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Awards 2014


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ABC MA Celebrates 2014 Excellence In Construction Winners

Joe Flynn Page 8

Chad Wisler Page 30

Colm Allen Page 33 Brookline Teen Center / Kaplan Construction / Eagle Award Winner page 38

Dianne Dunnell Green page 3

NMR Buddhist Meditation Center / Crocker Architectural Sheet Metal Co., Inc. / Merit Award Winner page 39

Inside this Issue: Ground Breaks at Seaport Square KBE Celebrates Ellis Tech High School Ribbon Cutting Alta Stone Place Nearing Completion of Final Phase / PROCON GC The Associated Construction Company of Hartford Gets Face Lift Banner Year for Northeast Collaborative Architects ABC NH/VT EIC Award Winners

Doug Pope Green page 14

Plus: Municipal, Education, Corporate, Interiors, Multi-Residential, People, Calendar, and more‌

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E Ink Innovation Center / J.M. Coull, Inc. / Eagle Award Winner page 38




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ABC MA Celebrates 2014 EIC Winners.................................... 38

Ground Breaks at Seaport Square Our Lady Of Good Voyage..11


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Up Front................................... 6 2014 Year in Review................ 13 Connecticut............................. 28 Municipal............................... 31 Trends & Hot Topics............. 30,33 Northern New England............ 34 Multi-Residential....................... 35

Awards................................... 38 Corporate............................... 44 Interiors.................................. 42 Education................................ 43 People.................................... 49 Calendar................................ 50

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Banner Year for Northeast Collaborative Architects...................41

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Up-Front Perruzzi Named MBC President O U R V I S I O N , YO U R F U T U R E . . .

Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) announced that principal Daniel P. Perruzzi, Jr., AIA, LEED AP, has been named president of the Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC). An active Dan Perruzzi Jr. photo by Bruce member of the MBC Rogovin since 2008, he previously served as chair of the program committee, responsible for the planning of events and forums. Perruzzi’s goals for his one-year term as president include strengthening

the MBC’s membership, nurturing the efforts of the 20:30 Club and the Women’s Network, creating programs that attract current and new members and identifying the new generation of leaders who will grow the profile and reputation of the MBC. “Dan Perruzzi brings a wealth of experience to his role as president of the MBC,” said Jan Breed, executive director of the Massachusetts Building Congress. “His energy and enthusiasm for the AEC industry and his ability to connect and collaborate are very valuable to this organization. We look forward to his leadership for the coming year.”

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CPSM, director of communications: Valerie Conyngham, Business and marketing manager at The Cecil Group. CPSM, director of CPSM certification: Chuck Raymond, Marketing manager at Geosyntec Consultants Inc. CPSM, director of education: Pia Cardinali, marketing manager at CRJA. Director of membership: Sarah Hotchkiss, marketing & business development strategist at Commodore Builders. Director of outreach: Jessica Darling, marketing coordinator at Stantec. Director of UBER Conference: Christina Opper, marketing manager at Daedalus Projects Inc.

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Carbone Honored by Peers

Breaking Ground on Upland Woods

Peabody, MA – On Sept. 14, Darcy Carbone, a mechanical engineer/engineer account executive at Stebbins-Duffy, Inc, was recognized by the ASHRAE Boston Chapter, “for her hard work, which has gone above and beyond within the engineering community,” by inducting her into the ASHRAE Boston Chapter Hall of Fame. Carbone joined ASHRAE in April 1999 and has since held the positions of attendance chair, chapter treasurer, chapter vice president, president-elect and chapter president 2006-2007. As an active member of the Boston Chapter, she has also been on the board of governors since 2001, CTTC chair, research promotion chair, chapter programs chair, sustainabil-

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MorrisSwitzer Awarded Elliot Health Manchester, NH – MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health of Boston was recently awarded the Master Facilities Planning project for Elliot Health System in New Hampshire. MorrisSwitzer, along with engineering firm BR&A, will be providing consultation services for a strategic assessment of the system’s site and facilities, operations, current and future sizing needs, and an overall synthesis of options for the future of Elliot Health System’s facilities.

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Norwood, MA – Campanelli, in partnership with Thorndike Development, recently broke ground on the new Upland Woods Apartments in Norwood. The 262-unit apartment community will be ready to move in its first residents during the summer of 2015 and is expected to be complete early the following year. The project team includes Campanelli Construction, Kelly Engineering, Cube 3 Studio, Veitas and Veitas Engineers, and Building Engineering Resources (BER). Upland Woods Apartments will feature a wide range of apartment styles

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Publisher’s Message To contribute to our 2014 Year In Review focus, we interviewed Joe Flynn, Allsteel, Inc., to share his insight as outgoing president of Massachusetts Building Congress 2013-2014. HP: What was your takeaway as MBC president?

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JF: It was very gratifying professionally. I got to work with many JF: All the stars were aligned folks in leadership positions at regarding the new mayor. Many many of the area’s architectural, of us reached out to Mayor Walsh engineering, and construction within hours of his election, companies. Whenever we met and we were very fortunate to to discuss future programs and have him address us in March. Joe Flynn events, the theme was always The mayor, Peter Abair from “Will the members profit from attending? MassBio, Secretary of Transportation Will this program help create opportuniRichard Davey, and Boston Economic ties for our members?” The constant focus Development Director John Barros all on our members’ benefits was a great spoke to us during different events, and learning experience for me. they all made mention of the emerging Red Line Bio-Corridor, from Braintree HP: Was this a growth year for MBC? to Somerville. It was surprising that the idea of a regional biocluster is on so many JF: It certainly was. Our attendance was different agendas. up sharply over recent years. This is attributable to our program committee HP: What would you say to someone and their successful efforts to continually considering volunteering for MBC BOD, present market leaders as our speakers. and what made volunteering worthwhile We accomplished this all year. Two groups for you? within the MBC, the Emerging Leaders Group and the 20|30 Club, held multiple JF: There is no better way to get you and events this year, some educational, some your company better known in the A/E/C networking/social, and they enjoyed industry than being a member in the a great increase in participation, and Massachusetts Building Congress, and no the Women’s Network had a series of better way to become more informed and successful events, two of which had 100+ ready to do business than to be an active attendees. Both groups awarded their member. Some time ago, I was looking for own scholarships this year at our annual an organization that fostered camaraderie dinner. and professional development and could help my business. I found all three with HP: In what areas were you able to see the MBC, especially being part of the MBC expand? leadership team for the past number of years. JF: The 20|30 Club and the Women’s NetJoe Flynn is New England business work are our immediate growth groups. development manager for Allsteel We would like the congress to create opInc., a leading workplace furniture portunities for more members to get more manufacturer with resource centers in involved, and to have them represented in Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New leadership roles. Collaborating with other York, San Francisco, Santa Monica, organizations may also be part of our Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Canada. future growth.

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Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has published a whitepaper on the expanding multigenerational workforce in the U.S. and its growing impact on workplace design. MPA’s Joe Flynn, CFM, LEED AP, a senior associate with the firm, conducted original client and industry research and authored a Joe Flynn / photo by Bruce Rogovin whitepaper on the subject, which is available on MPA’s website at www. mp-architects.com/flynnwhitepaper. The whitepaper offers an overview

and assessment of the expanding multigenerational workforce and the broad social and demographic trends it triggers in the workplace today and in the future. The research highlights critical factors impacting the design of today’s work environments, including: • Traits of four generations in the workforce, ranging from World War II to Millennials. continued to page 40

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One Seaport Square, 1.5M SF Mixed Use Development, Breaks Ground Boston – Berkshire Group, WS Development, and Boston Global Investors announced the groundbreaking of One Seaport Square, a 1.5 million sf mixeduse development located on three acres within the 23-acre Seaport Square Master Plan. Seaport Square is the largest master planned project in the history of the city of Boston, and One Seaport Square is the largest mixed-use project in the city in 30 years. Both of One Seaport Square’s towers are designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, also based in Boston, and will qualify for LEED Silver certification. “With their glass structures, they are a new generation of modern architecture in the city of Boston. The retail floor architecture is lively, diverse, modern, and glassy so as to engage pedestrians and mirror the energy of food and retail. The residences are also very open and modern; their architecture connects them to the harbor and to the city,” said David Manfredi, founding principal of Elkus Manfredi Architects. Upon completion, expected in 2017, the development is planned to include two residential towers with 832 apartments in total and 250,000sf of retail space across the towers’ first three floors. Berkshire Group has partnered with

Boston Global Investors (BGI) to own and develop the residential component of Seaport Square. WS Development will develop, own, and manage the retail component. Courthouse Square, a 17,000sf retail lined open space between the two towers, will serve as a pedestrian link between the buildings, the MBTA Courthouse Station, and the Moakley Federal Courthouse. The residential towers are named The Benjamin and VIA; each will have a disSeaport Square is the largest master planned project in the history of the city of Boston, and One Seaport Square is the largest mixed-use project in the city in 30 years. tinct personality and provide a wide range of living options to appeal to diverse audiences. Plans include a total of 832 units, with 354 distinctive apartment homes in The Benjamin, ranging from studios to three bedrooms, and 458 modern apartment homes in VIA, ranging from studios to innovation units to three bedrooms. To create a socially expansive and diverse community, One Seaport Square will include 96 units that meet the city of Boston’s standards for affordable rent.

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(l-r): New England Cancer specialists: Jim Reddy, operations director; Jim DiPhillipo, laboratory director; Betsy Chase, research director; Isabella Bouffard, finance director; Steven D’Amato, executive director; Tracey Weisberg, MD, president; Tim Thornton, clinical operations manager; Janet Basile, human resources manager; with Dave Cook, AlliedCook Construction; and Nathan Bateman, Bateman Partners, LLC.

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Gloucester, MA—Windover Construction announced construction has begun on the Beauport Hotel Gloucester, a luxury hotel and conference center located on Gloucester Harbor. The project will be completed by Summer 2016. Architect John Olson leads the design team of Olson Lewis+ of Manchester. The Beauport Hotel Gloucester will feature 96 guestrooms, an executive and bridal suite, a rooftop pool, full service waterfront restaurant lounge and


bar, several meeting rooms, and two spectacular ballrooms. The new hotel is located at the old Birdseye frozen food plant, directly on the Gloucester waterfront. Every aspect of the design takes advantage of the dramatic views of Gloucester Harbor, Ten Pound Island, the breakwater and lighthouse, out to the Atlantic Ocean. The design includes many architectural elements of a classic seaside hotel.

Kennebunk, ME – AlliedCook Construction participated in the recent groundbreaking ceremony for a new state-of-the-art oncology patient-centered medical home for New England Cancer Specialists. The 15,000sf medical home will bring world-class treatment to York County with its leading-edge technology and advanced architectural design. Features of the one-story, woodframed building include a spacious and comfortable treatment room employing the latest technology for administering chemotherapy, exam rooms, laboratory, a state-of-the-art pharmacy and dispensing program, and advanced teleconferencing and collaboration capabilities, allowing New England Cancer Specialists to provide a broad spectrum of services

including genetic counseling, research, and financial advocacy. The new facility is designed with the patient in mind as a place for their medical home. The organization is such that the patient can access a variety of patient care options directly with the utmost ease and limited overlap with other patient treatment spaces, reinforcing New England Cancer Specialists’ vision of providing the highest quality of compassionate care though the architecture as well as staff expertise. The new facility was designed by Whipple | Callender Architects and developed by Bateman Partners, LLC. AlliedCook is serving as the Construction Manager. Construction is expected to be completed late spring of 2015.

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Ground Breaks for Our Lady Of Good Voyage Chapel at Seaport Square Boston – Morgan Stanley, Boston Global Investors, and the Archdiocese of Boston broke ground for Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel at 51 Seaport Boulevard. The construction of a new chapel signifies a historic intersection of old and new as the archdiocese officially joins the 23acre Seaport Square project, the largest approved planned development area in the history of the city of Boston. Designed by ADD Inc./Stantec, the new 5,000sf structure, capped by a steeple outside and including a choir loft, will be located at the intersection of Seaport Boulevard and Sleeper Street. It is slated for completion in late 2015. Tamara Roy, principal architect at ADD Inc./Stantec, added, “The design of the new chapel for Our Lady of Good Voyage was inspired by traditional churches found in the countryside of Italy that have roman bricks of varying tones and depths with simple forms.” Standing at one-story tall and spanning 5,000sf, the chapel will showcase a traditional bell tower design and an A-frame roof. It will stand as a religious cornerstone for the development and for the Seaport District at large. Its design will continue to pay tribute to its Boston maritime roots, incorporating a rich tapestry of symbolism with nautical elements imbued with religious significance.

Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel / rendering by ADD Inc./Stantec

The carved Gothic railing that will enclose the shrine previously was located in Holy Trinity German Catholic Church on Shawmut Avenue in Boston. Additional religious artifacts and furnishings from surrounding local churches will also be preserved and featured throughout the new structure, including an extraordinarily

rare statue of the Blessed Virgin holding a model of a Gloucester fishing schooner that will be enshrined prominently in a devotional chapel near the entry. Plans call for a basilica layout to honor the designs that originated in the earliest churches raised after the Roman persecutions. The sanctuary of the church


will be oriented eastward, following the traditional arrangement where sunrise connotes Christ’s second coming. This symbolic meaning will be enhanced with an expansive window over the altarpiece. The church’s entry is currently designed to be flanked by stained glass images of the Virgin Mary and St. Peter. Diamond-patterned glass reminiscent of fishing nets, in addition to the coats of arms of Pope Francis and Cardinal O’Malley, are designed to accent the windows. The narthex, a welcoming reception area, links the main doors to the nave entrance beyond it where a shrine and the priest’s vestry can be found. The central space of the nave has a wood ceiling much like the overturned hull of a boat and the barque of Saint Peter. It is inspired by numerous New England churches whose ceilings were constructed in ages past by ship carpenters. Native American wood will be featured in the wall paneling, and furnishings and ship models will be integrated into the design of the interior. The stained glass and woodwork will also include marinethemed ornaments and inscriptions. Mayor Martin J. Walsh said, “It’s rare that we have an opportunity to construct something that is informed by rich history and, at the same time, will be central to the fabric of this up-and-coming neighborhood. U R BA N - S U B U R BA N C A M P U S D E S I G N


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Making History with Design-Build

The new STEM Residence Hall at UConn’s Storrs campus. Rendering courtesy of Newman Architects.

How two KBE Building Corporation construction projects are creating landmark change in Connecticut — through a delivery method with a rich history of its own Recognizing Design-Build When students living at UConn’s new STEM Residence Hall learn about the Roman engineer and architect Vitruvius, they probably won’t know that their dorm rooms were built based on principles he used in 40 B.C. And jurors at the new Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse probably won’t know that their deliberation room was built using a delivery method developed before Hammurabi’s Code. But that’s perfectly fine with KBE, Design-Builder & Constructor for both projects (see adjacent page for details). “Our priority has been and always will be working to produce cutting-edge buildings — regardless of the delivery method,” said CEO and Principal Mike Kolakowski. “Although design-build is definitely one of our favorites.” Making History in Connecticut In just two decades, KBE has completed 24 design-build projects, including six for the State of Connecticut. But the firm is making history with two of its current projects, above and beyond the delivery method’s rich tradition. First proposed 40 years ago, the new Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse is finally becoming a reality after Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy helped identify a suitable location and secured funding earlier this year. The STEM Residence Hall is the first building project within the Governor’s Next Generation Connecticut (NGC) initiative, designed to greatly expand

opportunities for education, research, and innovation at UConn during the next decade. Why Design-Build? The design-build delivery method gave the world such renowned structures as the Parthenon and the Florence Cathedral. But why would a construction management firm and various architecture firms all known for innovation prefer this ages-old method to deliver the institutions of the 21st century? “Because it works,” said North Sturtevant of JSA Architects, Architect of Record for UConn STEM. “Design-build requires architects to work closely with the constructor, and that additional perspective often leads to more technically accurate and complete designs.” KBE and its design-build teams also use the method to solve challenges collaboratively. “The design-build method enhanced our ability to think outside the box when it came to meeting site challenges,” said Todd Orr of the DLR Group, Lead Architect for Litchfield. “By working together, we were successfully able to integrate a sizeable courthouse and parking area into the surrounding residential neighborhood.” What’s in a Name? KBE and its team of architects and engineers are enthusiastic about design-build. But they’re hardly the only ones. The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), which sets the delivery method’s standards of excellence, has helped transform it from nebulous and nameless to fully defined and recognizable in just 21 years.

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The organization’s proactive efforts have led to Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments that allow design-build projects to be federally funded and have increased state participation, especially in Connecticut. “I think design-build is poised to become a preferred delivery method, especially in Connecticut,” said Adam Kornafel of AM Design Architects, Inc., Associate Architect for Litchfield. “It not only helps speed up the delivery process but also allows for more effective use of resources. The Litchfield team was conscientious about costs, but we worked within the parameters to create a well-designed and functional facility.” ‘Overlapping’ Expertise Despite its longevity, design-build was not always the delivery method of choice. During the Industrial Revolution, for example, building designs grew more advanced than construction methods, requiring greater separation between architects and builders. As 21st-century building techniques have grown as sophisticated as their designs, however, the industry has seen a renewed overlap between construction and design. And that can make or break a project, according to José A. Hernandez, Principal at Newman Architects, Design Architect for UConn STEM’s Bridging Documents Phase. “Design-build can reduce the delivery time by 20–25% over design-bid-build. But a compressed schedule presents risks, especially when student living quarters are involved. I’m confident that this team will deliver the project successfully and on time, however.”

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aRMED fORCEs REsERvE CENtER | Middletown, Ct $57.6M* military training campus with 164,000 s/f training facility, 36,000 s/f vehicle maintenance shop, and 4,000 s/f unheated storage facility. LEED Gold equivalent.

Exterior view of the new Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse in Torrington, CT. Rendering courtesy of The DLR Group.

CENtENNiaL HaLL, WEstERN CONNECtiCut statE uNivERsity | Danbury, Ct $35.7M*, 128,000 s/f residence hall and 140,000 s/f parking garage. LEED Certified.

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• KBE Building Corp., Design-Builder & Constructor

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• The DLR Group, Lead Architect

• KBE Building Corp., Design-Builder & Constructor

• AM Design Architects, Inc., Associate Architect

• JSA Architects, Architect of Record

• BVH Integrated Services, Structural, Civil, Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing, Fire Protection, Security & IT Systems Engineer

• DiBlasi Associates, Structural Engineer

• CR3, LLP, Landscape Architect • Geodesign, Inc., Geotechnical Engineer • Cerami Associates, Acoustical Design

PataPsCO HaLL, uNivERsity Of MaRyLaND BaLtiMORE COuNty | Baltimore, MD $17.6M*, 82,264 s/f renovation and 52,390 s/f residence hall addition. LEED Gold.

• BL Companies, Civil Engineer • WSP, Mechanical/Engineering/Plumbing Engineer • Newman Architects and BVH Integrated Services, Design Architect and Engineer, Bridging Documents Phase and University’s Design Consultant during the completion of design and the Construction phase

sCiENCE PaRk gaRagE | New Haven, Ct $38.7M*, 440,000 s/f, 5-story office/retail center and parking garage.

*Project costs shown in 2014 dollars. Photos: Paul Burk Photography.


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Connecticut Tyre Studio Awarded for Glen Lochen Renovation

Glen Lochen / © Anthony Crisafulli

Glastonbury, CT – The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has presented Tyre Studio Architects of New Haven the 2014 Design Award — Honorable Mention Commercial Built Work — for the Glen Lochen Mall renovation in Glastonbury. Originally built in 1975, the Glen Lochen Mall was once a vibrant local institution, housing first-class restaurants,

Glen Lochen interior view / © Anthony Crisafulli

shopping, and offices. Tyre Studio Architects was hired to renovate this property and create a re-invented identity for the site features, building exterior, and interior common spaces. The existing main façade was comprised of a series of disparate volumes, ad-hoc additions, leaky, inefficient glazing systems, and decayed wood siding. Michael Tyre, principal architect for


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the project, developed a design “to unite the disparate volumes and faces of the existing building” with an undulating zinc armature stretching the entire length of the main façade. The exterior renovation is highlighted by a dramatic new entry. The existing signature element of the building — a triangular volume jetting out towards the street atop slender columns — was

re-imagined to preserve the recognizable icon while announcing the property’s transformation with its new transparent glass curtain wall. Inside the building, the common spaces have been renovated to replace the monotony of dark wood with light materials and clean lines. The main focus of the architect’s interior renovation is the redevelopment of the central atrium and staircase to serve as the hub for occupant interaction and informal activities. The 66,000sf renovation has helped restore this local cultural landmark and has already proved successful in drawing occupants and visitors back. This project was an architect-led design-build effort that was conceived, drawn, permitted, procured, constructed, and managed by a single firm of dedicated professionals committed to the synthesis of design and building. Tara Leibenhaut-Tyre, AIA, served as the project manager for the renovation. Other members of the project team included Edward Stanley Engineers, Silva Engineering, and Tall Construction Company.

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KBE Celebrates Ellis Tech High School Ribbon Cutting

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony / photo courtesy of Connecticut Technical High School System.

Danielson, CT – Conn. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, State Senator Donald E. Williams, and State Technical High School Superintendent Dr. Nivea Torres joined KBE Building Corp. at the ribbon cutting for the $52.4 million renovation and addition at Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School. KBE served as general contractor for the 117,300sf renovation and 68,000sf addition to the existing building at 613 Upper Maple Street in Danielson. The architect was The S/L/A/M Collaborative of Glastonbury, Conn. The building was completed eight months ahead of schedule. The new Harvard Ellis Technical High School is the latest jewel in the state’s ongoing program to renovate

Connecticut’s technical high schools. As with all the newly renovated tech schools, Harvard Ellis is a high-tech, cutting-edge academic and technical training facility designed to better prepare Connecticut students for technical careers in construction, manufacturing, and more. “It was a primary goal of the owner to

Hair salon at Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School / Paul Burk Photography

Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School exterior / Paul Burk Photography

express the technological evolution in the body of the school building,” said Julija Singer, AIA, NCARB, design architect for The S/L/A/M Collaborative. “With a relatively simple material palette and a variety of building forms — including angled and serpentine walls, a soaring aspirational canopy — we were able to transform the 1950s factory-like facility into a modern building with a crisp contemporary image, one that does justice to the complexity of functions that happen inside the building.” This is the second of the state’s technical high schools S/L/A/M has completed with KBE sooner than anticipated. It was a real team effort with the state, the school, the architect, and the subcontractors.” “Being able to deliver this project a full

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Upgraded auto shop at Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School / Paul Burk Photography

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“Change” is an interesting verb, purely indicative of not being content in a current state, but rather evolving (or de-evolving) to another state of being. Our architectural/ e n g i n e e r i n g /c o n Chad Wisler struction industry is founded on change, ranging from physical interiors renovation to grand campus developments, to restoration of industrial parks into green environments. Our supporting design practices, project execution strategies (IPD, BIM, Lean, etc.), and even adoption of new equipment, systems, and techniques are aspects of change that we face in our work. Change management, on the other hand, is a key aspect of our industry and perhaps, more importantly, our clients’ realm that can either make a project successful or . . . not. More often than not, we “know what to do” and do not account for the softer side of being disciplined and proactive to manage the change. To effectively manage change, one needs to view the transition from the other party’s perspective, and manage the process. Part of the management process is to be open to modifying the overall approach in order to achieve the end goals. These can be as simple as changing the HVAC system for a client whose facility staff does not have prior experience; all the way up to managing the workplace environment change process for a company that is relocating from the city to the suburbs (or vice versa). Another common example is the ever-prevalent hot topic of open office and more structured spaces for employees, and how that affects the workplace efficiency, morale, recruitment, and retention. The vast majority of A/E/C work being performed today and forecasted for the upcoming years will involve existing buildings/assets for our clients. These renovation and repositioning projects often include major upgrades to the HVAC systems. The HVAC changes can be driven because of the equipment’s age, condition, and/or due to the desire to increase energy efficiency, reduce carbon footprint, or EUI targets for the owner/tenant. Many of the newer HVAC systems and equipment may not be familiar to the facility engineers and maintenance staff who are charged with maintaining the infrastructure. Since change can often be uncomfortable, the best way to manage this effort is to openly review the current industry options (DOAS, chilled beams, UFAD, VRF, and ideally . .

. natural ventilation) with the facility staff, engaging these individuals in an open discussion and touring the representative buildings. This, coupled with taking the time to listen to the facility staff, can aid in the overall decision-making process and therefore proactively manage the change. Another hot topic and industry trend today is the densification of occupants in buildings. This trend started nearly 10 years ago with the consolidation of business practices for major Fortune 500 companies during the economic downturn but has actually increased in popularity, and growing companies are embracing higher occupancy levels (people/sf) in their buildings. There are many reasons stated and/or justified to support the densification of staff ranging from enhanced communication, social awareness, flattening the hierarchical structure of the company, and the often understated but more often than not the end goal to reduce the building/asset costs for a company and to improve its bottom line. Reducing the bottom line of a company is great and coming out of that densification of staff, there have been strong advances in interior planning, furniture systems, supporting MEP concepts, and distribution strategies to keep the employees comfortable and happy in their new changed workplace. Lastly, we’ve all been told that our employees are our greatest asset and also our most expensive cost. The cost for training a new employee is significant and even more so when the individual is replacing a seasoned professional, whether it be in our own or in our client’s organization. Therefore, workplace planning and change management is essential. People inherently don’t like change. The change management process needs to be customized for each group, company, and institution. The key is to involve participants at all levels to participate in the process and have them become part of the process. Involvement leads to engagement, which leads to ownership, which in turn leads to personal investment in the decisions that are being made. Benefits include reduced dissatisfaction during the change and often a better design for them, not just us. In summary, change is good, but does not happen successfully without having a strategic plan and being proactively managed. As we move into 2015, perhaps Jack Welch said it best: “Change before you have to.” Chad A. Wisler, PE LEED AP BD+C, is a managing principal at Vanderweil Engineers in Boston

December 2014



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Dorchester, MA – Cogswell Sprinkler Co., Inc. is working with Consigli Construction to complete major Phase 2 renovations at The Parish of All Saints in Dorchester. The parish is undergoing a complete restoration of the interior and exterior, which will include the installation of an elevator and a new entry ramp. Cogswell is in the process of installing a new wetpipe sprinkler system throughout the

parish, as well as a dry-pipe sprinkler system in all unheated areas. This totals approximately 26,550sf with the addition of 340 sprinkler heads. Scott Perkins, project engineer, and Scott Bernstein, project manager, are working with Mike O’Brian and Sean O’Keefe of Consigli Construction and John G. Waite Associates, Architects to successfully bring this project to a close by mid-December.

Portland, ME – Artist Robert Indiana’s sculpture, SEVEN (1980/2003), not only marks the physical address of the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) at 7 Congress Square, but also represents the number of subcontractors who came together under the direction of Wright-Ryan Construction to help bring this iconic installation to Portland. Wright-Ryan was selected by the PMA to manage the construction activities required for the installation. A 36,000-pound base comprised of concrete and reinforcing steel was constructed to support the piece, which weighs 3,000 pounds.

New electrical conduit was installed to feed eight accent lights anchored in precast blocks and embedded in the surrounding sidewalk masonry to illuminate the sculpture at night. Indiana imagined SEVEN as part of a larger series of works— numerals zero through nine — in different sizes, with 8 x 8 x 4 feet as the largest in the series. The first group was produced in brightly colored aluminum in 1980 and was eventually donated to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. In the mid-1990s, Indiana re-engaged a foundry to complete his numerals series, including the large-scale weathering-steel numerals. All work was organized under very tight time constraints to meet the museum’s deadline of unveiling the sculpture during Portland’s November First Friday Art Walk. Wright-Ryan partnered with B.H. Milliken Electrical Contractors, RH Contracting, Rocco Leo II and his son, Nick Leo, Hammond Lumber Company, R.J. Grondin & Sons, Jon Meade Design, and A.H. Harris Construction Supplies. Many of these partners provided labor, services, materials, or equipment donated at either discounted rates or at no cost to the PMA, with Wright-Ryan providing generous support through the donation of labor and construction management.


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Christa McAuliffe Library Branch Breaks Ground

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Framingham, MA – The town of Framingham and architects Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc. announced a groundbreaking for the new Christa McAuliffe branch library. Trustee Sam Klaidman, chairman of the building committee, said construction on the $8.6 million project is the culmination of a community effort to create a new library that honors one of its town’s most famous residents. “This is an exciting moment in the town’s history,

and we are thrilled to begin construction on the project.” This branch library is the second busiest branch public library in the state, and will encompass 17,000sf at 746 Water Street. The building will be an L-shaped, one-story structure adjacent to the Nobscot Shopping Center and will triple the size of the current branch on Nicholas Road it will replace. “Inspired by the spirit of Christa McAuliffe, the design creates a soaring

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December 2014


Trends and Hot Topics

Deconstruction Construction by Colm Allen

Even though business is booming, we all know the margins in construction are decreasing — at least with hard bid. Profit percentages are so tight, it’s hard to get an edge. With information so freely Colm Allen available, even the laziest of owners can figure out their contractors’ margins, risk, and ratings. If your construction company can get a competitive advantage by finding a “lost” warehouse full of white marble in Northeastern China, or a discounted container of copper pipe, so too, can your competitors. It’s called Google! Suppose you use a “cutting-edge” software that gives your company an edge; you will only have that advantage for as long as it takes your competitors to get up to speed. In these times of transparency, it is almost impossible to get ahead of your competitors. There is only one way to get a competitive advantage in these super competitive days — your people. Technology just makes things faster; it doesn’t make you better at your job if you were only average to begin with. When it comes down to it, construction managers are high-level customer service providers, via the construction of buildings. When the project is over, the thing that sticks with the client most will be the “experience”: the story, or journey, if you like. Last time we checked, there was no software for “experience.” If you still believe you’re in the “building” industry, at least follow that with “relationships.” The best construction companies we know are not in the business of constructing buildings, they are in the business of constructing relationships. And only people can build relationships. At Construction Recruiters, our clients are screaming for a certain type of employee. Their needs are less construction-focused, with more attention being paid to find soft skills: leadership, communication, critical thinking, creativity, empathy, etc. These desirable candidates can walk into a room, ask great questions, listen to the client’s needs, suggest solutions, employ process and deliver what was promised — with minimal conflict and quality execution along the way. Everyone says “That’s what we do!” Sure it is . . . this is the moment of truth: Were you invited to the table on the client’s next project, and how much of your pipeline is from repeat business?

One of the most desirable characteristics in modern commerce,is, by far, those most elusive of skills, communication and common sense. You can teach someone to use Timberline, but you can’t teach common sense or empathy. Think about any GC you admire, and I guarantee one of the top reasons is, that they communicate better. They’re better at communicating about what they do in the community (they are great marketers), amongst themselves, with their vendors, with their stakeholders, and with their clients. The future of construction is communication. Technology is just a tool to manage process, speed, or quality. You can’t build a house by text. Just like you can’t recruit by email. There are nuances to relationships that can only be communicated in person. And when you are spending $100M of someone else’s money, you’d better understand all of those nuances and make the client happy. We agree with the adage that says “Hire for attitude, train for skills.” I’ve

There is only one way to get a competitive advantage in these super competitive days — your people. even said it in this column before. The days of the table-thumper are over. It’s all about consultative communication now. Hire people who show signs of teamwork and working for the greater good, then teach them how your company works. Candidates who have shown success in sports or philanthropic activities already appreciate that they may be great at their individual job, but they know they didn’t get there alone. They know how to rely on teammates, coaches, or volunteers. These people will share what they know and will often multiply themselves in your organization by mentoring their colleagues. Employees who share their successes and talents are the future of construction. They will feel engaged and will be the benchmark for your future hires. These are the people who will guarantee that your clients come back to you again and again. They make the journey one clients want to do again. We spend all day here at Construction Recruiters talking to people, often in person, trying to identify the top 10% of candidates with outstanding communication skills. Colm Allen is President at Construction Recruiters, Inc. in Milton, Mass.

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Hudson, NH – A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently completed Granite State Indoor Range and Gun Shop took place in November. The new 12,960sf indoor firearms range and training facility, designed by the team of Port One Architects and Summit Engineering and built by Raymond-based Jewett Construction Co., Inc., includes two shooting ranges, firearms training rooms, a lounge, office space, and a retail store.

Constructed of load-bearing masonry block and cast-in-place concrete deck cap, the two ranges feature five and 10 stalls respectively, with more than 20 tons of rubber granulate added to fill the bullet traps - the smaller one a static range and the larger one a tactical range that includes an ADA-compliant stall. Both ranges utilize the wireless Meggitt target retrieval system and feature ballistic shooting stalls, customized air filtration

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Melrose, MA – Alta Stone Place, located in the former industrial area off of Washington St., is nearing completion of its final phase of construction. The threeyear conversion of the historic Boston Rubber Shoe Co. mill and adjacent buildings into a luxury rental community also included a complete renovation of the mill’s historic smoke stack. Wood Partners is developing the community, and Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc. of Boston is the project architect. PROCON, Inc. of Manchester, N.H. is

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the general contractor for the residential project. The project’s second phase, Building D, at 4000 Stone Place, began construction in August 2013. Once completed, it will contain 52 residential units above a podium parking structure within the four-story wood-frame building. It is immediately adjacent to the historic smoke stack that was restored during construction. The second half of this phase includes the renovation of the 200-year-old Boston

Rubber Shoe Co.’s mill buildings. These two, four-story brick and wood-beam mill buildings were converted into one, 93-unit residence. A podium style addition was built between them to bridge the space, providing a sheltered walkway beneath featuring an art installation of original artifacts from the building such as gears, drill press, and pulley wheels. Units in this building include features such as extended height windows, exposed brick and timber, and 12-ft. to 22-ft. ceilings. Each unit is unique, some featuring

dormers, arched windows, ground-level patios, or a bonus room inside of the building’s tower. This building, located at 2000 Stone Place, will be ready for occupancy in late January 2015. The community is comprised of 212 units including studio to three-bedroom apartments ranging from 552sf to 1,450sf. More than 285 parking spaces will accommodate residents, both at ground level and beneath the two podium-style buildings.

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Marr Helps Build Residential Tower Atmark Apartments Hosts Gallery Cambridge, MA – Marr Scaffolding Company’s (MSC) Hydro Mobile division and Marr Crane & Rigging (MC&R) have collaborated efforts for general contractor John Moriarty & Associates (JMA), as well as subcontractors Ipswich Bay Glass (IBG) and TJ McCartney (TJM), to help build a 20-story residential tower in East Cambridge. The building will contain 400 luxury apartments. This project represents one of many that are set to transform the skyline along the Charles River with the development of the North Point neighborhood, a mixeduse community, which will be a first of its kind in the area. Last spring, MC&R’s crew began its initial work on the project with the installation of twin 7,100 lb. Champion elevators to the northwestern face of the building. After the hoists and cars were erected, MSC’s project management team determined that Hydro Mobile mast climbing work platforms would offer the most effective and safe access for IBG and TJM to install the drywall, glass, and curtain wall. Accordingly, MC&R and Hydro Mobile division crew members installed nine Hydro Mobile units, all of which provided the subcontractors necessary support of materials and personnel to

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make effective progress throughout the summer and fall. Currently, work on the NorthPoint residential building continues. MSC will install a twin Hydro Mobile unit where the construction elevator had been located in order for IBG to install its last curtain wall on the building. This unit will remain in use from December to March of 2015.


Cambridge, MA – O’Connor Capital Partners, a privately owned, independent real estate investment, development, and management firm, recently celebrated the installation of an art gallery at Atmark Apartments , its 428-unit luxury apartment community located in Cambridge. In partnership with the Cambridge Arts Council, Atmark programmed a custom art gallery to connect residents with local Cambridge artists. The Atmark Art Gallery Exhibition featured the unveiling of works by local artists Ashley Almeida-Souza, Rachel D’Erminio, and Peter DeCamp Haines. With pieces including digital prints,

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ABC Massachusetts EIC Award Winners The Massachusetts Chapter of ABC recently announced the winners of its 2014 Excellence in Construction Awards (EICA). The awards recognize the very best construction projects that ABC members in Massachusetts have been a part of over the past year. An expert panel of diverse judges looks at each submission from the membership and bases their decisions on quality, complexity, and effective utilization of resources amongst other criteria. Awards are based on quality and craftsmanship and help ABC in promoting the outstanding construction work performed by the merit shop contractors.

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December 2014

The Associated Construction Company of Hartford Gets Face Lift Hartford, CT – After 72 years of service to the Connecticut and Greater Hartford construction industry, The Associated Construction Company of Hartford will be getting a full facelift this holiday season with the company’s first ever complete rebranding. Working with branding agencies and web designers from NYC and Atlanta, the company aims to incorporate its construction management and general contracting history with an updated and sleek new image. “In all these years, we never had an icon or image that was readily known,” said Joseph Jankowski, principal and vice president. “We will hopefully develop and achieve that recognition with our new materials.” Marketing associate Sarah Giardini said the firm’s public image needed to be brought into the 21st century. “The website and marketing materials no longer accurately portrayed our team’s experience and advanced quality work,” said Giardini. “We felt it was important to pull ideas and concepts not only from other industries but from other places, since in today’s world, the amount of connectivity allows us to be exposed to all that is new. Why be limited to what is ‘standard’ or ‘typical’?” Associated’s portfolio of work spans a variety of industries including commercial,

residential, healthcare, broadcast and data, industrial, and educational facilities. It is important to them that each of these groups of professionals connect with their new identity. The rebranding approach includes some simple changes such as moving away from their characteristic red and black color combo to red and purple. The marketing team feels that these changes and attention to minor details will translate into larger differences when added up. Research was also completed on how both the male and female brain at a variety of ages processes colors and images. This look at age, gender, and industry preferences helped to create marketing materials aimed to appeal to a variety of audiences. Even though the construction industry is predominantly middle-aged males, this is not always the demographic of the company’s clientele. It was therefore important to look at those outside of that specific scope. The marketing department is working with the entire company to develop a streamlined and consistent feel, yet not eliminate the genuine nature and personality of its staff. “Each of our employees have helped shape Associated into what it is today; however, it is time to fully define what that shape is and what it stands for,” said Giardini.

She said it is important to understand that this rebranding is not changing who we are or what we stand for, but just making that message more clear and consistent. “It’s like completing an exterior renovation; the bones of the building are still the same, but the way it looks, feels, and communicates is much more in tune with those that are currently interacting with it.” “My father, Angelo J.M. Giardini, founder of Associated Construction,

always said you earn your stripes every day so you can’t live on past accomplishments,” said company principal and president, Thomas Giardini. “This rebranding is a clear understanding that today is a new day with new challenges, and we will continue to earn our keep by understanding and learning from our past.” The company’s new website was designed by New Uniform, and the Brand Identity/Logo was developed by Agency Magma.

MPA’s Flynn Authors Whitepaper continued from page 8 • Office design trends and challenges, especially the shift to the open plan office and the desire for collaborative and social workspaces. • Technology innovations and the shift to mobile work. With such divergently different demographics in the workplace, Flynn delves into the challenge of creating a dynamic, highly efficient work environment for generational diversity. He discusses the issues of designing for flexibility, embracing company culture, and planning for technology and mobility. He concludes that the workplace of the future must be

agile enough to support a technologically sophisticated demographic, while providing an environment nurturing the professional growth of a younger generation. The whitepaper is available at www.mp-architects.com/flynnwhitepaper.

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Church of St. Gregory the Great, Portsmouth, R.I., AIA CT Award, Faith And Form Award.

Interlink at dusk / photography by Brian McDonald

Northeast Collaborative Architects (NCA) has long enjoyed a reputation as a leading architectural firm, particularly in the specialty areas of historic preservation and restoration. Through the years, NCA’s design excellence has been recognized with over 100 awards; 2014 has been a banner year that surpassed our expectations, as our practice garnered 19 awards for a wide variety of projects ranging from preservation to modernist projects. The icing on the cake was smoothed on early this month when NCA travelled to Savannah, Georgia to accept the 2014 National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Pawtucket River Bridge / Photo by Ben Jacobsen

The National Preservation Awards are bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage. These efforts include citizens’ attempts to save and maintain important landmarks; companies and craftsmen whose work restores the richness of the past; the vision of public officials who support preservation projects and legislation in their communities; and educators and journalists who help Americans understand the value of preservation. Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, commented on the awards: “While each

Interlink, Warwick, R.I., AIA CT Award.

• P  awtucket River Bridge, Pawtucket, R.I., AIA RI Award, National Illumination

Award, National Transportation Award.

Sakonnet River Bridge, Portsmouth, R.I., Structural Steel Award.

Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Newport, R.I., Faith and Form Award.

Cliffside Inn, Newport, R.I., Doris Duke Preservation Award.

IYRS, Newport, R.I., Grow Smart RI Award.

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Jeffery Inn, Amherst, Mass., Sustainability Champion Award – Historic Hotels of America.

Cliffside Inn / Olson Photography

is unique, this year’s outstanding Honor Award winners all reflect the importance of protecting our nation’s cultural heritage.” The national honor celebrates a new chapter for a Providence landmark. Built in 1828, the Providence Arcade, originally designed by Russell Warren and James Bucklin, was America’s first indoor shopping mall. The Nationally Registered Landmark has two Greek Revival temple fronts, one facing Weybosset Street and one on Westminster Street, and an interior three-story atrium that connects both streets. While the arcade had survived fires, hurricanes, floods, and demolition

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Boathouse, Glastonbury, Conn., Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Micro–Lofts at The Arcade Providence The Arcade Providence Atrium / Photo by Ben Jacobsen

threats, the economic downturn of 2008 finally closed the doors, prompting the Providence Preservation Society to place it on the organization’s 10 most endangered properties list. In 2012, NCA designed a $7 million adaptive reuse project to restore the landmark to a new life as a mixed-use center in downtown. The renovation reconfigured the upper balcony levels continued to page 45

2014 Nat io n al Tru s t fo r His t o ric Pres ervat io n Nat io n al Pres ervat io n Ho n o r Award www.ncarchitects.com


December 2014


Interiors Children’s Dentistry Renovated

The Parent Zone is a mature and comfortable environment with sight lines to the Kid Zone. The Kid Zone features custom millwork to mimic a surf shack, atop which sit multiple iPad stations for waiting patients and family members. The Business Zone provides dual circulation for staff, utilizing 3-Form

privacy panels that allow staff acoustic and visual separation from waiting patients. Finally, the Treatment Zone serves a dual function for orthodontics and general dentistry. 3-Form privacy panels maximize productivity while maintaining functionality.

Opening of Le Laboratoire C.E. Floyd CM - Brown Fenollosa Architects

Kid Zone

Duxbury, MA – Duxbury Children’s Dentistry, located at 95 Tremont Street in Duxbury, has opened its doors after undergoing a renovation and expansion to incorporate orthodontics. Joy John, D.M.D. of Duxbury Children’s Dentistry, and Paul Fitzgerald, D.M.D. of Duxbury Orthodontics, wanted to increase the number of chairs and expand the space while creating a whimsical environment for patients. “The design of our new office expansion was inspired by the desire to bring the feeling of our gorgeous coastal

community indoors” says Dr. John. “Phase Zero Design and Brian McWilliams, millwork designer and fabricator, took all of our ideas and made them a reality by blending an existing smaller pediatric dental office with an amazing new space!” “A big thanks to Melchionda Construction Co. Inc. for managing the project,” she added. The expansion increased square footage from 1,700sf to 3,448sf, and the new space has been divided into four distinctive zones that each serve a unique function.

Le Laboratoire

Cambridge, MA – Le Laboratoire Cambridge, a one-of-a-kind art and design center for creativity, invention, and boundless learning, opened recently at 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge in Kendall Square. Construction manager C.E. Floyd Company of Bedford worked with Brown Fenollosa Architects of Arlington and French designer Matthieu Lehanneur to build out the gallery,

lecture hall, and restaurant. The art and design center, originally founded in Paris in 2007 by renowned inventor, material scientist, and Harvard professor, David Edwards, will welcome the public to experience the collision of ideas from the leading creators of our time — from world-renowned artists and designers, to scientists and culinary masters.


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December 2014


Education Bruner/Cott Completes UMass Café

Atrium of the Blue Wall Café / Photography by Richard Mandelkorn

Blue Wall Café / Photography by Richard Mandelkorn

Cambridge, MA – Bruner/Cott & Associates announced the completion of the Blue Wall Café, an estimated $15 million transformation of the 32,000sf, LEED Silver (CI-Retail) Lincoln Campus Center (LCC) at the University

of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). Inspired by European restaurants and named for its blue-lit periphery wall, the café, houses 12 individual cuisine options and evokes a casual, urban, dining experience in a 920-seat facility.

Bruner/Cott’s comprehensive dining services and renovation study for the university guided the renovation process. Cooking technology, service, menu choices, and seating environments converge to meet increased meal service and demand. Greater connectedness and transparency within the space are key, as are “branded” and flexible seating areas, quiet lounge/study space, and a more engaging connection to the outdoors. The firm’s project team (owner, consultants, and contractor) worked with Haley & Aldrich and used a Lean design approach to streamline the work

flow and construction. The finished kitchens, serveries, and dining spaces, designed according to LEED CI-Retail guidelines, include energy- and watersaving equipment, lighting, food pulping and composting, recycling, and low-VOC furnishings and finishes. Exhibition cooking, enhanced menu offerings, improved seating environments, and new interior finishes and lighting are among its most visible features. Transparency, LED, and natural light improve the center’s overall ambiance. New circulation strengthens connections for student traffic and adjacent buildings.

Wentworth Opening of Student Apts.

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Boston – Officials from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and other dignitaries from the city of Boston recently celebrated the opening of the Apartments at 525 Huntington Avenue — a 110,870sf, $43 million residence hall. The seven-story building includes 72 apartment-style units (51 four-bed apartments, 20 five-bed apartments). The new hall also includes 1,897sf of open space located at the building entrance on Huntington Avenue. The Apartments at 525, which opened at the start of the fall 2014 semester, is the school’s seventh residential building on campus and now allows Wentworth to provide housing for

nearly 90% of students who are seeking on-campus living. Wentworth freshmen and sophomore students are required to live on campus. The new 305-bed hall houses juniors and seniors and features apartment-style living with amenities including single and double bedrooms, full kitchens, and washers and dryers in each apartment. Wentworth’s completion of the Apartments at 525 marks the third new infrastructure project built on the campus as part of the institute’s master plan. The $20 million Flanagan Campus Center and the $20 million Ira Allen building opened in 2013.

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Dacon Builds LEED-Certified Center

NAIOP/SIOR Annual Forecast

Cathy Minnerly, John Boyle, Mark Winters, David Fitzgerald, and Jessica Hughes

Boston – The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) of Massachusetts and the Society of Industrial Office Realtors (SIOR) Massachusetts chapter recently held its annual forecast meeting to a wellattended audience of developers, owners, and related professionals. Doug Poutasse, executive vice president at Bentall Kennedy, began the NAIOP/SIOR Annual Forecast by providing a snapshot of the economy and its impact on the local real estate market. A panel of Greater Boston’s leading market experts presented an analysis of the Massachusetts commercial sectors, with a special focus on office, industrial, and capital markets. The drivers and fundamentals behind the 2014 statistics, including emerging trends in specific markets, new growth areas, and a general outlook for the future, were of special interest.

NAIOP/SIOR Annual Forecast

Moderated by David Begelfer, CEO, NAIOP Massachusetts, the panel with a focus on industrial, suburbs, Cambridge, Downtown, and Capital Markets respectively, included Cathy Minnerly, VP/principal NAI Hunneman; John J. Boyle III, principal, Cassidy Turley; Mark Winters, director, Cushman & Wakefield; David Fitzgerald, VP & partner, CBRE/ New England; and Jessica Hughes, managing director, JLL.

North Branch Begins Training Center

Rendering of logistics center

Londonderry, NH – Dacon was hired by Prologis, a national developer of distribution centers and industrial properties, as the design-builder for a 614,240sf LEED-certified high-bay DISTRIBUTION CENTER logistics center located at 52 3662 Pettengill PETTINGILL ROAD, LONDONDERRY, NH Road, adjacent to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Londonderry. This conventional steel and precast concrete panel building is one of the largest modern single-story industrial buildings ever built in the state of New Hampshire. The building structure will cover over 14 acres of office, assembly, storage, warehouse, and distribution space. The total cubic area under roof is 22.2 million cubic feet, using a .60 mechanically fastened EPDM roof. The building has a six-inch

unreinforced concrete slab and is protected by an ESFR sprinkler system, is heated by rooftop gas-fired heating units and is illuminated by T5HO fluorescent lamps and is serviced by 56 tailboard docks. The building has 24,000sf of mezzanine office area and will be surrounded by 400 parking spaces within a fully landscaped site as well as 100 truck/trailer storage capacity. The building tenant is a third-party national logistics firm that will operate the distribution center for a Fortune 500 manufacturer of aircraft engines, parts, and kits. Construction of this design-build project began in early July 2014 and is scheduled for occupancy on a phased basis commencing February 2015.

2014 Year In Review continued from page 25


Groundbreaking at Five Corners Easton, MA

Liberty Utilities training center

Concord, NH – North Branch Construction, Inc. has begun construction of a facility on Broken Bridge Road in Concord to serve as a training center for Liberty Utilities. The new 6,000sf twostory masonry and steel building will contain two classrooms with SMART Board technology. The open training bay will include telephone poles for linesmen training and will also have several pieces of mock equipment that Liberty Utility employees will train with, including transformers, gas ranges, air compressors, boilers,


steam systems, pallor heaters, switching modules, and power panels. The center will also have an area designated for gas leak detection training. This building is the first of its kind for Liberty Utilities, with all training consolidated into one location. This is the second project North Branch will perform for Liberty Utilities; the firm is currently working on the renovation of the Liberty Utilities Corporation building in Lebanon. CMK Architects of Manchester is providing design for the training center, which will be completed in May.

l-r: LCB partners Lewis Pearlson and Stephen Puliafico; Easton town historian Frank Menino; LCB CEO Michael Stoller; Easton Board of Selectmen Chair Daniel Murphy; State Rep. Shauna O’Connell and Mary Armstrong from State Rep. Claire Cronin’s office.

Ground Breaks for Sandy Hook School Design team, led by Svigals + Partners Architects Sandy Hook, CT Newtown CT – Consigli Construction Co., Inc. has broken ground for the new 87,000sf state-of-the-art Sandy Hook School in the town of Newtown. Consigli was selected as construction manager to build the new $50 million elementary school, that will accommodate 500+ students from pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Diversified Project Management (DPM) will provide OPM services for the new school project during the construction phase.

High-Profile: Corporate

December 2014

Clarkes “Showroom of the Future”


Maugel Architects Reaps Benefits

lobby at New England Executive Park, Building 8

Clarke’s 7 Tide Showroom

Milford, MA – Clarke, New England’s official Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen, announced its first downtown Boston location, slated for opening in May 2015. To develop what’s being called the “showroom of the future” and “Clarke 3.0,” the award-winning distributor has purchased a 38,000sf building located at 7 Tide Street in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District. Clarke has had a Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen off Route 495 in Milford, Mass. and another in South Norwalk, Conn., since 2002. It has invited A.W. Hastings, New England’s exclusive distributor for Marvin Windows

and Doors, to become part of the Boston showroom project. “Windows are an integral part of almost every kitchen design project,” said Sean Clarke, general manager. Both companies will use the showroom to educate and inspire architects, designers, and homeowners about their wide variety of products and services, and refer customers to their respective dealer networks for the actual product purchase. The 7 Tide building will be completely renovated, with the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Marvin Showroom opening in spring of 2015 in 9,500sf on the main floor.

Jewett Completes Equipment Barn Stratham, NH – Jewett Metal Buildings & Steel Erectors (JMB ), a division of Jewett Construction Co., Inc., of Raymond, has completed construction of a large equipment and hay storage barn for Scamman Farm in Stratham. JMB erected a 7,000sf pre-engineered metal building complete with two pass doors and two sliding barn doors, with roofing of 24-gauge PBR exposed fastener roof panels complete with 3-inch vinyl-backed insulation to protect against condensation. A 26-gauge PBR exposed fastener metal wall system with interior,

Harvard, MA – Maugel Architects has had a busy year. The continuing trend of repositioning suburban assets has resulted in a flurry of new commissions for the firm. The popular live-work-play lifestyle, so readily available in urban settings, is now being embraced along Route 95/128 in Burlington and Waltham, and in many office campus settings along Route 495. Aside from attractive lease rates, suburban sites offer easier commutes, free and plentiful parking, and the opportunity to maximize lifestyle amenities. Companies are looking for “new urbanism” — urban conveniences in suburban campus concepts. Designs feature young, modern, and vibrant workplaces, surrounded by cafés, after-hours spots, fitness centers, grocery stores, and shopping — more of a fullservice destination than an office park. “Our long history designing large corporate interiors gives our designers a unique appreciation for what makes America’s work spaces productive: being convenient, functional, and attractive are

at the top of the list, “ said Brent Maugel. “It’s an exciting time in the suburbs, as corporations see how attractive building façades and refreshed common areas can be. We look forward to what promises to be another stellar year for a broad range of design opportunities.” Maugel Architects is integrating all manner of employee-appreciated amenities into small central spaces called town centers. These include multipurpose lobbies, wireless iPad bars, grab-and-go cafés, fitness centers, climbing walls, conferencing areas, and “all hands on deck” zones, often adjacent to outdoor dining features. With the recent relocation of GE Healthcare, Quest Diagnostics, Genzyme, and TJX Cos. to the Route 495 area, momentum is gaining. With continued innovative design, developers and corporate tenants alike are taking a new look at the repositioned urban-suburban commercial real estate trend that is certain to gain momentum.

Banner Year for NCA continued from page 41

Scamman Farm equipment and storage barn

from commercial use into 48 micro lofts and helped address Providence’s affordable housing shortage. The ground floor now houses 17 micro retail spaces, and the arcade’s historic Ionic fronts have been restored as well.

26-gauge white liner panels was installed, featuring translucent panels on gables over the doors.

Kaplan Construction Certified as WBE Boston – Kaplan Construction announced that it has been certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Kaplan recently announced the culmination of a three-year management transition where Jane Kaplan Peck was appointed Jane Kaplan Peck / chief operating officer (COO) Frank Monkiewicz and majority owner. Photography

WBEs are entities that are at least 51% owned and/or controlled by women. Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and women-owned businesses provide ever-increasing value to the Massachusetts economy, making up the state’s fastest growing business sector in the commonwealth.

The Micro Lofts at The Arcade Providence Atrium / Photo by Ben Jacobsen

Our client and c-recipient of the award, Evan Granoff, 130 Westminster Street Associates, shared his thoughts: “The amount of public recognition of the accomplishment we shared in transforming the arcade into micro lofts and micro retail has been unbelievable. I

realize that this was not serendipity and also involved a lot of hard work as well. Thank you for making that effort on all of our behalf.” In addition to earning the award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, NCA earned 18 other design awards this year. The distinguished projects include bridges, chapels, boutique hotels, a yacht restoration museum, a boathouse, and an airport intermodal connector. Starting from our focus in preservation, adaptive reuse, or sustainability, NCA has consistently delivered quality, innovative projects. Our services include architecture, master planning, and sustainable design. Our work spans new designs, restorations, and adaptive reuse with a special interest in cultural, municipal, hospitality, education, and residential projects. NCA has offices in Newport and Providence, R.I. and Middletown, Conn. Jeffrey Dale Bianco, AIA, is managing partner at Northeast Collaborative Architects.


High-Profile: Awards


December 2014

Awards ABC NH/VT 2014 EIC Winners Announced Concord, NH – The ABC NH/VT chapter held their 2014 Excellence in Business Development and Awards on October 23rd. The event was held at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH. New Hampshire Vermont Chapter

The following is the list of winners and winning projects. More information can be found at http://abcnhvt.org .



Interstate Electrical Services Corporation


Methuen Construction Company Inc.

Turnstone Corporation

North Branch Construction, Inc.

Turnstone Corporation

Cumberland County Civic Center

Andrews Construction Company, Inc.

Eckman Construction

Manchester Country Club Renovation

Southern New Hampshire University – East Side Drive & Parking Lot

Cobb Hill Construction, Inc. The Endicott Hotel Project


The University of Massachusetts @ Dartmouth – Bioprocessing Project


The Residence at Merrimack College

Needham Residence Inn by Marriott

Safran USA / Albany International

Eckman Construction

Manchester Community College Student Center


Winnisquam Middle School

Jackson Mills Dam – Crest Gate Project

Tuckerman Hall Residence Hall – Southern New Hampshire University

Amherst Town Hall Attic and Exterior Repairs

Great Bay Community College Renovations Rochester / Portsmouth

December 2014

High-Profile: Awards

Colantonio Receives Top Awards

Fran Colantonio accepts award

Holliston, MA – Colantonio, Inc. has received two prestigious awards: the Business Leader of the Year by the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce (MWCC) and one of the 2014 Top Workplaces by the Worcester Business Journal (WBJ). The MWCC named President Fran Colantonio as Business Leader of the Year at its Annual Meeting Gala and

Awards Reception held in November at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center. The organization cited the firm’s 34% growth in revenue over the past year and its commitment to social responsibility and community involvement, particularly its state-approved apprentice training programs and hiring preference for military veterans. The WBJ recognized Colantonio for its Education, Training & Career Development practices. The paper lauded the company’s internship program, its support of each employee’s specific training needs, and its low employee turnover rate. “I am truly honored to be recognized like this,” Colantonio said. “These awards say a lot about our company and our culture. It makes me proud.”

Commodore in Top Places to Work Boston – Commodore Builders received top honors in The Boston Globe’s annual Top Places to Work magazine. For the second consecutive year, Commodore Builders placed in the top 10 in the Medium Employers category. Conducted by the employee survey firm WorkplaceDynamics, the survey measured about 73,500 individuals’ responses to statements regarding six key factors related to employee happiness, including company direction, execution, employee connection, work load and responsibility, management, pay, and

benefits. WorkplaceDynamics found that of all the cities surveyed, employees in Boston were most enthusiastic about their companies. Commodore has a strong focus on company culture and invests in its employees in ways that range from providing on-site yoga classes and summer Friday outdoor grills to training and one-on-one employee mentoring. Commodore also has a strong community and charity focus. The firm supports multiple local charities, especially those focused on ending homelessness in the Greater Boston region.


MPA Wins CoreNet Global Award

Iron Mountain lobby / Warren Patterson Photography

Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently announced that the firm’s high-performance workspace designs for Iron Mountain and Zipcar both received a 2014 CoreNet Global New England Award of Excellence for Best New Workplace. The awards are given to projects that demonstrate innovation in design, use of real estate, functionality, and/ or technology and have supported the organization’s mission and contributed to successful positioning in the market. Iron Mountain Global Headquarters CoreNet Global New England Award of Excellence, Best New Workplace/Large Renovation

With its move to One Federal Street, which reduced the company’s square footage to 112,000sf, Iron Mountain adopted a highperformance workspace strategy and launched a mobile work program called

“Mobile Mountaineering.” Featuring an open, flexible, and efficient floor plan with individual workspaces, 100 fewer offices, and technology-supported conference and collaboration space, the high-performance workspace design of Iron Mountain’s new global headquarters promotes collaboration, sustainability, and global branding. The project recently received LEED Gold certification. Zipcar Global Headquarters CoreNet Global New England Award of Excellence, Best New Workplace/Small Renovation

Having outgrown its previous space, Zipcar sought an efficient and organized office environment that would foster a greater sense of community within its new headquarters. After comparing efficiencies of potential locations, Zipcar ultimately decided to occupy all six floors of 35 Thomson Place in Boston’s thriving Innovation District, allowing the company to create an entire “Zipcar Building,” including space for Zipcar vehicles in reserved on-street parking spots in front of the entrance. The new 46,000sf office employs a high-performance workspace strategy offering an open and productive floor plan for collaborative work, while embracing sustainability for a healthy working environment.

On Target Sweeps Awards Category

Theresa Casey with the SMPS MCA awards.

Columbia, CT – On Target Marketing & Communications, LLC, based in Columbia, Connecticut, swept an entire category in the prestigious Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) national Marketing Communications Awards during the SMPS Awards Gala in San Antonio in July.

On Target won first, second, and third place for Best Feature Writing. On Target’s president, Theresa M. Casey, FSMPS, CPSM, commented, “It’s truly an honor to be recognized by industry peer judges for these joint efforts with our clients. Being the first to ever sweep an entire category is very humbling and extremely exciting for me personally and for On Target Marketing.” The winning articles and associated clients of On Target are: • First Place with Finley Engineering Group of Tallahassee, Fla.; “Wider Load: Checkered House Bridge Widening,” Modern Steel Construction. • Second Place with Cardno TBE of Clearwater, Fla.; “Abandoned Gas Stations Fueling Renewed Economic Development” Brownfield Renewal. • Third Place with GZA GeoEnvironmental of Glastonbury, Conn.; “Conn. Liability Relief Program Scores Its First Success.”


High-Profile: Awards


Connecticut Green Bank Awarded

C-PACE helped the Bushnell Center save $48,961 in energy costs.

Rocky Hill, CT – The Connecticut Green Bank (formerly the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority) was honored as a recipient of a 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Award for its Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program (C-PACE). This was one of eight programs nationwide to win an award for its outstanding accomplishments. The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a nonprofit coalition of public agencies working together to advance clean energy, established these biennial awards to highlight model programs and projects that have accelerated the adoption of clean-energy technologies and strengthened clean-energy markets. The recipients of the awards were chosen by an independent panel of five distinguished judges, each with years of

experience in clean energy. The C-PACE program enables commercial, industrial, and multifamily building owners to access affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings. These upgrades save property owners money and increase property values. In its first 22 months, C-PACE approved nearly $50 million for more than 60 clean energy projects, which will result in the deployment of over 8 megawatts of solar energy and a myriad of energy-efficiency improvements providing 30% to 40% energy savings across over 4 million sf of buildings. With C-PACE, building owners are able to secure 100% upfront financing for clean energy upgrades to their businesses and buildings. Property owners place a voluntary assessment on their property tax bill, and then pay for clean energy improvements over time through this additional charge. Capital provided under the C-PACE program is secured by a lien on the property, so low-interest capital can be raised from the private sector, with no government financing required. Building owners can be cash-flow positive from day one, because of the long term of C-PACE financing, allowing them to do deeper energy upgrades than they otherwise would have done.

December 2014

Designer of the Year: Craig Saunders

l-r: Craig Saunders receives the award from Thomas Giardini, president of The Associated Construction Company and president of AGCCT.

Plantsville, CT - The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Connecticut selected Craig Saunders, AIA, LEED AP,

as the 2014 Designer of the Year. In its 10th annual event held October 15 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, Saunders was honored alongside many of his construction industry peers. As an associate principal at Tecton Architects, Saunders has been involved in many outstanding projects across Connecticut, notably the Sport & Medical Sciences Academy High School, Loomis Chaffee School Richmond Hall, and the historic renovation of Noah Webster Elementary School. He thanked the AGC in his acceptance speech, and noted that he’s been lucky enough to do what he loves for over four decades.

Methuen Construction Wins Award Nashua, NH – Methuen Construction has won the Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter 2014 Excellence in Construction Award for the Jackson Mills Dam Project in Nashua. The award was presented to Methuen Construction at the ABC NH/VT Awards Ceremony at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. Methuen Construction acted as the general contractor on the Jackson Mills Dam project. It was responsible for demolition of the existing dam, excavation, all concrete work, and installation of an

adjustable Obermeyer Crest Gate that provides flow control for the Nashua River. H.L. Turner Group was the design engineer. Originally built in the 1830s, the Jackson Mills Dam has been rebuilt many times. This project provided improvements to the dam that significantly lowers the 100-year floodplain zone, reducing the risk of flooding of the Nashua River and downtown Nashua. As a result, 80 homes and businesses were fully or partially removed from the flood zone.

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December 2014



TFMoran Announces New Staff

Simon Etzel Honored

(l-r): Simon F. Etzel, Jr., principal and SVP, KBE Building Corporation; Andrew H. Banoff, president and CEO, Jewish Senior Services / photo by Regina Madwed of Capitol PhotoInteractive

Farmington, CT – At the Jewish Senior Services’ Fall Gala, featuring a private performance by Rock and Roll Hall of

Famer Art Garfunkel, KBE Building Corp. principal and SVP Simon Etzel received the Arthur and Gladys Lunin Humanitarian Award. Jewish Senior Services in Fairfield provides senior care throughout Southern Connecticut, including the second-largest nursing home and rehabilitation center in the state. “I am honored that Jewish Senior Services chose me as this year’s recipient,” said Etzel, who joined KBE in 1987 and became a principal in 2007 with fellow senior executives Mike Kolakowski and Eric Brown. “Being recognized in this way is truly humbling.”

Arbaugh Joins Copley Wolff Boston – Copley Wolff Design Group, Inc. announced that Andrew Arbaugh has joined the Boston team as a landscape designer. Prior to joining Copley Wolff, Arbaugh Arbaugh served as landscape designer/ project manager at Shadley Associates Landscape Architects, and as landscape designer at Coyle & Caron, LLC, and Keith Leblanc Landscape Architecture. He brings advanced technical skills and computer literacy in programs including AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and

SketchUp. Arbaugh will work with Copley Wolff’s team to assist in the creation of innovative and functional spaces, providing conceptual design and development, technical drawing production, and presentation graphics. In his previous roles, he has collaborated on notable projects including the award-winning Westfield State University landscape master plan, and the concept master plan for pedestrian improvements at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He has earned multiple design/ architecture awards, including the 2014 Merit Award for Landscape Analysis and a Boston Society of Landscape Architects honor.



Bedford, NH – TFMoran recently hired two new staff members, Alexander Camm and Bryan Levesque, PE, CPESC. Camm serves as survey crew chief in the company’s land surveying department. He has over nine years of land survey experience including

Katherine Marr Joins Marr Boston, MA – Katherine Marr is joining The Marr Companies in a full time capacity in the marketing department as communications coordinator. She is the fourth member of Marr the sixth generation of Marr family members to work for the company that was founded in 1898. She is the daughter of Jeffrey T. Marr, VP, Marr



Hamden, CT – Hoffmann Architects announced the promotion of members of its Connecticut staff. Maureen J. Dobbins has been promoted to director of business development. She joined the firm in 2008. In her new role as department director, Dobbins will be in charge of business development, sales, and marketing efforts companywide, across all three of the firm’s offices. She will be responsible for overseeing the business development and marketing staff, and for identifying business opportunities.

Scaffolding Company and the sister of Jeff Marr, Jr., aerial lift sales representative. She will be responsible for assisting the marketing director in launching new initiatives, particularly the introduction of a new website and further utilization of social media. Additionally, she will assist with writing and editing company publications and work on a variety of special projects. Marr worked for three years at The Fessenden School in Newton as an advancement associate.

Bond Announces Promotions

Hoffmann Architects Promotions With over 22 years of experience in the architecture and engineering industry, Dobbins has demonstrated a resultsdriven approach to establishing business connections and developing project strategies. Deborah J. Costantini, AIA, has been promoted to senior architect. She will be responsible for leading project teams and mentoring junior staff, as well as working with the business development department to maintain client relationships. An experienced architect, Costantini meets the challenges and opportunities of her building envelope rehabilitation projects with skill, expertise, and attention to detail. Her recent projects include work at Vassar College, the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Cornell University, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and the University of Connecticut.

boundary, topographical, construction, and ALTA/ACSM surveys. His skills include 3D modeling, conventional and robotic total stations, GPS data collection, Hazwoper, and arc-flash (electrical safety work practices and standards) training. Levesque is a civil/geotechnical engineer serving part-time as a construction inspector. He is a professional engineer in the states of New Hampshire and Maine, and a certified professional in sediment and erosion control. His skills include storm water pollution prevention plans, geotechnical evaluation, design and construction support services, and Hazwoper training.



Boston – BOND announced that two core members of the firm’s Civil & Utility Division have received promotions that will be instrumental in helping the firm grow and expand its gas and electrical

footprint throughout the Northeast. Anthony Bond, a fifth-generation member of the Bond family, has been promoted to vice president, gas transmission and distribution services, while Alan Watson has been promoted to vice president, electrical transmission and distribution services. Bond has been with the firm for more than eight years. Most recently, he has been instrumental in the development of BOND’s New Haven, Conn. office. Watson is a 10-plus year employee,and has more than 18 years of experience delivering large-scale construction projects.

Metro Walls Welcomes Blondeau


Manchester, NH – Mike Dion, president of Metro Walls, announced Mark Blondeau has joined the Metro Walls team as a project manager. He joins the firm with more than 18 years in the con-

struction industry, including commercial, industrial, and residential project management experience. Blondeau’s qualifications focus on all aspects on the job site, to include customer service, job and material scheduling, plus acting as liaison with all contractors on the project. As a project manager with Metro Walls, Mark will be responsible for all the day-to day operations on job sites.


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Calendar NAIOP


December 15

December 16

NAIOP 2014 Annual Meeting

Combined Quarterly Meeting

Creating Collaborative Communities

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 50 Milk Street, 17th Floor, (Hercules Conf Room, CIC Boston), Boston

NAIOP Massachusetts President, Marci Griffith Loeber of Griffith Properties, invites members to join NAIOP’s Board of Directors at the year-end Annual Meeting, for the election of 2015 leaders and the presentation of chapter awards. Attendees will also get a chance to tour the new downtown Boston Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), and hear from its founder, Timothy Rowe, who will discuss how CIC is continuing to expand its business model and impact the way business gets done.

Each season, we convene representatives from all corners of the USGBC MA Chapter to focus on our strategy. As an organization, we attend to a lot of different initiatives collectively. At the Quarterly Gathering, we reconnect to synergize, share, and coordinate plans for the coming months. Email: smuzzy@usgbcma.org


Guest speaker Tim Rowe, Founder & CEO, Cambridge Inovation Center (CIC)

December 17

11:30 am – 12:15 pm: Registration, Tours, Buffet Lunch and Networking 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm: Annual Meeting and CIC Presentation

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM ABC MA Office, 100 Unicorn Park Drive, Suite 1, Woburn, MA

http://www.naiopma.org/events/ Creating-Collaborative-Communities2014-Annual-Meeting-335/ details#sthash.Sk2rTNDR.dpuf

2014 Holiday Open House

Annual ABC and Gould Construction Institute Holiday Reception & Open House! Come ring in the holiday season with your, employees, family members, colleagues and friends for some holiday spirits, delicious food, and live music!

Bringing a Toy? We will be teaming up with Toys for Tots again this year to continue our successful contribution to this worthy charity. Dave Murphy: dave@abcma.org

BSA January 8 Architectural Photography Network 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM BSA Space, 290 Congress St., Boston

NAWIC Boston January 8 Annual Joint New Year Social w/ ASPE 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM The Granary Tavern 170 Milk Street, Boston info@nawicboston.org

SMPS January 8, 2015

Great photography promotes great architecture. This group works to strengthen the collaborative bond between all parties involved in promoting or documenting a project. This meeting is free and open to all

Unwrap the Holidays at our Annual Holiday Party

architects.org/committees/ architectural-photography-network.

Celebrate the spirit of the holidays with SMPS members and friends. This year we’ll be unwrapping a special gift - a brand new SMPS Boston website. Welcome 2015 with lively conversation over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the exclusive UMass Club located on the 33rd floor overlooking the Boston harbor! Win raffle prizes and through donations to the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation, help children in need.

January 15 BSA/SCUP College and University Roundtable 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM BSA Space, 290 Congress St., Boston Designers, planners and administrators focus on college and university planning and design issues in this BSA and Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) collaborative group.

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM UMass Club, 225 Franklin Street, 33rd Floor, Boston

http://www.smpsboston.org/program/ event.php?event_id=392


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Wishing you and yours HappyHolidays and a Prosperous New Year

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