Boston College, Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society Recently Completed
02.10.22 Boston College's new Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society is located in this beautiful granite-clad gothic building, adjacent to the Merkert Center and Higgins Hall. We enjoyed returning to BC and engineering the new building and its link to Higgins Hall, a past project of ours. Payette designed the 150,000 square-foot building to include laboratory space, offices, classrooms, maker spaces, cleanrooms, common areas, and an auditorium. The Schiller Institute will address critical energy, health, and environmental issues in new multi-disciplinary and collaborative research spaces.
01.11.22 LeMessurier is proud to announce three firm promotions: Derek Barnes, P.E. and Michael Gryniuk, P.E. have been promoted to Principal and Congyi Qian, P.E. has been promoted to Associate.

Derek Barnes has exhibited exceptional technical abilities throughout his career with LeMessurier since joining in 2005. Not only strengthening his own skills, Derek has championed mentorship in the office to ensure that younger generations have a strong exemplar of what it means to excel in the field of structural engineering.

Michael Gryniuk joined LeMessurier in 2005 and has gained tremendous engineering and management experience across the full spectrum of project types. He has developed key client and vendor relationships over time and leverages these relationships to improve the practice. As a leader of our sustainability efforts and chair of the SEI - Structural Engineering Institute SE 2050 Commitment Program, Michael's pursuit of innovative ways to reduce the embodied carbon of structural and enclosure systems is recognized both locally and nationally.

Congyi Qian has built his technical experience over the last 9 years with LeMessurier, contributing to a wide breadth of projects spanning the eastern half of the U.S., from life science laboratories in Boston to a dorm in North Carolina, and from renovating an existing recital hall in Pennsylvania to engineering a new one in Massachusetts. Qian demonstrates a remarkable depth and generosity of expertise.

LeMessurier is fortunate to be able to recognize this group as current and future leaders in the firm.
Brown University Sternlicht Commons and Health and Wellness Center Dedication
10.26.21 On Thursday, October 21st, Brown University hosted a dedication ceremony for the new Sternlicht Commons and Health & Wellness Center. Designed by William Rawn Associates, the hybrid steel cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure houses Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Brown Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and BWell - the University’s health promotion program. It is also Brown University’s first new dorm in thirty years and already a popular place for students to live and learn in an environment that promotes health and wellness.
Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences Topping Off
10.07.21 LeMessurier was excited to celebrate with Boston University and the design and construction teams at the recent topping off of the Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences building. The 19-story tower designed by KPMB Architects of Toronto, Canada, will be a hub for the campus and departments of Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, and the interdisciplinary faculty of Computing and Data Sciences and Rafik B Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. We look forward to the transparency of the building’s envelope displaying the elegance of the cantilevered steel structure and it’s addition to the Charles River skyline.
Groundbreaking for the Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Colby College
09.23.21 Colby College celebrated the groundbreaking for the Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts on September 18th. The 74,000-square-foot building designed by William Rawn Associates will house a performance hall and multiple performance space including bright, dark and sandbox studios as well as arts incubator, scene shop and rehearsal spaces. The center, with Forum entry along Mayflower Avenue, will act as a new gateway to the campus.. Click here to see a video on the ground breaking.
Deerfield Academy Field House Featured in Modern Steel Construction
09.02.21 The Deerfield Field House at Deerfield Academy was featured on the cover of the September issue of Modern Steel Construction. LeMessurier collaborated with Sasaki on this unique 132,000 sf expansion to the Deerfield Athletic Complex. Enjoy A Field House on Ice to read more about the building and the structural considerations involved in this vertically stacked athletic building.
Engineering Design Workshop at The Museum of Science
08.16.21 The Museum of Science in Boston, MA recently opened the “Engineering Design Workshop” and “Arctic Adventures” exhibits. LeMessurier collaborated with William Rawn Associates and the Museum of Science exhibit team on the project. A recent trip to the museum allowed the project team to explore the exhibit with their family and engage in hands on activities to think, create, and problem-solve.
Steel Erection for the Innovative Maker and Learning Center at RIT is Underway
08.02.21 Steel erection for the RIT Innovative Maker and Learning Center, aka “The Shed” is underway! We are pleased to be part of a great design team led by William Rawn Associates and HBT Architects and are looking forward to working with Welliver to make the design a reality.
Ashley U.S. Courthouse - Groundbreaking
07.21.21 On Thursday, July 15th the U.S. General Services Administration held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction on the Ashley U.S. Courthouse Modernization and Annex in Toledo, Ohio. The project includes a new 96,000-square-foot courthouse annex as well as a transformation of the existing Ashley Courthouse. LeMessurier has partnered with the Design Build project team of Whiting-Turner Contracting (Contractor), William Rawn Associates (Design Architect) and Bialosky Cleveland (Architect of Record). Attendees at the groundbreaking included U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Helmick, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patricia Gaughan, U.S. Rep Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, U.S. Rep. Congressman Bob Latta, and Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz.
Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management Groundbreaking
04.09.21 The groundbreaking ceremony for the Owen Graduate School of Management Expansion and Renovation at Vanderbilt University was held on April 8. Designed by William Rawn Associates, this project will expand and upgrade the business school with new gathering spaces, classrooms, and offices with a more prominent presence on campus and a collaborative approach with the university community.