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

Brown University Wellness Center and Residence Hall Topping Off
05.14.20 Brown University celebrated the topping-off ceremony for its integrated Wellness Center and Residence Hall on Monday, May 11th. The 96,000 GSF building will house Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Brown Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and BWell, the University’s health promotion program. It will also include beds for more than 162 students. The structures are a hybrid of steel framing with typical concrete on metal deck slabs on the lower levels and cross-laminated timber (CLT) slabs at the upper residence levels. The topping-off ceremony was also a hybrid due to current safety practices with only the on-site workers in enhanced PPE attending the ceremony in person and the presentations live-streamed from various locations.
BU Center for Computing and Data Sciences Groundbreaking
12.11.19 On December 5th, Boston University held a groundbreaking for the Center for Computing and Data Sciences. The 345,000 square foot, 300 foot tall building designed by KPMB Architects will position BU as a global leader in the field of data sciences. Due to open in 2022, the striking design and Boston’s largest fossil-free building will be a statement on both the skyline and built environment. Read more about this exciting project here.
Boston Public Library, Roslindale Branch Groundbreaking
12.05.19 The Boston Public Library recently held a groundbreaking for the renovation of the Roslindale branch. The transformation by Leers Weinzapfel Associates of the original 1960’s library will include complete renovation including a new community room, reading lounges and an urban reading garden. Key to the project is a new entry which will tie the library to the community and serve as a central hub for Roslindale. Read more about the project here .
East Boston Police Station Breaks Ground
12.03.19 The City of Boston recently broke ground on the East Boston Police Station. Designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, this $29M project is providing the City of Boston with a 3-story, 27,000 square foot LEED Silver Certified station and will feature a permanent piece of public art as a part of Mayor Walsh’s “Percent for Art” program. A link to the article can be found here: Boston.gov
Rendering provided by Leers Weinzapfel Associates.
Paradigm-Changing Operational Energy Reducing Designs
12.03.19 ARCHITECT magazine has published a feature regarding two recently completed projects on which LeMessurier has collaborated with Payette. The New Science Center at Amherst College as well as the Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC) at Northeastern University have been cited as paradigm-changing operational energy reducing designs. Read the project features on the attached PDF.
ABX 2019
11.19.19 On November 7, Peter Cheever and Adam Blanchard presented alongside Gensler to an audience at ABX 2019. As part of the Restoration & Adaptation suite of workshops, the presentation discussed the transformation of the former New England Confectionery Company buildings to the world headquarters for General Electric. Focusing on sustainability, resiliency and material reuse, the presentation recapped both the architectural and structural touchstones that made the project a success.