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November 2018 Focus:

Life Science Facilities

Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of its new world-class, state-of the-art research institute in Gloucester’s inner harbor. / Full story page 18

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New Fairfield Inn for Kingstown, R.I. Repositioning of Suburban Office Buildings in Boston’s Transitioning Landscape by Lauren Nowicki How Office Lobby Design is Catering to the Future of Work by Larry Grossman Nauset Raises $10K for Charity KBE Completes Center for Health Sciences Integrated Builders Selected for Fit-Out YNHHS Regional Center Underway/SLAM and A/Z Corporation Team Up $120M Taconic High School Cuts Ribbon

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$120M Taconic High School Cuts Ribbon

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Sections: Publisher’s Message...................................6 Up-Front…...................................................7 Life Sciences….......................................... 16 National…................................................ 23 Organizations…....................................... 25 Healthcare…............................................. 27 Corporate….............................................. 28 Multi-Residential…............................ 33, 47 Connecticut…........................................... 34 Interior Design…....................................... 36 Hospitality…............................................. 43 Renovation…............................................ 44 Education….............................................. 48 Philanthropy…...........................................51 Awards….................................................. 54 People….................................................... 56 Calendar…............................................... 58 Trends & Hot Topics…..22, 26, 35, 38, 40, 42, 45, 46

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Publisher’s Message the show was rebranded in 2012 as ABX. Preregister now online by clicking the link at www.high-profile.com. ABX Presentations

Michael Barnes Welcome ABXers

It is a privilege to be able to share a message with the AEC community each month. We want to hear from you. I hope I have the opportunity, along with Anastasia and the HP team, to chat oneon-one with you from the HP booth #1158 at ABX (see inside back cover).

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is the largest building and design trade show and conference in the Northeast, attracting 8,000 architects, builders/ contractors, and design professionals each year. Founded in 1986 as BuildBoston,

Can empty and underutilized properties in Boston’s suburbs be redesigned and engineered for profitability within this burgeoning real estate market? This proposition will be explored at Dacon Corporation’s ABX workshop entitled “Repositioning of Suburban Two-Story Office and R&D Buildings” on Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m. Coreslab Structures, a PCINE member, will be discussing a recent Fairfield University project as a case study for “Best Value Precast Façades: Design Assist/ integrated Design” on Nov. 29 from 8:30 AM - 10 AM. Get more info at www.abexpo.com.

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The USGBC MA Community members recently celebrated the best efforts, designs, and products in the commonwealth at Green Building Showcase (GBS ’18). The evening event featured project boards, short presentations, discussions, and awards.

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ISPE Names Struble to Board

Up-Front BETA Group Acquires Nover-Armstrong

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Lincoln, RI – New England-based engineering and landscape architecture firm BETA Group, Inc. has acquired Nover-Armstrong Associates, Inc., an environmental services firm based in Carver. Nover-Armstrong’s staff will complement BETA’s existing services while bringing further in-house expertise to the group, including hazardous material building surveys, ecological services, and expert environmental permitting. Under the leadership of principals Marta J. Nover and Marylou Armstrong, LSP, Nover-Armstrong has provided

environmental consulting, permitting, and environmental engineering services for the past 15 years across Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Nover and Armstrong will join BETA’s management team as vice presidents of the environmental services practice group. Nover-Armstrong’s professional staff, including licensed site professionals, professional engineers, asbestos inspectors, and soil evaluators, will join the firm in the BETA’s Lincoln corporate headquarters as well as the offices in Norwood and Worcester, Mass.

Boston – DPS Group, a privateU.S. Navy, Struble has over 15 ly owned, global engineering, years of experience managing procurement, construction projects, with eight of those in management and validation the pharmaceutical and biotech firm, announced recently that industry. CQV Senior Project Manager Founded in 1992, the ISPE Tom Struble has been selected Boston Area Chapter is the as a new board of directors largest and most active chapter member of the Boston chapter of the ISPE, an international Tom Struble of the International Society of organization whose mission is to deliver technical and operational Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). solutions to support pharmaceutical and An active member since 2011, he has biopharmaceutical professionals across served mostly with the Product Show the globe. The Boston Area Chapter now Planning Committee, working in many provides educational, career development, capacities focusing on education and and networking opportunities to over event exhibitors, culminating in chairing the committee the past two years. 1,700 technical professionals across A former submarine officer in the New England.

Abair Named MassBioEd Executive Dir. Watertown, MA – The board but also in the provision of of directors of MassEcon has workforce trends reporting and selected Peter J. Abair as its guidance. new executive director to lead He served as director of the nonprofit organization in economic development and promoting the location and global affairs for the Mass. expansion of businesses in the Biotechnology Council; commonwealth beginning on principal of Berkshire Atlantic Jan. 1, 2019. Group Consulting; director of Peter Abair Recently, at MassBioEd, the Mass. Office of Business Abair led the nonprofit organization to Development; director of the Mass. Dept. become a regional leader not only in of Economic Development; and associate educational programming in the life director of the Mass. Dept. of Housing sciences at the secondary school level and Community Development.

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views of Boston Harbor. Owners will have access to the St. Regis brand’s renowned signature services, including concierge and butler service, and the ability to enjoy exclusive use of the tower’s private swimming pool, spa, health club, library, golf simulator, and media room. A signature restaurant will provide in-residence dining to residents and cater to residents, guests, and neighbors. “I am excited to break ground on 150 Seaport, a unique project that aligns with our climate resiliency plan and invests in the completion of Martin’s Park, creates affordable, elderly housing in South Boston, and supports the surrounding community with public realm and pedestrian improvements,” said Mayor Walsh. “This project is also creating quality jobs, 46 new affordable housing units, open space, and more connectivity to the waterfront by completing a missing link of the Harborwalk. I thank all of the partners involved, and I look forward to watching this building come to life.”

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$120M Taconic High School Cuts Ribbon Structural Steel Clad with Precast Concrete Utilized

(l-r) Vladimir Lyubetsky, DRA; Rob Delvento, Coreslab Structures; Carl Franceschi, DRA; David Deforest, Gilbane; Ryan Hutchins, Gilbane; at Tonconic HS dedication

Pittsfield, MA – Students, faculty, and city and state officials recently cut the ribbon to dedicate the new $120 million Taconic High School. The new 246,530sf facility consists of three stories; the top two floors will be academic classrooms, and the ground floor will be for vocational shops. Taconic High School selected precast concrete as a major building component for its vocational shops. The project was designed by DRA Architects, the construction manager was Skanska, and the contractor was Gilbane. DRA applied green technologies to help the new school to be more energy efficient. The precast concrete work for the vocational shop section was a joint effort

between Coreslab Structures (CONN) Inc. and Unistress Corp. Coreslab manufactured a variety of precast concrete components, including structural walls and columns, hollow-core planks, insulated wall panels, and spandrels. Unistress provided precast concrete beams and double tees for the ceilings of the new technical shop. The precast concrete specialty firm TRC Worldwide performed the engineering and detailing for all components to ensure a complete coordinated effort. A one-story structural precast concrete podium floor plate supports a two-story steel structure that is clad with insulated architectural precast concrete panels on behalf of the building’s footprint. A

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series of four mixture designs and various textures were selected, including some with custom formliners. The design was based on the equal bay spacing for the vocational shop areas and worked well for integration of double tees into the building structure. The use of precast concrete was expanded into the building for the interior partition walls in the heavy-duty shop areas. Coordination with other trades was minimized by specifying all utilities, including electrical systems, which are cast into the precast concrete walls. Portions of demising walls between the shops were also designed to be removable, allowing it to be more flexible in the future. The use of precast components

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Children’s Place Breaks Ground

Town selectmen, Lexington superintendents office administrators, LCP staff, the architect, and school committee members join to break ground on Children’s Place.

Lexington, MA – CTA Construction Managers of Waltham joined community leaders, town officials, and faculty for the official groundbreaking of the new $10.4 million Lexington Children’s Place project, a districtwide preschool that is dedicated to helping young children, with and without disabilities, learn together in an inclusive and developmentally appropriate learning environment. The 19,000sf facility will contain ample classrooms, specialized and flexible spaces, and administration areas.

A key feature of the new Lexington Children’s Place facility will be its green, sustainable technology. “We’re proud to partner with the town of Lexington; the project architect, Dinisco Design, Inc.; and the owner’s project manager, Construction Monitoring Services, on this new facility. The project will feature a variety of green, sustainable features that will benefit children for generations to come,” said Jeffrey Hazelwood, a principal at CTA Construction.

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Elected officials, business leaders, and other dignitaries gathered at the groundbreaking ceremony for Infinity Meat Solutions’ new fresh protein packaging facility. / Retail Business Services

North Kingstown, RI – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently in Kingstown for Infinity Meat Solutions’ new 200,000sf state-of-the-art fresh protein packaging facility which will create more than 700 food manufacturing, supply chain, and distribution jobs in Rhode Island and account for more than $100 million of investment in the state. Infinity Meat Solutions is a subsidiary of Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA. Cargill Protein will consult on the construction of the facility and manage the site’s operations and workforce. The Dennis Group has been selected as the design-build firm for the facility, which will be located in Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. “The Rhode Island Community Food Bank serves 53,000 people every month who are struggling to afford enough food for themselves and their families,” said Lisa Blackman, chief philanthropy officer for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. “This generous gift will help us provide thousands of healthy meals for families in need this fall.”

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“At Retail Business Services, we’re always seeking innovative solutions that enable the local brands of Ahold Delhaize USA to provide fresh, quality products to their customers,” said Roger Wheeler, president of Retail Business Services. “We appreciate the strong partnership with so many on this facility, especially the state of Rhode Island. We look forward to completing the project and opening our doors in the first half of 2020.”


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RISD Breaks Ground on Residence Bldg. The Hammetts Wharf Breaks Ground

R.I. School of Design President Rosanne Somerson (third from left), joins Shawmut VP Ron Simoneau (far right), trustees, alumni, and other special guests for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new residence hall. / photo by RISD alumna Jo Sittenfeld, MFA 08 PH

Providence, RI – Shawmut Design and Construction joined Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) on the institute’s first new student residence in 30 years in Providence. Designed by architect Nader Tehrani and his firm, NADAAA, the new 43,500sf residence hall will house 153 students on six floors. Part of a larger quad enhancement project, it will feature amenities such as workrooms, makerspace, bike storage, a shared kitchen, and outdoor terrace; upon completion, it will allow for the phased renovations of Nickerson and Homer halls. Slated to open in August 2019, the state-of-the-art project will engage an integrated project delivery (IPD) method

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Newport, RI – With a ceremonial firing of a starter cannon, developers and dignitaries, including Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop, marked the construction launch of Hammetts Wharf on Newport’s waterfront. The $29 million project, supported by a TIF from the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, will include an upscale 84-room boutique hotel, a 4,000sf waterfront restaurant, and 3,000sf of retail space fronting America’s Cup Avenue. The project will also create permanent public waterfront access. The Hammetts Wharf project team includes: • Project manager – Peregrine Group LLC; Rumford, R.I. • Architect – Union Studios Architects; Providence, R.I. • Architect/interior designer – DiLeonardo; Providence, R.I. • Civil engineer – PARE Corporation; Lincoln, R.I. • Landscape architects – Traverse Landscape Architects; Providence, R.I. • Hotel management – Main Street Hospitality; Stockbridge, Mass. • Construction manager – Behan Brothers of Middletown, R.I. Scheduled to open in 2020, Hammetts Wharf will be colocated on Newport’s Waterfront with the Newport Yachting Center, the Mooring restaurant, the

Hammetts Wharf / rendering by Union Studio Architects

Smokehouse restaurant, and the Bohlin event venue. It is designed to complement and enhance the historic Newport Waterfront. With a subtle nod to the city’s turn-of-the-century mercantile wharfs in its design and décor, the hotel conveys quality while being engineered for simplicity. The arched walkthrough invites pedestrian traffic and provides entry to the waterfront. In July, the board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation approved a $3.5 million TIF for the project, which would be paid out over 10 years. According to Appleseed, a third-party economic impact analysis firm, this project will create over 80 permanent jobs once the hotel and its associated businesses open. The project is expected to add $6.7 million annually to Rhode Island’s GDP impact and generate $7.7 million in new hotel and other tax revenue over a 12-year period.

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Transformation of Ox Ridge Riding & Racquet Club on Schedule KBE and BL Companies Team Up

Darien, CT – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in October for the expansion of the Ox Ridge Riding & Racquet Club, with KBE Building Corporation leading the construction effort. The $11.5 million design-build project will transform this 104-year-old historic equestrian facility, long recognized for training award-winning equestrian champions, into one of the area’s most family-friendly athletic clubs in Fairfield County. The design-build project team includes KBE as design-builder and constructor and BL Companies as

Historic equestrian facility in Darien, Conn. / rendering by KBE Building Corporation and BL Companies

the project architect. The club is building new indoor and outdoor riding rings and has fully renovated its existing 60-horse stable complex with its adjacent 12 grass paddocks. Its new clubhouse will include eight squash courts, pro shop, fitness facility with locker rooms, and exercise classrooms. A reimagined pub and grillroom are planned in the clubhouse. Platform tennis will also be part of the members’ facilities. Since construction began in July, the design-build team of KBE Building

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What Goes Up is Also Going Down: Winthrop Square and Garden Garage 115 Winthrop Square, Boston

by Laureen Poulakis How deep can we go? The completion of the Big Dig and end of the recession signaled some of the tallest and deepest building proposals in Boston history. It’s also been referred to as the end of a Big Dig infrastructure hangover. Space constraints in Boston are a challenge, and while construction underground has a host of issues, engineering techniques, some old-school, are allowing us to build deeper. Decades ago I remember learning that none of Boston’s original shoreline exists and most of the city is filled tidelands. Other surprises included the historic wood piles, high groundwater, and marine clay, and how dewatering and excavation can critically destabilize neighboring buildings. Let’s add to that Boston’s network of transit tunnels, and the city’s underbelly is as complex as any historic and vibrant U.S. hub.

Brennan Consulting surveyors are providing construction layout for the slurry wall and structural pile system at Winthrop Square. At almost 700 feet and 52 stories, this project currently ranks second in tallest residential buildings in Boston. It’s a mixed-use proposal that

Typical slurry wall construction downtown is 2 to 3 feet wide, and here at Winthrop Square, some segments are designed at 4 feet to minimize deflection and settlement issues for direct abutters. Top-down construction with lateral bracing via garage floor and structural elements is also proposed, and computer modeling with onsite instrumentation will monitor the excavation. Garden Garage Lomasney Way, Boston

115 Winthrop Square, Boston / courtesy Millennium Partners and BPDA

includes a multistory great hall at street level and is also one of the city’s deeper endeavors: five stories underground with more than 500 parking spaces.

Brennan Consulting surveyors are currently working on construction layout of slurry wall systems at Garden Garage, the new residential apartment tower in Boston’s West End. The development program includes 467 feet and 44 stories above grade with an additional five underground to accommodate 800+ parking spaces. Excavations here are complex. Just outside the historic Bullfinch Triangle, on the edge of Boston’s original shoreline and adjacent to a Green Line tunnel, the subterranean proposal for Garden Garage includes a 50+ panel slurry wall system. Geotechnical engineers will monitor migration due to soil and hydrostatic pressures, as the system is also designed to provide groundwater cutoff. We’re riding the city’s biggest

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NN, Inc. Breaks Ground at Myles Standish Expansion MassDevelopment and Taunton Development Corporation Host Event Taunton, MA – The Taunton Development/MassDevelopment Corporation, a nonprofit created by the Taunton Development Corporation and MassDevelopment to help the Myles Standish Industrial Park (MSIP) realize its full potential, hosted a groundbreaking celebration to welcome NN, Inc. to Lot B5-R in the MSIP expansion project. NN, Inc. is a diversified industrial company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. that manufactures high-precision metal and plastic components and assemblies. Rhino Capital Advisors LLC, a real estate investment firm, recently purchased 11.3 acres in the MSIP expansion project with plans to construct a 100,000sf building that it will then lease to NN, Inc. NN, Inc. will use 80,000sf for manufacturing activities and 20,000sf for office space; as it expands into Taunton, NN, Inc. anticipates that the new facility will allow the company to create 75 to 80 jobs within three years. MassDevelopment and the Taunton Development Corporation partnered in 2012 to redevelop a 220-acre expansion of the Myles Standish Industrial Park. The expansion project is located on the site of the former Paul A. Dever State

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School, which closed in 2002. The Taunton Development/MassDevelopment Corporation MSIP expansion project has attracted businesses like Sullivan Tire, Maxon Precision Motor, Martignetti Companies, Williams Sonoma, and RPC Packaging, creating more than 1,200 new jobs and more than $90 million in private investment in Taunton.

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Hilton Inn Brookline Breaks Ground

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The Saybrook Breaks Ground

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Claremont Hilton Garden Inn

Brookline, MA – Callahan Construction Managers and Claremont Companies recently broke ground on the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Brookline. The upcoming 174-room hotel is located at 700 Brookline Avenue, near the Longwood Medical area and the bustling Fenway neighborhood. The project, designed by the architectural firm Cambridge Seven Associates and engineered by Stantec, is

set to open in spring 2020. The 11-story Hilton select service hotel will include a restaurant and lounge area, business/meeting space, a fitness center, a swimming pool, a 24-hour pavilion pantry, and a 24-hour business center. The hotel will also host a ground-floor cafe with a place for outdoor seating. Additionally, a 70-space parking garage will be situated on the hotel’s second and third levels providing ease of access for guests.

Boston – City Realty, a real estate development company located in Brookline, recently celebrated the groundbreaking on The Saybrook, a 29unit condominium building, 214 Market Street in Brighton. City Realty is teaming up with New Boston Builders to construct this project, which was designed by Embarc Studio, an architecture firm located in South Boston. Units will be exclusively marketed by Charlesgate Realty Group. The five-story building will feature 42,840sf of total area, with 26,810sf of net living space. The one-bedroom units

will measure 670sf, the two-bedroom layouts will range from 750sf to 1,000sf, and three-bedroom condos will measure 1,000sf to 1,230sf. The Saybrook provides one of the first home ownership opportunities in this section of Boston. This boutique building will marry functionality and luxury with a variety of floor plans ranging from oneto three-bedroom layouts. Amenities include bike storage, garage parking, and private outdoor space. Construction is expected to be completed by the summer of 2019.

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Focus: Life Science Facilities Specialized Facilities Require Unique Design Expertise • Current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) facilities, for drug; device; and human cells, tissues, and related products (HCT/P) manufacturing, need to meet strict regulatory requirements for the manufacture of safe and effective products. • Micro-electronics and nanotechnology facilities require clean rooms and low-vibration spaces that are typically outside the range of normal laboratories. • Biocontainment facilities require precise environmental controls for research on infectious diseases. • Vivarium, or animal care facilities, involve a more rigorous set of requirements than a standard research facility. These facilities must provide a stable and humane environment for the animals while controlling the transmission of disease. These specialized environments do have some aspects in common. First, specialized facilities in general are unlike common research spaces. They typically don’t utilize a modular, flexible design strategy, as their demanding uses

by Jonathan Romig Within the growing biotech and life sciences sector in the Boston area, the requirements for successful lab space design are well understood by owners and designers in this field. Most labs and research facilities have become quite straightforward in their design, following best practices for flexibility, compliance, and function. More challenging are the specialized facilities that must meet very demanding requirements in order for them to perform properly and safely. Those requirements are what really differentiate these facilities from the bulk of research facilities that are designed today. What is a specialized facility? There are four notable categories:

don’t lend themselves to generic, repetitive space elements. Instead, spaces in most specialized facilities are custom-tailored to their special and demanding functional needs, and sometimes even necessitate the construction of dedicated buildings when the structure, infrastructure, and service need can’t be met by a standard research building.

...specialized facilities are significantly more expensive than traditional research space, so they need to be carefully designed to be cost-effective while still performing well. Second, depending on the building and end user’s budget, the functional spaces in specialized facilities are sometimes supported by an interstitial floor of mechanical services and equipment. All four categories of the above mentioned facilities require high air flows and air changes to keep the air either clean or contained to protect the laboratory

process, people, and/or the environment. The interstitial floor, consisting of a double-floor or a suspended deck in a double-height space, provides a level above the functional space for air systems and equipment to service the working area. While the interstitial floor is sometimes preferable, it is important to note that there are other design options that may better suit the end user’s specific needs. Finally, specialized facilities are significantly more expensive than traditional research space, so they need to be carefully designed to be cost-effective while still performing well. Because specialized facilities are very costly and difficult to create, and particularly difficult to modify or expand later after construction, it’s critically important to get it right. It is fairly common to “overdesign” a facility of this type in performance characteristics such as space, capacity, and systems. Mechanical systems may be installed with more capacity than current needs comtinued to page 46

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Best Value Precast Façades: Design Assist/Integrated Design Fairfield University engaged Goody Clancy to program and design the expansion and renovation of its all-youcare-to-eat dining facility to serve its growing population of undergraduate students. During the programming of the building, the project scope grew to include additional conference space, as well as student social spaces and improvements to the building’s circulation. The expansion of scope of course necessitated an increased project cost, but did not result in any additional construction time. The total allotted construction period was a

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the design development phase. Coreslab and Goody Clancy participated in a single all-day meeting, followed by two virtual ones. The result of this process was that the first panels were ready for review in the same week that the balance of the construction documents were issued for bid. Fairfield continued to serve meals in the dining facility while the first precast panels were being installed 10 or so feet away — on the opposite side of a temporary partition. OWNER: Fairfield University,

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semester (during which the building would be occupied and serving meals) plus a summer. As the campus’ only dining facility, minimizing the amount of downtime was a driving factor in determining the delivery method and enclosure method. Skanska had been engaged during the concept phase for preconstruction services, and in collaboration with the university and Goody Clancy, developed a plan to procure the exterior façade — both the precast panels and the curtainwall — by means of a design assist process. Goody Clancy had to adjust their design thinking for precast panels and the panels’ joint pattern to

encourage competitive bidding. The pattern had to allow that a bidding subcontractor could approach the façade with smaller pieces and a higher piece count, as in a “column-and-beam” approach; the design also had to allow a subcontractor to opt to construct the façade of multifloor large panels. As the winning bidder, Coreslab optimized the façade into fewer, large panels. Goody Clancy issued the design assist bid documents at the midpoint of

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High-Profile Focus: Life Science Facilities /Cover Story

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GMGI Celebrates Grand Opening Gloucester, MA – Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) held ribboncutting ceremonies recently at the grand opening of its new world-class, state-ofthe-art research institute in Gloucester’s inner harbor. The development of this research institute and the move to 417 Main Street have been made possible by a $2.7 million capital grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

The development of this research institute and the move to 417 Main Street have been made possible by a $2.7 million capital grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. GMGI is focused on the future by applying innovative genomic technologies to marine science for discoveries that impact sustainable fishing and fisheries and human health. The new facilities include state-of-the-art lab equipment and research labs, including a tank room that is home to 18 aquaria with complicated thermal controls and plumbing to provide

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Construction Begins on ABI-LAB2 $20M Bio-Incubator Natick, MA – On Nov. 14, ground will be broken for ABI-LAB2, a $20 million, 68,000sf bio-incubator with the capacity to house 45 biotech startups located at 22 Strathmore Road in Natick. The fourstory structure will contain build-to-suit dedicated laboratories ranging from 800sf to 2,000sf with additional social spaces. Financing is provided by East Boston Savings Bank with an opening date of January 2020. ABI-LAB, whose mission as an affordable accelerator and bio-incubator is to support fledgling companies, takes a holistic view of the opportune life sciences market. With the first 17,000sf ABI-LAB built in 2016 at waiting list capacity, founders Raphael Nir and Gary Kaufman have identified a formula for success. Understanding that a properly configured facility with individual work stations, communal spaces, and access to high technology equipment is integral to a well-planned startup strategy, their goal is to create flexible work environments. “The start-up mindset is about exploration, experimentation, rapid learnings and failures. This project isn’t about creating a building. It is centered on the process — about fueling the genesis for productive growth,” cites Gary Kaufman, managing partner. ABILAB isn’t about leasing space. It is about

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fostering incipiency through amenities and architectural design that offer cryo storage, cell culture development, hazardous material storage, chemical hoods, and social spaces. “Our roots in biotech facility development began with Karyopharm Therapeutics, whose founder sought expertise in rapid-scale facility design while they worked on an oral-based drug targeting multiple myeloma. Creating environments that foster start-ups’ developmental approaches eliminates wasted time so that they can focus on research and funding,” adds partner Dr. Raphael Nir. The partnership approach paid off — Karyopharm is currently worth $700 million. Since that time, Kaufman and Nir have helped more than 25 start-ups across the biomedical sector.

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during groundbreakings, Dacon, ABILAB, and HC Atlantic Development have awarded a $2,000 scholarship for students enrolled at Framingham State University seeking life science careers. “We wanted to support the sector’s need for qualified talent. The essential level starts with education,” continues McCarthy. “Framingham State University has a science curriculum specifically tailored to meet this demand. Collaborating on solutions for fulfilling design and fulfilling talent demand is a rewarding experience.” Adds Dr. Margaret Carroll, dean of FSU’s STEM curriculum, “We are delighted to receive these funds, which will assist two students with their university expenditures. With multiple programs — BS degrees in biology and biochemistry as well as a PSM degree in biotechnology and an MBA in biotechnology operations — we see continued student enrollment and talent demand. The ABI-LAB Fellows Grant will aid two rising star students with their academic expenses. Given MetroWest’s life sciences ecosystem expansion, the need to develop and retain talent will continue indefinitely. This ground breaking not only changes the business atmosphere but students’ lives as well.”


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Work Settings in the 2020 Workplace work, and the generational shift in the workplace may force this even faster. So it begs the question: why design a workplace for employee demographics when we can design it for specific work activities? There are several factors at play in this future 2020 workplace.

by Deepa Venkat With the evolution in workplace design, it’s clear that in the modern office, the needs of employees are paramount. Companies are focused on both attracting and retaining talent and looking ahead to accommodate the five generations of workers that will comprise the workforce by 2020. And it’s not just about the Millennials: Organizations are preparing now for a more inclusive, flexible, and open workplace that appeals to different demographics and moves beyond the physical setting. Looking back on the history of the modern workplace, there is a 10-year cyclical pattern to the changing office landscape. Popular “workplace theories” anticipate 2020 — and even 2030 — to bring yet further advances in how we

...there is a 10-year cyclical pattern to the changing office landscape. Popular “workplace theories” anticipate 2020 — and even 2030 — to bring yet further advances in how we work... Activity-based work

Dynamic, activity-based work (ABW) design creates a balanced variety of communal workspaces that correspond to the type of work performed throughout the day. Rather than assigning traditional workstations to staff, this model

anticipates that employees will choose for themselves work areas that best suit their individual needs on any given day. ABW design moves an office from individual space to “we” space by offering both creative spaces and quiet work rooms without the worry of crowding or disruptions by one work style to another. Technology and flexibility

The trend toward adaptable workspaces provides both employers and employees with the utmost flexibility in space allocation and work practices. For example, a huddle room could be used as a space for long-distance collaboration or a phone room/quiet zone for individual work. The adaptability shift is also supporting the introduction of “third or in-between” spaces with no defined purpose yet adaptive to the needs of the user. Workplace bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and choose-your-own-device (CYOD) technology options support and allow flexibility and diversity. Ecosystem of amenities

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National JCJ Expands into Vegas Las Vegas, NV – JCJ Architecture, an architecture, planning, and interior design firm, has announced its expansion into the Las Vegas market. The firm, which has Robert Gdowski been in operation since 1936, has led hundreds of gaming and hospitality projects across the U.S. and internationally. JCJ’s new location, strategically located in the “entertainment capital of the world,” marks the firm’s ninth office. The Las Vegas-based team is led by design principal and managing director Robert Gdowski, AIA, who returns to Las Vegas, where he served as director of design for Marnell Corrao Associates, before relocating to China to oversee HOK’s Asia practice, formerly BBGBBGM’s Shanghai studio. Mike Larson, AIA, NCARB, MBA,

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Sam Houston Univ. Breaks Ground on Arts Complex Houston, TX – A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at Sam Houston State University for the new Arts Complex, designed by GUND Partnership, an architecture and planning firm headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., and led by Principal David Zenk with Dan Rutledge, Yoo Jin Chung, and Lance Smith. GUND teamed with Kirksey Architecture of Houston, and the project consultants included Martinez Moore, civil engineer; Kudela & Weinheimer, landscape architect; Ensight/Cardno Haynes Whaley, structural engineer; Collaborative Engineering Group, MEP engineer; and Datacom Design Group, telecommunication. A new model for visual arts buildings, it brings together arts programs from eight buildings across campus into a new center where students can pursue traditional arts studies and explore new digital arts programs under one roof. The entry level of the complex invites the larger community in with a dramatic twostory gallery to exhibit work and flexible event space for artists’ talks and lectures. The new, 70,325sf, four-story building includes classrooms, labs, studios, faculty offices, indoor and outdoor galleries, working courtyards for ceramics, sculpture, and WASH studios, and a student commons.

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Sustainability is a key factor in the design. The new complex features stateof-the-art mechanical systems to handle the specialized ventilation needs of arts processes to support a healthy and safe environment. The team utilized energy and daylight modeling to evaluate the orientation of the building to maximize comfort and quality of light. Shaded and

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covered outdoor areas extend working areas and leverage natural ventilation. The contemporary architecture expresses the materiality of the building through the exposed structural elements and polished concrete floor. The building enhances the campus with a bold mix of brick, terracotta, metal panels, and large glass curtainwalls to bring prized north

light into the studios and the main gallery while giving passersby a glimpse into the creativity beyond the studio walls. Interiors feature durable materials that can withstand student experimentation while double-height spaces offer students space for creating and displaying larger works of art. The Arts Complex is expected to be complete in fall 2019.

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Organizations Carpenters, Contractors Extend Agreement Boston – The New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC), the Labor Relations Division (LRD) of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA), and the Building Trades Employer Association (BTEA) have agreed on a four-year extension of its current collective bargaining agreement, pending ratification by the employer organizations and a vote by union members. The agreement covers commercial carpentry work in Boston, Eastern Massachusetts, and Northern New England as well as floor covering and pile driving in Northern New England. It extends an agreement that was set to expire on August 31, 2019 until August 31, 2023. In addition to financial increases and slight changes to language in the collective bargaining agreement, the union and management agreed to expand dialogue surrounding industry concerns. Joint labor-management committees will be established to have ongoing discussions about staying competitive in this constantly changing market and

positioning union carpenters to be market leaders long term. The agreement provides specified increases to the current compensation package for each year, with those increases divided and made in March and September of the given year. Rather than negotiating wages and benefit packages individually, collective bargaining agreements between the union and employers traditionally provide for an hourly wage and benefit rate that is then allocated to hourly wages and

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contributions to benefit funds, training programs, and other programs. Members will consider the need for benefit plan funding and increasing hourly wages when voting how to allocate increases. In the last two years, the union has been working to ensure the long-term strength of health and retirement funds, which are jointly overseen by labor and management trustees. While all funds are in good health according to federal guidelines, the union recognizes the need to make occasional adjustments in plans

and funding to maintain benefit security. Tom Flynn, executive secretarytreasurer of NERCC, said the agreement is the result of a strong partnership based on long-term trust and shared goals between the union and employers. “Our members and the general contractors and subcontractors who employ them understand how we rely on each other to succeed,” he said. “Extending this agreement creates a level of stability and predictability that means so much in our industry. It reaffirms our commitment to each other and to working together to confront the challenges we face, both now and in the future. “Workers and employers in every industry have concerns about the longterm viability of health and retirement benefits,” said Flynn. “Our union’s ongoing focus on maintaining a balance between our plans, funding, and keeping union employers competitive is vital. Communication on that and other issues is at the core of our relationship with employers and played an important role in reaching this agreement to extend our contract.”

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Lessons My Clients Have Taught Me And How Those Lessons Turned Me from a Project Manager into an Owner’s Representative

by Patrick Gallagher My two career passions: working with firms who are using cutting-edge scientific discovery to create products that make people’s lives better, and planning and managing the creation of new or expanded environments for our partners and clients to thrive in. My first assignment when I moved from the UK to Cambridge was with a burgeoning biotechnology firm. I worked with them to plan and build their headquarters near Kendall Square, and many projects followed as they grew over the next decade. I collaborated with the most interesting people, fueled by a desire

to take our understanding of genetics deeper, finding therapies that could change people’s lives. Once exposed to that, I was hooked and needed to know and learn everything I could. Since then I have worked on and delivered many life science projects for a myriad of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies (as well as client-partners in many other industries) and have gained a deeper understanding of the challenges these clients face. Along the way, this is what I’ve learned from them: What is their mission, their product, and who will benefit from it? Know their operational goals and understand how to achieve alignment. A strategic advisor needs to delve deep into the day-to-day rewards and challenges that the client encounters. The best way to represent the owner in their real estate initiative is to have a firm knowledge of the scientific and technical requirements

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of the business. As owner’s reps, we pride ourselves on quickly gaining a thorough understanding of our clients’ facilities and operational needs — regardless of the sector or market that client is in.

Ensure that your client is set up for success and protected

Commitment to deliver on commercial and legal diligence during the setup of design and construction contracts is paramount. Using our experience to guide the compilation of contracts, insurances, and budgets, we look out for our clients’ best interests. These things are totally unsexy in the realm of design and construction, but I’ve learned that clients want a representative that puts those at the forefront of the project’s delivery, giving them peace of mind that you will see them through to the finish line. Don’t be afraid to be a disruptor

Our clients work on the cutting edge of technology and innovation; their spaces should reflect that. Bring the owner’s

The only way to fully protect your owner is to be involved in operational, financial, and timeline planning from the very beginning. We need to be excellent communicators and facilitators, understanding the needs and challenges of the design and construction team, and bringing those to the owner, while also ensuring the owner’s needs are fully appreciated by the project execution team. Become a diplomatic go-between who is respected and trusted by both sides. An owner’s rep knows the world of design and construction inside and out. We know the process and the players, as well as the obligations of the core members of a development team. We also know contract types and project delivery methodologies; so from lease through procurement of the architect, contractor, and other vendors, the owner’s rep guides the owner and provides the expertise to successfully set up the commercial aspects of the project at the front end. An owner’s representative is a valuable resource and advocate — years of experience leads to expertise — but truly seasoned veterans know that some of the best lessons will be learned from their clients. Patrick Gallagher is president and CEO of Hereva Consultants.

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Healthcare YNHHS Regional Center Underway SLAM and A/Z Corporation Team Up West Haven, CT – Construction is underway of the Yale New Haven Health System’s (YNHHS) new Regional Operations Center (ROC) in West Haven. The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) is the design team for the project, and A/Z Corporation is serving as the construction manager.

The ROC will contain spaces for pharmacies, medical device storage, linen operations, repair shops, high-bay warehousing, loading docks, and administration in its 140,000sf footprint. 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

Rendering of Yale New Haven Health System’s new Regional Operations Center in West Haven / courtesy The S/L/A/M Collaborative

hospitals and numerous outpatient facilities. The exterior design of the ROC seeks to reflect the YNHHS brand. The overall response is a building that is forwardlooking with clean lines 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 has taken

advantage of the minimalist aesthetic of the warehouse and is bringing an industrial feel into the public spaces utilized by staff and visitors daily. Construction is expected to be completed in 2019.

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Quincy, MA – Integrated Builders of Rockland announced that it has completed construction on the 125,000sf Quincy Self Storage. The firm collaborated with owner GRE Quincy, LLC and development manager Jumbo Capital Management, LLC. The Integrated Builders project team included Project Manager Dean Kelliher, Assistant Project Manager Barbara Frazier, and Project Superintendent Jeff Seaman, who collaborated with architect BL Companies on the efficient and modern design. The new Quincy Self Storage building was constructed four stories high with two oversized freight elevators installed

for customer convenience. The first floor features sales and administrative offices. The second through fourth floors house 1,150 temperature-controlled storage units. The team built an additional eight self-storage units outside with drive-in doors. The architectural design on the exterior of the building used seven different preinsulated wall panels and masonry across the bottom. In addition, the team installed new landscaping around the perimeter with associated irrigation to enhance curb appeal. The site features new paving and parking spaces for easy access.

Integrated Builders Selected for Fit-Out Newton, MA – Integrated Builders of Rockland 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.

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. The 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. In addition to recessed and pendant lighting, the new skylight 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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IBG: 49 Years and Stronger than Ever When you look around Greater Boston the chances are you’ll see the exceptional work of Ipswich Bay Glass. So, who is Ipswich Bay Glass? They’re one of the largest commercial façade companies in the Northeast. IBG’s expansive corporate and manufacturing headquarters in Rowley, Massachusetts is home to their design, engineering, project management, estimating, fabrication, material handling and installation teams. The facility covers several hundred thousand square feet and includes an aluminum glazing systems machining and assembly plant, a rainscreen panel fabrication plant and a full ornamental sheet metal and stainless steel shop. Having all resources in one location allows IBG to produce high-quality products while maintaining cost and scheduling efficiencies. Some of their recent projects include the Envoy Hotel, the Auerbach Center and the South End’s Ink Block and their list of

clients reads like a who’s who with names such as Logan International Airport, TripAdvisor, MathWorks, Clarks, Pfizer and Microsoft. “ I founded Ipswich Bay Glass in 1969 to provide the highest quality glazing and panel systems fabrication and installation on the North Shore. I’m proud to say that today, IBG has several hundred employees and skilled craftsmen and is the premier commercial façade company in the

Whether the project is new construction or building renovation, IBG provides the highest caliber workmanship ensuring the design, fabrication and installation of even the most complex and innovative building envelope solutions fit their client’s vision, specifications, budget and schedule. IBG SECTORS • Corporate • High Rise Residential • Institutional • Laboratory • Mixed-Use/Hospitality • Renovation

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good reputation as one of the names in the industry,” said President and Co-founder Roger Fuller. “Those core values have been the driving force behind every decision we’ve made, every contract we’ve signed, and every employee we’ve hired. We never dreamed it could turn into what it did, and that all comes from the fact that we’ve somehow been able to attract people who share those same values. It’s our people that are the reason we’re about to celebrate forty years in business.”

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Griffin Electric Celebrates Anniversary in all Regional Locations

Griffin Electric, Inc. celebrated their 40th anniversary by hosting summer outings for its employees and their families in each of its regional locations.

Holliston, MA – Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. officially celebrated a major 40-year anniversary by hosting summer outings for its employees and their families in each of its regional locations. The company has built its reputation as a trusted electrical merit shop and most recently ranked 24th in Engineering News Record’s 2018 listing of the top 50 national electrical contractors and 1st in New England. Outings were held in all four of its Southeast locations in June, while the

outing for New England took place in early August. A well-deserved break for the men and women of the Griffin team, these events brought both field and office employees together and were an opportunity for the company to show them just how valued and appreciated they are. WJGEI raffled off some amazing prizes to employees, both on a regional as well as companywide basis. The special 40-Year Anniversary Grand Prizes, which were drawn at the New England outing,

included several vacation packages, gift certificates, cash prizes, an additional week of paid vacation, and more. With typically over 200 active job sites at any given time across New England and its four regional office locations in North Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia, the company has achieved nearly $5 billion in revenue over the past four decades. The Griffin team serves clients in markets ranging from commercial, education, and municipal to medical, industrial, and transportation.

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Callahan Completes Residences at Wingate Haverhill

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Haverhill, MA – Callahan Construction Managers, a Bridgewater-based fullservice construction management firm, recently celebrated the completion of Wingate Residences at Haverhill. The project, owned and developed by Wingate Healthcare, consists of a new 61,515sf state-of-the-art, private, residential community with 64 apartments for seniors interested in maintaining active lifestyles while planning for future needs. The building also includes 32 apartments with support for memory care. The three-story building features seating and dining spaces, a commercial kitchen, beauty salon and barbershop, theater, activities room, library, living rooms with fireplaces, dining rooms,

butterfly gardens, a modern gym, and outdoor walking trails. The facility, which was designed by The Architectural Team (TAT), is part of an expansion to the existing Haverhill facility. “In my years of development in the Wingate family, I have worked with many builders in cities across the country. Our experience with Callahan has been at the very top of that list. We have enjoyed open communications, effective value engineering, quick responses, and truly transparent pricing. It has made the development and construction processes seamless and produced an effective partnership throughout,” said Scott Schuster, CEO, Wingate. This is the third project Callahan has

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Connecticut Daylighting Stormwater provide an important drainage function and offer an aesthetic landscape form designed by the amount of water they receive, topography of the land, and underlying soil conditions. by Christopher Cardany Although I only majored in architecture for my first year in college, one early lesson quoted from Louis Sullivan always stood out for me: “Form ever follows function.” Now as a civil engineer, much of the form and function of my work is out of sight below ground, but this design principle is visible in many aspects of site planning, particularly in managing stormwater. We are all seeing an increase in higher intensity rainfall in our communities and elsewhere described in the news. As a result, stormwater management is shifting from the “collect and bury the runoff” approach to visible and natural approaches that are more efficient in conveying and storing water while treating it through filtering, infiltrating, and recharging groundwater. Rain gardens and bioswales

We are all seeing an increase in higher intensity rainfall in our communities and elsewhere described in the news. As a result, stormwater management is shifting from the “collect and bury the runoff” approach to visible and natural approaches that are more efficient in conveying and storing water while treating it through filtering, infiltrating, and recharging groundwater. Although there is a resurgence of the open stormwater concept, it is not a new one. Look to the Back Bay Fens in Boston originally designed in the 1800s.

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Frederick Law Olmsted’s park within the Emerald Necklace was a stormwater solution to alleviate flooding and control the tides, but it was also a mix of gardens and recreational trails that connected the public to water within this section of the city. And it still does. Today, we have good examples of open stormwater in Connecticut cities: • Stamford’s Mill River restoration has significantly reduced flooding while creating recreational opportunities and ecological enhancements in this urban watershed. • The new 14-acre Meriden Green daylights and restores Harbor Brook, which had been buried under a retail shopping mall in the 1960s. The project’s primary purpose was to alleviate flooding by providing nearly 60-acre-feet of flood storage, but a new town green and community space were created in the process. Now a flowing brook, walking paths, and an amphitheater are all within the new area providing flood storage in the heart of downtown Meriden. • As part of the historic Swift Factory’s renovation in Hartford, rather than just piping stormwater from one side of the site to the other, improvements

will include a new bioswale that will receive surface and roof water into an open landscaped runnel along the front of the building and the public sidewalk. Through grading and a series of weirs, water will be collected, stored, and conveyed visibly throughout the site, including the use of bridge plates where walkways into the building cross the swale. • In New Haven, planning for future development is underway in the Long Wharf section of the city. A linear greenway is proposed to connect each of the development districts that will provide flood storage and recreation areas for walking and biking. These are just a few examples where stormwater is being collected and conveyed in the open but also provides a public amenity. The flood improvements and parks are leading to economic development in these communities, as well. Perhaps Sullivan and Olmsted were on to something over one hundred years ago… Christopher Cardany is a principal/ vice president working in Langan Engineering and Environmental Services’ New Haven, Conn. office. Langan is a long-time member of The Construction Institute.

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How a 52-Year-Old Electrical Contractor Stays at the Forefront of Tech Innovation

by Steven Drouin When you first hear the phrase “50-yearold company,” you might not think about the latest applications or cutting-edge 3D modeling. But at Interstate Electrical Services, we’ve always been early adopters, and we work hard to make sure the technology we use is at the forefront of innovation and stays aligned with our business goals. I began my career at Interstate almost 25 years ago in the purchasing department, where I filled out forms by hand. We had one computer in the office, “just in case.” If you had told me then that in a couple of decades I’d be leading the information technology team at that same company, and that we’d be using computers, software, and other technology to revolutionize the way we conduct business, I would have laughed out loud. But here we are in 2018, with software platforms, applications, and cutting-edge equipment permeating every aspect of Interstate. Technology has touched everything. Time entry for employees is now semi-automated and takes half a day to process instead of four. Business intelligence tools give us the capability to forecast the future rather than rely on historical data. Our cloud-based applications enable us to transmit data to our employees in the field and also enable us to design and prefabricate materials needed for our projects. These company transformations were possible because everyone at Interstate adheres to our “Vision, Efficiency and Adoption” commitment. When Interstate made the decision to focus on lean construction and prefabrication within the past decade, it required all three of these commitments. A companywide vision for what “lean construction” meant helped shape our business plan. We were able to break down our lean methodology to make it flexible so we could meet each client’s needs while still ensuring maximum efficiency on our end. Our goal is to stay competitive in the ever-changing construction landscape. Everyone at Interstate — from the top executives down to our new apprentices — adopted this vision for efficiency. The migration to our lean construction strategy has been overwhelmingly

positive and has changed the way we approach every project, both internally and externally. Where we were once measuring and marking pipe layouts by hand, and bending pipes onsite, today we use 3D modeling software to measure and fit components with precision. Our team of in-house project detailers focus

The migration to our lean construction strategy has been overwhelmingly positive and has changed the way we approach every project, both internally and externally. Where we were once measuring and marking pipe layouts by hand, and bending pipes onsite, today we use 3D modeling software to measure and fit components with precision. on extracting individual assemblies and components for prefabrication. Starting with the coordinated 3D model, they use Revit information modeling software to create 3D drawings for the assemblers on the prefabrication floor to build. The components are assembled in our 100,000sf temperature-controlled operations center, where our assemblers have all the tools they need on hand and plenty of space to work in a safe environment that is optimized for assembling electrical components. Our customers as well as our internal stakeholders can track the shipment of a specific piece of equipment to the jobsite. Because we have the positioning data in our 3D models for every electrical component we’ll need, we use technology like the Trimble Robotic Total Station to project that data at the jobsite, enabling our electricians to work quickly and accurately. This means the onsite work now takes a fraction of the time it used to take, leading to less disruption for our customers. These are just a few of the ways Interstate has evolved to stay at the forefront of technological innovation in the electrical services industry. We look forward to continuing our evolution as a company to help meet the needs of our customers in a safe and efficient manner. We are excited to see what the future holds. Steven Drouin is director of IT services at Interstate Electrical Services.

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Interior Design Black Falcon Pier Redesigned

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Boston – The Davis Companies, a Boston-based real estate investment, development, and management company, has unveiled the redesign of 88 Black Falcon Pier, along with the launch of an onsite interior and exterior art program celebrating the industrial and maritime roots of both the building and the Seaport District, called, “The Art of Making It.” The Davis Companies worked closely with Boston-based Dyer Brown Architects to rebrand and significantly make over this 376,000sf, three-story

office and industrial complex which is located on the easternmost tip of the Seaport neighborhood, offering ocean frontage and dramatic water views from three sides of the building This program features 38 original, detailed photographs by renowned Massachusetts photographer Alison Shaw, highlighting the fine art and craftsmanship of boatbuilding from local wooden boat shops across the state of Massachusetts. Shaw’s over-scaled, backlit graphics on the building’s exterior can be seen from

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across Boston Harbor, and 30 colorful images are arrayed throughout the interior of Black Falcon Pier. Building on the industrial history of the property, the entrance to the site is now marked by the “88” brand in dark, bronze metallic signage and by a series of striking oversized, backlit panels featuring the boat building images photographed by Shaw. The multiple building lobbies now feature bronze metal and wood planklined walls with oversized graphics and bold colors that lead to a state-of-the-art fitness center, newly envisioned café

with new floor-to-ceiling windows, new solarium seating area with water views, and industrial-chic light pendants and sconces. The design is enhanced by new custom furnishings made of natural wood and industrial pipe fittings. Additional interior improvements include bright, art-filled corridors, a colorful, convenient bike storage room, renovated restrooms with wall-size historic photos of dockworkers, and new laser-cut signage and applied graphics throughout the common spaces.

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Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) announced that the firm has been selected to provide space planning and interior design services for national engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s (SGH) new complementary locations in Waltham and Boston. SGH will move from its current headquarters at 41 Seyon Street to 110,000sf at 20 CityPoint in Waltham and 14,000sf in Boston’s Prudential Tower. The two new locations will embrace a high-performance and sustainable workplace strategy, with open and efficient floor plans promoting collaborative, teambased work. Workplace strategy is a key component of MPA’s open and modern designs, which maximize collaboration, natural light, and operational flexibility. Both spaces will have multiple and varied office resources for employees to work both independently and in teams, such as individual work stations, focused/ quiet work areas, unstructured space, and collaborative work spaces with different technology resources. SGH’s headquarters at 20 CityPoint incorporates a gallery on the first floor

where clients and visitors can observe and interact with ongoing activities in the company’s physical and materials testing, laboratory, and experimentation areas. MPA successfully assisted with an accelerated design process for the Prudential space for an August 2018 occupancy. Concurrent with the Prudential design, MPA advanced the planning and design for the CityPoint space so that SGH and Boston Properties could incorporate the tenant improvements into the ongoing construction of the new building. The CityPoint location is expected to be complete in August 2019. Boston Properties is the landlord for both locations. In addition to MPA and SGH, the project team includes developer Boston Properties, construction manager Commodore Builders, and MEP engineer AHA Consulting Engineers.


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Hancock Associates Celebrates 40th Anniversary Hancock Associates, a leading provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, is celebrating 40 years in business. The firm was established in 1978 in Danvers, Massachusetts by Frank Hancock, PLS, PE, to provide land surveying and civil engineering services to the North Shore and Essex County. Over the years, their growth was fueled by the addition of wetland science capabilities, implementation of advanced technology and investment in exceptional staff allowing them to continue the founder’s tradition of accuracy, delivery and integrity.

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by Lauren Nowicki Once built for bright economic drivers such as Digital Equipment Corporation, Wang Laboratories, and Apollo Computer, the Route 128 and 495 corridors are canvassed with two-story office buildings from the 1980s boom that are now considered obsolete. Yet current commercial real estate trends present an opportunity for reconsideration and reuse. With Boston’s class A vacancy rates at 9.1%, coveted Cambridge laboratory space at 1.5%, and highly competitive coworking units comprising only 2.4% of inventory, the city remains an option for a select few newcomers. Cultural demographics — exerted by the Millennials — impart a determining influence on companies today.

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Comprising the largest workforce population at 35%, design and a wellplaced office are a critical tool in recruitment. Whereas employees 30 years ago adapted to their environment, today’s office environments acclimate to employees. Elements of workplace density, parking, infrastructure, amenities, and commute time are now inherent factors in leasing and purchasing decisions. Can empty and underutilized properties in Boston’s suburbs be redesigned and engineered for profitability within this burgeoning real estate market?

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This proposition will be explored at the ABX seminar titled Repositioning of Suburban Two-Story Office and R&D Buildings on Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m. Featuring speakers Greg Klemmer, VP Colliers International; Shawn Hawthorne, director of asset management, Novaya Real Estate Ventures; Chuck Reilly, VP business development; and Dennis McCarthy, VP design/ architecture at Dacon Corporation, the issue will be examined from broker, developer, builder, and architectural positions. Commonality issues of renovation, design, subdivision, and acquisition challenges will be discussed. “Many parties align for a successful real estate venture, each carrying expertise and influence. This discussion will enable attendees a comprehensive market viewpoint,” states Chuck Reilly. “With vacancies historically low, high rent rates, and full employment, capacity is the key issue — both in availability of human capital and office space. Companies today are forced to consider long-term implications upfront as Boston commerce outgrows the city footprint.” With a metro population of 4.6 million, Boston ranks 10th in U.S. metro areas, with 80% of Mass. residents living in or around the city. Its roadways, subways, regional rail, air, and sea options make Mass. an amenable state to do business in. Life sciences, high-tech, and the start-up ecosystem propelled Boston past New York City in 2018 venture funding rankings. These economic trends are permanently reconfiguring Boston’s commercial landscape. “With funding flowing to start-ups, high-techn and life sciences industries will continue to excel. Growing suburban clusters are a necessity and often the only option for these companies to grow. The transformation of older buildings to meet the needs of flex, technology, and life sciences companies solves the issues of lower costs, good infrastructure, and young Millennial families seeking work/

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the influx as metro Boston’s landscape transitions in a thriving economy. This is where entrepreneurial minds win best,” agrees Novaya’s Shawn Hawthorne. Another vanguard in building work environments is design. For many of these buildings, ADA compliance, environmental conservation, adequate power, finished ceiling heights, loading capabilities, and parking were nascent considerations. Ultimately, the viability of a property rests on employee productivity, which today is characterized by multiple elements. “A work environment should embody the company’s brand. Acoustic controls, casual locations for individual work, wellness facilities, collaborative areas, biophilic design, environmental integration, creative spaces — today’s office environment is expected to be fluid and agile. These concepts were not implemented by developers 30 years ago and as such require significant changes in form and function,” cites Dennis McCarthy. “Building materials selection as well as systems technology play a large role in implementing design concepts. Variable flow refrigerant systems, extensive flexibility of LED lighting, and the cultural embrace of a relaxed industrial aesthetic help transform antiquated buildings into successful work environments.” The merits of metro Boston’s 30-yearold properties require assessment from multiple viewpoints. Renovation expenses, ability to subdivide, acquisition costs, and design challenges must be assessed from a holistic viewpoint. Using a versatile approach, consideration of aesthetic, functional, and long-term viability will result in productive choices and the possibility of a building whose longevity through reuse is assured.


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Marr is in Full Swing at Encore Boston Harbor by Katherine Marr Since breaking ground in the summer of 2016, Encore Boston Harbor has transformed the physical landscape of Everett, Mass., and has impacted the economic and social landscape of the city of Boston and beyond. When it opens in 2019, Encore Boston Harbor will be a sprawling 5-star luxury resort and casino situated on 34 acres along the Mystic River. As Daniel Marr & Son Company is wrapping up the extensive steel erection portion of the project, having installed over 12,000 tons of steel and metal decking, Marr Scaffolding Company has provided access equipment for the installation of the glass façade and the Encore signage on the exterior sheer walls of the 3 million sf structure. Working for glass manufacturer Ferguson-Neudorf, Beamsville, Ontario, since November 2017, Marr Scaffolding erected five swing stages totaling 185

Marr installed five 30-foot “birdcages” or walkways on Encore’s roof, providing access for the glass manufacturer Ferguson-Neudorf.

feet for the installation of windows on the two exterior sheer walls of Encore’s 350-ft.-tall curved glass tower. As the tower’s concrete sheer walls were poured, swing stages were needed to access the exterior façade to place the glass panels. Accordingly, Marr installed swing stages starting on the 10th floor, then moving up to the 26th floor, and finishing on the roof for the installation of 4,900 panels weighing between 700 lbs. and 1,800 lbs. each. On the northwest wall of the tower, one 56-ft. and two 25-ft. straight swing stages were installed, while on the southeast wall, one 35-ft. S-shaped swing stage and one 30-ft. L-shaped swing stage were installed. Daniel Marr & Son designed, fabricated, and installed

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150 feet of I-beam monorail in the four different swing stage locations to facilitate positioning the windows. At the roof level, Marr Scaffolding erected 20 systems scaffolding towers on top of the sheer walls, building through the steel to rig the swing stages into place and complete the final installation of windows. Additionally, Marr built five 30-ft. “birdcages” or walkways around the steel, providing Ferguson-Neudorf access to the exterior to install clips on three sides of the steel frames and secure the windows in place.

When it opens in 2019, Encore Boston Harbor will be a sprawling 5-star luxury resort

Marr erected eight swing stages for a distance of 185 feet for window installations on the two exterior sheer walls of the 350-ft.-tall curved glass tower.

and casino situated on 34 acres along the Mystic River. Electric sign company YESCO, Las Vegas, Nevada, contracted with Marr to erect eight swing stages for the installation of “Encore” signs on the north- and southfacing walls. To accomplish this, Marr installed 136 feet of swing staging on the northwest wall and 150 feet of swing staging on the southwest wall, along with building system scaffold towers reaching 80 feet in some locations to support the rigging beams for the platforms. One of the key challenges was installing swing staging on the southwest wall around an existing tower crane, which required a custom design allowing it to fit between the crane’s two support beams. All in all, Marr’s work at Encore has been and continues to be extensive. For Marr Scaffolding Company, Encore represents one of the most complicated swing stage projects in its history due to the demanding schedule, weather conditions, and location. Also, Marr Scaffolding provided 45 12-ft.-to-40-ft. scissor lifts and 12 80-ft.-to-135-ft. boom lifts to Daniel Marr & Son for the steel work contracted by General Contractor Suffolk Construction. Sister company Marr Crane & Rigging provided a variety of cranes during the steel erection phase, including several 90-ton cranes and their 300-ton Leibherr crane, which have been utilized throughout different phases of construction since work began in January of 2016. Katherine Marr is communications coordinator at The Marr Companies.

Marr Scaffolding’s roof rigging and shoring towers support swing stages on Encore’s North wall for the installation of windows by Ferguson-Neudorf and signage by YESCO.

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Humanize the work experience

Aligning with the trend for enhanced amenities, employee services and work environments are also becoming highly personalized. Corporate cafés are offering catered, gourmet lunch services to accommodate employees trying to maximize their productivity in the office. High-end residential design elements have crossed over into commercial office spaces, infusing comfort and familiarity into the workplace. Different furniture types, in a variety of textures and materials, lend visual interest and create a hospitality-style environment in welcome and gathering zones like reception, café/ dining, and coffee bars. Digital building operations are making it possible to individualize the workplace experience more than ever before. Coworking and proworking

Colocation is at the core of both these new work trends. One of the main advantages

to coworking is the ease of collaborating with other companies sharing your space. Proworking is a natural extension of coworking, allowing organizations to overcome barriers presented by traditional real estate models and achieve greater flexibility by connecting with a vetted network of professionals (outside of their employee base) who need office space. The potential for cross-pollinating the creativity and talents of the workforce is enormous. Companies will continue to optimize for collaboration and communication, as the multigenerational workforce seeks greater mobility and flexibility in the workplace. Different work settings and trends are ready to reshape the business landscape for the next decade and beyond. Deepa Venkat, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, is a senior interior designer at Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA).


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How Office Lobby Design is Catering to the Future of Work into the lobby of a boutique hotel while on vacation? That sense of welcome, individuality, and attention to detail can now also be found in workplace settings. By utilizing all senses — interesting visual cues, textures, and even scents — a lobby

by Larry Grossman Do you remember the last office lobby you visited? Chances are you don’t. For years, office lobby design has traditionally centered on creating a polished, professional space focused on purpose and function. Fast forward to today where mobile technology allows us to work virtually anywhere, where impromptu, and even planned meetings, can be just as productive in a coffee shop as in a conference room. Our flexible workstyles have inspired a new approach to office lobby design. No longer just a place to pass through, savvy building owners are focused on creating a sense of place in their lobbies. Taking a page from the hospitality sector, office lobbies are now being designed as an environment to linger, connect, and recharge. With a goal of establishing a unique sense of identity, my team at Stantec has been focused on designing workplace lobbies that encourage a welcoming sense of hospitality. Remember the first time you stepped

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For the repositioning of the lobby at 125 Summer Street, a 22-story commercial building in Downtown Boston, our goal was to create a space that can accommodate a variety of uses. Different types of seating (arm chairs, sofas, and a perch table with stools) configured in diverse arrangements allow for both formal and informal interactions, as well as individual or group sessions.

and café. Here, we put a focus on the overhead skylights and removed dividing walls to open views and optimize light. Hospitality

An extra element to help visitors feel at home in a lobby is the addition of hospitality features such as streaming video or refreshments. I’ve seen a growing number of building owners incorporate coffee bars or beverage stations where occupants can enjoy a drink or pastry while catching up on emails, much like in a hotel.

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play an impactful role in the value of a property and its respective neighborhood, especially as tenants view their “office” as extending beyond the walls of their leased space. Occupier lease decisions can be impacted by the quality of shared areas such as the lobby, fitness area, and adjacent outdoor space. Stantec has repositioned several office lobbies to meet these new demands. Key elements to consider when creating the lobby of the future include:

For all lobby projects, we look to incorporate rich colors and textures through elements like art, furniture, and fixtures to establish a highly curated, personal space. At Lafayette City Center, a mixed-use property in Downtown Boston, we used dynamic light as a central design element. Ribbon-like lights extend along the ceiling to reinforce the path through the lobby to the elevator bank, while creating a bold visual cue from the street. Natural light

Daylighting is an essential feature in creating an environment that feels open, inviting, and inspiring. Natural light also supports user wellness and allows us to incorporate other natural features like greenery. At 117 Kendrick Street in Needham, natural light played a starring role in the redesign of the corporate center’s lobbies, interconnecting corridor,

A striking entry, as at the newly repositioned 125 Summer Street, establishes a neighborhood connection point and maximizes natural light.

While lobby redesign is often focused on the interior, it’s also important to build an authentic connection with the area outside a building’s doors. There’s a great opportunity to bring that level of hospitality outdoors as an extension of the lobby through seating, planters, and a welcoming façade. Not to mention, these elements also help better connect a property to a community and help enhance a local streetscape. Larry Grossman is a senior principal at Stantec.


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Hospitality BPDA Approves 150 Kneeland Street

Kneeland St. lobby / all renderings by RODE Architects

Boston – Hudson Group has won approval from the Boston Planning & Development Agency to construct a 21-story, 230-room boutique hotel at 150 Kneeland Street. Boston-based RODE Architects was selected for the design. Led by Ori and Noam Ron, Hudson Group has completed a thorough and considerate community process and secured the support of an overwhelming majority of neighbors, adjacent businesses,

and nearby Chinatown residents. The development’s benefits include improvements to pedestrian safety and security, significant infrastructure upgrades, funding for neighborhood cleaning, and park enhancements. In addition, Hudson has committed to a unique 10-year contribution of 300 free hotel nights annually to people in need of accommodation, an effort meant to address short-term housing emergencies

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New Fairfield Inn for Kingstown, R.I. DiPrete Engineering Leads Design Team and Permitting Efforts Kingstown, RI – Construction of a new $19 million, 100-room hotel located in South Kingstown is moving along smoothly. The new four-story Fairfield Inn by Marriott will be a business- and tourist-friendly hotel serving southern Rhode Island. Southern Rhode Island Hospitality, LLC teamed with DiPrete Engineering, who led the design team and the regulatory permitting efforts. DiPrete is also providing construction administration services along with Bentley Builders LLC, the construction manager and contractor. 401 Studios led the creative design to achieve a building that will be unique and complementary to South County architecture. The Renaissance Group is the lead architect for the project. John C. Carter & Company designed the landscape areas, patios, and hardscape, and also assisted with the regulatory permitting and construction implementation. Kenyon Law Associates, LLP provided land use advice and helped lead the expedited permitting process.

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foundation into the ground prior to winter freeze,” said Eric Prive, senior project manager at DiPrete Engineering. “Now, the vertical construction of the hotel is five months from completion.” The new Fairfield Inn by Marriott is expected to be open for guests in April 2019.

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Restoration & Renovation KBE Completes Renovation/Addition to AIC Building

Recently completed Colaccino Center for Health Sciences at American International College / Paul Burk Photography

Springfield, MA – KBE Building Corporation recently completed construction on the Colaccino Center for Health Sciences at American International College (AIC). KBE provided general contractor services for the two-story, 6,000sf renovation and 15,000sf addition on AIC’s Springfield campus. The newly renovated building and

addition provides a variety of labs, rehabilitation, and human-performance spaces, and allows for clinical simulations. The multifunctional lobby is designed for student gatherings and hosting small events, and includes a variety of interior lounge spaces and a courtyard. “This impressive, state-of-theart facility provides an educational

environment that allows for and advances interdisciplinary learning as we develop highly trained healthcare clinicians ready to employ their skills in the workplace,” said AIC President Vince Maniaci. The building is named after AIC chair of the college’s board of trustees and alumnus Frank Colaccino, ’73;

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Mass. Employer Cannot Enforce Noncompete Against California Employee

by Michelle De Oliveira On September 7, 2018, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC) issued a decision in Oxford Global Resources, LLC v. Hernandez, holding that a Massachusetts employer could not enforce a confidentiality, noncompetition, and nonsolicitation agreement against a former California employee. Despite the explicit language in the agreement that it was governed by Massachusetts law and that disputes were to be brought in a Massachusetts court — the SJC declined to enforce it against a California employee. This case highlights the challenges employers face when hiring employees to work in states other than the state in which the employer is located. Oxford Global Resources, LLC, the plaintiff company headquartered in

On appeal, the SJC upheld the trial judge’s dismissal of the complaint. In considering whether the agreement’s choice of law provision was enforceable, the SJC declined to enforce it, finding that a choice of law provision will only be enforced in Massachusetts if it does not violate public policy. Here, enforcing the agreement would violate California’s public policy favoring competition and employee mobility. California, unlike Massachusetts, disfavors — and prohibits — noncompetes. As to Hernandez’s forum non conveniens argument — despite the explicit forum selection clause in the agreement — the SJC held that the trial judge did not abuse his discretion in deciding that the case should be dismissed so that it could be heard in a California court. The SJC agreed with the trial judge that “everything relevant to this case happened in California.” Specifically, the witnesses were in California; Hernandez’s employment was in California; the evidence was in California or stored electronically; and Hernandez’s

complaint, arguing that the forum non conveniens clause was “inoperative” and that the case should be tried in California. In response, Oxford argued that the agreement was enforceable; it was governed by Massachusetts law; and that the claims were to be litigated in a Massachusetts court.

Massachusetts, is a recruiting and staffing company that places consultants who have specialized technical experience with corporate and individual clients. Its account managers, among other things, supervise relationships with Oxford’s clients and client managers. Oxford has 24 offices worldwide. In May 2013, Oxford hired Hernandez into an entry-level account manager position in its California office. At the time of hire, Hernandez signed a confidentiality, nonsolicitation, and noncompetition agreement. The agreement contained a choice of law provision providing that it was to be “governed by the laws of Massachusetts” and contained a forum selection clause providing that disputes arising under the agreement were to be addressed in a Massachusetts court. Three years into his employment with Oxford, Hernandez resigned and began working for an Oxford competitor in California. Hernandez allegedly breached the agreement by, among other things, soliciting Oxford’s clients. Litigation ensued. Oxford filed suit in Massachusetts Superior Court, and Hernandez moved to dismiss the

Although this case does not impact or consider the newly enacted Massachusetts noncompete legislation, it appears to mirror the purpose of the newly enacted legislation by regulating the use and enforcement of noncompetes in the private sector. Oxford lost that battle before the trial judge, who dismissed its complaint under the doctrine of forum non conveniens. Under this doctrine, a court can refuse to hear a case if it determines that there is a more appropriate forum in which the dispute should be heard.

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Even with an NDA, there are ways to publicize your experience from working on a project without naming a client. By sticking to the core reasons why you were selected for the project in the first place, you can still establish yourself as a thought leader. That’s what PR is all about.

publications provide an excellent way to position yourself as a thought leader, and client mentions in byline articles are not always necessary. Writing trend-focused articles (as opposed to case studies) allows you to deliver knowledge to the reader and control the content that’s published. For example, mentioning an interior fitout project for a “global financial services firm in the Boston area” lends vagueness to the client’s identity while allowing you to highlight the project’s best practices in the body of the article. Most editors will allow such a client mention in a byline, as

be sure that the client’s logo and branding aren’t included in the photos. Even with an NDA, there are ways to publicize your experience from working on a project without naming a client. By sticking to the core reasons why you were selected for the project in the first place, you can still establish yourself as a thought leader. That’s what PR is all about. Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM, is president and CEO of Rhino Public Relations, a full-service PR and marketing agency.

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dictate or to support future expansion. The specifications and performance of the floor slab may be enhanced to create an ultra-low vibration environment that exceeds thresholds for conducting sensitive testing or research, particularly in nanotechnology and microelectronics facilities. For owners, there is security in designing a high-performance facility so that it serves their needs today and in the future. The best advice? Get a qualified and experienced design firm involved from the very beginning. Specialized research and manufacturing environments are missioncritical facilities that are complex to design, must perform at their intended level, and leave no room for error in meeting function, building codes, and guidance documents.

Micro-electronics and nanotechnology facilities use hazardous chemicals, life science clean rooms are defined by the particulate count in the air, biocontainment facilities must prevent the release of deadly diseases, and vivarium must provide a healthy and controlled environment for sensitive research animals. If a facility doesn’t operate properly and precisely when completed, the entire mission of the facility and the organization may be at risk. An experienced designer approaches specialized facilities with an eye for reducing risk while providing an increment of innovation in how each facility is designed and procured. Jonathan Romig is a senior project manager and senior lab planner at TRIA, a partner-led architecture firm of Boston.


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Multi-Residential Callahan Works to Complete Condo Hingham, MA – Callahan Construction Managers is working to complete exterior finishes on Brio, the 157,000sf, 77-unit luxury waterfront condo complex located in the Hingham Shipyard. The project is comprised of a fourstory residence building over a structuralsteel-and-concrete garage. Owned by A.W. Perry and Boston Andes Capital, LLC and designed by Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype Inc, Brio features one- and two-bedroom residences ranging from 800sf to 1,900sf. Some residences will include private outdoor space, with select penthouses featuring private roof decks. Residents will also enjoy 160 indoor and outdoor parking spaces as well as have access to concierge service and a waterfront courtyard. Brio is located steps from Hingham Shipyard’s multiple restaurant and retail options as well as the MBTA’s ferry terminal. The project is expected to be complete in spring 2019.

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Education Ribbon Cutting Unveils Newly Renovated and Designed School Finegold Alexander Architects

Exterior of newly renovated Gibbs School

Arlington, MA – Finegold Alexander Architects and the town of Arlington recently announced that the newly renovated Gibbs School opened in September to accommodate the sixthgrade class, and a ribbon cutting took place on Sunday Oct. 21. Finegold Alexander Architects served as the architect of record for the project, NV5 was owner’s project manager, and Shawmut Design and Construction was construction manager.

Finegold Alexander Architects worked closely with the Arlington Permanent Town Building Committee; Superintendent Kathleen Bodie; Gibbs School Principal Kristin DeFrancisco; and Director of Facilities Steve Nesterak to ensure the design reached these goals. The 69,000sf Gibbs building was originally built as a school in 1928. It was renovated and a new addition was added in 1973. The school was decommissioned approximately 25 years

ago due to a decrease in enrollment, and then was leased to nonprofit organizations, including the Lesley Ellis School and the Arlington Center for the Arts. The renovation created flexible classrooms as well as breakout collaborative spaces in the corridors fit out with technology and seating to allow for smaller group learning. There is a new, redefined main entrance and canopy on the Foster Street side of the school, designed to create a warm, safe, and inviting approach. A media center was created in the former original auditorium to create flexible learning clusters with group meeting tables, individual work spaces, and a mezzanine large enough to accommodate a full class of students. The first floor contains a cafeteria, language classrooms, flexible theatre space, music classroom, technology lab, and administration offices. The second floor consists of two clusters of four classrooms with breakout spaces, a gymnasium, art studio, digital media lab, and media center. The third floor includes another two clusters of classrooms with breakout spaces.

Gibbs School mezzanine large enough to accommodate a full class of students

There is also an outdoor classroom, community garden space, and rubber play surface for recess. The parking lot now includes two electric car charging stations.

Old School Redesigned as Urban Village CIEE to Buy Fort Point Buildings Somerville, MA – Kaplan Construction is providing construction management services to Powder House, a new mixeduse development in Somerville. The 91,000sf Powder House decommissioned community school in Teele Square will consist of 48 residential apartments, over 23,000sf of commercial space, and more than 52,000sf of open green space. A community-driven project, Powder House for Somerville is designed as an inclusive, intergenerational urban village. The project team members include owner: Powder House Living, LLC; architect: Sebastian Mariscal Studio; construction manager: Kaplan Construction; structural engineer: Foley Buhl Roberts; MEP/FP engineer: Wozny/ Barbar & Associates; and landscape architect: Ground View. Residentially, the campus-style environment will include 28 market-rate units, eight artist live/work units, and 12 senior housing units. Public space elements of the project will include a flexible community hub with an outdoor amphitheater, commercial space, and a public park. A large solar farm will be built onsite. The Powder House project includes the addition of concrete and steel structure to an existing precast concrete building that

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will bring the building to meet today’s seismic code. The entire exterior envelope will be replaced with new framing and sheathing that will bring a modern look but also be respectful to the building’s past. New windows will be installed as well as all new MEP/FP systems. A shared recreation room with kitchen, a patio, and a covered outdoor plaza, a courtyard and a park, all will be available for everyone to enjoy. A garden will sit atop the newly enclosed parking garage roof, and 48 vehicle parking spaces will be located onsite, as well as large bicycle storage. The project reaches 29 of the 39 goals set by SomerVision, Somerville’s 20-year citywide plan for smart growth, open space development, public transit expansion, and sustainability.

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Boston – MassDevelopment has issued a $31.5 million tax-exempt bond and a $6 million taxable bond on behalf of CIEE Inc., a nonprofit provider of international education and experiential learning programs headquartered in Portland, Maine. CIEE Inc. will use bond proceeds to buy 99 Athens Street and 69-71 A Street, two adjacent buildings in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood. The company will demolish the building at 99 Athens Street and expand, renovate, and furnish the

building at 69-71 A Street, ultimately creating a single five-story, 31,400sf office building. CIEE Inc. will also use bond proceeds to build a parking lot on the same parcel. The project will enable CIEE Inc., which currently leases office space in downtown Boston, to consolidate and expand its Boston-based team. The project is expected to create 82 jobs and support 132 construction jobs. Key Government Finance Inc. purchased the bond.


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BU to Build Data Sciences Center Designed by KPMB Architects

Sciences Center entrance / rendering courtesy KPMB Architects

Boston – Boston University has announced plans to build the BU Data Sciences Center, a 17-floor tower on Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of BU’s Charles River Campus. The project is the first major teaching center on the Charles River Campus in a half century and will be BU’s tallest building. Designed by the Toronto architectural firm KPMB Architects, the proposed plans for the center include a four-story

BU Data Sciences Center / rendering courtesy KPMB Architects

base, or “podium,” topped by 13 floors, each floor slightly off center from the one below it so that it resembles a stack of books. The 17 floors do not include the top floor and the basement, which will hold mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. The building will feature an iconic design, including a series of terraced platforms that runs almost the entire length of the building, intended for small-group interactions; whiteboard walls for jotting

down ideas; and a collaboration ramp that will be dotted with small gathering spaces for quick, spontaneous conversations. It will also feature green technologies to advance BU’s climate action plan and to account for the risks posed by increases in sea level and climate change. The university is considering using low-flow and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures as well as LED light features and geothermal wells to provide most

of the building’s heating and cooling, sheltered pedestrian pathways, enhanced green space, and seamless connections to historic brownstones on Bay State Road and to Commonwealth Ave. Following an approval process with the city of Boston that could take up to a year, the project is expected to begin site preparation in spring 2019 with an estimated completion of spring 2022.

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Carver, MA – Designed to support a variety of teaching and learning styles, the new Carver Elementary School welcomed 850 students this fall to new classrooms and community spaces. Designed by HMFH Architects, the 112,000sf pre-K through grade five school replaces two smaller, aging school buildings on the same site. PMA Consultants is the owner’s project manager, and Halvorson Design is the landscape architect for the 22-acre site. To maintain a small-school feel and support the community’s educational philosophy, pre-K through second-grade students are housed on the first floor in three academic wings, and grades three through five are housed on the second floor. A central circulation spine containing a learning commons provides a community thoroughfare that links each academic wing. Small-group learning spaces are in

close proximity to classrooms to offer specific skills development and remedial learning sessions without removing students from their everyday environment and classmate connections. A distinctive feature of the new school is the convergence of indoor and outdoor learning. Two outdoor classrooms, four play areas, and athletic fields for soccer and softball are scaled to match the interests of pre-K through fifth-grade students with features and equipment accessible to children of all abilities. Sustainable design for the large school building was a priority for the school district. Targeted to meet NECHPS standards for energy efficiency, the high-performance design includes flooring made from natural materials, an air quality system that utilizes tempered air as an alternative to air conditioning, triple-glazed windows, and an extensive stormwater infiltration design.

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breach was in California. Moreover, California has a greater interest, as compared to Massachusetts, in deciding whether Hernandez was in breach of the agreement. Indeed, Hernandez was a California resident and the alleged harm to Oxford’s business operations was also in California. This decision will present significant challenges to employers who want to enforce noncompetition agreements against a California employee specifically, and out-of-state employees generally. Although this case does not impact or consider the newly enacted

Massachusetts noncompete legislation, it appears to mirror the purpose of the newly enacted legislation by regulating the use and enforcement of noncompetes in the private sector. The timing of this decision is also ripe for a reminder that the newly enacted Massachusetts noncompete legislation took effect on October 1, 2018. Massachusetts employers are encouraged to revisit their existing noncompetes; and seek advice of counsel when drafting noncompetes as of October 1, 2018. Michelle DeOliveira is an attorney at Kenney & Sams, P.C. of Boston.


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Philanthropy Nauset Raises $10K for Charity we serve,” said Anthony Papantonis, president and founder of Nauset Construction. “And for us that means working to help Habitat for Humanity succeed in its mission. Our ongoing relationship has been a rewarding experience for our employees, as well as a growth experience for me personally.” The golf tournament and other philanthropic activities are coordinated by the Nauset Construction Philanthropy Committee (NCPC). This employee-led volunteer group strives to positively impact the communities in which

Nauset lives and works by supporting the surrounding areas in times of need, strengthening the environment, and giving back to improve society through encouraging employee involvement, team building, and community service. In addition to their efforts to support Habitat, the NCPC also recently funded a pizza party and T-shirt decorating activity at the pediatric psychiatric wing of Franciscan Children’s in Brighton, a section of the hospital which Nauset constructed in 2010.

BC Recognizes John and Cyndy Fish (l-r) Lark Palermo, president/CEO, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston; Tony Papantonis, president of Nauset and vice chair of Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston Board; and Bob Kenney, president and CEO, Kenney Development Co., and chair of Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston Board

Needham, MA – Nauset Construction continued its ongoing commitment to supporting Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, donating $10,000 raised at its inaugural Charity Golf Tournament. Held at the Brookmeadow Country Club in Canton on Sept. 20, the tournament drew over 125 golfers of all skill levels to the scramble tournament, which was

aided greatly by the work of sponsors, including All Renewable Energy and the W.L. French Excavating Company. Nauset has committed to making the charity tournament a biennial event, with plans to donate the proceeds to Habitat and other nonprofit organizations. “It is our responsibility as a successful business to support the communities that

Boston – Suffolk Chairman and CEO John Fish and his wife, Cyndy, were recognized at Boston College for their generous support of Fish Field House, BC’s new indoor training facility. Martin Jarmond, along with William V. Campbell, director of athletics, joined University President William P. Leahy, S.J., in presenting them with a helmet signed by the BC football team as a token of appreciation for their generosity. The presentation took place during the

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Developing and Building Modern Sports Facilities by Matthew Guarracino Manager at JM Electrical Company, Inc.

As the recent World Series win by the Boston Red Sox just underscored, our region has long been a center for all things sports, at both the professional and college levels. This local tradition also casts a shadow on our approach to developing and building modern sports facilities. With the addition of the Warrior Ice Arena as well as the Celtics’ new high-tech practice facility, the mixed-use Boston Landing in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood has been recognized as a bona fide sports hub. Just a few miles down the road sits Boston College which has also undergone a number of improvements at its sports arena, Conte Forum.

With new and innovative approaches to concepts, design and construction, academic sports facilities have become more than places where people attend a few games. Rather, these are true year-round gathering spaces, helping to create vibrant commercial centers as well as places for people to live, work and play. In designing an environment for entertainment and general livability, the Greater Boston economy sees benefits from both the arenas themselves, as well as the dynamic neighborhoods and campuses they help foster.

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Here is a review of some of the latest additions to Boston’s sports landscape: Warrior Ice Arena The Bruins’ new practice facility, Warrior Ice Arena, is a dramatic structure overlooking the Mass Turnpike. The arena includes a 75,000-square-foot rink and a state-of-the-art training center, all within the 15-acre, $500 million Boston Landing district.

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Auerbach Center The Boston Celtics’ 70,000-squarefoot practice facility officially opened this past June. It features two parquet basketball courts, a hydrotherapy room, a medical exam room complete with imaging equipment, and a sports science lab where data on players’ performance will be gathered and evaluated.

Conte Forum The longtime home of the BC Eagles basketball and hockey teams is undergoing a series of renovations and updates. Steinbrenner Field MIT’s Steinbrenner Stadium grandstands and track and field facilities were fully-renovated in 2016 as part of a multi-million dollar project.

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United Way Campaign Spearheaded by PROCON Owners

Manchester, NH – September 2018 was the culmination of another successful “Get on the Bus” Stebbins Family Challenge Match for Granite United Way. Twentyfive new companies became corporate donors and earned a seat on the bus to a New England Patriots game at Gillette Stadium. It was a fitting conclusion to the Granite United Way (GUW) 2017/18 campaign that has added 50 companies in total and raised over $300,000 in the last two years.

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Awards AIA NE Honor Award Goes to The Lucas Designed by Finegold Alexander Architects “The project essentially Finegold Alexander Architects inserted a new eight-story announced that The Lucas, a building within the existing 33-unit luxury residence, was Roxbury Puddingstone walls recognized with an Honor and 100-ft-tall tower,” said Award at the 2018 AIA New Tony Hsiao, AIA, director of England Design Awards. The design at Finegold Alexander. Design Award Celebration was The eight-story glass-and-steel held on October 12. building bursts through the The Lucas is the Ellen Anselone former church’s roof with steel transformation of a shuttered columns continuing the lines of the stone 1874 German Trinity Catholic Church buttresses skyward in an eye-popping originally designed by Patrick Keely in celebration of classic and contemporary Boston. The concept is a building within a architecture. building – a striking steel-and-glass design The AIA jury noted: “The jury was that rises out of the massive stone walls to intrigued by this adaptive reuse project, create a 33-unit residential community. excited by the move of hollowing out “We made bold design moves,” added a church and inserting an entirely new Ellen Anselone, AIA, principal, Finegold building. Reimagining the flying buttress Alexander Architects. “After exploring for the 21st century could have been corny a number options to make the renovation or clunky; however, these interpretations come to life, we found the only viable option was to take the roof off and go up.” in steel subtly work. The addition is

Amenta Emma Wins Two BSA Awards

Burnham Family Memory Care Residence

Boston – Amenta Emma has been honored with two awards in the 2018 Boston Society of Architects/AIA design awards program. The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence received a Healthcare Facilities Design Award, and the Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group received an Interior Architecture/ Interior Design Award. Avery Heights is a 45-acre life-plan community, but its 26-year-old facilities had no space or services for an increasing population of residents suffering from dementia. The renovation of a 10,000sf independent living apartment wing now provides a secure memory care environment for a population previously closed off to opportunity and allowing them to be in an active, engaging living space. The Amenta Emma design team’s ambitious approach to the transformation of a 19th-century house for the Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group involved a radical opening of the interior spaces of

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Exterior of The Lucas / photo by Raj Das

clearly contemporary, but in deference to the existing structure, a success in preservation.” Careful renovation preserves the historic exterior, and the contemporary insertion reinterprets the architectural and tectonic qualities of the existing building to create an ensemble that beautifully marries past and present. New steel columns were carefully placed to visually extend the structural piers of the church in a modern interpretation of the historic stone buttresses. Local Roxbury puddingstone walls and Maine granite window openings were meticulously restored, while carefully enlarged new openings seamlessly transform the walls for the new residences within. “The Lucas design represents the careful balancing of historic-preservation with contemporary needs,” stated Anselone. Retaining the stone and granite exterior of the building was critical, as many of the historic details and materials could never be duplicated today. “This development is a major step in the evolutionary reimagining of Boston’s historic buildings for contemporary use.” “Finegold Alexander is honored to have been able to design this project, in collaboration with the development team New Boston Ventures and Metric Construction; we are thrilled to have been recognized by the AIA with this award,” added Anselone. The Lucas is a half mile from two T stops, local retail, restaurants, and parks; within 1 mile of Boston Common, Boston Public Library, theater district. Each of the one- to three-bedroom units are completely individualized, based on unique architectural details. The existing Victorian Gothic features of the stone

Interior kitchen of The Lucas / photo by Raj Das

Terrace of The Lucas / photo by Raj Das

walls, tower, and arched windows are seamlessly blended with contemporary glass and steel. The design team sought to marry the old and new by retaining the architecturally significant landmark’s tracery windows, front doors, and other artifacts The 1,000sf to 3,000sf units have high ceilings, terraces, and luxury amenities including a concierge, a gym, a library/ lounge, garage parking, and direct elevator access to most units. The preservation of the original façade allowed for the main entry and two of the units to have private street entrances framed by Gothic arches and rose windows. The former bell tower is also incorporated into some of the condominiums.

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the house. The result is a collaborative contemporary environment for the organization, which is responsible for the university’s marketing, communications, brand identity, and digital initiatives.

New Boston Ventures & Metric Construction, developer; Harry Collings, development consultant; McNamara Salvia, structural engineer; WSP, M/E/P engineer; H.W. Moore, civil engineer; Mark Wilhelm, specifications writer; McPhail Associates, Inc., geotechnical and hazardous materials engineer; C3 Commercial Construction Consulting, Inc., code consultant; Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture, landscape architect, SGH, exterior envelope; Acentech, acoustics; Wolf in Sheep Design, interior design.


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CannonDesign Project Named Best New Workplace

MilliporeSigma’s reception area MilliporeSigma’s office fit-out

Burlington, MA - MilliporeSigma’s office fit-out, designed by CannonDesign, was named Best New Workplace by CoreNet Global’s New England Chapter in its 2018 Awards of Excellence program. MilliporeSigma, the life sciences division of Merck KGaA, is focused on developing a broad range of scientific products aimed at helping scientists make advancements in biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. To enhance collaboration with its customers and further scientific progress, MilliporeSigma opened a new 280,000sf

life sciences center — home to nearly 1,000 employees and designed to foster a hands-on, collaborative environment where customers work alongside the company’s scientists and engineers to solve the toughest problems in life sciences. A unique feature of the workplace includes a 15,000sf M Lab that facilitates collaboration between scientists and engineers, while also providing a non-GMP environment for hands-on training, customer experiments, and troubleshooting.

It is equipped with all of the equipment and space scientists need to rebuild scenarios they experience in their own

labs, allowing MilliporeSigma scientists to step into their shoes and collaborate on solutions.

AIA Recognizes Dietz Springfield, MA – Dietz & Company Architects recently announced that it has been recognized by AIA New England as a 2018 Emerging Professional Friendly Firm. Firms selected for this honor must “display an outstanding commitment to the development of their Emerging Professional staff.” An Emerging

Professional is defined as a student, recent graduate, or architect licensed within the last 10 years. Ten of Dietz & Company’s 23 staff members currently fit this criteria. They said, “Dietz & Company really provides a welcoming environment for young professionals and provides the guidance and opportunities to help us succeed in the early parts of our careers.”

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DiPrete Announces New Team Members

SLAM Promotes Four Glastonbury, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) announced that the following team members have been promoted to associate principal: Amy Mund Christmas, ALEP; Geoffrey Gaunt, AIA, NCARB; Julija Singer, AIA, NCARB; and Lynn Cain, AIA. Amy Mund Christmas of Marlborough, is an ALEP professional who began her career as a staff architect with SLAM upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1996. She serves the firm’s public, independent, and higher education studios, and has transitioned her focus to programming and planning for academic environments. Geoffrey Gaunt of Wethersfield, is a NCARB certified architect with more than 19 years of experience as a project architect designing and managing projects within the independent education market in Connecticut and throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic. As a project architect, he is heavily involved in the entire building process, from planning to construction, and prides himself on building strong relationships with schools that continue beyond just one project. Julija Singer of Farmington, is a NCARB certified architect with 28 years of experience as a design architect, 18 of those years with SLAM. She serves

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the firm’s higher education, healthcare, and corporate studios, with a focus in educational and research buildings. Lynn Cain, a resident of Atlanta, is an architect with more than 20 years of experience as a design architect, 11 of those years with SLAM, where his responsibilities include mentoring the firm’s intern architects. An AIA award-winning designer, Cain is adept at designing contextually appropriate buildings which he interprets through a modernist lens to represent each client’s vision of their future.

background in business New Bedford, MA – Poyant, a management. New Bedford sign manufacturer Prior to Poyant, Gavigan and branding specialist, has worked for Allen Displays, a named Bill Gavigan Jr. national national sign manufacturer account executive/branding in North Carolina, and specialist. In his new role, he Lauretano Sign Group, based in serves as the national account Connecticut. executive for Dunkin’ Brands. “Bill’s experience brings Gavigan has been exposed to Gavigan Jr. us another service-driven all areas of the trade. He spent team member. His clients appreciate the his childhood assisting in the production and installation of many different sign sincerity and hospitality he dedicates to projects throughout the New England building every relationship,” said Richard area. He also comes with an extensive Poyant, president of Poyant.

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the office and field sides of surveying. Prior to joining DiPrete, Foster interned at Electric Boat and worked for his family’s masonry business. This past year, he was a URI CVE lab assistant where he assisted students in operating surveying equipment while performing surveying field work.

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Poyant Promotes Gavigan

Woburn, MA – Allen & Majors Associates, Inc. (A&M) recently welcomed Thomas Rigg, PE, to its structural division. He has over 23 years of experience working on projects ranging from light commercial and residential building structures to foundations, retaining walls, Rigg subsurface utility structures, precast concrete bridges and tanks, cell

Cranston, RI – DiPrete Engineering has announced its newest team members: project engineer, Skyler Mills, a licensed professional engineer in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and survey technician/civil engineer, Alex Foster. Mills has worked as a senior engineer for Turino Group, The Maguire Group, and Northeast Engineers & Consultants, Inc. He has also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island teaching AutoCAD and drafting for civil engineers. A recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island (URI), Foster holds a BS in civil engineering and is working with the firm’s survey department learning both

towers, roof top structures, heavy industrial steel, and concrete stacks. He carries professional licenses in Mass., N.H., Vt., Okla., and Tenn. Rigg will lend his expertise to the company’s portfolio of commercial, multi-family, and specialty projects.

Boston – Finegold Alexander Architects (FAA) announced that several of its principals have spoken in high-profile places around the country. Regan Shields Ives, principal, spoke about Boston’s Eliot School Project and related innovation theses, on a panel Thinking Inside the Box, The Case for Transformation, at LearningScapes, the Association for Learning Environments’ annual conference in Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton, with David Stephen of New Vista Design and Traci Walker Griffith, principal, Eliot Innovation School. Moe Finegold, senior principal, and Tony Hsaio, principal, director of design, were on a panel, A Muslim, a Jew, and a Christian Walk onto a Golf Course…, covering the innovative Tri-Faith Initiative in Omaha, Nebraska, and the design for three buildings and the landscape including a mosque, a synagogue ,and a church, all on one site. It was presented at the AIA Virginia Exchange East. Ellen Anselone, principal, spoke in October at the Urban Land Institute’s fall meeting, with a panel on Serendipitous Outcomes of Adaptive Reuse. The discussion centered around the fact that adaptive reuse is not only reusing an old

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site or building for a purpose other than that for which it was built or designed. It also calls for a reprogramming of a building without compromising its historic importance Anselone and character. The unexpected treasures discovered through adaptive reuse have opened people’s eyes to design features that can be applied to many types of architecture. Case studies of innovative adaptive reuse projects were presented. She spoke along with Bryce Turner, BCT Architects; Peter DiPrincio, Seawall Development; and John Renner, Cross Street Partners.

Amanda Ludlow Joins Stantec services, primarily in senior South Burlington, VT – Stantec Transportation recently leadership and advisory roles. announced that Amanda Ludlow Prior to joining Stantec, she has joined as a principal focused served as the practice leader on guiding the development of of the engineered natural the transportation practice’s systems practice at a leading local stormwater planning and environmental consulting firm. design group. In this role she will She has guided projects such as provide technical management Ludlow the design of large-scale natural for current and future projects, wastewater treatment facilities, while also supporting cross-collaboration the beneficial reuse of municipal and between Stantec practice areas. industrial landfills, and the greening Ludlow has nearly 25 years of of industrial facilities for sustainable experience in engineered natural systems, low-impact development, and ecological stormwater management.


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Three Join TFMoran

Habeeb Hires Three

Portsmouth, NH – TFMoran announced the addition of three to its civil engineering team. Hannah Giovannucci, PE, and Ryan Kaulbach, EIT, have recently joined the Portsmouth division’s civil engineering department, and Dustin Sewall has joined the Bedford office. Giovannucci has over six years of engineering and management experience that includes the design and permitting of mixed-use, industrial, commercial, residential, and redevelopment projects. She serves on the American Council of Engineering Companies Emerging Leaders Committee and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. Her prior work experience includes transportation and traffic engineering in Boston. Kaulbach’s work experience includes permitting, project oversight, erosion control inspection, and surveying, in addition to designing sewer mains and drainage. Previously, he worked as an engineering technician for the public works

Norwell, MA – Habeeb & Associates Architects announced that the firm has opened two new offices recently, one in Worcester and one in Rapid City, South Dakota, and that the company has hired three new team members. Jeffrey M. Puleo, AIA, LEED AP, has been named principal-in-charge of operations. With more than 25 years of architectural experience, he will devise and implement the operational road map by which the firm will continue to grow. Marion B. Roosa, as marketing director, will utilize her 15 years of expertise to develop and implement digital and traditional strategies that propel the firm into new markets and further current ones. She previously held marketing positions at Trimble, Inc., and Trade Service. Eric Kuhlmann, AIA, LEED AP, brings over 18 years of experience to the firm in his role as project architect. His expertise at managing the preparation of construction documents, plans, specifi-

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departments for the cities of Keene and Brattleboro. Sewall has joined the civil engineering department in Bedford serving as a project engineer. His work Sewall experience includes assisting in the design and preparation of commercial, industrial, and residential site plans and permitting; stormwater management analyses; drainage and utility design and roadway design.

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cations, and other project deliverables assures accuracy in technical details. Building code, general law, and agency regulations are other areas he excels in. Kuhlmann Founder and president, Steve Habeeb, states, “We are extremely excited and proud that our success as a firm has allowed us to expand both within Massachusetts and to the Midwest.”

McClure Receives 40 Under 40 Award Kristan Koch Promoted Hartford, CT – Jenna McClure, AIA, LEED AP, senior associate and senior project manager with Amenta Emma Architects, was selected as one of this year’s Hartford Business Journal 40 Under Forty outstanding young professionals. The 40 Under Forty Awards

recognize outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area that are excelling in their industries through their leadership roles. They are driven by success, motivated by challenges, and are role models for their peers. McClure

Medford, MA – BOND, a building, civil, utility, and energy construction firm, announced the promotion of Kristan Koch to chief financial officer, civil and utility division. She joined BOND in 2017 as division controller, with over 25 years’ experience within

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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.

CBC CT November 13 Industry to Gold: Redeveloping cities along I-95 from New Haven to Stamford 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM We welcome college and high school students with an interest in the design and construction industry, especially those from CBC’s alliance colleges: Capital Community College Construction Management and Engineering Technology programs and Central Connecticut State University Construction Management program. Learn about the industry and build your network.

CT ABC November 15 AEC Leadership Conference Eversource Conference Center Berlin, Conn. 7:30 AM - Registration 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Program We are excited to involve a multigenerational group of diverse A/E/C professional experts as we celebrate both time-tested leadership and the future of leadership in the A/E/C professions. Keynote speakers, inspirational panel discussions, and educational workshops, to help shape how you become a leader in the design, construction, and management of our collective professions.

NAIOP November 15 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Join NAIOP Massachusetts for the 2018 Distinguished Real Estate Awards Gala. A fully integrated real estate firm focused on development opportunities in and around the city, Related Beal has become a driving force in Boston’s real estate market, transforming historic neighborhoods. November 29 Annual Market Forecast The Westin Boston Waterfront 425 Summer Street, Boston 7:15 AM -Registration, Breakfast and Networking 8:00 - 10:00 AM: Program Join NAIOP and SIOR for one of the industry’s leading market updates. Panelists will discuss the drivers and fundamentals behind 2018 statistics, including emerging trends in specific markets, new growth areas, and a general outlook for the future. December 5 NAIOP Annual Holiday Party 100 Federal Street , Boston 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM An evening filled with holiday spirit, entertainment, and networking at the NAIOP Annual Holiday Party, presented by the NAIOP Developing Leaders and open to all ages. All attendees are asked to participate in Toy & Gift Card Drive to benefit the nonprofit organization “Building Impact” - bring an unwrapped toy or gift card to be entered to win one of several fabulous door prizes. Ticket includes open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

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