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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.
Promotions
12.30.20 LeMessurier is proud to announce promotions for two of our most talented engineers, Irfan Baig and Nancy Varney.
Irfan has been named a Principal and Nancy has been named an Associate both in recognition of their outstanding technical acumen, mentorship, as well as activity on local and national committees.
Congratulations to both!

Click here to learn more about our Leadership.
Boston University Center for Computing and Data Sciences - Foundation Milestone
12.15.20 On Saturday a major milestone for the Boston University Center for Computing and Data Sciences project was reached with completion of the concrete placement for the tower core mat foundation. The project designed with KPMB, architect and Haley & Aldrich, geotechnical engineer includes a mat slab foundation for both the 20-story tower and 5-story podium. The tower mat foundation from Saturday’s placement consists of 4,200 cubic yards of concrete with thickness ranging from 5 to 9 feet. Utilizing a low carbon concrete mix reduced the embodied carbon impact by 30% from a standard “low-heat” mix. This resulted in a total reduction of over 700 tons of CO2 equivalent from being emitted to the atmosphere.
Exciting Changes for the Commonwealth Building
12.15.20 Exciting changes have taken place over the last few months for the construction of the new Commonwealth Building at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Deerfield Streets in the heart of Kenmore Square. This project, part of a larger development, is set to bring long-awaited revitalization to one of Boston’s iconic neighborhoods. Since October the large concrete mat foundation has been placed to support this new 9 story building and two levels of below grade parking with steel erection commencing soon thereafter. As of middle of November the steel is erected up to Level 3.
Boston Globe Features Transformation at Post Office Square
11.16.20 Sunday’s Arts section featured the transformation currently underway at the One Post Office Square office tower. Gensler and LeMessurier teamed on this dramatic repositioning project to bring new life to the 1980s tower for which LeMessurier also served as the original structural engineer. The current project includes replacement of the entire existing façade with new high-performance curtain wall as well as a 20-story horizontal expansion in the footprint of the existing parking garage. As seen in the Globe article, façade replacement is well underway and steel erection for the new addition will begin shortly. LeMessurier also worked with John Moriarty Associates to support the unique construction logistics necessary to best achieve JLL and Anchor Line’s project goals. LeMessurier is proud of our continued involvement on this Boston landmark of the past, present, and future!



First Church of Christ Scientist Children's Fountain
11.09.20 Work is complete at the First Church of Christ Scientist Children’s Fountain. The repair project included replacement of the cast-iron grating with new custom waterjet stainless grating and framing. The beloved Boston landmark is up and running and ready for the hot summer days in 2021.
Wellesley College Topping Off of New Science Center
11.03.20 Wellesley College recently celebrated the topping off of their new Science Center on November 2, 2020. The 213,000 square foot expansion and renovation of the existing science center, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, will modernize the College's existing infrastructure by providing new offices, meeting areas, classrooms, a renovated vivarium, and new core research spaces, while preserving the original 1920's façade of Sage Hall. The new Science Center sits in the heart of Wellesley College's Science Hill and will link the existing observatory, greenhouse, arboretum, and botanic gardens.
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.