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Newton, MA - BayPoint Builders announced new leadership with the addition of Mark David as president and chief executive officer. He brings 26 years of construction experience to the company. Most recently, David was the president of construction at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) overseeing the business nationally. He led the New England construction business as a principal at Spaulding & Slye Colliers prior to JLL’s acquisition of the firm. His leadership experience allows him to successfully set the new strategic direction of BayPoint Builders. “Mark’s experience and leadership in the construction industry will allow BayPoint Builders to build on its already strong reputation and client base and grow the company to new levels,” said Barbara Bates, director of operations at BayPoint

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Mark David Al Woods Builders. BayPoint Builders also announced that Al Woods has joined the firm as executive vice president. Woods will lead BayPoint’s effort to strengthen and grow its business. Prior to joining BayPoint, he led the strategy and business development at Jones Lang LaSalle Construction.

Purcell Joins Benesch

Chicago - Benesch has announced that Purcell Associates has become a part of Alfred Benesch & Company (Benesch), a multi-disciplined engineering and environmental services firm, headquartered in

San Francisco - Boston Properties and Hines has broken ground on the Transbay Transit Tower, a 60-story office building at Mission and First streets in San Francisco. At 1,070 feet, the tower is set to be the tallest on the West Coast and the seventh tallest in the nation, edging out New York City’s Chrysler Building. Pelli Clarke Pelli, a Connecticut-based architectural firm, designed the 1.4-million sf building. Clark Construction and Hathaway Dinwiddie will serve as general contractors. Together, the tower and the transit center form the new heart of a revitalized neighborhood.

Chicago. Combined, the firm is able to provide expanded services to clients and draw from a network of over 475 engineers, environmental scientists, and other professionals.

May Groundbreaking

Boston - Demolition is complete on the one-story warehouse behind Fenway Park to make way for the Boston Conservatory’s newest facility. A groundbreaking is expected in May for an 18,500sf building at 132 Ipswich St. that will include an

orchestra rehearsal hall, dance studios, and teaching and student spaces. Financing for the $35 million project was made possible by MassDevelopment, First Republic Bank and Zions Bank.

AIAri Appoints Robbins

Providence, RI - Vision 3 Architects announced that Christen M. Robbins has been appointed to the AIAri Board of Directors. She also serves on the Committee on the Environment. Robbins, a LEED Accredited Professional, joined Vision

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Boston Nitsch Engineering has moved into its new 18,000sf office at Two Center Plaza in Boston. Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), provided site selection and interior design services for the project, which is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification. Nitsch had outgrown its previous space at 186 Lincoln Street in Boston and preferred an open, singlefloor layout to allow for greater collaboration and communication among its 80 employees. The new design enhances teamwork, allows for easy team realignments, and serves as a welcoming environment for clients, partners, and staff alike. The design strategy features two zones: 1) a public zone at the front of the suite for reception, technology-enabled conference rooms, and training spaces that

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William Corso, 1963-2013

Methuen, MA - Merrimack Valley Corporation – Mechanical Contractor of Methuen announced the passing of William Corso. Corso started with the company as a service technician and worked his way up to service manager/vice president. He was instrumental in the growth and purchase of both Climate Design Systems of Haverhill and MatzRightway of Hampton Bays, N.Y.


Canton, MA - Needham Electric Supply has opened its ninth branch in New Hampshire. The new Hudson location, conveniently located at 13 Hampshire Drive, is a full-service branch including a 1,500sf counter and 5,000sf warehouse. Walter Mycroft, who joined Needham Electric in October 2012 and has 20+ years experience in the industry, has been named disNew Needham Electric branch in Hudson. N.H. trict manager. He will be responsible for managing Founded in 1974, Bristol County the day-to-day sales and operations as well Electrical Supply is a privately held electrias expanding the company’s footprint in cal distributor serving primarily residential southern New Hampshire. and commercial contractors in the greater With the recent acquisition of LaTaunton area. Marc Barney has been named conia Electric, a six-branch distributor in branch manager and will continue to manNew Hampshire, Needham Electric has age the day-to-day sales and operations. grown to 25 locations in Massachusetts, “We are thrilled to add our fourth New Hampshire and Vermont, and recently branch location in Southeastern Massachuannounced that it has acquired the assets setts and to welcome Marc and his team to of GTM Electric Supply of St. Albans, Vt. the Needham Electric family,” stated GregGTM will operate as Needham Electric ory Wilson, president of Needham ElecSupply. tric Supply. “We look forward to bringing GTM Electric, founded by Mark greater levels of service to our customers Bourbeau in 1991, is a privately held elecin this area and to new business opportunitrical distributor serving primarily residenties.” tial and commercial contractors in NorthIn the past four months Needham ern Vermont. Electric Supply has added nine new locaBourbeau has been named branch tions through organic growth and strategic manager and will continue to manage the acquisition including a new branch in Hudday-to-day sales and operations. son, New Hampshire and the acquisition of In addition, Needham Electric SupLaconia Electric Supply in New Hampshire ply has acquired the assets of Bristol Counwith six branches and one showroom. ty Electrical Supply located in Taunton, Mass.

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Coull Tops Off Office Addition

Hopkinton, MA - JM Coull, Inc. celebrated the completion of the structural steel frame of the 40,000sf office addition for PerkinElmer as part of the development of the company’s new Personalized Health Innovation Center of Excellence. The center will focus on accelerating scientific innovation to help researchers who are working to eradicate disease and extend the quality and longevity of life. A topping off ceremoFinal structural steel beam is ready for placement ny was held on site in honor of JM Coull employee Dan Mahoney, who recently underwent a bone marrow transplant. He has been a member of the JM Coull team for nearly 20 years but has 40 years of experience in the mechanical systems industry and technical systems design and construction. His expertise has been a primary factor JM Coull President Andrew Coull addresses the gatherin JM Coull’s success in the ing at the topping-off ceremony. With him are (l) Bruce advanced technology industry. Bal, executive VP, PerkinElmer, and Marc Moschella, Project manager Marc JM Coull. Moschella coordinated the Working with Gorman Richardson ceremony commemorating Lewis Architects, JM Coull recently comthe placement of the last beam in honor of pleted renovations to an existing suite Mahoney, who continues to move forward of cleanrooms and gowning room for with his battle. The beam displays an imPerkinElmer and continues to work on age of Mahoney and messages from friends renovations and other additions to the and co-workers. Hopkinton site.

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Jewett Renovates Marlboro Nissan Designed by Curtis

Rendering of the renovated Marlboro Nissan

Marlborough, MA - Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Raymond, N.H.-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc., has begun an extensive, five-month renovation of Marlboro Nissan in Marlborough, Mass. Designed by the Curtis Architectural Group of Newton, the renovations include demolition of the existing showroom building and construction of a new, open, twostory showroom with a second floor office mezzanine. The building frame is of structural steel with the front façade comprised of aluminum composite panels over light gauge metal framed walls, which will give it the familiar Nissan look. Side walls will be skinned with insulated metal panels, providing an attractive,

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cost effective wall system, and a white roofing membrane will provide heat reflection for energy savings during warmer months. The interior will be finished with ceramic tile floors, carpeting, and millwork. New lighting, as well as HVAC, fire protection, and electrical systems, are designed to create an inviting and comfortable environment for customers and employees. Siding and aluminum composite metal panels will be installed by the Jewett Metal Buildings & Steel Erectors division. The facility will be in full operation while the construction takes place, with project operations tailored to allow for minimal disruption to the client’s customers or employees.

April, 2013


Nadeau Awarded Nat’l Guard Projects

Camp Edwards, Massachusetts Nadeau Corporation Construction, Development, and Engineering, located in South Attleboro, has been awarded a contract by the Massachusetts National Guard as the general contractor for renovations to the bachelor officer quarters, Building 1200, at Camp Edwards. The project involves hot water improvements, HVAC upgrades, and electrical advancement along, with aesthetic amenities such as refinishing or installing new flooring, new light fixtures, new showers, kitchen cabinets, and countertops. The project involves 6,800sf worth of remodeling, which will include two new latrines, a new standing seam metal roof, expansion of a dishwashing room, and refurbishing the existing dining hall floors. New HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and structural support for an existing mezzanine will be installed as well. Some additions were also selected by the National Guard, initiating Nadeau to modify four existing coolers into one unit, replace all exterior lighting with new lighting, and replace all windows in the building. Nadeau Corporation’s project manager, David D’Angelo, will be taking on the venture for the National Guard to ensure the strict safety standards, as well as the high quality of work set by the US Army Corps of Engineers, is met.

High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Stretching at the Seaport Square

by Alfonso Hernandez Seaport Square has become one of the most sought-after development areas in and around Boston. This new and exciting neighborhood, created from 23 acres of undeveloped (and underdeveloped) land in South Boston’s Seaport District, was master planned to ofAlfonso Hernandez fer world-class office and research spaces, retail, restaurants, shops, residences, hotels, parks, and other recreational areas on Boston’s waterfront. The developers, along with city and state officials, had a vision to create a very sustainable neighborhood. To this end, during the master planning, the developers worked very closely with MEPA to create a variety of design requirements that would have to be implemented during each block development. Working in the area, there are some interesting correlations with current city and development design requirements that future development teams will need to keep in mind. For instance, because the development is located within the city of Boston, most of the properties that would be designed in this area have to meet the Stretch Energy Code and BRA Articles 37 and 80.

The development and design team have to account for optimization of Building’s Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, among others. We found that we exceed the city’s Stretch Energy Code and BRA Article 37 by virtue of meeting the development’s energy requirements. BRA’s Article 37 requires that new buildings be “LEED Certifiable,” a structure that is planned, designed, and constructed to achieve the level “certified” using the LEED building rating system most appropriate for the proposed project. Projects in Seaport Square required LEED Certification, therefore exceeding the city’s

covery systems on all central ventilation; energy-efficient HVAC systems, including VFD, water use reduction, lighting power density reduction, and room lighting / temperature control (for hotels), among others. The important aspect to keep in mind is that the project’s energy, energy cost, and greenhouse gas emission requirements are best fulfilled through a holistic approach to the building design. By coupling the architectural massing, envelope components, and orientation, along with the support mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system that the project code requires, goals, and operational intent can be fulfilled. The upfront planning, challenging of the design, and optimization ...the project’s energy, energy cost, and greencan bring real savings and occuhouse gas emission requirements are best pant benefits for years to come. fulfilled through a holistic approach... We are finding that, although Seaport Square development has a greater sustainable requireminimum requirements. ment than the city’s, it has become much A byproduct of the LEED require- easier to achieve many of the basic LEED ment is that the development requires and other sustainable designs on projects buildings to use 21.5% less energy than re- throughout the industry. quired to meet the state building code. This This is why we see many municiworks well, since the city of Boston has ad- palities across the Unites States adopting opted the Energy Stretch Code, which re- similar sustainable design features as part quires buildings to reduce energy by 20% of their developments. over the state’s energy code. It’s an exciting time to see our local The development and design teams neighborhood being transformed into the have often met these requirements by pro- next generation of the built-environment. viding an optimized envelop design that Alfonso Hernandez is a project manincludes high-performance glazing, walls, ager at Vanderweil Engineers, Boston. and roof assemblies in addition to heat re-

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High-Profile: International Interior Design Awards New England

IIDANE 2013 Interior Design Award Winners

Boston - IIDA New England announced the winners of the 2013 Interior Design Awards. Created in 2007, the event celebrates teamwork and showcases interior design projects throughout New England. This year the Design Awards received a record 63 entries. Awards were presented in 11 categories; nine professional and two student. The winning entries and their teams are: Best in Show - A Growth Equity Company. Visnick & Caulfield; Corderman & Company; Northstar Project & Real Estate Services; Wright Millwork; Communications Design Associates, Inc.; Ripman Lighting Consultants Best Office Over 80,000sf – Communispace. Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Red Thread - Steelcase Furniture; Structure Tone; Diversified Project Management; McNamara Salvia; AHA Engineering. Best Office 30,000 - 80,000sf - A Growth Equity Company. Visnick & Caulfield; Corderman & Company; Northstar Project & Real Estate Services; Wright Millwork; Communications Design Associates, Inc.; Ripman Lighting Consultants Best Office Under 30,000sf - Markley Group, LLC. ADD Inc; R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP; Commodore Builders; RedThread; Bentley Prince Street Carpet; Reflex Lighting. Best Multi-Unit Residential Design - Orchard Cove. DiMella Shaffer; Continued on next page

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April, 2013


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Suffolk Tops Off Logan Project

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Boston - Suffolk Construction recently celebrated the topping off of the 50-acre rental car center at Boston’s Logan International Airport. Suffolk is managing construction of the Massachusetts Port Authority’s $300 million complex to consolidate Logan’s rental car facilities. The Rental Car Center project (titled the Consolidated Rental Agency Complex or ConRAC) includes construction of a four-level, 1.2 million sf precast parking garage and 112,000sf customer service building that will house all rental car companies and their vehicles serving Logan in one convenient location. Maintenance/ storage areas for rental car operations, referred to as Quick Turnaround Areas, will provide fueling, car washing, and cleaning facilities as well as vehicle storage. While the construction of these buildings is a significant undertaking, it is only a

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Needham, MA - Construction is continuing on schedule for the new 128-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Needham, located at the intersection of First Avenue and B Street in the New England Business Center office park. The hotel, which is being developed by Waterford Development Corporation of Needham, is part of a redevelopment plan by Normandy Real Estate Partners that includes four new office buildings, the hotel, and two parking garages to be built in the business park over the next few years. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H., is the architect and construction manager for the $13.5 million design build hospitality project, which is owned by SXC Needham Inn, LLC. “The roof is complete and the windows have been installed, making the building weather-tight,” stated the project manager for XSS Hotels LLC. “The interior framing is complete and we expect to begin sheet rocking by mid-March. We continue to be on schedule for a late July completion.” Pro Con Inc has designed the Needham Residence Inn to achieve LEED certification. The 89,740sf hotel is being built using regional and recycled materials in construction and is incorporating environmentally friendly design elements such as a white roof, over-sized windows, low-flow, water-efficient plumbing fixtures and LED lighting throughout the development.

Marriott Inn under construction The building’s first floor will house the hotel’s lobby and reception, common areas, and conference rooms. Upper floors will house guest rooms. The hotel will offer 116 urban studios, eight one-bedroom suites, and four two-bedroom suites, with a large hearth room, bar and lounge area, breakfast room, indoor pool and fitness room, two flexible space meeting rooms, business center, and guest laundry area. Plans call for the hotel to have covered parking for 22 vehicles and surface parking for 80 vehicles. The hotel, which is conveniently located off of Route 128, will serve both business and leisure travelers. The exterior design will feature precast concrete blocks, brick veneer, insulated metal paneling, and cornice molding. The hotel’s main entrance will feature a canopy with metal panels and double sliding glass doors. Construction on the site began in August 2012. The hotel is scheduled to be completed in July 2013 and plans to open in August 2013.

April, 2013


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Shawmut Tops Off New School DiNisco Design Architect

Lexington, MA - Shawmut Design and Construction celebrated the recent completion of framework for the new Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington with a topping-off ceremony in March. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of students and community members from Lexington who watched as the final beam, signed by Estabrook students, was raised and locked into Students and members of the school commuplace by steelworkers. nity look on as the final beam is raised on the The Lexington Permanent Buildnew Estabrook Elementary School. ing Committee selected Shawmut to build the new 92,000sf school in the fall of 2012. DiNisco Design Partnership, the architect of record, designed the school to include speech assistance in all classrooms, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, and exterior sunshade systems on all windows. The project is on Students wrote cards and thank you letters to track to receive LEED Silver certification. the project team that built their new school.

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Cambridge, March 20, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) announced the recipients of the 2013 Engineering Excellence Frank Monkewicz Photography Awards along with several oth- Ko Ishikura, PE; ACEC/MA president (Green International er awards. Affiliates, Inc.), Frank DePaola; PE, MassDOT highway ACEC/MA presented administrator, Dennis Baker, PE (HNTB); Para Jayasinghe, the awards in a ceremony at the deputy commissioner - Boston Public Works Dept.; Joey Royal Sonesta in Cambridge. Breton, PE (HNTB); Peter Piattoni (URS Corporation)

Market Basket Nears Completion Pro Con CM - Prellwitz/Chilinsk Architect

New Market Basket Bedford, NH – The new 78,500sf Market Basket store located at 539 Donald Street at the intersection of Route 114 in Bedford, is nearing completion. 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 is conveniently located near the intersection of routes 101 and

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High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential/Senior Living

Refining an Affordable Model for Assisted Living

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“Affordability” is a concept often misunderstood. It requires a nuanced explanation. The most common question about assisted living cost: “What’s the cost per square foot?” The fact is, assisted living residents aren’t buying square feet – they’re buying units with services. And astute owners (and funding sources) base affordability on all-in cost – including operations in comparison to revenue. Better metrics of affordability are cost per unit – plus understanding the project’s rent target in relation to the median household income in the area. For success, this more comprehensive view of project affordability is crucial – and understanding how design and construction decisions flow from the affordability “target” is critical. Using Christopher Heights in Marlborough, Mass as our model, eight key factors were identified as essential to an affordably built project. • Understand the owners/operators model for building configuration and care. Owners Grantham Group LLC had the benefit of having built three similar facilities in Massachusetts (Attleboro, Webster and Worcester). This experience taught them the most desirable unit mix and configuration, building size, and amenities. They learned that efficient staffing, including 24-hour care, 2 hours of personal care, and a dedicated activity director – meant lower operational costs. Meal service was most efficient through the utilization of a family dining model. Through experience, they understood the necessary elements for affordability; they had their target. • Assemble the right team. The owners and their project manag-

er, Potomac Capital, enlisted the seasoned team of Cutler Associates as construction managers and SMOOK Architecture as master planners/architects. Our team approach was an open but demanding process; clear goals were set early, milestones established, and tasks assigned. The team worked strategically, developing the initial plan, attaining financing, securing permitting, finalizing working construction documents, and ultimately building the facility. Individual accountability was vital, and the mission clear: construct a cost-effective, architecturally appealing building. In-other-words, the entire team “bought into” the owner’s affordability answer. • Secure appropriate financing. Total project cost affordability must take into account both soft and hard costs, including: land acquisition, financing, design, and construction – in addition to costs associated with long-term facility operation and staffing. The Christopher Heights model utilized two low income tax funding sources: Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and Home Funds, and in doing so, the overall debt service on the project was reduced well below conventional financing methods. Keeping the land basis low was essential to success. Land cost must be financed through conventional means or upfront capital, as it’s not considered in the calculations for LIHTC. Finding sites in the correct demographic with favorable land acquisition costs or ground lease terms is difficult, especially in the northeast. • Use effective and strategic site planning. The land purchased for Christopher Heights was a brownfield site, and remediation was completed by the city of Marlborough prior to conveyance. The project was to be a marquee building for the Christopher Heights brand and a showcase for successful revitalization. With a slope of approximately 12 feet, the site provided a strategic master planning opportunity with the creation of a walk-out lower level. A central kitchen, mechanical and other service spaces were tucked below the building without absorbing precious ground level space. Some difficult uses bounded the site, including a run-down convenience store, a firehouse, and homes in disrepair.

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Christopher Heights A site plan with a central courtyard as the main drop off and entry to the property was integral in mitigating the negative visual impact of the surrounding parcels. • Revisit previous success stories. The team leveraged the success of the owner’s three prior projects to streamline the design and preconstruction process of Christopher Heights. For example, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems were done design-build to maximize efficiency and economy. • Strategically use private and public spaces. Another key to the Christopher Heights model was managing the gross square footage of the building without compromising unit sizes. The 83 bed facility maintains an incredibility high efficiency of 662sf per unit, versus the sector standard 750-875sf per unit. This was accomplished through the strategic use of public spaces within the building, with “country kitchens” on each floor serving alternately as family dining, gathering spaces, or entertainment venues, for example. • Design a cost effective building and skin. The structural system, comprised of tube steel columns, steel beams, and open web steel joists with composite deck, was incredibility efficient. The foundation was

designed with few jogs. Articulation of the building exterior and architectural scale was achieved through the use of cantilevered bays, trussed roof elements perched on a predominately flat roof, and the creative use of varying colors and textures of vinyl siding. • Control the costs of interior fit-out. Public areas received visual “punch” with enhanced wall, floor, and ceiling treatments. Elsewhere, efforts were made to minimize drywall soffit conditions and wall articulation. A residential heating system was also employed. • Bottom line… While the standard in assisted living at the time was between $105,000 and $125,000 per unit, Christopher House was finished at $94,000 per unit; a 10% to 25% cost savings. Affordability requires taking deliberate steps like those outlined above, to hit a price point that meets funding requirements and that makes unit prices attractive to seniors and their families. Garth Johnson, LEED-AP, HCC is VP Senior Living and Healthcare at Cutler Associates, Inc. of Worcester. Clay Benjamin Smook AIA, LEED-AP BD+C is a principal at SMOOK Architecture & Urban Design of Boston. Cutler and SMOOK also will be teaming on the new Christopher Heights Facility in Northampton.

April, 2013


High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential/Senior Living

Integrated Bldrs Nears Completion J.M. Electrical Completes BHA Project O’Sullivan Architects

Cambridge, MA – Rockland-based Integrated Builders is in the final stages of constructing The Emerson Lofts, a 16 unit condominium development located at 22 Cottage Park Ave. just outside the lively Davis Square neighborhood in Somerville. The $9.5 million project is scheduled for a May 15 completion with occupancy expected for the beginning of July. Emerson Lofts is an adaptive reuse of the former J.H. Emerson Company factory (which developed and manufactured the original Iron Lung), that was built in 1909. Integrated Builders is redeveloping the new building according to LEED certification standards by incorporating top-to-bottom sustainable features, including a high-performance TPO (white) roof, energy-efficient HVAC systems, and double-hung insulated glass windows. Renovating a historical building presents a unique set of structural issues, according to Jay Dacey, president of Integrated Builders. “Anytime you take an old woodframe building and update it to conform to current codes, there are going to be lots of challenges,” he said. “We put in an elevator, upgraded the building to earthquake and seismic codes, and a lot of structural steel went in – there were some difficult aspects to this job.” Built in 1909, the structurally sound three-story brick factory building received a complete overhaul of all systems, with all new utilities and mechanical systems,



Interior living quarters at Emerson Lofts a brand-new passenger elevator, noise and weather insulation, and all of the corridors and public spaces were made handicapaccessible. The exterior of the building will have drought-tolerant plantings and landscaping. Beneath the parking lot is a new stormwater retention system, which, along with roof drains on the building, helps minimize surface runoff into Cambridge storm drains. Bike storage for each condominium unit is provided inside the building, with 12 additional bike parking spaces outside. “It was a total top-to-bottom renovation,” said David O’Sullivan, AIA and president of O’Sullivan Architects, whose firm did the design. “We’ve got the good mix of a traditional mill building with nice wood beams and columns and exposed brick interior walls enhanced by energy-efficient systems and windows, so you’ve got the character of the building coming through – combined with the modern energy efficiency.”




Charlestown, MA - J.M. Electrical Company, Inc., has completed construction and project operations at the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), located at 55 Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown. The Lynnfield-based specialists installed Alerton controls, emergency lighting and wiring for new energy-efficient boilers in 24 buildings in the largest community for low- and moderate-income housing. This portion of the work was completed as part of the BHA’s $63 million energy performance contract with leading energy-efficiency and renewable energy company Ameresco, Inc. According to a recent study conducted by the Department of Housing

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Allen & Major Completes Project

Arlington, MA - Allen & Major Associates, Inc. has provided land survey, civil and structural engineering, environmental consulting, and landscape architectural design services to WP East Development Enterprises LLC for the redevelopment and reuse of the former Brigham Ice Cream factory on Mill Street in Arlington. The new residential development has been aptly named Alta Brigham Square. The135,000sf development consists of a 116-unit podium-style building with 76 surface parking spaces and 89 garage-level spaces below, an adjacent one-story retail space and a direct connection to the Minuteman Bikeway. The project incorporated attractive landscape features in the courtyard and the upper retail plaza which connects to the bike path. These features include wooden pergolas, stone veneer sitting walls, unique plantings, a fire pit, a barbeque area, exterior furniture, and interesting stone paving patterns for visual effect. Environmental considerations included a planted wet water quality swale to capture and treat stormwater runoff which was specifically engineered to perform pollutant removal functions but is uniquely designed so it also becomes a landscape feature. The building structure itself consists of four stories of wood-framed construc              

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Phoenix Apartments Providence, RI WinnDeveltion over a one-level parking area. The design was accomplished with a free standing opment, the real estate development structural steel frame and elevated concrete arm of WinnCompanies, in conjuncslab “podium,” which supports the four- tion with its nonprofit joint venture story, wood-framed residential building. partner, Omni Development CorpoStructural design services for this project ration, announced the opening of also included the retail building design and Phoenix Apartments in Providence’s analysis of the existing site retaining walls West End neighborhood. Formerly and bridge. Several site improvements to Medina Village Apartments, this the project were designed to enhance the project is an 83-unit scattered site overall character of the area surrounding affordable rental housing developthe project while providing stormwater ment that consists of 26 multifamily mitigation, including: placing utilities un- walk-up buildings spread out across View of renovated apartment interior derground, constructing additional flood five blocks. Each building has three residents will benefit for many years from storage capacity for the Mill Brook, pro- or four units with one to four bedthese new HUD Section 8 apartment.” viding improved stormwater drainage on rooms. The development team completed To maintain the HAP contract unit the parcel, reducing impervious areas on the property by 0.75 acres or a 24% reduc- significant renovations and new construc- mix, nine new buildings were constructed tion, and creating an on-site gathering node tion at Phoenix Apartments. When con- to replace the units lost to demolition. In with a kiosk and seating areas along the struction began on January 1, 2012, a ma- addition to the 26 buildings and three parkjority of the 22 existing buildings were not ing sites, the redevelopment plan at Phoebikeway for public use. habitable. Seven of the 22 buildings were nix Apartments also includes 3,148sf of demolished, and nine new buildings and nonresidential space to be used as a propthree new parking sites were constructed. erty management office, central laundry Additionally, 17 buildings underwent gut facility, and a community room. rehabilitation. Seven of these properties The project utilized green, energywere de-densified, resulting in a reduction saving building techniques, and two buildof units and/or a reduction of bedrooms. ings are part of National Grid’s Deep EnThe renovated units feature state-of-the-art ergy Retrofit program. kitchens and bathrooms, as well as ample The project’s architect, Durkee, closet and living space. Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects “Along with our valued partners, we (DBVW), contractor, Pezzuco Construcare proud to be completing this most am- tion, Inc., and housing consultant, Barbara bitious urban development initiative,” said Sokoloff Associates (BSA), all played in O: 617.269.7200                                                     Joseph Caffey, president of Omni Devel- instrumental role an bringing this project W:marrcompanies.com   opment and managing partner of Phoenix to completion. WinnResidential will serve Apartments, LP. “Preserving 83 units of as the property manager for Phoenix ApartScaffold // Shoring affordable housing meets a critical need in ments, as Winn similarly does for the other our capitol city. We trust that our Phoenix properties in Omni’s portfolio.

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Abbot Restores Apartments

Lynn, MA - Harbor Loft Apartments is an elegant eight-story brick high-rise building located at the corner of Washington and Broad Streets in downtown Lynn. When the building was converted to public housing back in the 1960s, Abbot Building Restoration Company of Boston became involved with some minor repairs at that time. Some 50 years later, Abbot has come full circle when recently contracted by the current building owner to perform maintenance on Washington Street elevation that was experiencing severe water penetration around the windows and masonry. The contract called for Abbot to cut out and repoint the masonry on the top five floors where the most severe water damage had occurred. Also, as a previous contractor has resealed the windows improperly, Abbot removed the defective sealant around multiple joints on each window – metal to masonry, metal-to-metal, and metal to glass – and removed the entire remaining residue. Abbot then resealed the affected locations with a high-grade polyurethane sealant to match the original color around the exterior of the windows. Finally, a

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clear, water-repellant coating was applied to help protect the masonry surfaces. The project was performed in conjunction with architectural consultant, Brian Pfeiffer, and the Essex National Heritage Commission of Salem.

JACA on Med Model

North Quincy, MA - JACA Architects has introduced new software to its office – Med Model. Med Model is a powerful Windows based simulation tool designed for optimizing performances for healthcare systems. This software solution allows for animated visualization of clinic process and has the

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ability to import CAD files. Additionally, this software shows improvement in patient flow, facility design, logistical analysis and resource utilization. Med Model has the aptitude to test new ideas before dedicating time and capital, as well as optimizing their available resources and space capacity.

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Needham, MA - The Residences at Wingate in Needham currently are under construction. The Architectural Team, Inc. (TAT) is acting as the architect and interior designer. Callahan Construction of Bridgewater is the general contractor. The new 82,786sf “aging in place” healthcare facility will offer 91 state-of-the-art The Architectural Team apartments comprised of 42 Rendering of the dining area at Residences at Wingate assisted living units, 12 supdining rooms, bistro lounge, library, fitness portive independent living, and area, health care, spa/salon, four outdoor 37 memory care units. The new development is located on landscaped patios with dining area and fire the campus of an existing skilled nursing pit. The memory care wings will also profacility also designed by TAT, and will fea- vide a private, secured entrance, activities ture a full range of resident amenities to room, main living and dining rooms, and include an open kitchen concept with three secure outdoor area.

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April, 2013


High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential/Senior Living

Golden Pond Phase 2 Begins

Congress Companies Hosts Groundbreaking

Attending the groundbreaking (l-r): Peter Nicholson, Charlene Nicholson, William Marr, Kerry Kunst, Puja Mehta, Richard Williams, Josh Roccapriore, and Tim Kilduff. Hopkinton, MA – The Congress Companies of Peabody held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its latest project at Golden Pond Assisted Living Residences in Hopkinton. Golden Pond Resident Care Corp., owner of Golden Pond, co-hosted the ceremony to celebrate commencement of construction on Phase 2 of the renovation and addition project in progress at the assisted living residences. Phase 2 construction will result in a new, four-story, 36,000sf addition to the Golden Pond building, consisting of 41 assisted living beds in 30 residential units. Additionally, the existing building’s main mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and laundry plants will be renovated and engineered to meet the require-

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Community Services Project Completed George Hickey Architects

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High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential/Senior Living

Multi Residential Projects Moving Forward

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and several sustainable design elements. The new five-story building will be home to 41 units of housing with porches, including nine studios, 15 one-bedrooms, 15 twobedrooms, and two three-bedrooms. The fourth floor-units will be two stories, and the total project includes five affordable units. The project also includes 35 parking spaces with two bicycle parking spots per unit. The project’s sustainable elements include a storm water retention system, a centralized garden space, photovoltaic roof panels, and rooftop vegetable gardens. The project developer is Sebastian Mariscal of

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Sebastian Mariscal Studio. The BRA Board unanimously approved the Notice of Project Change for 275 Albany Street which will bring 400 residential units to the Harrison/Albany Corridor in the South End. The $145 million project has two buildings: a 19-story building on Traveler Street with 220 residential units and an 11-story building on East Berkeley Street with 180 residential units and 2,000sf of retail. The project team includes Normandy Real Estate Partners, Gerdling Edlen, ADD Inc., and Mel Shuman Law.

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Callahan Completes Maxwell’s Green ICON Architect

Somerville, MA - Callahan, Inc. of Bridgewater recently completed construction on Maxwell’s Green in Somerville. The new 156-bed residential community features four apartment buildings, comprised of 184 units. Callahan Inc. provided construction management services for the new LEED certified project. The four buildings consist of three or four stories with a mix of studios, one-, two-, and threebedroom apartments, as well as four townhome style units. The buildings’ façades have a modern look combining masonry, composite metal paneling, metal shingles,

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Maxwell’s Green and cementitious siding. Each building has below grade parking. Maxwell’s Green features a number of amenities, including open outdoor living spaces, a lifestyle center, bicycle storage, a bike path to the Red Line-Davis Square MBTA, and electric car chargers. The two-level lifestyle center with club suite includes a chef’s kitchen, sophisticated dining, lounging and entertainment areas, network café, yoga studio, fitness center, roof deck, and theater room. The 207,722sf community is owned by Gate Residential Properties/KSS Partners, and the architect is ICON Architecture.

Micro Units in the Future?

Boston - Latest reports from Biznow indicate that Boston’s waterfront has 300 micro units planned. Boston Redevelopment Authority manager for innovation district projects Nicole Fichera says that city planners are suggesting developers build smaller apartments—350sf to 700sf—with shared amenities. First on the market is Gerding Edlen’s Factory 63 , located in the Fort Point Channel historic district of South Boston, with 38 units, including 23 micros ranging from 350sf to 500sf. After a few weeks of leasing, only three of 23 innovation units—and two of the six market-rate apartments—remain, according to Kelly Saito, Gerding Edlen president. The $193 million, 369-apartment 100 Pier 4—which includes 50 micro units—began construction in December, and they’re the first ones Hanover Group has built. Creating a layout for narrow units in a building designed for traditional apartments was a challenge according to the firm’s David Hall. The solution was interlocking L-shaped units, most of which are clustered on the first three floors around a business center and community area to foster impromptu meetings. Construction is scheduled to be complete in early 2015. ADD Inc. designed 100 Pier 4, and is doing Skanska Commercial Develop-

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Rutherford Landing to Open in July

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Charlestown, MA - TFMoran Inc. Structural Engineers of Bedford, N.H. provided structural design for a new five-story, 99-unit, multi-family residential building with below grade parking for 138 vehicles. The 154,00sf building is located at the site of the former Charlestown Knights of Columbus at 75 West School Street in Charlestown, Mass. The apartment building is timberframed construction, with the lower level constructed of concrete and steel. In addi-

tion to the interior common space, a roof deck is planned to give tenants bonus outdoor space. TFM Structural Engineers worked with Neshamkin French Architects of Charlestown and Metric Construction Corporation of Boston on this design build project. The completion of the project is expected for summer of 2013. The project team included TFM Structural Engineers, Neshamkin French Architects, and Metric Construction.

Wise Completes Projects

Boston - Wise Construction, of Winchester, has completed work on renovated space for two Boston-area companies. At Fresenius Medical Care, Wise Construction reconfigured 200,000sf of office space, including 50 offices and multiple conference rooms. Wise also

completed an executive suite during the initial phase of the project. Germanbased Fresenius, which has its US. headquarters in Waltham, is a major provider of kidney dialysis services and renal care products. The architect for the project was ADD, Inc.

Kaplan Completes Mills Project DBVW Architect

Lawrence, MA - Built on the site of one of the first textile mills in Lawrence, the 125-year-old Washington Mills Building No. 1 was deteriorating and vacant when the Architectural Heritage Foundation and Banc of America Community Development Corporation initiated the structure’s preservation and transformation into loft-style rental apartments. Located in the city’s North Canal Historic District, the smart growth project was part of a 17-month, $43 million redevelopment that marks the single largest private investment in downtown Lawrence in decades. Kaplan Construction’s renovation and adaptive reuse of the 240,000sf structure included transforming the former industrial building into 155 luxury loft-style rental apartments that range in size from 625sf to 1,700sf. Kaplan’s extensive historic rehabilitation was instrumental in executing a design that contrasts modern interiors with original elements of the building’s historic character, including excavating original stone and brick foundation walls for use in the new building entrance, sliding metal fire doors that were preserved in place, nine-foot arched

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Precast at Home in Multi-Family Projects

oston - As the housing market continues to recover, one bright spot is multi-family construction. There is growing demand for multi unit dwellings, whether apartments, hotels, or college and university housing. From smaller condo buildings and mixed use facilities to high rises and student residence halls, precast concrete has a great deal to offer for the construction and long-term performance of these structures. The nature of precast components brings a level of efficiency to the construction process. Having the panels engineered and cast off-site minimizes site disturbance and significantly decreases the amount of space needed for erection. Closely monitored and inspected plant conditions also adds a level of quality assurance not found with site-cast components. And beyond the construction phase, the performance attributes of precast concrete are uniquely suited to this building type. Hollowcore floors provide unmatched sound attenuation and also enable architects to work with long spans to create large, modular spaces. Concrete is uniquely resistant to mold and helps create excellent indoor air quality. These are just some of the reasons architects in the northeast are choosing precast concrete for their multifamily and hospitality projects. One example of precast being used for multifamily work is The Victor, which is a 12-story mixed-use project in Boston. The Victor combines 288 residential units with 17,000sf of retail and features a threelevel, 138-space above-grade parking garage. Boston architecture firm ADD, Inc., chose precast architectural panels with thin brick and textured finishes from Coreslab Structures for this project because of the cost savings, rapid construction qualities, and low maintenance the material can deliver. Precast was also selected to deliver a combination of aesthetics and constructability for the 28-story Avalon Exeter Residences at Prudential Center in Boston. The 187-unit apartment building, which began precast erection in February 2013, features an architectural precast design by Elkus Manfredi Architects in Boston. Strescon Ltd. is manufacturing and erecting the 406 architectural concrete panels that will enclose the building. Student housing is another building type ideally suited to precast concrete. Residence halls are a long-term investment for educational institutions and need to be built to last. Precast concrete offers the kind of durability and long life these structures require. In addition, the speed of construction inherent with well-


Students are not always known for keeping quiet, but concrete floors and ceilings deliver a high level of sound attenuation that any student studying for finals will be thankful for. Anyone who has ever had to deal with the noise, vibrations, and footsteps of upstairs neighbors can appreciate the value of a concrete ceiling. Like apartment buildings and residence halls, hotels must also house a large number of people in a comfortable manner. Architects and contractors working on hotel projects face many of the same challenges and opportunities presented by multi-family projects. Things like acoustics, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency are very important in hospitality construction. Designers continue to find ways to make the most of the material attributes of precast concrete in their hotel designs. The Fenway Residence Inn by Marriott is part of an urban redevelopment initiative in the area surrounding BosThe Fenway Residence Inn by Marriott Photo: Courtesy J.P. Carrara & Sons, Inc. ton’s famed Fenway Park. The $60-million, eight-story project includes 6,000sf of ground-level retail and restaurant space, as well as 175 guest rooms. The architects at Group One Partners in Boston chose hollowcore for the job in part because using one component for floor and ceiling saves enough floor-to-floor height to allow an additional floor to be added. This project demonstrates the ways that precast can work in concert with other materials and systems to achieve design and performance goals. It uses a unique Girder-Slab System (developed by Girder-Slab Technologies of Cherry Hill, N.J.) that allows the steel frame to be erected and then precast hollowcore planks installed. The system uses a D-Beam that supports the hollowcore. Precaster J.P. Carrara & Sons manufactured the 920 precast hollowcore planks used in the hotel. The extra-wide, 8 x 8 ft. Avalon Exeter Residence Photo: Courtesy of Strescon Limited planks reduced the total number needed for the project and thought-out precast design and erection en- by Oldcastle Precast for the floors, ceilables work to take place around academic ings and roof. Long and thin hollowcore minimized seams. A finish called “carpet schedules, thereby minimizing site distur- planks allow for large, open areas free of ready” allows a direct flooring application bance on campus. supports or beams. This is perfect for large, to the hollowcore planks. Speed of erection was one of the Construction scheduling and durabil- open lounges and common rooms and also ity are important, but foremost in the minds enables some flexibility with internal wall main reasons precast was chosen for this project, and that is a common element of most architects working with student placement and design. housing is the functionality and flexibility Using precast concrete hollowcore among many precast multifamily projects. of the buildings they are designing. Col- for the floors and ceilings of a building like Precast concrete is an ideal material for leges and universities want their residence this also has many performance advan- building in tight urban areas. Construchalls to stand the test of time, but also al- tages. The inherent thermal mass of con- tion projects using precast take up very low for the ability to change and adapt the crete smoothes peak heating and cooling little space beyond the building footprint. interiors as needs change over the years. demands, which saves energy. A nonflam- When long-term performance is combined This was certainly inherent in the mable material, concrete also has obvious with fast and efficient construction, with choices made by Pawtucket, R.I.-based fire safety benefits and minimizes the need qualities like energy efficiency, indoor air Lerner Ladd + Bartels Architects when for additional fireproofing. And with more quality, fire prevention, acoustic control, they designed Hillside Hall at the Univer- emphasis being placed on indoor air qual- and durability, it’s clear why architects and sity of Rhode Island. The LEED Silver, ity, architects are also finding that precast contractors in the Northeast are choosing 120,000sf, 429-bed residence hall employs concrete provides moisture control that precast concrete. 8-inch-thick hollowcore planks supplied helps control mold and mildew.

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April, 2013


High-Profile Cover Story: 120 Kingston Street


Perkins Eastman Designs 120 Kingston

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oston - The new state-of-the-art 26-story residential and mixed-use building located at 120 Kingston Street in downtown Boston is under construction. Perkins Eastman Architects ( PE) led the fast track design development and documentation process, and McNamara/ Salvia Inc is the structural engineer of record. RODE Architects is serving as interior architect, along with Planeta Basque Interior Design. R. G. Vanderweil Engineers is responsible for the MEP/FP design. As the concrete core and steel superstructure rises, the team continues to work closely with the development team consisting of Forest City and The Hudson Group; along with the construction management team at Suffolk Construction, to successfully bring to life the design of the 292,000sf high-rise tower. The project will be located along the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, bordering Chinatown and the Leather District located within the highly sought after downtown Boston area. The residential portion of the building will include 240 rental units, consisting of 18 studio apartments, 175 one-bedroom units, 43 two-bedroom units, and four three-bedroom units. Those residing on the upper floors will have striking views of either the Boston Common or Waterfront, depending on which side their unit resides. In addition to the residential units, the building will also include a three-level parking garage, a retail component, gym,


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and restaurant. The restaurant will offer a seating area that will flow onto a large outdoor patio; adding further vibrancy and draw to this historical area of the city. Perkins Eastman worked collaboratively with the owner, developer, and construction manager to improve building efficiencies and reduce the construction budget. The team redesigned the building’s core while reducing the number of parking floors from four to three without reducing parking—allowing greater floor-to-floor heights within the same envelope. The

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building’s skin was re-imagined to achieve greater efficiencies of the prefabricated elements and window wall systems. All of the units were redesigned to accommodate the rotation of the core, allowing the standardization of bathrooms and kitchen types within the curved triangular footprint of the building. John Pears, managing principal of Perkins Eastman Architects in Boston, also noted that, “The building fronts onto The Continued on next page

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Perkins Eastman Designs 120 Kingston

Greenway will create a back-drop to Chinatown Park, which will be integrated into the design of the outdoor public space of the site by removing the wall that currently separates the two sites. Restaurant and café tables and chairs will spill out onto a small plaza overlooking the park. The four story podium facing the park will be clad in Jet-mist granite to create the impression of mist swirling at the base, near to the water feature in the park. This notion enhances a larger-scale waterfall design concept for the Greenway façade, achieved by staggered window-wall fins terminating at varying heights on the façade, and illuminated glass fins on the podium that will ensure a rich after-dark pedestrian experience.” Pears pointed out that “PE has designed over 40,000 units of housing throughout the US and internationally over the past 30 years and built over 25,000 units. This housing and retail building is PE’s first high rise in Boston. However, the Boston office currently has over 850 rental housing units in design and under construction in projects ranging from four and five story wood-frame buildings to mid and high-rise in both steel and concrete. Many are urban and feature retail and parking podiums, and underground parking.” PE Boston also has a number of current education, healthcare, and senior living projects in design and construction. The interior design was a collaborative process with the ownership group, as-

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The new 26-story residential and mixeduse building – under construction.

sociated architect RODE Architects Inc., and Planeta Basque Interior Design. An emerging design firm specializing in architecture for the urban environment, RODE is responsible for the design, layout, material concepts, and selections for the residential units and common space. As the structural engineer of record,

ing system that provided the maximum flexibility for the unit and parking level layout by eliminating all steel bracing elements and eliminating all but three interior columns. The firm strove to minimize the depth of the structural steel framing in order to work within a reduced floor to floor height and to maximize the number of framed levels within a set building height. The reduced floor to floor heights required many of the mechanical systems to Concrete core slabs in progress and stairs being pass through the structural steel load poured (from the interior of the building) carrying members. The firm worked closely with the mechanical engineer and construction manager to coordinate the mechanical systems prior to steel fabrication so that all required penetrations through the structural steel load carrying members could be fabricated prior to steel erection to provide a cost and time savings to the project. This BIM/Reuit project is on target to achieve LEED Silver and fulfill requirements of Boston’s Article 37, which requires that all large-scale Structural steel erection in progress with the projects meet USGBC’s LEED cerconcrete core in the background tification standards. The building is McNamara/Salvia Inc. (Mc/Sal) was also designed to exceed the Massatasked with working with the design team chusetts Stretch Energy code, which reand owners to create a structure that pro- quires that the building consume 20% less vided flexibility for interior programming energy than the Energy Code minimum and unit layout while remaining within the performance requirements. the target budget. 120 Kingston Street is scheduled to Mc/Sal designed a hybrid concrete open in late 2014. core shearwall with a structural steel fram-

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High-Profile Feature: Burlington Senior Living Community


Callahan Completes Stonebridge Project

urlington, MA - Callahan Construction recently completed new construction of a 94,400sf wing at the Burlington Senior Living Community in Burlington. The new wing consists of an assisted memory care community offering studio, one- and two-bedroom units comprised of 84 independent/assisted living apartments, and 26 private and semiprivate memory care apartments located in a separate and secured wing. Residents are provided a full range of amenities to include a gracious dining room, private dining rooms for family gatherings, spa, fitness center, courtyard with outdoor fireplace, sunroom, library, activity room, tavern/lounge, brain gym, and outdoor areas. Situated on nearly nine acres of undeveloped land across from Network Drive and convenient to major highways, Stonebridge at Burlington is the fifth assisted

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Breakfast room fully designed to blend a supportive physical environment, complete with the state of the art technology, with innovative social programming. This new community is described by professionals as a “cutting edge” and “innovative” assisted living community. The building consists of three levels of wood framed construction on a slab on grade foundation. The development team includes; The Architectural Team of Chelsea, Callahan Construction, Bridgewater; Waypoint Construction Consultants, Needham; and Group One Partners, Inc., Boston. This is currently the third project that Callahan has collaborated on with Northbridge.

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DiGiorgio Develops Sanctuary Care $1.6 B Downtown Quincy Rebuild Sullivan CM

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Rye, N.H. - DiGiorgio Associates Inc. (DAI) partnered with Sanctuary Care to develop a one-story memory care living facility in Rye known as Sanctuary Care at Rye. Key elements of the facility are a distinctive entrance and lobby, sitting area, dining, library, and activities area. The goal of this new residence is to care for those with memory loss in a homelike environment. The single-story structure will have two residential wings attached to two activity cores. The cores will house a kitchen, dining area, activity space, and administrative offices. The residential living space will consist of 56 spacious

units, one third of which will be semi-private spaces. In the semi-private suites, the residents will share the bathroom space. Along with the development of the residential spaces within the wings, this structure will also consist of 8,900sf of community courtyard space. The total scope of the project is 36,600sf with an estimated construction cost of $7 million. Construction began in the fall of 2012 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2013. Sullivan Construction Inc. is serving as the construction manager for this project.


Editor’s note: Following are excerpts from a recent Bisnow newsletter. Quincy, MA - Construction will start soon on what’s been billed as the largest urban transformation project in the country— the $1.6 billion rebuilding of downtown Quincy. Similar redevelopment efforts are under way in Boston and nationwide. Each is unique, but here are elements they share. Early on, Quincy Mutual Insurance—a company headquartered downtown for 162 years—made a $17 million pre-development investment to help launch the project. Developer Beal/Street-Works partner Ken Narva says big city makeovers need a stakeholder with the courage to get in early and the patience to hang on for the long haul. Mayor Tom Koch was a pioneering advocate, with moral and financial support. The city and state have agreed to raise $340 million, including $289 million in bonds for infrastructure: new streets, utilities, and nine garages for 5,000 cars. The city will raise 18% of the TDC, the state 3%, and the private developer 79%. The new private property will generate revenue to repay the bonds. Early in the eight-year planning phase, Narva tells us, the mayor had the courage and vision to see beyond the next election cycle. To Mayor Koch, the transformation means new jobs and revenue to fuel further growth. The developer is starting the first

building with cash. But without public underwriting, he says, it couldn’t create the appropriate environment. Quincy—birthplace of two US presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams—has a rich past, a solid present, and a strong credit rating. Beal/Street-Works recognized residents’ concerns over a plan to build 3.5 million sf so it acquired 39 land parcels without using eminent domain. Everyone knew what was happening from day one, says partner Richard Heapes. The plan it created calls for 1,600 housing units, 1.1 million sf of office space, and 700,000sf of retail space, including 150,000sf for food services. The spine of the New Quincy Center is Hancock Street, which leads to the T stop. Easy access to mass transit is the critical lifeline, says Narva. It places what will be new and redeveloped buildings 18 minutes from Boston and 23 minutes from Cambridge, both major employment centers. It’s surrounded by interstates 93/95, which lead to downtown Boston and many other towns. At its core, Hancock Street will be reconceived as one great boulevard from the commercial center to the T. It will feature a series of spaces filled with active uses like restaurants and shops, key public places like four-acre park and museum Adams Green, and five other outdoor public places connected by wide sidewalks.

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High-Profile: Life Sciences Facilities

Spaceworks Completes UMass Facility

Amherst, MA - Spaceworks Architectural Interiors, a Boston-based firm providing architectural interior products, recently completed a project for the new Life Sciences facility at UMass Amherst. The project is part of a five-year capital improvements plan. Spaceworks completed more than 100 offices in two phases as part of this project.

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by Stephanie Goldberg In our practice speed has become part of the design process. Companies need to be up and running quickly, and once the design has begun they are looking ahead to the next steps. Clients need change even during the design process as their work figures into our more rapid paced world. Delivery schedules have Stephanie Goldberg become compressed. However, our desire to create a unique, expressive, and clear design has not changed. The challenge has become how to design and execute a project with the same quality and in a shorter amount of time. As a result, much has changed in the way we work. The traditional defined order of work; schematic design, design development followed by construction documentation has merged into a continuous flow of design, coordination, and detailing. The use of Revit has facilitated this change. Where once a design had to be set in stone prior to proceeding to final documentation, now further development of the design occurs alongside of the creation and development of details. It takes time for clients to understand the project and develop their design input. We find that we are able to keep the project moving forward, while

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View from the community space through to the conference room reflects the collaborative design process of project. William James Hall, Harvard University. allowing for shifts within the project based on client feedback. In a recent fit-out for a pharmaceutical company in Cambridge, we were able to change both details of the lobby area and alter the number of offices and types of equipment without impacting our schedule. The client was able to bring forward a required change seamlessly. We feel able to handle more nimbly our clients’ changing needs while being able to deliver on the design. Integrating engineering into Revit

is key to this faster paced project delivery. Having a single, integrated model of the design allows for the pinpointing of areas requiring coordination as well an understanding of the implication of alterations to the design. In a recent project at Harvard, working with Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineers, we have found that both the engineers and architects benefit from access to the full model. We, as architects, are able to take views and cuts through the project and see where we might find opportunities

or where we have clashes. As well, the engineers benefit through a greater understanding of design intent and are able more quickly to identify areas where we need to alter the design to accommodate ductwork or other engineering elements. Importantly, this shared model leads to fewer issues during construction as issues are worked through more thoroughly during this combined design/documentation process. There are limits to this new flow of work. Unlike a current that ebbs and flows without termination, our projects must move toward a logical conclusion, which is the building of a project on schedule and on budget. A solid program, schematic layout, and good understanding of the systems and aesthetics are key to a successful project. Establishing frequent and effective communication and trust with the client early on establishes that current of progress so needed in a fast-paced project. As a result, we are able to have a little more play, a little more fun in the design and documentation that we would normally expect given time constraints. We can try on a few ideas within the team context while moving the details and coordination forward. There is no more of that “If we only had a little more time...� as we allow ourselves the opportunities along the path to completion to make those improvements that refine and turn a project from good to great. Stephanie Goldberg, AIA, LEED AP BC+D is a principal with Lab/Life. Science. Architecture Inc.

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April, 2013


High-Profile: Awards

United Way Awards Pro Con

Manchester, NH - Pro Con Inc was recently honored with the Granite United Way GIVE award at the agency’s annual Granite United Way Celebration. Pro Con Inc was recognized for the company’s 40 years of generosity through its workplace campaigns. “The company has always stressed the importance of giving back to our community, and the United Way provides us with the opportunity to support a wide variety of organizations in each of the communities where we work and live,” stated Sally Stebbins of Pro Con Inc. “We are honored to receive this award which represents our long standing partnership with the Granite United Way.” Pro Con Inc is a full-service archi-

l to r: Patrick Tufts, Granite United Way; Sally Stebbins, Pro Con Inc; and Governor Maggi Hassan.

tecture and construction management firm located in Manchester, NH. A leader in the industry, the award-winning company designs and builds projects throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey.

Beaudry One of Top Young Pros

Boston - Plumbers and Pipefitters Beaudry was electLocal 4 Business Manager Ray Beaudry ed as a Local 4 business is among the winners of Engineering development representaNews Record’s (ENR) Top Young Profestive in 2003 at the age sionals competition in New England. The of 25. He rose to the award celebrates the excellence of young elected position of busidesign and construction professionals in ness manager/financial the region. secretary just four years Beaudry, 35, has devoted well later in 2007, a position over half of his life to the construction he continues to hold toRay Beaudry industry launching his career in 1992 as day. He is also a trustee a student at the Bay Path Regional Vocafor the Local 4 apprentional Technical High School in Charlton. ticeship program in West Boylston. He also Following his high school graduation, he serves as president of the Worcester/Fitchcompleted Local 4’s apprenticeship pro- burg Building Trades Council. gram and has been making history as a labor leader ever since.

Elkus Manfredi Wins NAHB Gold

Wellesley, MA - The National Association of Home Builders has named Waterstone at Wellesley, a new senior living community in Wellesley, its 2013 gold award winner for Excellence in Senior Housing Design. The award was presented at the trade association’s annual national conference recently held in Las Vegas. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, Waterstone is a joint venture of National Development of Newton and EPOCH Senior Living of Waltham. The Waterstone community includes 134 independent and assisted living rental apartments, a fitness center, a pool, a movie theater, five-star restaurant-style dining, designer kitchens, a riverfront walking trail, and more. In addition to the two residential buildings, the Waterstone campus includes a third building housing retail and medical office space. The design objective of the project was to offer the latest design developments specific to enriching senior living, while also raising the quality of the senior living building type to a new level of non-institutional livability, appeal, and

Waterstone at Wellesley independent architectural character. The features that secured Waterstone’s gold medal include its groundbreaking senior-living design offering private porches in each unit for access to the outdoors; an accessible riverfront walking path with raised gardens; and upscale, homelike interiors featuring New England craftsmanship; as well as its wide selection of gourmet dining options and fitness program. Elkus Manfredi was responsible for all exterior and interior architecture. Interior design was provided by Wellesley Design Associates and landscape architecture by Stantec’s Boston office.

ACEC Awards Vanderweil

Boston, MA - Vanderweil Engineers of Boston has been awarded the Gold Award from The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC) for its engineering excellence in the completion of the Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Building 200

located in Lexington. Each year, the ACEC awards are bestowed upon those companies who have demonstrated the highest degree of merit and ingenuity within the engineering field.

Freeman French Freeman Honored

Montpelier, VT - Three projects by Vermont architectural firm Freeman French Freeman were recognized for design excellence at the biennial Vermont Public Space Awards in Montpelier. The firm was recognized for its efforts in creating a 13,500sf public garden atop the Burlington International Airport’s five-story parking garage, which was completed in partnership with the landscape architecture practice of Michael Lawrence Associates of Essex Junction. Freeman French Freeman also received awards for its landscape plan for James Jeffords Hall, a plant and soil science building on the University of Vermont

Jeffords Hall campus,nand a proposed outdoor recreation center at Norwich University in Northfield. Both projects were designed in partnership with SE Group of Burlington.

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April, 2013


High-Profile: Awards

John Tocci Wins Pioneer Award

Woburn, MA - John Tocci, chief enabling officer of Woburn-based Tocci Building Companies, won the Collaboration Academy’s Pioneer Award for leading the adoption of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) in New England. The award, presented at the Collaboration Forum in Austin, Texas, is the only national award for IPD excellence. IPD is a contract form and delivery method that enables project stakeholders including the owner, architect, general contractor, engineering consultants, and subcontractors to work as one group to optimize results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of the project. IPD contractually incentivizes all parties to achieve shared objectives through shared financial risk and reward. Though IPD is becoming increasingly common practice on the West Coast, Tocci has been breaking new ground in New England, first with the 60,000sf ten-

TFMoran Named Best in N.H.

Concord, NH - TFMoran, Inc. of Bedford was honored as Best Engineering Firm in New Hampshire at the 2013 BOB (Best of Business) Award event held in March, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. “We are honored to receive this award,” said Robert Duval, president of TFM. “I credit our professional and dedi-

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John Tocci accepts the Pioneer Award from Collaboration Forum host Darren Smith, CIMA Strategic Services founder. ant fitout of Autodesk’s Waltham headquarters, the first IPD project in New England, and continuing with its construction of Marlborough Hospital’s new cancer pavilion, the first IPD healthcare project to be finished in the region.

cated staff of civil, structural, and traffic engineers, land surveyors, and landscape architects for the excellent service they give to our community and clients every day.” In addition to celebrating the BOB award, this year TFM is celebrating 45 years in business.

Liberty Wharf Honored

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

School Library Earns Gold

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Hamden CT - Hoffmann Architects of Hamden announced the promotion of Meriden, CT – CBC memtwo members of the technical staff. bers and guests gathered in the Courtenay Bauer has been promoted Augusta Curtis Cultural Center in from project coordinator to project managMarch to discuss transit-oriented er. She joined Hoffmann Architects in 2012 development opportunities along at the firm’s Arlington, Va. office. As projthe New Haven-Hartford-Springect manager, Bauer will take a lead role in field “Knowledge Corridor. ” The directing projects and communicating with location of the event was in the clients. Hayes Bauer renovated original public library in William Hayes, Assoc. AIA, has gation through design and construction. Meriden. It is a half mile from Mebeen promoted from project coordinator to l-r: John Hankins, Lawrence Kendzior, Patrick He will also be responsible for preparing riden’s train station that is poised project manager at Hoffmann’s New York McMahon, Mary Ellen Kowalewski and Sarah Lewis. evaluations of building envelope systems, for redevelopment. City office. As project manager, he will including defect surveys and third-party tor for the town of Windsor Locks, each take on greater responsibility, overseeing Sarah Lewis of Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.; Mary Ellen Kowalewski, provided individual perspectives and de- building envelope projects from investi- peer review. AICP, director of policy planning, Capitol tailing plans for the “Knowledge Corridor” Region Council of Governments; Law- development. John Hankins of Fuss & rence Kendzior, Meriden City Manager; O’Neill, Inc. moderated. On April 24 CBC’s program will and Patrick McMahon, development direclic Health Laboratory and served Hartford, CT - Diversified feature a discussion Project Management (DPM) anas its facilities director on behalf on doing business with nounced that Robert Reihl has of the state of Connecticut. the state of Connecti- joined the firm as a project exReihl has been directly cut in the wake of the ecutive and will support its life responsible for the overall manUConn Law Library sciences, public, and academic agement and completion of projState Supreme Court industry segments. ects in excess of $1 billion. He is decision exempting a LEED Accredited ProfessionReihl comes to DPM from the state from any stat- A/Z Corporation, where he held al, a Certified Healthcare Conutes of limitations and the position of senior project structor (CHC), a Certified InReihl allowing it to pursue manager, providing project mandustrial Technologist (CIT), and claims against design agement oversight on key client assign- is formally affiliated with the American and construction firms ments, including Yale University and Con- Institute of Architects (AIA), the Ameriseveral years after necticut Department of Public Works and can Society for Healthcare Engineering project completion. Construction Services. (ASHE) and has served on the US Green The program will be He also was responsible for the day-to- Building Council’s, “LEED for Labs” Ron Goodin, CBC President, welcomes everyone to the Augusta held in Hartford. day management of the state’s premiere Pub- advisory council. Curtis Cultural Center.

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High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

NEC CM for Mallory Ridge

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Mallory Ridge Bloomfield, CT - New England Con- wooded views of the beautiful landscape. struction (NEC) will serve as construction Future tenants will also enjoy optional gamanager for the Mallory Ridge 78-unit rages, in-unit laundry facilities, as well as Class A garden-style housing community lo- high-quality finishes and amenities. cated in Bloomfield. Construction is schedMartin J. Kenny, principal at Lexuled to commence in April on this $13 mil- ington Partners, LLC based in Hartford, lion multi-unit housing development. Conn., and David A. Sluter, founder of The project was designed by Barton- New England Construction and Bourne Newman Architects Partners of Norristown, Penn. and features Avenue Capital Partners, joined forces in Rendering of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp four separate buildings with a clubhouse, 2011, beginning a successful collaborafitness center with in-ground pool, and tion on several real estate development and Ashford, CT – KBE Building of throughout the Northeast. KBE constructcommunity picnic and sundeck areas with construction projects. Farmington has been chosen to construct a ed the original 50-building camp 25 years new housing facility at The Hole in the Wall ago, and over the years has continued to Gang Camp in Ashford, Conn. construct new facilities and renovate existThe $1.5 million facility, known as ing buildings. KBE also donates time and Steve’s Station, will consist of three sepa- funds through its 50 Ways to Make a DifGlastonbury, CT - S/L/A/M and strategic plans in the Upstate New rate buildings, totaling 3,500sf of new con- ference philanthropic initiative. recently announced that Jeffrey C. York area. struction. The two-story buildings will be Last year, employees of KBE particiSpenard, AIA, EDAC has joined its Spenard previously served as a connected by one roof and will serve as pated in the bicycling event Camp Challenge Syracuse office. planner and senior architect for Beardsapartments for five doctors and their famiRide, helping to raise more than $100,000 Spenard is a design architect with ley Design Associates. Prior to that he for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. lies. more than 25 years of experience. He was responsible for project management This project will be constructed by Founded in 1988 by actor and huwill serve as S/L/A/M’s Syracuse, NY at C&S Companies for healthcare and KBE’s Special Projects Division, a subdimanitarian Paul Newman, The Hole in office practice leader. In this role he will research related projects. He also opened vision within KBE that provides exclusive the Wall Gang Camp provides free sumbe responsible for the development and and managed Francis Cauffman’s first resupport for construction projects valued at mer camp experiences to children with implementation of S/L/A/M’s business gional office in Syracuse for nine years. life-threatening illnesses and their families under $3 million.

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Svigals Announcements

New Haven, CT - Art, architecture, and advisory firm Svigals + Partners has promoted Christopher Bockstael, AIA, to partnership, and Julia McFadden, AIA, to the ranks of the firm’s principals. Bockstael, who joined the firm in 2004 and was promoted to associate principal in 2009, is now one of the firm’s partners. He will take on an expanded role as a director of design for multiple projects. As project manager for the awardwinning New Haven headquarters of tech company Higher One, Bockstael produced a forward-thinking adaptive reuse design of the circa 1915 Winchester Arms factory. The project included the striking addition of a glass-enclosed atrium that connects

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Brockstael McFadden two of the older buildings. The result has been heralded as helping to revitalize Science Park, a part of downtown that had struggled with decline. Other projects have included the interior design and adaptive reuse to Yale New Haven Hospital’s living Well Fitness center, and currently he is engaged in the renovation and expansion of PepsiCo’s research and development laboratories in Valhalla, N.Y. McFadden, with the firm since 2008, frequently in a project management capacity, will now take the title of associate principal, taking a leading role in directing the marketing efforts firm-wide. Currently, she serves as project manager for several projects, including a renovation and addition for The Little Theatre in New Haven, a landmark facility on the National Register of Historic Places, that is currently under construction, while the new Engineering & Science University Magnet School for grades 6-12 and a new and expanded facility for the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut – both in New Haven – are currently in the design phase.

Loomis Renovates Library

Windsor, CT - The Loomis Chaffee School, an independent secondary school in Windsor, had the opportunity to create study rooms while renovating the main level of the school’s three-story Katherine Brush Library. The concrete and waffle slab structurally framed building included a covered terrace at the main level overlooking the school’s expansive athletic fields which abut woods and the Connecticut River to Loomis Chaffee School Katherine Brush library the east. While the terrace element provisual transparency between occupants of vided the library a contained outdoor study the group study space and the main area. and unique social area, it was typically un- With flexible furniture, whiteboards, and derutilized. Enclosing the terrace allowed AV connections, the furnishings can be Loomis Chaffee the chance to repurpose reconfigured within the space to best meet the space while updating the overall main the needs of two occupants or 10. level of the library. For Loomis, this renovation and Amenta/Emma Architects was com- limited expansion project has successfully missioned by Loomis Chaffee to provide combined the traditional elements found in architectural design services for the reno- the main public area of its library (circulavation and main level expansion project. tion desk, periodicals, and reference areas) The primary program feature requested by with a variety of work and study environLoomis was the creation of multiple glass ments for its students. enclosed group study rooms located on While the debate rages on about the the former terrace. These new rooms, in impact of e-books, and libraries adapt to combination with lounge type seating ar- the digital age, the evidence is clear that lieas and traditional tables and chairs, would braries draw more people in than ever. provide students alternative environments Libraries will continue to adapt as for working individually or collaboratively. the digital age causes a continued rethinkThe new design elements utilize full height ing of space, of the role of the traditional glass interior and exterior window walls to book and of the delivery of information. preserve the essential design feature of the Libraries will also continue to be a destimain library level – the dramatic views of nation that brings together an academic the fields and woods beyond. community and promotes connection and The interior glass also promotes the collaboration through design.

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McGowan Completes RiverStone Art

Manchester, NH - McGowan Fine Art of Concord recently completed artwork installation for RiverStone Resources LLC of Manchester. Amanda McGowan Lacasse, corporate art consultant with McGowan, coordinated the project – selecting and installing artwork for newly renovated and expanded work spaces. RiverStone’s business activities cross international boundaries and markets, and involve Nature images were chosen for the corridors, conference resolution of a wide variety rooms, and workspaces. of insurance and regulatory issues. peaceful, N.H. nature images for the corIn an effort to create a tranquil environment for RiverStone’s ridors, conference rooms, and workspaces. As a nod to the historic setting of the employees and contractors, Lacasse chose Waumbec Mills, Lacasse also highlighted Manchester history by hanging oversized historic postcards in the new break room. McGowan Fine Art has over 30 years of corporate consulting experience, and has worked with corporations and businesses of all sizes throughout New England. Oversized historic postcards in the new break room

Bond to Complete Clinic Renos

Rendering of clinical area renovation at the Jimmy Fund Clinic Boston - Bond Brothers (BOND) has begun work on a comprehensive renovation of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund Clinic, located in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area. The two-year renovation and expansion project will renew 19,500sf of clinic space serving pediatric cancer patients, increasing its capacity by 40%. The Jimmy Fund Clinic is widely recognized as one of the world’s premier centers for pediatric cancer research and treatment. The clinic’s multi-phased renovations will result in significant improve-

ments that will enhance pediatric cancer care for patients and families. Infusion and clinical areas will be expanded and improved to optimize flow and patient care. The waiting room will also be expanded and reconfigured to include play, quiet, and teen areas. Space adjacent to the clinic will remain occupied during construction, creating the need for strict infection control procedures. Completion of the project’s last phase scheduled for December 2014. The project is targeting LEED Ssilver accreditation.



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High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

Gateway CC - Model of Urban Sustainability New Haven, CT - Towers|Golde’s award-winning design for Gateway Community College is a model of effective urban landscape interventions. Simple, durable, and sustainable materials for longevity and ease of maintenance are used in an elegant, understated way to maximize their esthetic impact while providing a multi-faceted approach to representing current best practices in sustainable design. The result is a “campus” that serves to educate and delight as well as to validate the educational aspirations of both the institution and its students. This urban, brownfield project incorporates many green systems and technologies, recycled materials, community and transportation linkages, and green education commitments. It demonstrates that a natural, urbane environment can contribute to student performance, staff effectiveness, and most importantly, public perception of educational value and achievement. The 3.7 acre site is comprised of two parcels bisected by a downtown street and bordered on one side by a public parking garage. The only remnant of the original construction was the exposed shell of a below-grade service tunnel, required to remain operational throughout construction for deliveries to surrounding buildings. The new four-story, 360,000sf

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The project incorporates many green systems and technologies. facility is composed of a 600-car garage and two buildings connected by a threestory high pedestrian bridge over the public way. The project incorporates a wide array of best management practices, use of local and recycled materials, community and transportation linkages, and green education commitments. Specific landscape interventions include storm water mitigation, highly programmed green spaces, and intensive green roofs for both formal and casual social interaction. The project

Detention basin is seeking LEED Gold certification. Towers|Golde composed this campus with three distinct elements: roofgardens, courtyards, and a green wall. The striking fourth floor roof garden culminates the experience of a multi-story campus atrium that slices through the core of the two buildings and leads to a distinctive, south-facing garden featuring a large ipe wood deck (approved by the fire marshal for its fire resistance) encircled by a water-efficient wildflower “meadow” with flowering trees. The garden is furnished with sculptural elements as well as seating to encourage social engagement. The rain garden in the courtyard between the building and the garage is both an artistic feature and a runoff management system; it is an educational demonstration of rain water recharge and a pocket park for casual use by students and staff. A detention basin lined with river stone is defined by granite curbing


Site plan of Gateway Community College campus recycled from project street demolition. Surrounding the basin is a lush but waterefficient landscape of trees, shrubs, grasses, and perennial flowers, and just enough lawn to invite informal passive use. The adjacent playground serves the college’s daycare and its early childhood education programs, and was designed in close collaboration with the teaching staff. It integrates a landscaped area for quiet play and a children’s garden with more traditional play structures. Across the street, the community courtyard is an outdoor extension of a multi-purpose space available for community use. It also provides opportunities for small outdoor events, meeting breaks, and informal college socializing. Although sited at ground level, it is actually another intensive green roof garden, perched on the service tunnel roof deck. The project’s distinctive, sustainable approach is further expressed on the garage façade. One level above the street, vines are grown on a three-story trellis of biomorphic reed-like tubing, creating a dramatic vertical garden, visible across the cityscape. It announces the college and its commitment to a more sustainable future, for both its students and the planet.

April, 2013


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Recent Jewett Subaru Projects

Raymond, NH - Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Raymond N.H.-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc., recently completed interior renovations at two Subaru showrooms. The four-month project at Long Subaru in Webster, Mass. involved 5,000sf of additions and upgrades to the showroom, service write up area, offices, and customer lounge. The new areas have an open and inviting feel made possible through the extensive use of exterior glass (which opens up the view while also lighting the space), ceramic tile floors, and a gas fireplace in the customer lounge. All work was performed while the dealership was in full operation – adjacent to and in areas occupied by customers and staff – requiring extensive noise and dust mitigation, as well as close coordination with dealership personnel to schedule work during off-hours and offpeak times. Work areas were concealed by walls or tempo-

New Showroom at the Renovated Long Subaru

The Renovated Ed Reilly Subaru rary barriers and clearly marked, providing a safe environment for both customers and staff. In Concord, N.H., Jewett completed interior and exterior renovations to Ed Reilly Subaru. Interior upgrades include service write-up area renovations and a refit of the showroom and customer lounge areas. Exterior renovations involved the installation of new ACM (aluminum composite material) panels and the new Subaru slate icon tower. Work also included selective demolition, new aluminum storefront doors and windows, modifications to the fire protection sprinkler system, design-build HVAC and electrical systems, and all finishes, including acoustic ceiling systems, ceramic floor tile and vinyl composite tile, carpet, and painting. Metals work was completed by Jewett Metal Buildings & Steel Erectors. Showroom and customer lounge refits were performed in two phases to ensure staff always had areas in which to meet with customers.

RODE Completes Piperi Design Teamed with designer Nicole Carroll

Boston – RODE Architects, an emerging design firm specializing in architecture for the urban environment, has completed the design of Piperi Mediterranean Grill, a new fast-casual restaurant at One Beacon Street in downtown Boston. RODE Architects teamed with interior designer Nicole Carroll on the design of the 16Photos by Andy Ryan Photography seat restaurant located on Interior view of the 16-seat restaurant the corner of Beacon and Tremont Streets. tion systems for the 1,200sf restaurant. The The project consisted of a full inte- exterior of this unique appendage to the adrior renovation, new kitchen, and ventila- jacent 37-story building remained largely as is, with the addition of new signage adorning the exposed pre-cast façade. RODE Architects coordinated the complex fit-out in a tight space tucked into the base of this busy office tower. Union Construction was the general contractor on the project, and TriMark was the kitchen consultant. CES provided project management services. The new fast-casual restaurant

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Harriman Hires Five

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Harriman, a fullservice architecture and engineering firm with offices in Maine and New Hampshire, announced Sharon Ames, Michael Morrissette, Benjamin Ouellette, Kelley Perreault, and Cathy StAmes reifel have joined the firm. Ames joins Harriman as a senior architect with over 18 years of experience in architecture and historic preservation. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional in building design and construction. Morrissette joins the firm as a designer in Harriman’s mechanical engineering studio. Ouellette joins the company’s electrical engineering studio as a designer. Perreault joins Harriman as an accountant. Previously she was an accountant with St. Mary’s Regional Medical

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Acella Promotions

Norwell, MA. - Acella Construction announced two promotions in its project management staff. Saul Schrader, LEED AP and Ryan Klebes, LEED AP both have been promoted to the position of senior project manager. Schrader has been with the firm since 2004 and has managed numerous higher education projects. Klebes joined Acella in 2003 and has managed a wide range of healthcare, highereducation, and institutional projects.


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Vision 3 Promotes Hauser

Providence, RI - Paul Hauser, LEED AP has been promoted by Vision 3 Architects to project manager. Upon graduating from Roger Williams University, he joined the firm as an intern architect. He is a core member of the corporate office team and is currently working on the corporate headquarters for Coastway Community Bank in Cranston, and the law offices of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP in downtown Providence.


Renny Schofield Joins Erland

Burlington, MA - Erland Construction announced that Renny Schofield has joined the firm as project manager. He is both a LEED Accredited Professional and ASHE Healthcare Certified. Prior to joining Erland, he worked for G. Greene Construction Company.


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SMMA Appointments

Cambridge, MA - Symmes Maini & McKee Associates (SMMA) announced four new leadership appointments. Martine Dion, Lorraine Finnegan, and Jennifer Howe were elected principals in the firm. Steven Vincent was named a senior associate. All are LEED-accredited professionals. Dion, an 11-year veteran of SMMA, and is a licensed architect and the firm’s director of sustainable design. Finnegan, who has been with the firm for 19 years, leads the firm’s K-12 Studio, is a licensed architect.. Howe, a 13-year veteran of SMMA, leads the company’s government studio. She is a professional engineer. Vincent, who joined SMMA in 2010, is a project manager and architect in the firm’s corporate and advanced technology studio. He is a licensed architect.





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ROC Awards 2013 June 13 Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, Boston Save the date for the most popular event of the year - SMPS Boston’s Recognizing Outstanding Communications (ROC) Awards gala! Information will be posted as it becomes available at http:// www.smpsboston.org/program/calendar.php Note: Late entry deadline - Miss the deadline for the 2013 Recognizing Outstanding Communications Awards program? SMPS has implemented a late entry date - Friday, April 26; don’t miss your chance to submit your marketing materials!

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April 18 3rd Annual Boston Life Sciences Real Estate Summit Boston Marriott Long Wharf -Grand Ballroom Lobby Level 296 State St., Boston Leaders of the life sciences community discuss Boston’s life sciences real estate market. All-star panelists will review the state of the capital markets, development of new life science research facilities, and new initiatives and trends. To register or for more information: eventregistration@bisnow.com

May 2 Westin Copley, Boston IIDA Boston will host its annual Business Leader’s Breakfast. Keynote speaker Chester Elton will be speaking on Getting Your People “All IN!”: How to create a high performance culture and drive Big Results 7 am - 8 am: Registration & Networking 8 am - 10 am: Breakfast, speaker, and honoree Visit www.iidane.org


Save the date! June 20 The 2013 Annual Golf Tournament Pinehills Golf Club In Plymouth, Mass. Register by going online at www.abcma.org or by calling (781) 273-0123.


April 23 5:50-9:30 p.m. “Women in Media” National Association of Women in Construction Anastasia Barnes, business development manager at High-Profile Monthly, will join in a discussion on “Women in Media.” Info: http://www.nawicboston. org/events.html

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April 23 - 25 Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C. The AGC Federal Contractors Conference is the only national event where AGC contractors and federal agency personnel can meet in a collaborative forum to review federal construction contracting issues from around the United States. http://www.agc.org/cs/events/2013_federal_ contractors_conference

Preservation Massachusetts

May 1 Annual Awards Dinner This year’s awards will be the beginnings of a three-year thematic program that will honor the people behind the scenes, who truly make historic preservation projects happen. In 2013 we honor 25 firms and individuals whose “behind the scenes” front end work takes a project from conceptual idea through to groundbreaking. In 2014 we will focus on the design and restoration work that transforms these historic resources and gives them new life, and in 2015 we will celebrate the finished projects themselves. Visit www.preservationmass.org for more information.


May 9 - 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 7th Annual Hospital Facilities Conference MHA Conference Center at Executive Park, Mass. Exhibitors: Levi+Wong Design Associates, Inc. MorrisSwitzer ~ environments for health VHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Featured Presentations: Case Study: Baystate Health’s Hospital of the Future Project Innovations in Healthcare Construction, including a look at Integrated Project Delivery. In the United States, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), which seeks to align the interests, objectives, and practices between the owner, architect, and construction manager of a construction project, got its roots in the healthcare industry. In this presentation we will explore what IPD is. Also planned: A briefing on the recent changes to the Licensure/Review for Design/ Construction of Non-Patient areas. For information log on to http://www. mhalink.org/

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High-Profile Monthly: April 2013  

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

High-Profile Monthly: April 2013  

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