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Bruner/Cott & Associates is pleased to announce the following promotions: Greg Russell AIA to associate principal; Lena Kozloski AIA; Aoife Morris, Shaun Dempsey AIA, and Jeff LeClair AIA to associate; Alejandra Lopez and Vanessa Laub to designer; Meg Gatza to director of operations; and Sara Draper to sustainability and engagement strategist.

Cavanaugh Tocci Associates is pleased to announce that Tim Foulkes, Principal Consultant, will be presenting at NeoCon 2017 in Chicago. His session titled “Are Headphones Really the Answer?” will address acoustics in current office designs.

CRJA-IBI Group is pleased to announce the following staff promotions Jeff Bittenbender, Brad Brochu and Shane Lougee to associate; and Carolina Carvajal to senior landscape designer. CRJA-IBI Group is pleased to announce the following staff accomplishments: Nick Healy is now a registered landscape architect and Qian Pan has recently become a certified LEED AP.

Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. welcomes registered architect Douglas Murray AIA, NCARB as their newest technical director of property condition assessments for their Investment Advisory Group (IAG).

Perkins+Will welcomes Whitney Hansley, Robin Trowbridge, Abby Gillespie, Laura Duenas, Norm Goulet AIA, Gayoen You, and Karim Wahba.

Perkins+Will congratulate new LEED accredited professional Pallavi Biswas (LEED GA and LEED AP BD+C).

Principal Jacqueline McGee wrote an article on “Three Essential Hotel Design Hacks to Combat Airbnb” in Hotel Online.

Principals Brooke Trivas  Assoc. AIA and David Damon AIA were recently interviewed by EdTech Times on designing the classroom of the future.

Associate Principal Yanel de Angel AIA  shared tips on natural disaster preparedness for colleges and universities with College Planning & Management magazine.

Principal Jeffrey R. Zynda and Senior Associate Tony Paprocki presented “The shift toward combined teaching and research laboratories: Adaptive re-use and new building approaches” at the Tradeline College and University Science and Engineering Facilities conference.

Principal David Damon AIA presented two sessions at ACUI Annual Conference: "The Future of Student Life" and "Financial Benefits of Revitalized Student Unions."

Senior Associate Tony Paprocki presented the Gateway Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute project as part of the “5-5-5: Five Projects by Five Architects in Five Minutes” session at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) North Atlantic Regional Conference.

Associate Principal Alberto Salvatore presented on the "Lean & Evidence-Based Design" panel at the American Hospital Association (AHA) American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Planning Design & Construction (PDC) Summit.

Qian Pan, Tom Sutter, and Tyler Cromleigh have recently joined the CRJA-IBI Group team as landscape architects.

Stantec welcomes Blake Jackson AIA as sustainability design leader, associate.

Harriman welcomes Kartik Shah LEED AP to its Boston office as a senior urban designer. 

Siemasko + Verbridge is pleased to welcome Katherine Fisher to their interior design group.

Harriman is pleased to announce that Mark Burnes AIA, founder of Foreside Architects, LLC, is joining Harriman’s leadership team as a principal.

saam architecture is pleased to announce the promotion of Katie Kernizan to associate. She was recently honored by the Wentworth Institute of Technology along with 44 other women for leadership and achievement in design, construction, and technology.

Siemasko + Verbridge is pleased to welcome Izabela Kennedy.

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A) moved from its longtime address in Harvard Square, Cambridge to its new office at 60 State Street in Boston. In March, The Boston Globe featured the design of the new office, which is among the first in Massachusetts to apply for WELL Building Standard™ certification.

Healthcare Design magazine published an online feature about TK&A’s design of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati Health Proton Therapy Center, while Modern Healthcare spoke with TK&A senior principal Rick Kobus FAIA about the firm’s design of the South Street Landing project in Providence, RI, which includes a state-of-the-art nursing education center for students of Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island, as well as administrative space for Brown University.

Caveney Architecture + Construction is pleased to announce that Nathaniel St Jean AIA has been promoted to architect.

DMS design, llc welcomes Joyce E. Blatt as managing director, Client Relations.

Fame/Projects

CRJA-IBI Group is designing the next phase of the Manchester Lawrence Rail Trail. This segment will link the City of Merrimack with the Methuen Rail Trail and the Spicket River Greenway.

Continuing work with McFarland Johnson, CRJA-IBI Group is pleased to be providing the streetscape design for the revitalization of downtown Keene, NH. 

ICON Architecture has recently completed the first phase of The Distillery, which is the first mixed-use multi-family Passive House project in New England. In addition, this is the first multi-family Passive House project in the state of Massachusetts. The first of the two phases of The Distillery consists of 28 apartments and live/work lofts in South Boston. Additionally, it includes commercial retail space, a cafe, a courtyard, and a parking garage.

The Galante Architecture Studio, Inc. recently completed the expansion and renovation of the Davenport Central Fire Station. Originally completed in 1902, it is the oldest operating fire station west of the Mississippi. The 10,000 square foot renovated portion of the station continues to house lighter weight rescue vehicles and boats with office space and a conference room on the second floor, while the 20,000 square foot addition provides seven new bays, including five drive-through bays. The addition, designed to meet LEED Silver requirements, provides a new second story dormitory, computer room, fitness room, and supporting services, plus a four-story training tower.

The Varina Area Library in Henrico County, VA, designed by Tappé Architects, has received a 2017 Library Building Award, a national design award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA). The Varina Area Library was one of eight American and European libraries to receive this year’s prestigious Library Building Award.

The Library, which opened on June 1, 2016, is a new 43,000 square foot building located on a 22 acre parcel of land in the rural, eastern section of Henrico County, Virginia. The new state-of the art-library replaces a small 6,000 square foot branch that served the Varina community for over 40 years.

The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.The Varina Area Library was designed by BCWH in Richmond, VA, in collaboration with Tappé Architects in Boston. 

Copley Wolff Design Group (Copley Wolff), a Boston-based landscape architecture and planning firm, in partnership with project developer The Davis Cos. and project architect Spagnolo Gisness & Associates (SGA), commemorated the groundbreaking of 35 Cambridge Park Drive, adjacent to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Alewife Station in Cambridge, MA. The existing 147,000 -square-foot building will be transformed into a 222,800 square foot modern and environmentally conscious Class A laboratory building with ground floor retail. The project will also include the renovation of an existing parking structure, providing 331 onsite parking spaces.

Skanska USA announced the topping-out of 121 Seaport, a 17-story, 400,000 square foot, Class A office building targeting LEED Platinum certification, designed by CBT Architects with landscape design by Copley Wolff Design Group. Copley Wolff’s design of the streetscape at 121 Seaport contains permeable precast unit paver strip along the curb edges, large tree pits with structural soil, aeration, and concrete paving. Copley Wolff designed the alignment of pedestrian walks and planted corridors carefully between parcels to create a cohesive pedestrian system that aligned with the Seaport Square Master Plan Guidelines.

CRJA-IBI Group is honored to have received the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) Excellence Award in Design for the North Bank Bridge Park project completed with the joint venture team of Ammann & Whitney (now Louis Berger), Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., and Stantec.

Harriman has finalized work on the 30,000 square foot Sargent Family Community Center in Presque Isle, ME. Harriman developed a master plan and was responsible for architectural and interior design, and civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering.

The facility features a large central lobby equipped with a reception counter and administrative offices which overlook a teen center, senior center, gymnasium, and multipurpose room. Each functional space accommodates multiple programs to provide maximum utility and flexibility. The kitchen is situated so it can serve senior citizen meals and cater events hosted in the spacious lobby. The William Haskell Gymnasium, named for the city’s first recreational director, easily reconfigures to accommodate a variety of programs with spectator areas and an indoor walking track.Efficiency Maine has recognized the facility for meeting its Advanced Buildings Program requirement, which requires new commercial buildings to be designed and constructed to be 30–35% more energy-efficient than the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code. The project team included Nickerson & O’Day, Inc. of Bangor, ME as the general contractor. 

ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge recently completed the $22.5 Million laboratory and classroom renovation of Jennison Hall on the Waltham campus of Bentley University. The ARC design provides a diverse mix of new learning, social, lab, and office spaces within the University’s largest teaching facility. Consigli Construction Company is the construction manager, and CSL Consulting is the Owner’s Project Manager.

Harriman is pleased to announce the completion of the 1,500 square foot Great Falls Transportation Center in Auburn, Maine. Harriman provided architectural design; structural, electrical, and mechanical engineering; and interior design services to the City of Auburn for its new station. Located on the northern edge of Great Falls Plaza, the transportation center offers a warm seating area to accommodate up to 20 passengers, public restrooms and a break area for drivers. High-top tables and ample electrical outlets provide space for commuters to work on laptops and charge electronics. The project meets the Buy America Act, which requires all products used to be manufactured in the United States.

Project team members include: architect Harriman; mechanical electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineer Harriman; structural engineer Casco Bay Engineering of Portland; civil engineer Casco Bay Engineering of Portland; and general contractor Benchmark Construction of Westbrook.

The new Perkins+Will 350,000-square-foot Billerica Memorial High School project celebrated its groundbreaking ceremony on March 27.

The Wentworth Institute of Technology Douglas D. Schumann Library + Learning Commons project was recently awarded “Best Education Design” at the IIDA New England Awards Ceremony.

Paige Hall Laboratory at University of Massachusetts Amherst has been certified LEED Silver.

Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has completed a new 30,000 square foot laboratory and office facility for Boston Analytical, the life sciences division of Alpha Analytical. Located in Salem, NH, Boston Analytical’s new and expanded facility houses production space for testing, including 20,000 square feet of chemistry, stability, and microbial labs, and 2,000 square feet  of ISO 8 to ISO 5 clean rooms. This expanded space with cutting-edge equipment has increased lab capacity by 55 percent and stability storage by 130 percent, with eight new chambers including a large capacity walk-in chamber. Additional space in the facility supports office and administrative functions, including reception, open and closed offices and conference rooms, and a kitchen/dining area.
 
Built by Bowdoin Construction, interior features include new lab casework, fume hoods, epoxy floors, and a new energy efficient HVAC system with a high efficiency boiler plant.

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