White Plains Institute for Healthcare & Rehabilitation Topping Off
06.25.18 The new White Plains Institute for Healthcare & Rehabilitation, in White Plains, New York topped off earlier in June. Designed by The Architectural Team, this state-of-the-art facility will have a total of 160 beds in addition to special nursing units. The steel framed building is 5 stories and includes one level of below-grade parking - check out the video of the project being topped off! The construction is being managed by a joint venture between The Congress Companies and Consigli Construction Company.
Photo credit: The Architectural Team
LeMessurier at the North American Steel Construction Conference
05.01.18 At the 2018 NASCC Steel Conference in Baltimore, LeMessurier President Peter Cheever moderated two sessions on “Research on Low-Ductility Concentrically Braced Frames.” Larry Fahnestock of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and Eric Hines of LeMessurier and Tufts University served as panelists for these sessions, sharing the results of 15 years of collaborative work between LeMessurier, Tufts, UIUC, and the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on design for moderate seismic regions. LeMessurier has published over two dozen articles on this subject since 2003, and has worked with the UIUC and Montreal team to execute over $1.2 M in funded research on this subject, establishing our office as the leader in seismic design for steel buildings in moderate seismic regions. The rational design philosophy that has evolved during this work has elevated the national discourse on structural behavior in moderate seismic regions and has the potential to make significant impacts on the way that engineers east of the Rockies approach seismic design.
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Topping Off Ceremony for Artists For Humanity
05.01.18 On Friday April 20th Artists for Humanity celebrated the topping off a 30,000 SF expansion to its existing Epicenter building located in South Boston. Groundbreaking for the project took place back in July of 2017. LeMessurier worked closely with Behnisch Architekten, Suffolk Construction, and Capco Steel to meet the demanding erection schedule which was completed in just over two weeks.
Ian Neill 72nd Overall in Boston Marathon
04.17.18 At yesterday's running of the 122nd Boston Marathon, LeMessurier associate Ian Neill braved the terrible rainy and windy conditions to place an incredible 72nd overall. Ian clocked in with a shattering time of 2 hours and 36 minutes!
Way to go Ian!
Faneuil Hall's Newest - Magnolia Bakery Celebrates Grand Opening
03.30.18 As part of LeMessurier's continued involvement with the renovations at Faneuil Hall, another Grand Opening was celebrated, this time by Magnolia Bakery in part of the original 1826 Quincy Market Building. This represents one of many renovations and new structures LeMessurier has designed throughout the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The opening was featured recently in the Boston Globe.
Topping Off for the King Open & Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex
03.13.18 On Friday, March 9, a topping off ceremony was held for the King Open & Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex. This $160M project, designed by William Rawn Associates in collaboration with Arrowstreet, is a Net Zero facility, and includes redesigned space for the preschool, K-5 program, an Upper School program, Community School and after-school programs, the Valente Branch Library, and office space for the Cambridge Public School administration. The construction progress was celebrated by the Mayor, design teams, school officials, as well as current King Open students. The anticipated opening is September 2019.
Pictured below are LeMessurier team members Caroline Bartlett, Nesli Kuter and Jennifer Grymek.
HUB On Causeway - Podium Topping Off
03.01.18 LeMessurier attended the recent topping off ceremony for the podium phase of the new Hub on Causeway development. The Gensler-designed project is located prominently on the site of the old Boston Garden on Causeway Street. The podium building will include movie theaters, a supermarket, creative office spaces, retail, restaurants, an entertainment venue, the new main entrance serving the TD Garden sports complex as well as the MBTA North Station transit hub. The topping off signals a major milestone for a development that will subsequently include residential, hotel and office towers to be constructed on top of the podium.
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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Fenway Center
02.02.18 On Tuesday, the groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of Fenway Center was held on site alongside the Mass Pike. As the project has been in the works for over a decade, a huge
sense of accomplishment permeated the festivities which included remarks by Governor Charlie Baker, Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and developer John Rosenthal. Fenway Center is a mixed use transit-centric development containing retail space, apartments and a new deck level over the Yawkey Station commuter rail stop. The architect for the project is The Architectural Team.

Click here for a video of several of the celebrants and activities at the Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Yale Science Building: Topping Off Ceremony
02.01.18 On Wednesday, Yale University celebrated the topping off for the new Yale Science Building. The project - designed by Stantec along with Pelli Clarke Pelli - is located prominently on what is known locally as Science Hill. The 290,000 square foot building will include laboratory space including chemistry, physics, aquatics and insect labs, state-of-the-art imaging technology, a quantitative biology center, and a rooftop greenhouse as well as a 500-seat lecture hall. A new Plaza Pavilion at the end of the historic Hillhouse Avenue with adjacent landscaped plaza built above the physics labs and existing KBT library will act as the central social and gathering space for Science Hill.

The Yale Daily News has an article about the milestone.
Duke's Rubenstein Arts Center Opens
01.30.18 Duke University is planning a formal opening celebration this weekend for the new Rubenstein Arts Center on its campus in Durham, North Carolina. Dubbed "The Ruby", the new William Rawn Associates-designed 70,000 square-foot building boasts extensive flexible arts and classroom spaces while acting as the hub for the entire arts program.

To learn more about The Ruby and to take a virtual tour, visit this web page.