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Structure Magazine - Boston Public Library (Part 2)
10.18.18 An article coauthored by Nathan Roy, titled Night Moves on Boylston was published in the October, 2018 issue of STRUCTURE. The article focusing on the construction process and shoring required for the transformation of the Boston Public Library Johnson Building with William Rawn Associates.
Walter C. Johnson Center for Health & Wellness at the Hackley School Named Best K-12 Project by Engineering News Record
10.10.18 Hackley School’s Walter C. Johnson Center for Health and Wellness was recently named best K12 education project by ENR New York. Combining various construction types including concrete flat slabs, pre-engineered metal buildings, slab on metal deck, and long span roof joists, the Johnson Center hosts a variety of functions for the school. LeMessurier worked closely with ARC to provide function as well as aesthetic in this five-building complex.
Ribbon Cutting at MIT.nano
10.09.18 On October 4th, MIT hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the highly anticipated nanotechnology laboratory on its campus. One of the biggest capital projects on the MIT campus in recent years, the 214,000 square-foot building boasts 2 levels of clean room spaces and 4 vibration-isolated imaging suites that will house equipment enabling the next generation of research and innovation at MIT. With a design and construction schedule of six years, this ceremony is the culmination of tremendous teamwork and collaboration.
Harvard Business School Celebrates Dedication of Klarman Hall
10.03.18 On October 1, 2018, Harvard Business School held a dedication and symposium for Klarman Hall, their new convening center. Designed by William Rawn Associates, Klarman Hall can be adapted for events for a few hundred people to 1000 people. The hall is suited for large-scale conferences as well as musical and artistic performances. Seth and Beth Klarman, Governor Charlie Baker, Nitin Nohria and Lawrence Bacow cut the ribbon to officially dedicate the building. This was followed by an afternoon symposium regarding democracy.
MIT.nano Opens Next Week
09.25.18 With the opening ceremony coming next week, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is preparing to celebrate the small-scale available within their new nanotechnology lab, known as MIT.nano. Highlighting a focus on research, measurement, imaging and fabrication of the very small, Wilson Architects designed an elegant and transparent space in the heart of the MIT campus. The extensive glass will allow the work inside the building to be experienced by those passing by the outside, depicting the immense precision achieved in this state of the art facility.
Foisie Innovation Studio & Messenger Residence Hall Opens at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
09.18.18 On September 13, 2018, Worcester Polytechnic Institute held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Foisie Innovation Studio & Messenger Residence Hall. Joining the celebration were many members of Gensler’s team as well as Caroline Bartlett, Sue Hulbert and Congyi Qian from LeMessurier. Foisie Innovation Studio (the first two floors of the building) contains active learning classrooms, a maker-space, prototype lab, robotics lab, connections gallery, video recording suite and more. Messenger Residence Hall (the upper three floors of the building) contains co-ed housing for 140 students.

Structure Magazine - Boston Public Library
09.12.18 The September issue of Structure Magazine has featured on its cover an article by Peter Cheever and Nathan Roy about the Harelston-Parker Award winning renovation at Boston Public Library Johnson Building. The article - titled "Handle with Care" - depicts the transformation that architect William Rawn Associates envisioned for the re-imagination of the space. Read the whole article: Handle with Care

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.