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On the heels of its move to 60 State Street in Boston, Tsoi/Kobus & Associates announced that it has rebranded as Tsoi Kobus Design, effective immediately.

Finegold Alexander Architects welcomes Nat Crosby AIA.

Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) receives Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston Award for Internal Communications. for its mock newspaper piece roasting senior partner and principal Dan Perruzzi AIA on his 60th birthday. The award marks MPA’s 10th SMPS Boston award since 2007. The firm has also won three SMPS National awards.

SMMA is pleased to announce the promotion of K-12 Studio Director Lorraine Finnegan AIA to vice president.

Harriman welcomes Katherine Moore as an urban planner.

Finegold Alexander announces Rebecca Berry AIA was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Design New England, Mentors in Design Awards. Rebecca talked about the value of mentoring and peer mentors. She also presented awards to this year’s recipients.

JCJ Architecture announces the addition of Robert C. Hicks AIA, LEED AP to the firm in position of principal.

Harriman welcomes Lily Perkins-High as an urban planner.

Finegold Alexander Architects is pleased to announce that Moe Finegold FAIA received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Classical High School in Providence, Rhode Island.

TRO is pleased to welcome Harold Hon as a healthcare project designer.

Finegold Alexander Architects announces its Board of Directors has promoted Rebecca A. Berry AIA to the position of president of the firm.

Finegold Alexander Architects announces its Board of Directors has promoted Regan Shields Ives AIA to the position of secretary of the firm.

SMMA’s Jonathan Merin AIA, project manager and senior associate, received his Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential, a certification recognized internationally for project management expertise.

Shepley Bulfinch welcomes Robert Simmons AIA, LEED AP as principal.

Finegold Alexander Architects announces its Board of Directors has promoted Ellen K. Anselone AIA to the position of vice president of the firm.

Finegold Alexander Architects announces its Board of Directors has promoted Jeffrey Garriga AIA to the position of treasurer of the firm.

Finegold Alexander Architects welcomes Gail Kubik Assoc. AIA.

Fame/Projects

Harriman is pleased to announce the firm has been selected to complete a Waterfront Redevelopment Plan by the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission. The plan will identify strategies to strengthen New Bedford’s working waterfront and deep-water harbor, and identify opportunities to draw visitors from the Downtown to experience the vibrancy of the waterfront. 

Finegold Alexander Architects is pleased to announce that work for Old Chapel at University of Massachusetts/Amherst (UMass Amherst) was recognized with a Commendation from the Victorian Society in America for excellence in restoration and adaptive use.

Meyer & Meyer, Inc. Architecture and Interiors was the recipient of the 2017 Bulfinch Award in the category of Townhouse & Apartments for 9 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.

Finegold Alexander Architects is pleased to announce that groundbreaking for the expansion and renovation of the Stoughton Public Library took place on June 23, 2017. The design draws inspiration from the original mid-century architecture through the addition that expands the second floor. The design also provides a refreshed arrival and landscape, and generous use of glass. The program spaces are reconfigured to support 21st century library functions and community needs. The project is slated for completion in September of 2018.

Ai +ARCHITECTURE LLC is providing master planning, architectural, and landscape architectural design for a new urban resort community located in Sanya on China's Hainan Island. The 1,700,000 square foot project is designed to be responsive to the environmental conditions of this tropical location utilizing building orientation, natural ventilation, solar shading, and extensive gardens with permeable paving areas over underground parking to minimize heat island conditions. The project contains six 28-floor condominium towers, a 280-key Hilton hotel, a 250-unit Oakwood serviced apartment complex, pedestrian-oriented retail uses, and a kindergarten-community center.

Finegold Alexander Architects is pleased to announce that the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library achieved LEED Silver Certification. The building is a dramatic and beautiful public library facility that memorializes Christa McAuliffe, the teacher turned astronaut who flew in the space shuttle Challenger. The team leveraged the site, building orientation, massing, and daylighting strategies to achieve success in building performance and design.

Midland Construction Corporation’s new and recent work includes renovations for Harbourvest Partners, LLC with CBT Architects and JLL at One Financial Center; expansion space build out for Third Sector New England with WK Architects at 89 South Street; TI upgrades for Eaton Vance with CBT Architects and RDK Engineers at 2 International Place; office renovations with uAspire at 31 Milk Street; office buildout with Dyer Brown Architects and WB Engineers + Consultants at 600 Atlantic Avenue; and office buildout with Perkins+Will and RDK Engineers at 600 Atlantic Avenue.

Finegold Alexander Architects is pleased to announce that construction will begin on July 1, 2017, for the transformation of Boston University’s (BU) Castle into a new Alumni and Event Center. The project is slated for completion in August of 2018. The project also includes a major renovation and addition for the BU Pub.

Finegold Alexander Architects is pleased to announce that the Gibbs Middle School began construction on July 1, 2017, and will be completed in the Fall of 2018. The firm has been collaborating with the Town of Arlington to design the renovations. The building had been rented to nonprofits for nearly 25 years and the work will unify the facility, providing a refreshed identity and contemporary learning spaces.

Finegold Alexander Architects is pleased to that Temple Beth Tzedek in Amherst, New York will begin construction on July 1, 2017. The firm has been collaborating with the recently merged TBT and Congregation B’nai Shalom to create a unified synagogue to accommodate the expanded community.

Copley Wolff Design Group celebrated the grand opening of Serenity at 105 South Huntington Avenue with Prellwitz Chilinski Associates. This 195-unit multi-family building is located in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood and features high-end townhouses and apartment homes, as well as ground-floor retail space. Copley Wolff’s landscape design features a 6,827-square-foot interior amenity courtyard. The space features flexible gathering areas, private seating, and views of the Emerald Necklace. In addition to the courtyard space, Copley Wolff designed the streetscape and townhouse entries to complement the parklands that encompass Serenity’s location. The South Huntington Avenue streetscape enhancements include an outdoor plaza that acts as an extension to the residential lobby, seatwall planters at the apartment entries, street-level trees and a new bus shelter. 

BKA Architects’ temple renovation is complete. With an expanding congregation, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA had outgrown its existing facilities and looked to BKA Architects to design their expansion and renovation.

The Temple’s goal was to better serve their congregation with new library, meeting, social function, education, playground and support spaced required a doubling of the existing floor area.  Careful design and phasing were implemented to achieve these operational goals. The new plan presented several opportunities for holy references, like the significant numerological meaning incorporated into window panels, column grids and flooring patterns.  The most ethereal design element occurs at the entry lobby, where a new skylight illuminates (God’s wisdom) through an inscribed glass floor (translated faith), which filters light across the “scroll” ceiling of the Children’s Reading Center at the lower level. Project team includes:

BKA Architects, Inc.; Fort Point Project Management; Chapman Construction and Design; Rivermoor Engineering; Building Engineering Resources; Kelly Engineering Group

CannonDesign’s laboratory design for Novartis’s recently completed research complex in Cambridge, MA received an award for excellence in innovative laboratory planning and technical support strategies. The Laboratory of the Year Awards, a joint program of R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design, were announced during the national Lab Design Conference in Raleigh, NC. The annual international competition receives entries from the best and newest laboratories around the globe.

CannonDesign’s Boston office served as architect of record and provided structural and MEP engineering. Other members of the design/building team included Maya Lin Studio in association with Bialosky + Partners, Toshiko Mori Architect, Nitsch Engineering, and Skanska USA Building Inc. 

C.E. Floyd Company’s recent work includes a 3,500 square foot tenant fit-up for Partners Urgent Care in Canton, Massachusetts with Steffian Bradley Architects; a bistro addition at Carleton-Willard Village in Bedford, Massachusetts with Tsomides Associates Architects Planners; and a 4,400 square foot phased renovation to the occupied New England Eye Surgical Center in South Weymouth, MA with Hardaway | Sziabowski.

Shepley Bulfinch is pleased to announce that it has been selected to conduct a feasibility study for an Integrated Behavioral Science Complex at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. The study will define the program and design concepts to create a complex of bold new academic engagement spaces facing Loyola’s central Evergreen Quad.

Finegold Alexander Architects is pleased to announce it was awarded a new courthouse project for York County in Biddeford, Maine. The anticipated 130,000 square foot building will provide jury, non-jury, and family matter courtrooms; consolidated clerk spaces; secure parking for judges and staff; and separate public parking.

Finegold Alexander Architects recently completed a 10-year Maintenance Plan and 50-year Long Term Plan for Concord Middle Schools.

Finegold Alexander Architects is pleased to announce that Old Chapel at University of Massachusetts/Amherst (UMass Amherst) has achieved LEED Gold Certification. Through careful interventions that restored and preserved this National Register building, code and access are resolved and the team leveraged envelope, window, and systems upgrades to significantly improve the building’s performance.

Finegold Alexander Architects is pleased to announce that design for Boston’s City Hall Council Chambers is complete and will move into construction. Working in collaboration with Meek Consulting Group, the project will bring universal access and technology upgrades to the Council Chamber along with enhanced lighting and refreshed furniture, finishes, and fixtures. The design complements the original Brutalist architecture and does not alter the structure.

Finegold Alexander Architects is pleased to announce that the Eliot Innovation School Phase III will begin construction on July 1, 2017, and will be completed in the Fall of 2018. The firm has been collaborating with the City of Boston in a complex phased design and renovation process and this third phase will create an upper school for grades three through eight as part of a three-building urban campus in Boston’s North End.

Copley Wolff Design Group,  celebrated the grand opening of the Caleb Dustin Hunking School, in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Copley Wolff was engaged by JCJ Architecture and school officials to design the exterior spaces and overall landscape to complement the 148,000 square-foot school building and present a welcoming and engaging site.

Copley Wolff planned and designed the sports and recreational areas for the school, including a soccer field, baseball diamond, basketball courts, and a playground. In addition, the firm’s design includes pedestrian zones that emphasize and enhance the three main entry points to the school. These spaces serve as plazas for gathering during drop-off and pick-up activities. 

Harriman is proud to announce it has been selected by the Fall River Redevelopment Authority (FRRA) to develop two master plans for Fall River, Massachusetts. The first is an urban renewal plan for the waterfront and the second is an urban renewal plan for the downtown. The resulting documents are intended to identify the most promising prospects for development of key downtown and waterfront areas with the goal of supporting local and regional economic development and increasing quality of life for both local neighborhoods and Fall River as a whole. Each urban renewal plan is expected be completed in the summer of 2017. 

CMA is excited to be working on the expansion of BeiGene’s Cambridge offices.

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