New England Center and Home for Veterans had it’s ribbon cutting ceremony on May 12, 2017, attended by Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh. Lynnwell Associates was the electrical contractor on this important project. The project added 97 permanent apartments and 180 transitional beds to the center along with more space for education, training and medical services.
WHEN A FACILITY SUCH AS THE EDWARD M. KENNEDY INSTITUTE (EMKI) opens its doors to the public, the collaboration that made it a reality isn’t apparent. Of course, the state-of-the-art lighting, automation and room to grow are obvious and impressive, but behind the story of the institute for learning and lifelike Senate experience is a general contractor and host of subcontractors that worked together for several years to ensure the building met its deadlines and offered all of the cutting-edge features.
The EMKI showcases the 47-year career of the late Massachusetts senator, Edward “Ted” Kennedy, as well as the history and functions of the U.S. Senate. With that in mind, the building, located on the campus of the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Boston, features an exact likeness of the U.S. Senate chamber, provides information about senators from every state, and has classroom space. It also features a replica of Kennedy’s Washington, D.C., office.
This $57 million project required the collaboration of contractors, including electrical contractor Lynnwell Associates, which provided primary electrical construction; J.M. Electrical Co. Inc., which installed the building automation controls; an architect, engineers and designers; and Kennedy’s wife, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, who helped design the institute’s concept.
The building’s centerpiece is the full-scale Senate Chamber, and it also includes a lobby, three large classrooms and an exhibition area. The public, UMass students and faculty members can view dramatic recreations of significant moments in U.S. Senate history inside a large amphitheater that can replicate the current Senate chamber or the one from 1810–1859.
Lynnwell won the $5.1 million contract for electrical work in January 2013. It installed the primary and emergency power distribution systems as well as all interior and outdoor lighting, according to Larry Mahoney, Lynnwell vice president and project executive. On the low-voltage side, the company also installed the Lutron lighting controls, an Electrosonic audiovisual (AV) system and Siemens fire alarm system.
Lynnwell’s work on the Edward M. Kennedy Institute was featured in the May 15-21 2015 issue of New England Real Estate Journal. Read the article here.
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) called out Lynnwell’s work among four other NECA contractors on the project, calling it “comprehensive” as it described the many logistical challenges Lynnwell overcame to complete the project. Read the article here.
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building will be the new home to Boston Public School’s headquarters, as well serve many other community functions.
The Boston Globe recently featured the $124.9 million Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building renovation project, calling it a “monument to contemporary urban architecture.”
The new Bolling Building is expected to be the seed of further developments to revitalize Dudley Square.
Read the whole article on BostonGlobe.com: New mixes with old at Roxbury’s Bolling Building
It’s always exciting when a company’s owner is preparing to
hand over leadership to the best and brightest employees, thus
ensuring the survival of a company’s brand, reputation and
roster of loyal clientele. At Lynnwell Associates Inc. (Lynnwell)
in South Boston, Mass., Dennis Mahoney intends to eventually
transfer company leadership, and he is confident that the
contracting firm he helped launch and grow over the years has a
Mahoney founded his full-service electrical contracting company
with his business partner, Frederick Richardson, in 1981, and
Lynnwell has developed a reputation for high-quality work and
outstanding customer service over the past 31 years.