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Construction Underway at The Boulevard The Boulevard looking across the Greenway / rendering by Finegold Alexander Architects / page 34



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Inside this Issue: MLSC Opens Job Creation Program MassArt Opens New Media Center Marr Scaffolds the Interior of ISEC at Northeastern Bruner/Cott Completes BU Law Building Stamford Hospital Opens Med Bldg. Designed By SLAM Nauset Restores Quincy Old City Hall to Original Splendor Kaplan Converts Warehouse J.M. Electrical & BCM Begin Work New Partners HealthCare Facility Renovation of Converse HQ Helps Revitalize Boston Neighborhood


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Construction Underway at The Boulevard .......................................................page 34

Marr Scaffolds the Interior of ISEC at Northeastern...............................page 14

The Boulevard looking across the Greenway / rendering by Finegold Alexander Architects


Publisher’s Message...................... 6 Up-Front....................................... 7 Life Sciences............................... 10 Education................................... 13 Mixed-Use.................................. 17 Healthcare................................. 18 Coprorate.................................. 21

Restoration and Renovation.......... 23 Connecticut................................ 39 Northern New England............... 40 Trends & Hot Topics .................... 41 Awards...................................... 42 People....................................... 44 Calendar................................... 46

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City Approves Government Center Garage Residential and Office Towers Boston – National Real Estate Advisors and The HYM Investment Group recently won final approval for two towers on the site of the Government Center Garage, the first phases of a six-building, $1.5 billion redevelopment plan to replace the 1960s-era Brutalist garage. The project will include housing, offices, a hotel, retail, and other public amenities, including bringing daylight to a block of Congress Street for the first time in half a century. Following years of planning, design, and extensive meetings with local residents, the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors unanimously approved: • A 480-foot, 486-unit luxury apartment building, which will be the tallest rental housing in the city once complete. The building, an elegant design by CBT, is expected to break ground in the spring along New Sudbury Street and will have unrivaled 360-degree views of the city, from the Charles River to the Atlantic Ocean, and the Blue Hills to Nahant. • A 43-story, one million sf iconic office tower, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli architects with a sweeping glass exterior. The building is one of the only fully permitted, shovel-ready commercial towers in Boston and will commence construction upon commitment by a

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the parcel, abutting the Rose Kennedy Greenway, including a hotel-and-condo building, a boutique office, and a multistory retail space, reestablishing a prominent central gathering point in downtown Boston near old Haymarket Square. A sustainable and transit-oriented redevelopment, the project is centrally located, two blocks from North Station and Storrow Drive, next to I-93, and integrated with the MBTA’s Haymarket Station, including Green and Orange Line trains. The project will feature a one-acre green roof deck, an unmatched amenity in the city of Boston, and will have the largest area for bicycle storage and meeting cyclists’ needs of any location in Boston. Once construction starts on the office tower, the existing garage will be demolished, including the prominent section that spans Congress Street and all floors extending east over the Haymarket MBTA Bus Station. Approximately 1,100 parking spaces of the existing 2,300-car garage will be retained, enveloped by the office tower and two residential buildings at project completion. This reconfigured garage will provide parking for the new development as well as daily parking, overnight resident parking, and event parking.



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Life Sciences Beyond Wet and Dry:

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Over the past few years, those who work in the life sciences industry have noted major changes in their facilities. Many factors are contributing to these changes: decreases in government funding, increases in the complexity of scientific research, an accelerated pace of technological development, integration between computational science and biology, and a changing workforce demographic. Due to funding limitations, institutions must be intelligent about how they utilize their resources. Today, state-of-the-art facilities are designing wet labs that are larger, more modular, and more flexible,

in order to accommodate projects that tend to start and end quickly and that engage larger interdisciplinary teams. Computational work in dry labs now comprises 50% of research work, on average. As a result, physical barriers between dry and web labs have become less rigid. Not only are there greater visual and physical connections between the two labs, but also barriers are often

...employees expect to uphold meaningful and satisfying lives outside of work, to have a community within their institution, and to feel connected to the scientific world... constructed to be easily movable and to facilitate expansion and contraction of these spaces as needed. Regardless of these shifts, the most


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Life Sciences and Construction

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Greater Boston retains the largest concentration of life sciences researchers in the country. With upcoming demand for over 3.75 million square feet of space, firms are competing for the 1 million square feet of space currently available in the market. This is according to the JLL Life Sciences Outlook, Boston/2015. The Kendall Square neighborhood has been called “the most innovative square mile on the planet.” It is also one of the most competitive from a real estate standpoint. The Cambridge real estate market encompasses research facilities, venture capital firms, worldwide headquarters, startups, and talent pools from some of the nation’s top colleges and universities. The shortage of available space has led many companies to assess the value of moving outside the city, where costs are lower and opportunity is greater for new development projects and office-to-lab conversions.

With technology and processes rapidly advancing — and the recession fading — life sciences companies are on the move. Colliers’ 2016 Seminar revealed that many are renovating outmoded facilities or consolidating at new addressees, like Biogen did in its relocation from a buildto-suit in Weston to a new building in Kendall Square. Some companies are moving to other parts of Boston, such as the increasingly popular Seaport location or to the Longwood Medical Area, a world-class medical community. Others are moving towards the suburbs, to areas still convenient to the city but with more available real estate to meet growing needs. Several factors are influencing the migration. Resources and amenities are abundant in cities like Waltham, there is easy city access down Route 2 from Lexington and Bedford, and cheaper leases can be found further north in towns like Wilmington and Beverly. The result is an expanding footprint for the life sciences industry in Massachusetts. To attract a top tier workforce, these companies are creating urban atmospheres on suburban campuses, designing settings that foster the innovation and collaboration that are essential ingredients to their success. The high demand for space in Boston continued to page 32


MLSC Opens Job Creation Program Waltham, MA – The Massachusetts Life Feb. 25 and can be submitted online via the Sciences Center (MLSC) announced center’s website at www.masslifesciences. that applications are now being accepted com. Information sessions for potential for a new round of the Job Creation Tax applicants will be held in the coming Incentive Program. weeks in various locations The program offers tax around the state. Dates and incentives to encourage the locations also are listed on the growth of companies engaged website. in life sciences research and deThe program addresses the velopment, commercialization, significant capital associated and manufacturing in Massawith the life sciences R&D cycle chusetts. and the high costs of translating Through this year’s proresearch into commercially gram, the MLSC will seek to Travis McCready viable products. To qualify, leverage the life sciences assets companies must receive certification that are now in place around the state from the MLSC and must demonstrate and promote growth throughout Massaboth the scientific and economic merit chusetts. Toward that end, the agency is of their expansion plans. The primary actively encouraging applications from goal of the program is to incentivize life companies located outside of Greater sciences companies of all sizes to create Boston. new long-term jobs in Massachusetts. “Our Job Creation Tax Incentive Companies receiving incentives must Program has encouraged companies commit to the creation and retention of to create thousands of new jobs in a specific number of net new jobs for a Massachusetts, and it has played a five-year period. major role in encouraging some of the This will be the seventh round of the global leaders in life sciences, such as program. As of June 30, 2015 the program GE Healthcare, Shire, and Baxalta, to had resulted in combined net new hire make significant investments in new or commitments or creation of more than expanded facilities here,” said Travis 4,500 jobs among active and completed McCready, president and CEO of MLSC. awards. All applications are due by noon on

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Alexion Moves Headquarters

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Cambridge, MA – On hand to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Unum Therapeutics’ expansion into new office and laboratory space were Mike Kennealy, assistant secretary for business growth at the executive office of Housing & Economic Development; Robert Coughlin, president and CEO, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council; Angus McQuilken, vice president for marketing and communications for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, who joined Chuck Wilson, president and CEO of Unum Therapeutics and scientific founder of the firm, Dario Campana. Unum Therapeutics is a company developing a universal cellular immunotherapy to treat multiple cancers. The company’s new office and laboratory

facilities, located at 200 Cambridge Park Drive, were designed to help facilitate anticipated growth to more than 80 employees in the near future. The new 33,000sf of space was designed specifically to foster continued collaboration, including state-of-the-art laboratories and an open office design. Employees can easily access the centrally located facility via public transportation at the Alewife Reservation (including access to the MBTA Red Line) and local highways, including Route 2 and Route 16. “We believe that our ACTR technology platform fuels one of the industry’s most promising immunotherapy drug development programs,” said Chuck Wilson, PhD, president and CEO of Unum Therapeutics.

Alexion Headquarters / rendering by Elkus Manfredi, courtesy Alexion

New Haven, CT – Alexion Pharmaceuticals is moving into new global headquarters in New Haven. Over recent weeks, the first 400 employees moved into the new stateof-the-art headquarters at 100 College Street. Elkus-Manfredi Architects designed the new facility. AHA Consulting Engineers is the engineer. The construction manager is The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. “As a company founded in New Haven 24 years ago, we are pleased to be back,”

said Emily Vlasak, associate director, corporate communications. “We look forward to a continued partnership with the state of Connecticut as we focus on the needs of patients with devastating and rare diseases,” she added. The move to New Haven enables the company to keep pace with the rapid growth of its global operations and expanding pipeline initiatives. The move will take place in phases, with approximately 1,000 employees moving into the new headquarters by the end of March.


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Education MassArt Opens New Media Center

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Exterior image of MassArt’s Design and Media Center / © Richard Barnes

Boston – The Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) recently opened the new Design and Media Center. Designed by Susan T. Rodriguez of New York-based Ennead Architects, the center will become the college’s new formal entrance, with a three-story glass façade at 621 Huntington Avenue, prominently positioned on Boston’s Avenue of the Arts. Comprised of 40,000sf of new space for the college, the Design and Media Center becomes the

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Marr Scaffolds the Interior of ISEC at Northeastern by Katherine Marr

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In October 2015, Marr Scaffolding Company began work for general contractor Suffolk Construction at Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC). Marr is responsible for installing the interior scaffolding at this state-of-the-art 220,000sf complex on Columbus Avenue, which is scheduled to open in 2016. Employing a small core crew, Marr is installing systems scaffolding in three spaces: the atrium, auditorium and information meeting space room. The scaffolding (reaching 90 feet) has been installed in the atrium, which is logistically more challenging than the rest of the building. According to Suffolk’s assistant project manager Adam Benjamin, “Some of the areas where Marr is installing scaffolding are going to have finished materials in them, so working safely, carefully, and quickly is immensely important here… and Marr has been doing a great job staying flexible.” Though the crew is small in size, it is large in expertise, and they have been able to accommodate the phasing of the building’s construction — having to mobilize, demobilize, and work with and around other trades, as well as navigate around structures including a spiral

High-Profile: Education

February 2016


Bruner/Cott Completes BU Law Building

Boston University School of Law: Redstone building / photos by Richard Mandelkorn

Cambridge, MA – Bruner/Cott & Associates announced the completion of the $75 million, 93,000sf, five-story Sumner M. Redstone Building at the Boston University (BU) School of Law, dedicated on September 19, 2015. Registered for LEED Gold, the structure is a key aspect of the firm’s third project for BU. It is named for media giant and former School of Law faculty member Sumner M. Redstone, who donated $18 million to initiate the building’s construction at the center of the school’s Charles River Campus. The School of Law’s new gateway

structure is a sensitive addition to its Law Tower, one of five 1960s structures by Spanish modernist Josep Lluis Sert. These buildings were the architect’s first to be built in the United States and comprise the largest complex of his structures for learning in the world. The Redstone Building’s opening marks a key milestone in Bruner/ Cott’s innovative master plan to restore, renovate, and add to this historic site. The new building houses state-of-theart classroom facilities relocated there from the tower, as well as new student social spaces and an expansion of the


Pappas Law Library. Larger classrooms are located on the building’s first two floors so that most classrooms for more than 100 students are within one floor of the main entry. Smaller classrooms are located on the upper levels, primarily the fourth floor. The building’s entry faces an open forecourt connected to the major eastwest pedestrian path south of the Law School. It opens into an inviting two-story glass enclosure, or winter garden, with large open public stairs leading to the classroom levels above and below. The second floor has classrooms and

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lockers, but it is also the primary student social space for the new Law School complex and a major intersection for all of its activities. Student lounges, a small dining facility, a two-story-high function space, and the main entry to the school’s library are all located on this floor. The third floor houses the additional space for the library and is connected to the other library floors by an internal stair and a dedicated elevator. The fourth and fifth floors house smaller classrooms and special-purpose instructional spaces for clinical and transactional law and professional practice education.

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WCS to Build Arts Center and Gym


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Whitinsville, MA – JM Coull (JMC) was recently selected for a $12.6 million design-build contract to construct a new 33,000sf fine arts center and gymnasium at Whitinsville Christian School (WCS). The project also calls for a 10,000sf second-story addition over the existing school and an enclosed bridge that will connect to the new space. JMC is partnering with design firm Dixon Salo Architects of Worcester as well as acoustical consultant Acentech Studio A of Cambridge and theater design specialist Nextstage Design of New Haven, Conn. Team engineers include Johnson Structural Engineering, Neal Mitchell Associates, and Andrews Surveying and Engineering. The new facility will include a performing arts theater with a stage, seating, curtain system, lighting, and audiovisual systems, and the gym will feature multiple basketball courts, scoreboards, bleachers, locker rooms, athletic equipment, a training room, and a multipurpose room. A modern lobby

Rendering of planned fine arts center and gymnasium at Whitinsville Christian School / courtesy of Dixon Salon Architects

containing a trophy display case will join the two spaces. A patio, ramp, handicap parking, and a new road and sidewalks are also included in the scope of work. The existing playground at the school will be relocated to make way for the new structure.

Providence College Hires AACC

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Providence, RI – Providence College has hired A. Autiello Construction Co. Inc. (AACC) as a program and construction manager for the upgrade to its primary electrical service. The project was the expansion of the medium-voltage distribution system installed prior to the 1970s. Autiello worked with the school’s physical plant staff and engineers from Caputo & Wick and Sterling Engineering in order to identify and size the future needs of the campus and incorporate it into the existing service. The electrical work and sitework were performed by Rossi Electric and Universal Excavation, both of Cranston. The project included the installation of subsurface vaults, manholes, transformers, switchgear, and feeder cables. In addition to electrical, the civil design had to contend with a congested and confined space. The cable vaults


Electrical service upgrade in progress

served two purposes by also supporting switchgear to save space. Subsurface X-ray and as-built drawings aided the layout, which was field-modified daily to avoid an array of electric, water, and storm utilities that were uncovered. AACC provides cost analysis breakdowns, value engineering, scheduling, and logistic planning so the construction activities had a no impact on campus operations and activities.

February 2016


Mixed Use Live/Work/Play:

101 Station Dr. Provides State-of-the-Art Office Space at University Station

by Dan Perruzzi

The suburbs have seen an uptick in repositioned office buildings, as the urban office market continues to tighten and rents increase. Developers and landlords are taking the opportunity to refresh older office buildings in the suburbs and provide tenants with the amenities they need to attract new talent. New live/ work/play developments are critical to luring companies — and their employees — into the suburbs, and the mixed-use developments with transportation options will do even better. University Station in Westwood, Mass., is a perfect example of this new live/work/play destination: a vibrant mixed-use development of retail,

Rendering of 101 Station / Margulies Perruzzi Architects

residential, restaurant, office, and hotel uses, adjacent to the Route 128 Amtrak and MBTA commuter rail train station at the junction of routes 95 and 128. Popular retail stores and restaurants abound, and the new luxury apartment community is a commuter’s dream. With University Station, New England Development, National Development, Eastern Real Estate, and Clarion Partners have created a convenient and amenity-

rich environment for new office tenants. So it made perfect sense for National Development to reposition and renovate the 101 Station Drive office building adjacent to University Station. Built in 1984, 101 Station Drive (known then as 105 Rosemont Road) was a single-tenant building, housing State Street Bank before the company vacated it. The building sat vacant for many years, long before the nearby University

Station began to take shape. National Development/Charles River Realty Investors, New England Development, and Eastern Real Estate purchased the renamed 101 Station Drive building in 2014 and saw an opportunity to design a multitenant office building in walking distance of the shopping and dining amenities of University Station. However, 101 Station Drive required significant exterior and interior updates to renovate it as an upscale office building with urban amenities. The outdated building had a large electrical transformer in the front, a set-back entrance that confused visitors, and a dark and unwelcoming lobby. National Development engaged Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) to develop a comprehensive strategy for improvements to the three-floor, 208,000sf office building to meet the demands of today’s office tenants. To open the building to more natural light, MPA repositioned the front entrance forward and redesigned the front façade with a new dynamic glass continued to page 22






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Boston Medical Ctr. Installs Bridge

Worcester VA Clinic Completed

New bridge completed at Boston Medical Center VA clinic reception area

Worcester, MA – JM Coull (JMC), along with TRO JB Architects, has completed work on the Veterans Administration (VA) Outpatient Clinic, located at Biotech Park on Plantation Street in Worcester. Owned by Worcester Campus Services, the property is adjacent to and shares services with the UMass Medical School campus. The two-stage project was a design-build fit-up for the new 13,000sf clinic. The new VA clinic offers audiology,

podiatry, and optometry services to patients. The audiology suite includes three state-of-the-art sound booths, which required extensive coordination with all trades. The design-build project comprises all interior finishes and new MEP systems, including plumbing, fire protection, HVAC, electrical, lighting, emergency call systems, security, and IT. A new 10-ft. x 30-ft. pedestrian canopy was also constructed at the main entrance.

Boston – The Boston Medical Center chose an IPD method to install a 208,000-pound bridge in one day, connecting an upper floor of the hospital with its recently redesigned emergency department (ED). The bridge is being used to transport patients directly from the hospital’s existing helipad to the ED. Patients arriving at BMC via medical airlift formerly had to use an ambulance to bring them across Albany Street to the emergency room. The $184 million, single IPD contract agreement was with Tocci Building

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Stamford Hospital Opens Med Bldg. HMC Uses MassDev Funds to Grow Designed By SLAM

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Glastonbury, CT – Stamford Hospital opened the doors to a new outpatient medical building at 292 Long Ridge Road in Stamford. The 46,000sf renovation project was designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative and provides modern space for a broad array of clinical services including adult primary care and specialty consultation; urogynecology and pelvic surgery; obstetrics and gynecology; a diabetes and endocrinology center including diabetes education; blood draw and radiology; and a soon-to-be walk-in clinic. To help promote current and future methods of care, this project introduced several new concepts such as integrated imaging and procedure space, universal

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Holyoke, MA – MassDevelopment has provided a $10 million New Markets Tax Credit allocation and $15 million tax-exempt bond as part of a financing package for Holyoke Medical Center (HMC). The acute-care community hospital will use the financing to build a two-story addition that will house an emergency department on the first floor and a weight and health-management clinic, sleep-care center, and specialty outpatient services on the second floor. HMC expects to serve about 2,500 patients in the weight and health clinic and about 1,000 patients in the sleep center and to boost outpatient visits by

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February 2016



Integrated Builders Completes BWT

New Needham Bank Branch Opens Constructed by A. Autiello

Needham Bank

Ashland, MA – A ribbon cutting was held at the grand opening of the new Needham Bank Branch in Ashland, as the first of three new branches being constructed by A. Autiello Construction for the 123-yearold institution. Needham Bank represents the evolution of community banking, by expanding its branch network with distinctive and efficient buildings that uniquely blend a traditional design with new concierge service and modern technology.

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Working with Paramount Financial Institutions Group, the team of AACC and PFIG has provided a turnkey approach to the three branch expansion project, utilizing a design-build/construction management approach, the bank benefits from the shared savings of an open-book construction management agreement, and the involvement of team members from project inception to turn over. The other two branches in the rollout in Millis and Natick are slated to open in early fall and early winter, respectively

Rockland, MA – Integrated Builders, of Rockland, announced recently that it has completed an 11,000sf buildout at 417 South Street in Marlborough on behalf of BWT Pharma & Biotech. The asset is owned and operated by Hudson-based Calare Properties. BWT is relocating from its current home in Leominster. The new accommodations comprise 8,000sf of designated production space and 3,000sf of office space. Integrated Builders provided construction management and engineering

services to deliver a new electrical layout, as well as HVAC, drainage, and water supply systems. The team worked alongside architects ci design, inc., to deliver the new space. “The buildout at 417 South Street ultimately provides BWT Pharma & Biotech with a highly functional space, updated systems, and a more efficient layout within a recently constructed facility,” commented Jay Dacey, president of Integrated Builders.

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February 2016

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Providence, RI – Bowerman Associates, Inc. recently announced a new ownership structure which names Colleen B. Titmas and Charles A. Morton as co-principals of the 28-year-old design-build construction management firm. Under the new structure, the Bowerman team also includes Greg Post as vice president of business development, Leo Hudon as project executive, Sue Farias as office administrator, and Kerri Barone as administrative assistant. Titmas has been with the company for 16 years, holding previous positions as project manager, corporate controller, and vice president of administration. She brings 35 years of accounting and 15 years of construction project management experience. Morton joined Bowerman eight years ago, and his previous positions have included project executive and vice

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Attleboro, MA – Nadeau Corporation announced that it has become an Energy Panel Structures (EPS) Buildings authorized builder. For more than 15 years, Nadeau has had Varco Pruden Buildings in its corner for pre-engineered metal building needs, and now it adds EPS Buildings for stick-built pre-engineered structures as well. EPS manufactures pre-engineered

building components designed for post frame construction, structural insulated panels, and refrigerated and freezer structures. “The pre-engineered solution helps construction firms like us give the client a more economical solution, a quicker schedule, and they don’t have to sacrifice quality or performance,” said President Ernie Nadeau.

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Rendering of café / Margulies Perruzzi Architects

curtainwall. Providing a more gracious entrance on approach, MPA created a welcoming entrance plaza and front entry featuring a new canopy, landscaping, and outdoor gathering places around a central fireplace. These open-air, collaborative spaces help create a comfortable, relaxing, and productive work atmosphere. A new parking entrance provides employee access from the west side of the building. Inside, MPA connected the lobby with the outdoors via a two-story living wall. The new brighter lobby features stadiumstyle seating, as well as a café with Wi-Fi


access and a new high-end fitness center. Adding visual impact and color, MPA also created a full-wall graphic design in the café area. National Development has already signed two major tenants, General Dynamics and PI Worldwide, eager to make this new building their home. University Station and the renovation of 101 Station Drive have transformed the area into a mixed-use, transit-oriented development with state-of-the-art office space. It’s a great example of what live/ work/play development looks like in the suburbs.

February 2016


Restoration & Renovation Throughout Boston, Revitalization of Long-Forgotten Public Spaces

by Greg Galer Boston is experiencing tremendous real estate development at unmatched levels. Consequently, developers and preservationists alike have creatively undertaken the rehabilitation of particularly challenging, long-vacant, or underutilized historic structures and spaces — sites previously passed over when economics and demand didn’t support attention. As a result, we’re welcoming several historic Boston preservation projects that aren’t your average home restoration, two of which have been spearheaded by our sister organization, Historic Boston, Inc. The Roslindale Substation is a prime example of the creative preservation of a building with long-ignored potential. When constructed in 1911, the substation

Roslindale substation after (rendering)

was part of an electrical network powering the Boston Elevated Railway Company, cutting-edge technology at the time and precursor to today’s MBTA. The industrial, open floorplan once held large generators but sat vacant since the 1970s until it was acquired in 2012, along with the adjacent lot, by Historic Boston, Inc. and Roslindale Village Main Street. Four years later, the substation has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and is now mid-rehabilitation, giant doors and all — it’s on track to house a restaurant and craft beer store.

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Adjacent new construction brought 43 apartments to the neighborhood at the end of 2015 and made the financing viable. Another example is Quaker Lane, an L-shaped throughway and pivotal

component of the highly anticipated Congress Square development downtown. Years ago, Quaker Lane was a vibrant place, but for generations it’s been an ugly service alley behind five historic buildings between Water, Congress and Devonshire streets — the backside of offices with no public engagement. The new owner of the buildings, RelatedBeal, envisions a dramatic change to this pending landmark. Quaker Lane will be transformed into an inviting venue amid the unique character of the historic buildings; dining, outdoor seating, festive lighting, and much of the lane closed to vehicles will be surrounded by active residential, commercial, and retail spaces. Quaker Lane will be a destination — a change that we and the Boston Landmarks Commission have welcomed throughout our dialogue with the project team. Look no further than Upham’s Corner Comfort Station for yet another instance of a formerly blighted building now on its way to becoming a community asset. This one-story Mission style public restroom was built in 1912 but has been vacant for nearly 40 years. Historic Boston, continued to page 41

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February 2016

Completed exterior Old City Hall with new Pilkington framed glass photo courtesy of Nauset Construction

Nauset Restores Quincy Old City Hall to Original Splendor With over 100 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the city of Quincy is one of the nation’s most significant repositories of architectural history. So it was unfortunate when one of its most prominent structures, Old City Hall, ceased government operations in 2011 when it fell into disrepair. Built in 1844, the edifice has been hailed as one of the outstanding examples of monumental Greek Revival architecture. Designed by architect Solomon Willard, designer of the Bunker Hill Monument, the beautiful granite structure features a temple front with two-story Ionic pilasters and a triangular pediment. But when a commissioned report determined the building to be “inadequate and illegal by current building code standards,” the city


began the arduous process of restoring the building to its former splendor. Nauset Construction, which had already begun the restoration and renovation of Quincy’s historic Coddington Hall (recipient of the prestigious Paul E. Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts in 2015), was selected as construction manager to work in conjunction with the Quincy architectural firm of Holmes & Edwards Inc.

The project broke ground in the fall of 2013 and included the full restoration of the building’s granite façade, installation of new windows and a slate roof, as well as entire mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The building’s interior was completely demolished down to its shell. “We had to shore up the existing building’s exterior walls and remove the floor assembly allowing for the new structure to be installed. We also had to

completely underpin the building to meet the supporting loads for the building” said Nauset superintendent Scott Southwick. “It was a very labor-intense endeavor.” Working closely with the architect and Massachusetts Historical Commission, many building features were restored to the original design including the Great Hall, which had once served as the primary public meeting space for city residents and the city council. The hall

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Restoration work under way with old connecting structure demolished / photo courtesy of Nauset Construction

Interior of Pilkington framed glass system addition - connecting Old City Hall with New City Hall / photo courtesy of Nauset Construction

Stairway / photo courtesy of A.P. Dailey

was painstakingly restored to its original magnificence and now accommodates 200 persons for events such as the recent mayoral inauguration. New meeting space was also created for the city’s boards and commissions, along with exhibition space to display historic artifacts — including letters from John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and John Hancock. Windham, NH-based A.P. Dailey provided millwork services to replicate the historically accurate handrails, risers, balusters, posts, columns, balconies, and wainscoting throughout the building, as well as a replica desk for the Great Room. “Quincy City Hall was a great challenge, and the thought process that went into

the completion of the building was quite extensive,” said 30-plus year veteran Bill Caldwell, field operations project manager for A.P. Dailey. “In terms of degree of difficulty, it was a 9.5 out of 10.” The project was also met with some unforeseen challenges. Approximately one year into the renovations, a fire caused significant damage, destroying interior work and damaging areas of the granite masonry. Locating replacement granite from the now defunct Quincy quarry was no easy task. “We had to find Quincy granite that was actually large enough to replace the damaged pieces, and then we had to put it all back together again,” said Dave Sandin,

Great Hall / photo courtesy of A.P. Dailey

Great Hall / photo courtesy of Nauset Construction

project manager for DeSandro Masonry, the firm responsible for repointing and refurbishing the exterior granite façade for the project. Additionally, significant structural problems were discovered, which required extensive repairs. “The goal is always to try and protect the intent of the original designer, which we accomplished.” In addition to the extensive renovation work, the connecting structure between the Old City Hall and the New City Hall was demolished and rebuilt with a combination of steel and metal decking that incorporated a Pilkington framed glass system, and included a new traction elevator. Nauset also converted the area in

front of New City Hall into a green space and installed an underground, 20,000 gallon concrete vault located adjacent to the Historic Hancock Cemetery. The vault and associated equipment will serve a future water feature to be located near Quincy City Hall. “To see the transformation of the building from its deteriorated state to its former grandeur is amazing,” said Anthony Papantonis, president of Nauset Construction. “It’s a testament to all who worked on it, from the architect, to the historical commission to the subcontractors, who provided such beautiful work.”


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Ames Boston to Undergo Reno

February 2016

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Boston – Architectural and interior design firm Glen & Company Architecture of New York City has been selected by Gencom and Gemstone Hotels and Resorts to redesign the Ames Boston Hotel in its multimillion-dollar renovation. Gencom recently announced that through its new partnership with Gemstone, it acquired the 114-room hotel in the heart of Boston. Glen Coben, founder and owner of Glen & Co., along with his team, will be responsible for redesigning the guest

rooms and public spaces of the historic Boston hotel. Originally constructed in 1893, the Ames Boston Hotel will be redesigned to reflect the hotel’s iconic history, uniqueness, and prime location in the heart of Boston. The multimillion-dollar renovation will reposition the hotel and transform it into a destination location for business and leisure travelers, offering them the finest accommodations in Boston.

Dedham, MA – Erland Construction, of Burlington, recently completed an extensive redesign and modernization of a former greeting card factory at 100 Rustcraft Road in Dedham for developer The Davis Companies, followed by an interior build-out of offices for General Dynamics C4 Systems. Erland worked with architect Spagnolo Gisness Associates on both phases to finish this project in 14 months. The base building and façade project began with demolition and stripping down to steel of a two-story structure, originally constructed in 1954. Erland

then performed 130,000sf of interior improvements. The expansive new office features industrial design with a mixture of open ceilings and ceiling tile as well as exposed metal beams. The space includes labs, focus rooms, pantry areas, and a gym and locker rooms in addition to the office space. The Erland, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, and AHA team adeptly handled the logistics of working with the tenant’s security contractors while construction was under way and mitigated any disruption to the existing tenants, the American Red Cross and Bank of America.

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Renovation of Converse HQ Helps Revitalize Boston Neighborhood Boston – The recent opening of Converse’s world headquarters marks a transformative moment for Converse, Lovejoy Wharf, and Boston. RDK worked alongside Bargmann, Hendrie + Archetype, Inc., architect-ofrecord, and Jennifer Carpenter Architects, design architect, to provide MEP/FP engineering in turning 187,000sf of warehouse space into an innovative office structure. The new headquarters plays an important role in the renovation of the North End’s Lovejoy Wharf, the effects of which have extended throughout Boston. The warehouse’s seemingly aged and neglected space retained an old-world look that recalled Boston’s rich history. Consequently, RDK and the design team were left with the challenge of preserving the original space while meeting the need for a progressive, high-tech workspace. The exposed brick shell endures but has made room for an open design and an atrium. An open central staircase winds its way up nine stories, visually and literally connecting all employees. Other updates include customization and innovation labs, sample creation rooms and show rooms, a photo studio and design room, and a new fitness center complete with a yoga studio and locker rooms. The new

Converse’s world headquarters / © Gustav Hoiland

ninth floor terrace offers a unique view of the Charles River while the entryway is lit up by a Chuck Taylor sneaker chandelier. Located near the historic Faneuil Hall and the North End, the new headquarters’ modern updates merge with the rich history of its surroundings.

Alongside the new office space, RDK also contributed to a new onsite retail store and to Rubber Tracks, a recording studio that supports local developing artists. Open 24×7, the art studio impacts the Charleston community by offering local talent a free space to practice their craft.

Likewise, Converse’s Somerville Annex shares an open communicative environment of the new headquarters with future customers. Each new product is first tested as a one-off at the Annex and the public is invited to help decide which product to promote.

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Shawmut Unveils Renovations at Williams College

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Williamstown, MA – Shawmut Design and Construction has completed renovations to Williams College’s Chapin Hall. Updates to the 22,244sf venue included new auditorium seating, an adjustable stage to accommodate musical performances of varying sizes, a stage lift, a theatrical lighting package, renovations to existing millwork, and a complete restoration of the existing wood

flooring. The team also reconfigured the space to feature two main aisles instead of one, and replaced the outer pews with individual seats. The final phase of the renovation focused on replacing all seating, installing the dual-part stage and piano lift, adding a state-of-the-art sound system, and restoring the ceiling’s historic gold leafing. The stage now sits closer to the audience and will extend


into the first seven rows of seating with the extension to improve acoustics during orchestral performances, and the new piano lift allows for it to be lowered directly into basement storage. In order to restore the auditorium’s original teakwood flooring, the team removed it during construction and reinstalled it once the work was completed. To complete the restoration, the team located

original teakwood from the Indonesian island of Java and used a teak veneer over a white oak backer with rosewood inlays and splines. In order to restore the hall’s historic gold leaf ceiling while allowing construction to the hall beneath to continue simultaneously, the team erected a state-of-the-art scaffolding platform spanning 60 feet over the open hall. George Connelly Director of Business Development O: 781-686-1854 | C:781-801-8316. georgec@bmrcontractinginc.com 946 Great Plain Ave., Suite 242 Needham, MA | 781.326.9510 www.bmrcontractinginc.com

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Kaplan Converts Warehouse Norwood, MA – Kaplan Construction has transformed an existing warehouse into Greater Boston’s newest craft brewery for Castle Island Brewing Company. Located at 31 Astor Avenue in Norwood, the brewery opened to the public on December 11, 2015 to unveil its innovative, inspired, uber-fresh American ales. Kaplan’s primary focus was to modify the existing warehouse and completed the mechanical infrastructure necessary to support Castle Island’s highly specialized equipment. A 3,000sf section of concrete floor was promptly removed so that a new reinforced floor system with a urethane floor coating could be installed to support the 12 stainless steel tanks that can each weigh up to 28,000 pounds when full. Kaplan and its team of subcontractors met frequently to plan and coordinate

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Brewhouse / ©Adam Romanow

the myriad of mechanical and electrical piping that would be needed to support the brewing apparatus. As many as seven aerial lifts were utilized over extended shift work hours to install 4,000 linear feet of electrical conduit, 3,500 linear feet of mechanical piping, and all of the other components needed to get the operation on line on time and for the right price. The project team members include: architect, Parametrik Architectural Visualization of Manchester, N.H.; structural engineering, Dan Bonardi Consulting Engineers of Arlington, Mass.; and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering, Fitzmeyer & Tocci Associates of Woburn, Mass.

The cast of upcoming show in the future blackbox theater space. (l-r) Becca A. Lewis, Trip Venturella, Paola Ferrer. Upper level: Quentin James, Deniz Khateri / photo by Danielle Fauteux Jacques

Chelsea, MA – As part of its Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) Cowork Program, MassDevelopment has awarded a $250,000 grant to Apollinaire Theatre Company in Chelsea to develop a collaborative work space with local theater companies and related creative services and artists. The organization will use funds to fit out storefront spaces at the Chelsea Theatre Works at 189 Winnisimmet Street in Chelsea Square, and the shared space

will allow for increased collaboration near complementary performance and theater production support spaces. With this workspace, Apollinaire will anchor the Chelsea Square cultural zone and provide affordable, accessible venues where small theater companies and artists can perform and develop their productions. The Apollinaire Theatre has been operating for almost two decades and has relationships with schools and cultural organizations in Chelsea.



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Marr Shores St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Rhode Island services provided by Marr Scaffolding Company, Isaac Blair & Co. and Marr Crane & Rigging made for a productive partnership between the church and the Marr team, and with GC The Damon Company, Newport, R.I., responsible for overseeing the project’s masonry work, weather/waterproofing, and beam replacement.

by Katherine Marr The Back Story: 1800s

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was founded in 1834 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, an area that exercised religious tolerance and was inclusive of the Anglican form of worship that many, following the Revolutionary Way, rebuked for its British influence. Answering the call of East Greenwich residents, Reverend Sylvester Nash led services in a simple wooden structure at the corner of Pierce and Church streets. In 1875, the structure was sold and relocated. With the surrounding area evolving beyond its agrarian roots into a desirable suburban community with an active Christian population, the church and its accompanying Parish Hall were part of a substantial building expansion to accommodate parishioners and other community members. Thus, the current church was born — with its cornerstone laid in 1875 and a belfry tower added in 1921. Fast Forward to Today

In the fall of 2015, Marr’s Scaffold Division came onto the historic scene under emergency conditions to shore St. Luke’s belfry tower, which had been the unfortunate target of two recent lightning strikes. The town closed down the church along

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with two adjacent streets, as well as the library across the street. In order to reopen the area as quickly as possible to the community, the church membership contracted directly with Marr on account of its ability to perform multiple tasks to streamline the process and save valuable time. For instance, Marr was able to provide engineer stamp service that designed the complicated needle beam shoring application, customized specifically to support the massive structure that consists of heavy granite stones, slate shingled steeple, and over a dozen tolling bells. The availability of such combined

Marr Crane & Rigging supplied a 60-ton crane to pick and set the steel needle beams into place.

called for the replacement of two deteriorated concrete-encased beams that supported the interior wall of the tower. To

accomplish this, Marr subcontracted the shoring work to its sister company Isaac Blair to design the shoring that would set the project in motion. In succession, Marr installed multiple systems scaffold work platforms for the needed exterior elevated access to the belfry tower. A sectional stair tower was erected for access to the systems scaffold located on the slate roof, and a systems scaffold shoring tower was installed in the belfry in order to land and roll needle beams, weighing in at 1,340 pounds. The project materials consisted of the heavy steel needle beams (16-ft. x 67-ft. wide, 20-ft. long) painted with weatherresistant paint; custom S-8 channels; 8-inch x 10-inch and 10-inch x 10-inch custom cut timbers (in order to fit inside the arch of the louver); jacks; and stainless steel threaded rod and epoxy to support the weight of the bells and the steepled tower itself. Additional project equipment included a 60-ton crane from Marr Crane & Rigging and a Lull telehandler from Marr’s Aerial Lift Division. The shoring at St. Luke’s will remain in place until the deteriorated beams are replaced. Marr will return to the site to dismantle the project later this spring or summer. Meanwhile, services will resume as normal on a daily basis throughout the colder months.

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Meeting House and Church Restored SCI Begins Harvard Renovations

Smithfield Friends Meeting House

Todd Giroux

Smithfield, RI – In 2015, Todd Giroux was onsite for landmark restorations of the Smithfield Friends Meeting House and the Quaker Church Exterior & Parsonage interior renovation in Rhode Island.

to a flawless picture perfect restoration. The project was made possible in funding by The Champlin Foundation and The Obediah Brown Fund and Giroux General Contractor. Giroux pointed out that this year’s work will include slate roofing restoration,

Window restoration of Quaker Church

The Meeting House was first constructed in 1719 and reconstructed after fire loss in 1881. Window restoration was completed during the winter of 2015 as shop work and the building siding were reconditioned by Todd Giroux personally during the spring and summer months

Detail of cornice restoration of Quaker Church

chimney flashing, foundation repairs, with sill work (“the works”). “We own our own aerial lift and have a resource list of proven tradesman to be able to work with the seasons and clients to meet all our productions goals.”

Life Sciences and Construction continued from page 11

and Cambridge, as well as the call for new development in the suburbs, creates a huge opportunity for construction growth in the life sciences industry. However, it takes keen attention to detail and a highly specialized knowledge to build successfully in this market sector. Construction in the life sciences arena is demanding. The construction process requires acute sensitivity, complete focus, and the capacity to anticipate complex needs. To be successful, the construction manager must internalize this industry’s fundamental mission to serve people and must understand that in life sciences, both technical and human stakes are at their highest. Partnering decisions are made based on the construction manager’s ability to manage risk, meet deadlines, maximize budgets, and truly understand the objectives of its life sciences clients. A successful partnership between the construction manager and its life sciences clients depends on the construction manager’s understanding of the specific requirements of the instrumentation environments and industry regulations.


Recognizing the impact that construction will have on existing environments is essential. Mitigating noise levels, vibration and quality of air issues is critical. Understanding the nature of longer procurement periods and the specific requirements of surrounding equipment, the meshing of operating procedures, and rigorously committing to environmental and safety standards are paramount for success. Selecting the right project team for the job is crucial for a positive outcome. Maintaining a strong collaborative relationship between the client, the owner’s representative, and the design team is vital to the project’s success. The essence of partnering is trust. Maintaining a strategic, proactive, fully transparent approach to the client will keep projects on schedule and will deliver consistent results. With careful partnering, the real estate and construction industries are both well positioned to benefit from the continuing growth of the life sciences sector in Massachusetts. Jason Theberge is a project executive at Commodore Builders in Waltham, Mass.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Cambridge, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI), a design-build general contractor, was recently awarded renovation projects at the Harvard Museum of Natural History on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge. The projects will feature the creation of student suites within the open space in the Comparative Zoology section of the museum. Each suite will include a desk/ workstation with data links and updated furniture. In addition, open space in Suite B23 will be converted into office space for museum staff.

A completion date is anticipated in the spring. The two renovation projects cost a total of approximately $600,000. “The goal of renovations at educational and institutional facilities like the Natural History Museum is to create an exceptional final product and cause minimal disruption to staff and students in the process,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement Company. “Fortunately, we have a lot of experience with these kinds of projects, and we can’t wait to get going.”

Beyond Wet and Dry: The Changing Landscape continued from page 10 scientific world at large. In general, they are more engaged in environmental sustainability than previous generations and look for places to work with public transit and bicycle access. Cities like Boston, San Francisco, and New York are thus becoming hotbeds for the life sciences industry: Cities like these offer the wide-ranging cultural and social activities that young employees seek today. The laboratory environment will continue to change to accommodate the priorities of younger, more technologically savvy workers. Enclosed office spaces, once invested with status symbols, are now seen as temporary spaces to conduct work requiring high levels of concentration and privacy. At some institutions, PI’s do not have private offices but sit with the rest of their team, along with

post-docs, computational researchers, and wet-lab technicians in an open office setting. Enclosed rooms of varying sizes support quiet work, small team meetings, and remote collaboration. How successful these changes will be in shifting productivity and workplace well-being remains to be seen, but one thing is clear: As designers for the modern life sciences industry, we must have greater insight into the nature of these environments beyond understanding laboratory and equipment planning. When we take into account the needs of human occupants and their desired interactions with physical spaces, we can create a better workplace for tomorrow’s scientists. Chu Foxlin, AIA, IIDA , LEED AP, is a principal and design director at Steffian Bradley Architects.

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Construction Under Way at The Boulevard

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Boston – Construction has begun at The Boulevard, Boston’s premiere luxury condominium project located on the Greenway at 110 Broad Street. As Boston’s

luxury condo market continues to heat up, preconstruction sales are already under way. Finegold Alexander Architects, working for New Boston Ventures, is the

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development will extend the activity along the Greenway and preserve the historic view corridors along Broad, Wells, and India streets to the Boston waterfront. The architectural design for this new residential project creates a visual link between the high-density business district, the varied texture of the Custom House Historic District, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The 12-story building will contain 36 residential units, 3,500sf of commercial space, and 48

underground parking spaces in a state-ofthe-art automated garage system, totaling approximately 100,000sf. The design goal is for the building to maintain its position as a notable landmark while also being heralded as a beacon of the future for buildings and residences along Boston’s Greenway. “The Boulevard is at the heart of everything in Boston,” said David Goldman, continued to page 36

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Construction Under Way at The Boulevard continued from page 35 New Boston Ventures, “for play and for work, for restaurants, for entertainment. The North End is on one side, the Fort Point Channel is on the other; the waterfront is just outside the front door, and it backs up to the financial district and Quincy market.” Dennis Kanin, principal, New Boston Ventures, added, “The building is breathtakingly designed. First-floor amenities are set within the historic Bulfinch warehouse, which will also house its lobby and entranceway, and an adjacent café will be in the new structure.” The project speaks to Finegold Alexander Architect’s strengths, as the architectural team weaves a historic Bullfinch Building on the site, into the lobby and club room. “The Boulevard Project is exactly the kind of project that brings out our creative energies, combining a dramatic new residential design with one of the few remaining Bulfinch buildings,” said Tony Hsiao, principal and director of design at Finegold Alexander Architects. “These kinds of projects knit the city back together. The more we activate projects like this, the more we help to transform the city.” Construction began in early 2016 with completion targeted for mid-2017 1 1/29/16 McSal_ad_highProfile_FA.pdf

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Erland Continues Restoration/Renovation Projects at Riverworks

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Riverworks lobby

Watertown, MA – Erland has been working on multiple projects at Riverworks, a completely repositioned brick-and-beam complex with two interconnected, renovated mill buildings along the Charles River. Originally built in 1919 as a woolen mill, the 195,400sf, multistory structure is now a flexible work environment with highly functional office, lab space, and amenities. The building’s original

function is reflected in sheep-themed decorative elements throughout the space. Designed by CBT Architects, Erland worked with Spear Street Capital and Holm & Associates to complete multiple projects at Riverworks, including a new lobby and corridors, mail distribution center, café and servery, fitness center, offices, and site reconfigurations. Owner’s representative on the Riverworks projects, Christina Holm

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of Holm & Associates, said, “I have worked with Erland Construction on several challenging projects over many years, from sophisticated labs, to site work, to interior fit ups, and have always found their team to be top notch. Our

Riverworks Project was no exception.” Erland is returning to Riverworks this month to execute another 8,400sf hightech office build-out. This is the eighth project Erland has done for landlord Spear Street Capital within the complex.





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Harriman Earns AIA Recognition Portland, ME – Harriman, an architecture and engineering firm, announced that the Maine chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Maine) Committee on the Environment (COTE) has recognized the firm with a special citation for historic adaption for its work on the Good Will-Hinckley Moody School renovation and addition. The Moody School is a contributing structure to the “Hinckley Good Will Home Historic District,” designated a National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Starting in 2012, Harriman was contracted to assess and design renovations for the original 16,150sf, 12-classroom school, and a 7,200sf addition to create five new classrooms to house the MeANS Charter School. The design approach is respectful of the historic building, retaining much of the original character-defining features, while developing highly energy-efficient alterations and classroom additions. Project team members include Landry/French Construction Company of Scarborough, Lowell Specifications of Freeport, Conestco of Raymond, GO Logic of Belfast, Building Envelope Specialists of South Portland, and Nova Consulting Group of Portland. The building is designed to an energy

Good Will-Hinckley Moody School renovation and addition / Blind Dog Photo Associates

usage level approximately 30% less than a conventional building. This is achieved through the use of energy-efficient mechanical and lighting systems. The building’s exterior incorporates insulation values in excess of code requirements. In addition, 267 photovoltaic panels were installed on the building and are expected to deliver approximately 90,000 kWh of power. The school will use approximately 77,000 kWh annually, leaving a net positive of 13,000 kWh of clean, renewable power. This will offset the energy needs of adjacent greenhouses and other facilities on campus


Timberline to Renovate Eustis Estate

Exterior of the Eustis Estate / courtesy of Historic New England

Milton, MA – Timberline Construction was recently awarded a contract by Historic New England to renovate the Eustis Estate in Milton, which includes 80 acres of land and six buildings. The goal of this renovation is to prepare this notable property to be opened to the public as a museum for tours, events and programs dedicated to the study and interpretation of history, architecture, landscape, and decorative arts. Timberline is currently working with Historic New England, Austin Architects and CSL Consulting on the preconstruction phase of this project. Construction is expected to start in spring of 2016. One of the main challenges of this project is the need to balance preserving the property’s original architectural features with accommodating today’s needs for visitor services, accessibility, and administrative support. The spaces renovated include the Gate House, House Museum and a garage to be converted to a Welcome Center. The Gate House will house administrative staff and work will include renovations to create new offices, meeting spaces, accessible restrooms and office support spaces including an Information Technology server room. The House Museum will have careful work completed to enhance the visitor experience and meet code requirements with minimal impact on the historic structure. The space will include a

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public resource room, museum exhibition space, and a wheelchair lift. The existing garage is being renovated into the Welcome Center, which will require the construction of an insulated wall within the masonry block/brick exterior, new entry doors, windows, lighting, finishes, fixtures, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and tel/data. The existing garage doors will remain operable to conceal the new construction directly behind them and to preserve the original appearance of the garage when not in use. The new Welcome Center will feature a museum gift shop, accessible restrooms, and a waiting area. A new covered wood porch will be constructed at the side entrance. Additional work will include the creation of a new curb cut entrance to the estate, two new crushed stone parking areas, site lighting and signage. Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions. The organization owns and operates 36 historic properties throughout New England that are open to the public. The Eustis Estate will be the 37th property to be renovated and opened to the public by the organization.

February 2016



Brightview Opens to Residents

PES Names Aucoin New Owner West Hartford, CT – PES Structural Engineers, Inc. announced that David Aucoin, P.E., has been promoted to senior associate and named him as a new owner of the firm. An 11-year veteran David Aucoin of PES, Aucoin is the leader of the firm’s New England office. From the West Hartford location

he handles a wide variety of projects from healthcare to automotive to very complicated manufacturing projects requiring a high level of BIM coordination. As PES’s BIM director, he is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of the firm’s industryleading BIM program. He has spoken nationally about BIM and serves as a co-chair for both the BIM Council for the Construction Institute and the BIM Committee for the Structural Engineering Institute.

CBC Announces Call for Entries Hartford – The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) has announced an invitation for Connecticut firms to submit entries in six categories for the 2015 Project Team awards. The CBC Project Team Awards recognize building projects that exemplify project team excellence and represent the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineers, constructors, and trades. This annual awards program recognizes projects whose team members have met or surpassed goals and achieved higher project quality through this close collaboration. CBC has been presenting the awards since 1996. Consideration is limited to construction projects in Connecticut that have been substantially completed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015. All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Competition categories: • New Construction (above $10 million construction cost). • Major Renovations/Expansions (above $10 million construction cost). • K-12 Schools – New or Renovations (any size) (exclusive category for K-12 school projects). • Small Projects – New or Renovations (under $10 million construction cost). • Transportation/Utilities/Civil (any size). • Extraordinary Residential (above $2 million construction cost). More information on categories and submission guidelines can be found at www.cbc-ct.org or by contacting Theresa Casey, CBC executive director, at cbc@ cbc-ct.org.

KBE Donates in Conn. and Md.

KBE Building Corp.’s Northeast regional office donated $1,500 to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Emergency & Medical Services in Torrington, CT / photo by KBE Building Corp.

Farmington, CT – Now in its seventh year, KBE Building Corporation’s 50 Ways to Make A Difference corporate philanthropy program has donated more than $1.7 million and 11,474 volunteer hours. Residents in Connecticut and Maryland, where the firm has its offices, have received meals, gifts, grants, and

KBE’s Mid-Atlantic regional office in Maryland preparing Thanksgiving kits / photo by KBE Building Corp.

more through the program. Among other programs, KBE Building Corp.’s Northeast regional office in Connecticut donated 200 Thanksgiving meal kits to nine community and nonprofit organizations for the benefit of 200 needy families.

Exterior of Brightview Norwalk

Norwalk, CT – Brightview Senior Living Community in Norwalk is welcoming its first residents. The innovative three-story hub for senior living at 162 Canaan Avenue sits close to the downtown Norwalk area and is less than 50 miles from New York City. The Baltimore-based firm, Shelter Development, has partnered again with PROCON of Manchester, N.H. as the architect and construction manager for the $16 million project. This is their seventh collaboration on a Brightview Senior Living project. Brightview on New Canaan features 90 units total, with 66 designated for assisted living and 24 apartments for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Residents are offered a variety of floor plans and care options with numerous onsite amenities to include an elegant dining room, private dining spaces, a café, wellness/fitness center, activities room, beauty/barber salon, and library/media room. Victorianstyle architectural elements are reflected throughout the 70,000sf building, such as recessed columns, gable and shed dormers, and a dramatic porte cochère at

Interior of Brightview Norwalk

the main entrance. The exterior is completed by elegant patio spaces highlighted by gazebos and water fountains to enhance the seniors’ enjoyment. Surface parking is available in front of the building and walkways. Sitework and foundation placement started in the fall of 2014, followed by framework in spring 2015. Subsequent construction involved installation of the exterior skin, sheeting, vinyl siding, and the exterior windows. The final phase of work included flooring, common spaces, dining areas, and millwork that were all finished with tasteful furnishings and décor.

Amenta Emma Adds Two Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects recently announced the addition of Nayef Mudawar to its Hartford Office and Monica Harriss to its Stamford Office. With extensive experience producing schematic design proposals, construction documents, and 3D models, Mudawar’s assignments will include work on Amenta Emma’s renovation, restoration, and site redevelopment project for the State Office Building at 165 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. Harriss’ expanded portfolio includes commercial, corporate, hospitality, residential, and retail projects. She is the founder of Women-in-Design, a youth program for underprivileged females in need of a viable career path, and serves on the board of the Artisan Discovery Foundation, Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects recently announced the addition of Nayef Mudawar to its Hartford Office and Monica Harriss to its Stamford Office. With extensive experience producing

Nayef Mudawar

Monica Harriss

schematic design proposals, construction documents, and 3D models, Mudawar’s assignments will include work on Amenta Emma’s renovation, restoration, and site redevelopment project for the State Office Building at 165 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. Harriss’ expanded portfolio includes commercial, corporate, hospitality, residential, and retail projects. She is the founder of Women-in-Design, a youth program for underprivileged females in need of a viable career path, and serves on the board of the Artisan Discovery Foundation,


February 2016


Northern New England Childcare Facility Completed

Sanborn Head Welcomes Two Concord, NH – Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. announced that Stephen E. Wright, P.E., and Stephen G. Zemba, Ph.D., P.E., were recently hired as project directors. Wright has joined Sanborn Head’s Westford, Mass. office as a senior leader in the company’s solid waste practice. He has 27 years of experience and is working on a large landfill expansion project in Southbridge as well as several landfill closure/post-closure development projects and a transfer station siting evaluation. Zemba is in Sanborn Head’s Randolph, Vt. office, helping the firm grow its solid waste practice. Already working

on a large landfill expansion project in Southbridge, Mass, he is also busy on several landfill closure/post-closure development projects as well as a transfer station siting evaluation.


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New childcare facility

Belmont, NH – Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc. of Concord has completed the renovation of the Lakes Region Child Care’s new facility in Belmont. Warrenstreet Architects of Concord is the architect. The building, originally built as an insurance service center, has been renovated into a childcare facility with a new playground.

Steve Wright / Mike Sears Photography

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Rendering of the renovated Hilltop Chevrolet

Somersworth, NH – Raymond-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc. has been chosen by Hilltop Chevrolet for a renovation of its auto dealership on Route 108 in Somersworth. Jewett assembled the team of Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects and engineering firm Norway Plains Associates to design the 20,227sf interior and exterior renovation. This includes demolition of the existing auto showroom

and the construction of two additions — one housing a new showroom and the other a new service area with a four service bays and service drive. Interior renovations include upgrades to existing offices and converting the existing service bays into a new expanded parts inventory area. Exterior work includes new ACM panels and trim. The project is scheduled to be completed in early summer.

EnviroVantage Transforms Cliff House Cape Neddick, ME – The Cliff House, situated on the coastline of Maine, is undergoing a major transformation. When it reopens in summer 2016, it will do so with luxuriously designed guestrooms and suites — all with modern amenities and extraordinary views, oceanfront dining and bars, a new ballroom with floor-to-ceiling scenic views, a seasonal lobster shack, and an expansive spa and wellness center. EnviroVantage has been onsite since November, performing extensive selective removal work of all interior finishes to include all Gyp wall board, all flooring, and most ceiling systems in preparation for the grand resort to return to its former glory, EnviroVantage owner Scott Knightly noted his team’s challenges. “There were many, which necessitated managing 35

The Atlantic Ocean provides the backdrop as a worker prepares The Cliff House for a historical restoration

workers and loading some 100 plus dumpsters with materials. The remote location, the proximity to the cliffs and the ocean were added challenges; however, those all paled in comparison to the aggressive time line as we had to deliver a clean and accessible work area to the rest of the trades to perform their scope of work. We delivered, on time, on schedule.”

February 2016


Trends and Hot Topics

A Modern-Day Office Space and the New Role of a Millwork Subcontractor

by Grant Caldwell

As the economy in Boston continues to surge, the demand for innovative and inspiring workspaces is growing exponentially. Boston has attracted some of the world’s leading companies in technology, finance, and business who are all competing for top talent on a global level. In addition to the massive influx of new construction in the Seaport District that many of these new-to-Boston companies are calling home, many are also occupying existing spaces, requiring complete gut renovations of tens and even hundreds of thousands of square feet. In addition, many existing Boston-based companies are completing extensive renovations to stay on the competitive edge. The modern-day workspace has changed dramatically from the old miles of rows of cubicles surrounded by private executive offices and conference rooms. You no longer step off the elevator into a dull lobby with the ordinary finishes of the past. Today, businesses want open areas where employees can collaborate and share ideas and information. They want bright, loud spaces that inspire excitement and innovation. Employees no longer gather around the water cooler, they gath-

er around the coffee bar or in the lounge or café. Demand for talented employees is fierce, and tenant interior spaces are being designed to offer comforts and amenities that you would not have dreamed of seeing in a work place years ago. Businesses have focused their attention on creating workspaces that are designed for the employee and have hired the top architects and designers to do so. The competition for progressively more custom and unique designs has opened the floodgates, and tenant interior projects are filled with millions, and often tens of millions, of dollars of custom millwork features and specialty items. With this ever-changing list of specialties, construction managers are at a loss for qualified subcontractors and are turning to the millwork firms to group all of these finishes into one package. Over the years, the scope of an architectural millwork package has changed and become much more diverse. At one point, the average millwork scope would consist of primarily wood products, such as trim, doors, cabinets, wall panels, and countertops. Today, the millworker is called on to provide a vast variety of specialty items including glass products, decorative metals, stone, acrylic, decorative and functional fabrics, operable partitions, and much more. Design trends have changed, and highend tenant interior spaces now require more integration of a much larger variety of products and materials. Looking back, there is also a definitive

Lobby at Mathworks

line in the trends of certain materials and designs. Similar to the trends in the names of new babies, it is not uncommon to have a handful of massive millwork projects get awarded simultaneously with the exact same wood species. Currently, rift white oak is extremely popular, where a few years back it was common to see plain sawn maple. Plastic laminate countertops were also once the standard in corporate offices, where now it is more common to see solid surface (i.e., Corian) and stone or quartz. Manufacturers and suppliers of these products are often switching gears to keep up with quickly shifting demands. Architectural millwork firms are also constantly faced with learning about new products: how they react to custom fabrication, and how well they do, or do not, integrate with other materials. In addition, many of these products cannot be manufactured with traditional techniques and

machinery. The bar has been raised, and the group that can compete at this level of quality, complexity, and size, while working within unimaginable time constraints, is very small in the Boston market. It is truly an exciting time to be part of one of the hottest construction markets in the world. Businesses are making large investments into their office spaces, and world-class architects and designers are being set loose. Few millwork firms can keep up with their demands for the highest level of quality, and even fewer have the ability to execute their cutting-edge designs. The elite few that are capable, are honored with once-in-alifetime opportunities to create some of the most impressive tenant interior spaces ever produced. Grant Caldwell is business development director at Millwork One Inc., Cranston, R.I.

Throughout Boston, Revitalization of Long-Forgotten Public Spaces continued from page 23 Inc., in partnership with the American City Corporation and the Bowdoin Bike School, will transform the building into a mission-driven retail business and community space; upon completion, it will be home to the Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen, a full-service bicycle shop and café. After years of neglect, this is a fantastic investment that will have a substantial positive impact within the Dorchester neighborhood’s business district. Another similar conversion is the Earl of Sandwich, a dilapidated historic public restroom turned sandwich shop on the Boston Common. We were so impressed with the structure’s rehabilitation that the Alliance chose the project as one of our 2013 Preservation Achievement Award winners. Bostonians are eager for the transformation of derelict spaces — the excitement and passion surrounding each of these projects has been evident

Earl of Sandwich after

Earl of Sandwich before

among those managing the restorations and onlookers alike. Yet successfully rehabilitating any historic building

Comfort Station after (rendering)

Comfort Station before

requires ingenuity and dedication; those challenges are emphasized in historic structures left vacant for years or perceived as oddities. The payoff for such undertakings can be immense. These transformations often energize entire neighborhoods, and federal and state Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit programs positively impact the local region. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, roughly 75% of the Federal Historic Tax Credit’s eco-

nomic effects are retained in the localities and states where the projects are located. These projects demonstrate that the benefits of historic preservation go well beyond beautifying buildings. The rehabilitation of long-forgotten corners of Boston has the potential to improve the quality of life and economic vitality throughout the city. Here’s looking forward to the next “funky” preservation project. Greg Galer is executive director at Boston Preservation Alliance.


February 2016


Awards BSA’s 2015 Design Award Winners contnued from page 6 • Leers Weinzapfel Associates for The Ohio State University East Regional Chilled Water Plant, Columbus, Ohio • Payette for Pell Laboratory for Advanced Biological Studies, University Park, Penn.

Unbuilt Architecture and Design HONOR AWARD NADAAA for Bamiyan Cultural Centre, Bamiyan, Afghanistan AWARD Ceruzzi and Murphy Projects for Guggenheim Helsinki competition entry, Helsinki, Finland CITATIONS • designLAB architects for Orange County Government Center, Goshen, N. Y. • Parke MacDowell and John Houser for 1893 Tower, Chicago, Ill. • Marlon Blackwell Architects for Renwick Gallery Grand Salon Design Competition, Washington, D.C.

Campus and Urban Planning Awards HONOR AWARDS: CAMPUS PLANNING • Machado and Silvetti Associates for Vietnamese-German University, New Model Campus, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam • Sasaki Associates for Washington University East Campus Master Plan, St. Louis, Mo. HONOR AWARD: URBAN DESIGN Gamble Associates for Design Guidelines + Standards Manual, Watertown, Massachusetts AWARD: CAMPUS PLANNING Sasaki Associates for Tecnologico de Monterrey Urban Regeneration Plan, Monterrey, Mexico AWARD: URBAN DESIGN Antonio Di Mambro + Associates for Isleta of San Juan – The Walkable City, Isleta of San Juan, Puerto Rico

CITATIONS: CAMPUS PLANNING • Sasaki Associates for Universiti Teknologi Petronas Research Cluster Master Plan, Seri Iskandar, Malaysia • Payette for Temple University | Health Sciences Campus Framework, Philadelphia, Penn. CITATIONS: URBAN DESIGN • Sasaki Associates for Zhangjiabang Mixed-Use District and Landscape, Shanghai, China • Paul Lukez Architecture for Paojiang Lake Masterplan, Shaoxing, China

Vietnamese-German University, New Model Campus, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam, Academic Building / courtesy of Machado and Silvetti Associates

Interior Architecture/ Interior Design Awards HONOR AWARD Touloukian Touloukian for 38 Newbury Street – Office Suite, Boston, Massachusetts AWARDS • designLAB architects for Schneider Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.

Washington University East Campus Master Plan, St. Louis, Mo. / courtesy of Sasaki Associates

• Paul Lukez Architecture for MDCO Medical Simulation Center, Parsippany, N.J. • William Rawn Associates, Architects for Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley Hills, Mass. • Ruhl Walker Architects for Atrium House, Boston, Mass. • MERGE architects for co/lab: MIT Beaver Works, Cambridge, Mass. • MPdL Studio with Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) for Public Spaces at Conrad Hilton, New York City.

Design Guidelines + Standards Manual, Watertown, Massachusetts / courtesy of Gamble Associates

• 3six0 Architecture for Dave’s Coffee, Providence, R.I. • 3six0 Architecture for Cottage in Woods, Foster, R.I. CITATIONS • Prellwitz Chilinski Associates for Education First, Lingo Café, Cambridge, Mass. • MERGE architects for Lightwell, Waltham, Mass. 8 Newbury Street – Office Suite, Boston, Massachusetts – open workstations / photos by Anton Grassl


High-Profile: Awards

February 2016


AIANH Names Winners of Excellence in Architecture Design Amherst, NH – The American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter (AIANH) has announced the recipients of its 2016 Annual Excellence in Architecture Design Awards, the highest recognition of architecture that exemplifies excellence in overall design. Ten projects from eight New Hampshire architectural firms were recognized at the AIANH Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, January 22, at LaBelle Winery in Amherst. Two buildings were also noted in the Annual People’s Choice Awards. The AIANH Excellence in Architecture award recipients are:

Honor Award

Honorable Mention

Family Retreat in Harrisville architect: Sheldon Pennoyer Architects, Concord; contractor: Tim Groesbeck Builders, Sharon; photographer: John W. Hession.

Alpine Ski Home, Lincoln architect: Samyn D’Elia Architects, Ashland; contractor: The Lawton Company, Littleton; landscape architect: Pollack Land Planning, Concord; interior design: C. Randolph Trainor, LLC, Franconia; photographer: Rob Karosis.

Rick and Duffy Monahon Award for Design Excellence in Architectural Restoration and Preservation

Renovation of the Hancock Meeting House in Hancock architect: Scully/Architects, Keene; construction manager: DEW/MacMillin, Keene; photographer: David Drasba, Scully Architects.

Honorable Mention / Small Projects – Small Firms Category Prime Roast Coffee Roastery, Keene architect: Catlin + Petrovick Architects, Keene; contractor: Lavigne Construction, Gilsum; photography: Nancy Belluscio On-Site Photography.

Merit Award

Honorable Mention

Bottomline Technologies Corporate Headquarters, Portsmouth architect: TMS Architects, Portsmouth; general contractor: Tucker Associates, Rye; interior design: Malloy Interiors, Portsmouth; photographer: Rob Karosis.

True North at North Hill Life Care Community, Needham, Mass. architect: JSA Inc., Portsmouth, N.H.; contractor: Consigli Construction, Milford, Mass.; landscape architect: Copley Wolff Design Group, Boston; photography: Rob Karosis (2-4), Nat Rea (1).

Merit Award Throwback Brewery, No. Hampton architect: Manypenny / Murphy Architecture, Portsmouth; construction manager: Milestone Engineering & Construction, Concord; photographer: Ramsey Bakhoum / CUBE.

Merit Award / Small Projects – Small Firms Category Penhallow Studio, Portsmouth architect: Manypenny / Murphy Architecture, Portsmouth; general contractor: Insurcomm Construction, Portsmouth; photographer: John Benford Photography (1, 4) and Alyssa Murphy AIA (2, 3).

True North at North Hill Life Care Community, Needham, Mass. / photo: Nat Rea

Bottomline Technologies corporate headquarters, Portsmouth / photo: Rob Karosis

Penhallow Studio, Portsmouth / photo: John Benford Photography

Honorable Mention Greathorse Clubhouse, Hampden, Mass. architect: TMS Architects, Portsmouth, N.H.; general contractor: CE Floyd Co., Middletown, Conn.; landscape architect: Leonard Design Associates, Arlington, Mass; Woodburn & Company, Newmarket, N.H.; interior design: TMS Architects; photography: Rob Karosis.

Throwback Brewery, North Hampton / photo: Ramsey Bakhoum/CUBE

People’s Choice Award

Honorable Mention 3S Artspace, Portsmouth architect: McHenry Architecture, Portsmouth; construction manager: Wright-Ryan Construction, Inc., Portland, Maine; landscape architect: Terra Firma Landscape Architecture, Portsmouth, photography: David J. Murray, ClearEye Photo.

In the commercial category, the winner was the N.H. Welcome Center in Hooksett, designed by Samyn D’Elia Architects of Ashland.

3S Artspace, Portsmouth / photo: David J. Murray, ClearEye Photo


February 2016



PROCON Leadership Changes

Rhines Joins Gilbane as Manager Boston – Gilbane Building Comhealthcare, and financial services pany recently welcomed back markets to Gilbane. Judith Rhines as senior business “Judith’s reputation, industry development manager based in knowledge and client developits Boston office. She previously ment expertise are tremendous served as a business development assets for our firm,” said Mimanager for Gilbane in New chael Kennedy, Vice President. England before joining The Rath “Judith’s professionalism and Group as senior communication ability to build on her network Rhines advisor in 2004. of relationships, specifically in Rhines brings her extensive the higher-education market and background in business development and Northern New England, will effectively client management, as well as her strong support our strategic business plan for network of industry decision-makers 2016 and the continued development of in the higher-education, institutional, new opportunities.”

Jewett Adds Two Raymond, NH – Jewett Construction Co., Inc. has hired John Messer as the latest member of its project management team. Messer has more than 30 years of experience as both a project manager and project superintendent in all areas of commercial construction, including extensive work in the retail and warehousing sectors. Austin Fairhead also joined Jewett as project coordinator. A 2015 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Fairhead



more complex and sophisticated projects throughout the Northeast. James A. Loft, AIA, has been appointed co-president of the company. He has been with PROCON for 20 years, most recently as executive vice president of architecture and engineering. His leadership has spearheaded the department’s explosive growth from four to 50 professionals and has allowed PROCON to play an integral role in redefining the industry’s designbuild paradigm.

Acentech Promotes Newmark



received a bachelor’s degree in architecture while participating in the university’s LEED group.

Ruchi Gupta Joins BOND Boston – BOND announced the Technology, and Tufts University. hiring of Ruchi Gupta as project Gupta has more than 17 years executive. She joins BOND of experience in the construction from Columbia Construction industry. She has an extensive Company, where she worked as background in planning and project manager since 2011. directing project activities, opIn her new role, she will erations management, and cost oversee the day-to-day operations control. Her experience extends for the company’s academic to day-to-day project scheduling, Gupta business unit, working with job site workforce allocation, many clients including Harvard vendor/subcontractor procureUniversity, Massachusetts Institute of ment, and contract management.

Shawmut Promotes Sanchez Boston – Shawmut Design and eight offices and divisions. He Construction announced the will combine both traditional promotion of Michael Sanchez to methods and leading-edge techchief of construction operations. nologies to work with division In this innovative role, Sanchez executives, ensuring the project will spearhead new leading-edge teams have the necessary trainbuilding technology programs ing, disciplined consistency, and while reinforcing tried-and-true resources to become the best-intechnical building fundamentals class builders in the industry. Sanchez with Shawmut teams nationwide. The creation of the chief of Sanchez has been at Shawconstruction operations role is part of mut for 23 years, most recently as vice newly appointed CEO Les Hiscoe’s goal president of field operations. He will to hone technical excellence. oversee processes across all of Shawmut’s


Samenfeld has been promoted to vice chairman of PROCON. He has 40 years with the company, most recently as president, and has been involved in Samenfeld many of PROCON’s major projects from concept to completion. His experience has been an invaluable asset in providing consistent guidance throughout all phases of the design and construction process. PROCON has appointed Lance Bennett as co-president of the company. He has 31 years of experience with PROCON, lately as executive vice president of construction operations. His oversight of the company’s construction management professionals has been a strategic part of the company’s successful progression into

studies for healthcare facilities Cambridge, MA – Acentech, and research laboratories; design a multidisciplinary acoustics, of vibration isolation systems; vibration, audiovisual, IT, and seremote monitoring systems curity system design consulting for construction-related noise firm, announced the promotion and vibration; noise modeling of Marc Newmark to principal of industrial facilities and consultant. He has a wide range transportation sources; acoustical of experience in acoustics and noise barrier design; and vibration. from a background in Newmark environmental impact studies for transportation noise, vibration highway developments. analysis, outdoor sound modeling and Newmark has been a key contributor product testing. on projects in several of the markets He joined Acentech in 2008 and has Acentech serves, including healthcare, worked on a variety of applications and higher education, corporate/commercial, projects that include: vibration and noise and transportation.

Integrated Welcomes Two Rockland, MA – Integrated Builders recently announced that Craig Ablondi and Herb Gaston have joined the team as superintendents, bringing a combined 48 years of industry experience. They will oversee the day-to-day construction of ongoing and upcoming projects, while also ensuring onsite safety, coordination, and overall quality control. Ablondi brings a 30-year construction background to his role at Integrated Builders, having previously served as a project superintendent at Cutler Associates and a general superintendent at Barr & Barr. Prior to joining the firm, Gaston served as a superintendent at Cutler Associates. During his 18-year construction career, he supervised the construction of a



McDonald’s at Logan International Airport and the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham. “Craig and Herb both bring diverse, valuable skill sets that will allow them to oversee the larger, more complex projects that Integrated Builders undertakes,” said Jay Dacey, president of Integrated Builders.

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High-Profile: People

February 2016


Red Thread Promotes Two

TFMoran Announces New Principal

Boston – Red Thread recently announced the promotion of Melissa Watson and Catherine Mendel to director of workplace strategy. This new title within the Red Thread sales organization has been created to acknowledge team members who have displayed exemplary leadership, personal achievement, and dedication to Red Thread’s core business values throughout their tenure. Watson has had many roles in her 25 years in the furniture industry. Beginning as a sales coordinator for Offices Unlimited, she continued to hone her skills and demonstrate a strategic and inquisitive approach that has been the cornerstone of her success. Some of her

Bedford, NH – TFMoran, Inc., TFMoran’s president. a full-service engineering firm “Since its acquisition of MSC with offices in Bedford and Engineers over a year ago, I’ve Portsmouth, announced Corey had the pleasure of working with Colwell as a firm principal. the entire TFMoran team and I’m Colwell, vice president and honored to become a principal MSC division manager, has of this growing firm. Being part over 30 years of experience of TFMoran now allows the in land surveying and civil/ Portsmouth office to take on Colwell environmental permitting. the largest and most significant TFMoran acquired Portsdevelopment projects in the Seacoast remouth-based MSC Engineers in late 2014 gion, as well as northern Massachusetts, and has become a division of the firm. and southern Maine,” says Colwell. “Having a principal with Corey’s “As MSC is now fully integrated with excellent reputation managing our rapidly TFMoran, we look forward to Corey growing MSC Division will strengthen expanding the services and capabilities of our firm’s presence in the Seacoast our Portsmouth office,” added Duval. Region,” explains Robert Duval, PE,



clients include Fidelity Investments, John Hancock/Manulife, and Takeda. Mendel also started her career as a sales coordinator at Red Thread. She has assumed responsibility for some key corporate clients such as Bose, Sanofi, Salem State University, and, most recently, Nuance.

AEI Hires Jennifer Shelby Boston – Architectural Engial public relations, social media, neers, Inc. (AEI) announced it and industry activities. She will has hired Jennifer Shelby, CPSM, also participate in proposal and as its marketing and communicabusiness development efforts. tions manager. Formerly an account director Shelby, an 18-year marketing at Rhino Public Relations, Shelveteran with direct experience by consulted for regional AEC related to the architecture, engifirms in the architecture, conneering, and construction (AEC) struction, commercial real estate Shelby / © Frank industry, will be responsible for development, and geotechnical, Monkiewicz Photography establishing increased visibility civil, MEP/FP, and structural for the 30-year-old firm through traditionengineering industries.

Curtis Joins WinnCo as VP of Dev. Boston – WinnCompanies reat AllianceBernstein Real Estate cently announced that Meade Partners. Previously, he worked Curtis will join the company’s in the real estate acquisitions development arm as vice presigroup at Blackstone and the real dent. estate investment banking group Curtis will be based in New at Merrill Lynch. York City and will be responsible In his new role, he will be for executing business and working closely with CEO fostering institutional investment Gilbert Winn; WinnCompanies Curtis relationships throughout New chairman Michael Putziger; York and New Jersey. and WinnDevelopment president and Curtis comes to WinnDevelopment after nearly four years as a vice president managing partner Larry Curtis, his father.

Rowell Promoted to Senior PM


Scarborough, ME – Landry/French Construction Company recently promoted Mason Rowell to senior project manager. He has a wide range of experience including multimillion dollar projects for healthcare, banking, and corporate clients. Rowell most recently served as project manager on the 25,000sf medical office building for Western Maine Health in Norway. He’s currently serving as project manager on new branch banks for Bangor Savings Bank on Marginal Way in Portland and in Brunswick, and a new facility for Allagash Brewing Company.

Perruzzi Named to AB Ed Board Boston – Dan Perruzzi, AIA, LEED AP, a senior partner at Margulies Perruzzi Architects, has been named to the editorial board of ArchitectureBoston, a quarterly publication of the Boston Society of Architects. The publication explores the ways architecture influences and is influenced by our environment and our society. The appointment is a three-year term. Dan Perruzzi

Boston Bisnow Boston Bisnow Events Boston – Boston Bisnow is presenting the morning event, “Boston Life Sciences, Kendall, New Frontiers, and Remaining the Nation’s Hub” February 11 at the Hyatt Regency, Cambridge. Speakers will include Brian Lynch, Global Head, Campus Planning & Construction, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Robert K. Coughlin, CEO, MassBio; Stephen Lynch, Principal, King Street Properties; Chu Foxlin, Principal & Design Director, Steffian Bradley Architects; Steve Eberling, SVP, Lend Lease, Curtis Cole, SVP & Partner, CBRE; Jason Theberge, Project Executive, Commodore Builders; and Chris Leary, Principal, Jacobs Global Buildings. The Moderator of the panel is Tom Joyner, Director, AHA Consulting Engineers. Boston Sustainability & Property Management

Boston Sustainability & Property Management will be the breakfast topic for the Tue March 01 Bisnow event at 7:30 AM in Boston. Subtitled “Effectively Implementing and Embracing Sustainability & Max-

imizing Your Property Value Through Meeting Tenants Demands” the speakers will include Stephanie Williams, President, Bozzuto Management; Eric Anderson, EVP, Cummings Properties; Jeff Mooallem, SVP, Federal Realty Investment Trust; Mark Giampa, GM, Related Beal; Lindsay Hyde, Founder, Baroo; Scott Rickards, VP, Lincoln Property Company with more Speakers to be Announced. State of the Seaport

Bisnow will host a breakfast entitled “State of the Seaport; Where we’ve Been, Where we Are, Where we’re Going!” in Boston on March 9. Speakers will include John Hynes, CEO. Boston Global Investors, John Drew, President, The Drew Company; Dick Marks, EVP, WS Development; Heather Boujoulian, SVP, Berkshire Group; David Greaney, President, Synergy Investments; Fred Kramer,VP, ADD Inc., now with Stantec; Paul Feldman, President, Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. More speakers are expected to join the panel. For these and more Bisnow events visit www.bisnow.com/events/boston


February 2016


Calendar Massachusetts Building Congress MBC


March 17

BSA/SCUP College and University Roundtable

Breakfast Program Secretary of Housing & Economic Development, Jay Ash is a dynamic speaker who will address the transformative development plans of the Baker administration. He will discuss Gateway Cities, job creation and plans for expedited permitting. www.buildingcongress.org

Host your event at BSA Space

Boston Preservation Alliance March 15

2016 Annual Meeting of the Boston Preservation Alliance Boston Architectural College Cascieri Hall, 320 Newbury Street 6:00 PM

Members…. Join us for our 2016 annual meeting, featuring guest speaker Stephanie Meeks. www bostonpreservation.org/programs/upcoming-events.html

More details at architects.org/bsaspace 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

125 We offer membership within the Mechanical Contractors Association, Mechanical Service Contractors Association, and the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau. We support our member contractors through our educational seminars, labor and government relations, industry news and marketing. Committed to the future of our industry, we sponsor MCA student chapters at Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Our affiliation with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America and our strong, cooperative relationship with the United Association enable us to offer our members numerous opportunities to build lasting, beneficial relationships with peers while acquiring the business knowledge and tools to keep their company successful.






BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

www. architects.org/committees/ bsascup-college-and-universityroundtable

AIANH February 18

Creating a Sustainable Culture within an Organization Evo Rock Gym, 10 Langdon Ave, Concord, NH • 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Chapter meeting that will be held at Evo Rock Gym, the brain-child of Hilary Harris, an architect who combined her architectural and climbing passions to build three climbing and fitness gyms. March 11

Introduction to Asbestos Red River Theater, Concord, NH 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

February 23

A casual yet important opportunity to discuss the do’s and don’ts of Asbestos regulations that you must follow.

Senior Roundtable Discussion: Engaging Video Marketing



Promoting the Mechanical Contracting Industry for

March 17

Gensler One Beacon Street, Third Floor, Boston 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

The second event in the Senior Roundtable Lunch series. www.smpsboston.org/event/senior-roundtable-discussion-2

ISPE February 18

Dancing Through Traffic: Facility Expansions in Operating Plants Genzyme Center, 500 Kendall Street, Cambridge Mass.

Register online, www.ISPEboston.org/events. For information, contact office@ ispeboston.org or 781-647-ISPE(4773). March 4

Annual Ski Outing Waterville Valley, New Hampshire www.ispeboston.org

SCUP March 20–22

2016 North Atlantic Regional Conference The New School | New York, NY

For more information: www.scup.org/ page/regions/na/2016

April 28

Business Leaders Breakfast 2016 We look forward to you joining us in April at the Westin Waterfront! Our speaker will be Ryan Estis More information - iida.org

NAIOP February 25

Parking Down The Road WilmerHale 60 State Street Boston 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM

more info: http://www.naiopma.org/ events?oe=true

ASHRAE April 12

15th Biennial Product Show Lantana’s Routes 28 and 128, Randolph, Mass.1:00 PM to 8:30 PM


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