Our most recent new commissions include the renovation of the 172,600 Plant Science Building for the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University; 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 building at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (shown).
Projects in Construction
STEM Complex, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Construction of this 175,900 gsf STEM facility, comprising two wings and a decommissioned 1948 power plant, will be completed in the fall of 2020. The new complex creates a central hub for STEM teaching and active learning; the former power plant now serves as the Learning Innovation Center. The STEM Teaching and Learning Facility will be the first in Michigan to use an innovative wood product, rather than concrete and/or steel, for its load-bearing structure.; click here for more details.
Ellenzweig is Design Architect and Lab Planner working with IDS, Architect of Record and designer of the power plant component. For more information about the project, click here.
Projects in Construction
Carol D. Eustis Center for Health Professions, Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, MD
To be completed for the fall 2020 semester, the new 120,000 gsf building provides labs, classrooms, and offices for the College’s Health Professions departments in a single, integrated facility that will promote collaboration and interprofessional interaction. Ellenzweig is Design Architect and Lab Planner working with GWWO, Architect of Record.
For more about the project, click here.
Projects in Construction
STEM Building Addition and Renovations at Cuyahoga Community College
The new STEM facilities for Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus, located in Parma, Ohio, will be completed in time for the 2019 fall semester. An addition of 64,000 gsf and renovations of 23, 500 gsf provide contemporary facilities for STEM education and collaboration. Ellenzweig is Design Architect and Lab Planner, working in a collaboration with Weber Murphy Fox, Architect of Record.
For more about the project, click here.
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.
Ellenzweig Receives AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Award
Ellenzweig is the recipient of the 2018 AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Award. The award recognizes Ellenzweig’s commitment to supporting and advancing its emerging professionals. Architects Amanda Solinsky and Steve Mahler attended the AIA New England Design Awards program, hosted by the Boston Society of Architects, where they received the award on behalf of the firm.
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.
Rowan University Wins 2018 New Good Neighbor Award
Ellenzweig is excited to announce that our Engineering Hall at Rowan University has won a 2018 New Good Neighbor Award from the New Jersey Business and Industry Association! Nominated projects were judged on economic benefits, job creation, architectural merit and community involvement. We, and our design partners Clarke Caton Hintz, are proud to have received this award.
Ellenzweig at SCUP Conference in Nashville
At the 2018 SCUP annual conference held in Nashville, Ellenzweig President Michael Lauber presented a concurrent session with Catherine Summa, Director of the Science Center at Wellesley College, entitled “STEM: What Does it Mean to Your Institution?” The session explored the goals, measures of success, education outcomes, curricular changes, and new pedagogies associated with STEM initiatives by detailing the differing strategies employed by several US colleges and universities. Ellenzweig also participated in the Exhibit Hall at Booth 318.
Ellenzweig Project Achieves WELL Gold Certification
Project Sagamore, completed for EMD Serono in Billerica, Massachusetts, has been awarded Gold Level WELL Certification for “New and Existing Buildings” from the International Well Building Institute (IWBI). The new building is the first project in the United States and the second in the world to achieve Gold certification in the “New and Existing Buildings” category. Project Sagamore is only the third project in this category to be certified in the U.S. at any level.
Ellenzweig at SCUP 2018 North Atlantic Regional Conference
Ellenzweig Principal Shirine Boulos Anderson presented an interactive session entitled Reconciling College and University Goals towards a Low Carbon Future with James Anderson of Harvard University, and Jacob Knowles of Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers. Catherine Hunt, Associate Principal, also attended the conference.
University of Maine Engineering Center Awarded to Ellenzweig/WBRC Team
Ellenzweig, in partnership with WBRC Architects Engineers of Bangor, Maine, is excited to announce our selection for the design of the new Engineering Education and Design Center at the University of Maine’s flagship campus in Orono.
The new building, estimated at 120,000 square feet, will provide contemporary research and teaching facilities and accommodate the University’s expanding engineering enrollment.
Coastal Research Building Completed for UMass Dartmouth
Ellenzweig recently celebrated with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth the opening of the new East Research Building in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The building serves the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) as well as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. The project was administered by the University of Massachusetts Building Authority.
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.
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.
New Facility Models for Integrating Science and Engineering
Rowan University’s Anthony Lowman, Ph.D., Dean of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, joined Ellenzweig Principal Jim Blount in presenting, “New facility models for integrating science and engineering,” at Tradeline’s College and University Science and Engineering Facilities 2017 Spring Conference, April 24-25, at the Hilton San Diego Mission Bay Resort.
Honor Award for Accessible Design
The Framingham State University Science Complex Addition and Renovation project won an Honor Award for Accessible Design administered jointly by the Boston Society of Architects and the Massachusetts Access Board. The project achieved universal access to all facilities in the buildings comprising the Science Complex, including renovation of the entries to Hemenway Hall and the Annex and the reconfiguration of steeply sloping courtyard areas.