Groundbreaking at New GE Headquarters
05.09.17 On Monday May 8, a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Necco Street in South Boston to celebrate the commencement of construction of the new Boston Headquarters for General Electric on which LeMessurier has partnered with Gensler to design since the project was awarded in Spring 2016. Marking the event were speeches by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt as well as GE President of Boston Development and Operations Ann Klee, who punctuated the festivities by announcing that this project "isn't going to be your grandmother's headquarters". Several hundred people attended the groundbreaking including state and city representatives, GE staff, the press, construction managers, and several members of the design team.
Northeastern University - Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex Opening Reception
04.25.17 Last week, LeMessurier joined the reception hosted by Northeastern University to celebrate the recent opening of the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Northeastern graciously invited the design team - led by the architectural firm Payette - and the construction team as well as the university's community at large to experience the new space first hand.
AIA Library Awards - 2 LeMessurier Projects!
04.20.17 The American Institute of Architects recently announced its selections for the world's best new libraries. LeMessurier is fortunate to have collaborated on two of these libraries: Boston Public Library Central Library Renovation as well as the East Boston Branch Library, each designed with William Rawn Associates, Architects.
Ian Neill - 80th Overall in 2017 Boston Marathon!
04.18.17 At yesterday's running of the 121st Boston Marathon, LeMessurier's own Ian Neill bested his time and place from last year, dropping nearly five full minutes! Ian placed an incredible 80th out of more than 32,000 participants with a time of 2 hours and 32 minutes!
Way to go Ian!
ACE Mentor Program of America Presentation and Ceremony
03.10.17 As part of LeMessurier's community involvement program, Michael Gryniuk volunteered for the review panel of the recent ACE Mentor Program of America final presentation and awards ceremony. The ACE Mentor Program of America introduces high school students to the design and construction process through mentorship and hands-on projects. The presentation and awards ceremony is the culmination of a six-month process working closely with industry-based mentors.

Check out this link to the Boston Chapter of the ACE Mentor Program of America.
LeMessurier speaks at the Structural Engineers Association of Maine (SEAM)
03.06.17 LeMessurier was recently invited to present to the Structural Engineers Association of Maine (SEAM) regarding the newly completed Avalon North Station tower in Boston’s West End neighborhood. The discussion focused on engineering challenges involved with the design and construction of the new tower atop an existing below-grade parking garage, specifically highlighting how these challenges were overcome with unique structural solutions. The audience participation drove the discussion to include in-depth review of several pertinent topics from the design: load shedding, battered columns; dynamic properties of the structure and the distributed damping solution; the diaphragm transfer levels as well as the review and impact to the existing foundation elements.
Boston Public Library - Best of the Year
02.28.17 Slate online recently released a list of the Eight Best Things America Built in 2016; included was the central branch of the Boston Public Library which recently underwent a substantial renovation. Having designed the original 1972 Johnson wing of the library, LeMessurier was uniquely equipped to team with William Rawn Associates to provide the library's myriad users an "infinitely more approachable" experience with the library. The renovation removed several load-bearing walls and columns to implement the project's signature space, the Big Urban Room.

Click here to visit the William Rawn Associates Project Page
Photo Credit: Robert Benson Photography
Northeastern University - Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex Opens
02.08.17 At the beginning of the winter semester, Northeastern University proudly opened the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. The 234,000 square foot combination laboratory, office, research and meeting space building was designed by Payette, featuring a central atrium with grand spiral staircase fusing the different wings of the building in what is termed the "cultural melting pot". Architect Magazine recently published a series of tweets by Northeastern celebrating its opening.
Boston Society of Architects - LEGO!
02.03.17 The Boston Society of Architects recently hosted an evening of LEGO construction! LeMessurier's team was asked to start by creating a human from LEGO, contorting the human into furniture, then extrapolating that furniture into a dwelling. Each team member's dwelling was then combined into a unified city, with a theme and slogan. Presenting LeMessurier's submission: Military Industrial Condos: You're well guarded.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care - Best of the Best!
02.02.17 The Engineering News Record panel has elected the 2016 Best of the Best awards, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care has won for the category of Health Care. The Buerger Center is a collaboration with FKP Architects and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and is the most recent of several projects on the CHOP campus that LeMessurier has designed.

See this link for the Buerger Center project page at ENR:
Read here to find winners in all the awarded categories.

Photo Credit: Jeff Goldberg