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Uconn Storrs’ Putnam Refectory, designed by Amenta Emma Architects. An iconic wood sculpture and open stair unite the two floors of the new refectory / page 18


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GTC Helps Green LRTA Gallagher Terminal SLAM CS Completes Data Center and Receives DBIA NE Award Agostini/Bacon Completes School / Designed by Dinisco Brewster Fire Breaks Ground / Delphi Construction Maugel to Design Lynn YMCA Tanglewood Plans New Complex United Steel Acquires Black Rock Copley Wolff, the Davis Cos. and SGA Celebrate Groundbreaking

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Amenta Emma Completes Putnam Refectory at UConn..........................................18


An iconic wood sculpture and open stair unite the two floors

Publisher’s Message...................... 6 Up-Front....................................... 7 Institutions and Schools ............... 14 Trends & Hot Topics..........36, 37, 45 Green.......................................... 8 Connecticut................................ 40

Northern New England............... 44 Healthcare................................. 46 Awards...................................... 47 People....................................... 49 Calendar.................................... 50

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Publisher’s Message

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Michael Barnes Greetings to our new readers! You may have discovered HP for the first time in your mail this month if you are a member of the Society of College and University Planning.

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Lynn, MA – Maugel Architects, Inc. of Harvard recently announced that the YMCA of Metro North has selected the firm to design a new 68,000sf facility. The Lynn YMCA, located at 20 Neptune Boulevard, has been an anchor in the community for over 146 years and serves 10,000 people annually with programs that strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The facility provides healthy meals to over 500 children daily — 85% of youth engaged are from low-income families. A new modern, light-filled facility that celebrates community and fosters social interaction will be constructed on the vacant property adjacent to the existing structure. Skylights along the main spine of the building, and the abundant use of glass throughout the design, maximize natural light into the interiors, creating a welcoming environment and an overall sense of well-being.

The new facility features a Community Wing that includes a wellness clinic, an instructional kitchen, and community gathering spaces. A Youth Wing includes a child watch area, a family adventure zone, and an Early Childhood Education Center to serve 150 children daily — a near doubling of current child care capacity. Exercise venues include a stateof-the-art wellness center, gymnasium, indoor track, and aquatics center. “We are thrilled to be part of this wonderful project for the Lynn community. Having been raised on the North Shore, this project has special meaning for me,” said Mark Pelletier, senior director of architecture at Maugel Architects. ”Maugel’s mission is to enrich the lives of our clients and their communities. The Lynn YMCA provides important services to the city’s youth and families; it is a privilege to work with the YMCA of Metro North to make the Lynn YMCA one of the finest in the country.”


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Lenox, MA – The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) recently announced a major new investment in the future of Tanglewood Music Center. Plans include a new four-building complex to support the performance and rehearsal activities of the center and to serve as the home of the new Tanglewood learning institute. Opening in summer 2019, the new complex will be climate-controlled and made available for use by the Berkshire community during the off-season. Major improvements will also include renovations to the Ozawa Hall Bernstein campus, including a reconfiguration of the entranceway gate to effectively integrate the campus with the new building complex, and improved restroom and food service amenities. This $30 million building project is part of a multi-year fundraising effort to support ongoing Tanglewood building upgrades and horticultural renewal

programs, providing enhanced experiences for current and future generations of concertgoers and performing artists. William Rawn Associates, Architects, will design the new buildings. Reed Hilderbrand will serve as the landscape architect. In addition, The BSO will implement a new horticultural plan for Tanglewood’s famous 524-acre grounds, investing in both redesigning and revitalizing landscape elements, as well as uniform strategies for documenting, maintaining, preserving, and enhancing its horticultural assets.

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Carlie Biron Recognized by WIT Allston, MA – G. Greene Construction congratulates project manager Carlie Biron, who was chosen as one of 45 women recognized this year by the Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) for leadership, service, commitment, achievement, and exemplary character. Every year, Wentworth honors

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Brewster Fire Headquarters / photo by Ed Smith, Delphi Construction

Waltham, MA – Delphi Construction, Inc., together with fire department personnel, town of Brewster officials, building committee members, the owner’s project manager, and the project architect, hosted an official groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the town of Brewster’s new fire station recently. Located on Route 6A, the new $13 million, 22,000sf facility will feature five bays and allow for all of the station’s equipment to be kept under one roof. Delphi Construction project executive Tom Howes said, “We are very excited to

begin construction on this facility. I know that securing public approval and funding for this project was a long process, and I commend all involved for their persistence. I also commend CDR Maguire for their outstanding architectural design work and Pomroy Associates for their exceptional skill and professionalism as owner’s project manager. Congratulations are in order for the town, its residents, and especially the fire department, whom I know are very anxious to get into their new home.” Sitework will begin immediately, and construction will be completed by next spring.

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Woburn, MA – The Hurld-Wyman Elementary School in Woburn is scheduled to break ground. The project is expected to cost $25 million, $75,000 under the city’s estimated budget of $25.75 million. CTA Construction was selected to build the new 71,000sf school, and the project was designed by DiNisco Design Partnership. The Hurld-Wyman School will be situated on the 7.5-acre Spence Farm, which will be shared by the school and the Woburn Agricultural Commission.

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Rockland, MA –Integrated Builders has added the last steel beam to the roof of the 48,000sf office and warehouse under construction on Weymouth Street in Rockland. The Integrated team collaborated with civil engineers Grady Consulting and architects Bergmeyer Associates. The new corporate office was built from the ground up with a structural steel frame and insulated wall panels. Integrated will also add phenolic wood siding to the exterior, and it will feature a modern glass façade. The interior will boast modern art and architectural finishes such as wood

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BTGA Promotes Robbins Providence, RI – Brewster Thornton Group Architects, LLP (BTGA) recently promoted Christen Robbins, AIA, to associate level in the firm. She has been with the company for two years and is currently participating in the design of, and leading the construction management of, the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. The home consists of six neighborhoods, each with 32 resident rooms creating a noninstitutional feel for the veterans. These small-scale communities are arranged around a communal space that offers the conveniences and services of a town core. Robbins’ background in the hospitality industry gives her a strong perspective on how the building’s design affects the level of comfort of and convenience for its occupants. Robbins is licensed to practice architecture in Rhode Island, is NCARB certified and LEED accredited. She has been a member of AIA since 2006, active in the Committee on the Environment as


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Copley Wolff, the Davis Cos. and SGA Celebrate Groundbreaking Cambridge, MA – Copley Wolff Design Group, in partnership with project developer The Davis Cos. and project architect SGA, celebrated the groundbreaking of 35 Cambridge Park Drive, adjacent to MBTA’s Alewife Station in Cambridge. The existing 147,000sf building will be transformed into a 222,800sf modern and environmentally conscious Class A laboratory building with ground floor retail. The project will also include the renovation of an existing parking structure, providing 331 onsite parking spaces. The exterior components designed by Copley Wolff will feature seating and gathering spaces among a series of rain gardens and bioretention basins. Native perennial gardens and birch tree groves will be placed in sinuous, curvilinear planters that bring a contemporary edge to the space. The planters are thoughtfully positioned to coordinate with existing trees, preserving the natural elements of the site. Copley Wolff has incorporated sustainable design elements that align with the project team’s objective to create a LEED-certified building. These features include low-flow irrigation, permeable paving throughout the site, and an extensive stormwater management system comprised of a series of rain gardens and

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Institutions & Schools Building Bridges: Co-ops, Consortia, and the Collaborative Economy Editor’s note: The following are open invitations to members and potential members to the SCUP 2017 North Atlantic Regional Conference: Building Bridges: Co-ops, Consortia, and the Collaborative Economy, March 5 – 7 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Annie Newman Regional chair for the North Atlantic Region of SCUP Welcome to Worcester Polytechnic Institute! Greetings to all of you planning to attend or hoping to attend the North Atlantic SCUP annual spring conference. Even if you are not yet a member I hope that you will come to the conference so you can see firsthand the added value of membership in action. SCUP is a wonderful networking organization and a great resource for those of us charged with planning our campuses. The conference chairs and I are very excited to

bring the SCUP North Atlantic Conference to Worcester and WPI. Home to nine institutions of higher education, and more just beyond its borders, Worcester is a great example of how higher education can help cities that have struggled in the past. Worcester has transformed itself into a progressive and vibrant city with an active diverse culture, multi-billion dollar public/private investment, a robust healthcare and biotechnology industry, and nationally recognized colleges and universities. A five-time recipient of the All-American City Award, Worcester offers its residents the resources and exciting attractions of a metropolis, balanced with the more intimate, livable scale of a mid-size city. One is hard pressed to find another city of comparable size with a greater continued to page 38

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Welcome As leaders in higher education, you recognize that building relationships across your campus and community is critical to your institution’s success. Whether through strategic alliances, public-private partnerships, or crossdepartmental collaboration on your campus, a strong relationship is essential to driving positive change. SCUP’s North Atlantic Regional Conference is driving this conversation on March 5-7 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. The theme

is “Building Bridges: Co-ops, Consortia, and the Collaborative Economy.” Leaders from across higher ed will be presenting case studies, tools, and models to help you and your institution effectively address emerging issues such as: • Creating satellite or remote campuses. • Creating partnerships with like-minded or even complementary institutions. • Creating and sharing online content. • Sharing academic and nonacademic resources. • Aligning with industry partners. • Offering adult workforce education. • Creating internships and/or co-operative work opportunities for students. • Engaging with and providing economic and academic support within local communities. Your North Atlantic regional council leadership has assembled a fantastic roster of presenters and we look forward to continued to page 45

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Agostini/Bacon Completes School Designed by Dinisco

The new J. Henry Higgins Middle School

Peabody, MA – Agostini/Bacon Construction Joint Venture recently completed the new J. Henry Higgins Middle School, a $70 million, 226,000sf state-of-the-art building consisting of a new 500-seat auditorium, a 500-seat cafeteria, gymnasium, classrooms, and administrative spaces. The project was designed by Dinisco Design Partnership of Boston. The new school was built adjacent to the

Interior of new J. Henry Higgins Middle School

old middle school that was subsequently abated and demolished. New playing fields with additional site improvements are currently being constructed where the previous middle school was located. The project exceeds the new standards under the commonwealth of Massachusetts sustainable building codes and will achieve LEED Silver certification.

Suffolk University Moves Campus Boston – As administrators at Suffolk University worked through the process of shifting their campus from its original Beacon Hill base to Boston’s downtown area, they wanted to do more than provide a basic learning facility. Their goal was to create a flagship academic building with state-of-the-art classrooms and science labs. To project that image, designers chose architectural precast concrete panels with four textures to create a moving, three-dimensional effect across the building’s façade. The facility originally was designed prior to the Great Recession with a hightech appearance combining aluminum panels and curtain wall, explains Will Voulgaris, principal at NBBJ, the architect of record. Once the economy dropped, so did the project’s budget. “We needed a more economical solution that still met the university’s design goals,” he says. “Precast concrete’s material costs were lower, as were its construction costs.” About three-quarters of the facing consists of precast concrete panels, with the rest glass curtainwall, but the percentage varies by façade. Designers created panels with a geometric pattern of four triangles across the panel’s face, meeting with the points at the center. Each features smooth faces or reveals along with slightly varying depths. The panels average a 6-inch thickness, with the slopes adding or subtracting 1 inch to create a 2-inch difference between some. A key part of that savings came from being able to erect the project through Boston’s winter months. The panels were erected on the second shift, allowing them to use the same crane as was used during

Suffolk University / photo by NBBJ Boston

the day to move other materials. Suffolk Construction, the general contractor, handled the erection logistics. “The project is located in the middle of the city, so it was a tight, urban space,” Voulgaris says. “The erectors did a great job of coordinating the arrival of panels and the erection, so it was a smooth process.” Precast Specialties Corp., which fabricated the panels, is located only about 20 minutes away, which facilitated the logistics of deliveries. “We are really pleased with the final look; the panels give a richness to the skin that we couldn’t have accomplished any other way,” Voulgaris says. Owner: Suffolk University, Boston; designer: NBBJ, Boston; structural engineer: Lemessurier Inc., Boston; contractor: Suffolk Construction Co., Boston; precaster: Precast Specialties Corp., Abington, Mass.


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Bates College Opens New Buildings Emerson College to Expand Ann Beha Architects

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Lewiston, ME – Ann Beha Architects announced the opening of Kalperis and Chu Halls at Bates College. As master planner, architect, and interior designer, Ann Beha scaled the 93,500sf new buildings to relate to the campus and the region’s architectural and industrial traditions. Clad in locally sourced granite and brick, with textured concrete panels, the buildings establish a new quad and sustainable landscape, open to the street and neighborhood. On residential floors,

local granite and wood define common spaces with lounges, kitchens, and hearths. Corner study areas view campus and city. Located in a new campus precinct, the buildings pair collegewide and public services with daily life. The new College Store offers books, supplies, and readings and authors programs; Post & Print delivers one-stop print, copy, mail, and ever-popular packaging and shipping. Residents live above these streetscape resources.


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Boston – MassDevelopment has issued a $207.5 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Emerson College. The bond proceeds will be used to build an 18,000sf dining facility on Boylston Street and to make repairs and renovations to the Little Building residence hall at 80 Boylston Street. Renovations include repairing exteriors, replacing interior stairwells, installing a new fire safety system, and adding approximately 290 undergraduate

beds. The college is also using proceeds to buy land at 555 Washington Street under the Paramount Center complex. “The new, multipurpose student dining center and residence hall projects . . . will further enhance the student experience and create a vibrant streetscape for community members, neighbors, and the thousands who visit the Boston Common and Theatre District each year,” said Emerson vice president for administration and finance, Maureen Murphy.

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Amenta Emma Completes Putnam Refectory at UConn

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Storrs, CT – Amenta Emma recently competed renovations for the Putnam Refectory at UConn Storrs. Constructed in 1969, it is the primary dining facility for students living in the Hillside section of campus. While long overdue for an update to match the standards of other campus dining venues, the urgency to renovate and increase capacity at Putnam became critical with the planned construction of an adjacent 750-bed residence hall. UConn made a commitment to modernize the

architectural interior and MEP systems in the facility and increase capacity at Putnam from 400 seats to 700 seats on a time frame that aligned with the August 2016 opening of the residence hall. The project team included KBE Construction, general contractor; BVH Integrated Services, MEP, structural, civil engineering; Colburn & Guyette, food service consultant; Jaffee Holden, acoustic engineering; and RHD, graphic design. Creating a connection between upper and lower levels was an important

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An iconic wood sculpture and open stair unite the two floors

challenge for Amenta Emma designers. The dark lower level previously held offices, mail room, and lounge, but the space was needed to accommodate increased seating capacity. Designers desired the lower space to feel open and united with the upstairs space and for both spaces to feel equally appealing. The solution was an open stair and iconic sculptural element reinforcing the verticality of the space. At the lower level, the sculpture bottom forms a seating platform.

Wall gardens grow fresh herbs used in food prep

Raw finishes, such as polished concrete floors, exposed ceilings, whitewashed brick walls, and butcher block farm tables, complete the transformation. Old chandeliers were replaced with energy-efficient fixtures with different light levels to create appealing zones within the facility. A variety of seating environments allow diners to experience the building in different ways, either in groups or as individuals. With wireless access, endless coffee, and a meal plan that allows unlimited dining, Putnam Refectory becomes the quintessential “third place.”

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Connecticut’s Largest Preschool Dedicated PM Gilbane – CM Giordano

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New Haven, CT – The largest public preschool in the state of Connecticut was recently dedicated. The new 70,000sf building, Dr. Reginald Mayo Early Childhood School, was designed by Kenneth Boroson Architects of New Haven, as part of the city’s $1.6 billion school construction program, to accommodate 565 Pre-K and Head Start students from throughout the city. New Haven’s School Construction Program is managed by Gilbane Building Company. Giordano Construction of Branford served as construction manager. The two-story structure is equipped with a state-of-the-art security system

and contains a total of 28 classrooms, including six special needs classrooms and a multipurpose room for community use after hours. Constructed of colorful masonry and glass, the building’s L-shaped design surrounds an exterior courtyard which provides secure access to playscapes, gardens, sand boxes, and a tricycle track. Named for the former superintendent of schools, the building occupies the site of the former Helene Grant School, which required demolition due to hazardous materials and its inability to be adapted to meet current code requirements. The new early learning center was

Dr. Mayo multipurpose room

designed to LEED Silver equivalency and exceeds State of Connecticut High Performance Building Standards. Some green features include a photovoltaic system with multiple roof arrays, hydronic radiant flooring, and chilled beams. Completed on schedule and on budget, the project scope also included design and construction of the NHPS Early Childhood Annex, a 3,200sf administrative office building, on the same site.

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Three LEED Credits Worth Reading

by Heidi Jandris and Jennifer Wagner

This blog is part of a two-part series. Part 1 of this series is titled “Concrete Masonry is Sustainable” and was published in High Profile’s green issue in November 2016. In part 1 of this two-part blog series, we described concrete masonry’s sustainable attributes: its resiliency, durability, efficiency, and versatility. In addition to lowering the environmental footprint of buildings, using masonry can also help provide valuable Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points in your next design project. Here’s how. LEED has always made it a priority to push industry to redefine what makes a material sustainable for manufacturers, designers, and building owners. The definition of what makes a building material green has evolved in the new version of LEED (version 4). LEED v4 came into full effect on October 31, 2016. For building

materials, LEED v4 takes into account a broad range of considerations, including regional sourcing, recycled content, and the environmental and health impacts over a product’s life cycle. Compared to previous versions, LEED v4 takes a more holistic approach to defining a green building material, with a particular focus on life cycle impacts and supply chain management, which takes the scope of LEED one step deeper into the manufacturing process. This change now requires architects to request more rigorous information from manufacturers. In the past, self-declared recycled content and bare bones regional declarations were enough to contribute to LEED credits, but under LEED v4, this is no longer the case. Now that LEED is redefining what makes a material sustainable, less emphasis is being put on a product’s individual attributes. This new emphasis is reflected in the redistribution of points in the materials and resources credits. For example, under LEED 2009, points were awarded for products with recycled or regional content, without considering other aspects of sustainability. In LEED v4, these attributes fall under one new credit category called Building Product Disclosure & Optimization (BPDO), where projects can receive up to six points (two credits in

each of three categories). The three new BPDO credits that consider a designer’s use of sustainable products are: 1) environmental product declarations (EPDs), 2) sourcing of raw materials, and 3) material ingredients. In LEED v4, regional materials is not a separate credit, but rather is introduced as a value multiplier that applies to multiple credits. Now that LEED is redefining what makes a material sustainable, less emphasis is being put on a product’s individual attributes. Why are these credits important?

The intent of these BPDO credits is to encourage the use of products that have “environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts,” or more specifically: • Under the environmental product declarations credit, points are awarded when projects use at least 20 different products that have issued EPDs. EPDs that are issued for a specific product (Type III EPDs) provide twice as much value as industrywide (generic) EPDs. • Under the sourcing of raw materials credit, points are awarded when projects use at least 20 different products that have raw material source and extraction documentation, or if the manufacturers

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meet responsible extraction practice requirements, such as the use of recycled content. • Under the material ingredients credit, points are awarded when projects use at least 20 different products with reported chemical inventory to at least 0.1% (1,000 ppm) with documents such as a Health Product Declaration (HPD). For each of these three credits, the 20 products must be sourced from at least five separate manufacturers, which means a single manufacturer can contribute four products. Additionally, for each credit, a regional multiplier is available if products are sourced within 100 miles of the project. Masonry can contribute to many of these credits in LEED v4. Leading masonry producers like A. Jandris & Sons have taken steps to ensure their products are as sustainable as possible. The company now incorporates waste carbon dioxide emissions from local industrial sources into their products with a technology called CarbonCure. They have also issued EPDs and HPDs for the products they manufacture. For more information, visit: http:// sustainability.carboncure.com/producer/ a-jandris-sons/. Heidi Jandris, LEED green associate, provides technical and design services for A. Jandris & Sons, Inc. in Massachusetts. Jennifer Wagner, LEED green associate, is vice president of sustainability at CarbonCure Technologies.


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The Boston Society of Architects

AIA 2016 Winners: Education

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Boston – The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) recently announced the winners of the 2016 BSA Design Awards. New England project winners in the Educational category are: Honor Award: K-12 Facilities

Awards: K-12 Facilities

Flansburgh Architects, for Arts & Innovation Center, Indian Mountain School, Lakeville, Conn.

Flansburgh Architects, for West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School, West Bridgewater, Mass.

Honor Award: Higher Education

Ruhl Walker Architects with Randall Walter, AIA, for Catherine Houghton Arts Center, The White Mountain School, Bethlehem, N.H.

Bruner/Cott & Associates, for Powerhouse, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.

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Ennead Architects, for Design and Media Center, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, for Kohler Environmental Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Conn.

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Finegold Alexander Architects, for City of Methuen High School, Methuen, Mass.

Cambridge Seven Associates, for Health and Social Sciences Building, University of Massachusetts–Lowell, Mass.

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The New Academic Home on Campus:

The University Library is the Hub of Student Collaboration and Learning

by Mark D. Lee

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study and research areas to individualized suites for collaboration, including soft seating areas, informal, inviting, and comfortable spaces to create a holistic learning environment that works for all students. Technology has been a driving force of change in academia. The modern university library is no longer a print



New approaches to learning at the university level has forever transformed the architecture of the traditional college library. Unlike libraries of old that were quiet and tranquil, the modern college library is a place for “content creation” for students to collaborate and exchange ideas and concepts. Libraries are essentially structures that deserve architecture commensurate with the vision, purpose, and value assigned to its purpose. Culturally representative of the institution, the architecture of a library expresses the values of the institution. Unlike the library of yesteryear, modern library design needs to be student-centric and flexible to meet the needs of the collective student body and faculty, as well as the needs of the individual. The floor plan should be a blend of spaces from the traditional and formal arrangements of

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repository of books and manuscripts with reference desk clerks — it is the hub on campus for students to come together to interact, create, research, and collaborate. It is a place where the network and internet provide the backbone to writing labs, communications centers, and research areas. Rapid advances in technology have

accelerated the learning curve for both the architect and the university. Planning for the libraries of today and the “library of the future” challenges us as architects to design a building that can adapt to each new technological development and to changes in academia and learning modalities. This is no small feat; a library must be designed to be sustainable and adaptive — constantly ready to grow, to morph, and to take on new dimensions and purpose as learning concepts and technology change and progress. Our role as architects is to design for collaboration and exploration, engineer scalable and energy-efficient building systems, and plan for future functional and infrastructure changes to the building. We accomplish this by using features such as natural light, intuitive wayfinding, universal design to accommodate all abilities, and visioning for future technology systems — communications, HVAC systems, and ventilation. Harriman’s vision of tomorrow’s higher education buildings has been developed through in-house research, best practices from a cadre of projects, and our work for institutions that are advancing continued to page 40

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Transforming BU Castle:

From Heritage Building to Daily Venue for Alumni, Faculty, and Students

by Rebecca Berry Colleges and universities with heritage campuses face accessibility, infrastructure, and use pattern challenges in older buildings. Although they are solidly constructed, these buildings require significant rehab to render them functional, and administrators and facilities managers struggle with how best to leverage them. The Boston University (BU) Castle is one such icon that is now seeing a new — and vibrant — life. The 15,371sf project preserves a beloved campus icon while creating contemporary uses and a home away from home for its alumni. It also creates flexible meeting space and refreshes the BU Pub. Construction will be complete in the fall of 2018. The Castle was originally constructed in 1915, for William Lindsey, a prominent Boston industrialist. In 1926, Oakes Ames, along with University Trustees Dr.

and Mrs. William E. Chenery, purchased the mansion and then later donated it to BU in 1939. Until 1967, it was home to BU’s presidents. Since then, the Castle was used for university lectures, gatherings, and private events, with the beloved BU Pub in its basement level; however, accessibility, maintenance, and little space to accommodate modern MEP systems were mounting challenges to viability. Today the Castle is moving into the 21st century as a new Alumni Center, putting alumni literally and figuratively at the heart of the Charles River campus. In this spirit, the Castle will continue to be an iconic, high-profile location for numerous alumni, faculty, and student events. Located directly adjacent to the Leventhal Center, a gateway for university admissions, the Castle will be showcased to incoming students while providing a base for alumni. The project includes an expansion at the lower level including a new 1,000sf commercial kitchen providing for an expanded pub menu, faculty dining at the first level (via lift), and onsite catering. The physical connection between the new Alumni Center and the Leventhal Center will provide full accessibility to the building’s public spaces. Following are five things our team

Boston University’s New Alumni Center at the Castle

did enabling BU to make the most of this iconic building for its next 100 years: Infrastructure


New utility services were installed, and the masonry exterior, original windows, and slate roof restored. MEP systems

A multistop elevator was installed at the Leventhal Center in anticipation of a future connection to the Castle. The pub expansion includes an excavation to facilitate a single accessible space. Design

For the first time, the building will receive a comprehensive HVAC system. The VRF system was selected both for high efficiency and the ability to integrate it with the elaborate historic interiors.

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When Your Dog Can No Longer Eat Your Homework


David A. Bateman Jr.

Listen to the lecture at home, and do your homework in class. This scenario has become commonplace on today’s campus. Traditionally, students learn through lecture or direct instruction while in school. In a flipped class, students study the lecture at home, and class time is spent discussing, experimenting, and exploring those topics in greater depth. Since around 2000, the upside-down or flipped classroom model has seen more acceptance and adaptation and has gained more mainstream media attention. Technological advancements in personal computing have pushed the envelope on not only what students learn, but how. The terms “active learning classroom” and “team-based learning” describe a pedagogy in which students are actively engaged in the learning process. Similar to the flipped model, these approaches involve students working together in class to advance what they learned at home. They are working in teams to solve a problem

or developing a solution to an issue by collaborating with the teacher as well as their peers. With or without technology in the classroom, this model has shown to improve learning outcomes. By adding technology to these models, so-called TEAL or SCALE-UP solutions have become prevalent in the classroom. TEAL, developed at MIT in 2004 as Technology Enabled Active Learning (or Technology Enhanced Active Learning), involves a new classroom setup by removing the front lectern, placing the instructor in the middle of the class, and locating a video projector, flat screen displays, and white boards around the room perimeter. Small groups of students work together on the curriculum, and technology provides immediate access to online resources. The instructor has flexibility to help focus individual groups while allowing other groups to work without interruption. The SCALE-UP model, known as Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upsidedown Pedagogies, is another name for the same classroom layout, with an included description on the teaching style. Having defined these learning trends, what infrastructure is required to support these technology-rich classrooms? These classroom layouts are similar. Typically, tables of six to eight students

are spread around the room with a teacher station centrally located. Display devices are hung from the walls, usually one per table as space allows. With the cost of flat-panel displays continuing to drop, these seem to be more prevalent than video projectors and projection screens. However, in some cases where

What happened to the dog eating your homework? With the flipped classroom model, homework is done in class as a group. whiteboard space is required, projectors and screens are used instead of flat-screen displays. When wall space is insufficient to support as many flat screens as desired, some classrooms use two table or cartmounted displays back to back, with groups of students seated on either side. Other considerations? Network bandwidth Students need to be able to connect devices to the display to show work, as well as connect devices to the network to access content. A school’s wireless infrastructure should provide sufficient coverage and bandwidth to allow students to connect, browse, and stream from the internet without crashing.

Device connection: Students may connect their devices via a wired or wireless connection. Wired connections pose more logistical challenges for room design, furniture layout, and newer devices lacking a video output port. Wireless solutions allow students to connect their device to the AV system and show content, regardless of device type. Some wireless receiver solutions also allow multiple students to connect simultaneously. Classroom design Room finishes and background noise levels need to be carefully considered when designing classrooms for active learning. Absorptive finishes and specific wall construction between classrooms can help with sound levels and transfers, and HVAC noise should be considered as well. What happened to the dog eating your homework? With the flipped classroom model, homework is done in class as a group. By having advanced technology collaboration tools in class, the ability to instantly research and share ideas removes the possibility of the dog eating your homework. David A. Bateman Jr. is a principal at Acentech of Cambridge. Note: This article originally appeared in the November/December 2016 issue of School Construction News.

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Focused on the University Endowment?

You May Be Overlooking Your Largest Investment

by Sean Sweeney Every so often we are stunned by the sheer size of a university’s endowment. Harvard University’s endowment in January 2017 was $37.6 billion. This is greater than the annual GDP of 101 countries. The top 10 higher education endowments have a combined value of over $185 billion. While endowments are often considered a university’s greatest asset, it is the physical plant — the land, buildings, and equipment — that is typically the highest valued assets of the institution. These spaces allow administration, faculty, researchers, students, and alumni to study, innovate, collaborate, and participate in university life. Why is it that institutions often put more emphasis on choosing leaders for myCADD-High-Profile-Ad.pdf 1 5/19/16 their endowment rather than for their

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Hamden, CT – Antinozzi Associates of Bridgeport recently completed the addition and renovation of Eli Whitney Technical High School in Hamden. Built in 1955, Eli Whitney Technical High School is one of the oldest vocational schools in Connecticut. As part of the state’s plan to modernize the technical high schools, Eli Whitney underwent a 35,000sf demolition, comprehensive renovations to 140,000sf of the existing facility, as well as received a 91,000sf addition to accommodate 800 students. The addition features a new twostory trade wing, configured and sized to meet current program and enrollment

needs. The existing academic areas were renovated to create a new classroom space. The trade areas were moved to a new trade wing. The overall design allows for the trade and shop areas to be located in one continuous space. Additional features of the $87 million project included the central relocation of a new media center and auditorium, the renovation and expansion of administrative and student service spaces, and the reconstruction of the school’s athletic fields and parking areas. The new cafeteria and restaurant addition resulted in the improvements to the façade while also giving the culinary arts department

Media Center Exterior / Paul Burk Photography

Eli Whitney Technical High School / Paul Burk Photography

visual prominence and marketability. Labs, drafting rooms, and studio spaces were part of the renovation/ addition to provide for the career and technical educational programs. Various replacements were also

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March 2017

Developing a Cohesive Strategy Can be the Key to Project Success

by James E. LaPosta Jr. When JCJ Architecture was selected by the city of Haverhill to undertake the feasibility phase for the Caleb Dustin Hunking School, we knew that significant structural issues in the existing building had caused the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to prioritize the project. With short-term repairs in place, the district embarked on an initiative to renovate or replace the school. Working with districts during the MSBA project feasibility process is always fluid and informative. In the case of the Hunking School, we worked with Mayor James Fiorentini, Superintendent James Scully, and their teams to ensure the due diligence requirements of MSBA would be met, and we began to understand the city’s dynamics and constraints. With few options for relocation to another site and significant structural deficiencies in the existing building, the team realized that construction of a

new school on the existing site was the only reasonable option. Through our visioning sessions with teachers, parents, and administrators and our dialogue with boards and elected officials, an approach began to take shape. Knowing the public had not supported a school construction bond since the late 1990s and understanding the existing municipal debt was soon due to be retired, the team’s efforts began to coalesce around a strategy of maximizing function in new construction. In collaboration with the client and owner’s project manager, Nv5, we developed key planning principles: Build new/tear down — keeping the existing school in operation because of the lack of swing space. Public approval — setting a cap of $60 million for total project cost. This equated to the amount of debt the city was retiring, enabling the school project to occur without an increased burden to taxpayers. Maximize the site — organizing the school as a three-story structure enabled us to expand the school from grades 6-8 to grades K-8. This expansion alleviated overcrowding and code issues at other schools and was highly attractive to the public. Simplicity — developing a building

that would lend clarity to its function, provided ease of construction, and enable effective budget control. Communication — engaging the community and stakeholders around the development of options in an open and transparent way allowed the public to provide feedback and become part of the project’s formulation. When the preferred option was placed before the public for vote, it was approved by a resounding 3-to-1 margin. We credit the development of these key strategic tenets as well as the leadership and engagement of the key stakeholders. As the project progressed from design and into construction with Shawmut Construction as CM, this theme of teamwork remained in place and was a significant factor that allowed the Caleb Dustin Hunking School to open three

months ahead of schedule and $1 million under the anticipated budget. Some of the project’s features that helped to win public support include: • 1,005 student population is broken into two smaller groups, upper school (6-8) and lower school (K-5), each school is in a separate wing with its own drop-off and entry. Subdividing upper and lower school into clusters, three in each school for a total of six. In each are common areas that act as a center of each cluster. They provide opportunity for a variety of learning activities including team projects and small group instruction. Every space is a learning space. In addition to the common areas in each cluster, the Main Street corridor and school entries provided support for projects. The structure and exterior building character were simplified in order to focus the budget on the interior environment, furniture, and technology — all aspects that would significantly influence the educational experience. Today, students from the existing school have relocated to the new school, which is now being demolished in order to make way for playfields. In September, students K-5 will transition to the school at the beginning of the new school year.



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TFMoran provides Civil/Site Design for Saint Anselm Student Center

St Anselm Student Center southwest view / renderings by BHDP Architecture

Manchester, NH – TFMoran Engineers, of Bedford, worked with landscape architects Derck & Edson to provide civil/ site design services for the expansion and renovations of the Saint Anselm College Student Center. Currently under construction, the existing 40,704sf Cushing Center will connect to the gymnasium and expand by 12,575sf, for a total of 53,280sf, creating a new complex. The project architect, BHDP Architecture, maintained the Georgian

architecture design elements featured throughout the campus. Eckman Construction of Bedford is the construction manager. Located in the center of campus, this dynamic new gathering place was designed to serve students in many ways; it will be named the Roger and Francine Jean Student Center Complex. Originally built in 1960, the existing building will undergo a transformation to increase functionality by updating and enlarging space for community

St Anselm’s Student Center northwest view

gathering and activities for today’s students. Academic, spiritual, and social components of college life will be integrated into one central hub, continuing the college’s commitment to living learning communities. New features will include a campus store/bookstore, a café, a second floor glass-windowed function room, and a 250-seat auditorium. Completion of the new facility is expected in early 2018.

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Colantonio Overhauls Eliot School

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Wilson Butler Designs Music Room

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Boston – Colantonio Inc. has completed renovation of the Eliot Upper School in Boston. Finegold Alexander + Associates was the architect for the project. The plans called for the demolition of the entire existing building within the property boundaries of the existing exterior brick wall. The floor demolition was done extremely carefully to avoid damaging the exterior brickwork.

During demolition, Colantonio had temporary interior bracing installed to support the existing exterior walls and the interior four-story support wall, which resulted in a spider-web-like pattern. Starting with the first floor, they put down the decking and poured the concrete. Each completed deck supported a mini crane, which was used to bring the steel in through the façade and the bracing.

Oswego, NY – Wilson Butler Architects, recently announced that construction is complete on the new Music Department’s Choral Practice Room at the State University of New York at Oswego. Wilson Butler provided programming and architectural design services for the project. Wilson Butler Architects was retained by the State University of New York at Oswego to transform Tyler Hall’s former building mechanical room into the Music Department’s Choral Practice Room. The “good bones” were there – high ceilings, worthy room proportions and volume, and partially below grade – yet the room was lacking the proper functional response, aesthetic character, and acoustical treatment to be the Department’s

inspirational teaching space. The general contractor for the project was PAC Associates of Oswego, Inc. “Our overall design concept was to transform the space into a stimulating and acoustically superior Choral Practice Room,” said Wilson Butler Architects Senior Associate, Paul Vaivoda. “The space not only provides the needed instructional backbone, but also the acoustical response needed for operative performance preparedness.” “Wilson Butler made it a viable, functional and attractive rehearsal and performance space for us,” said Todd Graber, Chairperson, Music Department. “Thanks again for your input, care, and attention to detail AND listening to us and our needs.”

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Shawmut Completes Woodman Community and Performance Center

Woodman Community and Performance Center

Providence, RI – The Moses Brown School community recently debuted its transformative 36,000sf Woodman Family Community and Performance Center, which is connected to the Walter Jones Library at the center of the school’s 33-acre campus. Shawmut Design and Construction completed the project, one of the largest in the school’s 232-year history, in 18 months. Designed by Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects, the multi-use facility features a main hall capable of holding 540 people for musical theater performances, exhibitions, workshops, and many other school and community

activities. The center also includes 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. The community center is defined by a NIVOflex platform system and telescoping seating, which provides the school with ultimate flexibility for event hosting. The telescoping seating can be retracted and the NIVOflex flooring be made level with the rest of the floor to provide a larger flat floor for functions, and it also can be fully recessed for an orchestra pit or event at multiple levels to provide additional seating.

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The existing Walter Jones Library was also part of the recent renovation, adding a learning and resource center and an archive storage and research facility to house 230 years’ worth of artifacts, books, documents, and photos collected by the school. The building is designed with many green elements, including lowflow plumbing fixtures, LED lighting, high-efficiency hot water heaters and boilers, solar shades, daylight harvesting systems, enhanced lighting controls, stormwater runoff mitigation (bio swale),

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Corporate Construction Complete on Martignetti HQ Ware Malcomb Architect, Suffolk GC

Martignetti Companies corporate headquarters

Taunton, MA – Ware Malcomb, an international design firm, recently announced that construction is complete on the new Martignetti Companies corporate headquarters located at 500 John Hancock Road in Taunton. Ware Malcomb provided architecture and interior design services for the build-tosuit project. The general contractor was Suffolk Construction.

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New Trends in Commercial Land Development

by Robert Duval Over the past few years, TFMoran has been tasked to design several large development projects with major retail and other commercial components based on the “mixed-use development” (MUD) model, rather than the more traditional “shopping center” or “office park” formats. The difference is significant. Mixed-use developments feature a blend of distinct functions, often including — besides office or retail — residential, institutional, cultural, and industrial components, that are physically and functionally integrated, along with effective pedestrian connections. The key concept here is the combination of multiple functions that complement each other and are linked with effective pedestrian connections. From an engineering perspective, if the various functions are truly complementary and

have effective pedestrian connections, you can expect to see substantial benefits for a MUD over conventional developments. For example, traffic volumes developed by shopping centers or office parks are fairly well understood, and can be easily determined by calculations based on the total square footage of floor space.

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On the other hand, calculating traffic for mixed-use centers involves a second step that considers interaction between pairs of related uses — for example restaurants and cinemas, cinemas and apartments, apartments and offices, offices and restaurants, and so on, based on the concept that one vehicle trip may have multiple purposes, and these trips are shared among the various uses, rather than totaled up. These multipurpose trips can often reduce total trip generation by a third or more, thus significantly reducing offsite traffic impacts and costs of mitigation. Similar analyses of parking demand will also show reductions in parking demand, often in the range of 5% to 10%. These parking reductions can reduce costs and increase efficiency beyond just the pavement savings; as impervious surface area decreases, so too does the cost and extent of stormwater infrastructure to capture, detain, and treat all that unnecessary pavement. Also, by integrating multiple uses into

a single property or adjacent properties, sites can be master-planned in a way that can ignore lot lines, thus greater land use density, by avoiding internal lot line setbacks, inefficient parking layouts, as well as unnecessary driveways and utility connections. At the former Macy’s site in Bedford, TFMoran has designed a large mixeduse development that is preparing to start construction of a 350,000sf mixeduse retail, office, and entertainment development named “Market and Main.” Market and Main is designed to be a walkable, pedestrian-friendly place with a village green and pocket parks throughout. Proposed plans include a 600-seat deluxe cinema, an office building, a hotel, a premium entertainment venue, a variety of higher-end restaurants and retail, and a three-story parking garage. The Market and Main development is located just south of the new Goffe Mill Plaza (former Wayfarer hotel), which contains a 40,000sf Whole Foods Market, two restaurants, and a bank, and is planning to develop additional retail space and up to 150 apartment units. The proximity of these two sites enabled TFMoran to design a more dense and efficient layout for both sites by taking advantage of the traffic, parking, and drainage benefits of mixed-use developments, providing safe pedestrian connections between the major uses. Although in some communities, mixed-use developments may be prohibited by conventional, exclusionary zoning ordinances, the reception of mixed-use projects from planners and regulators is generally positive, as mixeduse development can provide increased tax revenue and employment opportunities with few negative impacts, and more efficient use of existing infrastructure. As a result, many communities already allow for this type of development in their zoning codes, and others are working on it. As a result, we can expect mixed-use developments to become an important part of the revitalization of cities and towns throughout New Hampshire. Robert E. Duval, PE, LEED AP, is president and chief engineer, TFMoran, Inc., Bedford, N.H. Preliminary Site Plan

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Collaboration is Your Competitive Advantage

by Brent Robertson As building projects continue to get more complex and require more experts working together, the ability to collaborate has become the essential ingredient for success. For AEC firms, collaborating has always been an important way to get things done. Even so, it’s rarely considered a primary focus and doesn’t get the same attention as a firm’s “core expertise,” be it architecture, engineering, or construction. However, the firms that make it a primary focus will have a distinct competitive advantage over those that don’t. Recently, I and other members of the Construction Institute facilitated a workshop that brought together a cross-industry, multigenerational group to discuss their experience collaborating with their clients and teaming partners. Besides universal agreement on its importance, the workshop revealed key insights essential to creating an environment that invites collaboration. Below are the results of the workshop. Why does collaboration matter? Because it results in better quality projects, built more quickly for less overall cost, while being a more enjoyable experience for all involved. Specifically, collaboration invites more creative ideas, allows issues to be resolved proactively, and draws out the best everyone involved must offer. The projects, the communities they impact, and the people involved are more successful as a result. When are the best times to collaborate? Right from the start, and when there is more than one party responsible for the success of a decision. Specifically, if effort is spent in the beginning, a team can be built that trusts one another, is clear and focused on a shared vision, and is looking out for each other’s success and the success of the project. The return on that effort in terms of quality, speed, and costs will be exponential. What’s stifling collaboration? When conditions are such that members of the team have a primary focus on protecting their self-interest. • Not enough to go around, so everyone is fighting for their piece. • A vision for the project is either missing or uncommunicated.

• Assumptions are made versus establishing clear understanding about the project and the team. • Being afraid to disappoint, share ideas, put aside ego or internal politics. • No one assigned, or willing, to take the lead on making sure collaboration happens. What are the ideal conditions for collaboration?

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When members of the team are working toward a shared vision and for the good of the project and the community it impacts. These conditions can be established by: • Creating a shared vision and defining clear goals with everyone involved (including the client) right from the start. • Making sure that every member of the team has what they need to be successful and satisfied. • Establishing roles, accountabilities, and communication protocols among the team members. • Empowering the team to share where they see opportunities and limits to success. • Having the right perspectives in the right conversations at the right time. Besides what’s above, as an individual, how can I invite collaboration among my team members? • Have a mindset that collaboration is non-negotiable. • Recruit 10% of your organization to evangelize a culture of collaboration; that’s enough to create a tipping point. • Make it about asking the right questions, instead having the right answer. • Stay open to new ways of seeing and doing. • Listen to what others think. • Engage with everyone around you. What are some specific examples of things that can be leveraged or generated to provoke collaboration? • A critical project constraint that forces the team to work closely together. • A vision for the project that is meaningful enough to bring everyone together. Conclusion Whether you are focusing on generating more collaborative relationships with your clients and partners or you simply want to be a more effective contributor in a collaborative setting, any investment you can make being more effective is money and time well spent. Brent Robertson is a partner at FATHOM, a marketing agency based in West Hartford, Conn.

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Green GTC Helps Green LRTA Terminal Lowell, MA – GTC Construction Management is currently installing Hope’s steel windows as part of the LRTA Gallagher lobby modernization and the new pedestrian bridge projects. These steel windows feature a technology that has fiber-reinforced polymer nested within the steel window frame, which increases thermal efficiency and enhances resistance to condensation. Steel is five times more thermally resistant than aluminum, making it the ideal material for energy-efficient windows and doors. “Using sustainable and efficient materials is paramount for our future generations; the public benefits from this project will be realized both immediately after construction and well into the future,” said Keith Zybert, vice president of GTC. Air curtains will also be installed over the main entrances into the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) Gallagher Terminal. These curtains can reduce up to 80% of energy loss through a doorway as well as reduce the energy transfer from conditioned space to the outside environment. This kind of system works in all

Rendering of LRTA Gallagher Terminal / courtesy of AECOM

seasons, keeping the warm air in during the winter and keeping the hot air out during the summer. The unit doesn’t consume energy to operate and is minimal compared to the energy that would be required to recondition the interior air lost through a doorway that is not outfitted with an air curtain. Lastly, new LED-equipped light fixtures will be installed throughout the project. The new fixtures will be wired through occupancy sensors to insure the fixtures will only be lit when needed. Jonathan Keevers, GTC president, expects that when completed in the summer of 2017, this envelope upgrade will help conserve energy and reduce heating and cooling costs for the LRTA and MassDOT. Submitted by Victoria Waiswilos

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concentration of world-class colleges and universities. This unusual concentration of intellectual capital and proximities to the best medical facilities and teaching hospitals – combined with streamlined business siting and permitting, robust economic development programs, and strong political support – has helped Worcester to become a world-renowned center for research and development in biotechnology and the life sciences. WPI is a dynamic institution and a great exemplar of our conference theme. WPI is known for its ground-breaking plan for project-based learning. In 1970 “The WPI Plan” was a bold experiment. Today, it’s a proven and highly effective model for undergraduate learning that’s both adaptable and rigorous. Through the plan students learn how to learn by applying their classroom experiences in projects that challenge them from a proficiency, social, and global perspective. Eighty-one percent of alumni surveyed reported a positive impact on “functioning effectively in the real world” due to their project experiences. Our theme, “Building Bridges: Co-

ops, Consortia, and the Collaborative Economy,” came out of a discussion at the regional council planning retreat, where the new realities of the collaborative economy had us wondering about higher education’s role. How do colleges and universities prepare their students to engage locally, globally, and collaboratively? How do they respond to students’ (and parents’) desire for “real world” experiences? How do they prepare students to be ready to work within multidisciplinary teams upon graduation? This theme will be addressed by our plenary speakers, concurrent sessions led by speakers from across our region, and tours. Learn from your peers. Attend a special session on the history of planning at WPI, given by Judy Nitsch, alumna and former trustee. Tour WPI (we will offer mini tours of WPI throughout the conference as well as a more comprehensive optional tour) and take part in optional tours at Clark University, College of the Holy Cross and Assumption College. We hope to see you there!

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at the center. Each features smooth faces or reveals along with slightly varying depths. The panels average a 6-inch thickness, with the slopes adding or subtracting 1-inch to create a 2-inch difference between some. A key part of that savings came from being able to erect the project through Boston’s winter months, he notes. The panels were erected on the second shift, allowing them to use the same crane as was used during the day to move other materials. Suffolk Construction, the general contractor, handled the erection logistics. “The project is located in the middle of the city, so it was a tight, urban space,” he says. “The erectors did a great job of coordinating the arrival of panels and the erection so it was a smooth process.” Precast Specialties Corp., which fabricated the panels, is located only about 20 minutes away, which facilitated the logistics of deliveries.


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Connecticut Collaborative Building:

A View of the A/E/C Industry Through the Lens of a Business Developer in the Commercial General Contracting World down the road, will impact the owner’s needs. The following are the big picture trends that have been observed from the business development street corner. • A call for greater collaboration between the disciplines; something similar to the IDP construction delivery method. Source: Construction Institute – IndustryRedesign workshop by Fathom – 4/2016 • An increase in pre-engineered construction (pre-fabrication and modular

by Max Nuki The candle never stops burning for a business developer in the commercial general contracting (GC) world. Success is dependent on a set of skills that goes beyond the limits of simply building rapport with a diverse group of owners and A/E/C professionals, but moreover starts the process of developing business by listening and connecting the needs of owners with teams of highly collaborative A/E/C professionals. It is the level of effort and the extent to which A/E/C professionals commit in forging collaborative relationships that is paramount to ensure owners’ imperatives are met and trends in the construction industry evolve. The value of building collaborative relationships in the construction industry There are three implicit imperatives that every owner requires for any project and these are to deliver construction projects: on time, at a reasonable price, and at a desired quality. From the inception of a project idea, the building of collaborative relationships is the cornerstone of meeting owners’ expectations. Without collaborative relationships between stakeholders at the beginning of a project, design questions flaws are quickly created, the workforce becomes confused, infrastructure and vertical construction waste ensues, project delays rear their ugly heads, and construction costs amass. The role of the business developer in promoting collaboration among project participants From the very first phone call, email correspondence, or a face-to-face meeting with an owner, an A/E/C professional, or even a happenstance interaction with someone who knows someone planning a construction project, the evaluation process of the business developer and the general contractor they represent begins within seconds; this is to say a business


developer and their company can be accepted or rejected before they even know it. Referrals are the key for a foot in the door to any project, but the ability to create a long-lasting favorable impression must be driven by a set of eyes and ears that can observe and listen to owners’ wants and needs. A consultative approach is a must for a business developer along with a helping mindset, but what is most interesting are owners’ calls for a high level of collaboration with all the stakeholders involved in the design and vertical construction process. It’s now that a business developer’s role becomes not only the master communicator and a builder of rapport, but a point person for setting the stage for owners and A/E/C professionals to collaborate and deliver on expectations. What is fascinating is that even though the standard construction delivery methods along with their variations: • Design-bid-build with or without multiple primes • Construction management at risk (CMAR) (also called CM at risk and CM/GC) • Design build with or without bridging or public private partnership (P3) • Integrated project delivery (IPD) continue to be deployed in the industry, there is a growing focus on trends that will most certainly require even greater collaboration between owners and A/E/C professionals if the trends are going to sustain themselves. Tracking key industry trends to better serve the owners’ needs Just as a business developer is a key player in promoting collaboration, a good business developer must understand how changes in the industry, both ongoing and

Buildings – Smarter Facility Management – Diverting Construction Waste – 3/2014. • Management of the workforce that is being impacted by the limited numbers of skilled trades people and the impact of millennials in the workforce. Source: US Markets Construction Overview 2017 – Featuring FMI’s Construction Outlook Source: Millennials in Construction – Learning to engage a new workforce – 2015 Survey

Just as a business developer is a key player in promoting collaboration, a good business developer must understand how changes in the industry, both ongoing and down the road, will impact the owner’s needs. construction). Source: Prefabrication: The Changing Face of Engineering and Construction – 2017 FMI/BIM Forum Prefabrication Survey • Adoption of BIM technology. Source: Building Information Modeling -InfoComm International – Brochure 2016 • Reducing construction waste. Source:

Having a commanding grasp of these trends allows a business developer to use them to the advantage of the owners, providing a valuable service to their business, to the clients, and to the industry. Max Nuki is director of business development at Scope Construction Company, Inc. in New Britain, Conn.

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the future of higher education. At the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus, Harriman designed the Learning Commons on the second floor on the Glickman Library. The Learning Commons was a collaborative endeavor on the part of the University Division of Student Success and the school’s library to incorporate a range of academic support programs with library resources. Specifically, the aim was to leverage content, technology, and services in a physical environment that encourages multiple modes of learning and discovery. Services offered in the commons include tutoring, the writing center, faculty offices, formal instruction, media printing and presentations, and academic advising. Architecturally, efforts consisted of transforming a traditional library model into more flexible spaces including collaborative learning spaces, small group study rooms, computer labs,

student lounge areas, open tables, and a multifunction help desk. The introduction of comfortable furniture, transparency, good natural and artificial lighting, and color and texture were important elements to enhance the project objectives and offer students a new home in which to study, socialize, and connect. The renovation of Colby College’s Miller Library was similar in its transformative process — we created a timeless environment updated with modern amenities in a historic building. The entrance, lobby, and main reading room were restored to its original architectural character. The overall library layout and circulation pattern were revised, requiring significant modifications to the load-bearing masonry structure. The building’s infrastructure involved new HVAC systems for the library, telecommunications systems, lighting, power, and fire alarm upgrades.

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New Science/Tech & Innovation Center for University of New Haven

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Bergami Center for Science, Technology & Innovation’s third floor / Svigals+Partners

New Haven, CT – Svigals+Partners is currently designing the new Bergami Center for Science, Technology & Innovation at the University of New Haven. The Bergami Center will be the central hub of activity for interdisciplinary collaboration among science students. The collaborative design applies ideas both from schools and from the high-tech

world, including an airy, bright atrium full or art — a place for gathering and informal interaction. The 40,000sf, three-story innovation hub also feature a fabrication lab, an area for computer analysis, a data visualization lab, and a communications studio. A café, auditorium, and classrooms round out the new building’s offerings.


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KBE Names New Principals

March 2017

SLAM CS Completes Data Center Receives DBIA NE Award

(l-r) Robert Dunn, James Culkin, Timothy O’Brien, and Antonio Mancini

Farmington, CT – KBE Building Corporation has named four new principals in the firm: James Culkin, chief operating officer and executive vice president; Robert G. Dunn, Esq., vice president and general counsel; Antonio Mancini, vice president of field operations; and Timothy M. O’Brien, chief financial officer and executive vice president. Culkin oversees KBE’s reconstruction and estimating teams and is closely involved in all aspects of the firm’s field operations, as well as long-range strategic planning. His construction industry career began in 1986, and he joined KBE in 1996 as a project manager. Dunn joined KBE in 1999 and is a vice president and in-house general counsel. In addition to general compliance oversight and duties as KBE’s ethics officer, he proactively oversees contract negotiations, risk management, and

dispute avoidance efforts. Mancini began his construction industry career in 1990 and joined KBE as a project superintendent in 1994. He has worked on a variety of project types over the years as he moved into his roles as a project manager and then as project executive. He was named director of field operations in 2011 and was promoted to vice president in 2013. O’Brien is responsible for all aspects of KBE’s accounting and financial functions, as well as strategic planning for the firm’s long-term growth. He has more than 20 years of experience in business and financial management roles in the construction industry. Before joining KBE in 1996, he worked for a national development and construction firm in Phoenix. For the last two years he has served as chairman of the board of Associated Builders and Contractors.

(l-r) Eugene Torone, DBIA, president of S/L/A/M; Chris O’Neill, AIA, architect at Quisenberry Arcari; and Keith Poulin, associate at CDM Smith, executive council vice president and board treasurer of DBIA New England

Hartford, CT – S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) recently completed the construction of a new state-of-the-art tier III data center as part of the two-phase renovation of a 1930s, 57,000sf building for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in downtown Hartford. SLAM CS was the lead for the design-build team, which consisted of Quisenberry Arcari Architects and electrical designer J.P. Engineering LLC. The funding requirements and an immediate need to occupy the building greatly influenced the approach and phasing for the project. On the first day of construction, the second floor was fully occupied by Saint Francis, which required a plan to manage the extensive demolition and reconstruction of the floors above and below the space. The team also had to develop a process to decommission the existing building’s mechanical/ electrical/plumbing (MEP) systems while maintaining the building operations of the occupied spaces. Phase 1 began in December 2012 with the systematic gut and renovation of the entire MEP infrastructure, bathroom cores, elevator, roofing, and interior spaces of the building while maintaining full occupancy of the second floor. This

also included the installation of temporary utilities, MEP systems, and sewer ejector pumps with temporary plumbing to maintain operations of a bathroom core. Saint Francis occupied each floor as it was completed, which required a temporary certificate of occupancy per floor. In preparation for the eventual inclusion of the data center on the first floor, the team included upgrades to the infrastructure and MEP systems needed to support the future data center load — a key planning strategy to avoid any reconstruction and building disruptions. Phase 2 began in November 2015, after 10 months of planning and design of the data center spaces. The tier III requirements included multiple redundant utility feeds, communications, cooling systems, and standby power. Uninterruptible power was provided by dual uninterruptible power systems (UPS) feeding the data center load until the three 750 kw generators were on line. The entire design-build team was recently honored with a 2016 Silver Award for Building Construction from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) New England Region for its work on the project.

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Bridgeport, CT – Antinozzi Associates recently announced that Michael LoSasso, AIA, LEED|AP BD+C, has been named principal in the firm. He has been a practicing architect for over 25 years, joining the Antinozzi team as a project architect in 2011. Since then, he has worked as senior Michael LoSasso project manager on several educational

and institutional projects. LoSasso’s professional experience spans a diverse spectrum of project types, including adaptive reuse and historic renovation, K-12 public education, private/public higher education, multi-family housing, civic and municipal buildings. He has worked on a number of major assignments in Connecticut.

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United Steel Acquires Black Rock


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blackrockfireproof.com), it has taken on a new logo and branding consistent with United Steel’s. Additionally, United Steel has transitioned the company’s safety procedures along with its sales and service processes to be in line with its existing standards. Black Rock will continue its presence at national trade shows, including the American Institute of Architects in Orlando April 27 to 29.

Connell to AIA College of Fellows 35 schools across the country Glastonbury, CT – Richard T. on projects ranging from master Connell, FAIA, principal and planning to the design of various member of the board of directors facility types. of The S/L/A/M Collaborative For over a decade, he has (SLAM), has been elevated to been an active contributor and the College of Fellows in the volunteer to the architectural American Institute of Architects profession as the CT Intern (AIA). The fellowship is AIA’s Development Program State highest membership honor, awarded to professionals for Richard T. Connell Coordinator for architectural interns; member of the board of their notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of archidirectors of The Connecticut Architecture tecture. Only 3% of the AIA’s 88,000+ Foundation, which grants scholarships to members have received this distinction. students pursuing careers in architecture; Connell, who joined SLAM in 1979, and currently as one of two New England leads the firm’s K-12 Independent School representatives to the American Institute practice and has worked with more than of Architects Strategic Council.

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space at the first floor — for the minimal cost of the roof pavers! Vision Go bold. Heritage buildings have an inherent value in the memory of an institution that cannot be denied. Understand that the chance to renew them may come once in a lifetime. BU moved to take the Castle into its next 100 years, and in so doing, preserves its legacy. Here are a few leading questions colleges and university planners can ask to assess older buildings for relevant uses: • Are there unfilled needs on campus that do not fit neatly into an academic department “bucket”? What about gathering spaces, maker spaces, informal social areas? These types of spaces can often find a home in an atypical structure. • Is there an adjacent or nearby program desire that could be augmented if the building were renovated? “Gee, we really just wish we had some more space for our engineering majors to collaborate, or for our languages department to hold speaking competitions. Does it have to be in the buildings where they are now?” • Does the building have a history, does it have “good bones”? Is it solidly built? Is it beautiful? Does it have meaning to our

campus community? The BU Castle is just one example of the unique ways in which universities are elevating their identity and brand by repurposing historic buildings into useful and vibrant centers. They enable and extend the life of these unique architectural jewels, and at BU they are demonstrating their commitment to honoring the past while looking to the future. Rebecca Berry, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a principal at Finegold Alexander Architects. Other Team Members Include: STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Thornton Tomasetti MEP/FP ENGINEER: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff CIVIL ENGINEER: Nitsch Engineering LIGHTING DESIGN: Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting MASONRY RESTORATION: Building Conservation Associates


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Portsmouth, NH – The American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter (AIANH) recently announced the recipients of its 2017 Annual Excellence in Architecture Design Awards, the highest recognition of architecture that exemplifies excellence in overall design, including aesthetics, clarity, creativity, appropriate functionality, sustainability, building performance, and appropriateness with regard to fulfilling the client’s program. Award recipients are: HONOR AWARDS River House, Orford, N.H. • Haynes & Garthwaite Architects, Norwich, Vt. • General contractor: Naylor and Breen Builders, Inc. • Landscape architect: Janet Cavanagh Landscape Architect •Interior design: Redmond Interior Design • Photo: Carolyn Bates Photography Southern New Hampshire University New Library • Perry Dean Rogers Partners Architects, Boston • Construction manager: Harvey Construction Corporation • Civil engineer: TF Moran, Inc. • Structural/mechanical/electrical/ plumbing/fire protection engineer: Rist-Frost Shumway Engineering, PC • Landscape architect: Carol R. Johnson Associates, Inc. • Photo: Chuck Choi Keene State College Learning/Living Center, Keene, N.H. • Perkins + Will, Boston • Contractor: Engelberth Construction Inc. • MEP/civil engineers: Rist Frost Shumway Engineering, PC • Phot: Anton Grassi Lakeside Maine Cottage, Bridgton, Maine • TMS Architects, Portsmouth, N.H. • General contractor: Phil A. Douglass Inc. • Interior designer: Cebula Design

MERIT AWARDS Atrium Medical Center, Hudson, N.H. • Lavallee Brensinger Architects, Manchester, N.H. • Construction manager: Hutter Construction • Landscape architect: Blackwater Design Ltd. • Photo: Siri Blanchette, Blind Dog Photo Assoc. Great Rhythm Brewery, Portsmouth, N.H. • Winter Holben, Kittery, Maine • General contractor: owner, Scott Thornton • Photo: David J. Murray, ClearEye Photo

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CITATION AWARDS Lakeside Accessory Building, Squam Lake, Sandwich, N.H. • Cormack Construction Management, Madison, N.H. • Landscape construction: Belknap Landscape Company • Holderness School Outdoor Ice Rink, Holderness, N.H. • HL Turner Group, Concord, N.H. • Construction manager: Milestone Engineering & Construction Inc. • Photo: John Gauvin, Studio One University of Connecticut Next Gen Hall, Storrs, Conn. • JSA, Inc., Portsmouth, N.H. • Bridging architect: Newman Architects, New Haven, Conn. • Construction Manager: KBE Building Corporation • Photot: Robert Benson Photography continued to page 48

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Trends and Hot Topics

Building Construction Trends for 2017

by Rose Conti The AGC of America recently published its 2017 Construction Hiring & Business Outlook Summary. Nearly 1,300 construction firms participated in this outlook survey between early November and mid-December, representing a broad range of firms in terms of size, business volume, and geographic distribution. The overall outlook is optimistic for the industry in 2017; however, there still remain many significant challenges facing the industry, including growing workforce shortages and increasing costs for healthcare and regulatory compliance. Many of the industry trends for 2017 are a promising outlook on projects in the Northeast, inclusive of healthy academic (both private and public) projects, multidevelopment housing projects, science and pharmaceutical, and a strong corporate fit-out market.

Many of us are looking at creative ways to recruit and hire the best employees as well as keep our current employees happy, focused on their employment, and ensuring that their current annual salary is commensurate with the market conditions. There is a lack of available qualified employee offerings in the workforce, and many firms are hiring these employees with higher salaries that are in most cases not commensurate with the experience levels that they are being sold at. Recruiting has begun earlier, with quite a bit of hiring done through coop or intern programs, so that key, selected potential employees are identified during this stage and deals struck well before graduation. It is a win-win for all of us. The students, who are graduating, can then focus on their final academic year/ semester without worrying about finding a job upon graduation. For employers, we have worked with the students through the coop experience, trained them on our systems internally, and know that we are getting competent, qualified entry-level employees that we can continue to work with to cultivate and shape their careers with our firm for the long term. Many CMs are providing a mentoring program to get their younger staff on a career plan

that allows for setting the expectations for growth at a level that they can manage in order to keep them at the firm. The subcontractor market has been beyond capacity during peak times of the

year. During the summer months, when all the summer academic work is in full force, there is no capacity for subcontractors who work in this market sector and the other market sectors. Lead times of products increase on many specialty products and some of the made-to-order, newer design products being specified by architects. Lighting, HVAC, elevators, switchgear, etc. continue to be problematic, as these are not shelf stock items. Successfully managing these products given their

lead times has become a key factor to the successful management of a project, especially with the tight schedules that we have on projects. Project competition is still very tight, with slow growth to profit, yet construction costs are rising at the rate of inflation and cost of living increases. The investment of technology continues to drive our business, finding ways to stay on the cutting edge with our competition with BIM, use of drones to take aerial photos, software systems that aid in the reduction of dual entry systems and duplication of work effort, creating a more streamlined approach to estimating, construction management, and project closeout. In essence, any way that we can transfer information into real time management as it relates to the QAQC, RFI, etc. process, we are looking to do. The use of laser scanning, BIM, to identify existing building conditions and essentially virtually building the space before you step foot on the site, continue to be ways that improve our productivity and minimize site time and costly errors on the project. Rose Conti, is director of interiors & special projects for Lee Kennedy Company, located in Quincy, Mass.

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manager. Both job types require the same skills, and here is why. Both the physical plant and the endowment grow year to year. A common misperception is that the value of the physical plant remains stagnant. This is simply not the case. The replacement value of a campus typically increases due to cost escalation and a constant flow of projects adding to the overall value. Choosing appropriate projects to pursue is just as important as choosing the appropriate financial investments. The quality of the underlying asset affects the quality of the entire investment. Managing the endowment involves knowledge of complex financial instruments. Indeed, this is true. Facility leaders make decisions on complex projects which incorporate differing programmatic themes like flexibility of space, new regulations and requirements, technological innovations, sustainability concerns, and assumptions of risk. Endowments and buildings are not liquid. Capital investments cannot be bought and sold like a commodity, and campuses are occasionally saddled with visual reminders of poor decisions

dating back decades. Aging buildings like to haunt us. Approximately 81% of buildings on U.S. campuses are more than 10 years old and 53% are over 25 years old. These buildings have systems that are getting close to failure and need major investments. Deciding on how to prioritize which building or system gets funded greatly influences the annual spend as well as future funding requirements. Managing facilities groups is like running a small army. Leading a college or university’s facilities department is equally matched to the challenges of leading the institute’s endowment. Operations, janitorial services, maintenance, preventive maintenance, planning, engineering, and capital renewal activities, all complicated by labor agreements, require constant leadership. Recruiting, mentoring, and motivating the staff, coupled with good procedures and quality management, is reflected in the overall effectiveness and appearance of the campus. In addition, facility leaders have to deal with internal clients that perceive the work as too invasive, too expensive, or simply takes too long. When institutions appreciate the

importance of proper management of its physical plant, it begins to unlock decision making that enhances the overall value of its physical assets. Elevating the prominence of the facility leader in the institution’s strategy will produce better investment decisions, improve alignment of capital spending, improve investment timing, and, overall, deliver better

outcomes. Finally, placing the appropriate emphasis on hiring and supporting a facilities leader will bring even greater returns to the institution. Sean Sweeney is associate vice president at Arcadis. Source: National Center for Endowment Statistics, “Sightlines: State of Facilities in Higher Education 2015.”


continued from page 14 seeing you there. For event information, please visit our website at www.scup.org/ na_2017. The ability to address the non-stop emergence of new trends on a campus through a responsive planning process is critical for all institutions, regardless of size or current financial standing. In the absence of good planning, even the largest of endowments can suffer quickly if the campus culture is reactive to change. Through the construction of strong cross-

functional relationships anchored with the desire to support the greater good of a campus, all institutions will be ready for whatever issues come their way. To learn more about SCUP and how we can help you to improve your integrated planning approach for your higher education environment, please visit www.scup.org today or contact me directly at mike.moss@scup.org or by phone at 713-824-7358. Thank you for all you do for higher education and I look forward to our next opportunity to chat.


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Healthcare Callahan Completes Benchmark Senior Living Project Norwood, MA – Callahan Construction Managers of Bridgewater, working in partnership with JSA Architects, has completed Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree in Norwood. The 73,000sf senior housing property is composed of 90 apartments, as well as a memory care unit to provide services for those with illnesses that impair memory. The facility has 21 memory care units and 69 assisted living units throughout. There are 35 studio units, 30 onebedroom units, and 25 two-bedroom units. The facility includes a commercial kitchen, library, day spa, onsite dentist office, exercise room, arts/crafts room, beauty salon, bistro kitchen, dining areas, courtyard, pergola, and landscaped grounds. The completion of this property follows an ongoing partnership between Callahan and Benchmark Senior Living. “After working with many different general contractors, Callahan has proven

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to be among the elite. I would recommend them to any developers of senior or multifamily housing,” said Ken Littlefield director of development at Benchmark Senior Living. In addition to the recent completion of Benchmark Senior Living on

Sterling Completes Clean Room

Clapboardtree, Callahan has also completed two additional properties for the company, Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock in Shelton, Conn. and Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn in Woburn, Mass. “We value our continued relationship

with Benchmark Senior Living and are pleased to deliver three successful properties for the company,” said Patrick Callahan, President of Callahan Construction Managers. “It is especially fulfilling to be involved in such projects that serve to benefit members of the community and provide exceptional care.”

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Sterling clean room

Lancaster, MA – Following an expansive upgrade to its ISO Class 8 clean room in 2015, Sterling Manufacturing is now announcing the next phase of enhancements to this space. The company has added an array of decorating capabilities to better serve clients within the medical and healthcare industries. Among the additions is a new electropneumatic two-color pad printer with a rotational table. Various features afford the company the ability to complete two-color pad printing of more complex medical parts. The project was designed to accommodate the needs of Sterling’s growing core of clientele and was focused on meeting the high standards required for custom injection molding projects in both the medical and life sciences industries.


Sterling’s multi-million dollar expansion project was completed ahead of schedule, allowing the company to quickly scale up its operations in a sustainable way to support new projects requiring a superior standard of fabrication. The result of completion was an ISO Certified Class 8 clean room that is double the size of the company’s previous space, paving the way for multiple new energy-efficient Engel injection-molding machines, complete with multi-axis servo robots. This new space allows for faster manufacturing and more comprehensive technical project development, expansion highlighting the company’s dedication to the medical and life sciences markets, and to healthy growth through reinvestment Submitted by Sterling Manufacturing, Inc.

where we step in. Utilizing VR from the start gives our clients the ability to examine the environment, traffic patterns, design constructability, logistic strategy, and, most importantly, how to avoid hazards through comprehensive safety planning. Want to see what an upgraded millwork package will look like? Our technology creates a special experience for our client that goes further than traditional drawings. VR creates 360-degree panoramic 4D renderings, giving the client the ability to make real-time changes to materials and design. We all know that making changes once a project is under construction is extremely expensive and time consuming. Our VR capabilities offer clients the ability to make changes — virtually free of cost — well before any construction has begun. Delivering world-class client service is the only way we know how to do business, and it’s why our Virtual Studio develops programs that go beyond the project itself for our clients. At Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s new Foisie Innovation Studio, we wanted to develop an educational opportunity with the university’s community. That’s why we created a program that welcomed architecture students and faculty to learn about the technology behind their new 78,000sf facility, giving them a hands-on look at the functionality of the project. In fact, we are so committed to being leading-

edge, that we teamed up with Harvard University to conduct joint research to evaluate VR’s impact in the construction industry — and we like what we see! Another way we are making sure our project teams are in the know is through combining our Microsoft HoloLens technology with Trimble Connect. The new collaboration enables our teams to manage, view, and access our VR data via a cloud platform — from anywhere, at any time. What does this mean? Our team onsite can relay live 3D hologram imagery, overlaid with the project’s existing conditions, to showcase progress, design, and help make any necessary changes to the project in real time. Keeping everyone aligned, no matter where they may be, helps us see the big picture, right down to the smallest detail. It keeps the project transparent and accessible, and it’s what our clients have come to expect from us. Delivering on our promise to offer the best client experience in the industry is essential to who we are as a company. Our Virtual Studio ensures this guarantee, creating seamless collaboration from our project sites to our offices, wherever they may be. And when over 80% of our business is repeat business, we think it’s working. Amr Raafat is the manager of Virtual Studio, Shawmut Design and Construction in Boston.

March 2017


Awards PI Corporate HQ Receives Award Designed by MPA Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) announced that the firm’s highperformance workplace design for The Predictive Index’s (PI) corporate headquarters has received a 2016 CoreNet Global New England Award of Excellence for Best New Workplace. Working with Lannhi Tran of Little Dragon Decor on the space planning and interior design, MPA designed PI’s 21,000sf modern and collaborative open concept office space located at 101 Station Drive in Westwood, Mass. With gorgeous views of the nearby Blue Hills Reservation, PI’s energized, light-filled space achieves both workday enjoyment and high productivity. The new headquarters includes open area and collaborative workspaces, massive expanses of whiteboard and glass brainstorming walls, and multiple gathering areas. A large percentage of the walls are demountable, providing more glass and writable surfaces than would be available with a traditional stick-built environment. The demountable

scooters and skateboards. Ping-Pong and shuffleboard make for nice minibreaks in the work day. Fun lighting, bean bags, and rocking buoy chairs are scattered

throughout to encourage unconventional thinking. Whiteboard surfaces cover most walls and tables, allowing work to get done everywhere.

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wall system also allows for more flexible expansion options for the fast-growing firm. Huddle spaces in the café offer flexible meeting spots. Convertible desks move from a seated to standing position. The firm’s signature red brand color is splashed throughout the offices. The office space features polished concrete floors in place of carpet, allowing employees to get around the office on

Bedford, NH – TFMoran, Inc. was recently selected for the fifth straight year as “Best Engineering Firm” in New Hampshire Business Review’s BOB Awards readers’ survey that honors the best of business in New Hampshire in more than 75 categories. TFMoran was established in 1968 and is involved in major engineering projects throughout New

Hampshire and the Northeast. “It is gratifying to see this recognition of the hard work and dedication our staff shows to our client each and every day,” says Robert Duval, president of TFMoran. “Thanks to NHBR for providing this opportunity to highlight the ‘Best of Business’ in New Hampshire.”

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designLAB Receives AIA Honor

March 2017

New Hampshire Names Winners continued from page 44

Hanover Residence, Hanover, N.H. • Haynes & Garthwaite Architects, Norwich, Vt. • General contractor: Estes & Gallup Inc. • Landscape architect: Mary Zebell Garden Design & Site Planning • Interior design: Redmond Interior Design • Photo: Jim Westhalen The library is the centerpiece of the campus plan.

Dartmouth, MA – The American Institute of Architects announced recently that designLAB architects was one of seven American firms to win an Honor Award for Interior Architecture. The Boston firm was recognized for its work at the Claire T. Carney Library at UMass Dartmouth. Conceived in 1963 as a utopian community by famed Brutalism pioneer Paul Rudolph, the UMass Dartmouth campus remains a tour de force of late 20th century architectural exuberance and optimism. The Claire T. Carney Library is the 160,000sf centerpiece of the campus’ concentric campus plan. The university’s goal was to transform the library into a modern hub of knowledge creation, dissemination, and interaction, envisioning it as the intellectual and scholarly hub, all within a $200/sf budget. designLAB’s transformation cele-

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD — RESIDENTIAL Stella Maris, Portsmouth, N.H. • DeStefano Architects, Portsmouth, N.H. • General contractor: K&S Contracting • Photo: Greg West

Keene State College Learning/Living Center, Keene, N.H.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD — COMMERCIAL brates the historic architecture, while creating a state-of-the-art learning environment, improved group study spaces, a café, a lecture space, and a new campus living room. Inspired by Rudolph’s original design intentions, the renovation included the re-introduction of a vibrant color palette, bold supergraphics, and dynamic social spaces.

Holderness School Outdoor Ice Rink, Holderness, N.H. • HL Turner Group, Concord, N.H. • Construction manager: Milestone Engineering & Construction Inc. • Photo: John Gauvin, Studio One For more information and photos of the winning projects, go to www.aianh. org/content/aianh-design-awards.

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Lakeside Maine Cottage, Bridgton, Maine

Boston /New York

Mass Fallen Heroes “F” Park

Current Landscaping Projects Include: • Amherst College Greenway Dorms – Gagliarducci Construction • Boston Professional Office Building – Skanska • Children’s Hospital Longwood Ave Entrance Improvements – Turner Construction • One Seaport Square – John Moriarty and Associates • Mass Fallen Heroes “F” Park – Boston Global Investors • Millennium Tower – Suffolk Construction • Harvard University Rena Path – Skanska • 50-60 Binney Street – Turner Construction • Roxbury Latin New Athletic Facility – Shawmut Design and Construction • Seaport H and J Parcels – Tishman Construction • 40 Erie and 200 Sidney Street – The Richmond Group • The Point – John Moriarty and Associates • Harvard University Smith Campus Center – Consigli Construction • Amherst College New Science Building – Barr and Barr • Harvard University Cabot Courtyard – Shawmut Design and Construction • Tufts University Science and Engineering Complex – Turner Construction • Northeastern University ISEC – Suffolk Construction

New Balance C3 – Boston Bruins Practice Facility


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GNCB Names Brown President

DeStefano Hires Pandey Portsmouth, NH – DeStefano Architects (D|A) announced that Rajeev Pandey was recently hired as an architectural intern for the firm. He is currently a student at the Boston Architectural College. He previously studied mechanical engineering at Pandey / photo by Pennsylvania State University, DeStefano Architect where he gained hands-on

experience in designing and creating 3D printing working models. Pandey served as a marketing intern for an organization in Trinidad and Tobago. His experience and dedication to universal design and historic preservation work will lend valuable contribution to the D|A’s portfolio of mixed-use, industrial, and restorative commercial design.

DPS Appoints Aidan O’Dwyer acquisition of BioMetics. Boston – DPS, a global Prior to his current role as architecture and engineering firm president and SVP, O’Dwyer serving the life sciences industry, announced the appointment of held senior management posiAidan O’Dwyer as president tions with the firm starting as a of U.S. Project Operations, construction manager in 2005, Life Sciences division, and as and later as a senior project mana member of the DPS Board of ager responsible for the delivery Directors effective immediately. of capital projects ranging in O’Dwyer He brings more than 22 years value from $10 million to $100 of biotech and pharmaceutical million for clients such as Eli Lilly, GSK, industry experience to his new role, Janssen, Merck, and Pfizer across various having served as the senior vice president geographic locations, which included of operations for DPS in Framingham Belgium, Holland, Ireland, and the United since 2011, when the firm opened its first Kingdom. U.S. life sciences division through the

TRIA Welcomes Yack Boston – TRIA, a partner-led architecture firm with a focus on science and technology organizations, recently announced that Michelle Yack, NCIDQ, LEED AP, has joined the firm as a senior interior designer. She brings a decade of award-winning experience in


designing cutting-edge spaces. Her portfolio spans corporate office, technology, research lab, legal, and academic projects. She was the lead designer for an 80,000sf office project that received a 2016 Best Office Design Award from IIDA New England.

Swinford Joins Goody Clancy Boston – Goody Clancy planner at Harvard University’s announced recently that Dennis Allston Development Group. Swinford has joined the firm as Earlier in his career, Swinford the firm’s new higher education worked at leading design firms in planning practice leader. Chicago and Boston, including Most recently, he was director several years at Goody Clancy as of the office of campus planning director of campus planning. at the Massachusetts Institute of “Dennis will strengthen Technology. and expand Goody Clancy’s Swinford He has led or been a senior capabilities to serve the needs member of campus planning teams of colleges and universities in a rapidly for almost 30 years. Prior to his role changing education environment,” says at MIT, he was with the University of Goody Clancy president David Spillane Massachusetts Amherst as the director of campus planning and was a principal AICP, RIBA.

Old Saybrook, CT – GNCB educational facilities, hospitals, Consulting Engineers, P.C. and museums. (GNCB) recently named Charles A few of his recent projects Brown, PE, its new president. include the Cornell Law School Previously vice president, he Expansion in Ithaca, N.Y.; St. replaces Kenneth Gibble, PE, Katharine Drexel Chapel at Xavier who retired last December University in New Orleans; the following 45 years of practice. renovation of the Henry Ruthven Brown brings with him Monteith Building at UConn’s Brown over 35 years of experience Storrs Campus; the new Visitor’s Center at Hammonasset Beach, as a structural engineer. His Conn; and the elevation of the Watch Hill career includes the design and oversight Yacht Club in Westerly, R.I. of a multitude of projects including

Levy Joins Jewett Raymond, NH – Commercial dehis 34 years of construction, 24 sign-build and construction manof those have been in the field, agement firm Jewett Construction giving him a great understanding recently welcomed the addition of the construction management of Duane Levy, project manager. process from all perspectives. He brings with him 34 years of As a Jewett project Manager, project management experience Levy works closely with owners, in the construction industry. designers and subcontractors to Prior to joining Jewett, Levy ensure that projects run smoothLevy managed the construction of ly, while providing the highest retail development projects, quality work and an unmatched emphasis on safety. hotels, medical, and dental facilities. Of

Khaund Joins TFMoran


Bedford, NH – TFMoran recently welcomed Rollin Khaund to the land surveying department. He serves as a survey technician with over 30 years of experience in field and office surveying. In addition to topographic and as-built surveys, his experience includes survey for roadways, utilities, and drainage for municipalities, MassDOT, and MBTA.

Delphi Names Howes Project Exec. Waltham, MA – Delphi experience in construction and Construction, Inc., with offices real estate development. He has in Waltham and Cape Cod, been part of the Delphi team since has added Tom Howes to its 2014. leadership team in the role of Keith Shaw, COO, said, “We project executive. congratulate Tom and welcome The new position will expand him to Delphi’s leadership team. his oversight role to multiple We are confident that his experiproject teams in the delivery of Howes / Damianos ence and unwavering commitment construction projects across all Photography to delivering A+ projects will be a of Delphi’s active markets. Howes has more than 30 years of tremendous asset to our clients.”

Johnson Joins WBRC


Portland, ME – Tyler R. Johnson, AIA, has joined WBRC Architects Engineers at its Portland location. An architect with over a decade of experience in the technical development, design, and management of educational, healthcare, and commercial projects, Johnson is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C), a member of AIA-Maine, and the Portland Society of Architecture.


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Calendar ISPE


Mass. Life Science Center

AGC Mass.

March 16

March 29

March 27 – March 28

April 7

Continuous Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals

Getting to Zero - Leading Organizational Change...

Conversations with Peter Campot

Takeda Pharmaceuticals 35 Landsdowne Street Cambridge, Mass. 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

50 Milk St, “Homer” Room 18th Floor,Boston 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Advanced Biomanufacturing Symposium

The ISPE Boston Area Chapter will hold a reception about continuous manufacturing. To register online, visit www.ISPEboston.org/events. For further information, contact the ISPE Boston Area Chapter office at office@ispeboston. org or 781-647-ISPE(4773).

April 27

A 100% interactive workshop where you will be guided through an exercise to deconstruct and remap your firm’s process, identifying along the way what organizational triggers need to be addressed so that integrative design is actually the bedrock of project management and not an elusive miracle. For information - http://usgbcma.org/ events/month

25th Anniversary Gala


InterContinental Hotel in Boston 6:00 PM

April 26

Join your fellow chapter members in commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the ISPE Boston Area Chapter with a gala cocktail reception and sit-down dinner. Information; www.ispeboston.org/

Keynote Peter Shankman, social media, marketing, and customer service expert. https://smpsboston.org/event/uberconference

Uber Conference

Rubin Campus Center 100 Institute Road 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM For information - http://wp.wpi.edu/ betc/wpi-symposium-advanced-biomanufacturing/

March 30 The MassBio Annual Meeting

Royal Sonesta Boston 40 Edwin Land Boulevard Cambridge, Mass. This meeting focuses on the timeliest and critical challenges facing the Massachusetts life sciences industry. For information - https://www.massbio.org/events/2017-massbio-annual-meeting-1473

UMass Club, Boston 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM Topics will include: Site Work & Environmental Challenges; Addressing Workforce Challenges; Meeting MBE/ WBE & Diversity Goals; Local Residency Requirement;·Community Engagement; Local Infrastructure Challenges; Vendor Registration; Subcontractor Prequalification; Innovative Design Elements; Innovative Construction Processes. More Info: www.agcmass.org

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