Client: NBBJ
Location: One Beacon Street, Boston
Architect: NBBJ

Project Description:
Elaine worked collaboratively with the design team to identify materials, develop early release packages for lighting, carpeting, mechanical equipment, and doors, and evaluated dozens of options to provide an optimal space for their budget. This open studio environment accommodates 70 employees, offers three conference spaces, private “huddle rooms”, a coffee bar, and project gallery.

eBay / PayPal

Client: eBay/PayPal
Location: One International Place, Boston
Architect: AECom

Project Description:
The relocation of EBay/PayPal into the Financial District marked the migration of many tech companies from Cambridge.  Just 10 weeks from contract signing to occupancy, this 60,000SF fit-out was conducted in a fully occupied building, with tenants above and below.  Coring through the concrete slab, to manage the sophistical tel/data requirements of the Client, took place off-hours as the work is noisy, and disruptive.  Coordination of materials deliveries and loading dock use, with building management, and several other General Contractors working within the facility, was necessary to maintain project momentum.

Mintz Levin

Client: Mintz Levin
Location: One Financial, Boston
Architect: Stantec

Project Description:
In need of a renovation and the return of unused space to the Landlord, Mintz Levin underwent a complex, 12 phase, 156,000SF occupied, restack.   

With 591 employees in their Boston Location, and no swing space, it was necessary to conduct the renovations during the evenings and on weekends.  The scope consisted of substantial renovation to four of the floors with paint and carpet upgrade on other floors.  A well planned and executed upgrade to the Mintz Server Room was undertaken.  Throughout the 7 floors there were Executive Assistant stations, which required separate sub-phasing attack plans, as the work needed to be completed over the course of a weekend.  The workplan sequence included the disconnect of power and data, and removal of furniture Friday afternoons at 4pm.  This was followed by carpet rip-up and skim coating of floors, Saturday morning carpet install, and furniture reassembly, and finally, Sunday morning power and data reconnect.  This approach and other best practices for occupied renovations including; Wayfinding, and In-door Air Quality protocols resulted in the successful completion and turnover of this complex project.


Client: Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine
Location: 300 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA
Architect: Perkins + Will

Project Description:
20,000SF Fertility Practice – program includes; medical office space, an operating suite, and an IVF Lab. A project mandate required the facility to run separately from the overall building, necessitating a new rooftop generator, AHU units, and intense coordination and vetting of the logistical issues associated with new service to the building, tie-ins, and distribution. Additional project challenges included; identification of long-lead equipment for early release packages to ensure scheduled turnover date will be met, coordination and management of medical gas transport and installation, and incorporation and coordination of Owner/Vendor specialty equipment.


Client: Aquent
Location: 501 Boylston Street, Boston
Architect: Stantec

Project Description:
Aquent’s 30,500SF office design features high-end finishes, exposed ceilings, polished concrete floors, and conference and touch-down spaces that deliver distinctly unique aesthetics through the use of differing textures, materials and furnishings.  

Challenges included working in a building where multiple tenant fit-ups were simultaneously being conducted, along with the renovation of the building’s lobbies, requiring the sequencing and coordination of the building’s freight elevator with other contractors for loading material – critical to maintaining project schedule.  The fast-track schedule required strict adherence to procurement identification and release dates.  The team utilized pull planning for the analysis and execution of the AV/Tel Data package, ensuring special focus was paid to coordination, equipment requirements, and identification of hardwired and wireless equipment and cable to avoid costly delays and moves.


Client: Agero
Location: 400 River’s Edge, Medford
Architect: Visnick & Caulfield

Project Description:
116,000SF New 4 floor headquarters

Cambridge Associates

Client: Cambridge Associates
Location: 125 High Street, Boston
Architect: Packard Design

Project Description:
The third expansion for Cambridge Associates required the relocation  10 125 High Street for the fit-out 170,000SF, on 7 floors, in just 5 months 1 week.  The speed in which CA required the project to be delivered necessitated a fully integrated team effort.  The use of BIM to develop the design model facilitated communication, highlighted areas that could be fast-tracked, and allowed for additional time to resolve some of the more exacting details associated with furnishings layout and A/V.  Early Release of the mechanical subcontractors to allow for the development of the mechanical model, defined the trade sequencing, identified pre-existing conditions, and resolved clash and coordination issues, virtually – prior to the start of construction, when significant costs would have resulted.

Whitehead Institute

Project: Lehmann Lab
Location: Cambridge, MA
Architect: Golemme Architecture & Design

Project Description:
Renovation of a new research lab. Scope included all new lab benches, fume hoods, environmental room and specialty fly rooms constructed on an occupied floor. Scope also included a phased turnover of office spaces for the new director of the institute.

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals

Client: Rhythm Pharmaceuticals
Location: 222 Berkeley Street, Boston
Architect: Charles Rose Architects

Project Description:

This 15,000SF fit-out included private and open offices, huddle and conference rooms as well as communal spaces and specialty amenities including; coffee bars, a café, and mother and wellness rooms, designed to encourage use and promote communication and ensure the employees feel invested in. Key challenges included coordination of a blended new and existing MEP system, and the use of a Snap-Tex Ceiling Acoustical Fabric Mounting System requiring the integration of the lighting within the fabric system.

Safety Insurance

Client: Safety Insurance
Location: 20 Custom Street, Boston
Architect: Maugel Architects, Inc.

Project Description:

65,000SF phased renovation of 5 floors at 20 Custom House Street. Project included MEP upgrades, new private offices, conference rooms, training rooms, cafe, common areas and open workspaces.