Municipal Buildings

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Upton Town Hall
Upton, MA
2014 Surveyed condition of late 1800's masonry veneer walls and wood framing. Prepared condition assessment report. Prepared design for access improvements. Alterations included lowering basement, replacing entry stairs, adding ramps, and alterations for interior access and for support and penetrations for mechanical systems. Upton Town Hall | Upton, MA
Chelsea Fire Department
Engine Company 3
Chelsea, MA
2013 Designed alterations including structure to reshore apparatus bay slab, stair reframing, and a lunchroom addition in this late 1800's brick structure.
Needham Town Hall
Needham, MA
2011 Surveyed condition of masonry walls and wood framing. Prepared condition assessment report. Prepared design for access improvements and steel frame addition. Alterations included lowering basement, replacing entry stairs, adding ramps, and alterations for interior access and for support and penetrations for mechanical systems. Addition included use for offices, high density storage, and support of mechanical equipment. Needham Town Hall | Needham, MA
Boston Fire Department
Engine Company 51
Boston, MA
2011 Designed renovations including structure to reinforce apparatus bay slab, exterior stair framing, added anchors between walls floors/roofs, and provided consulting services for envelope problems for c.1912 brick structure. Boston Fire Department Engine Company 51 | Boston, MA
Gloucester City Hall
Goucester, MA
2011 Assessed condition of City Hall timber framed tower built in the 1870's. Surveyed condition to determine if dangerous conditions are present. Designed emergency shoring for temporary stabilization. Designed structural repairs to repair and strengthen framing. Returned in second phase to make envelope repairs to the main roof. Gloucester City Hall | Gloucester, MA
Rockport Community House
Rockport, MA
2010 Assessed condition of early c.1800 wood framed building first used as a school and later renovated as a community center. Prepared drawings for access repairs and space improvements. Rockport Community House | Rockport, MA
Provincetown Town Hall
Provincetown, MA
2010 Assessed condition of roof and supporting exterior walls of a c.1886 wood framed town hall building. Identified deficient structure and prepared repair design. Continued with a second phase for design renovations for new access, room layout changes, and support for mechanical equipment. Provincetown Town Hall | Provincetown, MA
Provincetown Public Library
Provincetown, MA
2010 Phase I: Designed foundation for basement expansion and facade restoration in late 1800's wood framed building. Assessed roof structure.
Phase II: Structural renovations for HVAC improvements and structural strengthening of roof timber trusses.
Provincetown Public Library | Provincetown, MA
Sandwich Town Hall
Sandwich, MA
2010 Assessed condition of this circa mid 1800's wood framed town hall. Recommended water abatement in basement and interior foundation rebuilding. Designed floor strengthening repairs and alterations for ramps and elevator shaft. Strengthened roof trusses. Sandwich Town Hall | Sandwich, MA
Georges Island
dcr Boston Harbor Islands
2010 Surveyed condition of masonry and steel/wood framing of c.1906 building complex. Prepared report assessing condition of masonry and framing. Prepared design construction documents for repairs to steel and masonry. Added shade shelter over former Cable Tank Building foundation. In the Generator Building, integrated a permanent steel shore frame with an added mezzanine level to return this building to service for electrical generation, storage, and maintenance garaging.
Mendon Town Hall
Mendon, MA
2009 Assessed condition of c.1840 wood framed town hall roof as part of program for structural repairs with MHC participation. Prepared contract drawings for repairs to strengthen and realign roof trusses.
Winchendon Senior Center
Winchendon, MA
2006 Investigated the feasibility of adding an elevator to an historic masonry school building, The Old Murdock High School, to convert use to a senior center and museum. Designed new entry floor, elevator shaft, and wall openings. Winchendon Senior Center | Winchendon, MA
Athol Police Station
Athol, MA
2006 Assessed condition of 1950's era steel framed supermarket for rehabilitation as a police station. Designed bracing to stabilize building and masonry walls to meet lateral load requirements for an essential structure. Designed wood truss roof to improve appearance.
Rochester Police Station
Rochester, NH
2004 Designed a steel framed police station in a Seismic Design Category D site classification meeting the performance category requirements for an essential structure. Building includes a fully occupied basement (8,000 SF) and three stories (27,160 SF) above grade. Exterior walls support brick veneer. Rochester Police Station | Rochester, MA
Gus Canty Center
Falmouth, MA
2002 Designed 9,000 square foot, two-story addition to the Town's recreational center. Work included concrete, steel framing and underpinning. Project received AIA New England Design Innovation Award. Gus Canty Center | Falmouth, MA
Benjamin Caryl House
Dover, MA
2002 Assessed condition of 1777c historic wood framed house owned by Town. Replaced rotted timber framing, and added underground drainage to mitigate damp crawl space and basement.
Town Offices at Ipswich
Ipswich, MA
2000 Investigated and designed for alterations to convert a former school into town offices. Work included cutting openings in masonry walls and floors, building a two-story reinforced concrete town records vault, parapet bracing, and seismic wall strengthening in the gymnasium.
Memorial Hall
Monson, MA
1998 Surveyed condition of the tower of Memorial Hall and prepared report and application grant for emergency funding to stabilize the structure in which portions of facing fell off the tower. Prepared design for repairs to masonry, framing, roofing, and windows. Memorial Hall | Monson, MA

Privately Owned Buildings

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Mary Baker Eddy Home
Longyear Museum
Lynn, MA
2001-2011 Assessed the structural condition of the first home, in Lynn, owned by Mary Baker Eddy as part of a needs assessment for maintaining this wood framed building as a house museum and meeting place.
Bigelow Chapel
Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge, MA
2010 Assessed Guastavino floor and wall construction of this turn-of-the-century structure in preparation of penetrations for mechanical upgrades. Evaluated stresses in floor and design procedures for penetrations. Bigelow Chapel | Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Story Chapel
Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge, MA
2012 Designed an exposed heavy timber porch roof using concealed connections. Frame is supported on stone covering concrete. Story Chapel | Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Phoenix Park Solar Panel Array
Shirley, MA
2010 Designed steel frame supports for solar panel arrays supporting hundreds of panels on filled soil of a former swamp.
Brochie House
Weston, MA
2005 Phase I: Designed structural stabilization repairs of an historic wood framed home for interim rehabilitation.
Phase II: Designed structural framing repairs to rehabilitate historic house into a business conference center.
Concord Square
Framingham, MA
2002 Assessed structural conditions of facade and framing of a collection of late 19th and early 20th Century buildings in Framingham Center - Fitts, Market, and Hemmingway buildings. Designed structural repairs to marquee, vaulted sidewalks, facade framing, and masonry.
Gibson House Museum
Boston, MA
2001 Assessed condition of historic shed attached to historic museum. Provided repair design to correct deficient framing.
Belmont Lions Club
Belmont, MA
1999 Assessed condition of former rail station roof framing and finishes. Assisted in preparing report for grant application to Massachusetts Historical Commission. Prepared design to replace clay tile roofing and repair wood finishes.

Religious Buildings

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First Church Christ, Scientist
Concord, NH
2013 Assessed this circa 1904 masonry church. Evaluated exterior envelope and steeple construction. Provided schematic design for repairs to restore roofing and masonry to serviceable condition. Provided design for reinforcing masonry at transfer level in steeple.
First Parish Dorchester
Dorchester, MA
2009-2013 Assessed condition of this late 1800's era timber framed church. Identified deficient conditions in roof framing. Designed repairs for multi-phased repairs and improvements to strengthen roof trusses and steeple posts, restore two levels of steeple framing, and to provide ramp access.
First Parish Brookline
Brookline, MA
2010-2013 Provided recommendations for masonry steeple maintenance. Provided designs for phased repairs to steeple.
Old Cambridge Baptist Church
Cambridge, MA
1992-2012 Designed emergency stabilization of 164-foot tall steeple of this historic masonry church. Designed repairs to rebuild stone masonry steeple, strengthen wood landings, and brace and tie steeple together. Returned to repair slate roof in 1998 and to repoint and stabilize north wall, reframe first and second floors, and replace stained glass window in 2002. Old Cambridge Baptist Church | Cambridge, MA
Hopedale Unitarian Parish Church
Hopedale, MA
2012 Evaluated existing condition of steeple and buttress masonry for project underway of a circa 1897 church. Determined that the facing and core of the buttresses were not bonded and not thoroughly bedded in mortar. Provided design to add tie reinforcing and grouting to strengthen this structure.
Sacred Heart Parish
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
2011 Assessed the masonry steeple of this church evaluating deterioration in mortar, cracking in masonry, and effusion of efflorescence. Provided design for crack repairs and joint reinforcing. Consulted on correcting deteriorated mortar and removal of salts.
Refuge Church of Christ
Roxbury, MA
2011 Surveyed condition of masonry walls and wood framing. Prepared condition assessment report assessing condition of masonry (including partial collapse) and framing. Prepared emergency stabilization document.
Phase I: Prepared wall and roof repairs.
Phase II: Prepared wall and roof repairs at building rear.
Phase III: Prepared rear wall repairs and stair resupport design.
Refuge Church of Christ
Holy Family Parish
Amesbury, MA
2009 Assessed condition of brick and wood framing to c.1825 former school house and convent buildings. Identified structural problems with deteriorated wood framing and timber roof trusses for Phase I repairs. Prepared drawings and specifications to carry out Phase II and III renovations. Holy Family Parish Office | Amesbury, MA
Stratford Street Church
West Roxbury, MA
2009 Assessed condition of church c.1905 and parish hall timber framing c.1953. Determined parish hall roof framing undersized. Prepared construction drawings to reinforce timber roof trusses. Examined masonry in church to assess causes of cracking and recommend repair methods. Stratford Church
St. Ann Parish
Somerville, MA
2009 Surveyed timber roof framing. Designed new foundation wall to support existing walls by boiler room. Survey and report on condition of roof trusses. Reframed floors for new elevator and other access improvements. St. Ann Parish | Somerville, MA
Unitarian Universalist Church
Reading, MA
2008 Designed new community center housing a function room, lobby, offices, kitchen, and storage. Added choir wing, and removed transept columns at existing sanctuary. The design included glued-laminated timber beams and columns, light wood framing, concrete foundations, and steel girders.
First Parish Watertown
Watertown, MA
2003 Investigated condition of sanctuary roof. Designed steel frame concealed in rafter and attic spaces to strengthen roof and structural alterations to reframe stage with new stairs in this late 19th Century wood framed church. First Parish Church | Watertown, MA
Orleans Methodist Church
Orleans, MA
2002 Designed structural wood framing for addition and new entryway.
St. Mary Church
Rochester, NH
2000 Designed new 12,000 square-foot church. The design included glued-laminated timber beams and columns, light wood framing, concrete foundations, and steel steeple support. The timber framed roof over the spacious sanctuary is supported on two 55-foot long timber trusses. St. Mary | Rochester, NH
United First Parish Church
Quincy, MA
1998 Structural repair to roof of the "Church of the Presidents." Work included shoring the domed sanctuary ceiling and timber roof trusses, adding steel trusses assembled within the attic supported on masonry walls, and strengthening roof framing connections. Church received Massachusetts Historical Commission grant. United First Parish Church

Educational Buildings

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St. Anthony School
Everett, MA
2013 Assessed cause of cracking and condition of masonry in this concrete framed structure. Determined areas where connections between masonry and frame were deficient. Designed repairs to mitigate cracking and refasten masonry to frame.
Tufts University
Bromfield-Pearson Hall
Medford, MA
2012 Evaluated roof framing for reroofing project for this late 1800's era building. Determined areas where connections between the roof and masonry walls were deficient. Designed repairs to anchor roof to walls and strengthen roof diaphragm.
Tufts University
Goddard Hall
Medford, MA
2011 Designed masonry repairs to steeple. Made preliminary investigation of sanctuary roof framing. Recommended further study of this framing.
Phillips Academy
Double Brick House
Andover, MA
2008 Assessed condition of masonry and roof framing of this early 1800's dormitory. Repairs included rebuilding dislocated and cracked walls, repointing walls, and strengthening the roof framing. Work was carried out to meet preservation standards. Double Brick House | Phillips Academy Andover
Harvard University
Lowell House
Cambridge, MA
2008 Studied and designed the Lowell House tower to remove and replace a 35 ton set of massive Russian bells. Evaluated the structural framing of the tower and loading for several strategies of rigging. Studied causes of cracking in the tower masonry and designed repairs. Lowell House Tower | Harvard University
Tufts University
Eaton Hall
Medford, MA
2008 Assessed the masonry envelope and exterior stairs. Provided consulting to architect for masonry repairs. Designed repairs to exterior stairs. Eaton Hall | Tufts University
Phillips Academy
Memorial Bell Tower
Andover, MA
2005 Assessed strategies for reconstruction of 1923 Bell Tower. Program included evaluating several schemes for cost, constructability, and historical authenticity. Design relied on reinforced CMU masonry supporting a brick veneer. Masonry supports refurbished steel framed, wood faced belfry. Memorial Bell Tower | Phillips Academy Andover
Harvard University
Ward Homestead Barn
Shrewsbury, MA
2004 Working with a preservation architect, surveyed condition of barn first constructed in pre-Revolutionary Colonial era and expanded over the years. Prepared measured drawings. Designed repairs to correct unstable components and decayed wood. Ward Barn | Harvard University

Institutional Buildings

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Dimock Community Health Center
Cary Cottage
Roxbury, MA
2005 Assessed condition of circa late 1800's hospital building. Program included renovation, remedial strengthening, and access additions.
Dimock Community Health Center
Mary Eliza Mahoney House
Roxbury, MA
2004 This project managed as a fast track renovation of the 22,000 square foot north wing of Sewall Building in the Dimock Community Health Center converting it from hospital wards and clinics to transitional housing. Work included assessing the existing cased steel frame and masonry walls and designing alterations and structural repairs.

Landscape Architecture Site Structures

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Kelleher Rose Garden Restoration
Boston, MA
2012 Replaced concrete garden pool basin and added storage shed for landscape setting in Boston's Emerald Necklace.
United South End Settlements
Boston, MA
2011 Designed reconstruction of brick garden wall along public sidewalk in Boston's South End historic setting.
Provincetown Public Library
Provincetown, MA
2010 Designed support for site stairs, retaining walls, and statue. Provincetown Public Library | Provincetown, MA
Georges Island Shade Shelter
Boston Harbor
2008 Designed steel framed shade shelter on top of old foundation of former mine storage building on Georges Island. Mine Storage Building | Georges Island, Boston Harbor
dcr Old Harbor Shade Shelter
Boston, MA
2007 Designed steel framed shade shelter on concrete piers and mat foundation for Head Island site in South Boston.
Medford Honor Roll Memorial
Medford, MA
2007 Designed foundations and masonry connections for stone war honor roll memorial.
Winchester Veteran's Memorial
Winchester, MA
2007 Designed foundations and masonry connections for stone war honor roll memorial.
Bethany Cemetery Gate
Monson, MA
2006 Evaluated stone arch and wrought iron gate for cemetery entrance.