BOSTON — Boston College has awarded Skanska USA a $113 million contract to provide construction services for a 244,000-square-foot recreation center at the university. Designed by Cannon Design, the four-story facility will feature a fitness center, jogging track, natatorium with lap and instructional pools, four wood-floor basketball courts, three tennis courts, two multi-activity courts and multi-purpose rooms for spin, yoga and fitness classes. Slated for completion in summer 2019, the..
BROOMALL, PA. — Broomall Fire Co. has selected Bernardon as architect for a new fire station in Broomall. Situated on the former Marple School site, the 25,000-square-foot building will accommodate the current station’s apparatus, improve functionality and optimize response time. Primary funding for the project comes from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through a $3.25 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant. The new firehouse is slated for completion in early spring 2019.
LANSING, MICH. — The City of Lansing has selected CBRE|Martin to procure a developer for the redevelopment of city hall located at 124 W. Michigan Ave. The 30,274-square-foot property is located directly across the street from the State Capitol Building. The redevelopment could include retail, office, entertainment, hospitality or residential concepts. The City of Lansing plans to relocate city hall, prior to the redevelopment of the current site. Although potential locations have been..
CHICAGO — J.C. Anderson Inc. will complete a 30,000-square-foot renovation at DePaul University’s Richardson Library on the Lincoln Park campus. The library is located at 2350 N. Kenmore Ave. in Chicago. Scheduled for completion in August, J.C. Anderson will renovate the second floor of the library to replace paint and carpeting, provide a green room, studios, offices, media creation studios and conference rooms. Joe Maguire and Larry Regovic of J.C. Anderson are leading the project team...
ST. LOUIS — McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. has broken ground on a multi-building project at the east end of Washington University’s Danforth Campus in St. Louis. McCarthy is constructing three new academic buildings, two multi-use pavilions and an underground parking facility. The project also includes a new landscape and an expansion of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Notable components include Anabeth and John Weil Hall, an 82,100-square-foot interdisciplinary building that will serve..
CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation released the conceptual vision and site map for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Chicago at a community event hosted by Barack and Michelle Obama on Wednesday, May 3. The center will be integrated into Jackson Park, a historic park on the South Side of Chicago. The design concept includes three buildings: a museum, forum and library. The museum, the tallest of the three buildings, will hold exhibition space, public spaces, offices and education and..
MILTON, N.H. — Eckman Construction has completed the construction of Herbert Downs Fire-EMS Station, located at 865 White Mountain Highway in Milton. The 9,000-square-foot facility features four apparatus bays, training areas, turnout gear space, offices, two dorms and a new dispatch center. Cowan Goudreau Architects provided design services for the project, which finished ahead of schedule and under budget.
NEW YORK — Empire State Development Corp. has selected a design-build team led by Lendlease Construction LMB Inc. and Turner Construction to oversee the $1.5 billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The team also includes Atlanta-based architect tvsdesign, which is aiming for the center’s expansion to be certified LEED Silver. Named after a former U.S. Senator from New York, the conference center is located on 11th Avenue in Manhattan’s Westside and..
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced plans to construct a second, 2.6-mile extension of the city’s Purple Line subway through Beverly Hills and Century City. The contract value of the recently announced extension, titled Westside Purple Line Extension Section 2, is anticipated to be approximately $1.4 billion. The project will include two new underground stations at the intersections of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, and..
OAKDALE AND BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. — Dowling College has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and has retained A&G Realty Partners and Madison Hawk to manage the sale of two campuses formerly occupied by the university in Oakdale and Brookhaven. Dowling plans to sell the campuses through two separate, sealed bids as part of its bankruptcy filing. The partnership is currently accepting bids for the university’s 25-acre, waterfront campus in Oakdale. The campus includes over 200,000..