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Preservation Worcester held Underground Ball

POSTED ON June 26th  - POSTED IN News

In an effort to celebrate the history and future of Lincoln Square; Preservation Worcester held an Underground Ball within the Earnest A. Johnson Tunnel. Being a long-time supporter of Preservation Worcester, LPA was proud to sponsor this inventive event in support of all efforts to revitalize of the City of Worcester. The event was held on Saturday evening, June 6, 2015.

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Click here for the article in the Telegram.com

 

2015 Paul E. Tsongas Award – Brooks Hall, The College of the Holy Cross

POSTED ON June 25th  - POSTED IN News

Preservation Massachusetts celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic resources.

LPA is honored to have received a 2015 Paul E. Tsongas Award for its work on the Brooks Concert Hall Renovation at the College of the Holy Cross.

Lincoln Street Elementary School Groundbreaking

POSTED ON June 18th  - POSTED IN News

NORTHBOROUGH –

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in honor of the $25.5 million renovation and addition project that is recently underway for the Lincoln Street Elementary School. Town Administrator John Coderre kicked off the ceremony, with Maureen Valente, CEO of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) and Superintendent Christine Johnson as key participants in the dedication. Event attendance also included the school faculty and representatives of the design team, construction team and other specialty trades. Ms. Valente is quoted on the MSBA website as saying, “This project will create a better learning and teaching environment for the students and teachers of Lincoln Street Elementary and is another example of the commitment, collaboration and partnership that the MSBA has with districts.”

Holy Cross Breaks Ground on a New Contemplative Center

POSTED ON May 7th  - POSTED IN News

 

As part of a blessing and ceremonial groundbreaking on April 16, Holy Cross President Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., announced plans for constructing a new contemplative center, named The Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center, in honor of the late Mr. Joyce, a former trustee of Holy Cross.

Lamoureux Pagano & Associates (LPA) is the Architect of this $22 million retreat center, which is being designed in conjunction with William J. Masiello Architect, Inc.

Situated around a beautiful, cloister-like setting, The Center will be constructed on a 52-acre site within the Wachusett Reservoir watershed and will overlook the reservoir. The 33,800-square-foot complex will include a chapel, meeting rooms and a dining room and overnight quarters for 60 people. The opening is scheduled for the fall of 2016.

Click here for Worcester Telegram & Gazette Article

Click here for the announcement on the Holy Cross Alumni website

 

Aggressive Bidding for Two New Schools

POSTED ON October 2nd  - POSTED IN News

Two new middle schools in Central Mass. recently bid lower than expected.  Auburn Middle School (interior rendering above), using Construction Manager at Risk delivery method, came in at $33,655,694 and Mountview Middle School in Holden came in at $35,203,000 using a design/bid/build delivery method.  Both projects are under construction with an expected completion date for Auburn by July of 2015, and Mountview expects to be occupied by July 2016, with final completion of Phase 2 by November of 2016.

Taft Library Receives State Funding

POSTED ON October 2nd  - POSTED IN News

As OPM for the Taft Public Library project in Mendon, LPA is pleased to learn the that Town of Mendon will receive state funding for energy efficient upgrades to the building.  A Green Community grant in the amount of $111,062 for a new heating system and an appropriation from the state for $50,000, which will be used to replace single pane windows, were granted to the Town.  Senator Richard Moore played an important role in securing the state funds.  “In this age of the Internet and technology, libraries are still very important to our communities,” he said.  The project is expected to be bid by contractors in early January, 2015.

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Mountview Middle School

POSTED ON October 2nd  - POSTED IN News

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 20 for the much anticipated new Mountview Middle School in Holden.  David White, a member of the School Building Committee, who was one of Mountview’s original students, said, “We are building a building that will educate our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren for the next 50 years and beyond.”    He credited the late Nancy Galkowski, former town manager and former Mountview student, for her role in initiating the project.  “Nancy’s strong commitment to education had a significant impact on getting this project started,” he said.

The new school, which is the town’s largest project ever undertaken, has already begun construction and expects to be occupied by mid-July, 2016.  Four students; school, local and state officials; and members of LPA took part in the ceremony.

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