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Can an office building make you healthier and more productive?

March 20, 2017

When the engineering and consulting firm Arup recently moved into its new offices on the 10th floor at 60 State Street in downtown Boston, principal Mark Walsh-Cooke soon noticed that something was missing: the sickly smells of carpet, paint, and furniture that normally permeate a new office building…. Continue reading at: Boston Globe

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Gilbane Building Company and Dwell Proper Break Ground on the Sarasota Modern Hotel

March 20, 2017

The design of the hotel is inspired by the Modernist tradition which emerged in Sarasota in the late 1940s. Called ‘Sarasota Modern’, modernist architecture from Europe and its decorative style was adapted to suit the unique Gulf Coast climate. Décor of the 89-room hotel is inspired by the local arts culture and will feature key design elements influenced by the period, including richness of natural wood, large windows and sunscreens optimizing light, and an indoor/outdoor flow… Continue reading at: prweb

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At Hampshire College, sustainability efforts reach new level

March 20, 2017

The private college’s first new building in 20 years is a model of sustainability, featuring composting toilets, rooftop solar panels to power the building, and a water supply that draws on rainwater stored in underground cisterns. The building, slated to open in April, will use zero net energy, produce its own water supply, and manage its wastewater… Continue reading at: Boston Globe

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Gilded Age mansion in Milton to open to public for first time

December 27, 2016

Despite being one of Massachusetts’ largest Gilded Age mansions, the William Ellery Channing Eustis Estate in Milton has long been shrouded in secrecy. After the mansion was built nearly 150 years ago, the Eustis family lived a quiet life on the 97-acre estate for generations. But all that is about to change…

Source: The Patriot Ledger

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Pagu Set to Open in December

December 04, 2016

Opening soon in Cambridge’s innovation district, the Japanese-Spanish fusion restaurant brings a different kind of experiment to MIT turf…

Source: Boston Magazine

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Dartmouth’s Campus Symbol Restored

November 18, 2016

Dartmouth College was founded in 1769.  The Baker Bell Tower was built in 1928.  For nearly 100 years it’s stood as the tallest occupied building on campus.  It’s a school symbol that’s gotten a recent facelift…

Source: MyChamplainValley.com

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Hungry for cooking skills? Head to Nantucket Culinary Center

November 18, 2016

The cafe buzzes with conversation, the sound of milk being frothed, and an energy not found in this 1870s clapboard building until recently. NCC opened in January under the auspices of…

Source: Boston Globe

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Can You Solve This Building?

November 04, 2016

Visitors strolling through the R.W. Kern Center, a new building of classrooms, offices and meeting spaces, may happen upon some unusual markings in unusual places, like the underside of the main staircase on the left…

Source: The New York Times

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Sustainable Campus Development

November 01, 2016

Over the last 15 to 20 years, the combined energies of students, faculty, and administrators have broadened the focus on sustainability at U.S. colleges and universities to encompass a wide spectrum of concerns…

Source: Architectural Record

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Baker tower sees first renovations complete in time for Homecoming

October 27, 2016

After being wrapped up in a scrim for most of the fall term, Baker Bell Tower — one of the College’s most iconic buildings — has been uncovered from its full-size photograph facade…

Source: The Dartmouth

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Kern Center Designed to be Self-Sustaining

October 25, 2016

The recently completed $7.1 million, 17,000sf R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College is about much more than making a good impression on prospective students. Designed by Bruner/Cott & Associates to be entirely self-sustaining…

Source: High-Profile

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Historic New England Raises Funds to Support New England History

October 21, 2016

The event welcomed more than 100 guests to the historic Otis House for an elegant cocktail reception celebrating the 100th anniversary of preserving Otis House…

Source: Beacon Hill Times

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Charlton College of Business celebrates opening of Learning Pavilion

October 17, 2016

The new Pavilion adjoins the existing Charlton College of Business building and comprises 22,000-sq. ft. of critically needed space, including high-tech classrooms, a business innovation center, a grand auditorium, and various study areas…

Source: UMass Dartmouth

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Pagu Eyes Late Fall Opening With Squid Ink Oyster Bao, Pintxos, and Txakoli

October 14, 2016

Opening late this fall in Cambridge’s Central Square, Pagu is the first solo project from O Ya alum Tracy Chang…

Source: Eater Boston

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Plumb House Inc. – Corsair

September 30, 2016

Plumb House is constructing a new building on a site where a Corsair plane propeller plant once stood…

Source: Construction Today

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Hampshire College dedicates R.W. Kern Center, deemed prototype for sustainable building

September 16, 2016

The 17,000-square-foot Kern Center houses the offices of admissions and financial aid, classrooms, student social areas and a cafe. It was created to embody the college’s mission to foster positive change in the world, and to meet the Living Building Challenge…

Source: MASS LIVE

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Net-Zero Energy Design and the Living Building Challenge

September 15, 2016

Net-zero buildings are, by definition, buildings that use less energy than they produce over time. Effective net-zero design demands…

Source: Building Design + Construction

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Hampshire College to dedicate Kern Center Friday at green-building symposium

September 14, 2016

Hampshire College will formally dedicate the R.W. Kern Center Friday as part of a daylong green-building symposium…

Source: MASS LIVE

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BC Grad to Bring Japanese-Spanish Fusion to Cambridge

September 08, 2016

A sense of audacity is coming to the city. Pagu, the newest addition to the ever-evolving culinary landscape of Cambridge, where innovation and defiance intersect, creates a blend of character and progress that permeates the neighborhood…

Source: The Heights

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New Look for Lavietes

September 06, 2016

Harvard’s Lavietes Pavilion, built in the 1920s as an indoor-track center and converted to basketball use in 1982, is being extensively renovated and modestly expanded…

Source: Harvard Magazine

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Corsair: New Haven’s new upscale 235-unit apartment complex, where art meets history

September 04, 2016

On State Street there is a building full of original artwork and objects made of reclaimed material in a setting with a SoHo hotel vibe. Welcome to the newest apartment complex in New Haven…

Source: New Haven Register

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New solar-powered Massachusetts college center is as green as a building can be

September 02, 2016

Hampshire College’s new R.W. Kern Center is about as sustainable as a building can be. The 17,000-square-foot center, designed by Bruner/Cott & Associates, is designed “to be entirely self-sustaining and meet the Living Status of the Living Building Challenge.”…

Source: Inhabitat

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What’s the Limit for Green Buildings?

August 31, 2016

The grand opening for the R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, was billed as an environmental milestone…

Source: WGBH Nova Next

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Hampshire College starts solar array construction that will make it 1st college to obtain all electricity with renewables

August 02, 2016

Hampshire College is celebrating the start of its solar project Thursday with a range of speakers including college President Jonathan Lash and a tour of one of the two sites where the panels will be erected…

Source: MASS LIVE

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New Hyannis water park makes a splash

August 02, 2016

The Cape Codder Resort’s Water Park is now open and includes two new water slides, a lazy river, toddler area and a cafe. The hotel’s original water park was 10,000 square feet…

Source: Cape Cod Times

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What a Living Building is made of

July 28, 2016

Something incredible happened at a college in Massachusetts earlier this year. The largest Living Building (to be) in New England, the R.W. Kern Center, opened at Hampshire College in Amherst…

Source: PROSOCO

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At the Cape Codder, fun comes in waves

July 19, 2016

Workmen are busy in relative secret, laboring away on what will be the Codder’s Indoor Water Park. The infrastructure is all there: a lighthouse in miniature takes center stage, a whale awaits a coat of paint…

Source: Boston Globe

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A ‘new Boston’ rises

June 28, 2016

Zinc and glass bays along with a ceramic tile rainscreen of varying textures, colours, and glazed accents give…

Source: World Architecture News

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East Coast Commercial Construction nears completion of 30,000 s/f Cape Codder Waterpark

June 17, 2016

After years of serving as a family vacation getaway, the Cape Codder Resort plans to unveil a brand new $7.5 million indoor waterpark…

Source: New England Real Estate Journal

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Corsair Propels Local Artists

June 16, 2016

Proclaiming that “this isn’t just another project,” Andy Montelli, Post Road Residential founder and developer of Corsair, a new luxury residential complex at 1050 State St…

Source: New Haven Independent

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Nantucket Culinary Center Kicks Off First Summer Season

May 31, 2016

Nantucket Culinary Center announced today that it completed final launch preparations over Memorial Day weekend – the official start of the island’s summer season. The year-round destination now features a full program of hands-on cooking classes…

Source: PR Newswire

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Fueling Change In Healthcare Dining

May 17, 2016

Hospital dining should be a place of respite for patients, visitors, and employees alike, but at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the 13,500-square-foot cafeteria was serving up a dated environment…

Source: Healthcare Design

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An enchanting 1878 Milton estate is transformed into a modern museum

May 01, 2016

The Eustis Estate in Milton was built in 1878 by the famed architect William Ralph Emerson and is now a rare surviving example of its kind…

Source: RealEstate.com

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Hampshire College Building Seeks Highest Sustainability Standard

April 30, 2016

A ribbon-cutting ceremony today marked the opening of the first new building on the Hampshire College campus in nearly three decades. But it is no ordinary building…

Source: WAMC Radio

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Eustis Estate Historic District added to National Register

April 26, 2016

Historic New England is transforming the mansion into a historic house museum and study center opening in May 2017…

Source: Historic New England

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New facility at Hampshire College aims to reach new sustainability goals

April 19, 2016

Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., is scheduled next week to open a sustainably designed 17,000-square-foot campus facility…

Source: American School and University

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PAGU Is Getting Ready to Feed Japanese Tapas to Cambridge

April 11, 2016

A veteran of Boston’s restaurant world is making progress on her new place in Cambridge. Tracy Chang, an alumna of Tim and Nancy Cushman’s O Ya, is working to open PAGU at…

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Burtons allergy-friendly Grill & Bar opens at Hilltop Village Center

March 10, 2016

The dining area of Burtons is divided into several different layouts with slightly different feels and ambiance…

Source: Mount Vernon Gazette

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Burtons Grill Opens Tonight in Alexandria

February 29, 2016

Burtons Grill & Bar debuts tonight at 6450 Old Beulah Street in Alexandria. The space is 6,200 square feet in size and comes from Neimitz Design Group. There’s seating for 200; an outdoor patio with a…

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Hampshire announces ribbon-cutting opening ceremony for Kern Center

February 29, 2016

The countdown to the opening ceremony for the R.W. Kern Center has begun, as Hampshire is now finalizing plans for the building’s official ribbon-cutting…

Source: Hampshire.edu

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At Hampshire College, sustainability efforts reach new level

February 20, 2016

Well known as a progressive bastion, Hampshire College has been at the forefront of sustainability efforts long before they gained widespread acceptance…

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Defined by History

February 12, 2016

In many urban areas across the country, infill is often the only true option for new development opportunities. Making these properties unique and…

Source: DDC Journal

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The 7 largest Boston rental developments completed in 2015

January 21, 2016

As cranes line the Boston skyline and new residential buildings continue to pop up, Boston gets closer to…

Source: Boston.com

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Going 100 Percent Solar, Hampshire College Leads Way In Sustainability

January 19, 2016

In April, Hampshire plans to open a ‘living building’ that meets some of the most rigorous environmental design standards, including net-zero energy waste and water systems…

Source: WGBH News

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All the Scoop on Burtons Grill

January 14, 2016

Founder, President and CEO Kevin Harron is pleased to announce the March 2016 anticipated opening of Burtons Grill & Bar, an upscale-casual restaurant…

Source: The Patch

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Hampshire College solar project benefits Amherst

January 13, 2016

Hampshire College continues to gather national attention for its mission of becoming the first residential college to provide all of its electricity through solar…

Source: MASS LIVE

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Burtons Grill & Bar plans 2 area locations

January 12, 2016

Burtons Grill & Bar has its eye on Northern Virginia, with an Alexandria-area location set to open in March…

Source: Washington Business Journal

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Burtons Grill + Bar Opening at Hilltop Village

January 11, 2016

Burtons Grill & Bar, described as “an upscale-casual restaurant” will be located at…

Source: http://www.lewislighting.com/burtons-grill-bar-opening-at-hilltop-village/

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Burtons Grill and Bar has an Aggressive Growth Plan

January 06, 2016

Burtons Grill and Bar, a Massachusetts based company, originated back in 2005 by four industry veterans. It has now grown into a hospitality destination with 10-full service restaurant locations…

Source: PR Web

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This Just Might Be the Greenest College in the World

December 23, 2015

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, may be a small school at 1,400 students, but it’s making huge leaps and bounds in sustainability…

Source: EcoWatch

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A Small New England College Goes 100 Percent Solar

December 21, 2015

In western Massachusetts sits a small liberal arts college doing big things in the way of sustainability…

Source: Christian Science Monitor

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PAGU Headed For Cambridge from O Ya Alum Tracy Chang

December 09, 2015

One of the driving forces behind Boston’s most welcome ramen boom a few years back is developing her own Japanese tapas restaurant…

Source: Boston Magazine

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Bruner/Cott & Associates completes the $200 million Viridian

December 04, 2015

Small in size, big on design, the building’s apartment layouts shift the emphasis from large personal space to community and…

Source: New England Real Estate Journal

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History Trumps Demolition

November 26, 2015

The State Street Lofts project shows a way to get cache via history. Developer Post Road Residential hired a real pro at…

Source: New Haven Idependent

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Something’s Cooking

November 20, 2015

“There isn’t a chef in the country who wouldn’t die to cook here,” says Greg Margolis, opening the doors to a gleaming new demonstration kitchen…

Source: N-Magazine

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Hampshire Plans to be the First U.S. Residential College Supplying 100 Percent of Electricity from On-Site Solar

October 28, 2015

Hampshire College’s goal to power its campus with 100 percent renewably generated electricity took a major step forward this month…

Source: Hampshire.edu

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New Gillette Stadium lounge caters to fantasy fanatics

October 26, 2015

With one eye on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, fans in the DraftKings Fantasy Lounge at Gillette Stadium had their…

Source: The Sun Chronicle

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Hampshire College ‘living’ building a classroom before it even opens

October 22, 2015

The new R. W. Kern Center at Hampshire College will not only have three classrooms but is a classroom in its own right…

Source: MASS LIVE

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The Viridian Completed

October 22, 2015

Bruner/Cott & Associates announced the completion of The Viridian, a $200 million, 350,000sf, mixed-used high-rise at 1282 Boylston Street…

Source: High-Profile

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R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College produces own heat, electricity, water

October 22, 2015

Hampshire College will soon have a new administrative and classroom building on campus that produces its own heat and electricity…

Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette

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New Academic Building Named for E. Craig Wall Jr. ’59

October 09, 2015

The newest academic building at Davidson College will be named in honor of E. Craig Wall Jr. ’59…

Source: Davidson.edu

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Adaptive Reuse 2015

October 07, 2015

The Powerhouse at Amherst College reimagines an historic steam plant…

Source: World Architecture News

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Getting Off the Grid Through the R.W. Kern Center Solar Challenge Initiative

October 02, 2015

The R.W. Kern Center, Hampshire College’s new living building, is designed to produce more electricity than it uses…

Source: Hampshire College

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Hampshire Students Launch Hands-on Lessons in Building Systems

September 23, 2015

A living laboratory springs to life six months before the R.W. Kern Center’s opening…

Source: Hampshire.edu

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Former Charleston Chew factory sells for $145M

September 22, 2015

The Batch Yard, a 328-unit luxury apartment complex in Everett, has reportedly sold for $145 million…

Source: Boston Business Journal

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Dartmouth’s Baker Bell Tower Renovations to Begin Next Summer

September 21, 2015

Dartmouth College plans to undertake a roughly $4 million rehab of its most prominent architectural symbol, the Baker Library bell tower, beginning in July 2016…

Source: Valley News

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Apartment building has rooms with a view — of Fenway Park

September 15, 2015

the new view into Fenway Park is from the sky deck of the 20th floor of The Viridian rental apartments, just a block away at 1282 Boylston St…

Source: The Boston Globe

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The 14 Best College Dining Halls in America

September 13, 2015

Sure, they have a pho station, but that’s just the beginning…

Source: Thrillist Food and Drink

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Cape Codder Resort to build water park

August 26, 2015

A 30,000-square-foot indoor water park is at the heart of renovation plans for the Cape Codder Resort & Spa…

Source: Cape Cod Times

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Apartments, multifamily homes lead rise in Connecticut housing permits

August 26, 2015

The reason for the increase in housing permits rests with the city of New Haven, which issued 232 for a single project, the State Street Lofts…

Source: New Haven Register

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Patriots sign deal with DraftKings to open new lounge

August 26, 2015

DraftKings Inc., the Boston-based venture-funded daily fantasy sports website, said Wednesday it would open a DraftKings-branded fantasy sports lounge…

Source: Boston Business Journal

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DraftKings Fantasy Sports Zone Keeps Fans Connected to NFL Action

August 18, 2015

Among the most innovative amenities offered at Gillette Stadium this season is the DraftKings Fantasy Sports Zone…

Source: The New England Patriots

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Concrete Powerhouse Restoration

August 10, 2015

Once a brick steam plant, this 6,500-square-foot, $3 million project transformed the building…

Source: Concrete Construction

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Fast and furious: Girder-Slab erects Troy Boston at speedy pace

July 29, 2015

Located next to a major interstate, Troy Boston’s rapid rise hasn’t exactly been a Trojan horse. The luxury apartment complex along the Southeast Expressway in Boston’s trendy South End topped… Continue reading at: The Suffolk Blog

Source: The Suffolk Blog

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UConn’s Ambulatory Care Center Consolidates Medical Services Under One Roof

July 22, 2015

The new 300,000sf Ambulatory Care Center at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Farmington recently opened its doors…

Source: High-Profile

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Harvard looks to expand campus center

June 30, 2015

The iconic Harvard Square Forbes Plaza is known for its large outdoor seating area…

Source: Wicked Local Cambridge

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Cambridge Planning Board Recommends Campus Center Plans

June 20, 2015

The Cambridge Planning Board this week voted unanimously to recommend Harvard’s plans to renovate the Smith Campus Center to the city’s Board of Zoning Appeal…

Source: The Harvard Crimson

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Viridian towers over Fenway

June 19, 2015

The new Viridian luxury apartment complex has some views unique to its location a half block from Fenway Park…

Source: The Boston Herald

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Viridian tower, overlooking Fenway, opens to immediate interest

June 12, 2015

Some luxury towers tout their city views; others boast of their spectacular waterfront vistas .For the newly-minted $200 million Viridian? Spectacular views of Fenway Park…

Source: Boston.com

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See what $3,950 a month can get you in the Fenway

June 10, 2015

The $200 million, 342-unit Viridian apartment complex at 1282 Boylston St. in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood officially opens today…

Source: Boston Business Journal

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Big Grand Opening Set for Fenway’s 18-Story Viridian

June 09, 2015

One of the biggest Boston apartment-tower openings of 2015 is officially set for Wednesday afternoon…

Source: Curbed Boston

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BBJ Live: Sneak Peek of the Viridian Apartments

June 09, 2015

Get an inside look at the Viridian apartments, a 342-unit, $200 million complex at 1282 Boylston St. adjacent to Fenway Park…

Source: Boston Business Journal

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Hampshire College permanently protecting 46 acres of land

June 05, 2015

Hampshire College, Kestrel Land Trust, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the Town of Hadley Friday permanently protected 46 acres of forest and meadow on the Mount Holyoke Range…

Source: MASS LIVE

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The Five Boston Neighborhoods Everyone Should Be Watching

May 14, 2015

Everyone knows that Boston is in the midst of both a hotel-building boom and an apartment-building boom…

Source: Curbed Boston

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Bridgeport Hospital’s outpatient site places final beam

May 04, 2015

Placing the final steel beam on a structure is a critical juncture in a construction schedule…

Source: CT Post

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A sneak peek at The Viridian

April 28, 2015

New apartment development prepares to open in Fenway…

Source: The Boston Globe

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More than just a pretty façade

April 23, 2015

Boston’s famed Fenway neighborhood might be best known for the city’s hometown nine, but the baseball-centric community is undergoing a building boom…

Source: The Suffolk Blog

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Amherst College Powerhouse Student Event Space

April 17, 2015

Amherst College engaged Bruner/Cott to rework their historic 1925 McKim, Mead & White coal-power plant into a 6,500 square foot student event space…

Source: Architizer

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Historical Commission Approves Campus Center Plans

April 03, 2015

After an hours-long presentation and at times tense back and forth between Cambridge residents and University planners, the Cambridge Historical Commission approved planned renovations to Harvard’s Smith Campus Center late on Thursday…

Source: The Harvard Crimson

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The Batch Yard to be Showcased in 2015 Boston Design Week

March 23, 2015

The Batch Yard, a 328-unit luxury loft-style apartment community located at 25 Charlton Street in Everett, Mass., will be showcased in the 2015 Boston Design Week…

Source: High-Profile

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Boston Park Plaza Gets a $95 Million Upgrade

March 18, 2015

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is undergoing a $95-million renovation, which includes updated bathrooms, a new restaurant, a ballroom and a grand staircase…

Source: Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine

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The Batch Yard Completes Final Phase

March 11, 2015

The Batch Yard, a 328-unit luxury loft-style apartment community located at 25 Charlton Street in Everett, has finalized the third, and final, phase of its three-building apartment complex, bringing the development to completion…

Source: High-Profile

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Facade Alterations by Bruner/Cott Turn Steam Plant Inside Out

March 11, 2015

When Amherst College decided to convert a former steam plant into a student event space, the choice likely struck some observers as odd…

Source: Architect's Newspaper Blog

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Linking Chocolate and Luxury Living

March 06, 2015

The third and final phase of the three-building, 328-unit apartment community called The Batch Yard is now complete in Everett, Mass…

Source: Multi-Housing News Online

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In with the New, and with the Old

March 04, 2015

Sunstone’s elaborate revision of the historic Boston Park Plaza Hotel moves the property forward without hiding its past…

Source: American Building Quarterly

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UConn Health Opens $203 Million Outpatient Pavilion

February 19, 2015

Before Feb. 3, Dr. Denis Lafreniere’s day involved a significant amount of walking and driving to see his patients at UConn Health’s 206-acre campus…

Source: The Hartford Courant

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Energy-efficient construction goes mainstream in Amherst area

February 19, 2015

As more homeowners, businesses and college campuses are seeking ways to save money, conserve energy, and reduce their carbon footprint, the demand for sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient construction is steadily rising…

Source: Amherst Bulletin

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Life Science Laboratories I & II

February 17, 2015

The Life Science Laboratories (LSL) building was developed to provide state-of-the-art research laboratory space for inter-disciplinary research clusters engaged in…

Source: University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Transformation of the Main Club

February 15, 2015

The transformation of the Main Club has begun, and the countdown is on for a spectacular new facility. Soon you’ll see…

Source: Harvard Club of Boston

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Campus Center Plans Include Remodeled Front

February 02, 2015

Upcoming renovations to the Smith Campus Center include a redesigned and glass-paneled exterior, a rooftop terrace, and more entertainment venues, including a bar for Harvard affiliates on the building’s 10th floor…

Source: The Harvard Crimson

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