LPA’s Vice President, Kathryn Crockett, to Join Panel Discussion at Statewide Annual Preservation Conference
This year’s Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference is being held in Worcester at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy on August 14. The opening and closing reception will be held at Mechanics Hall. The preservation community will convene to share ideas, network, discuss challenges, and learn from each other to strengthen collective preservation efforts across the state.
Given LPA’s expertise in historic preservation, we were asked to participate in a panel discussion for the session “Preservation Techniques and Technologies: Asking the Right Questions”. Afterwards, a walking tour of successful historic projects, including the Hanover Theater, designed by LPA, will take place. For more details, please see the conference website.
J.R. Briggs Elementary School in Ashburnham is certified MA-CHPS (Massachusetts Collaborative for High Performance Schools). A ceremony was held at the school on June 24 attended by school administrators, students and state and town officials. The program was distributed with covers made from students’ artwork.
LPA is keenly interested in the preservation of the Worcester Memorial Auditorium and is involved in studying potential future uses. Constructed in 1933 as a monument to the veterans of World War I, the Worcester Memorial Auditorium is a building of enormous historical value to the City of Worcester.
The Town of Lancaster Selects LPA as OPM for renovations to the historic Prescott Building. The project will convert the interior of the building to house municipal offices, exhibition space and meeting rooms, as well as designated areas for the archival storage of town records and collections from the Lancaster Historical Commission.
The scope of work includes the addition of an accessible entrance, the installation of an elevator, the introduction of new infrastructure systems, structural repairs and upgrades, and all work necessary to bring the building up to current building code requirements.
On Monday morning, June 8, City and State officials, including Mayor Joe Petty, with the help of three kindergartners, broke ground during a ceremony to kick off the construction of a new building for the Nelson Place Elementary School, which is located in Worcester, MA.
Key ingredients for a successful project
On May 28, the MSBA co-Sponsored this year’s annual seminar series titled the “Story of A Building”, which is conducted by Massachusetts Inspector General, Glenn A. Cunha. The seminar “Sherwood Middle School – A Model for Building Success” highlighted the new Sherwood Middle School building project, which was designed by LPA, and it showcased the highly successful delivery method utilized by the project team. The goal of the program is to promote a system of best practices for future public building projects.
Long-time school superintendent Ralph Hicks is retiring. LPA has worked with Ralph on many school projects including Knox Trail Jr. High School and Wire Village School in Spencer, East Brookfield Elementary School, and the recently completed J.R. Briggs Elementary School in Ashburnham. We appreciate Ralph’s leadership during the design and construction of these school projects. Best wishes to Ralph and his family.
See the Telegram & Gazette article on Ralph’s retirement.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
NORTHBOROUGH – A $25.5 million renovation and addition project for the Lincoln Street Elementary School is on track to be delivered on time and under budget, town officials and a representative from the design firm working on the project said Thursday. Click to read the full article.