New Commissions

Our most recent design commissions include the new 100,000 gsf Multidisciplinary Engineering Building for Stony Brook University (our current project with Stony Brook is the Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine building, in construction); laboratory renovations for Boston College; a new laboratory building and renovations to existing facilities for Massachusetts Maritime Academy; and modernization of laboratories in the Math and Science Building for North Shore Community College.

Michigan State University STEM Complex Receives Design and Construction Honors

Michigan State University’s STEM Complex has recently been recognized with five national and local awards for its design and construction:


U.S. Wood Design National Award for Wood in Schools

Forest Stewardship Council Leadership Award

Associated General Contractors Build America Grand Award

Associated General Contractors Build Michigan Grand Award

Engineering News Record Midwest Best Projects Award of Merit

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Ellenzweig Announces Promotions

Ellenzweig is proud to announce the promotion of three team members to Principal and six to Associate. These promotions recognize the exceptional ongoing contributions of these individuals to advancing the firm’s practice through leadership, design excellence and innovation, project management, and client service.


In an expansion of the firm’s top leadership, Associate Principals Peter Herman, AIA; Michael Nipoti, RA; and Jeanne Kuespert Roberts, AIA, have been elevated to Principal. The newly appointed Associates include: Michael Bushert, RA, LEED AP BD+C; Jillian Cornelius, Associate AIA, WELL AP; Melissa Kuronen, Marketing Manager; Jessie Lin, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Scott Mercier; and Amelia Thrall, AIA, LEED AP BD+C.

New Commissions

Recent new commissions include the 56,000 gsf renovation of the Agriculture Science Building at Alfred State College of Technology, State University of New York; laboratory space for a research institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts; an office-to-lab conversion and cGMP addition in Greater Boston for a confidential client; a 350,000 gsf life sciences building in Greater Boston for a confidential client; and a simulation learning space for Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

University of Maine, Darling Marine Center Renovations

Ellenzweig recently completed the Flowing Seawater Laboratory Renovation and Infrastructure Upgrades Project for the Darling Marine Center—a University of Maine research and education facility located in Walpole, Maine, on the Damariscotta River. The renovations to the 3,000-square-foot building provide flexible marine research labs and support facilities; the project included upgrades to the flowing seawater infrastructure and pump system that provides seawater to the research labs.


Ellenzweig served as Architect and Lab Planner. Key team members included TAG Engineering, LLC, of Woods Hole, Massachusetts; BR+A Consulting Engineers of Boston; and Becker Structural Engineers (now Thornton Tomasetti) of Portland, Maine.

Projects in Construction
Oyster Hatchery, The College of William and Mary/Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA

The new 22,000 gsf Oyster Hatchery, now in construction, provides research laboratories and support facilities, workshop, meeting and office space, visitors’ reception area, and outdoor field labs for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and The College of William and Mary’s School of Marine Science.  The project, which includes a new pump house and piping system, will be completed in 2021.


Ellenzweig is Design Architect and Lab Planner, working in a collaboration with TAG Engineering, LLC, of East Falmouth, MA, and BCWH (now Quinn Evans), Architect of Record, of Richmond, VA.

The New Master Plan for Energy in Massachusetts and Why It Matters

The Massachusetts state government passed historic legislation in March that introduces a master plan for reducing greenhouse gas (carbon) emissions and combating climate change.  “An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy” sets long-term and intermediate goals while establishing wide-ranging initial steps that will promote rapid, positive change.  Read more.


Shown:  Governor Baker signing climate legislation (photo from press release,

Projects in Construction
STEM Building, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Construction of the 200,000 gsf STEM building is now underway, and is scheduled for completion in 2023. The new facility will provide contemporary teaching facilities for Engineering, Science, Technology, and Mathematics/Computer Science.


Ellenzweig is Design Architect and Laboratory Planner, working with McCarty Architects, Architect of Record. Yates Construction is the builder. For more information about the project, click here.

Cuyahoga Community College STEM Center Wins Two 2020 NAIOP Awards

Ellenzweig is excited to announce that our STEM Center at Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio, has won two Awards of Excellence from the Northern Ohio Chapter of the commercial real estate development association NAIOP.  The project was honored with both the Education Interior Design of the Year and Education Architecture Project of the Year.  We are proud to have received these two awards for this highly sustainable building that provides contemporary learning spaces and labs for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Information Technology.


Ellenzweig served as Design Architect and Lab Planner, working in a collaboration with Weber Murphy Fox, Architect of Record.


Learn more about the STEM Center here.

Addressing Racial Injustice

Systemic racism in our society continues to foster profound inequalities, fear, and intolerable acts of aggression, particularly against our Black American communities. We at Ellenzweig acknowledge and condemn racial prejudice in all its forms. We are committed to proactively work against racial injustice, as well as explicit and implicit bias in our profession and related endeavors.

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Projects in Construction
Spaulding Hall of Biological Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Construction is underway on this two-phased project composed of a 47,000 square foot addition and renovations to Spaulding Hall, the 82,000 square foot Biological Sciences Building.  The project will provide contemporary teaching facilities, research laboratories, and core lab facilities, along with new vivarium facilities, insectarium, and herbarium. The entire project is slated for completion in 2023.  For more information about the project click here.

Our response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new social, economic, and physical space challenges and realities, both immediate and long-term.  Here at Ellenzweig, we recognize and are responding to these new challenges.


Of course, the health and safety of our staff was, and continues to be, paramount in every decision we have made and will make regarding the operation of our practice throughout this crisis. In mid-March, we all began working from our homes, seamlessly remoting into our computer network.

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Projects in Construction
Construction begins on University of Maine’s Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center

The University of Maine held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony on April 28, 2020, to launch the construction of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center on the Orono campus. The 110,000 square foot academic and laboratory building—the largest capital project in the University’s history—will serve as the new home for the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Program. Also located in the building will be a Welcome Center for all prospective UMaine students. Consigli is the Construction Manager for the building, scheduled to open in the fall of 2022. Ellenzweig is the Design Architect and Laboratory Planner for the project, working in a close collaboration with WBRC Architects Engineers.

New Commissions

Our most recent new commissions include the design of 140,000 gsf of research space for Yale University; a planning study for a confidential medical school client; the design of new buildings and renovations of existing for the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus in fulfillment of the Master Plan previously developed by our firm; renovation of the 172,600 Plant Science Building for the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University (shown); the Bioengineering Capstone Project at Northeastern University; renovations in the Lederle Graduate Research Center and Morrill Science Center Building IV South at University of Massachusetts Amherst; several research laboratory renovations at University of Massachusetts Lowell; and renovation of the SENG (Science and Engineering) Building at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Ellenzweig Office is Awarded LEED Platinum

We are delighted to announce that our office space at 230 Congress Street has achieved LEED Platinum certification. Designed by Ellenzweig for Ellenzweig, our team included BR+A Engineers, MoharDesign, Pieszak Lighting Design, and Commodore Builders.

Ellenzweig Project Wins Two USGBC Awards

At the recent Green Build Showcase event, Project Sagamore received two of the major awards presented by the USGBC MA Chapter: Green Building of the Year and Market Leader in Health and Wellness.


Completed for EMD Serono in Billerica, MA, the Sagamore research and office complex was designed to enhance the company’s progressive work culture through employee engagement, well-being, technology, and biophilic design.

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Topping-Off Ceremony at MIT for the Albany Street Cogeneration Plant

Ellenzweig recently celebrated the steel topping-off ceremony of our new Albany Street Cogeneration Plant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with our design partner R.G. Vanderweil Power Group and the construction team. The 69,000 gsf, 40 Megawatt combined heat and power plant is located in a highly active, mixed-use environment on the MIT campus and will have a significant urban presence.

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Ellenzweig Hosts Architecture Job Shadow Day

Ellenzweig hosted a job shadow day for a group of high school students interested in careers in the design and construction fields. By attending various presentations by the Ellenzweig staff, touring the office to learn about different career paths, and participating in a creative design charrette, the students experienced what it is like to work at an architecture firm.


Ellenzweig held a similar event for students from the Margarita Muñiz Academy and English High School.

Strategies to Successfully Navigate the Design of STEM Facilities: A Case Study at the University of Mississippi

Co-authored by Shirine Boulos Anderson and Maurice R. Eftink, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Provost Emeritus at the University of Mississippi, was published as a featured article in SCUP’s Planning for Higher Education in November 2017.

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Campus Energy Master Planning: A Road Map to Carbon Neutral Institutions in Northern U.S. Latitudes

Co-authored by Shirine Boulos Anderson and Chad Wisler, Managing Principal at Vanderweil Engineers, was published as a featured article in SCUP’s Planning for Higher Education in June 2017, and again in a July edition of The SCUP Scan.

To view the article, click here.