IFMA to celebrates 16th Annual Awards of Excellence May 15th

May 03, 2019 - Owners Developers & Managers
Frank Rhodes


Glenn Gould


Andrew Delprete


Boston, MA IFMA Boston named this year’s individual award recipients who will be recognized at the 16th Annual Awards of Excellence on May 15th at the Institute of Contemporary Art in the Innovation District. 

This year’s Exemplary End User is Frank Rhodes II, CFM, facilities services director for Marriott International. This award is presented to a professional member of the Boston Chapter who has provided sustained, and outstanding leadership within the profession. This person is highly valued by his or her company and the facility management profession. Recipients demonstrate the best in leadership and ethics. Rhodes is a recent CFM and volunteers within the chapter on their Career Expansion team working with SkillsUSA to develop a local Facilithon competition for young adults to expose them early to the facility management profession. 

The Exemplary Service Provider this year is Glenn Gould, MBA, service sales manager with Cannistraro. This award is presented to an associate member company or its representative in recognition of voluntary contributions to IFMA Boston and the facility management profession. These contributions may include sponsoring programs or educational offerings, presenting innovative sessions on FM related topics, providing technical assistance to members, or serving as a chapter chair or committee members. Gould is a past chair of the IFMA Boston Golf Classic and is now chairing the Career Expansion team. He works specifically with the IFMA Foundation in furthering their reach in closing the talent gap in facility management in the area.

Andrew Delprete is a senior facility manager with Liberty Mutual and this year’s recipient of the Young Professional Award. This award is presented to an active IFMA Boston Young Professional member (under 35) within the chapter and shows initiative in both their work and professional settings. They go above and beyond in their efforts with skilled execution and follow through and motivate others to participate. Delprete is one of the co-chairs of Education & Development, which brings online programming to the membership and was integral in the planning and execution of the chapters first inaugural conference FMForward in May.

Also at awards, the Best Practice and Operational Innovation award winners will be honored. 

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Here are this year’s nominees:

Operational Innovation: These nominees have furthered their workplace through innovations that are not related to renovations and/or construction.

  • BCBSMA Enterprise Asset Management (nominated by Colonial Systems).
  • Somerville Main Streets (nominated by Eversource).
  • Mathworks Implementation of a CMMS for Multi-Campus Use (nominated by Cannistraro).

Best Practices: Large Project (over 75,000 s/f): These nominees include best practices in construction or renovation for projects or affected area over 75,000 s/f.

  • Abt Associates Workplace of the Future (nominated by Chapman Construction/Design). 
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology Center for Engineering, Innovation & Sciences (nominated by STV|DPM).
  • Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) (nominated by Sasaki Associates, Inc.). 
  • Boston University, Myles Standish Hall Renovation (nominated by MDS|Miller Dyer Spears). 
  • Confidential Project (nominated by Unispace).
  • ClearMotion Headquarters Relocation (nominated by Timberland Construction).
  • Bentley University, Multipurpose Arena (nominated by Acentech).
  • PTC New Global Headquarters (nominated by Margulies Perruzzi).
  • Citizens Bank Corporate Campus (nominated by Elkus Manfredi and MovePlan).
  • John Hancock/Manulife Boston Consolidation (nominated by Workspace Strategies).
  • Reliant Medical Office Building (nominated by Dellbrook/JKS).
  • Juniper Networks (nominated by Fort Point Project Management).

Best Practices: Medium Project (20,000-75,000 s/f): These nominees include best practices in construction or renovation for projects or affected area between 20,000 and 75,000 s/f.

  • Circle Health Dracut (nominated by Maugel Architects).
  • Desktop Metal (nominated by Unispace).
  • Experian (nominated by Unispace).
  • Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals (nominated by Maugel Architects).
  • TechTarget (nominated by Unispace).
  • Curran Management LLC (nominated by Dacon).
  • Home Base Veteran & Family Care (nominated by Margulies Perruzzi).
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP (nominated by Fort Point Project Management).
  • Duck Creek Technologies (nominated by SGA).

Best Practices: Small Project (under 20,000 s/f): These nominees include best practices in construction or renovation for projects or affected under 20,000 s/f.

  • Autodesk 3F Expansion (nominated by STV|DPM).
  • Fidelity Bank Front Street Worcester (nominated by Maugel Architects).
  • The Trustees (nominated by Unispace).
  • Exchange at 100 Federal (nominated by Perkins+Will).


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