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Renovation / Restoration

February, 2011


Finegold Alexander Designs

Conversion of the Old Salem Jail Metric Construction C M

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Boston Preservation Alliance’s 2010 Preservation Achievement Awards Suffolk Construction Breaks Ground for HI-NE Hostel in Boston Colontonio Renovates Apts. and Upgrades Community Ctr. Barnes Building and Management Renovates Cape Air Office and Hangar P.O. Box 7, Pembroke, MA 02359 Change Service Requested

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NEI GC for Chelsea Box District Revitalization- TAT Architects Bilt-Rite Completes Two Renovations Abbot and RMX Northeast Restore Bentley University Dorm McNamara Salvia at Children’s Hospital with Payette and Walsh Dinneen to Renovate Smith College Dorms - Aquadro & Cerruti, GC Pro Con Completes Aptartment Community and Clubhouse Featuring: Columbia and SBA Break Ground for HealthFirst Boston Hosts 2011 IFMA Conference & Expo Viking Completes The Franklin and The Eleanor Saxonville Gets Solar E.W.Burman Under Way with Library Renovation - LL+B Architect

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2011 IFMA Conference & Expo

RDI Elects Linda MacLeod Fannon

Boston - Linda MacLeod Fannon’s career has cenFannon IIDA, RDI, senior projtered on the design of branded ect manager at Elkus Manfredi environments. Early on, she Architects of Boston, has been worked as a prototype designer elected president of the Boston for Timberland stores worldChapter of the Retail Design wide, then oversaw store planInstitute (RDI). ning and design teams for Target, Dedicated to the advanceMervyn’s, and Marshall Field’s. ment and collaborative practice She followed these positions of designing and building retail Linda MacLeod by becoming senior manager of environments, the RDI is the store design for Fleet Bank and Fannon foremost professional organizaBank of America. tion in its field. Its Boston ChapShe currently leads projter membership includes area architects, ects for Elkus Manfredi, a firm known interior designers, contractors, educators, for its master planning and design of large and suppliers to the industry. retail developments.

Suffolk Construction Acquires ROEL

Boston - Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., one of the top 10 privately held construction firms in the nation, announced that it will acquire ROEL Construction of San Diego. ROEL, a family-owned firm with over 90 years of experience in the construction industry, has a strong track record and business and community ties in San Diego and Irvine, Calif. “I have been impressed with ROEL and its longstanding history of quality work, client service, and commitment to

innovative building practices, which is why I am so excited about this opportunity to combine our strengths and resources. ROEL is a major player on the West Coast, so we see this as a tremendous growth opportunity, both locally, in California and nationally, particularly in our core practice areas of commercial, multi-family residential, education, healthcare, science and technology,” said John Fish, CEO, Suffolk Construction.

Boston - This March, the International Facility Management Association’s second annual Facility Fusion Conference & Expo will help facility, design, and real estate professionals recharge their careers through instructorled educational courses, an expo showcasing the latest workplace products and services, cutting-edge facility tours, and other professional development and networking opportunities. Held March 23-25 in Boston, at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Facility Fusion combines all of IFMA’s previous spring events into one conference offering a fusion of new ideas, best practices, and leadership and management training. The event will feature industryleading keynote and power speaker presentations, nearly 60 educational sessions, and an expo with more than 75 exhibiting companies. Facility Fusion kicks off on Wednesday, March 23, with a keynote presentation from “The Gen Y Guy,” Jason Dorsey. The first day will also feature educational sessions highlighting sustainability best practices, building security, leadership development, and maximizing the return on investment internships provide. The Facility Fusion expo will also debut Wednesday and remain open through March 24. Open to the public at no cost, the expo will feature more than 75 exhibit-

ing companies showcasing the latest products and services impacting the workplace. The expo will also include a solutions arena highlighting educational content and featuring new product demonstrations. Day two will begin with a power speaker presentation on emergency planning and preparedness. It will include educational sessions on energy savings, building renovation, indoor air quality, and food service management. Additionally, the conference’s second day will include sightseeing tours highlighting Boston’s most recognizable attractions. The conference will conclude on Friday, March 25, with presentations from power speakers Elizabeth Freedman, MBA, and Bob Nunnally. Educational sessions on Friday will cover topics including new legislation impacting the training and certifying of facility managers, how to build a career in facility management, and the intersection of sustainability and public policy. The final day will also include behind-the-scenes tours of several specialized Boston area facilities. Those interested in attending Facility Fusion may register online at www.ifmafacilityfusion.org.

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Appledore Joins Tighe & Bond

Westfield, MA - Appledore Engineering, a 23-year-old civil engineering firm located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has joined forces with Tighe & Bond, a New England leader in engineering and environmental consulting services that celebrates 100 years in business this year. This move will enable Ap-

pledore Engineering to expand its service offerings and will also provide Tighe & Bond greater opportunities for expansion into New Hampshire and Maine markets. Appledore Engineering will remain at its Portsmouth location and do business as Appledore Engineering, a division of Tighe & Bond.

Kraft Center Created

Boston, - Robert and Myra Kraft and Partners HealthCare announced the creation of a new center whose mission is to improve access and quality of health care for the neediest people in our communities, not only in Massachusetts, but cross the nation. A $20 million gift from the Kraft family will fund the Kraft Family National Center for Leadership and Training in

Community Health (The Center) to create an innovative fellowship program aimed at training a new generation of communitybased physician leaders. Financial incentives will be offered to foster recruitment of more than 100 doctors and master’s-prepared nurses. The gift also will support programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Boston - James Pappas, national director for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA), has been named to the College of Fellows of the national ACEC organization. The College of Fellows recognizes the organization’s “elite” group of engineers who have made significant contribution to the engineering profession through their experience, knowledge, and networking abilities. A senior principal at Stantec and leader of the firm’s New England region, Pappas has a long history with ACEC/MA, including serving on the board of directors, as vice president, as president, and now as national director, representing the chapter on the national level.

Pappas is also the ACEC/MA representative to the boards of The Engineering Center and The Engineering Center Education Trust as well as a member of the ACEC National Environmental and James Pappas Transportation Committees. Pappas, the only New Englander of the 15 inductees, was formally inducted into the college during the ACEC fall conference in Puerto Rico.

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BSA Announces Move


Höweler + Yoon to Design New HQ

Boston - The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) is on the brink of a transformative move to Boston’s waterfront. The news was formally announced on January 11 during a lease-signing event in the BSA’s new space at Atlantic Wharf Boston. Höweler + Yoon Architecture has been selected to design the organization’s new headquarters. The new BSA headquarters includes 15,768sf of leased space and 1,550sf of additional BSA-controlled/managed space (ground floor concierge and exhibition space). Atlantic Wharf offers significant opportunities for the BSA to expand its reach: enhancing member services, creating new ways to engage the public, and functioning as a forum for civic discussion about the built environment. Nineteen creative, anonymously submitted concepts from a design ideas competition were considered by the BSA Designer Selection Panel, which ultimately chose Höweler + Yoon’s design from a shortlist of five architectural firms. The other shortlisted firms were Hashim Sarkis, Merge Architects, SsD, and the team of Chris and

Bob Hoye, treasurer of the BSA, signs the lease while Mike Cantalupa of Boston Properties looks on.

Megan Keesling and Derek Little. The new BSA headquarters located in the newly constructed waterfront building will include office, exhibition, concierge, and meeting spaces. The Atlantic Wharf project consists of the Waterfront Building (290 Congress Street), a seven-story, 210,000sf office building with approximately 16,000sf of ground floor retail; the Office Tower (280 Congress Street), a 32-story office tower; the Russia Building (530 Atlantic Avenue), a seven-story, 86-unit residential building with approximately 10,000sf of ground floor retail; a six-level underground parking garage; and a park and dock facility on the Fort Point Channel. “The BSA hosts some 500 events and meetings every year, and at only 5,000sf, our current location’s space restrictions have created logistical Eric White (c), interim co-director of the BSA, challenges,” says Eric White, interim leads a walkthrough at the event. co-director of the BSA.

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Now is the Time to Build

Boston Private Bank & Trust Company recently completed major financing for three large community development loans for properties in Cambridge and Roxbury. Two of those loans, totaling $66.5 million, will renovate almost 300 public housing apartments in Cambridge for low-income residents. Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved tentative designation to Elma Lewis Partners LLC and development partner, FeldCo Development Company, for the development of Ruggles Place. The new team has 18 months to continue to move forward on this $308 million mixed-use project. BRA also approved an $18 million, mixed-use housing and community center in Charlestown. Bridgeview Apartment Development will consist of affordable housing units and commercial space that will be run by the Life Focus Center of Charlestown (LFC)

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Cambridge, MA - HMFH Architects announced a $16,000 donation to the Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) in Cambridge. The first child care resource and referral agency in Massachusetts and one of the first in the nation, the CCRC is a nonprofit organization and the lead agency of a broad partnership to develop and deliver professional development (l-r) Laura Wernick (HMFH), Gloria Franqui services to providers and educa(CCRC), and George Metzger (HMFH) tors across the Boston metropolitan area. ity education for all children,” said HMFH “HMFH focuses its practice on edu- Principal Laura Wernick, AIA, REFP, cational facilities and is deeply committed LEED AP, president of the board of directo promoting the importance of high qual- tors for CCRC.

NE Moves Arranges Loan

Newport, RI. - Sidney J. Spiegel, vice president of NE Moves Mortgage, Commercial Division, arranged a $1.05 million construction loan for 109 Long Wharf, LLC. The loan was funded by a major regional bank. The funds will be used to finance the construction of Courtesy of Burgin Lambert Architects the property into a two story Rendering of Long Wharf office building office building containing a total of 7,000sf of space at 109 with union pension plans, insurance comLong Wharf in Newport. The space will be panies, conduits, commercial banks, and occupied by Phoenix Bulk Carriers (US) local savings banks to provide competitive Corp. rates and terms for all types of commercial The building was designed by Burgin real estate. NE Moves Mortgage’s expertise Lambert Architects and construction is be- and relationships with a variety of funding ing done by The Damon Company. sources provides solutions to the financing NE Moves Mortgage works closely needs of investors and developers.

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High-Profile Focus: Restoration/Renovation Facilities Development News

New Hostel Breaks Ground Suffolk CM

Boston - Hostelling International’s Eastern New England Council (HI-New England) has officially begun construction on its new Boston hostel during a recent groundbreaking celebra(l-r) Mark DiNapoli, project manager at Suffolk Contion held at the site with business struction; Greg Bialeck, secretary of Mass. office of Housleaders and community leaders. The new hostel, the Hub of ing and Economic Development; Mark Skender, president of Hostelling International USA Board of Directors; Boston, is located in the historic Dill Building at 25 Stuart Street Rosemarie Sansone, president of Downtown Crossing in Boston and is expected to be Partnership; Deborah Ruhe, executive director of HI-New open for guests in the spring England; Joseph Flatley, president of MA Housing Investof 2012. When the new hostel ment Corporation; Pat Moscaritolo, president and CEO opens, it will be the second larg- of Greater Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; Bill est in North America. Moy, Chinatown Neighborhood Council. “Our new hostel will soon host thousands of visitors and Suffolk Construction is the construcamong them may be the future leaders of tion management firm that is overseeing our world,” said Deborah Ruhe, execu- the renovation and construction of the New tive director of Hostelling New England. Boston Hostel. The project involves the “Whether they come as part of a personal renovation of 55,500sf, in the six-story Dill journey or part of a class trip, visitors from Building, which is individually listed on Bangladesh to Bangor will all find safe, af- the National Register of Historic Places. fordable accommodations and a gateway to The hostel is being designed by Bosour city, our region, and our country.” ton architectural firms Bergmeyer AssociThe groundbreaking event — spon- ates and Stegman + Associates. sored by local restaurants Vapiano Boston “Suffolk is honored to be part of the and Jacob Wirth — hosted tourism, busi- team that will restore this building and creness, and community leaders who learned ate a beautiful new landmark for travelers about the construction timeline and the fu- visiting Boston,” said John Fish, chairman ture of the new Hub of Boston. and CEO, Suffolk Construction. “This The new hostel — ideally situated new hostel facility will be more than just in the heart of downtown Boston — will a building or home away from home for welcome more than 46,000 annual visitors, young travelers. It will become a center of 60% of whom will visit from outside the exploration and source for understanding United States. The influx of hostellers is different cultures and individuals visiting expected to generate more than $16 mil- our great city from around the world.” lion, greatly enhancing the local economy.

Sawyer Provides Yawkey Electric

Boston - The nation’s oldest continuously operating electrical contractor, NECA Boston Chapter member E. G. Sawyer Co, Inc. of Weymouth, has completed the $27.5 million electrical construction of Dana-Farber’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care. The 275,000sf, 14-story facility is located at 450 Brookline Ave. in the heart of Dana-Farber’s existing campus and the Longwood Medical Area. E. G. Sawyer’s comprehensive project scope included shell and core electrical installations as well as electrical fit-out: primary and emergency power, fire alarm, lighting and lighting control, and security systems for the tower building and its seven-story below-grade parking facility. The NECA firm also provided temporary power to the site in the project’s earliest phase.

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Hoffmann Designs Dome Restoration

Hamden, CT - Hoffmann Architects, an architectural and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, has been selected by the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) to design the restoration of the US Capitol Dome. Since 1990, Hoffmann Architects has worked with the AOC to investigate conditions at the cast iron dome. Work has included master planning and pilot studies, leading to a phased restoration strategy.

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The master plan included investigation of cast iron defects.

Phase 1, interstitial space remediation, was completed concurrently with the master plan and included lead-based paint removal and investigation of cast iron defects. This past fall, Hoffmann Architects was retained to validate, expand, and update the original construction documents. Every aspect of the project will be revisited and analyzed to reflect current code

requirements, new energy efficiency mandates, and updated security requirements. Hoffmann Architects will also provide a review of the construction staging approach. This landmark project aims to restore the Dome of the US Capitol to its original 1865 glory, erasing years of damage caused by exposure to the elements. Hoffmann Architects has offices in Connecticut, New York, and Virginia.

Wentworth Lecture Series

Boston - Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Department of Construction Management is hosting its sixth annual Entrepreneurship Lecture Series, which features guest lectures by five company presidents from the construction management, contracting, and banking industries. The lectures are intended to give students tangible examples of how large, medium, and small businesses operate. The students learn how construction management firms, as well as other companies, are organized and how they structure their business plans. The format for the lectures provides an opportunity for students to engage in a discussion, ask questions, and learn first-hand information about any challenges that may be encountered when creating business plans. Developing a business plan is part of the required Construction Business and Finance course taken by senior students. Remaining dates for the lectures, which take place in Blount Auditorium, are February 23: Thomas O’Connor, president, O’Connor Construction and March 4: Robert Rivers, president, Eastern Bank. For more information, please contact Mark Hasso at 617-989-4176 or hassom@wit.edu.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Columbia and SBA Break Ground for HealthFirst Community Center

Fall River, MA - Columbia Construction Company and Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) broke ground on a 78,000sf community health center for HealthFirst in Fall River. The scope includes the gut renovation of an existing single-story building, with a mezzanine. The health center’s future home, located at 387 Quarry Street, was formerly owned by Quaker Manufacturing, that is located less than a quarter of a mile away from its current location. “This once-in-a-lifetime renovation opportunity will provide HealthFirst Family Care Center’s patients and staff with a state-of-the-art healthcare facility,” stated HealthFirst’s CEO, Julie Almond. SBA’s design will create an open spacious feeling by bringing natural light and landscaping into the interior of the

building. The exterior of the building will be renovated to create a fresh image for HealthFirst. The plan is to use about 40,000sf for the health center’s needs and reserve 5,000sf for future expansion. HealthFirst Family Care Center is

Rendering of HealthFirst exterior being designed and built as an environmentally friendly and energy efficient facility, and will provide improved patient flow and ample parking. Additional team members include

Thompson Consultants, Inc., as the MEP engineer; and Goldstein-Milano LLC, as the structural engineer. The center is scheduled for completion in December 2011.

Marlborough, MA - HRP Associates, Inc. announced the opening of its eighth Participating in the groundbreaking ceremonies were first row l-r – Steve Van Ness prin- regional office at 241 Boston Post Road cipal, SBA; Mary Ann Williams, project executive, Skanska; and from Healthfirst - Julie West in Marlborough. The new office will provide all of HRP’s core services focusAlmond, CEO; Gene Alves, board president and Barry Pelland, facilities manager. ing on environmental investigation and Back row, l-r – Matt Martin, Sr program mgr, Skanska; Mike Chadwick, Sr project mgr, remediation, environmental due diligence, Columbia Const.; Steve Hassell, VP, Columbia; SBA principals Kevin Neumann and environmental compliance audits, and civil Teresa Wilson; Kate Bubriski, designer, SBA and Jim Marsh, principal-in-charge & engineering. This Boston-area office will SVP, Columbia.

service Massachusetts clients and provide increased geographic coverage for national clients. “HRP is convinced that the recovery of the US economy will be strong in the greater Boston area, and it will, therefore, present an excellent market for our services,” states Walter Gancarz, HRP’s chief executive officer.

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McNamara/Salvia at Children’s Hosp. Payette Architects, Walsh Brothers CM

Boston - Ground has been broken and construction has begun at 57 Binney Street in the Longwood medical area for Children’s Hospital’s main building addition. McNamara/Salvia Inc is the structural engineer of record on the project that presented challenging space constraints. With only 7,000sf of available footprint, Payette Architects designed a building that includes 110,000sf of new clinical space on 10 stories. The upper floors are expanded beyond the footprint through a structural steel frame that cantilevers over 60 feet. McNamara/Salvia Inc. designed a series of trusses and frames that allows the new structure to align and connect with the existing main building patient floors without disrupting service in the procedural rooms below. The cantilever allows the creation of space above the existing MRI suite, which is unable to be operationally disturbed during construction. The addition appears to “nest” into the available air rights, allowing up to 11,000sf per floor and the space for a rooftop courtyard viewed from both the

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High-Profile Focus: Restoration/Renovation Facilities Development News

RDK Completes Terminal Project

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by Janet Morra Coordinating a renovation can be tricky business under ideal circumstances, but renovating a space while occupying it increases the logistics considerably. Sometimes companies don’t have the luxury of having extra “swing space” to use durJanet Morra ing renovation. Often the rent on temporary or swing space, if it is available, is cost-prohibitive. The only option: “renovate around us.” Two Boston-based companies have experience with “renovating while occupying” and took different approaches to achieving the same outcome: a newly designed and renovated office. Fiduciary Trust Company made the decision to coexist with the inconvenience of construction on 45,000sf of office space while operating the financial services company. Fiduciary’s primary goal for the general contractor was to eliminate disruptions to the business. Construction needed to be organized and discreet so that clients wouldn’t know that work was under way. The renovation was complex and planned in three phases. It helped immensely that the landlord agreed to provide temporary office space elsewhere in the building and that empty space on one of Fiduciary’s floors could be used as “swing space” before it too was remodeled. Everyone had to move at least once to accommodate the phased schedule. Noisy construction activities had

to be performed during nights and weekends to reduce disturbance to Fiduciary’s business as well as to neighbors in the building. The renovation was accomplished without completely shutting down the business, and no one had to leave the building. The renovation of 22,000sf of existing office space for Linedata, a global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit community, required careful planning as well. The office design was updated and renovated while Linedata continued to occupy the space, and construction was tightly coordinated in three phases of two weeks each. The strategy: to have employees work from home for two weeks at a time as their part of the office was renovated. Without the use of swing space, the various contractors came in three times to complete the project scope, which included new workstations, furniture, finishes, and lighting, as well as boardroom and reception upgrades and the addition of a videoconferencing room. While this approach can sometimes add to the cost of the project, the rent on temporary or swing space would have been considerable as well. Linedata was very flexible, understanding, and accommodating in regard to the disruption, and the renovation was completed in about six weeks. With a phased and careful planning of the design and tight coordination of the construction, it is possible to renovate a space while the client occupies it. It may not be the ideal approach to a renovation or restoration project, but in this tight economy it gets the job done. Janet Morra, AIA, LEED AP, is a principal at Margulies Perruzzi Architects.

The project team for the cruiseport included (l-r): Kim DeYoung, Mariluz Sencion, Jim Montalbano, project manager Abigail Day, Chris Mann, principal in charge Bob Persechini, Vinny Bettano, and Nancy Medeiros. Boston - RDK Engineers joined forces with Massport, Architerra, and Consigli Construction to work on the renovation and expansion of the Boston Black Falcon Cruiseport. The project team worked closely together to design a terminal that would make the boarding process more welcoming and convenient for travelers - and keep pace with the increasing popularity of the cruise industry.

RDK provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, telecommunications, and security design for interior renovations in the baggage, ticket, security, and waiting areas and the installation of air conditioning on the third floor. The project team kept the needs, requirements, and budget of Massport in mind while upgrading the vintage World War I military warehouse into a colorful, modern, and easily navigable waiting area. Multicolored lights brighten up the interior, and RDK performed electrical systems work for escalators, elevators, and electrical systems for ticket areas as well. The design team also streamlined the embarking and disembarking processes — passengers now embark on the third level and disembark on the second, making it easier to travel through security, ticketing, and baggage areas. The interior of the newly renovated and expanded Massport Black Falcon Cruise Terminal

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High-Profile: ASM News

ASM: Signs of Rebound, Finally

President’s Message, by Sara A. Stafford Last year at this time, all of us on the vertical side of the construction industry were feeling battered by the economy, but hopeful that the year ahead would bring improvement. Was 2010 better? That depends on who you talk to. Window contractors and others involved in energy upgrades were busy, Sara Stafford while contractors in millwork and other finish trades are still waiting for recovery to begin. Construction unemployment is still the highest of any industry, and some market experts predict that conditions will continue to worsen before they get better, and more companies will close their doors. Fortunately, however, most market experts agree that 2011 will finally show improvement in the commercial market nationwide — and more so here in Massachusetts. Already, there are signs of turnaround, as commercial leasing activity increases and more academic and healthcare institutions dust off their capital projects and announce plans to move forward. Here at ASM, our year-end survey shows that more members are optimistic than not, which is a good sign. Adding to the optimism for subcontractors here, perhaps, is the knowledge it should now be easier to get paid for work performed – now that Massachusetts has a Prompt Pay Law. Passing this law was ASM’s top priority for years, and our hope is that it will significantly improve payment practices throughout the industry, and mean

one less worry for cash-strapped construction businesses. Throughout the recession, it has been our goal at ASM to be an essential business ally to our members — not only helping them get paid, but providing programs and services to help them improve their business operations, be more competitive, and get more work. In 2010, this meant offering more educational programs and adding several new information resources and costsaving benefits, with still more planned for the coming year. As we put 2010 behind us, we take pride in what we have accomplished at ASM in the face of recession, and we take pride in the resiliency of subcontractors. We have survived the worst and are ready to move forward once again! ASM asked members to complete a five question economic survey at year end, and overall, the results point to growing confidence that the economy is finally improving, albeit slowly. Seventy percent of those responding said their business is at least the same or “better off” than last year. Close to 90% believe the availability of new project work will be about the same or better than last year; and 63% say their backlog is the same or greater. On the down side, almost 95% believe the market will be at least as competitive, or more so, and close to 60% say they will be making further changes to their business operations or employee benefits in order to stay competitive until conditions improve. As one member commented, “The belt has been tightened, then tightened again. The goal is to simply maintain, until the overall construction economy improves.” About that, they are cautiously optimistic.

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Over the past several years, the public sector has been more important than ever in providing opportunity for construction businesses, as private sector work has dried up. To succeed in the public Charles Ahern sector, however, it is important to know the rules — and follow them to the letter; there are no second chances. If you are new to public work — or if you are thinking of giving it a try, join us for a seminar on March 2 where attorneys Joseph Pisarri and Charles Ahern of Corwin & Corwin LLP will provide a comprehensive review of the public bidding laws as they apply to subcontractors, covering the entire process from certification and prequalification, through bidding, performance and payment. They will not only cover the basics, but also alert you to common “traps for the unwary.” Specific topics will include: • Overview of all applicable bidding laws, including c.149,§44A-L (covering public buildings); c.30,§39M, (covering public works); c.149A (CM at Risk).

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February, 2011


High-Profile Focus: Restoration/Renovation Facilities Development News

Viking Completes The Franklin and The Eleanor Bridgeport, CT - For more than 17 years, the Park City Hospital building sat vacant, decaying, and slowly filling with massive amounts of water. Today, it stands as a completely renovated housing complex known as The Franklin and The Eleanor, with 110 units for low-income, elderly, and homeless individuals and families. Viking Construction served as general contractor on the $33 million development project. The architect was Wiles Architects of Bridgeport. The Franklin (a six-story building with 48 apartments) and The Eleanor (a

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four-story, 62-unit senior housing facility) was a highly challenging renovation project. Challenges literally began at the bottom — in the building’s basement. Viking pumped out nearly five feet of ground water and worked to maintain the integrity and safety of the existing foundation. The company removed asbestos and other hazardous materials and reinforced the exterior’s to bring it up to code. Viking replaced and upgraded all electrical, mechanical, heating, and cooling systems in the two separate buildings. Additionally,

The abandoned Park City Hospital was renovated into The Franklin and The Eleanor, housing for low income and elderly people.

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the company had custom elevators installed to make use of existing shafts in the building. Funding for the project was a challenge as well. Viking worked closely with the project’s partners (the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development, and the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport) to keep everything on budget and on schedule. Viking completed detailed finish work on the interior of each building, including apartments and living spaces, facilities for on-site

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Adaptive Reuse Revitalizes Chelsea Box District Chelsea, MA - A “comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan” involving new mixed-income housing, public green spaces, and parks, was achieved through public-private partnership investments made by Mitchell Properties, Chelsea Neighborhood Developers, the city of Chelsea and the commonwealth of Massachusetts. The impetus behind their vision was to revive the city’s blighted Box District that suffered after many businesses closed operations in the 1960s, leaving buildings dormant and neighborhoods unsafe. Contributing to the revitalization effort, The Architectural Team (TAT) designed the adaptive reuse of two of the abandoned properties that successfully preserves a piece of Chelsea’s unique history and provides affordable housing. Atlas Lofts, the historic adaptive reuse of Russell Box Company built in 1911, offers 53 mixedincome, one-bedroom contemporary lofts and was completed in July 2010; and Standard Box Apartments, currently in the permitting phase, is expected to start construction spring 2011. Standard Box includes the adaptive reuse of a small building into three townhome units, and the new construction of a five-unit townhome and a 44 unit midrise building. The city also plans to convert an empty lot adjacent to these sites into a park, in addition to putting in new streets and sidewalks, further improving the Box District’s appeal. When development partnerships collaborate to revitalize neglected urban areas into safe, livable, walkable neighborhoods, it has a direct impact on strengthening the economic and cultural vitality of the com-

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Rendering of the Standard Box Apartments historic mill renovation which was completed in eight months while maintaining the highest level of quality. This accomplishment could never have been achieved without the intense effort and quick decision making of both the owner, Mitchell Properties, and all of the members of The Architectural Team.” said Atlas Lofts, completed July 2010 Josef Rettman, vice president of NEI General Contracting munity,” said Robert Verrier, AIA, managAtlas Lofts reached substantial coming principal, The Architectural Team. pletion in the beginning of August 2010 and NEI General Contracting served as had its first tenants move in at the same time. general contractor for the neighborhood reThe mill was transformed into 53 Lofts with vialization project. NEI has completed over soaring ceilings and oversized windows. $300 million in quality construction projForty-seven of the lofts are market rate units ects over the last 10 years spanning a wide while six are affordable to those earning variety of construction types and programs, 50% and 60% of the area median income. from historic renovations of dilapidated mill The development of Atlas Lofts cost buildings to the complete site development $16.8 million, of which $7.6 million were of new residential communities. attributable to direct hard construction costs. “Atlas Lofts was a 53 unit, fast track

Much of the site was contaminated with asbestos and lead and required extensive cleanup before construction could begin. The construction team skillfully restored the impressive interior wooden frame and ceilings as well as the brick shell. The windows were almost entirely missing or damaged beyond repair when purchased, but the architects carefully selected windows built to fit the large openings and the building’s historical character. Atlas Lofts also features professional on-site management six days per week through HallKeen Management. There is free surface parking attached to the building for all residents as well as additional parking for a fee on the surface and in a garage. Atlas Lofts also has a brand new fitness center for the residents’ use with touchscreen TVs and iPod docking stations. The residents can also gather in the Community Room or the expansive roof deck which offers a great view of Chelsea due to the building’s prominence in the area. Each loft is flush with amenities such as granite countertops, brand new appliances, and a washer and dryer. Additionally, Atlas Lofts offers free Wi-Fi to all its residents. “Design innovation thrives in environments where all members of the development team are allowed to share knowledge and work together toward common goals—and that’s precisely how Mitchell, TAT and NEI work together,” said Jay Szymanski, associate, The Architectural Team, Inc. “The value of fostering this collaborative relationship early in the planning stages is integral to the success of any project, and it’s a creative process we welcome.”

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High-Profile: Awards

Boston Preservation Alliance 2010 Preservation Achievement Award Winners Ames Building

Significant Rehabilitation/Restoration Owner/Developer: Normandy Real Estate Partners Ames Hotel Partners LLC – Eamon O’Marah, Rich Kilstock, Seth Greenberg Project Team: Cambridge Seven Assoc.; ADD, Inc; Morgans Hotel Group; WSP Flack + Kurtz; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; The Walsh Co.; MacRostie Historic Advisors; Rockwell Group; Building Conservation Assoc.; Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting.

Lisa Greenfield

Significant Public Art Contributing to Boston’s Urban Fabric “Redefining Open Space,” Collaborators: Jennifer Moses and Daniel van Ackere

Congress Street Bridge

John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse

Significant Rehab. by a Public Agency Owner/Developer: City of Boston Project Team: City of Boston Public Works Department; STV Inc.; McGinley Kalsow & Assoc.; Boston Redevelopment Authority; Boston Landmarks Commission; Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation; Walsh Construction.

Significant Rehab. by a Public Agency Owner/Developer: United States General Services Administration Project Team: Goody Clancy, Suffolk Construction, Tishman Construction.

Folio Boston

Notable New Construction in Harmony with Boston’s Built Environment Owner/Developer: Suffolk Company Project Team: CBT Architects; McNamara/ Salvia, Inc.; SEi Companies; John Moriarty & Assoc.; Pressley Assoc.; Spaulding & Slye (now Jones Lang LaSalle).

N. E. Conservatory Campus

Exceptional Maintenance of a Historic Property Owner/Developer: New England Conservatory Project Team: Wessling Architects; Leggat McCall Properties; Epsilon Assoc.; Tishman Const.; NER Construction Mgmt Co.; The Cheviot Corp.; DM Berg Consultants.

Congratulations BPA Preservation Award Recipients

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Theatre project, Suffolk was able to identify clashes between the support steel and the stone façade, and then fabricate it offsite prior to installation.

Congress Street Bridge

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Gate of Heaven Church

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High-Profile: Awards The Power Station

Creative Preservation of a Historic Structure Owner/Developer: GTI Properties/540 Harrison Avenue Realty Trust Project Team: Grassi Design Group; MGM Contracting; O’Connor Masonry; JA Masonry; Souza and True Partners.

Old South Meeting House Tower Clock Restoration

Restoration of an Iconic Boston Landmark Owner/Developer: Old South Meeting House Project Team: McGinley Kalsow & Assoc.;The Clock Shop; Architectural Preservation; Northland Restoration Co.; Architectural Conservation Services; Building Conservation Assoc.

Paramount Center

ZUMIX Engine 40 Firehouse

Significant Rehabilitation/Restoration Owner/Developer: Emerson College Project Team Elkus Manfredi Architects; Haley & Aldrich; Vanderweil Engineers; Nitsch Engineering; Silverman Assoc.; BOND Brothers; EverGreene Painting Studios; Ammann & Whitney; AuerbachPollock- Friedlander.

Significant Neighborhood Rehabilitation Owner/Developer: ZUMIX, Inc. Project Team: Utile, Inc.; Aberjona Engineering; Crossfield Engineering; New Ecology, Inc.; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; Schirmer Engineering Corp.; Acentech; Landmark Structures Corp.

Park Street Church

Successful Adaptation to Accommodate Accessibility Owner/Developer: Park Street Church Project Team: Mills Whitaker Architects; Marc Truant & Associates; Structures North Consulting Engineers; Forte Engineering; Johnson Engineering & Design; Preservation Technology Assoc.; Acentech Incorporated; Haley & Aldrich.

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High-Profile Focus: Restoration/Renovation Facilities Development News

Bilt-Rite Completes Renovations

Boston – Bilt-Rite Construction recently completed more than $16 million in renovations on two major residential and mixed use properties in Boston. This included new construction and rehabilitation to create 52 dwelling units and retail and office space in three buildings, with accessory garage and surface parking and site work located at 353-365 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, and renovation of a three-story lodging house to provide 17 affordable single room oc- New housing and retail space on the grounds of a former church campus. cupancy units at 23-25 Alaska St. in Roxbury. garage that worked into the layout of the An established leader in building other new structures. affordable housing in Boston, Bilt-Rite The rectory was completely gut renoConstruction specializes in construction vated while salvaging and refurbishing the management, preconstruction planning, ornate interior/exterior trim and fireplace. value engineering and general contracting The project was unique in that it required services. historic restoration, building relocation, The $14.4 Jamaica Plain project was underground parking, steel construction for an excellent match for Bilt-Rite because it the retail area, a four story structure with involved many different types of construc- 36 apartments and 16 wood frame condotion and the owners were serious about miniums. their commitment to local businesses and Bilt-Rite’s flexibility in continuing local/minority hiring. the work when funds were delayed played The objective was to create 52 units a major role in the overall success of the of housing and five street level retail spaces project. Due to major changes in the ecoon the grounds of a former church cam- nomic climate, the owner was required to pus. seek alternate funding sources which reOne of the challenges was to retain quired us to work closely with the owner the existing historic rectory which had to and complete the work as the financing be relocated in order to construct the underground parking for the new complex and Continued from page 28 then moved to a new location on top of the

Pezzuco Renovates Mercantile Block Durkee, Brown, Viveiros, Werenfels Architect

Providence, RI – AS220, a nonprofit developer of space for artists to live and work in Providence, recently completed renovation to the 52,000sf, four-story Mercantile Block to create 22 units of affordable apartments for artists and 11 work studios. Project team included Mercantile Block, LLC of Providence, owner; Pezzuco Construction, Inc. of Cranston, general contractor; and the Durkee, Brown, Viveiros, Werenfels of Providence, architect. Like its recently completed neighbor, the Dreyfus, the Mercantile Block will be a place where artists live, work, and collaborate. A public access print shop and restored street-level retail spaces will provide opportunities to create, display, and sell artwork. It is also the new home to the Fab Lab, a computer fabrication and technology collaboration between AS220 and MIT. The rehabilitation incorporated many sustainable design elements, such as natural daylighting, low-consumption plumbing fixtures, insulated windows, reflective roof membrane, and recycled building materials. AS220’s adaptive reuse of the historic Mercantile Block provides for a vibrant mix of live and work studios, arts related offices, and one-of-a kind, local retail and

commercial spaces. Especially noteworthy is the effort to revitalize Martha Street. Original building openings have been uncovered and restored, creating a beautiful and highly functional set of entrances, replete with glass sidelights, transoms, and storefronts. Once regarded as a “back alley,” Martha Street has been transformed into a vibrant pedestrian way, greatly animating the neighborhood and enhancing safety. Located in the heart of historic downtown Providence, the century-old Mercantile boasts numerous architectural features with historical significance that are being restored to a high quality, including original cast iron columns that can be found in many of the building’s residential studios on the third and fourth floors. Studios range in size from 690sf to 880sf, and are priced from $640 to $1,125 per month Rent includes Internet access, gas, water, and sewer. The Building offers laundry room, elevator, and bicycle storage. The Mercantile’s second floor will house the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities and College Visions, a college access program. AS220’s Lab and Print Shop will be located on both the first and second floors. And best of all, the basement will be fitted with three music rehearsal studios, available for rent to local musicians.

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High-Profile Focus: Restoration/Renovation Facilities Development News

Springfield College Wins Award SMMA Teams up with Erland

Springfield, MA - The new Richard B. Flynn Campus Union is a beautiful new centerpiece building for Springfield College and a project that SMMA is proud to add to its portfolio. Erland’s team worked expertly with architects and engineers to accomplish all major goals without any negative impact to the project

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cost or schedule. The college had a very specific vision for this new campus union, and, thanks to Erland’s strong relationships, institutional knowledge, and input durElevation for the North Scituate Public Library in R.I. ing preconstruction and North Scituate, RI - E.W. Burman, needed space for children’s story times. construction, the entire New offices will also be created for Inc. is under way with an addition and renteam was able to achieve ovation project at the North Scituate Public the director and bookmaker, creating more that vision. area for periodicals and media. Library. A newly designed circulation desk Construction includes 6,038sf of Richard B. Flynn renovations to the original building and the creates a pleasant foot traffic flow within Campus Union the facility, enhancing the center’s floor construction of a 2,000sf addition. This will expand the building plan. This winter season is one of the most for a public program that is open to all community members, from toddlers to unrelenting winters the Northeast has seen in a long time. However, tremendous snowSCITUAT The drawings for this design-build/ seniors. NORTH The new addition provides the faciland frigid temperatures have not put the Greenville R 606 West CM project will be prepared by Vision 3 ity with a new main entrance to the east project behind schedule. The library is Architects of Providence. ADDITION & REN elevation allowing the community access scheduled for completion in June of 2011. The renovations will convert over 10 private physician offices into a family from the adjacent street as well D health center, behavioral health services, a 650sf meeting room for the E.W. B public. and methadone addiction treatment center. ground To keep up with the techThe project is expected to begin in renovatio nological needs of the 21st cenlate spring. Scituate P tury, a new children’s audio and visual area will be created. This area will allow the children acAll stories archived at cess to state-of-the-art computers and equipment. www.high-profile.com A renovated children’s 8:01 AM Page 1 services room allocates the o n s t rrenovations u c t i o n i n c l u d e d of acce ss to state-of-the-ar ts Interior plansCfor library

Autiello to Renovate Medical Center

Fall River, MA - A. Autiello Construction Co. Inc. of Cranston, RI has been selected by SSTAR Family Health Care Center of Fall River to renovate an existing 122,000sf medical office building on the campus of St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. The contractor worked with SSTAR to develop the scope of work based on recently received grants.

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The Library, built in 1925, originally a classic style featuring a symmetrical layout around a central e n t r a n c e necessitated updating. The main challenge for this project is to preserve and revive the use of the original building into a vibrant and thriving public library for the 21st centur y and beyond while retaining its historic charm with an addition that supports it in function, purpose, scale and design.


6,038sf of renovations to the or iginal building and t he constr uction of a 2,000sf addition. The chance to expand the building for a public program that is open to all community members, from toddlers to seniors, gives the the opportunity for all citizens to rediscover and appreciate their shared heritage. The new addition provides the facility with a new main entrance to the east elevation allowing the community accessible access from the adjacent street as well a 650 sf meeting room for the public.

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A renovated children's services room allocates the needed space for children’s story times. New offices were created for the the director and bookmaker, creating more area for periodicals and media. A newly designed circulation desk creates a pleasant flow within the facility, enhancing the center’s floor plan. E.W. Burman encountered one of the most unrelenting winters the Northeast has seen in a long time. However, tremendous snow and frigid temperatures have not put this project behind schedule.

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High-Profile Cover Story: Old Salem Jail Renovation


Old Salem Jail Conversion Turns Eyesore into Gem

Finegold Alexander Design Architect - Metric Construction General Contractor

alem, MA - The Old Salem Jail Complex was granted to the city of Salem by the commonwealth of Massachusetts after a federal judge declared the building unfit for habitation in 1991. At the time it was the oldest jail in continuous operation in the country. Following closure, the jail languished for two decades as a blighted site in the middle of Salem. The complex was overgrown and surrounded by razor wire topped fencing, the carriage house was dilapidated, and all structures had missing windows and doors. Vandalism and a fire contributed to making the complex an eyesore that decreased neighborhood property values and inhibited adjacent development. The Massachusetts Historical Commission, local preservation groups, the Salem Redevelopment Authority, as well as those at City Hall, had long understood that the blight of the property could and should be addressed through preservation and rehabilitation activities. They sought a development entity with the skill and technical expertise that could match these goals. Following a public selection process, New Boston Ventures­ (Boston developers David Goldman and Dennis Kanin) and Finegold Alexander (Boston-based architects known as pioneers of the adaptive use movement. were designated the development team in 2005. The development team joined up with general contractor Metric Construction of Brighton to restore the three-building historic jail complex and adapt it for residential

Entrance lobby and mixed use. Plans were laid for a luxury mixed-use complex, and the project moved along the development trajectory. In 2008 the project was challenged by the recession. The team responded by switching strategies. Financing and implementation required significant nimbleness on the part of the project team. Bolstered by powerful civic and political will, the team was able to get it done in a strained financial

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climate. By developing the site as rentable apartments that are eligible for condo conversion in five years, they secured alternative financing via State and Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits. This quick action allowed the project to continue apace and capture the political momentum to turn the property around. Epsilon Associates was engaged to prepare the required historic tax credit ap-

plication documents and to assist with negotiations with the National Park Service and the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the respective regulatory agencies responsible for administering the Federal and State Historic Tax Credit Programs. The Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program has made a significant contribution across the state and has resulted in job creation and new housing, and has spurred economic development in depressed cities and towns. Combined with traditional financing, tax credit programs made all the difference for the Salem Jail project, but the challenges were significant. It is extremely difficult to adapt this building type. Jails are an unusual project for historic tax credits because they are hard to modernize while still complying with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. The design team took advantage of the inherent characteristics of the historic Jail and Jail Keeper’s house — renamed The Bryant and The McIntire, after the buildings’ original architects, Gridley Bryant and Samuel McIntire. The Carriage House could not be rehabilitated and was instead replaced with a 1,350sf new building that used the original footprint, massing, and exterior detailing of Continued on next page

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High-Profile Cover Story: Old Salem Jail Renovation

Exterior before rehabilitation

Exterior after rehabilitation

Continued from previous page the original barn. It now houses a freestanding two-bedroom unit. The Bryant units benefit from high ceilings, 14-foot-tall windows, and walls of exposed brick and granite. The McIntire had been gutted by a 1999 fire, allowing the design team freedom to intervene with 21st century interiors within the historic fabric. Throughout, the synergistic mix of old and new is evident. The revitalized complex fronts onto a landscaped courtyard with view corridors terminating at the original entries of the historic structures. The courtyard provides drop-off access, loading and pedestrian circulation, gardens, and permeable hardscape. Adapting existing buildings is an environmentally responsible activity and one that values the embodied energy in the materials as well as the social and cultural role the structures have played and can continue to play in the life of a community. Near public transit and the city’s retail commercial center, reuse of this once vacant and abandoned property contributes to density and the ongoing revitalization of the downtown area. Other green aspects of the rehabilitation include: efficient natural gas heating and cooling systems; a high-performance envelope with well-insulated walls and roof as well as double-paned, Low-E, argon-filled insulating windows; and repurposing materials on-site (e.g. granite floor slabs were retained and reused throughout the public spaces of the jail and as landscape pavers throughout the site). All appliances are Energy-Star rat-

Interior of unit — kitchen and living space ed for reduced energy consumption. There has been a great deal of interest in the success of this project from community and municipal leaders. The complex includes affordable units and offers a further link to the city’s creative community along with other benefits stemming from this project, not the least of which is valuing and rehabilitating a historic structure and community asset for renewed use. The fact the project was completed with a high level of quality and has reached market success in a very challenging economic environment speaks to the team effort and spirit of cooperation between the city, New Boston

Project Team for Old Salem Jail

Developer - New Boston Ventures Design Architect - Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc. General Contractor - Metric Construction Corporation Historic Consultant - Epsilon Associates Preservation Technology Consultant - David Hart Landscape Architect - Gray Architects MEP, FP Engineer - BLW Engineers, Inc. Structural Engineer - Weidlinger Associates, Inc. Civil Engineer - H.W. Moore Associates, Inc. Survey - Hancock Associates GeoTech - McPhail Associates

Ventures, Finegold Alexander, and Metric Construction. The project knitted together and enhanced various aspects of the site—history and culture, built and natural environment, economic and social stability—to contribute to the city’s interest in being a livable community. The project created 23 units with views of the North River, a landscaped open space, parking on-site, and easy access to the downtown recreation and commercial district. At the groundbreaking ceremony for the project, State Rep. John Keenan, who had worked as a guard at the jail as a young man, declared it “a glorious moment for the City…” At an Open House in April, 3,000 people arrived to see the rehabilitated complex, and soon after units were occupied. A recent tenant party attended by design team members (who are also Salem residents) revealed a community that is already tightknit with keys shared and pot-lucks organized. A gathering, at the on-site restaurant, of former jailers was also recently reported in the local newspaper; further evidence of the community-making benefits of the restoration of the Jail. 50 Saint Peter Street has won two national awards, is home to young families and empty nesters alike and is a positive contributor, to the built fabric in Salem. Dan Ricciarelli is an associate at Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc; Doug Kelleher is a senior consultant at Epsilon Associates, Inc.; both are Salem residents.


About Metric Construction

With thirty years of experience, Metric Construction prides itself on being a leader in historic renovation capabilities across New England – from Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood to old mill conversions. Construction on the project began in 2009 and consists of 23 apartments and a new restaurant. Various materials from the existing building were recycled and repurposed. The Salem Jail project demonstrates Metric’s significant experience in replicating finishes, restoring masonry, and replacing structure. They work extensively with historians to preserve the history of a building, and in the case of the Salem Jail, devised new structural elements to demolish the cell block, while maintaining the exterior shell of the building in order to ensure authenticity. Significant attention was paid to modern elements such as using custom aluminum windows, all the while making sure that they blended in with the existing architecture of the building. In 2009 Metric converted a 207,000sf mill into 150 loft-style units in Providence, Rhode Island. Greystone was selected as the “2009 Rhody Award for Historic Preservation” recipient by Preserve Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission.

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High-Profile Focus: Restoration/Renovation Facilities Development News

Abbot Restores Bentley Dorm RMX Northeast Engineer/Consulant

Boston, MA - Abbot Building Restoration Company, Inc. of Boston recently completed a restoration project on the east wall at Collins Hall, a six-story brick student dormitory building on the campus of Bentley University, Waltham. Working in conjunction with the engineering consulting firm RMX Northeast of Milford, Abbot removed the bricks along the concrete slab of each floor, installed new flashing to redirect rainwater out of the cavity between the interior and exterior widths of brick, and installed new bricks to match the existing brickwork on the building. Significantly, as the project was initiated in mid-August, Abbot was able to mobilize its resources to meet the tight construction schedule required to complete the repairs before the students returned to school in early September.

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Bilt-Rite — Olmsted Green

Boston - Bilt-Rite has reported that recent construction of the $11.1 million rental housing component at Olmsted Green in Dorchester continues to yield successful results for both the owner and the community it serves. As in Phase 1, Bilt-Rite Construction delivered on the measurable financial goals of substantial shared owner savings, while achieving substantial completion 36 days ahead of schedule. The project included the construction of a three-story residential style wood

frame building (50 units), containing eight one-bedroom units, 34 two-bedroom units, and eight three-bedroom units for rental use. Additionally, 33 parking spaces and site improvements were constructed. One of the main challenges of the project was the poor soil conditions encountered at some areas of the site. The team worked together to ensure that all unsuitable materials were removed, new soils brought in and compacted properly while keeping costs and time at a minimum.

Replacing Antique Window Glass

by Jen Miret Owners of historic buildings and restoration experts take great pride in antique window glass. With its occasional wave, bubble, and characteristic imperfections, it testifies to the history of an old structure, exuding the charm and character of by-gone days. The making of window glass beJen Miret gan in the 7th century with the development of mouthblown Crown glass. The 11th century saw the invention of the Cylinder glass method of producing mouth-blown antique window glass, first developed in Germany. Today, Cylinder and Crown glass are two types of authentic, mouthblown antique window glass found in fine American buildings built from the 17th to early 20th centuries. When old window glass is broken or damaged, building owners and restoration professionals often go to great lengths to find a perfect match in order to preserve the historical integrity of a building. Finding the right glass can pose a significant challenge, considering the relatively widespread production of antique window glass ended after the invention of the first mechanical method for “drawing” glass, to be later followed by today’s ubiquitous “float” glass. Window glass salvaged from another old building can be one replacement option. However, it can often be challenging to find it, remove it from its old frame, cut it to the required size, and clean it. An excellent alternative is to purchase cut-to-size “new antique” window glass made today utilizing the same techniques and tools used to make mouth-blown glass centuries ago. Authentic Restoration Glass, produced at Germany’s Glashütte Lam-

berts, is crafted by skilled glass masters. The factory has preserved the mouthblown production methods through generations, guaranteeing the historic accuracy of this glass. As a testament to its authenticity, Restoration Glass is found in our country’s most prestigious restorations, including the White House, George Washington’s Mount Vernon home, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. To match precisely the original structure’s time period or the desired glass appearance, building owners and facilities managers can select one of two varieties of Restoration Glass – “Full” or “Light.” Full Restoration Glass is more distorting and accurately represents antique window glass made in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its distinct, somewhat “wavy” appearance makes it an excellent choice for colonial-style windows. Light Restoration Glass is less distorting and is an excellent match for glass found in structures built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its slight distortion is more pronounced when viewed from a distance, in reflected light, and over a large area, making it ideal for use in windows and doors. If uncertain about the appropriate amount of distortion, professionals can request samples from Bendheim or send a piece of the original glass to the company to determine the best possible match. “New antique” window glass offers additional advantages by blending historically accurate aesthetics with modern capabilities and standards. Today, Restoration Glass can be laminated with a special resin interlayer to provide an impact-resistant safety glass, which will remain in place if broken, as well as provide enhanced sound control. Current building codes require safety glass to be installed in doors and sidelites, among others. Jen Miret is a Communications Manager with Bendheim.

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became available. The redevelopment of this vacant campus has become the cornerstone in the revitalization of the neighborhood and fits into its surroundings like it has always been there. The $1.8 million Roxbury project involved the complete gut renovation and reconfiguration of an existing historic rooming house into high efficiency single room occupancy units complete with their own bathrooms. The private bathrooms with three color random patterns at all the ceramic tile bathroom floors separate this SRO from many other existing units available. The interior of the building is entirely new except for the restored fireplace mantels, main stair rails and detailed wood trim in some of the rooms which add to the character of the building. The entire exterior envelope was restored to its original character retaining the ornate


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High-Profile Feature: Tyco Valves & Controls


ansfield, MA - Dacon Corporation, Tyco Flow Control, Diversified Project Management, Inc., the town of Mansfield officials, and ISO Tyco associates and retirees recently celebrated the ribbon cutting of Tyco Valves & Controls’ state-of-the-art $25 million Advanced Nuclear Testing & Development Facility in Mansfield. Tyco Flow Control is a unit of Tyco International Ltd. focused on valves and controls for water and environmental systems. This facility is located in the Mansfield Industrial Park at interstates 495 and 95. According to officials at Tyco Flow Control, the new facility is intended to “help meet the world’s growing nuclear power generation needs.” One of the largest testing facilities of its type in the world, the facility encompasses 118,000sf, in which nuclear design and engineering firms can develop and test critical safetyrelated valves and controls used by largescale reactors. With more than 300 locations worldwide, Tyco Flow Control has more than 15,000 employees. Among its customers in the nuclear power field are some of the industry’s largest nuclear reactor manufacturers, including AREVA and Westinghouse, according to officials. Tyco Flow’s parent, Tyco International, is based in Switzerland. Dacon Corporation, the NatickContinued on next page

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High-Profile Feature: Tyco Valves & Controls Continued from previous page based design-build construction management company, completed the project on time and under budget. Dacon worked closely with the Tyco team for nine years as the preconstruction project manager on a number of potential relocation options before Tyco moved to Mansfield, vacating an early 1900s facility in Wrentham. The full building renovation included a new roof, reworked site package, new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems throughout the facility, mechanical process pits, process separation walls and mezzanines, new lighting, floor finishing, and 24,000sf of corporate office. Diversified Project Management, Inc. served as Tyco’s owner’s representative and move consultant. Vanderweil Engineers provided engineering and installation of the high-pressure steam process systems. Broker Steve Clancy of CB Richard Ellis, Inc. represented Lincoln Property Company in the sale of the building to Tyco.

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High-Profile Focus: Restoration/Renovation Facilities Development News

Colantonio Upgrades Community Ctr. Dinneen to Renovate College Dorms

Roxbury, MA – Colantonio, Inc. is well into its $3.3 million, 32,000sf renovation of the John A. Shelburne Community Center. Designed by Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc., the project calls for all-new energy-efficient heating, air conditioning, and electrical equipment. All plumbing fixtures are being removed and replaced with ADA compliant fixtures. New flooring, ceramic file, acoustical ceilings, and aluminum storefronts are being installed, in addition to a fire protection system. The hydraulic elevator is also being modernized. The work is being phased to allow John A. Shelburne Community Center the Community Center to continue its gym will start. The areas completed in the operations. The after-school programs and bas- first phase will then house the after-school ketball leagues will be held during the win- program. Completion of the project is schedter months. Once the basketball leagues complete their season, the renovation in the uled for July 2011.

Project Team for Shelburne Community Center General Contractor - Colantonio Inc. Architect - Bargmann Hendrie & Archetype Inc. Demolition - Concord Building Services Roofing - Titan Roofing HVAC - P.J. Kennedy & Sons Electrical - Richard T. Losordo Electrical

The brick buildings are fine examples of the Queen Anne style. Northampton MA - R E Dinneen Architects & Planners, Inc. was awarded the commission to renovate and update Morris & Lawrence House dormitories at Smith College. These sister houses were built in 1891 and are named for two alumnae–Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence and Kate Morris. The brick buildings are fine examples of the Queen Anne style and are marked by handsome architectural proportions and details. The renovations are ecologically sensitive and include re-pointing of brick, new historically accurate windows, and the addition of a well integrated handicapped front entrance. The interior was reconfigured to include handicapped rooms on the first floor, redesigned common areas, new bathrooms, and all new finishes throughout. The electrical service was upgraded, and all existing building lighting and room

Interior view of sitting room. lights were replaced with energy efficient T-5 fixtures. A new central air supply system was installed using an air-to-air heat recovery ventilator. The existing cast iron radiators were removed and replaced with a low temperature hot water heating system. A DDC energy management system was extended to the building with such features as thermal graphics, maintenance screening, and individual room controls. The project team included Aquadro & Cerruti, Inc., general contractor; Ryan Hellwig, PE structural engineer and Lindgren & Sharples, PC, MEP/FP engineers.

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High-Profile Focus: Restoration/Renovation Facilities Development News

Colantonio Updates Apartments

Brookline, MA – Colantonio, Inc. is deep into its $6 million renovation of the Trustman Apartments for the Brookline Housing Authority. Teamed up with architect Powers and Company of South Boston, the firm is updating the kitchen, heating, and security system for 84 units — all while fully occupied. Each unit is receiving new kitchen counters, cabinets, flooring, and appliances. A forced hot water The Trustman Apartments are undergoing heating system will replace major renovation. the electric baseboard sysSince the work is done while resitem. The fire alarm system dents are living in the units, it must be is also being pgraded. Four units will become handicapped scheduled between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., accessible, complete with ADA approved and each unit is left fully functioning at the appliances, upgraded bathrooms, and en- end of each work day. The project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2011. trance ramps.

Project Team for Trustman Apartments General Contractor - Colantonio Inc. Architect - Powers & Co. Owner - Brookline Housing Authority Roofing - Rockwell Roofing Inc. Demolition - Concord Building Services HVAC - Araujo Bros. Plumbing & Heating Masonry - NER Construction Electrical - Mello Electric

Colantonio Renovates Vo-Tech

Rendering of the new Life Sciences Center at the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School Billerica, MA – Colantonio, Inc. has started work on the new Life Sciences Center at the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School. KBA Architects / Knight, Bagge & Anderson, Inc. of Charlestown is the architect of this $3.3 million renovation and addition project. The space currently occupied by the

school’s diesel and automotive programs will be renovated to accommodate new instructional space for the expanded health/ life science curriculum. The new space features health, x-ray, medical and dental labs, new bathrooms and a new entry way. Construction of the 9,400sf project is scheduled for completion in July.

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February, 2011


High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

HMFH Completes Schools

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Cambridge, MA - HMFH Architects announced that it has completed the new $24 million, 105,000sf Boston Renaissance Charter Public School (BRCPS) in Hyde Park and the 82,000sf Rashi School in Dedham. Located on six acres in the Hyde Park section of Boston, BRCPS is a mix of renovated buildings and new construction and is home to the largest elementary school in Boston, serving 1,100 students from 10 city neighborhoods from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade. HMFH’s design for the school included the renovation of an existing, threestory mill building and warehouse, as well as a new 20,000sf addition that connects the two buildings. The mill building is now a state-of-the-art classroom facility, and the warehouse building houses a multimedia center, as well as an interconnected complex of gymnasium, cafeteria, music

classrooms, and dance studios that can be transformed into a single, all-school performance space. The connecting addition contains a new administrative wing, K1 wing, and support facilities. The project was built by the Suffolk Construction’s specialized education construction group, Suffolk Education, in conjunction with Janey Construction Management & Consulting. The Rashi School is a Reform Jewish Independent School and home to 300 students in grades K-8. Relocated from Newton to a 166acre multigenerational campus shared with Hebrew SeniorLife’s NewBridge on the Charles commu-

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nity, the new Rashi School was designed for high performance sustainability and is expected to earn LEED Silver Certification for Schools. The new building features modern classrooms with interactive white boards, wireless Internet, and abundant daylight. In addition, students now enjoy dedicated science, music, and art classrooms, along with a multiuse media center and gymnasium. The building’s layout is a reflection of the school’s mission to knit academic achievement with community involvement and service. A central corridor connects the two academic wings with the

non-academic spaces. These shared spaces, including the gym, auditorium, Beit Midrash—a room dedicated to prayer and religious study— and dining commons are used daily by students and are made available to the larger community, including NewBridge residents, for special events. Outdoors, the school boasts sports fields, two playgrounds, outdoor classroom, and assembly space. Construction was provided by Suffolk Education, a Suffolk Construction team that specializes in managing construction projects in the education sector.

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February, 2011


High-Profile: Awards

AIAri Awards LLB Architects

Providence, RI - LLB Architects was recently awarded two AIAri design awards for its work on the J. Walter Wilson Building at Brown University and the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. The J. Walter Wilson Building was selected for a Merit Award in Adaptive Reuse/Renovation. The original 1962 building and subsequent 1981 addition were revitalized from a former laboratory into a vibrant communications hub, consolidating 11 different administrative and student service departments into one central building. The new entry and glass tower allow building inhabitants and the campus community to visually and physically connect with each other.

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The Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences was granted a Merit Award in the Educational/Institutional category. With a submission by the design architect Payette, LLB was credited as associate architect for the new CBLS building at URI, a vital asset to the future growth of the University.

Boston - Payette announced that four of its projects have been recognized with Awards for Design Excellence by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA). The firm was credited with one Honor and three Merit Awards in the 2010 competition that evaluates Massachusetts buildings and architects, winning four of the 20 awards given out this year. In addition, the firm was notified that its Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences building at the University of Rhode Island was recognized as a Merit Award winner by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Rhode Island chapter. Of the four firm projects recognized, Payette received an Honor Award for Design Excellence for the Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building at the LamontDoherty Earth Observatory of Columbia

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Saxonville Mills Gets Solar

Munro Expands Solar Services

Raynham, MA – Munro Distributing Company Inc. announced expansion of their product line to include solar thermal / solar hot water. Munro Distributing offers a variety of photovoltaic solar energy components including modules, racking systems and inverters, and will now begin to design and supply residential and commercial solar hot water systems via SunTrac’s solar thermal panels. Solar thermal panels are used to generate solar energy into thermal energy, or heat. SunTrac’s solar hot water panels are the most efficient panel in the solar hot

Framingham, MA - The past meets the future at historic Saxonville Mills in Framingham as Creative Development Co., SolarFlair Energy, Inc. and Brookline Bank team up to install a 498KW PV solar energy system. Saxonville Mills, originally built in 1884 as a textile mill, was remodeled into commercial building space during the 1970s. The mill is host to a wide range of tenants including high-tech, retail and studio artists. Now Creative Development Co., owner of Saxonville Mills, is updating the 19th century buildings with 21st century technology to generate electricity using renewable energy from the sun.

water industry and are designed to be an alternative to evacuated tube collectors for commercial and industrial customers who require hot water between 140°F and 250°F. “By extending our services into the solar hot water industry, we are providing our customers with an additional avenue to hedge escalating energy costs while promoting sustainability,” said Glenn Maltais, director of Munro’s Solar Division. “With the rapid return on investment that solar provides, we can now further the objectives of energy conscious entities large and small.”

The solar electric system will consist of 1,780 panels from Suntech and two Solectria SGI250 inverters. SolarFlair Energy, a Framingham based company, will design and install the turn-key system. The solar panels will be mounted on three of the mill’s nine buildings. Upon completion, this will be the largest solar energy installation in the Framingham area. Each year approximately 391,000 pounds of CO2 will be offset by this renewable energy system. This much clean energy is the equivalent of planting 889 trees, flying 30,500 miles in an airplane, or driving 18,867 miles in an SUV each year.


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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News Green Design: New Construction vs. Renovation

Following are excerpts from an ar- systems that provide guidance on how to ticle by Daniel P. Perruzzi, Jr., AIA, LEED adopt green-design measures; they also obAP published in Buildings Magazine. jectively measure compliance levels. Those of us within the architectural All of the LEED rating systems are community are becoming very familiar with built around six categories. Within each making a case for green design. A project category are specific measures that a projthat’s been designed with green principles ect must accomplish to achieve a point in in mind will consume less energy, can pro- that rating system. vide a healthier indoor environment for its • The Sustainable Sites category occupants, and should cost only slightly identifies opportunities for public transpormore than a comparable project designed tation access, encouraging alternate transwithout green-design principles. portation means, managing stormwater, In making the case, there is a wide minimizing light pollution, and reducing range of supporting data suggesting that heat islands. green-design mea• The Water EffiA project that’s been designed with ciency category contains sures are effective at increasing the green principles in mind will consume measures for reducing health and job sat- less energy and can provide a healthier water consumption in isfaction of work- indoor environment the landscape and withers, and that this in a building. generally leads to greater productivity and • Energy & Atmosphere is primarless sick days and other lost time. In ad- ily concerned with the efficient design of dition, green-design principles are being HVAC systems and measures to establish rapidly accepted by local, state, and federal and maintain critical performance guideagencies, and by major US corporations. lines for those systems. Owners of new developments who employ • Materials & Resources focuses on green design are using it as a strategy to minimizing construction waste, diverting separate their properties from their non- waste away from landfills and into recygreen competition. cling centers, and encouraging the use of A recent article by Charles Lockwood locally available materials. This category in Harvard Business Review compares the also awards points for the use of recycledimpact of the green-design revolution with content materials, as well as materials deearlier innovations, such as the elevator rived from rapidly renewable resources. and air-conditioning. Owners of existing • Indoor Environmental Quality properties, in addition to those developing awards points for using low-emitting manew construction projects, are beginning to terials, providing daylight and views, and assess the greenness of their buildings and implementing an IAQ management plan. plan improvements to bring them into comEditors note: For the complete pliance with green standards. article visit http://www.mp-architects.com/ The US Green Building Council’s news_feature.php. LEED program consists of several rating

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Bioengineering Provides Expertise for DOD

Salem, MA - As federal agencies move toward sustainability, the Department of Defense (DOD) faces some of the highest hurdles, as well as the greatest potential rewards. The single largest energy user in the US, the DOD has a large opportunity to save money, and also to serve as a full-scale proving ground for new technologies that combine building energy efficiency with energy recovery and renewable energy generation to improve energy independence and security. The DOD has turned to Bioengineering Group to provide expertise for energy management training. The new energy efficiency initiative requires that facilities become energy efficient by looking at various energy conservation measures, and energy auditors be familiar with the new technologies, experienced with government approved methodologies, and hold appropriate third-party certification. Much confusion exists about rapidly evolving mandates governing LEED green building standards, Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings, net-zero energy usage for new or majorly renovated buildings, and other directives. At a recent US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), North Atlantic Division (NAD) Sustainable Energy Confer-

ence, Al Hurt, Bioengineering Group’s vice president of sustainable energy innovation, with national recognition, was a plenary speaker where he reviewed new technologies, case studies, and best practices. H. Farrell McMillan, chief, Construction/Operations Division of the USACE New England District, stated, “One of my goals for the conference was to initiate discussions to improve energy efficiency for NAD Operations, projects, facilities, and military construction customers. Al’s facilitation and panel participation not only provided insight into integration of industry and government sustainable engineering knowledge, but generated thought-provoking discussions with our conference audience.” Bioengineering Group also directly supports the Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School’s Environmental Education & Training Division. The web-based training program is available to attendees at Naval centers across the world. The “Sustainability Awareness Training program provided by the Bioengineering Group consists of two courses: Sustainability and You: Facilities and Installation - Policy to Practice,” and “Sustainability and You: Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) and High Performance Building - Policy to Practice.”

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High-Profile: Multi-Residential Facilities Development News

Pro Con Completes Apt. Community Rosemont Sq Clubhouse Completed ProCon CM, Davis Square Architects

Stoughton, MA – Pro Con, Inc of Manchester, N.H. (PCI) recently completed the final phase of Alta at Indian Woods, a new residential apartment community on Stagecoach Road in Stoughton, MA. Wood Partners, a national apartment real estate firm with local offices in Concord, was the developer, and PCI was the architect and general contractor for the $13.5 million design-build project.

View of living area upgraded flooring, and high-speed Internet and cable-ready access. The community’s common areas are professionally landscaped and offer outdoor amenity areas including seating and gas grilles. The community’s club house features a great room with a kitchen for entertaining and a fitness room with high-end exercise equipment and machines. The community’s administrative and leasing offices are located The club house features a great room with a on site. kitchen and a fitness room. As part of the project, Pro Con The 154-apartment community of- Inc. managed extensive sitework including fers one- and two-bedroom units and one- utility infrastructure, roadways, drainage, bedroom units with dens. The apartments, and landscaping. Sitework for the projranging from 710sf to 1,041sf with various ect began in February 2010, and Pro Con design configurations, are located in three scheduled a phased completion of the projfour-story garden-style buildings. The ect; the first building was completed in Deapartments feature ample kitchens, full- cember 2010 and second and third buildsize washers and dryers, walk-in closets, ings were completed in January 2011.

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Rosemont Square’s new clubhouse Randolph, MA – Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. has completed Rosemont Square’s new clubhouse located at 99 Chestnut West in Randolph. Pro Con Inc. built the new clubhouse and an outdoor pool for the residential community, which is managed by Beacon Communities of Boston. Davis Square Architects of Somerville, Mass. was the architect for the Rosemont Square clubhouse and, Shantec Consulting of Boston was the landscape architect. The new 3600sf clubhouse features a state-of-the-art fitness room with rubber

flooring and a juice bar, restrooms, and Rosemont Square’s administrative offices. The clubhouse is centrally located on the garden-style apartment community’s 38 acres. As part of the project, Pro Con Inc replaced an existing outdoor swimming pool with a new 30 x 40 foot outdoor pool with extensive decking. The project scope included additional parking, drainage, lighting, and extensive landscaping. Pro Con Inc. began work on the project in August and completed the project in December 2010.

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February, 2011


High-Profile: Awards

Towers|Golde’s Earns Award

CTASLA Award Winners New Haven, CT - The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) has announced the winners of its annual Connecticut Design Awards competition. CTASLA conducts the Connecticut Design Awards each year to recognize excellence in landscape architectural design, planning and analysis, communication and research. Winners of the 2010 Connecticut Design Awards competition, announced at the chapter’s annual meeting in December, include:

The Betty Ruth & Milton B. Hollander Healing Garden New Haven, CT - Towers|Golde, landscape architects and site planners of New Haven, has been recognized with a design award from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The firm received a Merit Award for the Betty Ruth & Milton B. Hollander Healing Garden at Smilow Cancer Hospital

at Yale-New Haven, a naturalistic, outdoor space for renewal, contemplation or intimate conversation. Richly detailed materials and lush plantings define a sequence of gracious spaces offering a quiet retreat for the exclusive use of patients, their families, and care-providers in this innovative seventh floor rooftop healing garden.

Landscape Architectural Design - Municipal/Public Spaces Kent + Frost, LLC (Mystic), Award of Excellence for Hygenic Art Park (New London) Richard Bergmann Architects (New Canaan), Merit Award for Children’s A*Mazing Mathematical Puzzle as a Part of Irwin Park (New Canaan) Landscape Architectural Design - Corporate/Institutional Towers|Golde, LLC (New Haven), Merit Award for Betty Ruth & Milton B. Hollander Healing Garden/ Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven (New Haven) Wesley Stout Associates (New Canaan), Merit Award for Plane Geometry (Greenwich) Landscape Architectural Design - Residential Devore Associates, LLC (Fair-

field), Honor Award for Swan Pond (Darien) Anne Penniman Associates, LLC (Essex), Merit Award for Ocean Front House (Westerly, RI) Landscape Architectural Planning and Analysis LADA, P.C. Land Planners (Simsbury), Honor Award for The Route 6 Hop River Corridor Master Plan (Bolton, Coventry, Andover and Columbia) Landscape Architectural Research Kristin Schwab, University of Connecticut (Mansfield/Storrs), Merit Award for Sustainable Site Design: Criteria, Process & Case Studies for Integrating Site & Region in Landscape Design (Book)

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Lerner Ladds + Bartels has recently completed bid documents for a new student housing project at the University of Rhode Island. The Hillside Residence Hall includes 429 beds, multipurpose spaces, offices of residential life, and classrooms to support both living and learning. The project will begin construction early in 2011.


February, 2011


High-Profile: People

TRO Jung|Brannen Promotions

Boston - TRO Jung|Brannen, a leading international architecture, engineering, interior design and master planning firm, announced the promotion of 13 employees to associate principal, senior associate, and Bliss associate. The following individuals were named associate principal: Kelly Bliss, SPHR; Richard Curtiss AIA, LEED AP; Alison Faecher IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP; Keith Garratt, MBA, LEED AP; and, Brian McKenna, AIA, CSI CCCA, LEED AP. The following individuals were named senior associate: Anna Mancini NCIDQ LEED ID+C; Scott Mueller, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP; Tom Susko AIA, NCARB, LEED AP; and, Nick Votaw, PE, LEED AP. The following individuals were named associate: Erin Hofer-Shall,

Nitsch Names Brothers President and CEO



Boston - Nitsch Engineerplan has always been for ing announced that Lisa BrothLisa to take leadership of the ers, PE, LEED AP BD+C, is now company, and this transition president and CEO of the comis an important milestone for pany, moving up from her role as our company’s future.” vice president and COO. As president, Brothers Judith Nitsch, PE, LEED will focus on growth while AP BD+C, will now serve as maintaining the company’s founding principal and chairman commitment to serving the of the board, and will continue needs of clients and associLisa Brothers to work full-time, focusing on ates. She has over 26 years client relations and business of experience in the design, development. construction, and management of road“Lisa and I have worked side-by- way, site development, and infrastrucside for more than 20 years with a shared ture-related projects. vision for our business,” said Nitsch. “Our



Smith Joins Environments at Work

NCIDQ; Keith Jones, AIA, NCARB, LEED Boston - Environments at AP; Andrea Kerr, AIA; and Keng Liu, AIA, Work, New England’s premier NCARB, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP. Haworth office furniture dealer, has welcomed Julie-Anne Smith as an interior designer in its Portland, Maine office. Environments at Work is headgoals of ARC. Additionally, he will serve quartered in South Boston. as an all-office resource to employees. In this position, Smith Lyndon DeSalvo has joined the comwill manage the design process pany as an administrative assistant, and from inception to implementaAlysoun Wright, a fourth year architecture tion. She will also promote new student from Northeastern University, will work as a studio intern for six months as part of Northeastern’s co-op program.

ARC Staff Announcemnents

Cambridge, MA - ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge announced that it has hired three people to its growing team of professionals. Christopher Lind joined the firm as the human resources manager and will be responsible for creating, leading, and implementing human resources policies and programs that are aligned with the strategic

Axiom Names Erika Stern

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business and support the architecture and design community. Smith began her career at Haworth as the showroom coordinator where she supervised the design and programming of the Boston showroom renovation. She was also responsible for project coordination with furniture dealerships and architecture and design firms.

Hanover, M - Axiom Architects has named Erika Stern of Duxbury to the position of senior designer. The Indiana native brings a strong background in residential architecture to her new role, where she will play a key role in helping clients with the designs and re-designs of their homes. She will additionally assist the growing firm in the area of business development. Her experience prior to joining

Axiom Architects included working in the Boston area for several firms that focused on diverse types of architecture, including institutional design as well as high-end residential. She brings 14 years of experience in the arena of kitchen design having worked at the prestigious Boston Design Center and then at a high-end custom cabinet center on the South Shore.

Integrated Design Expands Staff

Boston - Integrated Design Group, Inc., an interdisciplinary design firm that specializes in data centers and mission critical facilities, announced the hiring of six new staff members to join both the Boston headquarters and Dallas office. Joining the Boston headquarters are: Michael Collard, AIA, architect/project manager; Eric Gebrian, LEED AP, mechanical designer; Michael Roper, architectural designer; John Sacharewitz, electrical designer; The Dallas office welcomes Eric Song, PE, LEED AP, electrical engineer and Martin Herbert, PE, LEED AP, mechanical engineer. Additionally, Principal Jack McCarthy, PE has relocated to Dallas to lead the office’s growth, along with regional manager, Brad Gray, LEED AP and Tom Ames, LEED AP in Business Development.





February, 2011


High-Profile: People

Acentech Staff Members Certified

Cambridge, MA - Acentech Inc. announced that Benjamin Davenny, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, Jeffrey Fullerton, LEED AP, and Joseph F. Horesco have obtained Board Certification from the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA). Achieving the institutes’s Board Certification requires a high level of technical competency, analogous to a professional engineering registration for acoustical engineering. Davenny is a senior consultant in the firm’s architectural acoustics group. His responsibilities involve architectural and environmental acoustics, and mechanical systems noise and vibration control for a variety of projects concerning healthcare, worship, commercial, and residential buildings. Fullerton is the director of Acentech’s architectural acoustics and mechanical systems group and an acoustician working with various projects involving institutional, commercial and residential facilities. His areas of concentration include architectural acoustics, mechanical systems noise and vibration control, and environmental acoustics.



Horesco is a senior consultant in the firm’s architectural acoustics group, with expertise in architectural acoustics, environmental acoustics, and mechanical system noise and vibration control. His Horesco experience includes providing recommendations for suitable acoustics in critical spaces at new and existing performing arts centers, noise control of mechanical equipment, environmental noise code compliance studies, and employee noise exposure measurements.

TRO Names Jussaume CEO

Boston– TRO Jung|Brannen announced that Mark Jussaume, PE, LEED AP, has been named CEO of the firm. He succeeds Robert Hoye, AIA, LEED AP, who will remain with the company as principal. Jussaume has been with TRO Jung|Brannen for more than 20 years, and has served as COO for eight years. As CEO, he will focus on guiding the firm into its second century of continuous operation, building upon the firm’s international reputation in healthcare, education, commercial, research, and hospitality design.

Cambridge, MA - LDa Architecture & Interiors announced that Peter R. Nobile III, AIA, LEED Faculty and John Day, Associate AIA, LEED AP have been named principals of the firm. In addition, Jayme Kennerknecht, NCIDQ No. 026994,IIDA; Kyle Sheffield, AIA, LEED AP; Dean Hofelich, LEED AP; and Tracy Andrade have been named associates.

“I’m extremely proud of our firm and our many accomplishments,” said Jussaume. “Over my 20 year career with the firm, Bob Hoye and I have had the opJussaume portunity to work closely together to establish a firm built around a relentless commitment to core values and a shared ideology.”


New Haven, CT - Robert Golde, a partner of Towers|Golde, Landscape Architects and Site Planners, of New Haven, has been invited to serve on the board of directors of the ACE Mentor Program of Connecticut, Inc. Golde has been serving as an ACE Mentor since 2008. Brian Bacon, a landscape designer at Towers|Golde, recently joined the New Haven Chapter ACE Program as a mentor as well. This organization, with chapters in five major Connecticut cities, offers a forcredit after-school program that helps high school students explore career opportunities in architecture, construction, and engineering. Mentors, all practicing professionals,



guide their student teams through a range of industry-related learning activities including tours of construction jobsites and professional offices, lectures by expert speakers, and work on a real-world project.

King Joins Jones Lang LaSalle

Boston - Jones Lang LaSalle announced that the firm has bolstered its project and development team with the hiring of Timothy King as vice president, healthcare. King is a veteran of commercial real estate in New England with over 25 years of development and construction experience specializing in the healthcare industry. Since 2004 he was Director of

business development with William A. Berry & Son. In that role he created and successfully executed Berry’s sales plan. His responsibilities included client development and interaction, budget oversight, and associations/trade show management. He led the sales effort for over $1 billion of healthcare construction. Prior to joining Berry, Timothy was with Modern Continental Construction as a business development coordinator.

Two Join Gilbane

Boston – Karen Arpino-Shaffer and Michele Murphy have joined Gilbane Building Co. as senior project executives. Arpino-Shaffer has over 30 years’ experience in design and construction manageArpino ment of complex public transportation projects. Previously she served as transportation client sector leader at SEA Consultants. Prior to that she served as the director of design and construction for the MBTA.

Before joining Gilbane, Murphy ran her own construction consulting firm focusing on higher education. She worked for over 20 years at Shawmut Design and Construction where she held nuMurphy merous roles, including project executive on academic projects and director of business operations. Murphy also served as account manager for Harvard University for over 15 years.

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Boston - McNamara/Salvia, Inc.of Boston has named Charity C. Collier as marketing manager. Collier joined the firm in June 2009 as an executive assistant. She formerly was associated with Elkus Manfredi Architects. The McNamara/Salvia, Inc. team is comprised of over 50 staff members; including 23 registered professional engineers. Kennernkecht

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High-Profile: Calendar



Urban Design Committee Feb 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The Architects Building Chief concerns for the BSA Urban Design Committee include the design review process, the role of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and the future of Boston development and design. We look at specific projects— the redevelopment of City Hall Plaza, the Boston Seaport District redevelopment proposal, Mass Pike air rights— through the lens of urban design and planning. Contact rsvp@architects.org or 617-951-1433 x221 to RSVP by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the meeting. • Visit the BSA booth at the New England Home Show, Feb. 24-27, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston For more information visit http://www. newenglandhomeshows.com/index.html.

The Sustainable Design Institute at the Boston Architectural College Second Session, Spring 2011: March 28 May 20: Environmental Systems - Global Perspectives on Sustainable Design - Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles - Green Residential Remodeling and Renovation - Green Roofs/Green Walls Greening Existing Buildings - Greening the City - High Performance Design and the LEED Rating System - Legal Issues in Sustainable Design: From the Building to the City Scale - Materials, Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality - Residential Energy Modeling - Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking - Sustainable Neighborhoods - Sustainable Transportation - The Economics of Green Building. The Urgent and Hopeful Future of Sustainable Design - The Zero Energy Home: Learn more and register at www.the-bac. edu/green.

ASM Seminar

March 2, 2 - 5 p.m. The Westin Waltham. “Public Bidding 101” seminar. Veteran construction attorneys Joseph Pisarri and Charles Ahern of Corwin & Corwin LLP will provide a comprehensive review of the public bidding laws as they apply to subcontractors, covering the entire process from certification and


prequalification, through bidding, performance and payment. In addition to covering the basics, they will also alert you to common “traps for the unwary,” and help you gain the knowledge you need to succeed in the public marketplace. Apr. 5 Dinner Gala at “The New MFA”! Visit www.associatedsubs.com for more details.


Society for College and University Planning 2011 North Atlantic Regional Conference March 16–18, 2011 UMass Amherst and the Five Colleges Area of Western Mass. Join your colleagues for this exciting face-to-face event where you’ll learn how the “new economic reality” is impacting higher education. • 20 Concurrent Sessions • 4 Toolkit Sessions (NEW!) • 3 Campus Tours • 2 Exciting Plenary Sessions • Great Location! • register now! Scup.org


Business Roundtable The ABC Business Round Table will be held every fourth Tuesday at the ABC Office in Burlington, Mass. Learn and share information about current business topics, while networking with your fellow ABC members. February 22, 8 - 9 a.m - Conservation vs. Cash Hoarding March 22, 8-9:30 - Stop Marketing and Start Prospecting ABC Office, 200 Wheeler Road, Burlington, Mass. For information contact Anne Cucchiara 781-273-0123


International Facility Management Association February 17th - 5:30 - 8 p.m. Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, Cambridge IFMA Boston presents “The Cambridge Innovation Center – Where Companies Go to Grow.” For further information, visit www.ifmaboston.org or call (617) 925-0106.


AGC of Massachusetts Thursday, February 17, 5:30 - 8 p.m. AGC’s Young Contractors Council (YCC) 2011 Technical Series Program - Building Construction Risk – Above and Below Ground AGC’s Young Contractors Council (YCC) in conjunction with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. and Geocomp Corp. present an innovative technical program on Building Construction Risk – Above and Below Ground. The program will offer detailed case studies, practical and effective strategies for managing building envelope construction risk, and sub-surface construction risks. Join us and network with the future leaders of the construction community! For more information: Contact Jodie Zinnazinna@agcmass.org.

February, 2011


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February, 2011



ollowing a public selection process, New Boston Ventures (Boston developers David Goldman and Dennis Kanin) and Finegold Alexander (Boston-based architects known as pioneers of the adaptive use movement) were designated the development team for the Old Salem Jail. The development team joined up with general contractor Metric Construction of Brighton to restore the three building historic jail complex and adapt it for residential and mixed use. Plans were laid for a luxury mixed-use complex, and the project moved along the development trajectory. Read the full story inside...page 26.


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