About the Owner
Built in 1873, the Conservation Law Foundation’s four-story building had undergone several renovations, but by 2018, the CLF felt it was looking tired, unwelcoming and not reflective of the organization’s environmental mission.
The project involved upgrades to the infrastructure of CLF’s existing four-story wood framed building with masonry exterior, and included a new roof, an upgraded lobby to meet ADA compliance, and new/upgraded MEPs throughout.
The main entrance was opened up to make a welcoming lobby clad in reclaimed barn lumber with visual displays of CLF’s works. A much expanded second floor conference room now provides a flexible meeting space for meetings, classes and events with AV facilities to connect with CLFs other New England offices. The renovation refreshed all the interiors, with new finishes and LED lighting. And a new white roof and insulation reduced loads for the new, all electric HVAC system which, combined with sustainable power purchases, makes CLF’s entire energy use fossil fuel free.
This project was executed in a very tight urban setting – so tight that all deliveries and load outs had to be performed off hours.
Project Team Members
Team members included Project Architect Jonathan Austin of Austin Architects, and BBC project Team members Al Charpentier, Sr. Project Manager, and Emil Frei-Howe, Superintendent.
Berkeley Building Company is pleased to support St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children with its new recreation room.
St. Mary’s Center describes the new recreation room, located on the St. Mary’s Dorchester campus, as a location that “will offer a safe and nurturing place where children can run, play, and experience the everyday joys of childhood.”
St. Mary’s will hold a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 21st, 2019, at 9am, St. Mary’s Center, 90 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester.
Interested attendees are asked to RSVP to Anna Davidoff, Development and Communications Assistant at email@example.com or 617-436-8600 ext. 238
About St. Mary’s Center
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children offers innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty. Placing families at the center of our efforts, St. Mary’s Center works in partnership with young women, many of them mothers, to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and achieve lasting, powerful change by building their emotional well-being, educational achievements and economic independence.
Located in Uphams Corner in Dorchester, Massachusetts, St. Mary’s Center supports 600 women and children annually with shelter, clinical and educational services, job training, employment placement, and search for affordable permanent housing.
Urbanica and Berkeley Building Company’s joint project venture is new construction of the Melnea Cass residences. Foundations have been completed, utilities have been brought in, and the setting of first column has begun.