting and thermal comforts as well as superior

air ventilation that not only improve staff well-being but also reduce energy use considerably. The original wood beams and the brick walls were also left throughout the space to preserve the historic structure and reduce materials used. Other environmentally friendly strategies implemented include high efficiency lighting fixtures, occupancy sensors, high efficiency heat pumps, low flow faucets, and the use of Energy Star appliances. Along with these solutions, the firm also has purchased a contract to use renewable energy sources, including wind and solar energy, to help reduce the office’s carbon footprint.

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High-Profile: People

GEI Consultants Promotes Seven Boston - GEI Consultants, Inc has promoted seven individuals within the firm. Ryan S. Hoffman, P.G. and Jeanne A. Lefebvre, P.E., are project managers located in GEI’s Hoffman Boston office. Hoffman has more than 12 years of experience investigating and remediating contaminated sites, providing construction support, and performing due diligence assessment and preconstruction evaluations involving Brownfield’s, former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) sites, and industrial, educational, and medical facilities. Lefebvre is a registered professional engineer who joined GEI in 1999 and has more than 10 years of experience in geotechnical analysis and design, foundation engineering, construction monitoring, subsurface explorations, and forensic investigations. Melissa Shaffer, regional marketing manager for GEI’s Atlantic Region, has worked for GEI since 2001. She is responsible for supporting all marketing and business development efforts including

creating marketing materials and proposals, developing GEI’s brand and market positioning, leading regional media relations activities, and identifying new market trends and opportunities. She is locatLefebvre ed in GEI’s Hartford, Connecticut office. Nancy A. Copley, P.E., LEED AP, project manager in GEI’s Washington, D.C. office, has more than 13 years of experience as an engineer, project manager, and staff manager in geotechnical, environmental, karst and construction monitoring projects. Located in GEI’s California office are Lorena Ospina, senior water quality consultant/project manager, who has 11 years of experience in environmental consulting; Donghai Wang, Ph.D., P.E., senior engineer, a civil engineer with 11 years of experience in information management system, GIS, computer modeling and water resources management; and Mark Hargrove, P.E., senior engineer, with more than 10 years of experience in designing water resource projects such as water conveyance pipelines, canals, and pumping plants.

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Dewberry Welcomes Stockless Boston - Dewberry welcomes David P. Stockless, AIA, LEED AP, to the Boston office. With nearly 20 years of experience, Stockless will assist in the management of the office’s architectural building services projects. He will spearhead an ini-


tiative to expand Dewberry’s full-service A/E department into multi-family housing, retail, and commercial markets. Stockless has designed more than 1,600 units of housing, as well as numerous restaurants, R&D, and hospitality facilities.

Towers|Golde Welcomes Two New Haven, CT - Towers|Golde, landscape architects and site planners of New Haven, welcomes landscape architect Tyler Theder and landscape designer Anne Herron to the firm. Theder rejoins the firm after six years in Colorado. At Towers|Golde he will focus on several residential life projects at Fairfield University and a commercial redevelopment in New Jersey. Herron’s current work includes independent schools and residential projects.



Jones Lang LaSalle Additions tant construction manager, and Courtney

Boston - Jones Lang LaSalle announced that the firm has bolstered its construction team with the hiring of eight professionals. Harry Dangora and Jason Russo have rejoined the company’s construction team as senior vice president/construction manager and superintendent, respectively. Jim Fagan joined as construction manager, Chad Nixon, Doug Stapelfeld and Bob Kelly joined as superintendents, Scott Dean accepted the role of assis-

Howes as construction coordinator. Dangora and Fagan will manage a diverse range of base building and interior construction assignments for owners and corporate clients. Dean will support the management of varied construction projects, and Russo, Nixon, Stapelfeld, and Kelly will be responsible for supervising the daily on-site management of a wide range of assignments. Howes will support administrative aspects of assignments.

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Westfield, MA - Two Tighe & Bond environmental scientists recently earned notable certifications from national and state organizations. Jessica Roberts became certified as a Professional Wetland Roberts Scientist (PWS) in July. She has worked at Tighe & Bond for six years. To qualify for certification, Roberts had to demonstrate five years of comprehensive wetlands experience and meet

stringent educational requirements. Dan Rukakoski, a professional Wetland Scientist, has been approved recently as a certified Wetland scientist by the New Hampshire Board of Natural SciRukakoski entists. This achievement will allow him to provide professional wetland services to support Tighe & Bond’s expanding New Hampshire-based business.

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Bedford, MA - C.E. Floyd Company, Inc. named Matthew McMenamin, LEED AP project manager. McMenamin has been with the firm’s Massachusetts office for six years and has worked on several projects in the educational, hospitality, and senior housing sectors. Currently he is managing projects at Lesley University and MIT. C.E. Floyd Company is a general contractor and construction manager, with offices in Bedford, Mass. and Middletown, Conn.


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High-Profile: People

TFMoran Personnel Announcements Bedford, NH – Mark Belter, PE recently joined the staff of TFMoran Inc. serving as a civil engineering project manager. He brings over 17 years of experience in civil engineering and construcBelter tion management, including site design for commercial and residential developments, design of storm water management systems, site grading, utilities, septic systems, and roadways. Belter is a licensed professional engineer in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Prior to joining TFM, he was employed by Pro Con Inc. and Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. T FM o r a n also announced that Thomas Lamb, PE recently received his professional engineer Lamb license from the state of New Hampshire. Lamb serves as a structural engineer for TFMoran Inc. He has over six years of experience in structural design, analysis, and construction administration of residential, public, and commercial buildings throughout New England.

Kennedy Joins Jewett Metal Raymond, NH - Jewett Metal Buildings, a division of Jewett Construction Co., Inc., welcomes Phil Kennedy to the position of field superintendent. Kennedy has nearly 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked as an equipment operator, welder, and metal building installer. He holds OSHA 10-hour and American Welding Society certifications. Kennedy

RDK New Technology Design Group Andover, MA - In response to the growing demand in areas such as audiovisual, security, and telecommunications systems design, RDK Engineers responded by designating a newly expanded internal Clendaniel team to provide a broad range of services in each of these areas. The Technology Design Group will continue to provide telecommunications, electronic security and AV design on all of RDK’s efforts in addition to their own independent projects. RDK ‘s Barry Poitras, a registered communications distribution designer with over 27 years of telecommunications engi-

neering and project management experience, will serve as co-group leader of the Technology Design Group. Prior to joining RDK in 2005, Poitras was founder and president of HighLAN Design Poitras Technologies. Joining Poitras as a co-group leader for the group is Philip Clendaniel, who has over 20 years of AV design and project management experience. Prior to joining RDK, Clendaniel had his own AV Design company and designed the audiovisual systems for many high-profile projects.

IMAGINiT Welcomes Two Framingham, MA - IMAGINiT Technologies announced the additions of Donna Meyer and Eric Spencer. Focused on the Boston area, they will be dedicated to serving clients in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. As seasoned consultants, Meyer and Spencer will help clients realize Meyer Spencer the benefits of model based design and building information modeling. With 47 offices around the world, IMAGINiT Technologies is one of the premier integrators of Autodesk software with many dedicated local professionals.

Helen Johnson Joins DBVW Providence, RI - Helen Johnson has joined Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects as a historic preservation specialist. She will assist the firm with conditions assessments and feasibility studies, historic building reports, CAD documentation and technical drawings for DBVW’s landmark historic preservation projects.

Her prior work experience includes internships at The Center for Historic Buildings at the US General Services Administration and Preservation Action in Washington, D.C., and Partners for Sacred Places in Philadelphia. Johnson

Waypoint Names O’Donnell Needham, MA - Waypoint Construction Consultants, Inc., of Needham recently named Edward O’Donnell as predevelopment director and permitting specialist. Previously, O’Donnell was Boston Redevelopment Authority’s deputy director for commercial and residential development, where he was involved with a number of high profile projects,


including the Millennium Place and Ritz Carlton mixed use project; the Lafayette Corporate Center; the expansion and modernization of the Prudential Center; the Genzyme manufacturing facility; several new or expanded downtown hotels, as well as institutional expansions for Emerson College and Suffolk University.


In our Sept. issue Meridian Associates announced the addition of Eric S. Wilhelmsen to its Westborough staff. We have been advised that Wilhelmsen brings over 16 years of progressive project experience with a strong background in Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) procedures, not the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency as reported.

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Cigal Earns Engineer License Westfield, MA - Jeremy Cigal, P.E., recently passed the exam to earn his Professional Engineer license for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He joined Tighe & Bond in 2002 as an intern and accepted a full-time position in June 2004. Cigal has more than six

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High-Profile Monthly: October 2010  

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

High-Profile Monthly: October 2010  

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