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October 2018


October 2018


Corporate Facilities and Interiors

Open office space in Citizens Bank’s new corporate campus / Kory Addis Photography / Full story page 24




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SLAM Merges With FWA A.W. Hastings Wins National Award Dr. Gawande Shares Vision at Suffolk Maugel Completes R&D Facility for Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals United Steel Gets Top Workplace Award G. Greene Employees Embrace the Open Concept Delphi Breaks Ground on Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School Rubius Therapeutics Breaks Ground

PLUS: Up-Front, Education, Life Science, Product, Senior/Assisted Living, Multi-Residential, Trends & Hot Topics, Healthcare, Philanthropy, Green, Connecticut, Awards, and People

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Publisher’s Message

Michael Barnes Boston Housing Goals Up

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is increasing Boston’s housing goal to 69,000 new units by 2030, up 30% from an earlier goal of 53,000 units by that year, in response to faster-than-expected population growth in the city. The neighborhoods targeted by those new housing units will be the same outlined in the Imagine Boston 2030 master plan released last year: Sullivan Square, Newmarket and Widett Circle, the Fort Point Channel, Suffolk Downs, Readville, and Beacon Yards. Bruner/Cott Moving to Boston

Bruner/Cott Architects, a two-time recipient of the AIAN National Honor Award for Design, is relocating to the Bulfinch Triangle of Boston on Monday, October 1 after 46 years in Cambridge.

Bruner/Cott is the designer of seminal projects such as MASS MoCA (North Adams, Mass.), one of America’s largest contemporary art museums; the reimagined Boston University School of Law complex, recipient of a DOCOMOMO US Modernism in America Award; and the R.W. Kern Center (Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass.), a certified Living Building. “This move marks the evolution of our firm to new leadership and new ownership,” say the Bruner/Cott principals. Founded in 1972 by Simeon Bruner and Leland Cott, the 35-person firm is now led by principals Jason Forney, AIA, LEED AP; Jason Jewhurst, AIA; and Dana L. Kelly. The firm is currently designing the Living Village at the Yale Divinity School, a model community for future community builders and bold example of environmental design at an unprecedented scale. Collecting energy from the sun and water from the sky to provide for 150 residents, it is slated to be the largest Living Building Challenge certified project in the country.

SFNE Annual Dinner Meeting

The SFNE Annual Dinner Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 18 at Summit Metal Fabricators in Plaistow, N.H. The event will feature a tour, a catered dinner, and an architecturally exposed structural steel presentation by Katherine Quigg, PE, an AISC structural steel specialist.

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general contractor side of the business working all over the North America, Ken has spent the last four years developing relationships and advocating for owner/ contractor partnerships to insure success for all parties involved in the Seaport project. MBC’s next breakfast is titled, “Changing the Face of the Industry” and will feature a panel discussion of industry stakeholders who promote diversity. Visit buildingcongress.org for details.

MBC Seaport Update

Ken Colgate, vice president of construction at WS Development, shared plans and visions for Boston’s newest neighborhood at the Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC) breakfast recently. Colgate partners with general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and city officials to build the Seaport Project as an owner representative along with projects across the U.S. After spending 23 years on the

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AGC’s Building Women in Construction (BWiC) volunteers at Rosie’s Place, November 20, will assist with preparing the meal, serving soup, and passing out various items like tea and sugar; act as wait staff; and tidy the space by collecting dishes, operating the dishwasher, and clearing off tables. For more information visit www.agcmass.org.

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Up-Front A/Z Corporation, SLAM Join Yale at Groundbreaking

(l-r) A/Z Corporation and The S/L/A/M Collaborative gather for the Yale New Haven Health System Regional Operations Center groundbreaking ceremony. / photo: A/Z Corp.

West Haven, CT – A/Z Corporation and SLAM joined Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) as they broke ground for its new Regional Operations Center (ROC) at 600 Derby Avenue in West Haven on September 5. The ROC will contain spaces for pharmacies, medical device storage, linen operations, repair shops, highbay warehousing, loading docks, and administration in its 140,000sf footprint. This will allow YNHHS to easily receive and distribute resources to its five hospitals and numerous outpatient facilities. The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) is the design team for this project, and A/Z Corporation is serving as the construction manager. They are working closely with YNHHS to derive timelines, schedules,

and execution strategies to ensure the building is completed effectively and efficiently while fulfilling YNHHS’s vision for the ROC. The exterior design of the ROC seeks to reflect the YNHHS brand. The overall response is a building that is forwardlooking with clean lines. The large scale of the building is moderated by first recessing the east elevation and utilizing two exterior treatments to break down the mass of the building. The main entrance is articulated with framed expanses of glass curtainwall. The balance of the façade takes a modular approach using precast concrete panels with large repeating windows. The materials palette is very simple with precast concrete, prefinished metal

canopies over the loading docks and main entrance, prefinished aluminum, and glass window systems. To control solar heat gain, the southern elevation incorporates horizontal shading devices. While the vast majority of the ROC is a large warehouse and distribution facility for YNHHS, the opportunity for an impactful design at the main entry, public corridors, offices, and staff support areas was evident. SLAM’s design team took advantage of the minimalist aesthetic of the warehouse and purposefully brought

the industrial feel into the public spaces utilized by staff and visitors daily. Interior elements include polished concrete floors, visible structure, and stainless steel, contrasted by the warmth of natural maple wood beams below exposed ceilings. Pops of brightly colored accent paints and furniture fabrics reinforce YNHHS’s branding. Finish selections throughout the facility were based on the YNHHS Interior Master Plan standards, developed and maintained by SLAM. The construction is expected to be completed in 2019.

In Memoriam Middleton, MA – Richard “Dick” L. Collari Sr. passed away on August 22, 2018. Collari served as president of the Massachusetts Building Congress from 2004 to 2005 and director until 2012. His career in the construction industry, which spanned over 50 years, included top executive positions at Hamilton Construction Equipment

Corporation, George B.H. Macomber Company, and Payton Construction. He spearheaded such notable projects as the development of Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Four Seasons Hotel, and the Devonshire Tower in Boston, and was involved with the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts and the Mass. Council for Construction Employers.

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October 2018

Rubius Therapeutics Breaks Ground

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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo joined state and local officials and CEO of Rubius Therapeutics Dr. Pablo Cagnoni to break ground on the new Rubius facility.

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Boston – Leggat McCall Properties, along with its joint venture partner, Bentall Kennedy, on behalf of its U.S. Core Fund, and development advisor Bozzuto Development Company, recently were joined by local elected officials for a groundbreaking ceremony for the mixed-use Harrison Albany Project in the South End. The Smith — named for the artisan history in the area South of Washington Street — will bring approximately 650 units, including an onsite affordable component, distributed over three buildings. In addition, there will be an estimated 76,800sf of new and renovated office space and roughly 19,700sf of retail and

cultural space on the ground floors of the buildings. The surface parking will be replaced with about 650 underground parking spaces. Of the 3.1-acre site, 36% will be open space, with publicly accessible open space representing over 20% of the project site. As part of the retail offerings, cultural space will be created for a variety of potential neighborhood uses. The design by Boston-based firm CBT intends to complement the existing buildings in the neighborhood and will be targeting the Silver level under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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Smithfield, RI – Recently, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo joined state and local officials, project managers from A/Z Corporation, and the CEO of Rubius Therapeutics, Dr. Pablo Cagnoni, to break ground on a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Rubius Therapeutics plans to invest up to $155 million over approximately five years to renovate an existing 135,000sf building in Smithfield. A/Z Corporation is the contractor and Genesis Engineers the architect/engineer for the project. A/Z is working with both science and technology global leaders and emerging startups to advance their growth and outreach. In addition to its partnership with Rubius Therapeutics, it is also working with companies that include Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Emergent

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BioSolutions, Pfizer, Sanofi, and Teva. Founded in 2013, Rubius Therapeutics is developing treatments for cancer and other diseases using a new technology it calls red cell therapeutics. Once completed, the new Rubius Therapeutics facility will support 160 new jobs in manufacturing, biotech operations, and other support functions.

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October 2018


Nauset Breaks Ground on St. James Place

St. James groundbreaking

Cambridge, MA – Nauset Construction broke ground recently on St. James Place, a transit-oriented, mixed-use development that will provide 46 condominiums and a new parish hall for the historic St. James Episcopal Church in Cambridge. Designed by architectural firm Dumont, Janks, Goldberg, Reed LLC, St. James Place is located just steps from the MBTA Station, in the center of a bustling Porter Square neighborhood that features abundant shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

The three floors of condominiums will include five affordable units and be constructed above the new 11,400sf parish hall that will house classrooms for children’s programs, a library, a neighborhood food pantry, and music practice rooms. This new space will help enhance the resources that this historic church (built in 1888 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places) will be able to provide its congregation and the local community. The official groundbreaking cere-

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mony, hosted by developer/owner Acorn Holdings, was attended by the city of Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern; Cambridge City Counselor Dennis Carlone; Bishop Alan M. Gates of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts; The Reverend Holly Lyman Antolini; the executive director of the Cambridge Historical Commission Charles M. Sullivan; representatives from Nauset Construction, architectural firm Dumont, Janks, Goldberg, Reed and other key development personnel, as well as members

of the congregation and community. “The key elements of the St. James project really play to our strengths as a construction manager,” said Nauset Construction President Anthony Papantonis, whose firm is currently working on numerous projects in Cambridge. “The combination of a dense, urban infill site and a new, modern mixed-use community integrated with a historic church are all areas that Nauset excels in and has extensive experience.”



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Delphi Breaks Ground on Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School Waltham, MA – Multimarket construction management firm Delphi Construction has broken ground on a new visual and performing arts center at Chapel HillChauncy Hall School, a coeducational preparatory school located in Waltham. The $5.5 million project designed by Costa Architects encompasses 9,000sf of new construction integrated with a historically significant original building which will be renovated and modernized as part of the project.

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Features will include a new theater, new music classroom space, expanded state-of-the-art studio spaces, and a glass atrium gallery. The completed project will bring the total space of the visual and performing arts center known as “The Barn” to 22,000sf. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the school on August 29. Construction will be completed in the fall of 2019.

“Delphi is proud to have been selected to help bring the school’s vision to life. We look forward to continuing to work closely with our design-side partners to deliver a final product that exceeds expectations,” said Keith Shaw, COO of Delphi Construction. “This project is a perfect fit for our team with its historic preservation component and new construction requirements. We know the reimagined facility will meet the evolving needs of students while preserving the distinctive character of the campus,” Shaw added.

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SLAM Celebrates Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center Groundbreaking Hartford, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) and S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health Of New England, at a recent groundbreaking for the $26.5 million, 33,000sf Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center in Hartford. The new center is a joint venture between Saint Francis Hospital, Lighthouse Surgeons, a group of orthopedic and spine surgeons, and Woodland Anesthesiology Associates. The freestanding center represents a significant opportunity to extend the Saint Francis campus at the intersection of Woodland and Ashley streets. The facility will feature six orthopedic ORs, complete onsite sterile processing, a distinctive 26-bay pre- and post-op area, and a welcoming, double height reception/lobby area that initiates a carefully planned patient-centered care that extends throughout the facility. Doctors will treat orthopedic patients with sports injuries, joint replacement, and spine surgical spine patients, as well as pain management, all in one location. “We are thrilled to commence our sixth design-build project with Saint Francis Hospital, an approach that distinguishes SLAM as a firm that values collaboration between owner, architect, and construction manager throughout the

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin (fifth from left) joins hospital doctors and The S/L/A/M design-build team in a groundbreaking celebration. / photo by The S/L/A/M Collaborative

project,” says Eugene Torone, president of SLAM CS. SLAM’s multidisciplinary in-house team provides the project with an integrated design-build delivery method which streamlines the process by bringing planning, design, and construction together from the early stages of the project through completion, ensuring team collaboration, quality, and efficiency. The Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center is expected to open its doors by early 2020. SLAM has completed five design-build projects for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center that include the Center for Innovation & Leadership; third floor renovation on Ashley Street; simulation room at Mount Sinai Hospital; and a data center renovation at 103 Woodland Street.

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Focus: Interiors From The Desk of Stefanie Comeau, IIDA New England President IIDA, the International Interior Design Association, is a network of more than 15,000 members in over 50 countries. Our New England Chapter of almost 700 members is excited to be celebrating design and collaboration. These are topics near and dear to my heart and as president I am excited by what I see our amazing members doing. Our passion is thinking about space, how Stefanie Comeau it can serve all our needs and make our lives better. Our annual fashion show on October 18 is more than just a celebration of fashion manifest in alternative materials; it is an opportunity for interior designers to work together in new and exciting ways, collaborating and learning from each other. The 25 teams of professional designers, educators, and students will design and create up to four runway looks from materials like carpeting, vinyl flooring, upholstery fabric, and ceramic tile. The results are always amazing, but the stories that make me the happiest are about how much fun people had and how

innovative their ideas are. I am really proud to be a part of this organization. We also celebrate how interior design can make our world a better place at our annual design awards gala. As an annual review of the best projects throughout New England we recognize the best designed spaces for working, healing and living. Amazing design is happening all around us; sometimes we don’t even notice it,

but it does impact our lives in significant ways. We enjoy shining a light on the best of the best in New England each year. Our Philanthropy Committee is also hard at work helping the community through successful events like the Holiday Craft Night, supporting the Italian Home for Children. Members of the IIDA NE community are invited to create holiday décor, later used to decorate five living rooms and the chapel at the home’s Jamaica Plain, Mass. campus. The committee also does volunteer days

at the Food Project where members of the IIDA NE community connect with local youth through their Serve & Grow program. Our members visit a local farm to help with planting, weeding, harvesting, and preparing beds. Together with The Food Project’s “Dirt Crew” youth, we contribute towards the goal of creating a more sustainable food system throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Good design is good business. As an organization that champions good design and collaboration across all the amazing parts of our society, IIDA New England is working to ensure our success. Thank you to all of our members, collaborators, mentors, supporters and clients. Together we are working to bring better design to our community.

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October 2018

Maugel Completes NEOLab


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Andover, MA – Maugel Architects announced the completion of the 24,000sf interior design for New England Orthodontic Laboratory (NEOLab). Located at 3 Riverside Drive in Andover, NEOLab is a custom ortho lab catering to pediatric dentist and orthodontists. Bowdoin Construction served as construction manager for the project. The interior fit-out for the rapidly growing firm includes a mix of office and lab space. The office areas feature an open concept with glass-walled conference rooms, a customer service area, and reception. The lab areas include specialty workspaces for 3D printing, acrylics, and finishing. Particular attention was paid to creating efficient workflows that minimized

2 Smith Place, west view / rendering courtesy of Axiom Architects

distances between departments and maximized efficiencies. The result is a modern, flexible environment that will enable NEOLab to expand with minimal disruption to operations.


Cohasset, MA – Axiom Architects was recently awarded the 2 Smith Place Building project in Cohasset. The three-story mixed-use building will feature 17 one- and two-bedroom condominium residences on all floors and some commercial space on the first floor.

The project encompasses 22,800sf and is expected to be completed over the next one to two years. The structure will be designed to fit into a traditional New England-style of architecture, with gable-style roof forms and traditional detailing.

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October 2018

Integrated Builders Selected for Fit-Out

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Newton, MA – Integrated Builders of Rockland announced that it has been selected for a 32,000sf tenant fit-out at 60 Wells Avenue in Newton. The construction management firm will render services on behalf of owner Intrum Corporation for tenant CYBERARK. Integrated Builders’ team includes project manager Stephen Shinto, assistant project manager Kimberlee Sheehan, and project superintendent Michael Gongoleski. Silverman Trykowski Associates is responsible for the architectural format of the new office. CYBERARK’s renovation commenced with an interior demolition and expansion into unoccupied office space in order for the tenant to utilize the entire building. Integrated will build out new offices, conference rooms, a call center, a full kitchen, and a recreation area. There will be an IT room built with

required Liebert cooling units. The firm will then upgrade all HVAC to accommodate the new IT room and configure the office area. The construction team will also install new ceilings to include a 2 x 2 ACT, hexagon “clouds” that float overhead, Woodgrille architectural surface, and painted exposed deck ceiling. The new skylight, in addition to recessed and pendant lighting, will create a bright and modern feel throughout the space. There will be glass walls, sidelites, and wood doors installed at individual offices. Most notably, there will be unique millwork crafted and added to the space to include a reception desk, planter, walls, kitchen cabinets, and seating area. Last, a new operable partition wall will be added to the training area for functions.

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Boston – Cogswell Sprinkler Co., Inc. is currently working towards completion of the fire protection installation for a new hotel, Hyatt Centric Boston, located at the Congress Square development in the Financial District. The project incorporates an existing 12-story, 53,072sf building at 68 Devonshire Street with a new 13-story horizontal addition on the adjacent vacant lot, with challenging logistics in a hightraffic urban area. The sprinkler installation consists of a wet pipe sprinkler system with an electric fire pump, pressure reducing valves, and multiple zones throughout. Cogswell Sprinkler Company’s project management team of Mike O’Donoghue and Mike Carpenter, along with Foreman Jesse Torrez, are working together with project coordinator Matt Ward and Consigli Construction to bring this project to completion for a 2018 opening. Hyatt’s new Millennial-minded, upscale lifestyle boutique hotel emphasizes individual, social design that captures local flavor, centered about The

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Corner (Hyatt Centric hotels’ signature craft cocktail lounge) and a locally themed bar and restaurant.

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Design Elements that Define a Successful Open Office Environment

by Lucianna Lucarelli A change in how — and where — people work has given companies the motivation to embrace an open and collaborative workspace. While studies have shown that this trend can increase productivity, boost employee satisfaction, and attract and retain top talent, the transition from a traditional office design to an open and collaborative workspace can be daunting to some employees. The most effective open office environments provide a variety of work settings and meeting areas to best support employees. A successful design is tailored toward a company’s business goals and culture and appeals to how employees work and what tools they find useful. Enhanced common areas, meeting rooms, and social spaces can help to foster interaction and team work, increasing job satisfaction and productivity while requiring less square footage per person than individual offices.

When Cresa relocated its Boston office to the 10th floor of Atlantic Wharf, a mixed-use tower in Boston’s vibrant Waterfront District, TRIA provided interior architecture and corporate design services to create an open, modern, and collaborative workspace that maximizes natural light and spectacular views of Boston Harbor. The energetic physical space reflects Cresa’s evolution and growth as a company while showcasing the workplace strategy design elements its clients seek. Shifting Cresa’s workspace from a traditional office design to an open office environment, TRIA’s approach was to incorporate various types of work settings and gathering spaces to create a casual and collaborative office. The existing space featured an open perimeter, high ceilings, and expansive glass — features that helped to accentuate the abundance of natural light and views of the water. In designing the transition from Cresa’s former traditional office at 200 State Street to its new open office workspace, TRIA incorporated the following design elements: Varied work areas

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Warwick, RI – h.a.Fisher Homes, located in Warwick, has teamed up with Resnick & Caffrey and DiPrete Engineering to create a new subdivision known as Hawthorne Ridge, a 2.5-acre development located on Greenwich Avenue in Warwick. The development will include eight new three-bedroom, single-family homes between 1,500sf and 2,000sf. DiPrete Engineering provided the site’s design, soil evaluations, and wetland inspections. “We’re proud to be a part of this exciting new project,” said

David Russo, project manager at DiPrete Engineering. “I look forward to seeing everyone’s hard work come to life.” Hawthorne Ridge will implement Woman-Centric design, an exclusive design concept based on research adhering to the powerful influence of a woman’s thought in home design. Additionally, all new h.a.Fisher Homes will be at least 30% more energy efficient than most newly built homes. Construction is expected to begin in spring/summer 2019.

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Implementing a Digital Workplace

by Dianne Dunnell The most influential factor shaping the future of the workplace is quite simply, technology. Technology is helping to redefine workplace culture through the choices of technology available, the adoption of certain technologies over others, and the use of technology changing how and where we work. Today we live in an always-connected, instant-access environment. Employees are working faster and more efficiently than ever and relying on mobile devices in the workplace, at home, and on the go. The next generation of workers, including Millennials and Gen Z, will be tied to their mobile phones, not their desks. To keep up, employers need to provide a workplace technology experience that matches the typical consumer technology experience with Bluetooth-driven or voice-activated devices. Forward-thinking companies are pivoting quickly and harnessing current trends to take advantage of new ways of

working in the digital workplace. The mobile revolution has inspired a giant shift in the way people communicate and access information. Communication barriers diminish and employee efficiency and innovation increase when technologies such as virtual meeting tools are integrated into the workplace.

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to increase, and making sense of it quickly and prioritizing it effectively will be a key competitive skill. Companies are leveraging IoT, AI, and VR platforms to free employees to be more creative and efficient. These newest technologies and tools — in a dizzying array of categories — allow companies to create a smarter office environment, more focused customer service solutions, and more collaborative

As productivity and collaboration tools become the norm, the volume of information hitting employees will continue decision making. Companies should be mindful to put the technological infrastructure in place for employees to securely retrieve documents from different cloud-based platforms and mobile devices. As productivity and collaboration tools become the norm, the volume of information hitting employees will continue

decision making. Technology no longer defines the workplace but enables it. Just as many retailers are phasing out customer service email channels in favor of chatbots, companies are leveraging new webbased platforms and workplace analytics to offer employees optimized office

environments. These technologies capture workspace usage, identify employees’ peak performance and productivity, and discover ways to improve processes, tools, and the workplace through employee feedback. For example, room and desk sensors are being used to promote employee wellness initiatives, offer insight into space usage, identify organizational inefficiencies, understand how much employees are collaborating and with whom, and provide data to facility managers to aid in real estate decisions. An additional benefit of workplace analytics allows for architects and designers to streamline the planning and design process while increasing satisfaction of the new workplace among teams. The workplace is no longer just a physical space employees occupy during regular business hours. The workplace is evolving to define a company’s brand and express its culture as well as to address a changing workforce, information overload, and need for speed. The key to success, however, lies in the effective implementation of a digital workplace strategy. Dianne Dunnell, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, is an associate partner and the interior design director at Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA).


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Coworking in Place

by Anne Loh Russo Generally speaking, coworking refers to people who use a common workspace but are not employed by the same organization, for example, those who share space at WORKPOINT, Serendipity Labs, or Upward Hartford. However, the definition is expanding. Increasingly, the term is being used by companies who dedicate spaces to accommodate work-at-home employees who need an occasional check-in with headquarters, and mobile sales forces or visiting clients. The concept also can be applied to spaces for workers who need more flexibility throughout the day than the typical 60sf footprint/per person can achieve. This might include someone who collaborates most of the time but occasionally needs a quiet space for a focused task. Regardless of whether the employee has a permanent desk or is transient, the High_Profile - Advertisement - 11.11.15.ai 1 11/11/2015 need to have a flexible work environment

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that offers different settings is universal. Harvard Business Review has conducted ongoing research about why coworkers seem to thrive. A 2015 article notes: “Our research suggests that the combination of a well-designed 11:40:56 AM work environment and a well-curated

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work experience are part of the reason people who cowork demonstrate higher levels of thriving than their office-based counterparts. But what matters the most for high levels of thriving is that people who cowork have substantial autonomy and can be themselves at work.” Corporate America is recognizing this and taking notes from coworking models. Harvard Business Review continues: “Our advice to traditional companies who want to learn from coworking spaces is to give people the space and support to be their authentic selves. The result will be employees who feel more committed to your organization and are more likely to bring their best energy and ideas to the office each day. Even if it is corporate headquarters.” Remedy Partners, a young, innovative healthcare technology company, with offices in Darien, Conn., and New York City, is applying these strategies in its

new space. While designated seats of open collaborative benching can be used for teaming, there also are opportunities for those who need heads-down time. The communal library, a quiet space meant for heads-down tasks, offers a destination for employees to work in an open room setting. Within the room are semiprivate areas like carrels, and an open communal table. The space is separated visually and acoustically from the rest of the office. It is a “no phone zone.” This library concept supports other research that suggests Millennials are comfortable working in libraries, a carryover from college. These quiet spaces also can be multifunctional, serving as meeting or presentation space. Employers are finding that providing an environment of supportive and diverse work styles has a positive impact on recruitment and retention, a true benefit. Anne Loh Russo is senior associate at Amenta Emma Architects.







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Focus: Corporate Facilities Rand-Whitney Cuts Ribbon on HQ Addition PROCON designer and CM Worcester, MA – Mass. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito spoke at the September 12 ribbon cutting of Rand-Whitney Worcester’s 45,000sf expansion event. Company President Nick Smith was joined by leadership, dignitaries, valued customers, and a group of employees in the celebration at its One Agrand Street headquarters. Rand-Whitney is owned by The Kraft Group of Foxborough — owners of the New England Patriots. Manchester. N.H.-based firm PROCON was the designer and construction manager for the project. The 45,000sf addition included new equipment and capabilities, muchneeded storage space, a state-of-the-art waste extraction system, 22 dock doors, a shipping/receiving office area, truck storage areas, a dedicated truck-access driveway, increased trailer storage, and redeveloped onsite parking. In addition to adding a warehouse to the site, the company upgraded the look of the overall campus. Therefore, after

(l-r) Ted Fire, The Kraft Group; from PROCON: Matt Wirth, Joel Witham, Sam Ramaker, Justin Ritz, Mark Stebbins CEO and chairman, Michael Hebert, and Dan Messier; and Nick Smith, president of Rand-Whitney

completing the warehouse, the team began work on improvements to the adjacent building that houses graphic design for Rand-Whitney located at 207 Greenwood Street. The building’s façade received a facelift with renovated windows, LED

lighting, and a new exterior paneling system painted in the signature RandWhitney Blue. The headquarters building received a complete makeover with efficient storefront windows and a composite/ insulated metal panel combo. Offices,

common areas, and conference rooms were also updated along with new standup desks for the staff, also finished in the company’s signature color. Lastly, the main lobby was refurbished with modern interior finishes in keeping with the company’s branding. Overall improvements produced an updated and consistent design across the campus. The increased plant infrastructure will also give them the ability to purchase more capital equipment, maximize their production, and grow their capabilities and offering, which is a win-win for their employees and customers. The current facility was built in 1965, and according to Nick Smith, “The market has changed substantially in the last 20 years with a mass exodus of a lot of major segments of manufacturing in the Northeast. Today, there are 50 fewer plants than 25 years ago.” Such changes prompted the familyowned business to expand and renovate to remain competitive in the manufacturing market.


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October 2018

G. Greene Employees Embrace the Open Concept Allston, MA – G. Greene Construction Company’s office building built more than 36 years ago by Gabe Greene, founder, will soon be replaced with a contemporary, three-story open concept headquarters. The company owns its Allston real estate and has been planning this final phase of its campus development for quite some time. To stay onsite while the new building is in progress, G. Greene employees were relocated into temporary, modular offices. Beyond just having an office for operations, this temporary space allows employees and management to experiment with the open concept. Those who were skeptical at first have embraced this model. Being able to communicate and collaborate with other team members more easily is one of the many benefits. “We really wanted to give our team an in-depth experience with a more open, collaborative environment before finalizing decisions on our new headquarters. We are experimenting with different scenarios and using that direct feedback in our design process for our new building,” Bob Greene stated. Summer Tobin, G. Greene’s inhouse architect designer and VDC/BIM coordinator was tasked with managing the design for the temporary office. She is now spearheading the final design with

G. Greene Construction Company, Inc. is a full-service builder and construction manager with an extensive project portfolio throughout New England. Established in 1966, G. Greene

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GMA Architects on the new headquarters. Summer added, “We work and build with the most advanced institutions in the region/world. We’re lucky to have great examples of how office design impacts productivity and employee satisfaction and we’re testing the best of those ideas now. Our new headquarters will have the best combination of openness, furniture, and equipment technologies.”


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A spokesperson for G. Greene said their employees are excited to play a role in the company moving toward the future and look forward to sharing their journey and success in the coming months.

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Erland Establishes Two New Groups Burlington, MA – Erland Construction has established two new groups as a part of the company’s growth in the advanced technology/life sciences and special projects markets. Daryl Leland, who joined Erland in 2015, has been appointed as the group manager of the special projects/strategic accounts group; and Dan Cobb, who has worked at Erland since 2016, is now the group manager for the advanced technology/life sciences group. Cobb, with more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry, brought his broad experience of building and renovating cleanroom facilities and specialized lab environments to Erland, previously serving as the dedicated ad-

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vanced technology/life sciences manager. Leland, who has worked in the construction industry for more than 15 years, has experience in both project management and field engineering. Since joining Erland, he has grown the special projects group’s (SPG) portfolio substantially as the manager of special projects.

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Farmington, CT – Mott Corporation has initiated the first phase of renovations for the company’s buildings at 75 and 84 Spring Lane, that will allow for increased capacity and technological advancements. Joining the A/Z Design team and its CSA division, other subcontractors include Power Systems Electrical Contractors and Sifco Painting. As a high-precision filtration and flow control company, Mott is trusted to deliver technological breakthroughs where none currently exist. In order to continue delivering these breakthroughs as technology advances, the company has

determined that buildings 75 and 84 need to be renovated. In Building 75, renovations will be made to the existing gowning areas and clean rooms. This will include demolishing the existing walls, refurbishing the existing floor through an epoxy floor-coating system, upgrading the lighting and painting, and providing interconnection support. Three different areas will be renovated in Building 84 as well. The first phase of these renovations covers approximately 16,000sf. The project is expected to be completed in the winter of 2019.

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United Steel Gets Top Workplace Award East Hartford, CT – United Steel, a major fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals, has received its fifth consecutive Top Workplace award from The Hartford Courant. The company received the award at a September 20 event to honor all 60 Connecticut companies who received this employee-generated distinction.

“We truly appreciate our team of employees who make our company and our workplace what it is,” said Ken Corneau, president of United Steel. “We truly appreciate our team of employees who make our company and our workplace what it is,” said Ken Corneau, president of United Steel. “Each employee comes to work every day with a great attitude, a willingness to work as part of our team, and a desire to build the best steel framing and miscellaneous metals products. This award is as much a reflection on them as it is on us and we value that greatly.” To identify the best workplaces in the state, The Courant partnered with the

(l-r) David Shellito, miscellaneous metals field superintendent; Moses Okai, assistant structural shop foreman; Karen Bycenski, human resources generalist; Ken Corneau, president and CEO; Evan Maltz, vice president of operations; and Skip Henderson, safety manager

research firm Energage to confidentially survey employees who nominated their employers. Questions focused on quality of benefits, amenities, time off, workplace ethics, communications, and employer’s openness to solicit employee ideas, among other subjects. All nominated companies received their employees’

anonymous input from the survey. Founded in 1974, United Steel, Inc., is the largest fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals in New England. The company’s divisions include United Metal Solutions, that specializes in the processing and fabrication of simple parts, component

parts, sub-assemblies and completed OEM products made from aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel; United Building Solution, that offers design/ build and general contracting services for metal structures; and Black Rock Fireproof Columns, a manufacturer of fireproof structural columns.



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October 2018

Ribbon Cutting at Citizens Corporate Campus Dimeo CM Johnston, RI – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently for the new Citizens Corporate Campus in Johnston. Citizens Financial Group selected Dimeo Construction Company to serve as its construction manager for the new corporate campus on an undeveloped parcel of land west of I-295.

Throughout the campus there will be 60 acres of preserved space that includes wildlife paths and an extensive stormwater system for protection of wetlands and sensitive areas. There are also three large culverts that span three wetland crossings. The recently completed 425,000sf campus, designed by Elkus-Manfredi Architects, includes office and meeting space, collaborative work spaces, a call center, executive offices, dining and fitness facilities, structured parking — as well as baseball fields, tennis and basketball

(l-r) Representatives David Cicilline and Jim Langevin; Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed; Governor Gina Raimondo; Chair/CEO of Citizens Financial Group Bruce Van Saun; Mayor Joe Polisena; Exec. VP & head of Corporate Affairs, Citizens Financial Group; Barbara Cottam and President, Citizens Bank R.I., Citizens Financial Group, Keith Kelly / Kory Addis Photography

courts, and trails that the local community will be able to use. Approximately 3,000 employees will occupy the new campus. Throughout the campus there will be 60 acres of preserved space that

includes wildlife paths and an extensive stormwater system for protection of wetlands and sensitive areas. There are also three large culverts that span three wetland crossings.

In addition to the campus itself, this one-of-a-kind project includes a new interchange for Interstate 295, infrastructure improvements along Greenville Ave., extension of utilities to

Some fun facts announced at the ribbon cutting: The project includes 424,763 total gross square footage, 2,414 total parking spaces including 12 electric car charging stations and reserved parking for mothers-to-be, 123 acres, 198 collaboration spaces, including conference, focus, regulator, project and scrum rooms, and 3,000 colleague desks.

Citizens interior desks


service the site and the surrounding area, and remediation of an onsite landfill. Some fun facts announced at the ribbon cutting: The project includes 424,763 total gross square footage, 2,414 total parking spaces including 12 electric car charging stations and reserved parking for mothersto-be, 123 acres, 198 collaboration spaces, including conference, focus, regulator, project and scrum rooms, and 3,000 colleague desks. Amenities include three walking trails ranging from .3 to 1.6 miles long, a

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clock tower standing 55 feet tall between the sports fields and Route 295 synched to the National Bureau of Standards Atomic Clock, a rain garden, fire pit and BBQ grills, and sport fields/courts for softball, soccer, bocce, volleyball, basketball, and tennis. The campus café has a compost program, and a miniature model of the campus was tested in a wind tunnel to observe how it would “breathe” or take in the air. Changes were made to ensure the freshest air possible in the buildings. Brad Dimeo, president of Dimeo Construction, said: “We are pleased to deliver this state-of-the-art project on time and on budget. It was truly a team effort and a great collaborative experience with the town of Johnston, Citizens Financial Group, Cushman & Wakefield, and ElkusManfredi Architects. It’s wonderful to

“We are pleased to deliver this state-of-the-art project on time and on budget. It was truly a team effort and a great collaborative experience with the town of Johnston, Citizens Financial Group, Cushman & Wakefield, and Elkus-Manfredi Architects.” – Brad Dimeo, president of Dimeo Construction

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Education Local CM Announces Launch of Five New Student Housing Developments Providence, RI – Gilbane Development Company announced the launch of five new student housing developments around the country. All buildings plan to begin operations by fall 2020, apart from Octave at University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign, that is scheduled for fall 2019 occupancy. Altogether, the projects will hold over 3,500 beds and are valued at more than $400 million. Future residents will have access to top-of-the-line amenities, including swimming pools, fitness centers, clubhouses, and computer labs. All communities offer students fully furnished units, featuring bed and bath parity, high-speed internet, diverse options and activities for physical and mental fitness and wellness, and personal and group study areas, among other bestin-class community areas to enjoy. The properties are designed to specifically suit the needs of today’s modern student and will be professionally managed. The student housing developments include: Octave, a two-building, 538-bed complex in Champaign, two blocks from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign



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campus, will open for student occupancy in 2019. Alor, a three-building, 946-bed purpose-built student housing and 64 units of market rate/workforce housing development just 1,000 feet from Arizona State’s Tempe campus includes 12,000sf of retail and a structured parking garage. Sierra, a 228-unit building that abuts the southeast corner of Oregon State University’s campus in Corvallis, Oregon.

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October 2018

Bristol School Chooses Design Firm

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Farmington, CT – The transition of Bristol’s historic Memorial Boulevard School into an arts magnet school took a major step forward as the committee in charge selected Quisenberry Arcari Malik, LLC (QA+M Architecture) as the architect and lead designer for the project. Rusty Malik, AIA, principal in charge, will lead a project team that includes design principal Kent McCoy, AIA, project manager Angela Cahill, AIA, and educational planner Dan Davis, AIA. Originally constructed in 1921, the landmark 96,000sf building in the heart of downtown Bristol was known as Bristol High School until the school system closed it in 2012. The engagement of QA+M Architecture is the next step in reviving this vacant four-story facility into a performing arts magnet school for local

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students in grades six through 12. The project will also preserve the building’s 900-seat theater — the city of Bristol’s largest performance space. Officials have discussed the potential for using the theater for concerts, plays, and other public performances when school is not in session. The anticipated project budget is $54 million. The building is listed on the Connecticut Register of Historic Places as a historic structure.


Suffolk, Teamsters Provide Training

Instructor Tom Morrissey prepares students

Roxbury, MA – In an effort to provide valuable career training opportunities for minorities and women, Teamsters Local 25 and Suffolk Construction have joined forces with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s City Academy, a new initiative that trains Boston residents for city jobs. As part of this partnership, Suffolk and Teamsters Local 25 are providing City Academy participants with a career showcase of commercial driver’s license (CDL) and hoisting opportunities, as well as training in hoisting and OSHA 10 safety. These skills will help low- and middleincome residents access entry-level city positions that offer good pay at or above Boston’s living wage, plus benefits, union membership, and opportunities for career advancement. They also will help address

a local shortage of drivers with CDL training needed to fill a large number of jobs. City Academy’s CDL/hoisting training track includes a job readiness boot camp, site visits to participating city agencies, and training and test preparation leading to a hoisting license and/or CDL. Trainees were able to learn about opportunities in commercial driving and heavy equipment operation at the career showcase held at Suffolk’s newly renovated and expanded headquarters. Tom Morrissey, an instructor with Teamsters Local 25 Training Program and CDL Truck Driving School, led a hoisting training for participants recently and will lead an OSHA 10 safety training course offered in-kind by Teamsters Local 25 in October.

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Life Science Maugel Completes R&D Facility for Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals

Hopkinton, MA – Maugel Architects announced the completion of Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals’ new research and development facility in Hopkinton. Located at 35 Parkwood Drive, Spring Bank will occupy 30,000sf of a 160,000sf building owned by Parsons Commercial Group, Inc. The space features multiple laboratories and office workspace. Spring Bank’s versatile new facility has been designed with efficiency in

Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals’ new research and development facilities in Hopkinton

mind, from the flow of moving between labs to the placement of specialized equipment. In addition to Maugel Architects and Spring Bank, team members include Parsons Commercial Group, Colliers International, Venture Forward Partners, Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, and Walker Development. The flexible lab environment maximizes natural light and allows for dynamic

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industry for close to 20 years,” said Mark Pelletier, senior director of architecture at Maugel Architects. “It was a pleasure working with the Spring Bank team to create a modern, flexible lab environment that will meet their needs today and tomorrow.”

P2 Science Building Complete Design-Build by A/Z Corp. Naugatuck, CT – P2 Science Inc., a biorenewable chemistry company, held a ribbon cutting for its recently completed green chemistry advanced manufacturing plant in Naugatuck. A/Z Corporation served as the company’s design-build lead for the project, which included a new reactor building and the fit-out of a hazardous area process room. A/Z was also responsible for the design, fabrication, and installation of a process reactor skid. The plant, which is designed to be expanded easily at the current site, is the first of its kind in the world, and the U.S. patent covering the core technology was issued on September 11, 2018. Commercial production starts in October and will focus on renewable intermediates and ingredients for fragrances, flavors, and cosmetics. Speaking at the event in Nauguatuck were Nancy Wyman, lieutenant governor of the state of Connecticut; Catherine Smith, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development; Professor Paul Anastas of Yale University; Patrick Foley of P2 Science; Michael Nettersheim of BASF Venture Capital; Hapiz Abdullah of Xeraya Capital; and Neil Burns, CEO of P2 Science. Attendees included

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customers and partners from around the world, including Italy, Malaysia, Japan, and Germany. Customers from around the globe will use many of the novel and highperforming ingredients produced from the Naugatuck plant.

October 2018


Product Architectural and Designer Window Films Providing Form and Function

by Peter J. Davey Frank Lloyd Wright expanded upon Louis Sullivan’s notion of “form ‘follows’ function” with his statement that “form ‘and’ function should be one.” Most of us are aware of the many functions of window films. Solar control and security films insulate windows and improve a building’s energy efficiency, reduce nuisance glare on monitors and television screens, provide UV protection against fading, and fortify windows for added safety and security. While these films predominantly address function, a wide variety of architectural and designer films are available that speak to form. Currently trending and increasing in demand, these films are manufactured to enhance interior space as well as the exterior aesthetics of commercial and residential buildings.

Architectural and designer films offer an economical way to reinvent interior environments. From subtle to dynamic, a plethora of options are available to improve the ambience of interiors, to creatively display company logos and signage, or to update an aging decor. Options are available to enhance the aesthetics and privacy of conference rooms, waiting rooms, lobbies, verandas, partitions, entrances, railings, shower doors, and lavatory windows. Any

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Senior/Assisted Living

PROCON Keeps Brightview on Track

Shirley Commons Moves Forward Designed by Dietz & Company Architects, Inc.

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Architectural rendering of Shirley Commons / Dietz & Company Architects

Boston, – Shirley Commons, a proposed senior housing development in Devens, will move forward with construction after receiving a rental housing award from the Baker-Polito administration. The Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development, a nonprofit affordable housing developer based in Boston and Hartford, has proposed building 58 units of affordable housing for seniors in the Shirley Village Growth District on Hospital Road.

Forty-three of these units will be rented to households earning no more than 60% of area median income, while the remaining 15 units will be reserved for households earning no more than 30% of area median income. The Department of Housing and Community Development will support Shirley Commons with low income housing tax credits and subsidy funds. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2019.

Shelton, CT – Brightview Senior Living in Shelton is well on its way to a spring 2019 completion. The latest addition to Brightview’s assortment of communities is located at 30 Beard Sawmill Road just off Route 8 between New Haven and Bridgeport. Longtime partner PROCON of Manchester, N.H., is the architect and construction manager for the 168,000sf project. The four-story design features 161 luxury apartments in a variety of styles and care options. The apartment choices include 87 Independent Living, 48 Assisted Living and 26 Wellspring Village Apartment Homes. Wellspring Village is a specialized Brightview neighborhood designed to enhance the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. “One notable feature of this building is the beautiful views that can already be seen from the Wellspring Village dining area overlooking the nearby farm,” stated PROCON’s project manager. The design is intended to encourage residents to connect with the outdoors by importing plenty of natural light with cathedral ceilings and oversized windows throughout the community. The overall design features a farmhouse style vernacular with bays, a gabled roof, balconies, porches and an attractive porte-cochere entrance to blend with the surrounding

countryside. Construction is divided into sections with different phases of installation underway simultaneously. Section C is undergoing finishes while section B receives drywall and section A undergoes MEP work and rough-ins. As today’s older adults seek to remain active in their post-retirement years, the amenities and services offered make Brightview Senior Living the premier place for seniors looking for independent living, assisted living and dementia care. “This job requires some detailed and precise installations, and I have been really impressed with the way our team has pushed ahead to stay on target and do a great job with all the components,” added the project manager. Onsite amenities will include a fitness center, a pub, theater, beauty/barber shop, café, library/media room and elegant dining rooms. Group ac,tivities, clubs, games, and hobbies will be included in the environment to encourage gathering and socializing. Lastly, housekeeping, dining, transportation, maintenance, chef-prepared meals, and an expertly trained, caring staff will all be included in Brightview Shelton’s all-inclusive living experience. Brightview Senior Living Development offers senior living communities in eight states – Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia.



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Valley Brook Village Phase 2 Starts Construction Braintree, MA – The New Jersey Health Care System of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Affordable Housing and Services Collaborative Inc., in conjunction with Peabody Properties, Community Hope Inc., and Windover Construction, recently announced that construction of Phase 2 of Valley Brook Village has begun. The project will contain 50 additional units of rental affordable apartments with onsite support services for homeless Veterans. Expansion of the Valley Brook Village, located on the Lyons campus of the New Jersey Health Care System, will add to the existing 62-unit development completed in October 2013. The new three-story building will be oriented around a common village green to complement Phase 1 and will provide permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans. Community Hope provides onsite case management and employment services to veterans residing at Valley Brook Village. Valley Brook Village is built on land provided through the federal Enhanced Use Lease Program on the VA New Jersey Health Care campus in Bernards Township. In 2017, the project was awarded $1,122,000 in federal low-income housing

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EchelonSeaport Tops Off Boston – Cottonwood Group joined Mayor Martin J. Walsh, John Moriarty & Associates (JMA), and elected officials recently to celebrate the topping off of 133 Seaport – A Regent Collection, the first condominium tower at EchelonSeaport, a 3.5-acre, 1.33 million sf mixed-use development on Seaport Boulevard. The highly anticipated project will deliver 447 luxury condominiums, 270 rental apartments, more than 60,000sf

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Seven Tips to Hone Your Public Speaking Skills

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Events A&M Attends Joint ITE Meeting

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Woburn, MA – Corinne Tobias, PE, PTOE, who heads the transportation division of Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (A&M), represented the company at the Joint ITE International and Midwestern/ Great Lakes Districts Annual Meeting and Exhibit held in Minneapolis. The meeting provided opportunity to participate in several technical sessions and workshops that outlined the future of transportation engineering practice. The first theme was regarding a joint effort by the ITE Complete Streets Council and the National Association of City Transportation Officials to develop a handbook for local jurisdictions on how to inventory, assess, enhance, and prioritize curb spaces to meet the multimodal demands in a safe and efficient way. The guide will consider regulatory, operations, and technology strategies to optimize curb access and usage, and feature case studies and reference material. An additional theme focused on an ef-

fort to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries, through innovations in safety, by highlighting best practices in design and strategies for implementation that highlighted the consensus and momentum Corinne Tobias building that’s necessary to change existing and outdated practices. The most revolutionary theme of the event was Building Smarter Communities through Better Transportation. These sessions discussed the deployment of connected vehicles, including progress/ results from U.S. Dept. of Transportation pilot projects around the country; ongoing and planned deployment activity in response to the Signal Phase and Timing challenge; and available policy and technical guidance for those interested in deploying CV services.

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Healthcare Dr. Gawande Shares Vision at Suffolk

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Philanthropy Griffin Electric Donates School Supplies

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Trends and Hot Topics

Prefabrication Transformation by Maureen Funke and Deb Gearty Is prefabrication at the pinnacle of the construction industry transformation? It may very well be. The data is there: Technology-driven prefabrication has many advantages and few drawbacks. But prefabrication is like many other innovations in the construction industry, slow to catch on and met with resistance. According to McKinsey, the construction industry is one of the “least digitized industries in the world.” Least digitized and most arduous! Lack of prefabrication integration has long been a sore point in the construction industry. Yet there are not enough hands to do the work conventionally. In recent research, 88% of respondents had encountered risks related to craftworker shortages, and 67% had encountered risks related to the shortage of field supervisors. Today, finding skilled tradespeople is extremely difficult. For every five trained tradespeople retiring only one enters an apprenticeship program. The need to


build more efficiently is greater than ever. “Now, digital technologies are gradually entering the construction industry, changing how infrastructure, real estate, and other built assets are designed, constructed, operated, and maintained,” says the Boston Consulting Group. Transformation is a subjective term, though, right? How will we actually

Technology has transformed prefabrication from the massproduced boxes we used to see, to beautiful designs customized to suit the clients’ needs. know the industry has transformed? Fewer man hours, fewer claims, greater sustainability? “Within 10 years, fullscale digitization could help the industry save an estimated 12% to 20%, equal to between $1 trillion and $1.7 trillion annually.” I’d say that would be a good measure. I’ll write an article in 2028 to confirm. As our industry’s adoption of digital

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tools increases, we can start to envision transformation in a space which has remained largely unchanged in a century. The changes underway now are creating an environment where all stakeholders are equally engaged in the process, a space where the design, budget, and schedule are clearly understood. Along with new technology innovations, new methods are being developed which are paving the way to the future of our industry. One new method of construction that employs digital technologies to meet the demands of end users, design professionals, and contractors is Doing It Right This Time (DIRTT). DIRTT produces hyper-personalized prefab interiors for healthcare, education, corporate, and life

science clients. Custom, pre-assembled walls, doors, millwork, and electrical components are delivered in three to five weeks! The work done by other trades to produce a warm shell is performed in a wide-open, safe, efficient worksite while the interior solution is produced in the factory. The project is virtually waste-free, with high fit, finish, and function. One recent project reported eliminating 25,600 lbs. of drywall and 550 lbs. of carpet waste while completing the project 20% faster, and another client reported an estimated $1 million/year maintenance savings for their critical care unit, a nice dent in the $1.7 trillion potential savings. Technology has transformed prefabrication from the mass-produced boxes we used to see, to beautiful designs customized to suit the clients’ needs. It is one example of the transformative effect of technology on our industry. Maureen Funke is a DIRTT Champion with greenbox and a longtime Construction Institute member and chair of its editorial board. Deb Gearty is a DIRTTBag and #buildbetterembassador with Ritz Associates and a Construction Institute Board member.

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Green Ribbon Cutting at Carver Elementary Carver, MA – CTA Construction Managers joined community leaders, town officials, students, and faculty members to celebrate the official ribbon cutting of the new Carver Elementary School. Phase 1 of construction was completed during the summer, and students and faculty are now enjoying classes in the new facility for the first time. A key feature of the new 112,350sf Carver Elementary School is its green, sustainable technology. The new building is energy efficient and will be Northeast CHPS verified. The second floor cranberry vine wall also features original

artwork created by students. Phase 1 of construction also featured several major infrastructure improvements. Two new wells were brought online and connected to the two existing school buildings, along with a new water treatment system for the complex. Phase 2 of construction will finish final site improvements, including the playing fields and play areas. Construction of the new elementary school took place on a site adjacent to the former school buildings, which were fully operational for the duration of the two-year, $37 million project.

O&G Top U.S. Green Builder Torrington, Connecticut – O&G Industries was recently recognized by Engineering News Record (ENR) on its annual Top 100 Green-Buildings Contractor list that ranks the country’s top sustainable building contractors. The company ranked 77th overall and tied for eighth place as the largest Green

Building Contractor in the Educational market. It is the only Connecticut-based contractor recognized on the 2018 list. O&G is currently managing school construction projects in Colchester, East Lyme, Groton, Hartford, Ledyard, New London, Plainville, Washington, Willimantic, and Woodbury.

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City of Lowell Joins State Solar Program Lowell, MA – The Baker-Polito administration recently announced the selection of the city of Lowell to participate in the 2018 Solarize Mass Plus program to promote the adoption of solar technology and air source heat pumps among residents. A partnership between the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), and local communities, Solarize Mass reduces the overall cost of solar in municipalities across the state, helping residents save as much as 21% on solar pricing compared to the statewide average. “Communities across Massachusetts are helping the commonwealth establish a nation-leading clean energy economy, while increasing access to cost-cutting technologies,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Through the Solarize Mass program, our administration is partnering with local municipalities to make solar more affordable for Massachusetts residents.” The Solarize Mass program looks to increase the adoption of small-scale solar electricity systems through a grassroots

educational campaign, driven mainly by local volunteers and reduced pricing that increases the savings for participants. Since its launch in 2011, 64 cities and towns have participated in Solarize Mass, which has led to the contracting of more than 3,300 new small-scale installations at homes and businesses resulting in 22.3 megawatts of contracted solar capacity. To date, systems installed under Solarize Mass have reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 1,800 cars off the road annually. The Solarize Mass Plus program, first piloted in 2017, pairs the Solarize Mass model with an additional technology offering, like solar hot water or air source heat pumps. Massachusetts currently has 2,176 megawatts of solar capacity installed statewide, enough to power more than 344,000 homes.

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styles and individual preferences. Glassfronted offices and clusters of low-walled workstations provide transparency and connection and draw natural light deeper into the space. Shared locker storage areas offer visual separation of work zones and double as stand-up meeting spaces for impromptu gatherings. Meeting spaces

Following the trend of fewer dedicated conference rooms, Cresa opted instead for a mix of meeting and collaborative spaces based on the company’s work style. TRIA’s design provides plenty of choices for interaction, with technology-enabled conference rooms of varied sizes, small huddle areas with standing-height tables, and casual meeting rooms with soft seating. Café as collaborative zone

Cresa’s new workspace features a central café with multiple seating options to encourage informal gatherings throughout the day. Designed as a multipurpose collaboration zone, the café features an assortment of table seating, bar stools, and banquette seating to encourage employee engagement. The flexible space also accommodates larger company meetings and events. Focus on technology

Cresa made a significant investment in technology and AV in the new office, including the installation of display

screens in huddle spaces and conference rooms and the implementation of Zoom technology to support remote work. The combination of Zoom technology and the new open office environment allows employees to work more collaboratively internally and with clients. In designing the space, TRIA blended a warm neutral palette with wood tones to create a sophisticated and modern yet inviting style. A range of polished and rustic materials enrich the space, including concrete flooring, exposed ceilings, reclaimed wood details, and glass walls. A wood slat ceiling extends from Cresa’s reception area into the main tenant corridor to create a distinct feel as visitors enter the office. A demountable wall between the reception area and adjoining conference room features a fully integrated, seamless technology system, with one flat-panel screen for branding facing reception and another screen facing conference room participants. While making the transition from traditional to modern office spaces can be challenging, a workspace that supports collaboration and encourages social interaction can help maximize efficiency and lead to happier employees. Lucianna Lucarelli, LEED AP, is the director of interiors at TRIA. Her article was originally written for Cresa Boston’s blog.

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Trends and Hot Topics

Interior Designer Tips for Winning the Amenity War has given us insight into the methods to win the amenity war and attract new clientele, even in older buildings. Coworking from home

By Jillian D’Amato and Janine Byrne The amenity war is at an all-time high — pet spas and fitness studios are standard fare, and anything less can be detrimental to leasing percentages. As interior designers, we are privy to today’s trends, working with clients on both newly constructed and existing buildings. We bring our design expertise on what’s new to refresh what’s old. Older buildings may show their age with theatre rooms and outdated, underutilized lobbies, which can dissuade renters. Aging buildings need reworking to keep up with competitors. Lobby and amenity refreshes can transform the persona of an apartment building — turning what was drab to an attractive selling point. Our experience


Effectively support telecommuters by creating office-like spaces outside of their apartment walls. Varied spaces such as think tanks, quiet niches, and communal tables draw from the coworking trend to create space to study alone or work with a team. At the Element in Allston, Mass., a colorful, eclectic environment paired with a techy coworking table can be an impromptu gathering space or study hub for tenants and their clients. Don’t forget the corridors

An amenity and public space refresh is an ideal opportunity to rebrand an existing building. Instead of stopping at the lobby, consider simple updates to overlooked but often used spaces such as corridors and unit entries. A paint color change, new signage and light fixtures in the halls can upgrade an entire building. At Station Landing in Medford, Mass., we designed the corridors to compliment the overall amenity refresh. This helped transform



75 Station Landing in Medford, Mass., takes cues from hotel lobbies to create an elegant, welcoming space.

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The lobby is the first thing tenants and prospective renters see when they enter your building. We often see older buildings with underutilized lobbies and stacks of cardboard boxes. In today’s world of eCommerce, packages pile up in the mail room and spill out of leasing offices into the lobby. Package management systems are a simple fix and an amenity within themselves, keeping packages secure and even offering refrigeration for grocery or floral delivery. The most beautiful, well programmed lobby can still be marred by an abundance of boxes — so why not manage this? Encourage interaction and engagement

The best amenity spaces draw people in. There should be space for tenants to socialize and linger. Curate events to activate the space and build connections between the apartment communities. At Veridian in Portsmouth, N.H., a newly

constructed 94-unit multifamily building, the lobby spaces are programmed such that residents refer to their building as “a small commune.” By activating spaces with movie nights, wine and cheese tastings, game nights, and other mixand-mingle events, building managers can create memorable social experiences for their tenants. A friendly, active environment is a draw to today’s renters. These five things will help you upgrade your building amenities with ease. In addition, monitoring current and upcoming design and living trends to stay on top of what’s new and what’s old can give you the knowledge to create an amenity

Upcoming trends, from makerspaces and arcades, to expo kitchens and mindfulness rooms, will continue to transform life outside of apartment’s walls, bringing the living room to the lobby. As these trends come and go, an amenities refresh will always be an option to keep your building competitive and up-to-date. space that will stand the test of time. Upcoming trends, from makerspaces and arcades, to expo kitchens and mindfulness rooms, will continue to transform life outside of apartment’s walls, bringing the living room to the lobby. As these trends come and go, an amenities refresh will always be an option to keep your building competitive and up-to-date. Jillian D’Amato and Janine Byrne are in the architectural and interior design practice of PCA.

October 2018


Connecticut Ribbon Cutting at Colchester School

Ceremonial ribbon cutting, William J. Johnston Middle School

Colchester, CT – A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held at the William J. Johnston Middle School on August 24 to celebrate the opening of the school’s new administrative and classroom wing. O&G Industries, the construction manager for the project, was responsible for overseeing the construction of the 70,000sf addition that includes the new main entrance, administrative offices, cafeteria, media center, multipurpose room/black box theater, and over

20 classrooms. Site improvements related to the addition include a new courtyard and patio with expanded parking and redesigned bus and pick up loops that will optimize traffic flow. Phase 2 of the project includes a 29,000sf renovation of the school’s west wing that includes a gym, kitchen, café, and choral and band rooms. The project will be fully completed in the winter of 2019.

SLAM Merges With FWA Glastonbury, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM), a national architectural firm with offices in Connecticut, Georgia, New York, and Massachusetts, has merged with Frank Webb Architects (FWA), an awardwinning firm located in Los Angeles, California. SLAM is a recognized thought leader in the design of healthcare, education, corporate, and sports facilities. The firm has been recognized for its groundbreaking work for leaders like University of Notre Dame, United Technologies, Pfizer, and Yale. “When we began speaking with the leadership team at FWA back in 2016, we were amazed at how many ways our two firms were aligned,” said Robert F. Pulito, AIA, president of SLAM. “We have wanted to expand on the West Coast for some time, but this wasn’t just about getting bigger. We were looking for a partner who saw the value in a cohesive team approach.” A midsized architecture, interior, and planning firm located in Los Angeles, Frank Webb Architects has built an excellent reputation as one of Southern California’s prominent healthcare design firms. Since its founding in 1990, the firm has been partnering with leading healthcare and education organizations

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like Kaiser Permanente, City of Hope, UCLA, and USC. “The marriage of these two great companies enables us both to grow in new and exciting ways,” said Gregory W. Coles, AIA, president of Frank Webb Architects. The companies share a passion for innovation, technology, and creativity and have a strong culture rooted in delivering long-term value to their customers. The merger, which was finalized on September 1, is expected to deliver immediate results for clients and provide both firms with increased size, scope, and reach. The FWA leadership team will join SLAM’s executive team and together will immediately begin collaborating to provide existing and prospective clients with thoughtful and sustainable solutions.

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Farmington, CT – KBE Building Corporation, a $300 million construction services firm located in Farmington and Norwalk, was named one of MID-ATLANTIC: COLUMBIA, MDThe Hartford Courant’s Top Workplaces in Connecticut for 2018. KBE was ranked No. 8 in the survey. This is the second year that KBE has made the coveted list. Only 60 companies were named Top Workplaces by The Courant in 2018, chosen from surveys of nearly 14,000 employees at 80+ firms in the state. The winners were named solely based on the survey results, which measured overall employee satisfaction through a confidential, multiquestion survey. “At KBE, we believe that ‘relationships are everything’ — and that starts with our staff,” said KBE principal owner and CEO, Mike Kolakowski. “Our business success is directly related to the commitment and satisfaction of our employees. Our longevity of staff spans 10 to 35 years, which I think is really testament to the quality of KBE and our focus on our

October 2018

BSA Announces Winners Boston – The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AIA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 BSA Honors and Awards. Awardees will be recognized on January 17, 2019 at the BSA Design Awards Gala. BSA Award of Honor

employees as our most important asset.” Among the employee comments cited in KBE’s survey results were this: “The firm’s senior managers understand what is really happening at the company and actively encourages different points of view and new ideas.” The firm’s corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference, is also frequently cited as a main source of satisfaction by KBE employees. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $2.75 million and 13,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

This honor is given to individuals whose lifetime contributions to the profession and to the BSA have been uncommonly profound. The 2018 recipient is Ann M. Beha, FAIA, principal of Ann Beha Architects.

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This award, currently on its sixth year, recognizes design excellence by an architect under 40. The award is named for Earl R. Flansburgh, FAIA, a distinguished Boston architect who generously supported emerging professionals and advocated for women architects. The 2018 winner is Vince Pan, AIA, principal, Analogue Studio. BSA Commonwealth Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding influence on Boston’s built environment or the community’s awareness of it. The 2018 winner is Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.

BSA Honorary Membership

The purpose of this award is to honor a person of esteemed character who has rendered the profession of architecture a valuable service within the territory of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) and has consistently upheld the BSA’s aims. The 2018 winners are Lisa Brothers, PE, chairman and CEO, Nitsch Engineering, and Judith Nitsch, PE, founding principal, Nitsch Engineering.

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Nathan Peck Named to 40 Under 40 Boston – Nathan Peck, president of Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm, has been named to the Boston Business Journal’s 2018 40 Under 40 list. Celebrating the local people who are the achievers, innovators, and leaders in their field, a panel of judges chose honorees based on their influence on local business and industry, while factoring in contributions to the civic health of Greater Boston through volunteer work and other forms of philanthropy. All 40 Under 40 honorees will be recognized by the Boston Business

A.W. Hastings Wins National Award immersed in a new way to think about windows and doors. “From the time a visitor makes an appointment online or arrives as a walkin guest,” said Miana Hoyt Dawson, director of marketing for A.W. Hastings, “we design a very personal experience for them. They are given a Marvin project notebook when they arrive, which allows them to digitally store and later retrieve any images or specifications that inspire them during their visit.

Enfield, CT – A.W. Hastings, the exclusive representative of Marvin Windows and Doors in New England and Eastern New York, has been Miana Hoyt Dawson awarded the Dealer of the Year Award for “Excellence in Technology and Innovation” by Window & Door magazine and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance. The national trade journal recognized A.W. Hastings, among an exclusive group of five forward-thinking industry leaders, at the annual celebration on September 13 in Las Vegas. The honor highlighted Hastings’ innovative design of the nation’s first Marvin Window and Door Experience Center at 7 Tide in Boston. “We designed Marvin at 7 Tide to change the way both the design trade and homeowners think about windows and doors,” said Keenan Burns, president of A.W. Hastings. “Our team partnered with very creative thinkers to design an unprecedented immersive experience that is both high-tech and high touch. We are extremely pleased that our efforts captured the attention of the national judges on Window & Door magazine’s editorial staff.” Inside the 3,500sf facility, located at 7 Tide in Boston’s new Innovation District, visitors find a place where decision making can be accelerated using visualization tools, and where dedicated experts can walk them through those decisions with tangible examples of style and design. The space is unique, looking like neither a retail store nor a manufacturer’s showroom. From a wall of yellow felt roses, celebrating a key element from the Marvin Windows and Doors logo, to a deconstructed window mobile hanging in the entryway illustrating Marvin’s detailed craftsmanship, visitors are

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Pinck Expands its Project Mgmt Team

Delphi Welcomes Ferreira Waltham, MA – Multimarket he will share in shaping the construction management strategic growth of the company firm Delphi Construction, Inc. as an increasingly visible leader announced recently that it has in multiple markets. added David Ferreira to the “We are very excited to Delphi leadership team in the have David joining the Delphi role of project executive. leadership team in this key role. Ferreira brings more than 19 With a wealth of high-level years of professional experience management experience across Ferreira across multiple sectors with multiple industry sectors along, with a demonstrated commitment to a focus on commercial construction, putting the needs of the client first, David corporate interiors, life sciences, and is an ideal fit for Delphi,” said Keith Shaw, retail and hospitality. Delphi COO. As a member of the leadership team,

Poyant Promotes Two New Bedford, MA – Poyant, a New Bedford sign manufacturer and branding specialist, has promoted Nellie Soares Medeiros to purchasing and Donna Travers to specialty buyer. In her new role, Soares Medeiros supports and ensures the timely delivery of all production related materials and supplies, negotiations with vendors, and building partnership relations with key suppliers. She joined Poyant in 2002 as a cost accountant and then moved to administrative support to be the production manager in 2014. In her new role, Donna Travers, with a strong background in manufacturing logistics, follow-up, and production expediting, will be responsible for streamlining, sourcing, negotiating, and managing on-time delivery and meeting quality standards for critical items, working closely with design,

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project management, estimating, and the director of operations. Prior to her promotion, Travers was a project manager for Poyant, implementing rebranding programs for Shaw’s Supermarkets, Town Fair Tire, Digital Federal Credit Union, Sherwin Williams, Irving Oil, Cumberland Farms, and Rockland Trust. Before joining Poyant in 2001, she was an assistant customer service manager with Acushnet Rubber Company in New Bedford.

Boston – e3i Engineers, Inc., a specialized engineering firm, recently announced that Rob Hnasko, CTS, DMC-D, has joined the firm as senior technology consultant. He will work within the Technology Consulting Group to provide custom-tailored audiovisual, security, and telecommunications solutions. Using state-of-the-art technological advancement, Hnasko integrates innovative systems to help business improve communications and security.

Eric Ross Joins DPS Groupi Boston – DPS Group, a privately owned, global engineering firm, announced that Eric Ross has joined as virtual design and construction manager for U.S. operations in the firm’s Albany, N.Y., office. He will oversee virtual design and construction (VDC) and building information




Boston – Pinck & Co. Inc., a comprehensive real estate development advisory and project management services firm, has hired Juanita Forsythe as senior project manager, John Albright as site representative, Madeleine Kotiuga as assistant project manager, and Anthony Sanfilippo as assistant project manager. Forsythe brings 30 years’ experience working on historic, healthcare, and multipurpose construction projects. Prior to joining Pinck she ran her own consulting firm helping clients find creative solutions to their capital projects.



Albright has 20 years’ experience in project management, construction administration, and design. He previously ran his own project management company, overseeing the design and construction of commercial, retail, hospitality, and residential projects. Kotiuga joins Pinck & Co. from Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects, Inc., where she was a senior associate. Sanfilippo is a recent graduate of UMass Amherst, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in civil and environmental engineering.

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modeling (BIM) for all DPS projects within the U.S. Ross brings more than 20 years of design and construction experience in advanced technology facilities, life sciences, and related process industries, and has worked on a variety of project types.

he is responsible for overseeing Agawam, MA – OMG, Inc. roofing products’ new product recently named Peter Coyne development and innovation to the newly created position group and its global sales and of senior vice president and marketing teams. general manager for the roofing Coyne joins OMG from products division. Gulftech International’s Denver, In this role, he is responsible Colo., headquarters, following for developing and executing the various roles in finance and division’s overall strategy for the Coyne operations with Danaher three recently created divisional Corporation, Saw Mill Capital, and Steel business units: fasteners; adhesives and Partners. solar; and metal accessories. In addition,

ID3A Promotes Stabach Manufactory 4.0 at Constitution Glastonbury, CT – ID3A, LLC Plaza in downtown Hartford, recently announced that Jason with a scheduled opening Stabach has been promoted to in September, the interior architectural principal. renovation of The Hartford’s He joined ID3A in 2015 and Alpharetta Preston Ridge has dedicated his 17-year career Office in Georgia, which to the design and construction incorporated new workplace of corporate, commercial, and environments and agile space; higher education projects. Stabach and the Glastonbury Town Hall His recent projects Entrance renovation and addition. include Stanley Black & Decker’s new

Sara Curtis Joins JSA Portsmouth, NH – JSA Inc., an architecture, planning, and interior design firm, announced that Sara Curtis recently joined the firm as marketing coordinator in the Portsmouth office. She brings over 25 years of marketing experience. Her primary responsibilities includes writing and proofreading, CRM management, and Request for Proposal (RFP) response documentation for submission. Curtis

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Integrated Bldrs. Promotes Concannon

Score Joins Consigli

Dacey asserts, “As Rockland, MA – Integrated Builders has announced the Integrated grows, this is an promotion of John Concannon essential change.” from vice president of Concannon has over two operations to president of decades of industry experience Integrated Builders. In his new and has worked with service role, he will be responsible corporations, developers, for construction management property managers, retailers, and operations for all of the Concannon healthcare institutions, and organization’s projects. He will private sector clients to suit continue to oversee subcontractor bidding their unique construction management and coordination, prioritize onsite safety, needs. His repertoire includes high-tech, manage budgets and schedules, and commercial, institutional, laboratory, spearhead client communications. manufacturing, industrial, and renovation Current owner and president of projects in the $25 million to $50 million Integrated Builders, Jay Dacey, will range. He is LEED AP and OSHA assume the role of chief executive officer certified. He also holds a Massachusetts and dedicate a greater percentage of his Construction Supervisor’s license. time to sales and estimating activities.

architect/project manager at the Boston – Consigli Construction design firm Harboe Architects Co., Inc. announced recently in Chicago. His renovation and that Robert Score has joined preservation work includes the firm as its new director of leading the restoration of several historic preservation. national historic landmarks He has 25 years of such as the Lafayette Building, experience, most predominantly as an architect and project Washington, D.C.; Unity manager specializing in historic Temple, Oak Park, Illinois; Score preservation. In his new role, and preservation masterplans Score will partner with project teams for several other Frank Lloyd Wrightestablishing quality control measures. designed buildings and sites, including For 12 years he was a senior project Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dimeo Promotes Corsi

the organization. Providence, RI – Dimeo She is a 31-year veteran of Construction Company recently announced the promotion of Dimeo and has made significant Lori Corsi to vice president of contributions to the organization administration. in the areas of finance, human As Dimeo’s first vice resources, insurance, and president of administration, community development. she will be responsible for the Corsi’s business acumen and oversight of various day-to-day Corsi leadership have had a major operations, corporate insurance impact on the overall progress of the program, affirmative action compliance, organization. and support various financial aspects of

Elaine Construction Adds Fortier Newton, MA – Bob Fortier He has served as owner, has joined Elaine Construction consultant, and builder Company as a senior project throughout his career. manager. “Bob combines the best of He brings nearly four an engineer’s detailed, critical decades of experience to his thinking with a powerful role, with a deep portfolio communication style that will of large, out-of-the-ground government and commercial augment our growing team Fortier building projects. here at Elaine. His breadth of Prior to joining Elaine Construction, experience in project delivery, strategy, Fortier served in a variety of capacities change management, and construction from field to office, beginning his career management is exciting, and welcome,” in the Army Corps of Engineers as a said Lisa Wexler, president of Elaine subject matter expert instructor and Construction Company. assistant brigade construction officer.

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October 18 SFNE Annual Dinner Meeting Summit Metal Fabricators Plaistow, N.H. 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM The event will feature a tour, catered dinner, and an architecturally exposed structural steel presentation by Katherine Quigg, P.E, an AISC Structural Steel Specialist who will provide an overview of the new guidelines that will give fabricators a better understanding of the various AESS categories.

October 18 Fashion Show Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 6:00 PM The IIDA New England Fashion Show is back for its 20th year! Join us to witness over two dozen talented teams from our chapter battle it out on the runway in front of a captive live audience. Details at www.iidane.org

AEE October 25 National Grid’s 2018 Energy Solutions Summit Gillette Stadium at Patriot Place Foxborough, Mass. 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Keynote speakers, a networking expo, informative sessions, delicious meals, an expanded Ride ‘n’ Drive, an “Energy Incubator” and many sports-related surprises make this an event not to be missed. For information: 2018-nationalgrid-energy-solutions-summit

November 2 Interior Design Career Day District Hall, 75 Northern Ave, Boston College students gather to hear industry professionals share their expertise and career experiences. The event is supported by ASIDNE, IIDA NE, and IFDA, as a collaborative effort to facilitate this educational event. Register: https:// w w w. i ida ne. org /i nt er ior- de sig ncareer-day-2018

CoreNet October 16 Record-Breaking Networking Hynes Convention Center An amazing opportunity to make 20 new connections in just one hour. The goal

is to have at least 1,200 people gather to have 3 minute meetings with at least 20 people to break the record. Guaranteed to be the most efficient and fun networking you have ever experienced! For information and requirements: please contact Brittney Webster. bwebster@ corenetglobal.org

BRAGB October 25 2018 PRISM Awards Gala! Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Boston The Business and Remodeling Association of Greater Boston invites you to join us. The PRISM Awards recognize the finest projects and outstanding achievements of the indusry. This year, a portion of all ticket sales and sponsor proceeds will be donated to Women’s Lunch Place. For information: http://www.bragb.org/

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November 8 Changing the Face of the Industry Revere Hotel, Boston 7:30 AM

Breakfast panel discussion featuring industry stakeholders who promote diversity. What are we doing to encourage workforce development? November 15 20|30 Club Trivia Night 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Save the date for a fast-paced game of Trivia with the AEC industry! Teams will be randomly assigned to play in this trivia night to help build your network informally! Information and to register: http://buildingcongress.org/events


CT ABC October 25 16th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Aqua Turf, Plantsville, Conn. 5:00 PM Come join over 600 of your industry peers for a night of networking and celebrate EIC award winning projects. http://www. ctabc.org/Events/Excellence-in-Construction-Awards

October 25 Celebrate Autumn, Harvest and the ISPE Community Meadhall, 90 Broadway, Cambridge, Mass. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Plenty of socializing with others in the industry, appetizers, cash bar, and featuring a presentation by Life Science Care. To register: https://www.ispeboston.org/e. vent-registration/?eventID=85

To register go to www.ssfne.org

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


Annual Dinner Meeting

October 18, 2018 Summit Metal Fabricators, Plaistow, NH Plan to attend the SFNE Annual Dinner Meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Summit Metal Fabricators in Plaistow, NH. The event will feature a tour, catered dinner, and an architecturally exposed structural steel presentation by Katherine Quigg, P.E, an AISC Structural Steel Specialist. Katherine will provide an overview of the new guidelines that will give fabricators a better understanding of the various AESS categories. The information provided should lead to more effective documentation and streamlined communication with design professionals within the new AESS category system. John Roy, the Vice President of Connecticut Galvanizing, will also discuss the need for greater communication between fabricators and galvanizers on AESS jobs. John will provide tips and methods that can be implemented to ensure efficiency, quality and success for an AESS project.

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The Tower at PNC Plaza, PNC, Gensler. Photo by Connie Zhou Photography. 2016 Award Winner for Sustainability Design.

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