Construction Design & Engineering

Gilbane Building Company completes two mixed-use
life sciences buildings in Boston area

Somerville, MA Gilbane Building Company has completed two pioneering life sciences facilities near Boston. USQ, located at 10 Prospect St., is a LEED Gold and WiredScore Platinum site in Union Sq. that spans 205,000 s/f, merging lab and office spaces. The property features ground-floor retail and seventh-floor amenities.

VBA Construction Management finalizes renovation for Kidsborough

Hopkinton, MA The VBA Construction Management team has completed a multi-floor renovation for Kidsborough, a before and after school program for children in grades K-8 and its new daycare program Littleborough.

Whitman Homes celebrates 30th anniversary - built 1,100 homes in MA

Canton, MA In 1993, Rich Whittington, Tim Porter and Bart O’Brien launched a custom homebuilding company that has gained national and regional accolades. During the last 30 years, they have built more than 1,100 homes in 22 cities and towns in Greater Boston and the South Shore.

BOND Civil & Utility names Grimes as director of marketing

Boston, MA BOND Civil & Utility has named Emily Grimes as the new director of marketing. Grimes, who brings more than 15 years of work experience in elevating companies through brand trust and visibility, will now lead overall marketing management efforts for BOND.

Leclerc joins Bowdoin Construction as project manager

Worcester, MA According to Bowdoin Construction, Andrew Leclerc has joined the firm as a project manager. With 14 years of project management experience, Leclerc brings a great deal of knowledge, and has made an easy transition.

Sanborn, Head & Associates promotes nine senior leaders

Bedford, NH Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. (Sanborn Head) has completed multiple senior leadership promotions. The promotions include the following: Michael Abberton, PE has been promoted to project director. Over the course of his 26 years with Sanborn Head, Abberton has distinguished himself through his technical skills, and he has expanded his influence

Ci Design promotes Khazadian to science & technology practice leader and DiLuiso to director of life science

Boston, MA Ci Design has promoted the following members of the team: Raffe Khazadian, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP O+M, CDT – Promoted to science & technology practice leader. Khazadian’s innovative mindset and dedication to exploring new frontiers in architecture have earned him the position of science & technology practice leader.

ABC Chairman’s Message: Back to basics - Free and open competition - by Joe Camilo

Our chapter’s mission statement reads: “ABC believes that the common good is best served by an open and competitive marketplace; that every company, regardless of its affiliations, has the right to compete free of coercion by any group or organization; and that every person must have the opportunity and right to work. Toward this end, ABC’s mission is to foster an environment that ensures our members and their employees the ability to grow and prosper.”

HFA’s Aksel Solberg writes music and turns it into architecture - by Joel Groover

When coworkers hear Aksel Solberg (AIA, NCARB) whistling at his desk, they might think he’s just in a good mood. But given the architect’s views on the connections between music, math and architecture, something a bit more mysterious could be going on.

Ferrari joins Weston & Sampson as director of design-build

Wilmington, MA Weston & Sampson’s CMR construction company welcomed Bill Ferrari to the firm as director of design-build. Ferrari has over 20 years of experience in the management of complex public construction projects, including facilities, utility installation, track construction, bridge and road construction,