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The Earth Hotel: The Mohegan Tribe Expands its Vision Earth Hotel drop off area / courtesy Kohn Pederson Fox Associates / page 18



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Inside this Issue: The Godfrey Hotel Brings New Life to Downtown Crossing Dimeo Construction Company Celebrates 85 Years of Success PROCON Completes Ashworth by the Sea Hotel Renovation Bar Harbor Hampton Inn’s First Season/Interior Design by WBRC Architects LandTech Consultants Turns 25 J.F. White Electrical at Deer Island/J.M. Electrical Handles Motor/VFD Replacement Gilbane to Expand McDonald House O&G Completes Emergency Dept.

Plus: Corporate, Municipal, Assisted/Senior Living, Connecticut, Northern New England, Education, Mixed-Use, Multi-Residential, Awards, People, and more… Featuring:

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The Earth Hotel: The Mohegan Tribe Expands its Vision.............................page 18

The Godfrey Hotel Brings New Life to Downtown Crossing................... page 14

View of Mohegan Sun Sky Hotel and Earth Hotel / courtesy Kohn Pederson Fox Associates


Up Front......................................7 Retail and Hospitality.................. 11 Trends and Hot Topics.... 22, 40, 42 Corporate................................. 23 Municipal.................................. 26 Philanthropy............................... 28 Assisted/Senior Living................. 32 Healthcare................................ 33

Connecticut............................... 35 Northern New England.............. 36 Education.................................. 38 Mixed-Use................................ 39 Multi-Residential......................... 41 Awards.....................................43 People......................................44 Calendar..................................46

Exterior of The Godfrey Hotel in Boston’s Downtown Crossing / courtesy The Oxford Group

PROCON Completes Ashworth by the Sea Hotel Renovation...............page 11

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Publisher’s Message tour of the soon to be completed Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center was followed by the AIAri Affiliates Expo with cocktails and lobster boil.

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High-Profile attended the Rhode Island Chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIAri) for this year’s summer conference and expo “Going Coastal: Designing Building Envelopes for a Coastal Environment” was the theme for the day long event that started with AIA learning sessions at the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation at Roger Williams University. A building

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For our focus on hospitality and retail, HP also attended the Bisnow event, “Boston Retail: The Impact of the Ground Floor & What Tenants Want,” at the Westin Boston Waterfront recently. The world of commercial real estate is ever-changing, especially when it comes to retail. With the days of mega malls and shopping centers quickly fading, professionals are having to change the paradigm of what is deemed to be a “successful retail development,” but there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Bisnow discussions touched on the importance of the ground floor to your urban property, and the ripple effect that a successful ground floor can improve the value of a facility, and how to drive traffic through experiential shopping. The event started with two case studies, “Legoland Discovery Center &


Assembly Row drive engagement through experience for shoppers,” presented by Stuart Biel, Federal Realty Investment Trust and David Gilmore, Legoland Discovery Center “Activating the Ground Floor. How 699 Boylston increased overall property value by repositioning the ground floor retail,” was presented by Daniel Bradley, AEW Core Property Trust; Ted Chryssicas, NGKF; and Joe Nevin, Bergmeyer Associates. Finally, Bradley Croft, Construction Attorney, Ruberto, Israel & Weine, moderated a discussion, “What Tenants Want & How to Execute” featuring speakers Lori McWeeney, VP, Samuels & Associates, and Alana Eagley, store development manager, Starbucks Coffee Company. Hats off to all those whose work on the Boston 2024 Olympic bid will continue to help the people of Boston with infrastructure planning for many years to come. It was an amazing effort that led us to be chosen over all other US cities to host a truly great world event. You inspired and challenged us. It was a pleasure to meet Joseph A. Barbone Jr. and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan at the groundbreaking ceremonies for Methuen Construction’s new headquarters. See the full story on page 8.

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PROCON Breaks Ground

DeStefano Celebrates 20 Years Portsmouth, NH – DeStefano D|A has been the recipient of Architects (D|A) recently over 25 awards by organizations celebrated 20 years of archisuch as the NHAIA, New tectural services, and while Hampshire Homebuilders, New the company has changed a Hampshire Home, PLAN New great deal since 1995, the firm’s Hampshire, and Portsmouth anniversary is testimony to two Advocates. important constants: great cliThe firm recently expanded ents and great peers, according its storefront in Portsmouth, Lisa DeStefano to the company founder, Lisa and is proud of a long-standing DeStefano, who knew that recruiting and reputation of community involvement and retaining the most talented and passionate outreach. It encourages volunteerism by team of professionals would result in exdedicating an average of 8% of the staff’s work week to service to the community. cellent design and client service.

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Boston – Electric Supply Center (ESC) employees recently joined company President Larry LaFreniere to hit the links at The International in Bolton to honor Nick Johnson, who passed away this past February. Johnson was an employee of Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, LLC . Originally the BR+A for MDA tournament, this outing has been renamed the Nick Johnson Memorial Golf Outing, with ESC serving as its Platinum Sponsor.

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Bedford, MA – Jet Aviation and PROCON were joined by leading corporate and local officials recently at a groundbreaking for a facility improvement project at Jet Aviation’s Boston/Bedford location. PROCON of Manchester, N.H., is the construction manager for the project, and SAA Architects and Design of Iselin, N.J., is the design architect. The new facility upgrade is a twophase 12-month project designed to improve operational safety and efficiency and achieve LEED Silver certification. The project will be composed of 40,000sf of hangar space capable of handling larger private/corporate aircraft up to the size of a Gulfstream G650 and a Global

6000. The plan also includes a 16,000sf office and shop space, and a two-story 13,000sf state-of-the-art FBO (fixed-base operator), to accommodate the needs of Jet Aviation customers. Additional improvements include a 92,000sf ramp and apron upgrade, new roads and parking, underground utilities, and new pavement and landscaping. The facilities, which are located 20 miles outside Boston, will offer direct access to Hanscom Drive and is expected to be completed in late summer 2016. “We are delighted to be under way with the construction and enhancements to our Boston/Bedford facility,” said John Langevin, vice president, FBO Operations, North America. “Jet Aviation has worked diligently to bring this project forward, and we are excited to be taking the next step, and to be partnered with PROCON on the construction of our facility. We are confident that by working with PROCON and our other construction partners, we will have a best-in-class facility at Hanscom Field.” PROCON’s president, John Samenfeld, also commented, “We are very pleased and excited to partner with Jet Aviation in the construction of its new facility.”

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Plaistow, NH – Joseph A. Barbone Jr., president and chief executive officer of Methuen Construction Company, Inc., and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan were joined by state and local dignitaries and project team members at groundbreaking ceremonies held in Plaistow recently for the construction of the new headquarters of Methuen Construction Company, Inc., Summit Metal Fabricating, and Methuen Construction Facility services currently headquartered in Salem.

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The combined companies plan to move in the late spring of 2016 into a renovated and expanded 178,000sf facility on approximately 35 acres of land in

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Additionally, the massive space will allow Summit Metal Fabricators to accommodate larger modular fabrications and process skid prefabrication projects. Summit Metal Fabricators will greatly benefit from the added shop space and overhead cranes. This will allow for additional fabrication services such as large modular fabrications, process skid fabrication and assembly, prefabricated pipe racks, pedestrian walkways, and more. The expected renovation cost is approximately $8 million. All new heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, paving, landscaping, fire protection, and gas lines are part of the renovations and new construction.

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Boston – Nauset Construction and Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Inc. (Viet-AID) celebrated the groundbreaking this week for the Upper Washington project, a 48,000sf mixed-use development that will provide 35 units of family affordable housing in Dorchester’s Four Corners neighborhood.

The ceremony was highlighted by a special appearance from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, community partners, project lenders, as well as other local, city, and state dignitaries. Designed by Utile Inc., this development is located on nine city lots and one private lot, and includes one three-story, 16,000sf and one four-story, 31,775sf building on Washington Street. Both buildings will feature first-floor commercial and community space totaling approximately 3,600sf. The buildings will be composed of structural steel frame construction on the first floor with wood-framed construction above. The project is seeking LEED Certification by incorporating many sustainable elements.

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Woodman Center Breaks Ground DBVW Architect, Shawmut CM

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Providence, RI – The Moses Brown School broke ground recently on the Woodman Family Community and Performance Center. This new 25,295sf facility is designed to be the hub of academic, artistic, social, and spiritual life on campus. It’s a place where students will gather, perform,

exhibit, present, rehearse, act, dance, study, announce, graduate, and meet for worship. “The Woodman Center will be like no other building in this region,” said Michael Viveiros, principal in charge of design. “The unique telescoping seating and hydraulic flooring allow an audience of 475 in raked theater-style seating for performances, and can quickly transform to a flat-floored exhibition hall for community gatherings.” The Woodman Center will replace the 150-year-old Alumni Hall as the school’s primary performance and assembly space. With an 18-month construction timeline, the new facility is expected to open late in 2016.

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Landry/French Breaks Ground Designed by SMRT

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Norway, Maine – Landry/French Construction Company of Scarborough recently broke ground on a new medical office building for Western Maine Health in Norway. Landry/French was selected as the construction manager for the new 25,500sf patient-centered medical home being built on the site of the former C.B. Cummings & Sons dowel mill on Pikes Hill Road. The new building will accommodate Oxford Hills Internal Medicine and merge the primary care practices of Western Maine Family and Oxford Hills Family Practice. The patient-centered medical home

is a national model to deliver primary care that can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ experience of care. Designed by SMRT of Portland, the exterior is a contemporary take on downtown Norway while blending into the nearby residential neighborhood, with pitched roofs, clean lines, a simple material palette, and volumes that are organized at a more residential scale. Another goal of the design is to project an image to the community that Western Maine Health medical office building is a modern, forward-thinking healthcare facility. Completion is slated for early 2016.

Gilbane Breaks Ground on Expansion

North Haven Middle School / rendering courtesy of Perkins Eastman

North Haven, CT – Representatives from the Middle School Building Committee, town officials, state legislators, middle school students, and Gilbane, a builder in Connecticut since 1944, broke ground recently for construction of a two-story 97,000sf classroom addition to the North Haven Middle School. The addition, Phase 1 of the expansion and renovation project is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2016. Phases 2 and 3 encompass the renovation of nearly 50,000sf of the existing middle school, including the gymnasium, cafeteria, music, and administration areas. Phase 4 includes the construction of new athletic fields in 2017. “We are thrilled to be working with the town of North Haven to renovate and expand this educational facility for the students while working with the town leaders, the community, and our partners


on this project,” said John Hawley, vice president and Connecticut business unit leader. “Today’s school facilities require more technology and flexibility, maximizing all aspects of building sustainability, energy, and resource efficiency.” “We look forward to offering the expertise and lessons we’ve ascertained as one of the leading K-12 facility builders in the nation to ensure that the renewed North Haven Middle School is a source of pride for the entire community for years to come, said Hawley.” Throughout the duration of the project, Gilbane will continue to work closely with the Town’s Building Committee, Board of Education and North Haven Middle School Administration to ensure the highest priority is placed on student and public protection and safety.

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Focus: Retail and Hospitality PROCON Completes Ashworth by the Sea Hotel Renovation

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Hampton, NH – Historic Ashworth by the Sea hotel has occupied a picturesque corner of Ocean Boulevard in Hampton Beach for 100 years. The hotel recently underwent a series of renovations, with the latest beginning in January 2015 and, was completed in advance of the busy summer season.

PROCON, of Manchester, was the architect and construction manager for the renovations. The property is owned by XSS Hotels of Manchester and is being managed by Colwen Hotels of Portsmouth. The 80,000sf hotel has been refreshed to blend in modern updates, while re-

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taining its historic appeal. The newly renovated lobby space features a contemporary design with fresh color schemes and artwork. Tastefully appointed seating allows guests to enjoy breathtaking beach views through a new glass wall. The front entrance was relocated and outfitted with automatic glass doors for

better guest accessibility. Tech-savvy travelers can stay connected in the newly added 24-hour business center, that includes two computers, printer, and complimentary Wi-Fi service. The 107-room Ashworth is the only full-service oceanfront hotel in Hampton Beach.

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BSA Offers Dining With Design

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Boston - The BSA Space recently began its “Dining With Design” series offering attendees the opportunity to explore the unique design challenges and solutions for various dining spaces in Boston. Most recently the architect and chef/ co-owner of Fort Point’s innovative Trade restaurant shared the unique design challenges and solutions for the space. James Beard Award–winner Jody Adams and designer Maryann Thompson FAIA, principal of Maryann Thompson Architects, explained how the design evolved throughout planning and construction, and showcased how the architecture helps support the restaurant’s mission.

Its not too late to attend the final event of the season. Attendees will hear the story of Gather restaurant and how it became the seaport’s most inventive eatery in the heart of the Innovation District. Designed with dual functions in mind, Gather is the resident full-service restaurant and bar at District Hall and supports the flexibility of the building by connecting to The Brew Café and the larger assembly space for public or private events. Included in your ticket is a tour of District Hall and a Q&A with the owner and designers over appetizers and a drink. For more information visit http:// www. architects.org/program s- andevents/dining-design-gather

Hotels Benefit from Energy Efficiency Although customer satisfaction is always top consideration, hotel managers are increasingly recognizing the various high-impact benefits of energy-efficiency efforts. Creating a more sustainable business can help properties, from small B&Bs or motels to large hotel and resort facilities, reduce energy usage and improve their bottom line without compromising guest comfort. Operating nonstop to meet the needs of guests, hospitality properties of all types have vast opportunity to implement cost-effective, energy-saving solutions. Through the Energize Connecticut programs, The United Illuminating Company (UI) is available to help these businesses better understand their energy usage and identify ways to save money through energy-efficiency improvements. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning upgrades offer a strategic solution to better manage temperature controls, increase efficiency, and enhance guest comfort. By transitioning to higher efficiency HVAC systems with automated

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The Godfrey Hotel Brings New Life to Downtown Crossing by Anastasia Barnes Boston is considered the nation’s third oldest city, tracing back to the 1630s when the Puritans traveled over from England. The history of Boston is evident almost 400 centuries later. With terra-cotta facades and ornate designs, the charm of Boston’s architecture permeates throughout the city’s streets and into its surrounding neighborhoods, reminding both residents and visitors of its colonial roots. It’s no wonder that history’s charm is making a comeback, architecturally speaking. Adaptive reuse is a practice that has taken Boston, and other Northeast cities, by storm, paying homage to a city’s history while building sustainably. After all, this kind of construction conserves land and saves energy and resources, which is attractive to both commercial and residential developers alike. That’s what Chicago-based developer Oxford Capital Group, LLC recognized when it purchased property in Boston’s Downtown Crossing district in 2013. Formerly the site of the Blake and Amory buildings (both built in the the early 1900s), 505 Washington Street will soon be the home to The Godfrey Hotel. Finegold Alexander Architects, a Boston-based design firm known for its historic preservation work, is the architect

Exterior of The Godfrey Hotel in Boston’s Downtown Crossing / all images courtesy The Oxford Group/The Gettys Group

behind the 135,000sf hotel. “Our firm has been adapting, preserving, restoring, and renovating a wide variety of building types since our founding in the 1960s. Our earliest projects helped establish national standards for saving important structures at a time when renewal meant removal. In recent years, I have seen an increasing trend in the reuse of historic buildings as hotels,” said Ellen Anselone, AIA, LEED AP, associate principal of Finegold Alexander Architects. “What is exciting for us is that we are seeing

19th and 20th century buildings in urban settings getting a much closer look, and we are being asked to create much more innovative and visionary designs for these projects.” When complete, The Godfrey Hotel will have a prewar brick-and-stone façade honoring Boston’s heritage. The mid-century interiors, designed by The Gettys Design Group, will feature a contemporary lobby, 16-ft. ceilings and sculptural walls, a George Howell coffee tasting bar, and new luxury restaurant. To contrast the old world feel of the exterior’s façade, all 242 rooms in the hotel will have a modern yet simple feel to them. According to Ellen Anselone, the name of the hotel — Godfrey — means

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“peace and welcome,” and the rooms are designed to be an oasis within the hustle of city life.

Craft bar in the hotel’s lobby

The construction site is in an extremely busy neighborhood, which makes safety for the pedestrians the No. 1 rule. Tishman Construction, an AECOM company, is serving as the project’s construction manager and has been organizing all dayto-day construction activities. “Tishman has successfully executed numerous complex adaptive reuse and renovation projects throughout the Boston area, and we’re proud to be part of the team realizing the historic Godfrey Hotel project,” said Tom Erickson, executive vice president overseeing the New England region for Tishman. “Working in the core of Downtown Crossing, one of the city’s busiest daytime neighborhoods and residential communities, we have collaborated with an outstanding project team to manage the logistical construction

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challenges and bring this Oxford Capital Group development to life.” The new hotel will open its doors to guests this fall, giving Downtown Crossing a transformation that will give business owners, residents, and tourists a chance to appreciate this neighborhood in a new “old” way.

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Bar Harbor, ME – Bar Harbor has seen many recent hospitality property upgrades in the past several years. Latest is the new 103-room seasonal Hampton Inn, located on a secluded hilltop overlooking Frenchman’s Bay and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Owned by W.S. Atlantic, the inn is the only seasonal Hampton Inn in the United States. The project contractor was Opechee Construction Corporation. When the owners wanted to create an atmosphere that harmonized with Bar Harbor’s unique coastal charm, they

hired the interior design team at WBRC Architects · Engineers to help create a regionally appropriate lobby, dining area, hallways, and rooms. While the furnishings were from Hampton Inn’s catalog of brand-approved options, the team worked to get approval for custom cottage style flooring, finishes, wood work, wallcovering, upholstery, and window treatments. The result is a relaxing, modern property that resonates with Bar Harbor’s historic brand.

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Foxwoods Tanger Outlet grand opening

Foxwoods, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino, the largest casino in North America, celebrated the grand opening of the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods recently. The upscale outlets are projected to draw 3 million additional visitors to Foxwoods each year. Standard Builders served as the construction manager for this 439,000sf mall, constructed over the course of 18 months, during which the Foxwoods’ casinos and hotels were fully operational. Ninety-five percent of the approximately 15-acre site required extensive improvements prior to construction. Standard Builders blasted over 20 feet of rock on-site, resulting in 90,000 tons of crushed stone that was repurposed under the overpass. This is the first Tanger Outlet to be completely enclosed indoors. The mall adjoins the Fox Tower Casino and the Grand Pequot Casino, and is accessible only through these two internal

Aerial view of new outlets

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entrances. The mall spans over a quarter mile and showcases 80 premier retail shops on three levels, including Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, and Nike.

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Chipotle and Corner Bakery pinpointed this corner in Middletown

LuLu Lemon Walkway / photo by Bob Priestly

Lynnfield, MA – Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, with joint developers National Development & WS Development, will be completing Phase 2 construction of the landmark MarketStreet Lynnfield at the end of August. The second phase of construction will add 100,000sf of retail and restaurant space that has been leased to high-profile tenants such as Nike, Tobey Grey, Gaslight Restaurant, Eddie Bauer, Wahlburgers, Gap, Banana Republic, Pottery Barn Kids, Charming Charlie, Tuck’s Candy Factory, and Pia, a women’s clothing boutique founded on the North Shore. This second phase expands the open air lifestyle center that has quickly become the new gathering place for

Ice rink at night / photo by WS Development

the town of Lynnfield and surrounding area, providing residents with multiple amenities and public greens for farmers’ markets, outdoor movie nights, fitness classes, Easter egg hunts, and an outdoor skating rink in the winter months.

Middletown, RI – The Kempanaar family hired an owner’s project manager (OPM) to help them navigate the daunting task of site permitting, site and building design, and the hiring of a construction manager in order to repurpose a more than 50-yearold block building. Two national tenants, Chipotle and Corner Bakery, pinpointed this corner as the next retail hot spot in Middletown, only a stone’s throw from Newport (or locally known as Aquidneck Island). Bowerman Associates, Inc. was hired as the construction manager to manage and oversee the redevelopment/repurpose of this 9,100sf restaurant/retail building and associated parking lot. The plan included a complete gut of the interior existing restaurant. This also included major roof repairs, new exterior

soffits, lighting, new HVAC systems, all new electrical and plumbing systems, demolition of the majority of interior slab and associated underground utilities, coordination with National Grid for new upgraded electrical service to the property, completely new parking lot drainage systems, exterior patios, landscaping, curbing, entryways, sidewalks, parking lot paving, and striping. Bowerman Associates and team were able to quickly mobilize on-site and get up to speed and formulate an action plan to meet the project goals and tenant deadlines. These goals included converting a very old, tired, structurally challenged building into an exciting new retail/restaurant destination within an aggressive timeline and within a tight budget range.


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Cover Story The Earth Hotel: Mohegan Sun Expands its Vision by Anastasia Barnes There’s a new kid on the block that is getting a lot of buzz in Uncasville, Connecticut. It’s Mohegan Sun’s brand new boutique hotel that sits adjacent to the casino’s Sky Hotel on the reservation. Rightfully named the Earth Hotel, the building represents one of Mohegan Tribe’s principal visions: “respecting Mother Earth, the Elders, and all that comes from Mundo” (the world). “The Earth Hotel is closely related to the Sky Hotel and is inspired by crystal and rock formations that are important to the culture and heritage of the tribe,” said Lloyd Sigal, principal at KPF Associates in New York City. “The crystalline massing, angled geometry and glass façades exemplify these ideas.” When complete, the 240,000+sf, proposed three-plus diamond-rated Earth Hotel will complement the four-diamond Sky Hotel with a range of luxury amenities. These will include 400 deluxe guest rooms, an indoor pool, spa, and fitness center. This ambitious project has a solid team behind it. The Mohegan Tribe turned to A/Z Corporation of North Stonington,

VIew of Mohegan Sun Sky Hotel and Earth Hotel / all photos courtesy Kohn Pederson Fox Associates

Conn. to build the hotel, which is expected to employ over 1,000 skilled tradesmen over a span of 19 months. “We’ve shared a longstanding partnership with Mohegan Sun … the development has been a fantastic oppor-

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with the Sky Hotel in 1998. As with every project of this size, the design team faced some challenges. According to Lloyd Sigal, KPF Associates had to achieve a high-quality design that remained cost effective so that they could

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Overall view of Earth Hotel from approach

Earth Hotel drop off area

meet the tribe’s budget at a time when construction prices were escalating. “Another challenge was to integrate the new hotel with the existing infrastructure and utilities. Ultimately we were able to fulfill both, resulting in a hotel that is at once progressive and efficient,” he said. The project incorporates a number of sustainable features, including a curtain wall made out of a state-of-art energyefficient glass. Internally, all light fixtures are energy-efficient LEDs and CFLs. The lighting and HVAC systems in the guest rooms are also managed by a room automation system. With so many parties involved, the cohesiveness of a project this size can

easily be derailed. So far this has not been the case. Robert J. Gervasini remarked, “We’re working with many different trade contractors and vendors to make this project a reality. Building information modeling (BIM) has consistently been a great resource for coordinating the Earth Hotel MEP requirements and its interface with the existing resort and casino facility mechanical systems.” When complete in October 2016, the Earth Hotel will be a majestic addition to Mohegan Sun’s 240-acre campus. Tourists and gamers alike look forward to its opening.

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Tocci Under Way with Homewood

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Manchester, NH – Construction of a nearly completed new two-story, 34,543sf Ashley Furniture & Ashbrook Furniture showroom is scheduled to open in August. TFMoran of Bedford provided civil/ site engineering, structural engineering, land surveying, permitting, and landscape architecture for the project. Architectural design was provided by Landry Architects of Portsmouth, and the general contractor is TRB Development Group, Inc. of Londonderry. The new retail store is located off South Willow Street on Driving Park Road. Ashbrook Furniture will showcase a wide selection of living room, dining room, bedroom, and home office furniture made by Ashley Furniture, which is the largest

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Ashley Furniture site plan

furniture manufacturer in the world, according to the company’s website.

Brookline, MA – Tocci Building Companies is under way with a 97,775sf, 130-room Homewood Suites Hotel in Brookline. The site is in an urban location surrounded by Route 9. The project architect is Group One Partners, Inc. Tocci converted the design to 3D (BIM), sequencing every building element to determine the optimal execution and plan for every challenge posed by the

site, which was a former brownfield remediated before construction. The hotel has a pool with a terrace. An additional terrace will be located off of the lobby, and a green room will be designed on the upper level. The building includes a white roof, which will reduce heat absorption. The project began in July 2014 and is slated for completion in the winter of 2016.



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Trends and Hot Topics Mindset Over Maturity:

Blended Customer Brackets and the Narrowing Age Gap Despite some of the obvious differences among today’s generational groups, when evaluating the travel needs and preferences of modern-day travelers, our global population has a lot more in common than you may think.

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One of the main things we are experiencing in the evolution of hospitality design is the elevated importance of the lobby and public spaces as focal points of hotel architecture and design. Why? The majority of our guests want energetic and interactive public spaces for work and play. As technology continues to offer travelers the ability to maintain their work and social connectivity anywhere in the world, it is key to provide guests with well-designed common areas that allow them to maximize their time, relax, and interact with other guests. In guest rooms, we are implementing significant design changes to traditional furniture pieces. The days of two phones and an alarm clock in the room are over. Conventional nightstand space is being

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transformed into a drop area for guests’ mobile phones. We are also increasing the number of outlets where guests can plug in their electronic devices and are strategically placing them in areas that make sense. Closets are incorporating more open design concepts with boutique-type shelving, allowing guests to easily store and access their clothes and belongings. Moving away from the traditional bureau dresser/drawers (once the focal point of guest room design), the typical desk and clothes bureau is being combined into a contemporary

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Guests today want all things local. Business and leisure travelers are seeking out authentic properties that draw inspiration from their surroundings, and where they can have a unique and personal experience. Think destination neighborhoods. Local food. Local drink. Easy access to nearby events and attractions. Adaptive reuse and conversion projects also come into play here as hotel owners and developers look to urban areas where properties can incorporate strong design themes tying back to their geographic location. In one recent project, Group One renovated a turn-of-the-century warehouse building into a Residence Inn by Marriott hotel located in Boston’s historic Fort Point Channel district. It is a unique property, unlike any other Marriott Residence Inn, which features a custom 1900s-era subway tiled atrium, continued to page 42

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Celebrating 25 Years of Survey & Engineering Excellence

LandTech Consultants Turns 25 Westford, MA – LandTech Consultants, Inc., a 3D laser scanning and modeling company for land survey and civil engineering in New England, will celebrate 25 years in business this Christopher M. Lorrain summer. Founded by Christopher M. Lorrain, PE, the company remains under his

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Municipal New Public Library Opens its Doors

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Tiverton Library interior / photo by Nat Rea

Tiverton, RI – The new, 24,000sf Tiverton Public Library officially opened to the public in June, replacing Tiverton’s outdated Essex Library, which closed after serving the community for over 70 years. It is over 20,000sf larger, and features a café, community meeting hall, children’s library, young adult room, adult reading room, administrative offices and a board room, and exterior public courtyard spaces. The sustainable project was designed to achieve 50% better energy usage psf than the old library, and to meet the criteria for both National Grid’s Advanced Building Program

and LEED Gold. The new library was designed by Union Studio Architecture & Community Design and built by Behan Brothers Construction. It was designed to be the cornerstone of a growing community center and its primary meeting place, with close proximity to the local middle school, high school, and a skate park located adjacent to the site. “In the first 15 days that the new library was open, we have issued 416 new library cards — this is more that we normally issue in an entire year,” says Ann Grealish Rust, director of Tiverton Library Services.

Hampden, MA – C.E. Floyd Company, a general contractor and construction manager, and TMS Architects have completed a major upgrade of the Hampden Country Club. The team continues to work at GreatHorse on the 17,500sf banquet hall scheduled to open this fall. The new 25,000sf clubhouse and golf course opened in May. The clubhouse is a blend of the western Arts and Crafts and New England farmhouse styles. “The design concept is one to invoke the feeling of being gently worn, like a comfortable pair of leather boots, yet maintaining a timeless elegance through rustic woodworking and modern amenities,” commented TMS project architect Jason Bailey. Clubhouse amenities include men’s and

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women’s locker rooms with steam rooms and saunas, separate men’s and women’s member lounges, spa and treatment room, exercise room, conference room, pro shop, two golf simulators, dining room with indoor and outdoor seating, bar and lounge, and club room. Other amenities include an 18-hole golf course; driving range; practice greens; swimming pool with pool house, splash pad, and playground; tennis hut with two tennis courts, four paddle tennis court; and an outdoor ice rink. From commissioned artwork to the tabletop inlays, the furniture and artwork tastefully feature horse themes inspired by the Antonacci family’s passion for horse racing. The showpiece of the collection is the glass chandelier designed by worldrenowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.

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Boston – J.F. White Contracting’s electrical division, based in Framingham, is on schedule with the Deer Island North Main Pump Station Variable Frequency Drive and Motor Replacement project. The NECA contractor is serving as both general contractor and prime electrical contractor in the elaborate five-year project, which is valued at just over $24 million. The project, which commenced in November 2011, entails the replacement of 10 3,500hp/4,160V pump motors and corresponding smart variable frequency drives (VFDs), that will pump raw wastewater from incoming sewer lines located 140 feet beneath the building through the plant for treatment and purification. J.F. White is currently working on the seventh of 10 new motor/ VFD replacement combinations. Prior to commencing work on any VFD/motor combination, approval of a

comprehensive, detailed, equipment lift/ rigging plan was required. The scope includes the installation and integration of the most advanced smart VFD technology with the facility’s existing 20-year old control systems and wiring. The new motor and drive hardware and software components feature technology that will result in more reliable and energy-efficient pump station operation. Fellow NECA Boston Chapter firms, Chapman Construction Group and Richard W. Reid Electrical, are working as subcontractors to J.F. White in the project; each contractor will replace one motor/drive set. Malcolm Pirnie provided the project’s electrical engineering services, and Fay, Spofford & Thorndike of Boston is serving as the resident engineering firm. The project is on schedule for completion in March 2016.

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Milton, MA – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm, is performing construction management and design-build services for a new 8,500sf, two-story building for Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills. Upon completion in February 2016, Congregation Beth Shalom will house Milton’s only Jewish congregation, which hasn’t had its own home for four years. Designed to accommodate 120+ member families, the sanctuary will seat 160 for the high holidays. The building has four classrooms as well as four bathrooms, offices, library, kitchen, and

areas for socializing. With foundations already in place there is still one major design component of the project to work through – the Ark. Kaplan is providing design guidance, cost analyses, and setting milestone dates so that the construction of this focal point of the temple will work seamlessly into the overall project schedule. The design-build project team members for the Congregation Beth Shalom project include architect, Abacus: Architects + Planners; mechanical engineering, WV Engineering Associates; and civil engineering, Stantec.





August 2015


Philanthropy Metro Walls Donates Golf Winnings

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Manchester, NH – Mike Dion, president of Metro Walls and Exterior Design Inc. (EDI), recently hosted the companies’ annual golf outing, and this year the winning foursome received $2,500 from the company to donate to a local charity of their choice. The foursome included Ken Lambert, project manager for Exterior Designs. His team unanimously agreed to donate its winnings to Keep Sound Minds, a nonprofit organization founded seven years ago by Lambert and his wife. Keep Sounds Mind is aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues.

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Program. This program is designed as a fundraising tool for nonprofit community development organizations, cooperatives, and municipalities to raise much-needed money for their causes. This donation marks North Branch’s sixth time purchasing tax credits on behalf of its not-for-profit clients.


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Gilbane ground breaking of the Ronald McDonald House

Providence, RI – Gilbane Building Company broke ground recently for expansion of the Ronald McDonald House of Providence to accommodate more families in need and ensure there is “Always Room at the House.” Gilbane, in collaboration with New

England Medical Design, Inc. (NEMD Architects), will expand and renovate the facility, adding 11,500sf and 10 new bedrooms. The project will be completed in three phases to allow the existing facility to safely continue operations and support families. Upon completion, Ronald McDonald House of Providence will have the capacity to service 28 families at one time, with an average of 130 additional families per year. Since 1989, Ronald McDonald House of Providence has cared for thousands of families of hospitalized children, providing them with food, shelter, and emotional support. Yet in the past three years, the house has had to turn away 185 families due to lack of available accommodation.

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2015 Awards Boston – The Boston Preservation Alliance, after reviewing an outstanding group of nominations, selected 10 projects that demonstrate the top contributions to preservation and the character of Boston’s built environment in recent years. In addition, two individuals were honored for their dedication to the enhancement and preservation of Boston’s built environment. The Preservation Achievement Awards Ceremony and reception will be held on October 27 at the historic Cutler Majestic Theatre on 219 Tremont Street in Boston. Projects that will be honored are: Alan and Sherry Leventhal Center at Boston University

233 Bay State Road OWNER: Boston University ARCHITECT: Goody Clancy PROJECT TEAM: Acentech; Atelier Ten; Bay State Road/Back Bay West Architectural Conservation Commission, City of Boston; Boston Redevelopment Authority; Columbia Construction Co.; Goody Clancy; McNamara/ Salvia, Inc.; Nitsch Engineering; R.W. Sullivan Engineering; Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc.; Robert Benson; WilSpec, LLC; WSP Flack and Kurtz.

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Alvah Kittredge House, Roxbury

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10 Linwood Street OWNER: Kittredge LLC Historic Boston Incorporated ARCHITECT: Amory Architects PC PROJECT TEAM: AKF Group; BCA New England; Boston Landmarks Commission; Boston Redevelopment Authority; Building Science Corporation; Certified Property Management; Department of Neighborhood Development; H.W. Moore Associates, Inc.; Klein Hornig LLP; Metric Construction; Norian/Siani Engineering, Inc.; Structures North Consulting Engineers; Tremont Preservation Services LLC.

100 Arlington Street & 250 Stuart Street OWNER: 100 Arlington Acquisition Co. ARCHITECT: Elkus Manfredi Architects PROJECT TEAM: Acentech; Cosentini Associates; DLA Piper US LLP; Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.; Goldstein-Milano; Gunther Engineering/ DGT; Haley & Aldrich, Inc.; Jenkins & Huntington, Inc.; John Moriarty & Associates, Inc.; Lam Partners; Tremont Preservation Services VHB/Vanasse Hangen & Brustlin Wessling Architects.

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High-Profile: Municipal

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Childe Hassam Park, South End / photo courtesy of BSC Group

Brigham+WomensMedCtr_Thea+JamesMStonemanCentennialPark_ Brigham Patient Parking Garage and Aldrich; LDa Architecture & Interiors; Brigham+WomensMedCtr_Thea+JamesMStonemanCentennialPark_PP003_7in. Thea and James M. Stoneman CenPP004_7in.jpg Nardone Electric Corp.; Nistch Engijpgtennial Park, Longwood Medical Area neering; Norton S. Remmer Consulting 15 Francis Street OWNER: Partners HealthCare System Brigham and Women’s Hospital ARCHITECT: HDR Architecture, Inc. PROJECT TEAM: Halvorson Design Partnership; Leggat McCall Properties; McPhail Associates; RDK Engineers; Simon Design Engineering; Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.; Walsh Brothers, Incorporated. Childe Hassam Park, South End

314-320 Columbus Avenue OWNER: City of Boston, Department of Recreation LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS: Ann G. Johnson Associates; BSC Group Project Team: BSC Group.

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The Parish of All Saints, Ashmont

209 Ashmont Street OWNER: The Parish of All Saints ARCHITECT: John G. Waite Associates, Architects PROJECT TEAM: Consigli Construction Co., Inc.; Historic Boston Incorporated; Historic New England; Jeffrey Gonyeau Preservation Services; Johanna Gurland Associates; Julie L. Sloan, LLC; Lyn Hovey Studio; Smith + St. John.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Mattapan Teen Center, Mattapan / photos courtesy of Janey Construction

Restoration of Lion and Unicorn Statues, Old State House

206 Washington Street OWNER: City of Boston ARCHITECT: Commodore Builders; Hong Lok Project, Chinatown Skylight Studios PROJECT TEAM: The Bostonian 11-31 Essex Street Society; John F. Shea Co.; Marr Crane OWNER: Hong Lok House Rigging; NER Construction Management PROJECT TEAM: Building Conservation Inc.; Old State House Museum; Associates, Inc.; Rogerson Communities; Preservation Technology Associates; Walsh Brothers Construction. Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger; Storeygard Brigham+WomensMedCtr_Thea+JamesMStonemanCentennialPark_PP005_7in. Associates Architects. MIT Alpha Theta Chapter of Sigma

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Dartmouth, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI) recently finished a restoration project at The Residence at Cedar Dell, an independent, assisted, and memory care living home at 628 Old Westport Road in Dartmouth. The $700,000 renovation featured improvements to resident units, common areas (seating areas, library, and gym), corridors, a new exterior walkway, and a new elevator. The project also included apartment buildouts; fresh paint; new carpeting in

multiple units, offices, and common areas; and the installation of a number of other new amenities throughout the facilities such as rails, cabinets, ceiling lights, and handicap shower benches. “You always want a great finished product, but the real key to a project like this is to keep disruption to residents and the daily operations to a minimum. With this project, I feel pretty confident we succeed on both counts,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement.

August 2015



Thundermist Health Ctr. Completed

Cape Cod Hospital Reno Under Way

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Cape Cod Hospital

Hyannis, MA – Dellbrook Construction/ JK Scanlan Company Healthcare Team is currently working on the third phase of the 40,000sf construction and renovation project for the new emergency center at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, designed by Isgenuity, LLC, Within the multiphased project, phases 1 and 3 involve complete renovations of interior spaces within the hospital. Phase 2 included the building constructed to serve as the new emergency center for the hospital. The new building is steel-framed with EIFS, granite, and metal wall panel exterior. Complete interior millwork and finishes are included in the new facility. Cape Cod Healthcare’s new Emergency Center nearly doubled the size of the current department and included a total of 72 patient care treatment rooms. The new Acute Care Unit features 52 private treatment rooms and is divided into three contiguous areas, each with an advanced clinical station at its center. Forty-eight rooms arranged in adjacent four-room pods surround the three clinical stations, plus an additional four specialty care rooms. Also located within the Acute Care

Cape Cod Hospital lobby

Unit is the new Emergency Diagnostic Suite, which will be equipped with the latest CT technology, x-ray, and ultrasound capabilities that will enable emergency department staff to more quickly diagnose a patient’s injury or trauma. The Fast Track Unit is an integral part of the emergency center, designed to facilitate the care for patients presenting with noncritical emergencies. This 11bed unit significantly helps to shorten the time patients spend in the emergency department by providing focused treatment quickly and efficiently in a comfortable, more appropriate setting than the Acute Care Unit.

Wakefield, RI – When the executive team at Thundermist Health Center made the decision to expand and build an entirely new facility in Wakefield, they soon realized they were in for quite the process. They quickly looked to hire an owner’s project manager (OPM) to help them navigate the difficult decisions that were lying ahead of them. Bowerman Associates, Inc. was hired as the construction manager and was brought into the project early on to work closely with the design team, consultants, and senior Thundermist management team. The plans called for a new 20,000sf patient-centered medical facility, replacing and doubling the size of the existing medical building. Bowerman was able to understand the

needs and concerns that the Thundermist team and staff faced, including a new state-of-the-art patient-centric medical facility, an underground parking structure, and an aggressive schedule within a tight budget range. Now complete, the new facility hosts 18 medical exam rooms, 10 dental suites/ operatories, medical triage, multiple waiting areas, children/family areas, administrative offices, nutritional training kitchen, multiple executive and smaller conference and training rooms, and a new 27-space parking garage.

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Designed by SLAM Old Saybrook, CT – Yale-New Haven Hospital recently opened its new outpatient medical center, a 24,500sf renovation project designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative. The Old Saybrook Medical Center is now able to offer a broad array of clinical services including pediatric specialty services, a comprehensive Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center, musculoskeletal services, urology and vascular services, blood draw, medical imaging, allergy/immunology, physical therapy, rheumatology, x-ray services, ultrasounds, and specialty healthcare services for adults and children. The new multidisciplinary outpatient facility is complete with the latest

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O&G Completes Emergency Dept.

Reception desk of Arnhold Emergency Department

New Milford, Connecticut – On June 9, New Milford Hospital’s new Arnhold Emergency Department officially opened to the public. The grand opening marks a major milestone for the 11-month project, which was completed in late April. O&G Industries served as the construction manager for the new 11,000sf emergency department, which will double the size of the previous facility. The new facility is expected to serve more than 20,000 patients each year from Connecticut and Eastern New York state. At the May 8 ribbon-cutting event, New Milford Hospital executive director Thomas Koobatian praised O&G’s performance: “They were partners all along and built a top-notch facility.” Facilities director Charlie Geyer also

noted: “We’re very pleased with the performance.” According to Gregory S. Oneglia, vice chairman of O&G: “We’re proud to be involved in the construction of the Arnhold Emergency Department and support New Milford Hospital in promoting a higher level of patient care in the community.” The new emergency department includes 14 patient rooms that will provide privacy for patients and their families, a central nursing station that allows for direct oversight of patients, and a larger triage area. In addition, the facility includes a common layout for all of the patient rooms and separate entrances for ambulance traffic and the public. In addition to the emergency department project, O&G worked with hospital administration to complete other smaller projects at the facility during the project. These projects include renovating the hospital gift shop, building a new cafeteria, and converting the old cafeteria to office space. O&G completed the Arnhold Emergency Department project two weeks ahead of schedule and continues working on other projects at the facility.

August 2015

UConn Consolidates Services

UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion

Farmington, CT – The new 300,000sf Ambulatory Care Center at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Farmington recently opened its doors, offering a myriad of healthcare services all consolidated within the same facility. The new facility was designed to host primary care, geriatrics. and gastroenterology services, to oncology and physical therapy, among other specialties. Medical professionals will share 120sf exam rooms and common work areas. On-site, the Griffin Electric team was tasked with the installation of power and lighting, in addition to systems for fire alarm, video surveillance, and access controls, coordinating their work with other trades through the use of BIM technology. General contractor Dimeo Construction Company, of Providence, R.I., oversaw the construction and trades on-site,

and Perkins Eastman, of Stamford, Conn., was in charge of the building’s tenant. Jacobs, of Pasadena, Cal., served as the owner’s project manager. With an expected LEED Silver designation, increased natural light, simplified building setup, and consolidated check-in/check-out was worked into the design of the facility, to foster an improved end-user experience. “Working with veteran contractor, Dimeo Construction Company, created ease in the execution of our on-site contributions,” explained Wayne J. Griffin, president of Griffin Electric. “After working alongside them on countless construction projects, we were familiar with their principles and practices, and were able to execute the job to their expectations.”

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Maugel Designs Cryogenic Center

Marlborough, MA – Maugel Architects has completed the renovation of a new Surety Bonds 30,000sf office and lab space for New Proud Partners with England Cryogenic Center (NECC), Oscar B. Johnson Oscar Vice B. Johnson Proud Partners with Executive President one of the world’s largest full-service Oscar B. Johnson INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS FOR Executive President cryogenics labs. ExecutiveVice Vice President NECC’s new facility is located within Eastern States Insurance Agency, Inc. Building Owners and Managers Property and Liability Insurance Solomon Pond Park, at 500 Donald Lynch Eastern States Insurance Agency, Inc. Property Developers Property Eastern States InsuranceCoastal Agency, Inc. Insurance Boulevard in Marlborough. Nordblom General Contractors Builders Risk Insurance Trade Subcontractors Surety Bonds 50 Prospect Street | Waltham, Massachusetts 02453 | (781) 642-9000 | (781) 647-3670 fax | esia.com Company, an owner of Solomon Pond Park, has selected Maugel to design more ProudPartners Partners with Proud with 50 Prospect Street50| Prospect Waltham,Street Massachusetts | (781) 642-9000 | (781) 647-3670 fax | esia.com Oscar B. Johnson than two dozen tenant fit-ups and interior | Waltham,02453 Massachusetts 02453 Executive Vice President renovations within the park. (781) 642-9000 | (781) 647-3670 fax | esia.com Maugel created a design that welcomes Eastern States Insurance Agency, Inc. clients and visitors and improves the 50 Prospect Street | Waltham, Massachusetts 02453 | (781) 642-9000 | (781) 647-3670 fax | esia.com


build, renovate, and improve its facilities; and replace equipment such as boilers, fire alarm system devices, the chiller, and the fire pump. Siemens Public, Inc. purchased the bond. MassDevelopment also has provided two loans totaling $330,000 to DFWC Realty, to acquire and renovate the former American Red Cross building at 176 Jackson Road in Devens.

efficiency of the lab and office workspaces. Due to the ever-changing dynamics of the medical field, workspace flexibility and future expansion options were key design considerations. NECC not only wanted the layout of the laboratory to be comfortable and efficient for employees, it needed to showcase the lab to visitors. To meet this requirement, Maugel strategically placed large viewing windows along the lab wall to highlight equipment, working areas, and processes. Other team members included Capital Construction Corporation and Anne Wall, of AW Interiors.

August 2015



Tort Law Museum Complete

New Milford Hospital Grand Opening

Reception area / Photo by John Olson

Medical offices with open hallway / Photo by John Olson

New Milford, CT – On June 9, the Arnhold Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital, part of the Western CT Health Network, opened a $12 million, 11,000sf renovation and expansion project designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative and constructed by O&G Industries CM. Supported by a generous gift from the Arnhold family for which the facility is named, the new emergency department features ecofriendly design and offers New Milford’s community every advantage in life-saving emergency care including a larger and more efficient triage area where

nurses can start medical treatments, set up x-rays, and complete additional tests to expedite treatment. Other features include private patient rooms, a centralized nursing station, specialty care rooms, and enhanced parking and vehicular circulation. The new emergency department represents the largest expansion in the hospital’s history, as it has doubled in size and is expected to serve more than 20,000 patients each year from Connecticut and Eastern New York State.

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Winsted, CT – O&G Industries recently completed the renovation and fit-out of a former bank building in Winsted that will become home to the American Museum of Tort Law. The museum, which will be the first of its kind in the country, was the vision of O&G client and former presidential candidate, Ralph Nader. The renovation included new interior finishes, restrooms, and upgrading of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems within the 6,500sf building. The design-build team included O&G Industries, id3A Architects, TurriMasterson Electric, Modern Mechanical,

American Museum of Tort Law

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Phase Zero Design Wins Awards

UConn Co-op Bookstore / Joseph Ferraro Photography

Hartford, CT – Phase Zero Design recently celebrated winning several design awards, including an honor for the UConn Co-op Bookstore in Storrs and for its new website. The firm was also prominently featured in Hartford Business Journal as one of the fastest growing commercial design firms in Connecticut. Phase Zero Design has offices in Hartford and Greenwich, Conn. and Boston and Springfield, Mass.

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Northern New England Jewett to Renovate Honda Barn

Rendering of the renovated Honda Barn / Bruce Ronayne Hamilton architects

Stratham, NH – Jewett Construction Company, Inc. (JCCI) of Raymond, has been selected by Seacoast Imported Auto for a renovation of its Honda Barn dealership located at 34 Portsmouth Avenue in Stratham. JCCI assembled the team of Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects and Emanuel Engineering to design 23,900sf of renovations to the Honda Barn showroom and customer lounge.

The design-build project includes new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing as well as new lighting, interior finishes, and an information center consistent with the latest Honda brand updates. The project also includes the construction of a 3,300sf addition housing six new service bays and a new service drive entrance. Completion is scheduled for February 2016.

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Portsmouth, NH – JSA Inc. has named Christine Castaldo, AIA, LEED AP; Sandra Hodge, IIDA; and Tracy Kozak, AIA, LEED AP, as principals of the firm. Castaldo is JSA’s specialist in housing, both for senior living communities and for privatized military ventures. She has 24 years in architecture and is on the building committee for Habitat for Humanity. Her current projects include senior living communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Hodge has 23 years of experience

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Londonderry, NH – Brookstone Builders, Inc., construction managers and general contractors headquartered in Manchester, recently announced that it has been awarded a new construction project by Southworth Milton, Inc. of Milford, Mass. New-Tech Co., Inc. of Seekonk, Mass., will serve as construction manager. AMEC Foster Wheeler of Portland, Maine, is the architect, and Colby Engineering, also of Portland, is the structural engineer. The scope-of-work will include

various sections of the architectural package, such as metal stud framing, drywall, interior doors/hardware, windows, flooring, plus finish carpentry work for what will be Milton CAT’s new sales and service facility on Industrial Drive in Londonderry, N.H. When completed, the 118,000sf complex will consist of sales and showroom space, offices, conference rooms, kitchen/break room, locker room, and a large service area.

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Education CTA Begins North Middlesex HS

Exterior of North Middlesex Regional High School / Illustration courtesy of Symmes Maini & McKee Associates

Townsend, MA – As summer vacation began for teachers and students, CTA Construction’s crews got to work on the new 180,530sf North Middlesex Regional High School. The two-story, brick-faced school will rise adjacent to its predecessor, which is slated to be demolished after completion of the new facility. CTA Construction was the only prequalified contractor to submit a bid under the estimated construction

budget of $68 million. The project architect is Symmes Maini & McKee Associates of Cambridge, and the owner’s project manager is Heery International, based locally in Burlington. The existing school, built in 1959 and expanded in 1971, has deficient building systems, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and the structure’s exterior. The new facility will serve 870 students in grades 9 through 12.

MassDevelopment Issues Bonds Educational Facilities Receive Funding Boston – MassDevelopment has issued a $7 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of the Winchester Soccer Club, Inc., which will use the proceeds to acquire land and build two multisport synthetic turf playing fields, a smaller natural grass outdoor field, and a 70,000sf field house. The organization will also furnish and equip the field house and build a 130-space parking lot. Winchester Soccer Club expects the project to support 24 construction jobs. Salem Five Cents Savings Bank purchased the bond. MassDevelopment also has issued a $6.5 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of the Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Inc., an affiliate of the Lawrence Family Development Charter School and the owner of the school’s real estate. The school will build a 7,000sf addition to the lower school and renovate, improve, furnish, and equip the school’s three facilities. In addition, a $7.01 million tax-exempt bond and a $3.3 million Qualified Zone Academy bond were issued on behalf of Lowell Community Charter School Friends, Inc., an affiliate of the Lowell Community Charter Public School. Bond proceeds are being used to purchase, renovate, and equip 113,800sf

The building that will become the new STEM center / courtesy of Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund

of classroom space at 206 Jackson St. in downtown Lowell. The space is in two textile buildings that were part of Appleton Mills. Since 2000, the school has leased 98,000sf of the space it is purchasing. The school is converting the additional 15,800sf to classrooms to accommodate the addition of the 7th and 8th grades. In addition to the building space, a 40,000sf land parcel is being purchased for a future gymnasium. Lowell Community Charter Public School expects the project to create 10 jobs and support 17 construction jobs. MassDevelopment enhanced this financing with a guaranty. Boston Private Bank & Trust Company purchased the bond.

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for another 189 vehicles. Designed by Cube 3 of Lawrence as a single four-story building with three wings, tenant amenities will include an outdoor swimming pool in one of the courtyards. Erland is constructing the project. This project began with demolition of an existing office building as part of the continued transformation of Northwest Park into 3rd Avenue.

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Boston – T&T Electrical Contractors, based in Everett, has completed the electrical construction of Troy Boston, a 378-unit apartment building located at 275 Albany Street in Boston’s South End. The development includes 38 residences that are classified affordable housing. Troy Boston is a 334,000sf development, composed of two connected towers, an 11-story structure, and another that rises 19 stories. The residential/ mixed-use project includes 6,000sf of retail shops and restaurants at ground level. The development includes an aboveground parking facility for 180 vehicles. T&T’s project scope included providing installation of the facility’s

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planning and design services, the bleacher division serves as a solid resource to area customers looking for the most costeffective solutions to meet the needs of all projects or event types. This summer has already proven to be jam-packed with special events around town requiring quick, easy, and temporary seating for attending locals and tourists. At the 18th Annual Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge held

at Joe Moakley Park in South Boston on Saturday, July 11, Marr provided the best views of the canine Olympics with 900 transportable bleacher seats and 300 elevated grandstand seats. The event featured dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes competing in events including high-flying disc routine, pole racing, agility courses, and hurdle racing. Spectators couldn’t help but sit at the edge of their seats to witness the athleticism. Another event that consistently draws a big crowd in July is the Mylan World TeamTennis League at the Manchester Athletic Club. This Manchester by-theSea venue hosts the Boston Lobsters, one of seven teams competing in the Mylan WTT. In order to accommodate the fans during these highly anticipated matches, Marr installed 1,145 tip-up seats and 300 box seats on the north, east and west sides of the court. The arrangement allowed for each fan to feel right on top of the action. For 50 years, the bleacher division has been serving the New England Market with seating year-round, for both indoor and outdoor uses, to guarantee optimal

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Latest Phase of Seaside Completed

Hobbs Brook Completes 610 Lincoln Designed by Margulies Perruzzi Architects

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Waltham, MA – Hobbs Brook Management LLC, announced the substantial completion of the renovation and sustainable upgrade to 610 Lincoln Street North in Waltham. Designed for single or multi-tenant occupancy, 610 Lincoln Street features flexible floor plans, on-site dining, multiple amenities, and access to the Forefront Conference Center.

Designed by Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) and located within the Hobbs Brook Office Park, the completely renovated building features 86,169sf of office space on three floors, and comes with a 3.7 parking ratio and front-desk security. To open the lobby to more natural light, the main entrance was redesigned with a new two-story glass vestibule. By lowering the building grade and moving mechanical equipment to the roof, 6,000sf of additional office space was gained. With the goal of attaining LEED Silver certification, the renovation includes new HVAC systems, windows, electrical systems, and fireproofing. In addition to MPA, the project team includes general contractor Columbia Construction Company; landscape architect Studio 2112; MEP engineer AHA Consulting Engineers; structural engineer Souza True & Partners; civil engineer H.W. Moore Associates; and LEED consultant Entegra.

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Niantic, CT – New Boston Fund, Inc., a private equity real estate investment, development, and management firm, has completed its latest phase of development at Seaside Village in Niantic. The entire Seaside Village community now includes 110 residences, and 30% of the homes are affordable. This newest phase at Seaside was designed by The Architectural Team and built by Dellbrook Construction. Guilford Savings Bank was the construction lender

for this project. The latest phase saw the completion of the Village Center building, consisting of 41 condominium units with seven different floor designs ranging in size from 924sf to 1,304sf, and a Village West building, containing four townhomestyle units that offer spacious floor plans, vaulted ceilings, and walk-in closets. The community is now over 70% sold, with 32 of the newly constructed condo units currently available for sale.

Bond Issued for Two Rental Facilities MassDevelopment has issued a $6.62 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Kenquad Limited Partnership, a real estate entity managed by HAPHousing, a nonprofit developer of affordable housing in Western Mass, that will use the

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the building’s original 1901 boiler doors as an art expression, and local artists’ custom wall wrap photography displaying nearby landmarks.

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Although value can be tricky to define, most travelers identify the worth of a hotel by a combination of factors including amenities, service, convenience, comfort, and location — all at a price point that makes sense for their budget. Unsurprisingly, free Wi-Fi is the most sought after amenity when choosing a hotel while traveling for business, according to a 2014 survey by Skift and American Express. Free Wi-Fi topped

Customer brackets are blending. The age gap is narrowing. With travelers’ desired experience playing a critical role in their decision-making process, the hospitality industry has the unique opportunity to consider guests’ preferences based on lifestyle choices and mindset — instead of just demographics alone. After all, age is just a number. Harry Wheeler AIA, NCARB, LEED, is a principal at Group One Partners, Inc.

August 2015



AIANH/NHAF Award Scholarships

Providence College’s Ruane Center Wins

View at main quadrangle of Providence College Ruane Center of Humanities to building’s main entrance / © John Giammatteo Photography

Boston – The Providence College (PC) Ruane Center of Humanities, designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative, won the Palladio Award during the Traditional Building Conference in Princeton, N.J., making it the fifth award received for this project. The new three-story 63,000sf building is comprised of three distinct areas including a distinctive illuminated tower entrance acting as a beacon for the campus community which enters into a dramatic double-height Great Room with a 180-degree view of the campus and an outdoor terrace; a centrally located

teaching area with two large halls for DWC lectures and presentations; two medium-sized classrooms; 12 smaller seminar rooms; faculty offices, work rooms, and conference spaces that provide headquarters for multiple departments. The main idea behind the design of this building was to increase prominence and visibility at the campus entrance to reflect the importance of the role of Humanities and the Development of Western Civilization (DWC), PC’s signature program. It was also intended to highlight the building’s affinity with Harkins and Aquinas Halls, adjacent library and science complex buildings, and the first and most distinctive buildings designed for Providence College in the Collegiate Gothic tradition. Neo-Gothic form materials and detailing complement the original Collegiate Gothic-style architecture on campus. The interior design of this facility focuses on natural light, thus natural light floods into every office and classroom.

KBE Receives Two CBC Awards

(l-r) Genevieve Bristol; Paul Bourbeau, AIA; William Toohey; Stefan Burnett

Keene, NH – The New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANH) and the New Hampshire Architecture Foundation (NHAF) recently announced the recipients of their jointly sponsored scholarship programs. Grants

Towers/Golde Receives Awards

UMass Amherst, Life Science Laboratories / © Wilson Architects

New Haven, CT – Towers/Golde landscape and site planners received three awards for

CT College Boiler Plant Replacement Project / Paul Burk Photography

Farmington, CT – KBE Building Corp. received two awards from the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC). The construction services firm won the Project Team Award for the Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School renovation and the Award of Merit for the Connecticut College Boiler Replacement Project. KBE served as general contractor for the $52.4 million Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School project, which encompassed a 117,300sf renovation and 68,000sf addition. The scope of work encompassed upgrades to all trade shops, including manufacturing, auto tech, auto body, carpentry, electrical, masonry, and plumbing, and athletic fields; new bus garage, gymnasium, classroom wing, media center, and community café; and a new culinary arts/teaching kitchen and hairdressing studio. The project was designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative.

The multiphase, $5 million Connecticut College Boiler Replacement Project encompassed asbestos abatement and demolition at the existing central heating plant; removal and replacement of three aging boilers with four new flexible watertube ones; addition of other supporting equipment, including de-aerators, pumps, and chemical treatment systems; minor structural and architectural modifications made to accommodate the renovations. The Connecticut College Boiler Plant Replacement Project team, including team lead KBE Building Corp., also won the International Partnering Institute’s 2015 Partnered Project of the Year Award – Vertical Building Projects, Sapphire Level. The Harvard H. Ellis project also won the Excellence in Construction award from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut (CT ABC).

its work on the Life Science Laboratories at UMass – Amherst: SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture honor award, BLSA 2015 Design Honor award, and CT ASLA 2015 Design Honor award. Native stone walls, boulders, and plant material were used to extend the amphitheatre, the low point of the site, to create both a terminus to the active swales and implied streams that manage the site’s stormwater and to provide a more natural, informal seating area.

Gilbane Receives CMAA Award

(l-r) Wayne Talbot, Equity; Heather Stanley, Dyer Brown; and Ben Chwalk, Teri Ford, and Kim Oliveira, all of Gilbane

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

of $1,250 were given to Stefan Burnett of Derry, and William Toohey of Rochester, both of whom will enter their third year this fall in the Wentworth Institute of Technology architecture program. A $500 grant was awarded to Genevieve Bristol of Etna, who will start her third year this fall at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. The scholarships were presented by Paul Bourbeau, AIA, president AIA New Hampshire and vice president of the NH Architecture Foundation, at a recent AIANH event at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire, Durham.

Boston – Gilbane Building Company was recently awarded a CMAA Project Achievement Award in the Renovation/ Modernization Category for the South Station CVS/Improvement Work in Boston. The award recognizes projects that demonstrate exemplary use of construction management techniques and services. The awards committee is composed of owners and professional construction managers.

“It is no easy feat executing work and maintaining the highest level of safety in the second largest transportation hub in New England. Nearly 130,000-plus commuters pass through South Station on a daily basis,” said Ryan Hutchins, senior VP and business unit leader for Gilbane’s New England region. Representatives from CVS, Equity Office Properties, Gilbane, Dyer Brown Associates, and BKA Architects, accepted awards at the 21st Annual New England Chapter CMAA Awards Banquet where Boston Mayor Marty Walsh honored award recipients. Gilbane also was recognized for its role as construction manager on the Esssex North Shore Technical and Agricultural School in Danvers as submitted by PMA Consultants.

Commodore Wins AGC Award

(l-r) Pete Duda, safety manager at Commodore; and Chris Ziegler, director of safety at AGCMA

Boston – Commodore Builders of Newton announced that it has been recognized by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Massachusetts as a 2014 National

Award winner for Excellent Safety Record. The National AGC Safety Awards are based on a stringent, nationwide program and provides an excellent opportunity for organization members to evaluate their safety record compared to other firms of similar size and construction type across the country. This represents Commodore’s fifth award of 2015, having received honors from IIDA New England, Boston Preservation Alliance, the Commercial Brokers Association, and the Boston Business Journal.


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Columbia Promotes Stodden

Kennedy/Jenks Adds Two



Boston – Kennedy/Jenks Consultants announced the addition of Tiffany Capobianco, project manager, and Melissa Beauchemin, senior scientist, to its Tewksbury location. Capobianco has over 15 years of

experience conducting hazardous waste site assessments and remediation for transportation, municipal, and industrial projects. She manages sites from the investigation phase through remedial phases, to regulatory closure. Beauchemin joins Kennedy/Jenks as a senior scientist with 15 years of experience as an environmental scientist, specializing in marine/aquatic ecology, toxicology, sediment quality evaluations, and ecological risk assessments. She currently is supporting a range of local and national environmental projects for clients in the transportation, chemical, and pulp and paper market sectors.

Hobbs Joins DeStefano


Portsmouth, NH – DeStefano Architects (D|A) welcomes Michelle Hobbs, a recent graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, to the firm. She brings familiarity with D|A’s operations to the job, having been an intern for the past three summers. She has contributed to recent notable D|A projects such as Ristorante Massimo in Portsmouth and the Exeter location of Great Bay Kids Company. Hobbs returns as a full-time designer and intern architect.


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North Reading, MA – Columbia estimator, preconstruction Construction Company manager, director of virtual recently announced the construction, and director of promotion of David Stodden, preconstruction services. LEED AP, to vice president of His recent accomplishments preconstruction and estimating. include overseeing the Columbia is a third-generation preconstruction and estimating construction management firm efforts for the repositioning celebrating its 90th year in the of 610 Lincoln Street for Stodden industry. Hobbs Brook Management in Waltham, as well as Boston In his new role as vice Scientific’s corporate headquarters president, Stodden will be responsible for relocation to Marlborough, that included the oversight of the company’s estimating renovations to an existing 50,000sf and preconstruction departments. building and the construction of a new He joined Columbia in 2002 as a 115,000sf building pending LEED Silver superintendent and through the years has advanced through several roles, including certification.

Barbosa Joins Integrated Builders Rockland, MA – Integrated efforts with subcontractors and Builders recently announced managers and run day-to-day that it has hired Peter Barbosa operations on construction as a project superintendent. sites, control schedules and Bringing over 20 years of coordinate efforts of all subdiverse industry experience, he contractors, and lead overall will play a crucial role in ensurproject quality control. ing the successful completion Prior to joining Integrated of the firm’s most complex and Builders, Barbosa served as Barbosa prominent projects. a superintendent at Kaplan He will oversee all on-site Construction. construction phases through coordinated

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August 2015


MPA Welcomes Design Professionals



Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently welcomed five new design professionals to the firm. Joining MPA as an associate principal, Jason B. Costello, AIA, LEED AP, is a project architect and designer specializing in large healthcare project design and construction. He has more than 16 years of

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architectural experience. Prior to joining MPA, Costello was associate principal at a Boston-based architecture firm working on large hospital projects. Karen S. Estabrook, AIA, LEED GA, joins MPA as a senior project manager with more than 25 years of experience in client management, architectural design,

Three from Dimeo Get Accreditation



Boston – Dimeo Construction Company recently congratulated three of its employees, Erik Sanford, Peter Botelho, and Peter Beltz, on receiving their CM-BIM accreditation. Erik Sanford, LEED AP, virtual construction/BIM director, joined Dimeo from Skanska USA Building where he oversaw the VDC/BIM effort, from planning to operations, in the Boston and New Haven offices. Previously, he was at Richard White Sons where he developed the company’s virtual construction department. He is responsible for implementing the project’s VDC/BIM development and enforcement at Dimeo. Peter Botelho, virtual project manager, is responsible for implementing the project’s BIM development and enforcement. With 14 years of experience in the field, he has a deep understanding of the project life cycle and impact of decisions when

balancing the success and quality of a project. His solid technology foundation and personal involvement with various sports and youth groups have enabled him Beltz to hone the skill of speaking the language of people and computers, facilitating his success in explaining BIM from both a technical and end user perspective. As M/E/P project manager, Peter Beltz’s responsibilities include the direction and oversight of all on-site mechanical and electrical coordination. He is responsible for the conceptual estimating and value engineering of the mechanical and electrical components for the project, as well as helping coordinate actual construction reviews of installations and startup and commissioning protocol of all systems. He has extensive experience in mechanical HVAC system selection, layout, and design as well as project management for MEP/FP consulting design services. His experience includes construction administration for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems as well as commissioning services for these systems.

Sullivan Joins Maugel Harvard, MA – Maugel Architects announced that Jane Sullivan has joined the firm’s management team as a director within the interior design group. She joins Maugel after a 15-year tenure at Margulies Perruzzi Architects. Sullivan brings over 20 years of experience leading the design effort on a wide range of projects such as Vistaprint, Boston Scientific, Iron Mountain, Unicorn Park, and a well-known financial services firm. Sullivan

and project management. Prior to joining MPA, she held project architect/project manager roles at several architecture firms in Boston. She has been responsible for the Bridge completion of a wide variety of project types. Jamie J. Chan joins the firm as a graphic designer in its marketing department. Previously, he was a freelance designer working on a variety of print, digital, web, and photography projects. He embraces good design theory and works in a multitude of design programs.

An architectural designer at MPA, Joshua LaBeau is a recent graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology. His skill set includes model making, hand drawing, sketching, and Revit modeling. LeBeau completed internships at two Boston-based architecture firms where he worked collaboratively on various projects from the design stage to construction administration. Joining MPA as an architectural designer, Kelsey Bridge is also a recent graduate of Wentworth. In the Boston Society of Architects 2014 Student Design Showcase, she won first place for an entry that demonstrated exemplary design to redevelop Boston’s Dewey Square. Prior to joining MPA, Bridge worked as an electrical apprentice.

Jewett Adds Boulé as PM


Raymond, NH – Jewett Construction Co., Inc. recently welcomed James F. Boulé as project manager of its Metal Buildings & Steel Erectors division. He has 20 years of experience managing commercial, industrial, and municipal metal building construction projects. As a Jewett project manager, he is responsible for overall project coordination and scheduling, resource procurement, controlling overall job costs, enforcing Jewett’s strict safety guidelines, and ensuring the highest quality work possible.

T&K Names Rose President needs of the region since 1987. Whitman, MA – T&K Asphalt, Previously, Rose held the Inc. has named Steven Rose position of vice president/conpresident of the company. struction operations at Lorusso Rose, whose industry Corporation in Plainville. He experience spans nearly four also is the former vice president decades, joined the firm in 2013 as managing partner, and was of operations for P.A. Landers, quickly named COO. He now and his résumé includes work with McKay Sand & Gravel, takes on an expanded role with Rose and Henley-Lundgren. the company as president. The announcement was He will lead the company’s made by the firm’s CEO, Kevin Gosnell, senior management team and work with who will continue to have a role with the its advisory board to help shape and direct company but with less focus on the dayfuture growth. T&K Asphalt has served to-day operations. the commercial and residential paving

New Team at Phase Zero Design Hingham, MA – Phase Zero Design recently announced promotions in the firm. New senior associates include Timothy Tobin, AIA; Shawn Bland; David Farrington; and Mark Joyce, AIA. Those promoted to associate include Michael S. Godin, Christopher Milliard, and Julie Cummings, NCIDQ.

“We recently celebrated the sixth anniversary of Phase Zero Design’s founding, and we attribute much of our success to our hardworking and very talented team,” stated Matthew D. Wittmer, AIA, LEED AP, co-founding principal of the firm. “I’m excited to see where our expanded leadership team takes us in the next six years!”


In the July issue of HP, we printed that Eric Geisler, newly promoted director of sports venues at Shawmut Design and Construction, recently worked on left field renovations to TD Garden in Boston. The fact is that Shawmut completed multiyear renovations to TD Garden. We hope this clears up any confusion.


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September 22 Annual Golf Tournament Sandy Burr Country Club Wayland, Mass. The proceeds of the golf outing will benefit the CFMA of Massachusetts Chapter Scholarship Fund. http://cafe.cfma.org/MassBostonMA/ events/savethedate-golf

IFMA Boston September 9-10 Advocacy Day Washington, D.C. IFMA’s Advocacy Day & Public Policy Forum educates our members on the legislative process and encourages their participation as spokespersons for the facility management profession. It’s a remarkable opportunity for the IFMA community to influence federal and municipal policies impacting the profession. See more at: http:// www.ifma.org/events/fm-event s / event-details/2013/10/15/advocacyday-publ ic-pol icy-for u m #stha sh. XcHv7wwB.dpuf

Developing Leaders Help the Hungry Greater Boston Food Bank 70 South Bay Ave, Boston 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM Come Together, Lend a Hand, Make a Difference for The Greater Boston Food Bank! Participate in hands-on work alongside industry peers. Bring a group for meaningful team-building. Donations are optional but encouraged! See more at: http://www.naiopma. o r g /eve nt s / D eve l op i n g- L e a d e r s Help-the-Hungry-370/details#sthash. EmTR8LJC.dpuf

ISPE Boston Area Chapter joint with the PDA New England Chapter will hold “Process Validation Lifecycle Approach, A Return to Science”. The Hilton, 2 Forbes Road Woburn, Mass. 5:30-6:30 PM - registration & networking reception 6:30-8:45 PM program To register online, visit www. ISPEboston.org/events. For further information, contact the ISPE Boston Area Chapter office at office@ispeboston. org or 781-647-ISPE781-647-ISPE(4773). November 8-11 — SAVE THE DATE

AGC September 2-3 Contractors Environmental Conference Arlington, Va. Join us to explore ways to turn environmental responsibilities into successes for you and your firm. For information and to register: http://meetings.agc.org/cec/

2015 ISPE Annual Meeting Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, PA New Programs This Year! Global Regulatory Town Hall International and US FDA regulators weigh in on the biggest challenges facing the industry. Lend your voice to the discussion. - See more at: http:// www.ispe.org/annualmeeting#sthash. UaMfYo7A.dpuf

AEE September 30 to October 3 38th World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) 2015 Orange County Convention Center, Hall South B, 9899 International Drive, 32819 Orlando, Florida Now in its 38th year, the WEEC is wellrecognized as the most important energy event of national and international scope for end users and energy professionals in all areas of the energy field.WEEC’s featured Opening Session speaker for 2015 will be Dr. Condoleezza Rice. For more information http://www. energycongress.com/conference/

SFNE September 18 SFNE Annual Golf Tournament Red Tail Golf Club, Devens, Mass. Shotgun start at 9:00 AM Red Tail is one of the region’s most sought after courses. Don’t miss your chance to golf at Red Tail and reconnect with your SFNE friends and colleagues in the New England steel industry. Register at: http://www.ssfne.org/index.php?id=56

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