Edward M Kennedy Institute

Project Info

  • Location

    Boston, MA

  • Size

    74,000 sq. ft.

  • General Contractor

    Lee Kennedy and Company

  • Electrical Crew

    40 (2 years)

Project Scope:

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute project included a complete electrical installation of extensive power, lighting, audiovisual capabilities, and fire alarm systems. This project required us to work in several unique environments, including full-scale replicas of both Senator Kennedy’s Washington office and the United States Senate Chamber. The program also included University of Massachusetts teaching classrooms, a chiller plant, and two large mechanical spaces.


    • 3,000-amp switchboard
    • 400-kilowatt diesel generator with normal and emergency power distribution systems
    • Siemens® fire alarm system
    • Lutron lighting control system
    • State of the art Electrosonic® audio/visual exhibit spaces
    • 50 exterior bollards—each bearing the name of a US state—are lit by in-ground LED fixtures
    • Sconce fixtures on gallery walls are replicas of US Senate Chambers fixtures, each one hand-crafted from a custom mold
    • Ceiling electrical work in the chamber dome was completed off of 50-foot-high staging, with limited interior ladder access
    • Tight schedule and rigorous electrical and AV coordination