Suffolk University Fitness Center

Client: Suffolk University
Location: Ridgeway Building, Cambridge Street, Boston
Architect: Cube3

Project Description:
5,800SF state-of-the-art fitness space including treadmills, circuit training equipment, and elliptical trainers. New space includes a Fitness on Demand kiosk where students, faculty and staff can follow along on the wide-screen TV.

Construction was completed in 10 weeks in a fully occupied building.

Boston College – Connell School of Nursing

Client: Boston College
Location: Maloney Hall
Architect: Miller Dyer Spears

Project Description:
Broken into two distinct projects and four phases, the renovation of Maloney Hall’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors relocated and expanded the Connell School of Nursing to the 2nd and 3rd floors, renovated the President’s office and executive office suite on the 5th floor and renovated office and administrative support spaces for the Math Department and the Department of Student Services.

Scope included private offices, workstations, new carpet and ceilings, student lounge space, a nursing lab, two simulation labs with associated control booths, three viewing rooms, two exam rooms and state of the art presentation technology in all meeting rooms.

Harvard University – SEAS

Client: Wyss Institute
Location: 58 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Architect: Doug Okun & Associates

Project Description:
Renovation to common area bathrooms, stairways, & laboratories of fully occupied building. Gut demolition & construction of new laboratory space for Wyss Institute. New HVAC exhaust systems, all new fire alarm system, & complete new sprinkler system. Building remained in operation at all times.

Harvard University – Memorial Church

Client: Harvard University
Location: Harvard Yard
Architect: Payette

Project Description:
One of the most prominent buildings on the Harvard University campus, Memorial Church is used primarily for worship services including weekly Sunday Services, held in the main sanctuary, and daily Morning Prayers, held in Appleton Chapel.

Elaine Construction was hired to replace the HVAC system, adding much needed Air Conditioning in the sanctuary, mezzanine, and lower level. In addition to the HVAC work, a number of upgrades and repairs were also performed:
– Life Safety upgrades to meet current code (fire alarm and fire protection/sprinkler);
– Accessibility upgrades (MAAB compliance);
– Deferred Maintenance;
– Regulated Material abatement (asbestos felt below the wood floor);
– Integration of sustainable goals into the project;
– Accessible Entrance(s); and
– Reconfiguration of lower level spaces.

Boston University – Warren Tower Servery

Client: Boston University
Location: Boston, MA
Architect: Beacon Architects

Project Description:
Renovation of the servery within Warren Towers, a Freshman Dormitory housing 1800 students was carried out on a fast-track summer schedule. Six distinct areas, comprised of roughly 5,700SF, were constructed to service; Late Night, Gluten Free, Asian, Grill, Deli, and Dessert. Challenges included procurement of food service equipment and hoods, which were long lead items, and required tracking and recovery schedules as the precise power, and plumbing requirements for the equipment would not support any last minute substitutions. All equipment was live loaded into the building, early mornings and weekends when traffic on Commonwealth Avenue was lightest. Work was turned over on time for incoming Freshman.

MIT, Sam Tak Lee, Building 9

Client: MIT
Location: 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Architect: Utile, Inc.

Project Description:

74,200SF, 5+ stories including two basement levels. Scope of work included complete HVAC, electrical and plumbing upgrades, new finishes and new windows for the entire facade. Renovation of the second floor and portions of 3 and 4 for faculty offices, classrooms and labs.

MIT Hayden Library

Client: MIT
Location: Cambridge, MA
Architect: Kennedy & Violich Architecture

Project Description: Full renovation and reconstruction as the first of MIT future libraries program. Scope included 2 floors and 2 sub basements, installation of a new elevator, multiple offices, common areas and circulation area. The Courtyard included full renovation and repair of courtyard drainage system, waterproofing membrane and irrigation system (the entire library archival collection is located under the exterior courtyard). Landscaping improvements included in the planting of new trees, along with ground covering, benches with integrated lights and a new pavilion with an all glass front facing the newly landscaped courtyard.