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Innovation & Discovery Center at Ursinus College Opens
12.17.18 Ursinus College celebrated the opening of the Innovation and Discovery Center (IDC) building on its campus in Collegeville, Pennsylvania this Fall. Ellenzweig designed this new 42,500 square-foot building to be comprised of classrooms, flexible laboratories and open workspaces to create an integrative learning environment for students of science, policy and entrepreneurship. The IDC also physically connects Pfahler Hall - a prior Ellenzweig-LeMessurier design collaboration - as well as Thomas Hall to create an interdisciplinary learning complex.

Mount Auburn Cemetery and Bigelow Chapel Opens
12.03.18 The Mount Auburn Cemetery has seen the recent completion of a renovation and expansion of the Bigelow Chapel which celebrated its re-opening this past weekend. Led by William Rawn Associates and Halvorson Design, the upgrades to the chapel improve functionality as well as bring light and accessibility to an historic building.
Dartmouth Dana Hall Featured in Building Design & Construction
11.27.18 Dana Hall has sat dormant on Dartmouth College's north campus for years; LeMessurier, teaming up with Leers Weinzapfel Associates, has created a design that will not only bring life back into a well-constructed existing structure, but creates an addition and pedestrian access to parts of campus that were once more isolated.
UMass Physical Sciences Building Opens
11.07.18 The Physical Science Building at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst opened to students and research faculty this fall. Designed with Wilson/HGA, the project houses office and research spaces for chemistry and physics in the fields of condensed matter and nuclear physics. The project also includes the recreation of the West Experiment Station - a 19th Century research laboratory and one of the University’s oldest buildings - utilizing existing brick masonry from the original West Experiment Station to recreate the 1887 structure.
Champions Row - Grand Opening
11.02.18 Champions Row, the new main entrance to the TD Garden, opened to the public yesterday following a private dedication ceremony attended by local dignitaries, the ownership team, contractors, and design consultants. The opening represents a major milestone in the completion of the Hub on Causeway, one of the country’s largest mixed-use development projects. The project of a lifetime for many of those involved, LeMessurier is proud to have served as the structural engineer of record for all three phases of the Hub, including the design of three towers in addition to the unique structure of Champs Row and podium component seen here. The total project planning is decades in the making going back to the design of the TD Garden, over 25 years ago, which is another project that LeMessurier is proud to have served as the structural engineer of record.
Deerfield Academy Opens to Students
10.26.18 The Deerfield Academy Field House and Hockey Rink opened to student use this month. The building, designed with Sasaki, houses a hockey rink, field house, elevated running track, tennis court, crew tank as well as multipurpose rooms. To locate the building adjacent to the main athletic complex required an innovative solution of stacking the field house above the hockey rink. Check out this link for a video of the opening.
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.