Topping off of the Brookline High School Cypress Building
09.28.20 The Town of Brookline celebrated the topping of the High School Cypress Building on September 17th. The 120,000 square foot Cypress Building designed by William Rawn Associates will span over the MBTA Green Line and will contain classrooms, a library, physics labs, a cafeteria, “white box” theater and administration support space. The building is part of the overall Brookline High School project that includes a new STEM building and renovation of the Tappan gymnasium.
Engineering News Record Announces New England Regional Best Projects
08.07.20 Engineering News Record announced its New England regional best projects, and LeMessurier engineered nearly a full third of all of the projects recognized!

Best Higher Education/Research: The University of Vermont STEM Complex
Award of Merit Higher Education/Research: Yale Science Building
Best K-12 Education: King Open / Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex
Best Renovation/Restoration: General Electric, North Point
Best Sports/Entertainment: TD Garden Expansion and Renovation

Image: Yale Science Building
Michael Gryniuk of LeMessurier will be a panelist on the RICS Insight Series “Measuring and reporting embodied carbon in built environment assets” on August 4 at 2PM.
08.04.20 Michael Gryniuk of LeMessurier will be a panelist on the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Insight Series “Measuring and reporting embodied carbon in built environment assets” on August 4 at 2PM. Michael serves as chair of the SEI (ASCE-Structural Engineering Institute) SE 2050 Committee which is developing a national SE 2050 Commitment Program to promote net zero carbon structural systems by 2050 and provide quantitative tracking demonstrating progress to that goal. To register for this free webinar check out the link here.

Dartmouth College set to open new Indoor Practice Facility
08.03.20 Dartmouth College is set to open the new 70,000-square-foot Indoor Practice Facility (IPF) . Designed by Sasaki Associates, the state of the art athletic facility features a 280-foot by 200-foot indoor turf field. The additional practice space provided by the IPF will primarily serve lacrosse, soccer, rugby, football, baseball and softball, which will free up space for other teams and intermural clubs at the Leverone Field House.
Topping off of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society at Boston College
07.27.20 Boston College recently celebrated the topping off of the new Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society. The new 150,000 square-foot science facility designed with Payette will include research and teaching laboratories; computer science, robotics and data visualization spaces; classrooms, maker spaces, collaboration commons and a clean room. The building will also house the Computer Science Department and Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship.
Construction of Anonymous Hall at Dartmouth College is Near Completion
07.17.20 Construction of Anonymous Hall – named for the institution’s significant anonymous donations – is near completion at Dartmouth College. Located in the heart of the College’s medical school campus, the former Dana Hall saw the transformation of a 1960s-era concrete flat slab structure as well as a 3,000 square-foot structural steel attached addition. Designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, the highly sustainable structure meets the requirements of LEED Silver Certifications by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Topping off for Dartmouth College’s new Thayer Center for Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)
06.26.20 Dartmouth College’s new Thayer Center for Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) recently celebrated its topping off on-site in Hanover, NH. The building – a collaboration with HGA – will house the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship, Electron Microscope Center, and a 340-vehicle subterranean parking garage. The CECS building project is the largest in Dartmouth College’s history, requiring the placement of over 14,000 cubic yards of concrete and the erection of over 4,000 pieces of steel.

Photo courtesy of HGA
Topping Off at the Track at New Balance
06.23.20 The Track at New Balance recently celebrated its Topping Off with a ceremony on site at Boston Landing. The Track – a collaboration with Elkus Manfredi – hosts a 200-meter track, soccer pitch, lacrosse field, concert venue as well as training and research facilities on New Balance’s campus in Allston. This project has the second largest footprint in Boston, trailing only the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
Kenyon College West Quadrangle
06.16.20 At Kenyon College, the West Quadrangle project designed by the Gund Partnership is full of activity: structural framing at Chalmers Library is approaching completion, while steel erection at the Admissions building is continuing apace with the below-grade post-tensioned concrete garage. Following shortly on the heels of these two buildings will be a new Academic building, which will bring the West Quadrangle project to a close.
The Whitney Hotel - Boston Preservation Alliance Award Winner
06.11.20 LeMessurier was engaged by Related Beal to envision development opportunities with the 1908 John Jeffreys Hotel and an adjacent parking garage on Charles Street in Boston. Together with Hacin + Associates, Architect we studied various schemes for above and below grade construction, finally arriving at a beautiful complement to the existing hotel. The result was an Historic Preservation Award and other accolades presented in this article from the Boston Preservation Alliance.
Photo Credit: Chuck Choi