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Annual Focus:

Multi-Residential and Senior/Assisted Living


April 2016

Harrison/Albany Project Proposed for Boston Neighborhood

Rendering by CBT Architects / page 38



John Day


Katherine Marr

Bacon Agostini Breaks Ground on New Beverly Middle School Integrated Tops Off Dealership Colantonio to Rejuvenate Golda Meir Atlantic Prefab Sto Panel Affiliate Maugel Architects Completes Interior Providence Water Supply Breaks Ground / designed by Vision 3 Architects PWC CT Honors Four Women

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Cover Story:


Harrison/Albany Project Proposed for Boston Neighborhood................page 38

Bacon Agostini Breaks Ground on New Beverly Middle School...................page 7

Rendering by CBT Architects


Publisher’s Message ... .................. 6 Up-Front... ................................... 7 Multi-Residential... ...................... 10 Senior/Assisted Living ................... 3 Corporate ................................. 19 Northern New England... ............ 22 Education... ..........................26, 31 Municipal... ............................... 28

Retail/Hospitality.. ...................... 30 Connecticut................................ 32 Green... .................................... 34 Healthcare................................. 36 Mixed Use... .............................. 38 Bisnow... ................................... 40 Awards... .................................. 41 People....................................... 43

Rendering of Beverly Middle School

Providence Water Supply Breaks Ground ............................................ page 29

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Citizen of the World Knowing our focus on multi-residential would be going to press in April, I asked the world famous architect Moshe Safdie for comments. “Design for multi-residential should focus on getting back to the natural.” he said when I met him at the “Citizen of the World” reception at the BSAspace Gallery. He is not a big fan of micro apartments saying, “A micro apartment results in a micro life.” We were able to meet and greet with the high-profile architect while perusing an impressive 50 year retrospective of his work on display. The exhibition curated by Donald Albrecht and designed by Nader Tehrani is open until May 22. Some of the models resemble a vision of the future as might be seen in a scifi

vision of the future, but they are in reality functioning facilities. The exhibit also includes models of projects not built, as well as drawings, films, and photography from more than 30 projects. To gain an insight into the mindset behind his creations read Renee Loth’s interview from winter 2014 ArchitectureBoston. You may still be able to pick up a copy when you visit the BSAspace Gallery, 380 Congress St., Boston.

Is HP Boston Heavy? High-Profile (HP) covers facilities developments in New England but for the past few months you may have gotten the impression that we are heavy with stories from Eastern Massachusetts. So, for the record, it’s not that we are favoring the area, it’s that the area is more active. Chuck Reilly, VP of Business Development, Dacon wrote it his recent 2016 Design-Build Market Review that, “...eastern Massachusetts is in the midst of a building boom – the largest, most dynamic period of commercial construction in Boston’s history” Focusing on the design/build market he said, “I have been a member of this wonderful commercial real estate community for more than 36 years, and I have never seen this dynamic of a

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construction market in eastern New England. Given the velocity of the past 12 months, I do not see this pace being sustainable. This boom was a combination of pent-up demand, good balance sheets, cheap interest rates, an abundance of capital chasing every deal, and a general sense of now or never. Not including backlogged projects, I foresee a decent year for the build-to-suit commercial construction market, but volume will be lower than 2015 for projects commencing in 2016.” The latest JLL Investment Intensity Index, which measures the volume of direct commercial real estate investment in a city relative to the city’s economic size, reveals the increasing attractiveness of ‘New World Cities’ to investors. Boston, which is among these

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McDonald Elected VP of NECA Boston – Michael McDonald, president of McDonald Electrical Corp., based in Hingham, has been elected vice president of the Boston Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). He will serve a two-year term in this position, from 2016 through 2018. He also serves as the chairman of the Boston Chapter’s Legislative Committee, as well as serving on the Joint Conference Committee and Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC). Michael McDonald

Rendering of Beverly Middle School

Beverly, MA – Bacon Agostini Construction Joint Venture, acting as construction manager, recently broke ground on the new Beverly Middle School. Bacon Agostini joins the owner’s project manager, Heery International, Inc. and designer Ai3 Architects, LLC, on this $90 million , 231,509sf, 1,395-student middle school serving grades five through eight. The project consists of a four-story classroom core with each floor dedicated

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Integrated Tops Off Dealership

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Rockland, MA – Integrated Builders has topped off its Prime Hyundai dealership project at 1022 Hingham St. in Rockland. The new 30,000sf facility is being constructed on behalf of Westwood-based Prime Motor Group. The Integrated Builders team is pro-

viding construction management services while working alongside architects The Curtis Architectural Group, structural engineers Flood Consulting, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing firm Environmental Design Engineering, Inc. Integrated Builders kicked-off the ground-up construction project with the demolition of the existing Blue Cross Blue Shield facility. The new, single-story Prime Hyundai dealership will feature a 27,000sf, 12-foot-curtain-wall glass showroom and office space, as well as a 3,000sf storage and parts mezzanine. Additionally, the facility will boast stateof-the-art finishes and systems that are consistent with the Hyundai brand.

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Boston – The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) recently awarded its $10.3 million state-house elevator upgrades and replacement project to Colantonio Inc. The firm will upgrade the finishes, mechanical rooms, head houses, penthouses, and accessibility of 15 elevators at the Massachusetts State House. The work includes new elevator venting and cooling systems and revisions to the power distribution to individual

elevator machine rooms. Several wheelchair and materials lifts will also be repaired or installed. The project was designed by Livermore Edwards Associates. Several teams of installers will work simultaneously on separate elevator banks, taking one elevator offline at a time. The work will progress in five phases to keep at least one elevator operational at all times in each bank. August 2018 is the scheduled completion date.

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The Point at 180 Breaks Ground


Performance Center Topped Off Designed by Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels activities. The center will also include a café, circulation space, classrooms, theater support space, and an outdoor gathering space. It will also house the campus’ new central heating plant in the basement. A complex renovation to the existing Walter Jones Library is included in the scope of the project, which will add a learning and resource center and an

(l-r) Jenna Gerstlauer, SoundMark Partners; Patrick Keefe, First Niagra, Michael Liu, of the Architectural Team; Rebecca Mattson, Sagebrook Development; Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, Malden City Councilor Neal Anderson; Debbie Burke of MRA; Ben Raymond, Candlewood Paraatner; Jim DiGiorno, Rubicon; and Brian Barringer, Whitewood Ventures

Malden, MA, …The Point at 180, an upscale 86-unit apartment property, kicked off construction with a groundbreaking ceremony on site at 180 Eastern Avenue in Malden Center recently. The groundbreaking was attended by the Mayor of Malden, City Councilors, other local officials, as well as Rebecca Mattson, principal of Sagebrook Development LLC, the developer of The Point at 180, Christina Whitting, Broker/ Owners and Fredrick Massa, Broker/ Owner of Doubleclick Rental Properties, LLC of Medford, property manager and exclusive leasing agency for the project. The Point at 180 project will be built on a 14,000sf open site at 180 Eastern

Avenue, walkable to the MBTA’s Malden Center station. Eighty-six one- and twobedroom units, ranging in size from 650 to 1200sf, will begin at $1900 per month. Amenities will include fitness and club rooms, an extensive private landscaped patio with gas firepits and grills, indoor parking, and a private resident bike room along the Bike to the Sea, which is a recently converted bike path located immediately adjacent to The Point at 180. Completion of the project is slated for May 2017. The contractor is Rubicon Builders, and The Point at 180 is designed by The Architectural Team of Chelsea.

Ron Simoneau addresses the Moses Brown community at the topping-off ceremony.

Providence, RI – Members of the Moses Brown School community joined together with the Shawmut Design and Construction project team for a toppingoff ceremony held on March 2. The final beams were placed on the new 36,000sf Woodman Family Community and Performance Center, which is connected to the Walter Jones Library at the center of Moses Brown’s 33-acre campus located in Providence. Designed by Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects, the multi-use facility will feature a main hall capable of holding 540 people for musical theater performances, exhibitions, workshops, and many other school and community

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Multi-Residential Common Spaces:

A Common Sense Investment for Multi-Unit Housing Developments

by John Day

There are very few real estate professionals who would deny that Boston’s multi-unit housing market is booming. This growth in the downtown market is being driven by shifting demographics — an urban/ suburban housing swap motivated by downsizing baby boomers and younger, workforce-aged millennials looking for city conveniences. Accelerating demand creates competition; developers, owners, and property managers savvy enough to recognize and incorporate the features and amenities that residents desire will put them ahead of the curve. Whether new buildings or renovations, our clients are all facing the same challenge —

maximizing the cost vs. impact equation to capture market demand. Common spaces, as opposed to individual units, are where this dynamic is most apparent. Incorporating a property’s brand, the public-facing lobby and private amenity areas drive reputation and marketability. Gone are the days of meeting the basics; a lobby, mail room, and storage. Today’s residents are looking for group entertaining areas, roof decks, gyms and yoga studios, work spaces, cafÊs, pools, club rooms, bicycle storage, and car-sharing parking. These spaces attract new residents, increase resident morale, improve property values, and can cement ties to the community depending on the amount of public access. Upfront expenditures or investing in refreshing these spaces adds significant value and can be done with an eye towards cost savings and improving building efficiency. Not only do residents demand amenities, they are looking for spaces that make a visual statement. My strategy for designing common space interiors in



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and time-honored looks, resulting in a cost-savings over the life of the building. Also paramount is the residents’ sense of home; these buildings are, in fact, vertical neighborhoods and need to incorporate both individual and continued to page 39

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Overlook Ridge Begins New Phase

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Malden, MA – The next phase of construction at Overlook Ridge, The Chase II, a multifamily housing development in Malden, has begun for Roseland Property Company, a division of Mack-Cali. Erland Construction was retained, after completing The Chase in late 2014. The project architect on this new phase is Minno Wasko, Architects and Planners. The Chase II is composed of two fourand five-story wood-frame buildings:

Building 2B, a 194,000sf building with 173 rental apartment units; Building 3D, with 123,000sf of space and 119 apartment units; and three sets of individual bay parking garages. The mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom units features stainless steel appliances and stone countertops. Resident amenities include a fitness center; club, conference, screening, and yoga rooms; children’s play area; and outdoor pool and entertaining area.

CTA Enters Phase 2 Putnam Rehab Cambridge, MA – CTA Construction Co. Inc., based in Waltham, has started Phase 2 of the $22 million revitalization of the Putnam Garden Apartments complex for the Cambridge Housing Authority. The project includes renovations to 122 apartments, improvements to common areas, and upgrades to building systems. The first phase of the project recently completed, and residents returned to renovated apartments, including kitchens and bathrooms with new finishes and

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fixtures, and improvements to insulation, painting, baseboard heating, fire alarms, electrical systems, sprinklers, floors, wallboard ceilings and soffits, and renovation and ADA upgrades of common stairwells. In addition, repairs were made to the doors, frames and windows. “The renovations to the individual apartments provide needed repairs and improvements, and the upgrades in overall building systems, including plumbing and heating, will benefit all the residents

at Putnam Gardens. CTA Construction is grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Cambridge Housing Authority and Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc. Architects in undertaking this important project on behalf of its residents,” said Paul DuRoss, project executive for CTA. In addition to work inside the units, the project includes installation of a new sprinkler system throughout the threebuilding complex, the replacement of the entire plumbing system for the complex including new water lines connecting to the city water mains, a new boiler plant, site upgrades, and the construction of four waste management sheds. The project also includes repairs to the roof to extend the manufacturer’s warranty.

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Boston – MassDevelopment has issued a $30.8 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Jefferson Park Apartments LLC, which is using bond proceeds to demolish and reconstruct Jefferson Park, a 108-unit, 100% affordable multifamily housing facility in six Cambridge buildings. As the result of its master study, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) ruled the site’s conditions obsolete, calling for demolition of the buildings.

Rebuilding will create 104 units: 32 one-bedroom, 53 two-bedroom, and 19 three-bedroom units. Other improvements will include private entrances for each of the units, along with maintaining private outdoor spaces and landscape designs. Bank of America is the project’s bond purchaser, and MassDevelopment also assisted DHCD with the approval of federal low-income housing tax credits that will provide approximately $25.1 million in equity.

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Fitchburg, MA – Colantonio Inc. is deep into its gut renovation of the historic Nockege River Mill building for the 96unit Fitchburg Yarn Lofts. The project was designed by The Architectural Team. The 100-year-old former home of the Fitchburg Yarn Company sits on 7.5 acres on the banks of the Nashua River. Its 182,500sf of space span three massive floors and will feature 57 market-rate units, 39 affordable units, community space, and many exposed brick walls. The building boasts more than 280 8-ft. x 10ft. windows to provide each unit with expansive views and plenty of natural light. Given that the original design allowed river water to flow through the mill’s partial earthen basement, Colantonio’s crew must remove the first floor and rebuild it with concrete slab at least two feet above the 100-year floodplain. Other

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restoration work includes repointing and repairing the exterior brick envelope and chimney stack and structural reinforcement to the roof. “Transforming this landmark building to make it suitable for quality housing is not an easy task, and we are staying on time and on budget,” said Adam Stein, senior vice president for owner WinnDevelopment. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2017.

April 2016


Senior/Assisted Living Construction to Begin on Cornerstone at Hampton

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Hampton, NH – TFMoran and its Portsmouth division, MSC, provided civil/site and structural engineering, permitting, land surveying, and landscape architectural services for the construction of Cornerstone at Hampton , a new woodframed assisted living facility for seniors

located on Liberty Lane (N.H. Route 27) and N.H. Route 101. The building includes a single-story 35,000sf Alzheimer’s wing and a threestory, 75,000sf assisted living wing, totaling approximately 107 resident units and 130 bedrooms. The Compass

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daily living. The common spaces include dining rooms, a library, exercise room, salon, and a home theater. The project architect is Udelsman Associates of Hollis. TFM Landscape Architects designed multiple exterior and interior courtyards and gardens, each having unique site elements such as pergolas, gazebos, water features, benches, and meandering paths for different levels of residents’ care.

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Newton, MA – Construction management firm Colantonio Inc. is planning a complex renovation of the entire 199-unit Golda Meir House in Newton while it remains in full operation. Owned and managed by the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE), Golda Meir House is a nonsectarian, independent living community. The building’s two sections were built in 1978 and 1993, housing 124 and 75 units, respectively, with common areas on the ground floor. Each unit will get new kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, and finishes. New energy-efficient heating/cooling systems will be installed along with new energy-rated exterior windows. Twenty-two of the units will become fully accessible along with five units for the hearing impaired. Bechtel Frank Ericson Architects reconfigured the ground floor common

areas — lobby, kitchen and dining areas, library, mail room, exercise room, and salon — to maximize the efficient use of space, flow, and natural light. Building Engineering Resources, Inc. is designing the upgrades to the HVAC, fire suppression, plumbing, fire alarm, and electrical systems for the entire building. Colantonio’s project team has brainstormed a plan to sequence the unit improvements and perform the work with minimal disruption to the lives of the Golda Meir House residents and to the facility’s operations. “Our approach will maximize the use of time and resources,” said preconstruction manager Chris Powers. “The goal is to touch each unit and common area as few times as possible. We want residents to get back to their normal lives as soon as they can.” Construction work is expected to start summer of 2016.

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MED|Ed Facilities Boston The Healthcare and Educational Facilities Design and Construction Event for New England, MED|Ed Facilities Boston features a two day conference program developed by Conference Director Michelle Roberts, CSI, will focus on topics that feature real-world, solutions-based case studies and / or management discussions. Michelle Roberts is the founder and cochair of the Boston Society of Architects Architecture & Real Estate Roundtable & Building Systems Committees and is the 2014 - 2016 President of the Michelle Roberts Construction Specification Institute, Boston Chapter. She is a member of BIMA (Boston Interactive Media Association) which represents the single most complete point of programming, access, and networking for all things digital media. Michelle also serves on the Board of Directors for the Home Innovation Research Labs formerly the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Research Center. As a media sponsor, High-Profile Monthly will join the exhibit hall (booth 32) featuring an integrated display of the

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Cutler Finishes Christopher Heights

April 2016

All American Nears Completion

Northampton, MA – The new 83-unit assisted living community known as Christopher Heights of Northampton recently celebrated a grand opening for residents, project partners, investors, and supporters. The $10.1 million facility, developed utilizing an award of low income housing Rendering of All American Londonderry Living room

This new community is transforming a 126-acre site into a variety of office, R&D, retail, light-industrial, and diverse residential uses. Included in the Village Hill community plans is an array of open space and recreation areas for enhanced living. Parlor

tax credits, includes 43 units set aside for low-income individuals. Built by Cutler Associates, designed by SMOOK Architecture and Urban Design, with interiors by Currier & Associates, the residence provides safe, affordable housing for seniors seeking an active community with a high quality of life. It is the newest addition to an ongoing redevelopment of a former state hospital site into a master planned, mixed-use community called Village Hill.

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The facility is the fifth Christopher Heights assisted living project built by Cutler Associates.

Londonderry, NH – Dellbrook | JK Scanlan announced that it is nearing completion of All American Assisted Living at Londonderry, a new 58,000sf building containing 58 apartments designed for residents aged 55 and older. Hired in 2015 by Kaplan Development Group, LLC, which operates 15 senior living centers in seven states, Dellbrook | JK Scanlan kicked off the project in July 2015 and has now moved into the finish stage in certain areas of the community. This includes installing exterior siding and landscaping on the exterior and installing flooring and finishes in the first set of units. “This new community takes a very compassionate approach,” explains Baker. “The vast majority of the units include two bedrooms and are designed to allow couples to remain together should one spouse eventually require more extensive medical attention,” said Andrew Baker,

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project executive at Dellbrook | JK Scanlan. Built with a light-gauge metal framing system, All American is designed in traditional New England style and offers residents a range of amenities, including an onsite restaurant, a beauty salon, computer center, an arts and crafts room, and more. It is expected to reach its target completion date of late May, with the first residents moving in at the beginning of June.

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Callahan Finishes Two Senior Living Projects and Begins Five More Bridgewater, MA – Over the years, Callahan Construction Managers has built its reputation as a quality builder in the senior housing market, working with clients such as LCB Senior Living, Benchmark Senior Living, The Northbridge Companies, and Wingate.


ost recently Callahan celebrated the grand opening of The Residence at Valley Farms, located in Ashland, Mass. Owned by LCB Senior Living and designed by The Architectural Team, the project includes 80 units with a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom floor plans, as well as a Reflections Memory Care wing for residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other memory impairments. The Residence also includes a variety of common areas: living rooms, library, computer room, private dining, entertainment, recreation, and cafés. In addition to The Residence at Valley Farms, Callahan recently completed Laurelwood at The Pinehills, a new three-story, 88,322sf senior living community in Plymouth, Mass. The building, owned by the Northbridge Companies and designed

by The Architectural Team, includes a traditional New England gambrel roof and warm Cape Cod design and has a combination of studio, one-, and two-bedroom assisted living and independent living apartments. A 29-apartment memory care wing was incorporated into the design for residents with memory impairments or Alzheimer’s disease. Presently, Callahan is in the process of completing five more senior housing developments. The projects include Wingate at Needham Phase 3, Benchmark at Woburn and Norwood, and two more projects with LCB Senior Living, The Residence at Vinnin Square in Swampscott, Mass., and Melrose Station in Melrose, Mass., which both recently broke ground. Vinnin Square is a 76,000sf, 84-unit senior living complex that will include a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom

apartments, and will feature a Reflections Memory Care wing. Melrose Station is a 86,885sf, five-story senior living complex. The complex will include 90 assisted living units, a self-contained Reflections Memory Care wing located on the second floor, and common spaces. Wingate at Needham – Phase 3 is an addition to Wingate Phase 2. The addition consists of a three-story steel and wood-frame building that includes an 8,000sf basement. The footprint of the addition is 23,634sf with 81,494sf of gross living space and will host 52 assisted living units. Benchmark Woburn is an 87unit structural steel building that is based on a prototypical design that Benchmark Senior Living has adopted for its properties. The building consists of 20 Memory Care units which provide a variety of services for those with Alzheimer’s and other illnesses that cause memory impairment. The remaining 67 units are Assisted Living units which contain individual bathrooms, kitchenettes and living spaces. There are a number of amenities within the building that provide residents with

options for daily living. Benchmark Norwood is a new three-story, structural steel building with a roof comprised of LGMF trusses. The 79,300sf structure provides for a 90-unit senior living facility with 21 memory care units and 69 assisted living units throughout. There are 35 studio units, 30 one-bedroom units, and 25 2-bedroom units. At completion of the project, the facility will include a commercial kitchen, dining area, and bistro, library, day spa, onsite dentist office, common area living rooms, exercise rooms, computer room, arts/craft room, beauty salon, commercial laundry, landscaped grounds, courtyard, walking path, and a pergola. With each assisted living project more successful than the last, Callahan has been able to sustain trusted partnerships with clients and garner repeat business. “With our deep experience in the senior living market, we continue to add value on each project through lessons learned and preconstruction services,” said Patrick Callahan, president at Callahan Construction Managers.

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Florence Electric Sr. Living Completions Canton, MA – Florence Electric recently provided electrical contracting services for several senior living projects for Brightview Senior Living, in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Most recently, the innovative three-story hub for senior living at 162 Canaan Avenue Norwalk Conn. was built. Florence Electric worked with PROCON of Manchester NH as architect and construction manager for the $16 million project. The building was constructed on a hill with portions of first level below grade, the design build project included a full commercial kitchen and serveries. Florence provided the interface of many low voltage systems – fire alarms, nurse call, speakers, and security. They also installed multi conductor homerun cables to each unit and distributed branch circuits. The custom light fixtures in corridors were also provided by Florence. 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

Exterior of Brightview Norwalk / image courtesy of Procon

throughout the 70,000sf building, such as recessed columns, gable and shed dormers, and a dramatic porte cochère at the main entrance. Last year Florence worked with General Contractor Berks Ridge

Company Enterprises, Inc., NJ, and JSA, Inc., NH, to complete 140,000sf or 125 senior living units in New Jersey. Working with PROCON inc. and its architectural arm PCIA, Florence completed an additional 71,500sf in New

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Corporate Maugel Architects Designs Interior Tenant Fit-Out for Somos

Westford, MA – Maugel Architects has completed the corporate interior tenant fit-out of the northeast location for Somos, Inc. Somos, formerly known as SMS/800, Inc., is the registry administrator for more than 40 million toll-free numbers in the U.S. and Canada. The new 10,000sf office space juxtaposes the natural warm setting of the suburban location with an urban

style all-glass corporate office design and cool-toned interior finishes. Wood ceilings were used in the reception and gathering areas to pay tribute to the natural surroundings. The gathering area and adjacent pantry provide space to host companywide meetings and features a custom-designed 12-foot farm table made of reclaimed wood from the 1600s. The corporate space houses eight offices, a large open collaboration space,

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Timberline to Complete Tenant Fit-Out for Clarks Headquarters Designed by Stantec Waltham, MA – Clarks Americas, Inc., a global footwear and everyday shoe retailer, is relocating its American headquarters from Newton to 60 Tower Road in Waltham. Timberline Construction was recently awarded the tenant fit-out contract for the new headquarters location, which will be built within a newly renovated three-story core and shell structure, and includes a fourstory atrium lobby, a parking garage on the first floor, and a 3,500sf roof deck. The headquarters project, designed by Stantec with RDK Engineers and managed by Cushman & Wakefield, includes 120,000sf of office space and approximately 5,000sf of storage. The new space also features open and private offices, conference rooms, a large café, an 800sf data center, four large industrial-sized skylights, a model workshop, a photo studio, account showrooms, and a fitness center. This project requires extensive coordination among stakeholders, as the construction of the base building will be ongoing when the fit-out project is scheduled to begin. The project is expected to be complete in fall 2016.

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J.M. Electrical Completes PwC HQ Boston – J.M. Electrical Company, Inc., professionals in advanced automated building system installations and headquartered in Lynnfield, has completed another successful project in Boston’s Seaport District, marking a significant milestone for the company in the Hub’s newest area development. J.M. Electrical completed project operations at the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) headquarters, that included the installation of the facility’s building automation and heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and cooling (HVAC) system for the 18-story building. “There has been significant development in the Seaport District over the past decade, and we are happy that we’ve been able to make noteworthy contributions to this area of the city,” said Paul Guarracino,


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Bowdoin Completes Earth Brands HQ Waltham, MA – Bowdoin Construction recently completed the 20,000sf fitout of Earth Brand’s new headquarters at 41 Seyon Street in Waltham. The new space, designed by LaFreniere Architects, includes offices with glass walls, open-office workstations, a mezzanine with glass railing system, conference rooms, server room, café, copy room, reception area, and bathrooms. Work included the installation of sliding glass doors/walls, new LED

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Jewett Begins 80th Dealership Natick, MA – Jewett Construction Company, Inc. of Raymond, N.H. has been selected by MetroWest Subaru for a major renovation of its Natick, Mass. facility. Jewett has assembled the team of Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects and Summit Engineering for the 18,590sf project, which is due to be completed in the fall. Work includes an extensive renovation of the existing dealership and the construction of a two-floor, 5,000sf addition. Renovations to the existing space include reworking the current office layout to accommodate more work areas and relocating the iconic Subaru Tower

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Design a layout that would allow for 25% productivity gains in manufacturing efficiency. Develop a manufacturing process that did not require fork-lift assistance.

THE PLAN • Relocate

– search for a building with the help of CBRE | New England and the brokerage team of Mark Reardon and Bob McGuire that would accommodate the current and future growth requirements of AIS.

Create a safe and clean work environment to improve employees’ work experience and productivity.

Establish a schedule and budget that would be committed to by all parties.

Allow AIS to stay on schedule with customer orders throughout the duration of the project.

Establish a project team — designate a senior management participant to act as the project champion and decision maker (Steve Savage, COO of AIS); designate a project manager to coordinate the various corporate departments and interested parties into a cohesive and directed team (Keith LeBlanc, manufacturing engineer, AIS).

Hire an industrial engineering consultant to assist in the development of a layout for the facility (Robert Liptrot and a team of engineers from Boston Industrial Consulting, Inc.).

Hire a design-build construction manager for the development of the architectural and engineering documentation for the project, as well as for establishing and maintaining the overall project budget and schedule (Dacon Corporation with its project team of Jeff Prince, AIA, senior project planner, and Wayne Sidle, project architect).

Establish project goals.

Establish a schedule and budget.

Review process requirements — analyze current process shortcomings and conduct future needs assessment based on projected growth and corresponding requirements.

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Provide manufacturing and distribution process solutions — Dacon conducted a total building analysis of existing conditions; architecture and engineering documentation was completed for support areas and utility support systems necessary to accommodate the manufacturing and distribution processes.

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New Home for NVCC’s Health Ctr.

Milestone Reached in Walnut Hill designLAB architects Natick, MA – Dellbrook/JK Scanlan announced that it has reached a critical milestone in its construction work for the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. The firm has substantially completed installation of the exterior skin of Studio Five, a new dance studio and black box performance center, featuring movable seating, 130to 170-person seating capacity, and a leading-edge audio/visual system. To date, the curtain wall glazing, vertical tongue and groove wood siding, and vertical slate siding have been installed, and the structure is now weathertight. The new facility, which is designed to integrate with the school’s existing Dance Center, is slated for completion in June 2016. Walnut Hill hired Dellbrook/JK Scanlan and designLAB architects in the spring of 2015, and ground was broken on April 28. In addition to minimizing disruption and ensuring student and faculty safety, the Dellbrook/JK Scanlan team also faced the extensive challenges of seamlessly relocating campus utilities along with an

NVCC health sciences lobby / rendering by Moser Pilon Nelson Architects

The curtain wall glazing, vertical tongue and groove wood siding, and vertical slate siding have been installed.

extensive earth removal procedure, as the construction project cuts into the side of a severe slope. Dellbrook/JK Scanlan previously collaborated with designLAB architects on a project for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

Waterbury, CT – Founders Hall will serve as the new home for the Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Center for Health Sciences. This $44 million project includes over 85,000sf of comprehensive renovations and additions to the former NVCC engineering building to create a new facility designed to house a variety of health sciences programs — all under one roof. The architect for the project is Moser Pilon Nelson of Wethersfield, in association with RCG Architects of Baltimore, Md. The construction manager is The Morganti Group, Inc., and the construction administrator is A/Z Corporation. The facility will feature specialized programs for nursing, emergency medical technician, diagnostic imaging, physical therapy, surgical technician, respiratory therapy, and home care, and will include

NVCC multipurpose room / rendering by Moser Pilon Nelson Architects

patient simulator labs, classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, computer labs, student study areas, a collaborative learning classroom, a lecture hall, and a multipurpose room seating over 300 people. The new building will serve nursing students from Western Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut-Waterbury campus as well as NVCC students. Construction is under way and is targeted for completion in 2017.

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Isaac Blair Shores 150 Mass. Ave. at Berklee College of Music priate shoring applications in phases. To accomplish this, and in consideration of poor soil conditions, Isaac Blair is utilizing double-needle shoring systems to support the six-story structure from the first floor. This system allows the shoring to be mounted on top of the existing foundation wall, which transfers the load directly back into the building’s foundation. This type of shoring utilizes multiple different

by Katherine Marr and Kevin Wynn Berklee College of Music is undertaking a large renovation and restoration project at 150 Massachusetts Avenue, one of Berklee’s core academic and student life buildings on the Boston campus. Since last summer, Isaac Blair & Co. has been working for general contractor Columbia Construction to install the shoring required to support the structure during renovation, which includes the removal of a single-story, ground-floor prior-addition to the building on the north side of Belvidere Street. The renovation

shoring techniques including Shore-X and timber shoring. Isaac Blair is expected to be onsite through late spring/early summer. The project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016. Katherine Marr is the communications coordinator for the Marr Companies of South Boston. Kevin Wynn is general superintendent at Isaac Blair Co. in Boston.

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Isaac Blair installed exterior double-needle shoring on ground level at 150 Massachusetts Avenue

Timber shoring holds pieces of steel in place temporarily while surrounding walls are taken out

is designed to open up valuable sidewalk space for pedestrian traffic, enhance accessibility to and from the neighboring Saint Cecilia Church, and also enable a redesign of the façade to more closely resemble the appearance of the former

Sherry-Biltmore Hotel. The shoring provided by Isaac Blair is allowing for the dismantling of brick piers and columns along Mass Ave. and the entire Belvidere Street side of the building. Since the 1950s, the structure has undergone multiple renovations, and with each one, additional layers of steel were added to the existing steel framing. These layers of steel have added a challenge to the project as each layer has to be dismantled in the order it was installed. As a result, Isaac Blair is installing the appro-

William James College

Newton, MA – MassDevelopment has issued an $18.4 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of William James College, formerly the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. The Newton college is using bond proceeds to buy and renovate a building it currently

leases, along with refinancing a previous MassDevelopment bond and capital lease. Founded in 1974, the college offers graduate degrees and certificates in clinical, school, forensic, counseling, and organizational psychology, as well as executive coaching.

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Acushnet, MA – Nauset Construction is overseeing the finishing touches to the recently completed ground up construction of the new $5.7 million police station for the town of Acushnet. Designed by Kaestle Boos Associates, the 11,000sf structure replaces the former police station that shared space with the school department and board of health at the historic Parting Ways Building, built in 1877. The new facility includes separate adult and juvenile detention cells, secure booking and processing areas, administrative offices, interview rooms, a dispatch center with bullet-proof glass and walls, locker rooms, and a community/ training/Emergency Operations Center room. The facility also features a


garage for vehicles that are evidence in investigations and a sally port that allows for the safe delivery and receipt of detainees. Sitework included upgrades to the underground stormwater retention, as well as new sewer, water, and gas connections to the street. Project challenges included maintaining a shared entranceway throughout construction with an emergency medical services facility, necessitating continuous planning and coordination to ensure that emergency vehicles and personnel were not impacted during the construction process. Another challenge involved onsite wetland protection that required Nauset to work in conjunction with the local conservation committee to preserve the area.

Jones Library in Amherst, Mass.

Amherst, MA – Finegold Alexander Architects has been awarded the design study contract for the proposed renovation and addition for the Jones Library on Amity Street in Amherst. The project may expand to upwards of 60,000sf to 80,000sf and include a modernized library with small, quiet study rooms, a computer training lab, a youth activities room, a café-like space, a sales area for library mementos and the Friends’ Book Sale, self-serve holds, and an automated materials handling system. The library will also feature a special collectionsMcSal_ad_highProfile_qtr_FA.pdf area including works by 1 Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson that

will draw people from all over the world. Project cost is expected to be up to $40 million, with a large portion paid by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and and through fundraising in the community. Library officials plan to maintain or recreate the Kinsey Memorial Garden to strengthen connections to the adjacent Amherst History Museum, also known as Strong House. The library was established in 1919 through a trust from local Amherst lumberman Samuel Minot Jones and was originally by Allan Cox of the 3/29/16 4:11 designed PM Putnam & Cox architecture firm in 1928.

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administrative offices, museum, 45,000sf indoor parking garage, automotive service/maintenance facility, and warehouse. Both the site and building will undergo $16 million in renovations, including new site entrance and guardshack, new roadways, storm drainage improvements, building facade upgrade, and addition of numerous new windows and skylights. Energy initiatives include a major solar panel array, and all new LED lighting.


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Retail/Hospitality What’s New at Fenway Park?

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Boston – New for the 2016 opening season, AHA Consulting Engineers, along with D’Agostino Izzo Quirk (D’AIQ) Architects and Gilbane, worked to create 222 more seats in Fenway Park’s rightfield pavilion seating area, located to the right of the Cumberland sign and below a stadium light fixture. AHA provided plumbing and electrical engineering design for this additional seating area. For the 2015 season, AHA, D’AIQ Architects, and Gilbane Building Company added a 36-person suite, known as the Infiniti Suite. This suite is fully furnished, has a kitchenette, bathroom, and indoor/outdoor seating areas. AHA provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire alarms for this addition. Also created in 2015 and just outside the Infiniti Suite is Fenway Farms, a roof-top garden, started by Linda Henry, Red Sox Team owner, John Henry’s wife. Although relatively small in size, this garden produces lettuce, tomatoes, kale, broccoli, carrots, peppers, beans, cucumbers, eggplant, radishes, and herbs which are used in the concession areas within Fenway Park and the restaurant in the EMC Club. Recover Green Roofs from Somerville installed the planters and irrigation system, and Green City Growers, also of Somerville, planted and continue to maintain this roof-top garden. What else has changed at Fenway Park since the major, 10-year, $285 million renovations and restorations period ended in 2011? The short answer

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is, “a lot.” Keeping America’s favorite ballpark in pristine condition and able to accommodate growing numbers of fans and spectators every year is no small task. AHA Consulting Engineers has been assisting on the Fenway Park renovations and expansions since 2009. Some of these post-major-renovation projects include adding the Royal Rooters visitors’ clubhouse and restrooms, right-field roof and monster corner expansions, first-base deck concessions, third-base deck bar and concession area, media and press level renovations, and visitor and home team locker rooms.

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Campus Center Begins at Harvard University Cambridge MA – Construction recently began on the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center for Harvard University. The new center will be located at the heart of the university campus, within the former Holyoke Center, designed by Josep Lluis Sert in the 1960s. The project is part of a wider ongoing university “Common Spaces” initiative designed to ensure its physical spaces foster the campus’s intellectual, cultural, and social experience. Hopkins Architects was appointed to the project following an international competitive selection process. The practice is partnering with a U.S. team that includes Bruner Cott of Cambridge, who recently completed the renaissance of Sert’s Boston University School of Law complex as executive architects; along with Arup, Faithful+Gould, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. The rejuvenated building will include an indoor multi-purpose gathering space for the whole university community and will also contain spaces for exhibitions, retail, food services, performances, study and events, as well as providing welcome and orientation for visitors and the public. It will also include enhanced outdoor public spaces with new gardens and landscaping and revamped plazas and seating areas.

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Glastonbury, CT – Sea Tea Improv and The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) recently held a groundbreaking to mark the end of design and beginning of construction on Sea Tea’s new 3,800sf comedy theater. After having entertained Hartford audiences in various venues, the comedy troupe was ready for a theater of its own. In May, Sea Tea completed a kickstarter campaign to raise money to build the theater in downtown Hartford. Their goal was $35,000, but they ultimately raised over $60,000. Impressed by SLAM’s entertainment portfolio, Sea Tea selected SLAM to help design and implement its vision. SLAM provided planning/programming, design, and documentation, and is currently

administering construction. Michael Galvin of Heartwood Home Renovations is the construction manager on the project, which is expected to be complete by the summer of 2016. Located in the basement of 15 Asylum St. in Hartford, the newly renovated black box Sea Tea Comedy Theater will feature seating for 80 spectators (including ADA-compliant seating); a ticket window and refreshment area; new restrooms; a greenroom; audio/visual, acoustics, and lighting upgrades; and all new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Challenges on the project included tight column spacing, which called for a creative layout to prevent sightline problems, and the location of new ductwork based on limited ceiling headroom and existing utilities.

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KBE Completes Jordan’s Furniture Renovation to navigate around the printing press support structure where the “World’s Largest Indoor Adventure Ropes Course,” designed by Ropes Courses, Inc., would eventually reside. The 60-foot wide, five-story high printing press support structure was “essentially a building inside of a building, complete with its own foundations, structural steel, and masonry walls,” said Moore. KBE had to remove the large, structural steel frame, in accordance with OSHA regulations, to proceed with the rest of the construction.

Eager locals await the grand opening of Jordan’s Furniture / photo by Chris Lawhorn

New Haven, CT – KBE Building Corp. recently completed the construction of Jordan’s Furniture, with an innovative entertainment package. KBE served as construction-manager-at-risk for the $17 million renovation, which began construction in April 2015 and opened to the public in December 2015. Access Construction is the owner’s representative. The 193,000sf project, designed by architect BL Companies, consisted of a complete gut and renovation of an existing building, (two stories and mezzanines), formerly the home of the New Haven Register.

KBE and BL Companies transformed the previous newspaper headquarters into the furniture-entertainment hybrid, while also preserving the essence of the iconic building that had established itself as a New Haven staple. Although the New Haven Register sign is no more, passersby will feel the same impact when gazing upon the new 68-foot tall Jordan’s Furniture sign, which features 315 individual aluminum chairs. The building also housed unique structural aspects that posed many challenges for KBE project manager Adam Moore and his team. KBE had

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Interior at Jordan’s Furniture New Haven / Paul Burk Photography

KBE coordinated closely with BL Companies and Ropes Courses, Inc. to create the “World’s Largest Indoor Adventure Ropes Course” as the construction of the rest of the building was in progress. KBE Superintendent

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Boston – Hobbs Brook Management LLC announced that its repositioned and renovated office building at 610 Lincoln Street North in Waltham has been certified LEED Gold by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Designed by Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) and located within the Hobbs Brook Office Park, 610 Lincoln

Street North features flexible floor plans, on-site dining, multiple amenities, and access to the Forefront Conference Center. The project team also includes general contractor Columbia Construction Company; landscape architect Studio 2112; MEP engineer AHA Consulting Engineers; structural engineer Souza True & Partners; civil engineer H.W.

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MPA redesigned the main entrance with a new two-story glass vestibule. An additional 6,000sf of office space was gained by lowering the building grade and moving mechanical equipment to the roof. The sustainable upgrade of 610 Lincoln Street North includes new HVAC systems, windows, electrical systems, and fireproofing.


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J.M. Electrical Finishes PV Installation MassCEC Announces $250K for Early-Stage Clean Energy Companies Boston – Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) interim CEO Stephen Pike announced $250,000 in funding for five early-stage clean energy companies. Under MassCEC’s new AccelerateMass program, the funds will help new graduates of business accelerator programs develop technologies and business plans and attract additional sources of funding. The following companies will receive $50,000 each:

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Charlestown, MA – J.M. Electrical Company announced that it has completed a 476 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system installation that will power the Massachusetts General Hospital research and parking facility located in Charlestown. The rooftop PV system was designed by 621 Energy and is expected to generate 568,000 kW hours in its first year of production. This project consists of 1,487 solar panels and 17 solar inverters that will help save the hospital approximately $95,000 annually. In addition to the solar system installation, 621 Energy and J.M. Electrical technicians mounted the solar PV system on the roof using a cutting-

edge racking system to account for high winds and building height. J.M. Electrical staff oversaw all day-to-day operations throughout the three-month project schedule to ensure that it was completed on time and on budget. “We were excited to provide a leading hospital in the region with a smarter energy system to support the needs of the facility, and we hope to continue our relationship with them well into the future,” said Bob Clarke, president at 621 Energy. “In addition, J.M. Electrical has a strong track record and reputation in the region, and we appreciated working with a respected company to ensure the project’s successful completion.”

• Blackburn Energy of Amesbury is developing a power unit that produces electricity from a truck’s driveline, which can provide heat and air conditioning for sleeper cabs and can eliminate overnight engine idling.

platform to accelerate capital flow to other underserved clean energy projects. • Tank Utility of Boston is developing technology that unifies propane tank monitoring hardware with operational software to remotely measure the actual fill level of consumers’ propane tanks.

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• Tessolar of Cambridge is developing a solar panel manufacturing process that allows for the economical use of high-performance materials and lean, low-cost, fully automated assembly, potentially saving up to 30% of the capital expense to install a solar electric system and reducing the lifetime cost of solar-generated electricity by 35%.

• PSM Clean Energy of Cambridge is developing an online platform that enables accredited investors to make direct impact investments in local commercial solar projects. PSM intends to use its user base, standards, and

“By supporting these companies after they graduate from accelerator programs, we’re addressing a persistent funding challenge for them while increasing opportunities for job creation and innovation in this thriving sector,” said Pike.


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for healthy infusion patients only and the larger main waiting area containing a child-friendly space. A wall of glass separates the waiting area from the clinical spaces, providing patients with a glimpse of activity. The interior finishes were chosen to give the waiting area a living room quality. Unique and not available at the other four ReadyMED sites, the PLUS at this location represents a new concept for ReadyMED: the addition of an infusion suite for a variety of needs, from hydration to antibiotics, and expanded diagnostic imaging services including CT scan, X-ray, and ultrasound. The facility will also become the new home of Reliant’s Adult and Pediatric Urgent Care services.

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Dimock Center Renovates Facility


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Roxbury, MA – A contract for preconstruction and construction services for the The Dimock Center was recently awarded to Timberline Construction of Canton. The Dimock Center will break ground in late spring on a renovation project to restore its aging detoxification facility and strengthen its comprehensive substance abuse services. The Roxbury-based community health center houses one of only two inpatient detox facilities in Boston and one of 29 in the state, offering substance use treatment for men and women throughout the commonwealth. The renovation will increase its inpatient acute treatment beds from 30 to 40, reaching an additional 1,000 people annually, for a total of 4,000 patients

served each year. The new detox facility will be designed by Platt Anderson Freeman Architects. The interior renovations will create new program areas, including residential double occupancy units, a permanent increase to 40 inpatient beds, open nurses’ stations, integrated case management offices, multipurpose community rooms, integrated security, and an outpatient treatment area. Scope of work for the project includes major renovations and repairs to the structural floor system, mechanical systems, sprinkler and fire alarm systems, as well as repairs to the historic building envelope. The project will serve to attract and retain expert treatment providers and will stand as a leading example for future treatment facilities.

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Springfield, MA – Mercy Medical Center recently opened the state-of-the-art Sister Caritas Cancer Center that consolidated outpatient cancer care programs into one collaborative space. MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health designed the $15 million, 26,000sf renovation and expansion which improves the patient experience by increasing privacy and creating a calm, nurturing environment. The new Medical Oncology Treatment space includes 32 spacious infusion bays and two private infusion rooms featuring personal televisions and accommodations for supporting family members or friends. The Medical Oncology Clinic provides 12 calming exam rooms designed

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Mixed Use Harrison/Albany Project Proposed for Boston Neighborhood

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Boston – Leggat McCall Properties, along with its joint venture partner MultiEmployer Property Trust (MEPT), filed an expanded Project Notification Form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for 3.1 acres of land in the South End. The site was purchased from the Boston Medical Center in late 2014.

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Watertown, MA – Elan Union Market, designed by The Architectural Team, Inc., of Chelsea, is a new mixed-use, multifamily development composed of 282 units and more than 10,000sf of retail space, creating a new retail hub in the heart of Watertown. The development serves as a new design and guideline standard for

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group needs. When refreshing common areas in an existing multi-unit building, most of the considerations are the same as with new construction, save for a thorough assessment of existing conditions to determine any reuse opportunities. Atelier 505 is a great example of high return on a well-planned and costeffective investment. As a touchstone for design and luxury living in Boston’s South End, the condo board recognized the need to update the common areas. LDa was engaged to refresh, enliven, and

usher in the next phase of design in the building’s main lobby, residence halls, and gym. Timeless materials such as bronze, silver travertine, leather, and wood, as well as new European and custom light fixtures, contemporary art, and high-style furniture was selected to ensure that the new decor would be distinctively South End. Blending contemporary elements with the rich architectural backdrop of the building, LDa has created a singular space for the residents woven into the existing architecture that will last for years to come.

New Boston Ventures is currently developing The Boulevard, a new residential condominium development at 110 Broad Street along Downtown Boston’s Greenway. Collaborating with Finegold Alexander Architects and Campion and Company, LDa is designing the interiors for the common spaces and individual units. Recognizing the sophisticated tastes of its potential residents, common areas and amenity spaces include a grand lobby entrance, concierge desk, fitness center, shared mezzanine entertaining space with a catering kitchen, and a ground floor café

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original LEED conference. Davis said, “Things have changed since then, architects have really drunk the Kool Aid now, it used to be that sustainability in design consulting was a special expertise and now all the architects know this.” Robert Andrews, managing director of Cambridge AHA Consulting Engineers, explained that LEED Certification has now become extremely important to the community and investors. He said LEED definitely has value because within certain target locations LEED determines whether or not you even get your project completed. In 2014, Jason Bansfield, Regional Portfolio Manager Samuels & Associates, who also participated in a panel discussion, spent 18 months developing the LEED Gold Certified Landmark Cente in 2014. Davis pointed out that the cost of LEED Gold implementation on a building that was over a million square feet was only

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Rocky Hill, CT – On March 1, Professional Women in Construction’s Connecticut Chapter recognized four women in the A/E/C industry at its annual awards ceremony. Each of the four winners — Maria A. Loitz (BVH Integrated Services, P.C.), Sarah M. Giardini (The Associated Construction Company), Alondra DeLeon (Gilbane Building Company), and Lenore Janis (PWC NY Chapter) — were honored for various accomplishments. Loitz, recognized with the Woman of Achievement Award, is highly involved in the ACE Mentor Program of CT, Connecticut Business and Industry Association, and The Construction Institute and the Society for Marketing Professional Services. Giardini is the recipient of The Rising Star Award, given to a candidate who has

less than seven years of experience in the industry, and demonstrates, through her dedication, her work, and her attitude, the capacity to attain the highest levels in her field. DeLeon received this year’s Excellence in Mentoring Award, given to a woman or man who has been a positive role model for women in the A/E/C industry, has sustained a career commitment to mentoring, and has had a positive effect on mentees. Janis was honored with the Founders Award. This award is given to a woman who has demonstrated ongoing dedication to women in the A/E/C field. Janis helped to found PWC in 1980 to advocate for women and other nontraditional populations in the construction industry.

Romeo Presented Freeman Award Lincoln, RI – BETA Group, E. Grilli, PE, with providing Inc. announced that president mentorship that helped guide and CEO, Frank Romeo, PE, his career. has been named recipient of Romeo’s tenure with the Providence Engineering BETA began in 1986 as Society’s prestigious Freeman project manager on a variety Award for 2016. The award of highway, traffic, and transis presented to individuals portation planning projects who have demonstrated throughout New England. He engineering excellence and served as the technical conadvanced the engineering sultant to the North End and profession throughout their Waterfront communities in career. Boston during construction Romeo thanked the board of the Central Artery project. Frank Romeo for its decision and credited In 2000, he earned the title BETA chairman and founder, Michael of president at BETA Group, Inc.

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ASHE presents the prestigious Vista Awards each year to “recognize the importance of teamwork in creating an optimal healthcare physical environment. The winning teams show a unity of purpose that helps their projects succeed from preplanning to implementation.” Shipp stated: “On behalf of RDK Engineers, I am extraordinarily proud of the entire design and construction team and what we were able to accomplish on this important healthcare project. I am truly grateful that all of our hard work and dedication to achieving a common goal has been recognized and honored with this award.”

COMTO Honors O’Meara Boston – Margaret O’Meara, a transportation industry [as] an vice president of WSP | Parsons inspiration to all women, parBrinckerhoff, was honored by ticularly women of color.” Her the Conference of Minority “professional achievements and Transportation Officials (COMpioneering spirit have opened caTO) with its 2016 Women Who reer paths for women across the Move the Nation award. country,” according to COMTO. COMTO is the nation’s A 30-year transportation only advocacy organization professional who has worked for minority professionals and Margaret O’Meara in both the public and private businesses in the transportation indussectors, O’Meara, who is based in Boston, try. In observance of Women’s History is client services leader for WSP | Parsons Month, the organization hosted its fifth Brinckerhoff’s Northeast Region. annual Celebrating Women Who Move Previously, she served as assistant the Nation awards breakfast on March 16 commissioner of the Mass. Highway in Washington, D.C. Dept. and as the agency’s District 3 highIn announcing the award, COMTO way director in central Massachusetts, cited O’Meara’s “status and role in the and construction manager statewide.

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SAK Environmental Adds Three Andover, MA – SAK Environmental announced the addition of James Matz, Pendra Bell, and Chhavan “Van” Nuon to assist with the ever increasing workload in the Matz environmental consulting business. James Matz Sr., project manager, professional geologist, and licensed site inspector, will be working on new business ventures as well as providing LSP and senior project management support to clients. He has more than 25 years of site assessment, remediation, permitting, and compliance experience. Pendra Bell serves as SAK’s business manager and assists with project proposals and RFPs, client coordination, marketing programs, as well as handling outreach events and public relations programs



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N.B. Kenney Adds Three Devens, MA – N.B. Kenney Co., Inc. has added Amy Pozerski as project manager, special projects; Megan Kelber as assistant project manager, large projects; and Pozersky Amee Foote as estimating/purchasing coordinator. Entering its 46th year, N.B. Kenney Co., is a union mechanical contractor and


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CoreNet Appoints Two Glastonbury, CT – Recently, the Connecticut/Westchester chapter of CoreNet Global appointed members Terri Frink, IIDA, and Derek Czenczelewski of The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) to leadership positions. Frink, a principal of SLAM and the leader of the Interior Architecture Studio, will hold a position on the Board of Directors of the CoreNet CT Westchester Chapter and on the programming committee. She has over 25 years of professional experience and is an expert in the implementation of workplace strategy, change management, and operational programming and planning. She brings a wealth of experience to each client, often working as an extension of the project team. Czenczelewski, who handles SLAM’s



corporate business development, has been appointed to the Young Leaders Committee as well. He has eight years of professional experience, spanning the sports entertainment and A/E/C industries, and is a former elected official for the city of Bristol. He leads the marketing and business development initiatives for SLAM’s Corporate, Science & Technology, Healthcare and Sports studios.

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Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture For their work on the China Pavilion Expo in Milan, Italy, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. was named winner of the 2016 Gold Engineering Excellence Award.

Susan Chu Foxlin, Kurt Rockstroh (president/CEO of SBA Boston), Teresa Wilson, and Ai Kurokawa

Boston – Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) announced three appointments in its Boston office: Teresa Wilson, AIA, LEED AP, and Ai Kurokawa, AIA, LEED AP, have been named managing directors; and Susan Chu Foxlin, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, has been named design director. Wilson has worked at SBA Boston for the majority of her 24 years of professional practice. She has served as healthcare planner for SBA as well as its strategic planning group, and as principalin-charge of healthcare projects. Kurokawa has worked at SBA Boston for over 17 years, serving as project manager, studio staffing manager, and principal. Expertise in studio staff planning and project management design has helped prepare for her new internal management role. Foxlin has worked internationally and has over 27 years in practice in the U.S. Her background allows her to design the experience by crafting a seamlessly cohesive architectural environment,

Hoffmann Architects recently welcomed two new staff members to the marketing and business development department. Stephanie Hughes-White joins Hoffmann Architects as marketing manager, providing business development support and spearheading marketing initiatives. An experienced leader in the fields of public relations, marketing, branding, and business development, Hughes-White brings over 15 years of experience in managing strategies to drive business growth. Robert G. Delagrange joins the firm as business development manager for the Connecticut office. His focus is to identify new business opportunities, foster client relationships, and coordinate



with the technical and marketing staff to develop building envelope design services packages that meet the needs of individual clients and facilities. Delagrange has more than 15 years of sales experience, the majority of which involved the architecture and engineering industry and local government agencies.

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and many of her projects have received national and regional design awards. SBA also recently announced that Kirsten Waltz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP, has been named president of U.S. Operations. Waltz assumes the responsibilities from Kurt Rockstroh, FAIA, FACHA, who continues as the firm’s global president and CEO. Waltz, with a depth of experience in architectural practice, has worked in both SBA’s Boston and London offices, and has served as the managing principal of the Enfield, Connecticut office since its inception in 2007.

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Bedford, NH – Logan Johnson, P.E., has joined Geosyntec Consultants, an international environmental and engineering consulting firm, in its Bedford office. A licensed professional engineer, she will be working with public and private clients on projects involving soil and groundwater investigation and remediation, permitting, and geotechnical engineering and design.

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SLAM CS Hires Daddona


Glastonbury, CT – S/L/A/M various capacities at Waterbury Construction Services (SLAM Construction Company where CS) recently welcomed Robert he honed his construction skills Daddona Jr. as director of busiand knowledge through handsness development. He will be on experience. Within the responsible for the leadership industry, he has previously held of the SLAM CS marketing business development positions team, developing new business with Skanska USA Building, opportunities and enhancing enFIP Construction, Inc., and Daddona gagements with existing clients. C.R. Klewin, Inc. Most recently, Daddona has 32 years of experience he was vice president and principalin the regional construction industry. The in-charge of business development at first seven years of his career were spent in Newbury Construction, LLC.

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Providence, RI – Recently, six Dimeo team members received certificates at ASHE Health Care Construction Certificate Workshop: Kosta Bitsis, LEED AP, V.P., special projects; Peter Beltz, MEP project manager; Anthony Dematteo, V.P., business development; Chris Doepper, LEED AP, sr. project manager; Mark Jaquith, project manager; and Chris Mazzulli, MEP superintendent. The HCC Workshop combines an e-learning program and a two-day seminar that offers education on critical topics in healthcare construction, including: the healthcare planning, design, and construction process; Life Safety Code compliance; construction risk assessment; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems (MEP); medical gas systems; medical technology; communication; and project expectations. Team members gained an understanding of the latest compliance issues in healthcare construction and learned what owners, staff, and patients expect of constructors working in the healthcare environment. Also, three Dimeo team members













achieved their AGC CM-BIM certification: Mark Bangs, CM-BIM, visual graphics and planning; Steve Depaola, CM-BIM, project manager; and Sharon Kastel, LEED AP, CM-BIM, project engineer The AGC Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice, legalities, and process transformation outlined in the four-unit AGC BIM Education Program. Lastly, Dimeo project engineer, David Neto, recently passed the Mass. Construction Supervisors License exam.

Timberline Promotes Bullio to SR PM Canton, MA – Timberline Brandeis University, Bentley Construction, a Canton-based University, Alexandria Real general contractor and conEstate Equities, SOPHOS, and struction management firm, Saint Joseph Preparatory High recently announced that Marc School, among many others. Bullio has been promoted from In his new position, Bullio project manager to senior projwill manage several new project manager. ects, including Timberline’s Since joining Timberline Bullio recently awarded Clarks Amerin July of 2014, he has shaped icas Headquarters tenant fit-out exceptional client relationships and has managed several successful projects for project in Waltham, Mass.

Cranston, RI – DiPrete Engineering announced the promotions of eight professionals: Molly Titus, Brandon Carr, and Sheryl Guglielmo, project managers; Jennifer Sweet, billing and accounts

payable supervisor; Joe Duhamel and Matt Caulfield, project engineers; Dana Nisbet, civil engineer II; and Brian Lavey, civil engineer.

LaBonte Metro Walls Safety Dir. Manchester, NH – Mike Dion, president of Metro Walls and Exterior Designs Inc., recently announced the hiring of Nathan LaBonte as director of safety for both Metro Walls and Exterior Designs Inc. His work experience includes project manager and safety

officer for a local commercial and industrial plumbing and heating company. He went on to become a partner at Peter E. LaBonte & Sons where he managed all aspects of the company’s dayto-day operations and safety program. LaBonte

Stockman Joins TFMoran Bedford, NH – TFMoran announced that Cynthia Stockman, PE, has joined the firm as a civil engineering project manager in its Bedford office. She is a professional engineer in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Stockman’s experience includes hazard waste remediation, water supply, environmental permitting, and civil/site design. Many of her projects have involved adaptive redevelopment of industrial sites in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

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13th Annual IFMA Boston Awards of Excellence The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston 100 Northern Avenue, Boston. 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Building Innovation at the breathtaking Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston’s Innovation District. This year’s event will again kick off with the awards presentation in the beautiful Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theatre, followed by a cocktail dinner reception throughout the first floor of the museum. More information: www.ifmaboston.org

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28TH Annual Charitable Golf Tournament Stow Acres Country Club 58 Randall Road, Stow, Mass. 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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