Boston Public Library in the Globe
07.28.16 The July 8, 2016 edition of the Boston Globe took considerable space to highlight that which is going well in the realm of public architecture in Boston. The article was timed to align with the opening of the re-envisioned Philip Johnson wing of the Boston Public Library . William Rawn Associates introduced transparency to the library, primarily along Boylston Street, and also implemented a "Big Urban Room" inside the new entrance sweeping visitors towards the historic McKim wing which faces Copley Square.

Serenity Apartments - Topping Off Ceremonry
07.21.16 On July 11, a topping off ceremony was held for the Serenity Apartments project in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Designed by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, this 15-story, 195-unit residential complex is a combination of a steel framed tower in addition to a 5-story timber low-rise building that overlooks Boston’s Emerald Necklace. City and Boston Redevelopment Authority officials joined JP neighbors and the Suffolk construction team to celebrate this milestone. The residences are set to open in Spring 2017.

Photo Credit: Sara Colket

Tozzer Anthropology Building in Modern Steel Construction
07.12.16 This month's cover article of Modern Steel Construction is titled Stacking UP, the story of the Harvard University Tozzer Anthropology Building project as told by LeMessurier Principal Eric Hines in partnership with Frano Violich, Principal at Kennedy Violich Architecture. Discussing myriad topics of the collaboration, design and construction of the major renovation/addition, the article focuses on the existing and upgraded lateral system of the building: existing moment frames augmented with a system employing both concentric and eccentric braces.