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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.
How to Save a Wall - Wellesley College Science Center
03.12.21 The new Wellesley College Science Center designed with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill required temporary support of the 1920’s Sage Hall brick masonry wall to make way for the new building while preserving the Focus, a campus favorite community space for gathering and collaboration. LeMessurier worked closely with SOM and Turner Construction on both the new building and temporary structure to execute the Façade-ectomy. Read more about the Sage Wall story here. .
Dartmouth College, Anonymous Hall
03.02.21 LeMessurier provided structural engineering for the new faculty and graduate center designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates. Read about its unusual name and other details here.