7th Boston Society of Architects Awards Gala
01.19.18 The Boston Society of Architects announced winners of the 2017 Design Awards at its annual gala last night. Among the honorees were several LeMessurier projects:

Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab at Harvard University (Shepley Bulfinch)
The Winsor School, Lubin O'Donnell Center for Performing Arts and Wellness (William Rawn Associates)
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (Payette)

The Boston Public Library won the prestigious 2017 Harleston Parker Award as well as the 2017 People's Choice Award. The William Rawn Associates design included an ambitious structural renovation creating a new double story Boylston Hall at the main entrance of the Johnson Building and provides a long-missing link connecting the Johnson Building and the original McKim Building.

To read about all the honorees, visit the Boston Society of Architects web page.
Fenway Center Construction Begins
01.09.18 Building Design + Construction posted an article online kicking off the start of construction for Phase I of the Fenway Center. Scheduled to be completed in early 2020, Phase I of the Fenway Center is a mixed-use residential, pedestrian, retail and green-space air-rights project to be built in part over the train tracks adjacent to the Massachusetts Turnpike at Yawkey Station.
LeMessurier Projects Win Engineering News Record Awards
01.04.18 In December, Engineering News Record (ENR) announced the New England regional awards for best projects in various categories. LeMessurier projects were selected for several awards:

Best Project: Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab
Award of Merit: Harvard Business School Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center
Award of Merit: Boston Public Library, Central Library Renovation
LeMessurier Gingerbread Competition
12.22.17 Earlier this week, LeMessurier put its structural engineering acumen to the test and worked to create gingerbread "houses" with a kit provided for the competition. Anything could be added on, so long as it was edible. See the photo below for the entrants including a few of LeMessurier's iconic buildings!
LeMessurier Promotions
12.11.17 Gregory D. Shreve, P.E., S.E., was appointed by the LeMessurier Board of Directors as Executive Vice President. Greg joined LeMessurier in 1984 following his education at University of Michigan (BSCE) and University of California-Berkeley (MSSE). Greg was promoted to Associate in 2000 and Vice President in 2008. During Greg's four decades with the firm he has performed and/or guided the design of projects ranging from athletic long span structures, laboratory buildings, hospitals, academic buildings, dormitories, corrections facilities, and museums. He also has a broad range of experience in the renovation and repurposing area, including significant addition challenges like adding four floors to the Tufts Dental School. Greg is a leading LeMessurier resource for health care work after helping to transform the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on five major projects over 25 years with five different architects. Greg is also well established in the firm's college and university work with particular emphasis on multiple projects at MIT, Harvard, and most recently, a new Science Center at Yale. Greg's promotion is a recognition of the breadth of his knowledge base and experience with project types and clients and the ability to apply that experience to help guide the firm's practice into the future.

Eric M. Hines, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, was elected to the LeMessurier Board of Directors. Eric joined LeMessurier in 2002 following his education at Princeton University (BSCE) and the University of California-San Diego (PhD). Eric was promoted to Associate in 2004 and Principal in 2010. His work at LeMessurier has included the Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, MA (the world’s largest testing facility for wind turbine blades), a collection of structural glass lobbies in Boston, and the Silver Tie Tower in Beijing. Eric is also a Professor of the Practice at Tufts University where he has been teaching structural design and guiding graduate student research since 2003, which perpetuates the long established culture between academia and profession established by William LeMessurier when he founded the firm and taught at MIT.

Tribute for William LeMessurier in the National Academy of Engineering
12.11.17 2017 saw the publication of a Memorial Tribute to William J. LeMessurier in the journal of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine. Take a few minutes to read this celebration of Bill's career, which remains an integral part of our legacy.

For the NAE web page of the same story, click here.
Topping Off Ceremony at Deerfield Academy
11.28.17 On Tuesday, November 21st Deerfield Academy celebrated the topping off for the new Field House and Hockey Rink athletic complex. The building - designed by Sasaki - is located adjacent to the main athletic complex and is built at the site of the former hockey rink. Completion of the steel work marks a major accomplishment as the field house floor consists of 5 foot deep steel plate girders spanning 130 feet over the new hockey rink below. The entire complex is roofed with tapered steel plate girder bents.
LeMessurier Presents at SEAMass
09.15.17 LeMessurier president Peter Cheever will be presenting the Taussig Cancer Center Cleveland Clinic project as a case study of a successful Design Assist project at the Structural Engineers Association of Massachusetts seminar for a Special Projects Highlight. Teamed with Sippel Steel of Ambridge, Pennsylvania, LeMessurier delivered a unique, efficient and cost-effective structural steel system that solved a number of siting constraints and programming requirements posed by the project.
Come hear LeMessurier's story at 8:00am at the Kostas Research Institute at Northeastern University in Burlington, Massachusetts.

You can register here for the event!
Westminster School - New Dining Hall Opens
09.06.17 The start of the new school year marks the opening of the new Dining Hall at the Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut. Designed with the Gund Partnership, this three-story building has been built into a steep hillside overlooking the Farmington River Valley. Structural steel roof bents coupled with a three-dimensional clerestory monitor bent create a generous open space for the main dining room, a defining characteristic for this new gem on campus.
Boston Globe Review of Northeastern University's Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex
08.21.17 On Friday, The Boston Globe carried an architectural review of Northeastern University's new
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) design by Payette. Touting both the building's inherent design features as well as its position within the larger Roxbury community, the ISEC was repeatedly described as an "icon" in the most literal sense of the word - that it is a representation of larger concept. The ISEC embraces its neighborhood while embodying goals of transparency, sustainability and interdisciplinary collaboration and is thus set to be remembered among the first to achieve these goals in Boston.