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225 Binney Street Receives Award

225 Binney Street at dusk

225 Binney Street at dusk

Woburn, MA – Tocci Building Companies (Tocci), a Boston-area construction manager, recently announced that the 225 Binney Street project in Cambridge, Mass., has received Engineering News Record’s (ENR) 2014 Best Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Development Award. As program manager for the build-to-suit property, Tocci provided owner’s representation and program management services for the construction of the six-story, 307,000sf building that is located in the heart of Kendall Square’s Binney Street Innovation Corridor.

The award-winning project team worked on behalf of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., and included construction manager Consigli Construction Companies, lead design firm Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, tenant interior architect NELSON, structural engineer McNamara/Salvia, civil engineer Kleinfelder, MEP engineer R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, geotechnical and environmental engineer Haley & Aldrich, Inc., and building tenant Biogen Idec.

“This award is an honor for not only Tocci Building Companies, but also to all contributing firms who helped bring this project to a successful completion,” commented Bud LaRosa, chief business performance officer at Tocci Building Companies. “By facilitating collaborative utilization of building information modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) practices across design and construction teams, we were able to achieve a high-quality, timely, safe, and efficient delivery for this important first phase of the Alexandria Center Development.”

225 Binney Street is the first of five planned buildings for the 2.86 million gross sf Alexandria Center at Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass., and will serve as the headquarters for Biogen Idec. With a new steel structure, glass terra cotta façade, conference center, cafeteria, and below-grade parking, the LEED-Gold certified building was designed to fit in with the region’s high-tech, life-science surroundings.

ENR’s Best Projects Awards are a series of special events to celebrate and honor the building teams that created the best projects of 2014 nationwide. These extraordinary projects are selected by juries of local prominent industry professionals. Categories awarded cover a variety of building and highway/heavy categories, from Best Green Project to Best Highway Project, and many more.