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The Channel Center office building will feature a ground floor cafĂŠ facing a new park

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Subscribe to High-Profile Monthly all year Cover Story: One Channel Center..................... 28 Sections: Awards................................... 33 Upfront:................................... 6 Facilities................................... 9 Life Sciences............................. 20 Education................................ 21 Connecticut............................. 26 Green..................................... 30 Multi-Residential....................... 32 Healthcare.............................. 32

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October, 2012

Pandya Appointed to BCA Board

Boston - Haril A. Pandya, AIA, LEED AP, architect and principal with Boston-based design firm CBT, was recently appointed to the board of directors of The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA). “The energy and expertise that Haril brings to the BCA offer a wonderful addition to the current talents of our board,” said Chairman Philip W. Lovejoy.

Pandya has managed and led several significant projects for clients across a number of industry sectors. These include multiple downtown commercial office repositioning projects totaling $150 million for The Blackstone Group, Equity Office, Brookfield Touring the Residence Inn under construction Photos by Michael Marvelli, High-Profile Monthly Properties, and Pembroke Real Boston - The ResiEstate. Several of these projects dence Inn by Marriott FenPandya have won design awards. way - Boston hotel, designed by Group One Partners, Inc., was selected by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) as the focus of a Boston - The Massachusetts BuildSteelDay event series. ing Congress (MBC) kicked off the fall The hotel was recogseason with networking, cocktails, and nized for its use of D-Beam® hors d’oeuvres in a private club setand Girder-Slab Technology ting at the Hawthorne Lounge in Kenthat allows for low floor-tomore Square. The special guest for the floor height requirements for evening was Boston Red Sox Manager multi-story residential buildSteel workers install D-Beam® and Girder-Slab Technology Bobby Valentine. Valentine spoke about ings. This enabled Group One his experience with Red Sox nation and Partners, Inc. architects to add indoor swimming pool on the rooftop teranswered questions from MBC members an additional floor to the Boston high-rise. race, fitness center, meeting room, and beand guests. Residence Inn by Marriott Fenway low grade parking for 50 cars. The hotel The next MBC event will be the 6th Annie McEvoy, High-Profile Monthly; Boston is an eight-story, extended-stay hois currently under construction, with an Annual MBC Hall of Fame dinner, OctoBobby Valentine, Red Sox manager; tel with 175 guest rooms. It features a cusanticipated completion date of May 2013. ber 17. For more information visit www. Jan Breed, MBC executive director tom lobby, custom guestrooms, restaurant Hotel developer: Boylston Properties. Hobuildingcongress.org. lease space, retail lease space, rooftop ter- tel operator: Pyramid Hotel Group. Hotel race (with partial views to Fenway Park), contractor: John Moriarty & Associates.

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tion, drywall, and plaster. The architect Manchester, NH - Metro Walls, Inc. of Manchester has been hired by Callahan for the project, Yervant Nahikian, worked Construction and Avalon Bay Communi- closely with the church to design a unique ties to be part of the team for the Avalon yet traditional place for the church’s gathBay Apartments in Natick, Mass. Metro erings. In order for Metro to make NahikiWalls is performing all light-gauge framing, l-r: Kaitlyn Ethier, Tania Buonopane, Julie Cunningham, an’s design come to life, curved light gauge sheathing, rough carpentry, and drywall. Heather Ukstins, and Jennifer Shelby The Avalon apartments consist of 407 steel framing was used to build the main units split between two high-rise buildings. dome, which is a major focus of the design. Units will range from studio apartments to The dome’s structure was completed in July and raised to be placed 64 feet up in two bedrooms. Please join the greater The Greater Worcester The building is designed with block the center of the church. Worcester Chapter as they Chapter is also celebratand plank structures and host the region 14 Annual ing its 35th Anniversary, so light-gauge infill framing. Planning Conference expect to see some of the This project has a demandoriginal charter “Remember Me” ing schedule, and Metro October 20, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. members in attendance. Walls has been working at a very fast pace, completing We are arranging some inSheraton Tara Hotel, at least a floor a week of inFramingham MA teresting entertainment for terior and exterior framing. We have an educational day Friday night, for anyone that Also, Metro Walls planned, as well as a fun filled comes early. recently completed a large evening, some exciting For more information visit: scope of work for Themeli speakers, workshops and entertainment. www.nawicboston.org/images/NAWICBuilders at St. Demetrio’s And, of course, you will get to see all of NewletterVolIVIssue3.pdf. Greek Orthodox Church in your fellow members from the region. Weston. The project included light gauge steel framing, The Avalon apartments under construction exterior sheathing, insula-


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Boston - ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) will be at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from November 14 to 16, boasting the most comprehensive education program and largest marketplace for the design and construction industry in New England. ABX offers over 175 professional development opportunities, covering a range of topics from building technology to design, software, social sustainability, and code. Led by some of the biggest names in the industry, this is the most challenging conference program in the country for the AEC professional. Tours are also provided, allowing attendees an inside look into some unique and interesting buildings in Greater Boston, including the recently re-opened Tea Party Museum, Hostelling International, and the MassArt Tower Building. The tradeshow and conference launches on Wednesday morning with Speaking of Architecture, an opening plenary panel discussion moderated by Renée Loth of ArchitectureBoston Magazine and Robert Campbell FAIA of the Boston Globe. Panelists are Nader Tehrani, Peter Kuttner FAIA, Andrea Leers FAIA, David Lee FAIA, and William Rawn FAIA, five of Boston’s most talented and accomplished architects. The opening session is free to all ABX attendees. ABX expects more than 15,000 attendees in Hall C of the BCEC to visit the 400 building product and service vendors. In addition to hosting a thriving marketplace, the tradeshow floor has expanded to include interactive activities, such as a bamboo dome by Architecture for Humanity Boston, a full-scale mockup of ADD Inc’s micro-housing unit initiative What’s In (And Who’s Out), and an Accessibility Exhibit promoting universal design. Admission to the Exhibit Hall is free for attendees if they register by October 31. Produced by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), this is the inaugural year of ABX. Founder and long-time co-producer of Build Boston and Residential Design & Construction, the BSA retired the 27-yearold brands last year to commit fully to ABX. You are invited to visit the people behind the scenes of High-Profile Monthly at our booth #823. We look forward to seeing you there.

Interior Design Career Day

On October 12, interior design students from all over New England will join for a full day of workshops, panel discus-

sions, and showroom tours at the Boston Design Center. Supported annually by professional design organizations ASID, BDC, IFDA, IIDA, and the NKBA, this year’s theme is “Design and Technology.” Keynote speakers will be Yulia Bortkevich and Stephanie Shunk from Gensler.

AEC Biz: Many Signs Pointing Up

Many signs are pointing to a decent recovery in AEC this year, from two AIA reports to building data to real estate agent predictions. Air Graphics published a synopsis of leading indicators in its September 2012 newsletter at: http://wp.me/pvUHo-1Y7.

Construction Employers Add 1,000 Jobs

Employment gains in residential construction sector offset nonresidential job losses. Construction employers added 1,000 jobs in August while the industry’s unemployment rate fell to 11.3%, according to an analysis of new federal data released by the AGC. The unemployment declines come as the construction industry continues to shrink, association officials noted, adding that over 214,000 workers have left the industry since August 2011. Nonresidential construction employment declined by 6,000 in August and is down by 6,400 for the year, Sandherr noted. He said that the heavy and civil engineering construction sector, buoyed by the passage earlier this year of a new federal transportation bill, added 2,800 jobs between July and August and 17,400 since August 2011.

Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program

The 2012 round of the MLSC Tax Program is now open for submission. In order to expand life sciences-related employment opportunities, promote health-related innovations, and stimulate research and development, manufacturing and commercialization in the life sciences, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is pleased to announce that it is offering tax incentives in 2012 to companies engaged in life sciences research and development, commercialization, and manufacturing in Massachusetts. The Life Sciences Initiative authorizes the center to award up to $25 million in tax incentives each year. Questions about the Life Sciences Tax Incentive can be sent to TaxProgram@ masslifesciences.com.

October, 2012


Binney Street Topped Off

Topping off 225 Binney St.

Cambridge, MA - Construction, building development, and design teams as well as local officials, including City of Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis, recently celebrated a major milestone at 225 Binney Street at a topping off ceremony marking the placement of the last iron beam onto the new 305,000sf office building, that includes 105,000sf of below-grade parking. Designed to meet LEED Silver certification, the building’s integrated design team includes developer ARE, construction manager Consigli Construction Co., Inc., architects Spagnolo Gisness Architects and Nelson, and MEP engineers, Vanderweil. Developed to house Biogen Idec’s general and administrative functions, the building will include flexible and innovative spaces to encourage collaboration, along with a conference center and a 6,300sf cafeteria, among other amenities. The modern architecture of the six-story building, featuring a glass and terra cotta façade, will also incorporate two existing historic buildings.

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120 Kingston St. Breaks Ground

Suffolk Construction, Forest City, and Hudson Group Team Up

Boston - BRA Director Peter Meade celebrated the groundbreaking on new housing on the Greenway at 120 Kingston Street. The $130 million project will add 240 rental units downtown. The project developers, Forest City Residential and Hudson Group North America are also deeding four parcels of land to the Chinese Economic Development Council for the creation of new affordable housing units at Oxford Ping On in Chinatown. “What makes Boston unique is that we create housing opportunities for all our residents,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “The 120 Kingston Street project will add rental options in a stunning new building on the Greenway to the downtown market, while creating 48 affordable units in Chinatown — strengthening and preserving the community’s cultural fabric.” “Right now in Boston there are over 3,300 units of housing under construction, representing $1.7 billion worth of investment,” said Director Meade. “What’s unique about all of this new housing is that it’s housing for all residents, and the 120 Kingston Street project exemplifies that.” The 26-story building will include a mix of 18 studios, 175 one-bedrooms, 43 two-bedrooms, and four three-bedrooms,

120 Kingston Street creating new housing opportunities for families downtown. The project also includes 4,500sf of ground floor retail slated

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for a restaurant with an outdoor component. “Our project on Kingston will provide added street life and urban vibrancy to this neighborhood,” said Ori Ron, managing partner of Hudson Group North America, LLC. “We’re very happy to be part of this neighborhood transformation.” The tower’s design is a contemporary blend of granite, concrete, and convex radius glass which reaches nearly the full height of the building, reflecting a gentle turn in the path of the Greenway at that point. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, the exterior building design team also includes Perkins Eastman and RODE Architects, which is handling the design of the interior spaces. “This is truly a remarkable site with wonderful visibility within the neighborhood, great accessibility and impressive views,” said Frank Wuest, president of Forest City Boston. “The 120 Kingston building will be an impressive addition to the Boston skyline that will nicely complement the Greenway and create a great new facet of living in this neighborhood.”

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High-Profile: Facilites Development News

New Market Basket Under Way

Pro Con CM - Prellwitz/Chilinski Architect

Bedford, NH – Construction is under way for a new 78,500sf Market Basket store located on Donald Street in Bedford. RMD Inc of Tewksbury, Mass. is the developer for Demoulas Super Markets Inc and the Market Basket stores. Prellwitz/ Chilinski Associates Inc. of Cambridge, Mass., is the project architect, and Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the construction manager for the project. The new store will feature a Market’s Café, a Market’s Kitchen, and an in-store bakery. Oversized store-front windows will allow natural light into the building, and high-efficiency lighting fixtures will

New Building for Tockwotton

New Market Basket under construction illuminate the aisles. The building’s exterior will feature Hardie plank siding and ground face block. Pro Con Inc began construction in June 2012 and has scheduled a late spring 2013 completion date.

The Heights at Darien Breaks Ground Viking GC

Bridgeport, CT With construction crews and cranes ready to be put to work, Viking Construction, Inc. celebrated the recent groundbreaking of a new affordable housing community, The Helping to mark the start of the project were, l-r: Anthony Heights at Darien. The community, Gaglio, Sr., Viking president and CEO; Governor Dannel which is located on the Malloy; and members of the Viking team Nick DeFranesco, Joe Pedroncelli, Craig Benak, and Anthony Gaglio Jr. site of the former AllenO’Neil Homes development, will include 106 affordable one-, ished the existing buildings on the site and two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments will serve as general contractor throughout and condos. Viking Construction demol- the multi-phase project.

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Rendering of Tockwotton on the Waterfront

East Providence, RI - Tockwotton Home, a nonprofit, assisted living and skilled nursing community in Rhode Island will move to a new building, Tockwotton on the Waterfront, currently under construction in East Providence. Diversified Project Management of Newton, Mass. will provide relocation management services. DiMella Shaffer and Cutler Associates are providing the architectural and general contracting services.

Located in close proximity to Bold Point Park, abutting the Seekonk River, Tockwotton’s new building will double the capacity of the existing residence, which currently houses 24 seniors in the assisted living wing and 42 in the skilled nursing wing. The project is scheduled to complete in November, and the new building will open on December 15.

Brookstone Gets Club Project

Concord, MA - Brookstone Builders, Inc., construction managers and general contractors headquartered in Manchester, N.H., recently announced that they have been awarded a multi-facility reconstruction project at the Heritage Pool & Racquet Club in Concord. The scope-of-work will involve the

demolition of the existing bath house and storage facilities, then the construction of a new 5,000sf bath house with offices. Other buildings include a covered pavilion, a pool equipment building, and new tennis court side hut. New landscaping will complement a new pool-area deck.

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High-Profile: Facilites Development News

Essex to Construct Ministry

NEC Begins Aquatics Center

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Rendering of new place of community ministry and worship

Somerville, MA - College Avenue United Methodist Church has selected Essex Builders to construct its new place of community ministry and worship at 149 Broadway in Somerville. The project’s design documents were prepared by Boston Bay Architects and

reflect the church’s mission to serve the broader community as well as worship. The structural engineering firm of Roome & Guarracino, LLC and the MEP firm of McRitchie Engineering were engaged by Boston Bay Architects to assist with the design.

Long Subaru Begins Renovations

Vision 3 Architects

Barrington, RI - Members and friends of the Bayside YMCA in Barrington said farewell to the existing pool in early August with a final plunge as New England Construction was preparing for renovations to the existing facility and construction of the new Aquatics Center. New England Construction is serving as construction manager for the renovation to the existing facility for the Greater Providence YMCA. The project, designed by Vision 3 Architects of Providence, encompasses renovation to more than 36,000sf of space and the addition of a new 24,430sf aquatics center with a six-lane in-ground pool, as well as a shallow swimming pool for families. A new member-friendly reception and front desk area, all new locker

Renderings by Vision 3 Architects

New six-lane pool rooms, and significant improvements to the gym, fitness, and wellness center are also planned. To meet increasing demand for services, several enhancements to ensure handicap accessibility, including the addition of a new elevator, will be executed.

Rendering by Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects

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High-Profile: Facilites Development News

Service Credit Union HQ Opens Gund Architect - Suffolk CM

Portsmouth, NH - Service Credit Union recently celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Portsmouth. Gund Partnership of Cambridge is the architect, and Suffolk Construction is the construction manager. Clad in glass curtain wall and locally sourced granite, the four story building creates a new landmark and unified headquarters for the growing credit union. It is located on Lafayette Road, a major corridor leading into downtown Portsmouth, and is the first project under the city’s new Gateway District zoning ordinances. The 100,000sf building features a full-service, 24x7 member service call center, foreign exchange, member check imaging, processing and control, finance, community rooms, conference rooms, departmental, and executive offices. Three community rooms on the ground level will be offered for use by local city government, not-for-profit organizations, and other community based associations. Green design strategies played a significant role in the design approach. The team is seeking LEED Gold certification. Geothermal heat exchange, high performance low emissive glazing, envelope improvements, displacement ventilation, raised floor sys-

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tems, CO2 monitoring, photovoltaic panels, daylight harvesting, and low-VOC materials are among the strategies that promote energy efficiency and improved environmental quality. The building is organized around a central sky-lit atrium that connects all four floors with natural light and offers a dramatic area for communal interaction. A significant amenity for staff is the 17.1-acre site. Formerly a brownfield site, the landscape is now richly planted with walking trails and outdoor seating areas that encourage staff to take advantage of the open space. Native plantings connect the site with surrounding landscape and reduce maintenance and water needs. Oehme, van Sweden & Associates of ashington, D.C. served as the landscape architect.

Cornerstone Expands FoodState

Londonderry, NH - When your product is MegaFood, you need a “mega” space. Cornerstone Construction Company of Manchester is partnering with FoodState Nutrients (formerly BioSan Laboratories), maker of the MegaFood line of premium dietary supplements, to expand its New Hampshire manufacturing and warehouse facilities. Working with Stibler Associates Photo by Jodie Andruskevich of Manchester, Cornerstone was hired to Richard LaFond, Robert Craven, and Elsa provide an analysis of FoodState’s space Pomberio of FoodState look over plans for requirements and assess whether the the new manufacturing and warehouse facility company should build, buy, or expand with Roland Martin, president of Cornerstone. its current locations. Cornerstone subApproximately 15,000sf of the Delsequently was awarded a design-build contract to renovate and build-out a facility ta Drive building was already being used by FoodState as a distribution center and at 11 Delta Drive in Londonderry. FoodState is relocating its current warehouse. Renovation of the building’s dry manufacturing facility from a Derry remaining 25,000sf will accommodate the increased production capacity. location to 11 Delta Drive.

UMaine Completes Renovation

Orono - ME -The renovation of the University of Maine’s Neville Hall Data Center, a mission critical facility located at the UMaine campus in Orono was recently completed by the Portland office of Consigli Construction Co., Inc. UMaine is the premier research institution in Maine and the only one to have large-scale, pilot-plant capabilities among its research facilities. The full modernization and reno-

vation of the Neville Hall Data Center includes new electrical and mechanical systems and upgrades, dedicated fire protection and fire alarm systems, exterior lighting, landscaping and paving improvements. The 24-hour facility remained in constant operation, occupied by students, faculty and staff during the multiphased construction.

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Needham Bank to Renovate KBA Architect, Delphi GC

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Providence, RI - The team of Vision 3 Architects and Walker Parking Consultants recently completed design of a new, six-story, 750-car open parking structure for Johnson & Wales University. The facility will be located at the intersection of Richmond and Pine streets in the Down City Historic District of Providence, R.I. Vision 3’s role includes exterior faRendering of new Johnson & Wales çade design, coordination of all permitting Parking facility The new Needham Bank Rendering by KBA including the Providence DownCity District Review Commission approvals, coor- commercial space on Richmond Street. Needham,, MA - Needham Bank, through Garden Street, which will become Construction is slated to begin in the with five branches throughout the greater a two-way access. This first phase of con- dination of sitework and landscape architecture, as well as design of the first-floor fall, 2012. Boston area, is slated to begin construction struction is estimated to take between four for the expansion of its Main Office at 1063 to six weeks. At which point, a total of 59 Great Plain Avenue in November. Comple- parking spaces will be available at the Eaton tion of the 12,363 f complex is slated with- Square lot, with 20 reserved for Needham Bank customer use and 39 for town parking. in a year. Ultimately, upon completion of the The estimated $4 million project Auburn, MA - The new 56,295sf will be carried out in three phases. During estimated year-long Needham Bank re- Lundgren Honda dealership, located at the first phase, Needham Bank, in partner- construction project, 126 parking spaces 145-163 Washington Street in Auburn, ship with the town of Needham, will begin will be available, for use by the public and recently opened for business. BKA Arrenovations on the Eaton Square parking lot. customers of the Bank. The Eaton Square chitects of Brockton developed the design Construction of the lot is scheduled to begin entrance will be converted to a new pedes- that adapted the new Honda Dealership trian walkway. in mid-September. prototype to the demands of the site and The Main office renovation project the specific needs of Lundgren AutomoThe architect for the project is KBA, Knight, Bagge and Anderson of Charles- will significantly expand the present build- tive Group. Construction Management & town. The general contractor is Delphi ing, estimated to be 80 years old. Main fea- Builders Inc. (cm&b) of Lynnfield was the tures of the new Needham Bank facility will general contractor for the project. Construction Inc. of Waltham. Lundgren Honda dealership main entrance In order to accommodate construc- include increased handicapped accessibility, The building features a state-of-thetion of the parking lot, the entrance to Ea- major expansion of the Loan Department, art showroom, a service department with lounge chairs with tablet arms, and a charging station for all mobile devices. Additionton Square (off of Great Plain Avenue) and and a free-standing, drive-up ATM. 22 service bays, an automatic car wash, The Bank will remain open through- four quick-lube service bays, and eight car ally, there is a customer lounge, a café, and the present 59-space Eaton Square parking a children’s play center available for their lot will be temporarily closed. However, out this entire project, with directions for quick-lube oil change pits. use. The parking lot has 417 spaces, nine of 30 permitted parking spaces will avail- entry clearly visible during the construcFor customers visiting the showroom which are designated handicapped parking able for use. Those using the 30 permitted tion phase. or waiting while their cars are serviced, spots. spaces will be able to enter and exit the lot there is a business center with free Wi-Fi,

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IIDA New England President’s Message

by Tracey L Jabs, IIDA, LEED AP On July 1 I took the helm of IIDA New England and want to share the past, present, and future with you in my first President’s Message. Over the last few years the board has refocused and shifted our direction as a business organization for interior designers and the greater design industry. We have hired IntrinXec Management, Inc. to run our day-to-day chapter business. Their wide array of talent supports our Tracey Jabs administrative, financial, graphic, website, and various other needs under one roof. Sean Schuette is our main contact and I hope you have had the chance to meet or talk with him. I want to thank Jeff Tompkins, past president, for having the stamina, skill, and insight to lead the board through this transition. I am personally and professionally honored to have worked so closely with him during this time. Just days after being sworn in, the new executive board gathered for a retreat, which allowed the new group to get acquainted, partake in teambuilding exercises, receive a crash course in the business of a nonprofit organization, engage in strategic planning, and discuss our 2012 to 2013 goals. Since that day in July, the executive board, board of directors, and

committee chairs have been busy working with the Fashion Show, Design Awards and Business Leaders Breakfast committees, as well as planning our 2013 chapter event calendar. At the July board retreat, we discussed how we would continue as a business organization. It was very apparent that the chapter is well-known in the design community for our big 3 chapter events and that we have a huge opportunity to continue expanding our mission with smaller, focused events. We realize that you as an interior designer, architect, dealer or manufacturer’s representative, project manager, real estate developer, contractor, or facilities manager each have a different need based on your years of professional experience, current job description, and future goals. Through smaller events, we can focus on industry trends, building codes, and business skills to provide information that you need to be successful. We envision delivering more value in small doses through the Forums series, the Professional Development series, NCIDQ Study Group, and additional programs still in development. When we discuss the future we see great value to being a member of your professional organization – IIDA New England. We realize that everyone’s value is unique; you can attend an event and devote an hour to professional development; join a committee and be part of a group that develops these programs. But when you volunteer for a committee or stand for election to your board you make a commitment to not only

increase your professional development, but to increasing that of your fellow peers. There is something to be gained from every level of participation in IIDA New England. What value are you looking for? I invite you to reach out to your executive board and share what it is you are looking for from your professional organization. When you reach out to a board member, please thank them for serving and

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LKCo Completes UMass Reno Designed by Bergmeyer

Lowell, MA - Lee Kennedy Co. (LKCo) has completed an extremely fast-paced renovation of the Fox Dining Hall at UMass Lowell. To accommodate the $7 million, 19,000sf renovation over just 12 weeks, the team performed exploratory work and demolition over the holiday break of 2011 then managed new construction over the 2012 summer break. The new dining hall is a The new dining hall is a café-style facility. café style dining facility with seven “made to order” stations. painting, and food service equipment. Boston-based Bergmeyer Architects de- The team also installed a new service elsigned the renovated Fox Hall space. evator and constructed a new storefront LKCo’s team demolished the ex- to the building. Mechanical upgrades inisting dining hall and installed all new cluded separation of the HVAC system MEP systems, restrooms, and finishes, between the new café and the adjoining along with new millwork, flooring, dormitory tower.

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Student Center at Colby Sawyer Taking Shape Designed by S/L/A/M

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New London, NH - As students returned to the campus of Colby Sawyer College, they were greeted with huge changes to the Ware Campus Center. Eckman Construction, based in Bedford, was at work all summer on an addition and complete interior renovation to the building that contains student dining and other services. By Labor Day, all of the renovations to the existing building were complete, and students are already able to use parts of what will be a new, 750-seat dining room. Work on the project will continue through the fall semester. Dining services remained open through the summer, and Eckman staff coordinated closely with dining workers. Temporary partitions were built to isolate the working kitchen from construction areas, and a temporary dining area on the

Kaplan Completes Renovations Hajian Architects

Newton, MA - Kaplan Construction of Brookline has completed renovations to Congregation Beth El in Newton. Kaplan provided preconstruction, design-build, and construction management services for renovations to the building, which was originally constructed in 1950 and holds a long and rich history within the Greater Boston area. Congregation Beth El enlisted Kaplan to carry out an improvement and renovation plan. Photo by HajianArchitects The plan featured 13,900sf of Newly renovated Temple Beth El renovations to the sanctuary, social hall, offices and preschool, tion Beth El building committee member. as well as life safety and accessibility up- “Kaplan’s keen understanding of our calgrades throughout the 18,800sf building, endar, customs, and ceremonies enabled including ADA compliance, new windows the construction work to coexist with our and doors, a new sprinkler system, new congregation’s ongoing activities.” electrical service, and an elevator. Key eleOther project team members inments of the renovation include pews that clude: owner’s representative, Kaufman were imported from Israel and energy-effi- & Arnold; architect, Hajian Architects; cient windows. The result is a contempo- structural engineer, Arthur Choo Assoc.; rary and more comfortable synagogue for MEP engineer Merrimack Valley Corp.; congregants. electrical, Donnelly Electric; plumbing, “By providing numerous cost analy- Dan-Cel Company; HVAC, Merrimack ses, Kaplan helped us determine which Valley Corp.; civil/site engineer, Schofield mix would best meet our priorities and Engineering; and fire protection engineer, budget,” said Sharon Jacobson, Congrega- Lynco Fire Protection.

second floor was used. This project will transform the campus center into a student union, bringing together multiple services in a single location and promoting student involvement at a social hub. A distinctive stone-veneer

tower will anchor one corner of the building, providing a cozy nook for the new, larger student dining room. The project, designed by S/L/A/M Collaborative of Glastonbury, Conn., is scheduled for completion in January.

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Gawron Turgeon Designs cPort CU Landry/French CM

Portland, Maine - Gawron Turgeon Architects designed the new cPort Credit Union on Forest Ave. in Portland. The prime location for the new branch helped guide the design process every step of the way. Storefront windows in particular were a priority to have a strong visual connection to the community on this busy street. The branch has an open-style lobby

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cPort lobby with teller pods, a comfortable lounge area, private offices, a community conference room with separate secure access, and an online banking kiosk for members. The entire project incorporates cPort’s branding and their goal of utilizing local Maine artists and businesses such as Landry/French Construction as construction managers and Gawron Turgeon Architects, who selected local artist Angela Adams furniture and textiles.

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Interior view before Falmouth, ME - Gawron Turgeon Architects designed the interior fit out of The Bank of Maine’s new full-service banking center at The Shops at Falmouth Village, located on Route 1 in Falmouth. Constructed by Landry/French Construction in only eight weeks, this 2,600sf space is made up of a retail branch and mortgage and loan offices. Gawron Turgeon Architects designed the interiors to have The Bank of Maine’s

branding incorporated into the design: curvilinear soffets and bright wall colors mimic the bank’s Mainescape logo. Decorative lights, 3form panels, and custom millwork for the coffee counter and teller pods give the branch a warm and welcoming feeling. LED lights were selected, and the design team specifically opted to utilize as much of the existing walls as possible to reduce demolition.

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Cambridge, MA - Principal Real Estate has named Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) construction manager/general contractor for a major interior renovation of the main lobby and courtyard at One Rogers Street in Cambridge. The multi-million dollar project includes all new finishes, materials, and landscaping. Renovations to the two-story glass atrium lobby and courtyard include: all new vinyl woven flooring, new energy efficient light fixtures, glass walls, wood veneer column wraps, upgrades to the elevator lobby and interior elevator cabs, and a new main reception/security desk with electronic tenant directory. The courtyard will feature: the complete removal of all existing hardscape and landscaping to allow for new sidewalks

One Rogers Street pavers and plantings; custom steel trellises; new wood and precast stone benches; new ambient lighting; and installation of a new irrigation system. The project is scheduled for completion at end of year.

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High-Profile Focus: INTERIORS

Model at Maxwell Green Completed Designed by Dennis Duffy

Somerville, MA - Duffy Design Group put the finishing touches on the model unit at the recently completed Maxwell Green apartment complex in Somerville. The $52 million complex on Lowell Street offers apartments ranging from studio-size to three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom townhouses. It is billed as a companion project to the Green Line Extension and the adjacent Community Path. Interiors feature modern kitchens, stainless steel, Energy-star appliances, bam-

Model unit at Maxwell Green

Club suite at Maxwell Green boo flooring, walk-in closets, expansive windows, and private balconies. Each apartment is also certified as energy efficient. The hallmark of living at Maxwell Green is the amenities it offers – yoga classes given by local instructors, cooking classes taught by Somerville chefs, and classes held on the community green and in the fitness center conducted by professional fitness instructors – all intended to create a lively community within Maxwell Green.

LKCo to Fit Out New BBH HQ

Boston - Lee Kennedy Co. will complete a 300,000sf fit-out of the old Verizon building at 185 Franklin St. in a roughly $40 million construction effort to help Brown Brothers Harriman consolidate its Boston contingent into one headquarters location. Lee Kennedy Co. will build out 12 floors of new office space, including open work stations, perimeter offices, trading areas with heavy tel-data requirements, a new con-

ference center, training rooms, a full-service cafeteria and kitchen, an executive dining facility, atriums, and interconnecting stairs. LKCo has begun a three-month preconstruction process with design partners Habjan Architecture + Interior Design out of New York City and Boston-based Dyer Brown & Associates. Construction is slated to begin in November and final occupancy in August 2013.

Brewery & Ale House Completed

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Cambridge, MA - An 8,100sf renovation at John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House has been completed by Shawmut Design and Construction of Boston. Owned by Centerplate, Inc., it is located at 33 Dunster Street in Cambridge. Designed by BSR Brand + Environment, the project included the remodeling and refreshing of the restaurant space. Installation of two new conical bottom beer fermentation tanks will play a key role in the new restaurant experience. The tanks will be used during the on-site brewing process and the “spent grain” which they generate will be devoted to a new line of “spent grain pizzas” featured on the re-imagined menu. The design also included the restoration of many existing historic finishes, including the 100-year-old floor, bar top, wooden panels, and pub table tops. Centerplate is one of the top sports venue concessionaires in the industry.

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Art 3 Completes Hospital Artwork

View of interior design at Winchester Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center Winchester, MA - Art 3 Gallery, an art consulting firm and gallery in Manchester, NH, recently completed the artwork selection and installation for the Winchester Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center. Joni Taube of Art 3 Gallery assisted the staff at Winchester in this project and suggested imagery that would complement the interior finishes as well as provide a soothing environment for patients and staff. “Healthcare facilities strive to be patient-friendly, and the artwork helps to convey an atmosphere that is welcoming and calming.” explains Taube. “The space was created utilizing many mediums for added interest. In addition to the scenic and traditional paintings, three dimensional



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Bowdoin Completes Expansion

Newton, MA - Bowdoin Construction has recently completed the fit-out of 10,000sf of expanded office space for TripAdvisor in Newton. Prior to construction, Bowdoin worked in conjunction with TripAdvisor, Cushman & Wakefield, and Andrew Cohen Architects to provide budgeting and scheduling services. Bowdoin then built out the new space, which includes offices, conference rooms, open-office work stations, an employee lounge and reception area, as well as the complete renovation of the existing restrooms.

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Boston - The design of 100,000sf of office space at 60 State Street in Boston for Pioneer Investments was recently completed by Margulies Perruzzi Architects. StructureTone served as construction manager for the project, and AHA Consulting Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering servicPhoto by Warren Patterson es. Equity Office Properties is the The redesign embraced an open layout. landlord of 60 State Street. es, conference rooms, lobbies, and recepThe office design and additional support space consisting of five tion areas and selected new finishes, furfloors at Pioneer’s Boston office was sub- niture, and lighting. The project included stantially updated. The 16th floor was com- a major reconfiguration of Pioneer’s IT/ pletely redesigned, embracing an open lay- mission critical spaces and the addition of a conference center featuring a suite of conout with fewer private offices. The architects redesigned workspac- ference rooms with a large breakout area.







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Cannon Completes Tufts Project

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Medford, MA - Cannon Design announced the completion of the Biology Department Collaborative Cluster Project at Tufts University in Medford. A “collaborative cluster” formed by a 24,100gsf renovation was designed to facilitate collaboration among Tufts biology researchers. The technologically advanced cluster accommodates 70 researchers in a sustainable research environment with six wet laboratories and a range of associated support spaces, including an aquatic suite, insect rooms, a dedicated electrophysiology suite with fluorescence imaging capability, and specialized rooms for fly, fish, and frog experimental models. Additional spaces include offices for senior researchers, work areas for postdoctoral and graduate students, a central lounge, and a 50-seat classroom. Laboratories feature moveable workstations and

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October, 2012


High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

North Branch Begins SNHU Hall

Southern New Hampshire University Residence Hall

Hooksett, NH - North Branch Construction of Concord has begun construction of a new residence hall on the Southern New Hampshire University campus. This fourstory building will serve as a co-ed dormitory with over 300 beds. It will be located behind the Hampton and Windsor dormitories at the end of East Side Drive. Construction is expected to be complete in the fall of 2013. JSA, Inc. of Portsmouth will provide architectural services for this project. This is the second project North

Branch Construction has completed for Southern New Hampshire University. Last summer, they completed construction of the operations center, that serves as a central hub for the university’s building and grounds department. The operations center features office space and a warehouse that includes an equipment storage mezzanine with a 3,000-lb vertical lift. Construction also included a three-bay shed located behind the operations center that is used to house sand, salt, vehicles, and equipment.

Nadeau GC For UMass Renos

Boston - Nadeau Corporation located in Attleboro has been awarded the $650,000 contract by the University of Massachusetts Boston as the general contractor to perform renovations to the Campus Center Atrium at the Dorchester location. The project includes: clearing, metal fabrications, ornamental metal work, rough carpentry, lath and plaster, drywall/gypsum, and glass and glazing work. Nadeau Corporations project manager David D’Angelo will be collaborating with Kapiloffs Glass and Larkin Iron & Fence to deliver this project to the university.

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PARE Selected for School Designs

Andover, MA - Pare Corporation, a planning and engineering firm with offices in Foxboro, was selected by the town of Andover in early 2012 to perform evaluations and prepare a site master plan for seven of the town’s public schools. The plan included: traffic analyses, wetland delineation, geotechnical borings and pavement cores, and the evaluation of parking, site circulation, landscape, site lighting, pavement, and ADA issues. Full topographic and boundary surveys were also performed and supplied to the town for future designs and improvements in accordance with the plan. PARE completed the site master plan at the end of April, and West Middle School was chosen as the first school for final de-

sign and construction of recommended improvements. Site improvements for the Doherty Middle School will be undertaken next, with construction scheduled for the summer of 2013. PARE is headquartered in Lincoln, R.I.

Rehoboth, MA - The Lincoln School recently celebrated the grand opening of the Carriage House and Terrace, as well as the Murray Family Athletic Complex at Faxon Farm in Rehoboth., a renovation plan to transform and create premier athletic facilities for the school’s students. New England Construction provided construction management services as the existing historic carriage house was completely restored and transformed into

a modern, handicap accessible restroom facility for students and visitors. Renovations, as designed by Vision 3 Architects, included rehabilitation of structural issues, replacement of the roof, windows, doors and new electrical and plumbing services. A new septic system, designed by InSite Engineering Services, was required to meet the enhanced needs of the facility, as well as to provide for future expansion at the Farm.

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October, 2012


High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

Three Innovative Schools Open Designed by HMFH

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Exterior view of Mill Brook primary school Concord, N.H - HMFH Architects, a Cambridge. Mass.-based architectural firm announced that three new elementary schools it designed for the Concord, N.H. School District have opened in time for the 2012-2013 school year. Initiated by the system’s superintendent, Christine Rath, and based on current understanding of brain-based research, planning for the new schools probed the very nature of K-12 learning. Input from the faculty, administration, and local community played integral parts in the design process, which centered around three visionary ideas: 1) Spaces should support collaborative learning; 2) these collaborative spaces should be easily accessible by faculty and students to fully integrate them into the dayto-day learning experience; and 3) these spaces need to provide a variety of flexible environments to support a range of learning activities. The resulting program features a two-story, 30-foot-wide learning corridor in place of a traditional library room, with a variety of highly visible and easily accessi-

ble educational environments to encourage project-based learning and collaboration, and to support a range of learning styles and curriculum delivery methods. “The Concord school district’s forward-looking vision for its new schools challenged us to rethink the standards for elementary school facilities,” said Laura Wernick, AIA, REFP, LEED AP, senior principal at HMFH Architects. The recently completed AbbottDowning Elementary School, Christa McAuliffe Elementary School, and Mill Brook Primary School will now house most of Concord’s K-5 students. Although organized around the same learning corridor concept, each school is unique. All three new schools were constructed with extensive recycled and locally produced materials and will be Northeast Collaborative for High Performance Schools (NE-CHPS) certified as green school buildings, meeting strict sustainability standards. Harvey Construction Corporation served as the project contractor.

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Bangor, ME - AlliedCook Construction recently completed construction of Husson University’s new living and learning center, the first of its kind on a college or university campus in Maine. The first floor is dedicated to learning and includes faculty offices and mock classrooms with flexible furniture, storage props, communications technology, and other resources to increase opportunities for handson learning experiences. The College of Business has dedicated classroom space that allows students to conduct simulated board meetings and webbased team analysis. The criminal justice program has dedicated space for actual investigations, allowing students to investigate mock crime scene scenarios, and the New England School of Communications (NESCom) has a dedicated audio engineering classroom. A mock elementary education classroom allows teaching majors to practice in a classroom environment. The upper four floors contain twobedroom suites for nearly 250 students. The suites include bathroom and living area and accommodate up to four students each. Each floor has a common area for gatherings that is flooded with an abundance of natural light by the floor-to-ceiling windows on each end of the space. The living and learning center was a design-build collaboration between Winton Scott Architects of Portland and AlliedCook Construction.

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October, 2012


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

CTA Producing Studio for New School Designed by Tappe

Maynard, MA - Of all the modern features in today’s new schools, Maynard High School presented a first for CTA Construction Co. Inc. – a radio and television station. Maynard High is the proud home of WAVM, a student-run radio and cable TV station that is the “Eyes and Ears of Tigertown!” Along with all the typical features of a new school, Maynard High will include more than 3,000sf of radio and television proMaynard High School under construction duction space. Situated on the second structed everything from an indoor track floor of the 122,000sf building, the radio elevated above a gymnasium to geothermal and TV station comprises its own suite of heating and cooling systems. Unique feaoffices and studio space. The main en- tures present challenges that CTA’s project trance leads to a reception area and offices teams have experience managing. for station management. Beyond that are Designed by Tappe Associates Inc. two radio booths and a TV studio that will of Boston, the Maynard High School will include sprayed acoustic insulation, sound cost about $36.7 million to construct. The underlayment, acoustical clouds, and parti- school will accommodate 410 students in tions to improve sound quality and control grades 9 to 12. ambient noise. The station includes two As summer ended, crews were conediting rooms, a control room, equipment structing the exterior envelope, putting up and storage space, and a classroom. The interior framing, and installing mechanical, station broadcasts during the school year plumbing, fire protection, and electrical on local cable TV and on 91.7FM from a systems. The skeleton of the building conradio tower built in 2010. sists of 2,200 pieces of steel weighing 770 As the general contractor on more tons, about as heavy as 70 school buses. than 45 public schools and buildings valThe new school is scheduled for ued at over $700 million, CTA has con- completion in the summer of 2013.

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by Mark Reed I was biking recently along the new foot bridge that connects the North Point parks at the Museum of Science to Paul Revere Park in Charlestown, when I was detoured around the groundbreaking festivities for Education First’s new 300,000sf building. Seeing the celebration on one side of the path and pile drivers set up on the other made me think about how much the construction industry has changed over the Mark Reed past four years. 2008 was one of the most terrifying times of my career. The design and construction industry saw nearly all of the planned projects come to a screeching halt. Jobs were evaporating in an uncontrolled downward spiral. Firms were all competing for the same set of “shovelready” projects. There was no construction financing available and there was virtually no work going on in the city. The Filene’s site was a bitter reminder of the collapse of the construction economy. We lost an entire generation of architecture students who dropped out of the field with so few prospects. Close friends within the design and construction community were directly impacted by the loss of work and opportunity. It was a terrible time that I hope we never see again. A little over a year ago, things began

to get visibly better. The mood cheered. Our local universities began to design and build again, with several significant new projects announced and set in motion. Kendall Square started to buzz with new construction and big plans for future work. Biotech firms started to grow and look for new space. Fan Pier’s massive development moved forward, and the transformation of the Seaport picked up steam. Cranes are dotting the skyline once again. Work is being spread around. Firms are in stronger shape. People are hiring. It is not clear how much, if any, of this rejuvenation is due to government action and policy. My guess is that there was some beneficial help from these sources. The state clearly made a case for investing in the life sciences. Research funding from the NIH, DOE, DOD, and other federal agencies fed directly into our innovation economy, helping our universities to consider expansion and re-investment. Maybe the stabilization of the banks and the freeing up of capital was the deciding factor. Probably it was a combination of these things that contributed to our brighter condition today. While we are nowhere near where we were in the heyday of 2007, we are definitely moving in a better direction in terms of construction growth and opportunity. When we remember how truly frightening the outlook was in 2008, and are asked to consider if we are better off today than four years ago, the answer is clear. Better off? Yes. Mark Reed AIA is a principal at Lab / Life. Science. Architecture, Inc.


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October, 2012


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Griffin Electric Completes Data Ctr. Residence Inn Welcomes First Guests Pro Con Architect and CM

Chelsea, MA - A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the hotel’s official opening was recently held for a new 128-room Residence Inn by Marriott at 200 Maple Street in Chelsea. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. was the architect and construction manager for the $13.5 million design-build hotel, which has been developed by XSS, LLC. The five-story hotel has 111 urban studios and 17 one-bedroom suites, with a large hearth room, bar and lounge area, breakfast room, indoor pool and fitness room, 1,300sf of flexible space meeting rooms, business center, and guest laundry area. The building’s first floor houses the hotel’s reception and common areas and offers street level, covDassault Systèmes ered parking for 26 vehicles just outside the Waltham, MA - Wayne J. Griffin Elec- plus two new 750KW generators, paralleling entrance. The exterior façade features precast tric, Inc., headquartered in Holliston, has re- switchgear, and a UPS backup system. concrete, brick veneer, insulated metal pancently completed the electrical installation Additionally, as part of the 212,000sf work at Dassault Systèmes in Waltham. tenant fit-up package, Griffin Electric inThe France-based 3D product design stalled extensive lighting and controls as software company took residence at 175 well as power and fire alarm systems. Wyman Street, where Griffin Electric had Construction management firm Cooriginally completed the core electrical in- lumbia Construction Company of North stallation work in early 2010. Reading led both portions of the project to Recent electrical work within the com- completion, with architect and electrical pany’s 7,500sf data center included the in- engineer SMMA of Cambridge responsible stallation of power, lighting, and a fire alarm for the data center. Elkus Manfredi Archisystem. A new 13.8KV primary distribution, tects, of Boston, and AHA Consulting Enin addition to a 1,000KVA pad-mounted gineers, of Lexington, were contracted for transformer, and 2,000 amp, 480v service the tenant fit-up project. Registration desk was also part of Griffin’s electrical contract,

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October, 2012


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

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underground double-wall fuel tanks and an underground detention system for storm water. The Colonial-style, wood-framed building features trusses and a cultured stone veneer architectural detail. The store’s interior design and finishes are typical of the new design format being rolled out for all Cumberland Farm stores. Aharonian & Associates of Smithfield, RI provided architectural services. D.F. Pray has completed 25 Cumberland Farm store renovations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut since May 2011.

Abbot Restores Boston Building

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October, 2012


High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

Fusco First in Connecticut

PWC-CT New Officers and Board

associate at Fuss & O’Neill EnviHartford, CT - The ProfesroScience, LLC in Manchester. sional Women in Construction, Carolyn Kurth, CPA, CFE, Connecticut Chapter (PWC-CT) CGMA, CCA, treasurer, is the diannounced its new officers and rector of forensic accounting, auboard members for 2012 to 2013. diting and consulting at Sheptoff, Zoe Belcher, LG, LEP, Reuber & Co., PC. in Glastonbury. president, is a project manThe board’s directors inager with HRP Associates, Inc. clude Kathryn D. Pappas, assisbased in Farmington. In additant vice president/branch mantion to PWC, she is a member Zoe Belcher ager for Webster Bank in Rocky of CREW-CT/Real Estate Exchange, Environmental Professionals of Hill; Jennifer N. Buchanon, a geotechnical Connecticut, and the Association of En- engineer at Haley & Aldrich, Inc., in Rocky gineering and Environmental Geologists. Hill; Roxanne Perugino, LEED AP ID+C; Belcher was one of the PWC-CT “Women PE, a senior project planner with Diversified Project Management in East Hartford; on the Rise” recipients in 2010. Laurann Asklof, vice president, is a Patricia Bilotto, CPSM, senior director of principal at the law firm of Gordon, Muir marketing for Panolam Industries in Sheland Foley, LLP in Hartford, focusing on ton; and Melissa M. Roy, who is responsible for project development at Consigli construction law. Jessica M. Samios, secretary, is the Construction Co., Inc. in Hartford. director of business development and an

New Haven, CT - Fusco Management is proud to join the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of Energy Star Leaders, an elite group of organizations that have improved energy efficiency across entire portfolios of commercial buildings. Fusco is the first commercial Energy Star Leader in Connecticut and the third in the state after the Weston and Plymouth School districts. “As property owners, we are dedicated to maintaining high performing buildings. This achievement substantiates our commitment to our tenants, the community, and the environment,” said Lynn Fusco, president. As of August 2012, more than 75%

Boyce Earns Certification

Farmington, CT - KBE Building Corporation congratulated Chief Estimator Micah Boyce on earning his Designated DesignBuild Professional Certification from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). Through two certifications, Associate and Professional, the DBIA program establishes a recognized standard of design-build knowledge and experience in

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every phase of a design-build project. The Professional certification demonstrates the expertise learned through completion of core courses and written examination and hands-on experience in post-award designbuild. Boyce also holds a LEED AP certification. He has worked in the industry for 13 years, with six of those at KBE.

of eligible properties owned and managed by Fusco have achieved the Energy Star. Fusco has also improved energy efficiency by approximately 7% across its portfolio of owned and managed properties compared to a 2010 baseline. Fusco earned the “Top Performer” Designation. This requires that buildings in an organization’s portfolio, on average, perform in the top 25% of similar buildings nationwide. Fusco-owned and -managed properties perform in the top 20%. To be eligible for Energy Star Leaders recognition, organizations are required to track and submit energy performance data for all buildings and fuel sources through EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool.

Jackson Labs Project Funded

Farmington, CT – Funding was recently authorized for the construction of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. Funding for the project was authorized and provided by the state of Connecticut through the newly formed Connecticut Bioscience Collaboration Fund. The fund will be administrated by Connecticut Innovations (CI) and will be used to develop, construct, and equip a research laboratory and office building at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. The facility will

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High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

KBE Constructs Three Schools

Farmington, CT - KBE Building Corporation is building – literally – an extensive portfolio of technical high schools, with seven vo-tech schools completed, under construction, or in the planning phases. The three most current projects – Harvard Ellis Technical High School, Quinebaug Valley Middle College High School, and Rendering by Amenta/Emma Architects J.M. Wright Regional Vocational Quinebaug Valley Middle College High School. Technical School – started confor six new classrooms, a half gym, an struction earlier this summer in art room, a special education room, two Danielson and Stamford. science labs, a fitness room, three music KBE previously completed Kaynor rooms, a health suite, two collaborative Technical High School in Waterbury, Goodwin Technical High School in New activities rooms, student gathering spaces, Britain, and Norwich Technical High and administrative and faculty offices. KBE is working with the architecSchool in Norwich, all for the state of Connecticut. The firm also completed the tural firm of Amenta/Emma. The project is Vernon Cleaves Vocational Agricultural planned for a December 2013 completion. The third project, the $50 million Resource Center for the town of Wallingrenovation to the J.M. Wright Regional ford’s Lyman Hall High School. Vocational Technical School in Stamford, Now in construction, the $84 million Harvard Ellis project in Danielson en- will consist of a 202,400sf renovation to compasses 117,300sf of renovation and a the existing building. The construction will 68,000sf addition. The addition will house include an all new kitchen and cafeteria, a new gymnasium, classroom wing, me- a renovated lecture hall with new seating dia center, community café, and teaching and state of the art lighting and sound syskitchens for the culinary arts program. The tems, two new entrances to the building, first phase will include a maintenance and an entire renovation of the mechanical and bus garage, as well as upgrades to the ath- electrical systems, new interior finishes, inletic fields. The project is designed by The stallation of new windows and curtain wall S/L/AM Collaborative and will be com- systems, and masonry restoration on the exterior walls of the building. This project pleted in May 2015. Also under way, the $22 million is currently in the preconstruction phase, Quinebaug Valley project in Danielson is with construction planned for April 2013. KBE is working with architects Birenovating 12,000sf of the existing cafanco Giolitto and Weston on the school eteria and library and adding an additional renovations. 38,000sf. The addition will create space

Erland Begins Storrs Ctr. Phase 1B

Mansfield, CT – Erland Construction, Inc. of East Windsor recently completed Phase 1A of the Storrs Center project — a new residential/ retail mixed-use development in Mansfield — for the joint partnership of LeylandAlliance LLC of Tuxedo, New York and EdR of Memphis, Tenn. Teaming with architecture firm BL Companies of Meriden, Erland has now begun Phase 1B, which will be complete in the fall of 2013. Phase 1A encompassed two five-story buildings, and Phase 1B will add one more five-story structure. All three, totaling 362,000sf, have a mix of restaurants, retail, and commercial space on the first floor and residential units on floors two through five. The 322 apartments feature a combination of studios and one-, two-, and threebedroom units with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. This public/private partnership – in collaboration with the Mansfield Downtown Partnership – has been designed to meet sustainability guidelines, and many sustainable elements have been incorporat-

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ed into the project, including Energy Star appliances, low VOC paints and adhesives, and energy- efficient plumbing fixtures. When completed, Storrs Center will be a mixed-use town center and main street corridor at the crossroads of the town of Mansfield, Connecticut and the University of Connecticut. Storrs Center will ultimately combine retail, restaurant, and office uses with a variety of residence types, including rental apartments, town homes, and condominium apartments.

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Rendering of 21 Forest Street New Canaan, CT - Tecton Architects was recently granted approval by the New Canaan Planning and Zoning Commission for a mixed-use retail and residential space at 21 Forest Street. The project was presented by Jeff Wyszynski, AIA of Tecton Architects, and

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High-Profile Cover Story: One Channel Center


Suffolk to Build One Channel Center

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oston - Suffolk Construction has been selected to manage construction of the One Channel Center project in Boston’s rapidly expanding Innovation District. The $125 million project, developed by a joint venture of AREA Property Partners and Commonwealth Ventures, will feature construction of a 525,000sf, 11-story core and shell office building and a 10-level, 950-car aboveground parking garage. When completed, the new building will be fully occupied by State Street Corporation. Nitsch Engineering of Boston joined this project in January 2012 to provide civil engineering services, including roadway and utility infrastructure design for three new public and private ways, and site design services including site layout, grading, utility design, including stormwater treatment, and recharge. Nitsch also provided Boston Water and Sewer Commission and Public Improvement Commission permitting services on the project. To support the project schedule, these services were completed within six months

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One Channel Center

Howard Stein Hudson Associates (HSH) has been involved in transportation planning and traffic engineering for the Channel Center project since its initial permitting in 2000. The process included participation in developing the 100 Acres Plan, a planning process initiated by the city that achieved consensus among the four major landowners in the area. Channel Center, the first in the area to receive permits, was developed to be consistent with and support the 100 Acres Plan. Mitigation for the development included on-site circulation and parking to meet demand. Off-site mitigation included geometric and signal installation/ improvement at four intersections along A Street. To further reduce the impact of the project on the surrounding transportation system, HSH assisted the developer in establishing an extensive travel demand management (TDM) program. Along with the construction of the One Channel Center facility, the scope

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of the project will include the creation of two open-space areas—the 72,000sf New Park and the 9,000sf Iron Street Park. The Suffolk project team will also manage streetscape improvements consisting of new sidewalks, street trees, and lighting. Suffolk is partnering with architecture firm ADD Inc. for the office portion of the project and architect Spalding Tougias Architects for the parking garage. E.M. Duggan will perform HVAC. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2014.

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October, 2012



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by Chad Wisler Today’s businesses are faced with the decision whether to invest in their own data centers or utilize colocation/cloud options to support their IT server/data storage requirements. This is especially true for small to medium-size companies with ever increasing data storage needs that are starting to have a real impact on the company’s short-term and longterm strategic planning. While server growth has actually slowed as a result of virtualization, storage continues to grow between 20% and 150% annually depending upon their business Chad Wisler sector. IT infrastructure has transformed over the past decade to become the key infrastructure element, for the majority of businesses today and as such it is often viewed as the single most critical element often above human capital. Business continuity through smooth and planned expansion of existing server and data storage/management capabilities as well as disaster recovery (DR) is one of the hottest topics in today’s corporate environment. The continued growth on IT infrastructure places restrictions on a company’s capability to grow, service clients, and meet company goals. In Boston, we often see the decision on colocation versus growth/expansion of existing data centers for businesses to be one of the primary project issues as companies consider relocating/

Rendering by Stewart Associates, architects

The future Team KIA dealership

Concord, NH - Team Kia has contracted with Jewett Automotive Design & Construction of Raymond to build a new dealership at 94 Manchester St. in Concord. The 14,200sf facility includes a preengineered metal building constructed by Jewett Metal Buildings & Steel Erectors to house new showroom support and service reception areas as well as new service bays. The scope of work includes concrete slab and foundations, masonry, carpentry, millwork, insulated metal panels, membrane roofing, architectural composite metal panels, EIFS, overhead doors, glass and aluminum storefronts and curtain wall systems, interior glass and glazing, gypsum drywall systems and light-gauge framing systems, as well as design-build fire sprinkler, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems. Finishes include porcelain and ceramic tile, acoustical ceilings, carpet and resilient flooring, and painting.

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property may have limited infrastructure to support the data center loads and/or insufficient levels of redundancy and reliability to fulfill the tenant’s requirements. These issues, associated lease negotiations, and cost/schedule constraints are faced by all companies. So what is colocation? Colocation is when the company’s servers/primary data storage, and key IT equipment are located (colocated) in a facility that is owned/operated by a third party. These facilities are equipped with redundant, high-speed data connections to allow users to access application and data with similar experience (low latency) as if the IT equipment were located in the company’s offices. Additionally, supporting infrastructure for the IT equipment is often redundant and robust through cooling, power (UPS, standby, and normal), fire suppression, security, and on-site support and monitoring for full-time, dedicated staff, therefore reducing the operational risk to the client (business owner). Lastly, many colo facilities today are focused on reducing their environmental impact by employing high-efficient cooling systems and very efficient power distribution systems which can be much more efficient than companyby-company approach due the economies of scale and the colo’s focus on reducing their specific operational costs. Each business is unique and as a result the evaluation of whether colocation is an appropriate path forward, a company will depend on specific variables that need to be determined, vetted, and analyzed. A strong understanding of the company’s cur-

cooling, forecasted growth, and whether a disaster recovery plan is in place) are key. Forecasting out the growth of the IT’s infrastructure and associated power and cooling can often identify constraints within a company’s current owned/leased building. Examples include insufficient cooling water for client’s data center air conditioners as well as insufficient UPS and/or generator capacity to ensure continuous operations. As part of the buy-versus-build analysis, potential colo providers will need to be provided with a clear understanding of the company’s power (kW), space, operational reliability, bandwidth requirements, and contract length/terms. Considerations for the the evaluation include understanding how power is billed (allocated or actual use?), escalation cost per year, data bandwidth billing, tech support costs and availability, as well as expansion/retraction rate/ penalties. If the business has regulation compliance requirements (i.e, SSAE-16 or HIPAA), these will be a litmus test for potential colo facilities. Additionally, the physical location of the colo facility is often a key variable for the decision process. Many clients want to be able to get access to the colo facility within 5 to 30 minutes. By extraditing the majority of a company’s IT infrastructure outside of the business managed space, the operational reliability is often increased while also freeing up current and future space for the company’s core business functions. Chad A. Wisler, PE LEED AP BD+C is managing principal at Vanderweil Engineers, LLP in Boston.

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

TownePlace Gets LEED Silver Pro Con Architect and CM

The TownePlace Suites Hotel North Kingstown, RI – Pro Con Inc announced that The TownePlace Suites Hotel, located in the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown, has been awarded LEED Silver certification by the US Green Building Council. Pro Con Inc, of Manchester, N.H., was the architect and construction manager for the 104-key extended stay hotel, which was developed as part of the Gateway Parcel Master Development by New Boston Fund Inc. of Boston and Waterford Development of Needham, Mass. The four-story, 55,453sf hotel is the first TownePlace Suites to become LEED certified in the country.

SAK Provides Services to Steel Art

North Andover, MA - SAK Environmental recently provided a wide range of environmental services to Steel Art, a premium architectural sign manufacturer, who moved from Allston to a larger, 50,000sf building on Dean Street in Norwood. SAK’s work included Phase 1 and 2 environmental site assessments; building assessment, securing environmental operating permits for manufacturing operations, and implementation of a new health and safety program for the new facility. The site’s industrial history required the soil and groundwater to be assessed for petroleum and hazardous

View of lobby Sustainable design practices were incorporated into each phase of construction and operation of the building, which resulted in the Towne Place Suites attaining a 26% improvement in energy performance when compared to a similar building.

Steel Art display area

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

HealthFirst Opens New Facility Designed By Steffian Bradley

Fall River, MA - This summer marked a big move for HealthFirst Family Care Center, as it relocated down the street to a new 78,000sf community health center designed by Steffian Bradley Architects. HealthFirst’s new home in Fall River opened on July 3. Interior view of new HealthFirst facility The new fainfants, and children. HealthFirst is leasing cility consists of 36,000sf of medical and the remaining space to tenants who provide dental service space. It will also be the new specialty health services like cardiology, home to the Fall River WIC Program, a podiatry, ophthalmology, x-ray, as well as health and nutrition program for women, an expanded laboratory and pharmacy. The team behind the HealthFirst project included Columbia Construction as construction manager, Skanska USA as project manager, Thompson Consultants as the MEP engineer, and Goldstein-Milano as the structural engineer. HealthFirst Family Care Center was designed and built as an environmentally friendly and energy efficient facility. HealthFirst Family Care Center

Women & Infants Hosp Expands PDC Vision 3 Architects

Women & Infants Hospital’s Prenatal Diagnosis Center interior view

Providence, RI - Women & Infants Hospital’s Prenatal Diagnosis center (PDC) relocated to the sixth floor of the Bay Tower Medical Office Building at 101 Plain Street in Providence to accommodate the Center’s growing practice. The facility occupies the entire 11,580sf that overlooks the new 195 bridge and has great views of downtown Providence. Vision 3 Architects and Women & Infants Hospital worked together to de-

velop a design that is welcoming and comfortable for patients, with a balanced and cohesive interior design from the first to the last space patients encounter. The layout of program spaces produces a design that is efficient and effective for both patients and staff. The facility consists of ultrasound exam rooms, a non-stress testing area, private patient consultation rooms, phlebotomy lab, image reading rooms, medical records storage, and physician offices.

High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential / Assisted Living

Brookstone to Build Apt Facility

Congress Begins Golden Pond Project

Joining in the groundbreaking are representatives from Southwestern Community Services, NH Housing Authority, and regional leaders.

Hopkinton, MA - The Congress Companies announced that construction work has commenced on Phase 1 of a two-phased renovation and addition project at Golden Pond, an assisted living residence located in Hopkinton. Last fall, Congress was selected by its repeat client, Golden Pond Resident Care Rendering of Golden Pond assisted living residence Corp., to provide construction KG Jordan, Covenant Fire Protection, Upper management services for the renValley Drywall, and Tarr Demolition. ovation and addition. Upon the completion of Phase 1, Phase The Congress Companies served as the builder for the existing 64,500sf Golden 2 will commence, which will result in a new, Pond facility, which was the first assisted three-story addition of 36,000sf consisting living facility constructed under the HUD of 41 assisted living beds and 30 residential units. The assisted living units will feature 232 Program in Massachusetts. Phase 1 of the construction work be- high-end kitchens with granite countertops, gan on August 1 at the Hopkinton facility, generous living and bedroom spaces, and with completion scheduled for November 1, Golden Pond’s signature concierge personal2012. This phase’s construction is focused ized service package. Additionally, the main on the facility renovation, which will result mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, in seven additional assisted living units in and laundry plants will be renovated and enthe existing building. All renovations will gineered to meet the requirements of all new be completed without disruption to the resi- units and future expansions. A future Phase 3 for the Golden Pond dents of Golden Pond. The project was designed by Khalsa facility has been master planned and is proDesign Inc. of Somerville. Major subcontrac- jected to include approximately 64 assisted tors involved include Wayne Griffin Electric, living beds housed in a 33,000sf building.

Manchester, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc., construction managers and general contractors headquartered in Manchester, recently have been awarded a new construction project by Southwestern Community Services of Keene. The scope-of-work will involve the construction of “The Second Chance for Success,” which will be an 8,400sf transitional housing facility located on six acres of land off Route 101, adjacent to the Cheshire County jail. The wood-framed structure will be built on an aggregate pier foundation and will consist of six fully-out-


fitted apartments, office space, and meeting rooms. Southwestern Community Services is a Keene-based community services organization that has provided senior and affordable housing in the area. The project is being financed by the New Hampshire Housing Authority. Groundbreaking took place on August 8, 2012. Dave Giovagnoli of Brookstone Builders is the project manager, and George Hickey Architects of Sanbornton are the project’s architects.

Designed by Khalsa

October, 2012


High-Profile: Awards

Rumford Center Project of the Year NEC CM, Designed by Prellwitz/Chilinski

East Providence, RI - The Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA) recently selected the Rumford Center as NEDA’s Project of the Year. The award recognizes a major economic development project based on job creation and other direct economic impacts; capital investments; leveraging of development resources; use of public/private and/or intergovernmental partnerships; benefits to the surrounding community and/or environment; innovation; design excellence and transportation considerations. The Rumford Center, located in East Providence, was originally constructed in 1856 for Rumford Chemical Works Company. In 2005 it was becoming evident that without intervention, part or potentially all of the historic Rumford mill complex was in danger of being lost to condemnation and/or demolition. In 2006 the develop-

The Rumford Center today

ment team of Peregrine Group and Kirkbrae properties formed a partnership as PK Rumford LLC with a plan to convert the 8.5-acre, nine-building mill complex. New England Construction of East Providence served as construction manager for the 270,000sf adaptive reuse of the historic mill and brownfield redevelopment project, providing preconstruction services, including planning, budgeting constructability review, value engineering, scheduling and management of local permitting. NEC worked closely with the design team of Prellwitz/Chilinski Associates, Inc. of Cambridge, Mass., along with the PK Rumford LLC to collectively understand the design, construction, and budget risks of this massive project. The center now boasts 112 apartment units, 60,000sf of office space, and numerous retail tenants and a restaurant. Currently, more than 120 people work at the Rumford Rumford Center, before reconstruction Center.

ID Awarded

Boston - Integrated Design Group, (ID) announced that it has been awarded four industry accolades. ID ranked No. 6 on Building Design & Construction’s Top 25 Data Center Firms listing and was honored on its Giants 300 list. It also appeared on the Zweig Letter Hot Firm list for the second year in a row, and the

Inc. 500|5000 list for the fifth consecutive year. All listings point towards ID’s nearly 66% growth over three years. “We are honored to be recognized by these esteemed organizations and publications,” said Robert Stein, principal of Integrated Design Group.

Meridian ‘Small Business of the Year’

Boston - The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of its 2012 Small Business of the Year Awards. This year’s awards will honor the “Top 10” small, high-growth businesses in the Greater Boston region, with Meridian Associates, a multi-disciplinary land development and infrastructure consulting firm, recognized as the “Small Business of the Year” The awards recognize the Meridian principals Rick Waitt, Greg Lawes and achievements of Greater Boston’s Don Bowen smaller for-profit companies with place excellence, product innovation, and gross revenues of more than $1 million who display strong financial perfor- community or social responsibility. mance achievement in management, work-

David Dixon Honored

for College and University PlanBoston, MA - Residential ning. The AIA awarded him the Architect Magazine, a magazine 2007 Thomas Jefferson Award of the American Institute of Arfor career-long achievements chitects, selected David Dixon, in “creating liveable neighborFAIA, principal-in-charge of hoods, vibrant civic spaces, and Goody Clancy’s Planning and vital downtowns.” Residential Urban Design Practice, for the Architect’s editors cited Dixon’s publication’s highest individual role as chairman of the American honor, the Hall of Fame Award. Institute of Architect’s (AIA) ReThe award recognizes Dixon’s David Dixon gional and Urban Design Comcontributions in planning and mittee, where he spear­headed the improving communities across the United States and for his leadership role AIA’s response to Hurricane Katrina and as an educator, author, volunteer, and urban led a broad effort to help rethink and rebuild New Orleans in its aftermath. visionary. “This award means a lot to me,” said Dixon’s work across the United States has won national acclaim, including Dixon. “Residential Architect’s editors did awards from the AIA, the American Plan- not just recognize me, but also the value of ning Association (APA), the American So- community-based planning and urban deciety of Landscape Architects, the Congress sign to create a new generation of diverse, for the New Urbanism, the International livable, sustainable urban neighborhoods.” Downtown Association, and the Society

North Branch Awarded

Concord, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. is the proud recipient of multiple awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors of VT/NH Safety Awards. NorthBranch received First Place in the “Over 50,000 Man-Hours” category, as well as a Silver Level “Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP)”Award. The Concord-based construction firm also received an award for “Zero Cases Resulting in Lost Workdays” in the “Over

50,000 Man-Hours” category. The construction company has gone a step beyond the recommended OSHA 10 Hour training and obtained OSHA 30 Hour Construction Training certification for all project managers and superintendents. Additionally, they have implemented safety requirements on their jobsites including the use of brightly colored safety shirts and vests to be worn at all times by all North Branch construction personnel.


Educational Facilities Developments

Agostini Builds Norwood HS

241 Narragansett Park Drive, East Providence, RI 02916 Phone (401) 431-1200 Fax: (401) 431-0049

Compass Project Management CM, Ai3 Architect

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(above) gymnasium (below) auditorium

Norwood, MA - Agostini Construction Company of East Providence, R.I. along with Compass Project Management, Inc. of Medfield, Mass., the owner’s project manager, teamed up with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) and Architectural Involution (Ai3) of Wayland to successfully manage, design, and build the new Norwood High School. The new high school was the first model built under the MSBA’s Model School Program...see story on page 32. (above) athletic field (top and below) Entrance to athletic center and performing arts center.

Norwood High School main entrance

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Windover Construction Completes Three School and College Projects BOND CM for UMass Fitchburg State Project Erland Tops Off New School Center with Robert Olsen + Assoc. LLD Designs, KBE Builds URI’s Hillside Residence Hall Profile: CTA Cements Place as Leading School Builder Cutler Associates’ Design Build Anna Maria College Holds Open House Oldcastle Precast Awarded Liberty Terrace Dormitory Featuring: BC Project Achieves LEED Platinum Tewksbury High School Tops Off UMass Lowell Begins Steel Erection

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High-Profile: People

Five Ways to Make Better Hires

By Conrad Martin Who you hire can be one of the most critical decisions you can make for the future success of your company. Hire the right team members and future success can be almost guaranteed. Hiring the wrong group can be disastrous in many ways. For these reasons, hiring should Conrad Martin not be something to be taken lightly. The following will serve to provide five best practices when hiring new people. 1. Clearly define the position. Create a clear and exact description of the position you are seeking employees for. This will help you pursue and attract only those who are qualified for the position. Prospective employees need to know exactly what you are seeking before applying for the position. Fail to do this and you may be overwhelmed by ill qualified candidates. Anyone who has made the mistake of hiring one of these ill qualified candidates knows what a drain on time and valuable resources this can be. 2. Scan resumes for measurable results. Past performance can be a reliable indicator of future performance. In my personal opinion it is important to get specifics on one’s past track record. A business acquaintance of mine owns a company that helps company owners and operators make improvements to the profitability of their facilities. He also helps develop staffing strategies and assists in the vetting of new hires. One of the most important aspects of performance he looks out for are quantifiable results and statistics. Things like “increased department profitability by 30%” and “managed $100 million in buildings” is what we are talking about here. For me personally as

an executive recruiter if I don’t see quantifiable results on a résumé I will ask the candidate questions to draw out their value in terms of results and make sure it is included in a rewritten résumé. 3. Take the time to hire the right person. In most cases you should resist the urge to hire someone on the spot without interviewing all of the potential candidates. Spending quality time with each candidate is essential as well. I spoke with one hiring manager recently who told me he spends four hours interviewing each candidate. That may seem a little extreme for most people, but the point is to be thorough and deliberate when it comes to evaluating potential hires. 4. Check references. References should be checked but also taken with a grain of salt. It can be hard to find a negative reference for a candidate. Sometimes company policy is a factor, other times someone may be reluctant to say anything unkind. Try to read between the lines and be sure to ask follow up questions. I recently spoke with someone who was listed as a reference for a candidate of mine who told me he was dreading my call. He declined to elaborate, which told me all I needed to know. Also notice how enthusiastic or apathetic a reference is. 5. Be aware of the candidate’s experience throughout the hiring process. Make sure you are giving a good impression. The candidate is evaluating you as much and you are evaluating him or her. Be clear about what happens next in the process and when. Keep candidates updated, and if you can, make the process enjoyable. If you don’t end up hiring this particular person they will still tell others in the industry what a great experience they had. Conrad Martin is a professional executive recruiter.

Chou Joins BBH

Brighton, MA - Chris Chou has joined B’nai B’rith Housing (BBH) as a senior project manager. An experienced professional, Chou most recently worked for Kendall Real Estate Ventures as an advisor to businesses that were repositioning, redeveloping, or disposing of


real estate assets. Previously he worked for C. Talanian Realty Co. and at the Nordblom Co. as acquisition/asset management analyst and investment analyst. Chou will work with BBH’s Holly Grace to develop its affordable housing real estate projects.

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Morgan Joins Historic Boston

Roxbury, MA – Jeffrey Morgan, a practicing architect, urban designer, and real estate developer, has joined Historic Boston Inc., the nonprofit redeveloper of historic properties, as real estate development director. He formerly taught design at Iowa State University. As an architect, Morgan designed market-rate and affordable multifamily housing and mixed-use and retail infill development in multicultural neighborhoods. He is an Edward M. Gramlich Fellow of the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies and NeighborWorks America.


Thompson Joins Brennan

Plymouth, MA - Brennan Interior Contractors, Inc. announced the addition of Douglas Thompson as chief operating officer. Thompson has over 20 years of experience in software, information systems, management, and accounting. For the past three years, he was the

president of WatchCaptain, LLC., a software solution provider in the recreational marine industry. Thompson says, “We have already begun to develop the building blocks for a ‘No Surprise Environment’ for our customers.”


Mamayek Joins HDR

Boston - Joe Mamayek, signer who has worked on a AIA, LEED AP B+C, has joined broad variety of complex, largeHDR Architecture’s Boston’s ofscale projects. Most recently, fice as a design principal. He will he was director of architectural lead design efforts on marketing design at TRO/Jung Brannen pursuits and all projects coming where he led design initiatives on out of the Boston office, and will projects ranging from museum work closely with the executive galleries to complex commercial committee and business group developments at both a local and leaders to expand and promote international level. He also has Mamayek HDR’s design excellence initiaa strong background in S+T and tives in the Northeast region. healthcare facilities, two of HDR Mamayek is an award-winning de- Architecture’s strongest markets.

Patrick Elected Principal

Watertown, MA - Sasaki Associates announced that Tyler Patrick has been elected as a principal of the firm. Over the last seven years, he has been an integral part of many of Sasaki’s high profile national campus planning efforts, including plans for Northwestern University, Purdue, the Harvard Kennedy School, and Ohio State. Patrick has led the town-


gown component of several major planning engagements convening large-scale community meetings, interfacing with city and regional governments, and solving complex urban challenges. In addition to his continued work on projects, he will also be playing a role in leading operations for the planning discipline going forward.

Rielly Joins Roundhill

Boston - Roundhill Construction announced that Timothy Rielly has joined the firm as vice president, preconstruction and estimating. In his new position, Rielly will be responsible for conceptual estimates, baseline scheduling, value engineering and value design, scope reviews, bid and competitive estimates, and oversight of subcontractor qualifications, purchasing, and documentation. He also will be responsible for set-up of cloud-based systems to track sub-

contractor interactions and document distribution. Prior to joining Roundhill, Rielly served as director of preconstruction services with J. Calnan & Assoc. of Quincy. During his 30-year career as a construction estimator, he also worked at Shawmut Design Rielly & Construction in Boston, Payton Construction in Boston, and Maggiore Builders in Woburn.

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Dietz Welcomes Two

Springfield, MA - Dietz & Company Architects announced two additions to its team. Richard Dobrowski has joined the firm as architectural associate. Currently he is working on a number of projects: schematic deDobrowski sign for the Unity Veterans Housing planned for the old, vacant Chapin School in Chicopee; schematic design digital models for Campus Center Plaza, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; construction documents for Easthampton Savings Bank renovations in Easthampton; and design development for Powder Mill Middle School in Southwick. Prior to joining the firm, Dobrowski worked on historic renovation design and educational projects at Margo Jones Architects. He also worked on various design

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projects at Metcalfe Associates Architecture. Michael Burgess has joined the firm as job captain. He currently is working on projects that Burgess include the Powder Mill Middle School in Southwick as well as the Genesis House renovation. Prior to joining the firm, Burgess lived in the Virginia/Maryland area where he worked with Wisnewski Blair & Associates on a variety of projects. He also worked at SK&I Architectural Design Group. Prior to moving from Maryland he worked for HESS Construction + Engineering Services.

Martini Adds Lee

South Hamilton, MA - Rhino Public Relations announced that Julie Cunningham has joined the firm as an account executive. In her new role, she will be responsible for supporting the dayto-day operations of Rhino PR client programs and working with the account team on the management of client accounts.

Cunningham is a media professional with nearly a decade of experience working in Boston’s fast-paced television news market. Prior to joining the team at Rhino PR, Cunningham worked as a news producer at New England Cable News. Photo by Boston Portrait.


NFPA Appoints Honold

Quincy, MA - The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Gary Honold as the regional director for the northwest region. Honold will focus on improving fire, building, and life safety in his region by working with state and local authorities, to promote NFPA services and the adoption of NFPA codes and standards in nine states: Alaska, Idaho,

Montana, Nebraska, N. Dakota, Oregon, S. Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. Honold brings more than 20 years of fire service experience to NFPA. Prior to joining NFPA in this role, he recently retired as captain of the Missoula Fire Department in Montana where he rose through the ranks. He had also been working as an NFPA public education advisor since the beginning of 2012.

State Electric Corporation Welcomes

Marasco Joins State Electric

Winchester, MA - A.J. Martini, Inc., construction managers and general contractors based in Winchester, announced that Ben Lee has joined its team as an assistant project manager. While a co-op student at Wentworth Institute he was involved in a number of Martini projects, including the Winchester Hospital Cancer Care Center, the renovation of the Hayden Recreation Centre in Lexington, and the Newton Cemetery Walnut Court Expansion. Photo by Fred Hajjar, APEX Photo

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Woburn, MA - State Electric Corporation announced that Paul Marasco has joined the firm as a senior project estimator. He brings 30 years of estimating and cost experience to the firm and has worked in the New England and Greater Bos-


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Lend Lease Appoints Russo

Boston - Lend Lease announced the recent addition of Jay Russo, a new business development director in its Boston office. With more than 20 years’ experience, he most recently was the president and founder for Boston Common Solutions, Inc., a founded consulting company to assist clients in all facets of real estate development.


In his role with Lend Lease, Russo will work as an integral member of the local management team and be responsible for growing the business in the Boston area, identifying and pursuing new project opportunities, continuing to build relationships across multiple business sectors and generate new partnerships for the Boston office.

DBVW Promotes Gelnett

Providence, RI - Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects (DBVW) has announced the promotion of Kristi Gelnett, AIA, LEED AP from project manager to associate. In her 11 years at DBVW, she has served as a key team member on some of the most challenging projects. Her ability to focus on detail enriches every stage of the design process, from research-


ing and carefully documenting existing conditions, to developing elegantly detailed drawings, to providing thorough construction administration services. Gelnett is a volunteer with the ACE Mentor Program, mentoring local high school students interested in careers in architecture, construction, and engineering.

MPA Welcomes Goodwin

Boston - Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) announced that Derrick E. Goodwin has joined the firm as manager of business development. In his new role, he will be responsible for facilitating strategic planning processes, identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, promoting awareness of the firm, and developing relationships in the real estate, design, construction, and business communities. Prior to joining MPA, Goodwin was the business development manager at Neoscape, Inc., where he was responsible for identifying and qualifying new business opportunities through multiple channels, while achieving strategic sales objectives. Photo by Bruce Rogovin


Two Join URS

Boston - Dean L. Groves, P.E., and Peter Piattoni have joined URS Corporation’s New England operations as part of its infrastructure & environment division. Groves, in his capacity as director of strategic growth, will help direct URS’s expansion plans throughout New England. He has extensive experience in public infrastructure planning and design. Prior to joining URS, he was president and CEO of Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc., headquartered in Burlington. Piattoni will serve as director of business development for New England, with responsibility for working with branch offices and market sectors in coordinating all aspects of business development and strategy. His experience includes business

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October 18 The Steel Fabricators ofNew England New Technologies Dinner Meeting. Doubletree Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, Mass. 5 - 6 p.m. registration, networking reception, sponsor visits. 6 - 8 p.m. dinner, new technologies panel discussion. The SFNE Education Committee has designed this dinner meeting program to provide members and colleagues with information about the latest technical innovations and systems that can be used in the steel fabrication business. Have the chance to learn about new technologies in the steel fabrication industry! To register and for more information log onto ssfne.org.


October 30, Seaport World Trade Ctr. 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston 8 a.m - 5 p.m. EMC Forum 2012 – Transform: It+Business+Yourself This one-day conference aims to transform the way you see the future of IT, business – and yourself. Discover the knowledge, skills, and support that will transform you to meet the challenges ahead. Free For more information: visit EMC.com.

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Friday November 9 Society for Marketing Professional Services Boston will hold its Business Development Lunch Registration 3:30 p.m., event start: 4 p.m., event end: 5:30 p.m. Go to Mix@6 afterward! Columbia Construction Co. 100 Riverpark Drive, North Reading, MA For more information: www.smpsboston.org


November 8 Westin Boston Waterfront. 5:30 p.m.: Cocktail reception 7 p.m.: Program and dinner Distinguished Real Estate Awards Gala Join in honoring AvalonBay Communities, Inc. for their achievements in real estate, charitable activities, and community betterment. The late Lowell Richards, chief of development for the Mass. Port Authority, will be posthumously honored for his civic and charitable contributions, as well as a lifelong commitment to the highest values of service to the greater community. Connect with over 1,200 commercial real estate professionals from leading firms at this “must-attend” event of the year. Registration Deadline: October 26. For questions, contact Debbie Osheroff at 781-453-6900 x3 orosheroff@naoipma.org

October 24 October 31 8:30 - 11 a.m. Continental Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. AGC Conference Center, Wellesley Atteention owners, designers and construction professionals! Finally, a practical seminar for understanding. Presentation by Ronald D. Ciotti, Partner, Hinckley Allen & Snyder. This innovative process is distinctly different from the traditional project delivery, so is its contractual format. In these two sessions, you will develop an understanding as to which format should be used and how the standard forms differ. Ron will talk about how IPD differs from traditional delivery phases and try to bring some clarity to the definitional differences. For more information contact Mary Gately at (781) 235-2680, ext. 15. or Associated General Contractors agcmass.org


November 28, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Associated Subcontractors of Mass. Safety Roundtable Eastern Insurance 233 W. Central St. Natick, MA Register at www.associatedsubs.com/


October 30, October Luncheon Program 11:30 a.m. Networking & Registration 12 p.m. Luncheon & Program The Boston Harbor Hotel, Wharf Room Rowes Wharf, Boston The Changing Nature of Urban Multifamily Development and the Use of Modular Construction Susi Yu, Senior Vice President, Forest City Ratner Companies For information: newire.org/eventdetail.aspx?id=8908


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High-Profile Monthly: October 2012  

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

High-Profile Monthly: October 2012  

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