High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News
Whitney Veigas Academic Sign Projects
Needham, MA Whitney Veigas recently completed architectural signage projects for three academic buildings. The company designs, supplies, and installs interior and exterior architectural signage for academic, institutional, and corporate facilities. For Brandeis University’s new Mandel Center, Whitney Veigas provided a turn-key design-build signage solution. The 35,000sf building, designed by Kallmann McKinnell & Wood, contains lecture halls and faculty offices. Whitney Veigas designed, supplied, and installed signage for the facility under a design-build contract directly with the university. The sign program included interior room identification and wayfinding plaques on frosted glass backers, exterior building identification letters on slate shingles, and metal letters recognizing donors. Whitney Veigas designed the sign program for the North High School in Newton. The 410,000sf public high school was designed by Gund Partnership and Dore & Whittier Architects. The design contract was with Dore & Whittier and consisted of sign design services as well as all supporting drawings, documentation, and specifi-
Portion of Signage for Brandeis University’s new Mandel Center cations. The project consisted of interior ADA and wayfinding signage, an exterior monolith, and panel and post traffic and parking signs. Finally, Whitney Veigas supplied and installed the signs for the Rashi School in Dedham. The new campus for this private K-8 school was designed by HMFH Architects, while the signs were designed by Gill Fishman Associates. Whitney Veigas was selected to engineer, supply, and install the interior and exterior signs for this new facility. Noteworthy features of the sign program include a large frosted glass donor wall with copper accents in the lobby as well as curved stainless ground supports for the exterior donor signs.
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Hartford, CT - Du Bose Associates, an architectural firm based in Hartford since 1958 with a branch office in Westerly, R.I., is joining Tecton Architects, also located in Hartford, a privately held firm established in 1979. Formalizing the relationship under the Tecton name, the company will retain the Du Bose professional team from Hartford and maintain the firm’s Westerly, R.I. offices, enhancing the firm’s capabilities in specialized education
markets and increasing its creative and planning resources. The union allows both firms to carry on their commitment to the prosperity in Connecticut while expanding resources in the northeast. The Du Bose team in Hartford is currently relocating to Tecton’s offices at One Hartford Square West. The Rhode Island office will remain at its current location.
Library Selects Warrenstreet
Grantham, NH - Warrenstreet Architects, Inc. of Concord has been selected for Grantham’s Dunbar Free Library expansion project. In an effort to meet the growing needs of the community, the library is planning to reorganize the existing building, expand storage and parking, and add a flexible community space.
This third addition to the library, originally built in 1901, is expected to meet the current and future programmatic and functional needs for the library, yet be responsive to the historic context of the library and neighboring buildings while meeting sustainability requirements for a 21st century building.
Maguire PMF for Police Station
Foxborough, MA – Maguire Group has been awarded the contract for owner’s project management (OPM) services on the Gardner Police Station/ HQ project. Maguire Group’s qualifications exceeded the town’s requirements and presented an approach based on a history of successful police and fire station projects dating back more than10 years. This approach was what Gardner was looking for to lead the city through
the commonwealth’s complex design and building laws for a new police station. The city estimates a 26,000sf facility close to the center of the city would serve the department’s needs for the next 30 years. The project is estimated to cost around $12 million. Additionally, Maguire Group was selected as OPM for proposed green repair projects at the Miscoe Hill School in Mendon.