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October, 2013


High-Profile Focus: INTERIORS

Nadeau Completes Nat’l Guard Project Camp Edwards, MA - Nadeau Corporation Construction, Development, and Engineering, located in South Attleboro, has completed another project for the Mass. Army National Guard. This time the endeavor was improvements made to the bachelor officer quarters, at Camp Edwards. The project involved coordination of many key specialists from all over New England. Hot water improvements and new showers were tackled by Robert W. Irvine & Sons of Lynn, HVAC upgrades by Dwight D Silva HVAC of Fall River, and electrical advancement by KRT Electrical of Bridgewater.

A refinished hardwood floor This project also included many aesthetic amenities for the improved space. Key subcontractors took on challenges such as refinishing hardwood floors done by Quang Hardwood Floor of Dorchester, and installing new kitchen flooring by Foxboro’s The Carpet Gallery. Kitchen cabinets and countertops from Douglass Lumber from Smithfield, R.I. were installed by A1 Home Improvements from Cranston, R.I. “It truly was a melting pot of professionals brought together on this,” stated Sean Lamontagne, director of business development for Nadeau Corporation.

Bachelor officer quarters at Camp Edwards

Amazon Moves to New Offices Columbia CM - IA Designer

Cambridge, MA - The Kendall Square area of Cambridge sees yet another innovative company move into town. Recently the Kindle Team relocated to the 101 Main Street office complex and is expected to occupy over 100,000sf of space. The group will be spread out over several floors of the Riverfront Office Complex, located at the foot of the Longfellow Bridge. Establishing its presence in Massachusetts’s high-tech community, Amazon’s space was built-out with creativity and innovation in mind. The ductwork and ceiling grids are exposed and concrete floors polished, giving the space an industrial but modern-day feel. Other areas include a new reception area, as well as offices and a number of breakout rooms for various project teams, all of which are surrounded by frosted glass walls. The space also contains two café’s that overlook the Charles River. The project team selection process was led by Jones Lang LaSalle. After a vigorous review, IA Interior Architects was selected as the designer, and Columbia Construction as the construction manager. Other team members include WB Engineers as the consulting engineer. Leading the construction efforts, Columbia Construction installed all new interior components including MEP systems as well as security and tel/data systems, some

Photographs by Columbia Construction Co.

Amazon café-9th floor

Amazon break room of which required custom-made elements. The design of the space speaks to the innovation of the Kindle Team. The special layout and details foster creativity and collaboration. Though the project has been unfolding in phases for over a year, come April of 2014 the entire Kindle Team will finally be centralized in one space.


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