HP’s 2018 Groundbreaking Year In Review

| November 29, 2018

Editor’s note: Groundbreakings reported here to HP are in order of date posted on www.high-profile.com blog. This list with active links to the full stories can also be achieved online by clicking the the “Upfront” tab on , and then “Groundbreaking” in the drop down menu. Did we miss your groundbreaking event? Do you have a groundbreaking planned for the future?  Send HP editors the details in a news release to editor@high-profile.com.

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Scarborough Breaks Ground on New Safety Building

Scarborough Breaks Ground on New Safety Building

| November 15, 2018

Scarborough, ME – Landry/French Construction joined the town of Scarborough in an official groundbreaking ceremony for its new public safety building. The event was held on Nov. 8 at the site of the new facility, located on town-owned land adjacent to the town hall and bordered by U.S. Route 1 and Sawyer Road. The new 53,000sf […]

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North Branch Celebrates Fire Station Groundbreaking

North Branch Celebrates Fire Station Groundbreaking

| November 8, 2018

Londonderry, NH – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently at the Londonderry Central Fire Station for an upcoming major addition and renovation project to be managed by North Branch Construction of Concord. Port One Architects from Portsmouth is providing design for the project. Once complete, the addition and renovation will provide the station with two additional […]

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Erland to Build Addition at Heilind Headquarters

Erland to Build Addition at Heilind Headquarters

| November 8, 2018

Wilmington, MA – Erland Construction was selected by Heilind Electronics (HE) to expand its headquarters in Wilmington. Teaming up with ahp Architects, Erland will add 60,000sf to HE’s existing 40,000sf office and warehouse space.  The exterior will feature a brick façade with a glass curtainwall entrance to upgrade the building’s curb appeal. The new space […]

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Groundbreaking at Oakley Country Club

Groundbreaking at Oakley Country Club

| November 8, 2018

Watertown, MA – Belmont Savings Bank has announced the groundbreaking to renovate the clubhouse and pool for Oakley Country Club, a private 18-hole golf club in Watertown that was founded in 1898. Belmont Savings is the sole lender, providing a $10.4 million loan. “The Oakley Country Club is a historic Watertown locale, as it is […]

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Ground Breaking for Commuter Rail Station

Ground Breaking for Commuter Rail Station

| November 6, 2018

Pawtucket, RI – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently for the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Commuter Rail Station and Bus Hub.The new intermodal transit center will allow riders to switch modes easily between commuter rail and RIPTA’s statewide bus network. When complete, the commuter rail stop will join three other stations (Providence, T.F. Green, and Wickford Junction) […]

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YNHHS Regional Center Under Construction

YNHHS Regional Center Under Construction

| October 26, 2018

West Haven, CT – Construction is underway of the Yale New Haven Health System’s (YNHHS) new Regional Operations Center (ROC) in West Haven. The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) is the design team for the project, and A/Z Corporation is serving as the construction manager. The ROC will contain spaces for pharmacies, medical device storage, linen operations, […]

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NN Inc. Breaks Ground at Myles Standish Expansion

NN Inc. Breaks Ground at Myles Standish Expansion

| October 26, 2018

MassDevelopment and Taunton Development Corporation Host Event Taunton, MA – The Taunton Development/MassDevelopment Corporation, a nonprofit created by the Taunton Development Corporation and MassDevelopment to help the Myles Standish Industrial Park (MSIP) realize its full potential, hosted a groundbreaking celebration to welcome NN, Inc. to Lot B5-R in the MSIP expansion project. NN, Inc. is […]

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RISD Breaks Ground on Residence Bldg.

RISD Breaks Ground on Residence Bldg.

| October 16, 2018

Providence, RI – Shawmut Design and Construction joined Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) on the institute’s first new student residence in 30 years in Providence. Designed by architect Nader Tehrani and his firm, NADAAA, the new 43,500sf residence hall will house 153 students on six floors. Part of a larger quad enhancement project, it […]

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Infinity Meat Solutions Breaks Ground

Infinity Meat Solutions Breaks Ground

| October 15, 2018

North Kingstown, RI – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently in Kingstown for Infinity Meat Solutions’ new 200,000sf state-of-the-art fresh protein packaging facility which will create more than 700 food manufacturing, supply chain, and distribution jobs in Rhode Island and account for more than $100 million of investment in the state. Infinity Meat Solutions is a […]

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Condo Development Breaks Ground

Condo Development Breaks Ground

| October 8, 2018

Brighton – City Realty, a real estate development company located in Brookline, recently celebrated the groundbreaking on The Saybrook, a 29-unit condominium building, 214 Market Street in Brighton. City Realty is teaming up with New Boston Builders to construct this project, which was designed by Embarc Studio, an architecture firm located in South Boston. Units will be exclusively […]

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Sam Houston Univ. Breaks Ground on Arts Complex

| October 5, 2018

Houston, TX – A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at Sam Houston State University for the new Arts Complex, designed by GUND Partnership, an architecture and planning firm headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., and led by Principal David Zenk with Dan Rutledge, Yoo Jin Chung and Lance Smith. GUND teamed with Kirksey Architecture of Houston, and […]

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Callahan Breaks Ground for Claremont Hilton Garden Inn

Callahan Breaks Ground for Claremont Hilton Garden Inn

| October 5, 2018

Brookline, MA – Callahan Construction Managers and Claremont Companies recently broke ground on the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Brookline. The upcoming 174-room hotel is located at 700 Brookline Avenue, near the Longwood Medical area and the bustling Fenway neighborhood. The project, designed by the architectural firm Cambridge Seven Associates and engineered by Stantec, is set to […]

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Children’s Place Breaks Ground

Children’s Place Breaks Ground

| October 2, 2018

Lexington, MA – CTA Construction Managers of Waltham joined community leaders, town officials, and faculty for the official groundbreaking of the new $10.4 million Lexington Children’s Place project, a districtwide preschool that is dedicated to helping young children, with and without disabilities, learn together in an inclusive and developmentally appropriate learning environment. The 19,000sf facility […]

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Rubius Therapeutics Breaks Ground

Rubius Therapeutics Breaks Ground

| September 26, 2018

Engineering: Genesis Engineers, Contractors: A/Z Corporation Smithfield, RI – Recently, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo joined state and local officials, project managers from A/Z Corporation, and the CEO of Rubius Therapeutics, Dr. Pablo Cagnoni, to break ground on a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Rubius Therapeutics plans to invest up to $155 million over approximately five […]

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Nauset  Breaks Ground on  St. James Place

Nauset  Breaks Ground on  St. James Place

| September 24, 2018

Cambridge, MA  – Nauset Construction broke ground recently on St. James Place, a transit-oriented, mixed-use development that will provide 46 condominiums and a new parish hall for the historic St. James Episcopal Church in Cambridge. Designed by architectural firm Dumont, Janks, Goldberg, Reed LLC, St. James Place is located just steps from the MBTA Station, […]

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Delphi Breaks Ground on School Project

Delphi Breaks Ground on School Project

| September 18, 2018

Waltham, MA – Multimarket construction management firm Delphi Construction has broken ground on a new visual and performing arts center at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, a coeducational preparatory school located in Waltham. The $5.5 million project designed by Costa Architects encompasses 9,000sf of new construction integrated with a historically significant original building which will be renovated […]

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SLAM Joins Orthopedic Center Groundbreaking

SLAM Joins Orthopedic Center Groundbreaking

| September 18, 2018

Hartford, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) and S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health Of New England, at a recent groundbreaking for the $26.5 million, 33,000sf Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center in Hartford. The new center is a joint venture between Saint Francis Hospital, […]

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A/Z, SLAM Join Yale at Groundbreaking

A/Z, SLAM Join Yale at Groundbreaking

| September 12, 2018

West Haven, CT – A/Z Corporation and SLAM joined Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) as they broke ground for its new Regional Operations Center (ROC) at 600 Derby Avenue in West Haven on September 5. The ROC will contain spaces for pharmacies, medical device storage, linen operations, repair shops, high-bay warehousing, loading docks, and administration […]

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Hilton Garden Inn Boston Breaks Ground

Hilton Garden Inn Boston Breaks Ground

| August 2, 2018

Boston – Callahan Construction Managers and Claremont Companies recently broke ground on the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Brookline. The upcoming 175-room hotel is ideally located near the Longwood Medical area and the bustling Fenway neighborhood. The project was designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. Amenities are set to include fitness center, pool, restaurant, and business lounge. The […]

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Gov. to Speak at North Plymouth Groundbreaking

Gov. to Speak at North Plymouth Groundbreaking

| July 26, 2018

Plymouth, MA – Gov. Charlie Baker will headline a groundbreaking event for Harborwalk Apartments, a 300-unit apartment complex that is the first step in a large North Plymouth Revitalization project called Plymouth Station. The event will take place at 10 a.m. on August 21 at 381 Court Street, Plymouth, also known as Cordage Park. Harborwalk Apartments, named […]

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Delphi Breaks Ground at New Dartmouth Police HQ

| July 6, 2018

Dartmouth, MA – Delphi Construction, together with police department personnel, government officials, members of the project planning committee, and project stakeholders, recently celebrated the official groundbreaking of the new Dartmouth Police Station, a $9 million-plus new construction project on Tucker Road in Dartmouth. The 20,000sf-plus main facility and accompanying outbuilding will serve as the new […]

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E4H Breaks Ground on Hospital Reno

E4H Breaks Ground on Hospital Reno

| July 5, 2018

Newport, RI – Newport Hospital, a member of the Lifespan health system, recently broke ground on a $12.5 million project that will transform the hospital’s emergency department, nearly doubling its treatment and exam rooms and providing new, specialized space to serve behavioral health patients. Designed by E4H Environments for Health Architecture, a firm focused exclusively on […]

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Gymnasium at Clarion University Breaks Ground

Gymnasium at Clarion University Breaks Ground

| June 22, 2018

Cambridge, MA – A ground-breaking ceremony was recently held at Clarion University for the renovation of Tippin Gymnasium, the university’s primary NCAA athletic venue. The 155,000sf complex will better connect to the surrounding campus and community with a more open and transparent building design. The project was designed by a joint venture of DLA+ Architecture […]

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WinnCo Breaks Ground on Veterans Housing

WinnCo Breaks Ground on Veterans Housing

| June 19, 2018

Boston – Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and Congressman Seth Moulton recently joined the veteran community to break ground on a first-in-the-nation $46 million Boston development that will bring 102 units of housing and onsite supportive services to a variety of different veteran populations.   Owned by Brighton Marine, a veteran network community, and WinnCompanies, military […]

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$83M Braintree Middle School Breaks Ground

$83M Braintree Middle School Breaks Ground

| June 19, 2018

Braintree, MA – The town of Braintree recently broke ground on its new 185,000sf, $83 million East Middle School that is designed to accommodate 1,180 students ranging from fifth to eighth grade. The project includes a prominent new entry, three-story classroom block, new gym, and a new Media Commons infill at the existing courtyard. The plan […]

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SLAM Joins Groundbreaking Arts and Community Center 

SLAM Joins Groundbreaking Arts and Community Center 

| June 13, 2018

Washington, CT – The Gunnery recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the new 32,000sf, $17.0 million Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center, one of the largest facilities on the campus of the co-educational college preparatory boarding and day school. Designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) to reflect the English Tudor and Shingle Style architecture prevalent […]

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Senior Center Breaks Ground On New Addition

Senior Center Breaks Ground On New Addition

| June 4, 2018

Penacook, NH – The H.L. Turner Group recently participated in the groundbreaking of the 13,000sf expansion project for the John H. Whitaker Place senior center. Construction began in May of 2018 and is expected to be completed in October of 2018. Milestone Construction & Engineering is the general contractor. The 2.5 million dollar project features […]

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Food Campus Breaks Ground

Food Campus Breaks Ground

| May 31, 2018

Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction recently broke ground on a 17,000sf expansion and 8,000sf renovation of Community Servings’ new Food Campus at the nonprofit’s headquarters in Jamaica Plain. The new 31,000sf campus will include universally accessible and family-friendly volunteer kitchens for individuals of all abilities; a learning kitchen for on-site nutrition education and hands-on instruction for […]

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Groundbreaking on Omni Seaport Hotel

Groundbreaking on Omni Seaport Hotel

| May 29, 2018

Boston – Executives from Omni Hotels & Resorts, along with Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and New Boston Hospitality, broke ground recently on the Omni Boston Seaport Hotel, the city’s fourth-largest hotel. Set to open in late 2020 on the two-acre parcel of Massport-owned land at the corner of […]

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Gilbane’s ‘Living Lab’ for Wentworth Students

Gilbane’s ‘Living Lab’ for Wentworth Students

| May 23, 2018

Boston – Gilbane Building Company is breaking new ground in educating the next generation of construction innovators by leveraging its construction of Wentworth Institute of Technology’s newest academic building as a “living learning laboratory” for students. Gilbane has partnered with university faculty to form a hands-on educational program around its design and construction, including bi-weekly […]

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South Coast to Renovate YMCA

| May 22, 2018

New Bedford, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI) recently began work on a $3 million addition to the YWCA Southeastern Mass, located at 20 6th Street. The addition will add 6,500sf to the property that will be used for after-school child care and supportive women’s housing programs. The anticipated completion date is January 2019.

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Prospect Heights Breaks Ground on Major Reno

Prospect Heights Breaks Ground on Major Reno

| May 15, 2018

Pawtucket, RI – WinnCompanies, a multifamily property developer/manager, and Omni Development Corporation, a not-for-profit housing developer, formally began $42 million in renovations to modernize Prospect Heights Apartments. Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Pawtucket Housing Authority Executive Director Stephen Vadnais and Executive Director of RIHousing Barbara Fields were among the dignitaries who attended the […]

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Kaestle Boos Breaks Ground on Middle School

Kaestle Boos Breaks Ground on Middle School

| May 14, 2018

Barrington, RI – Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently joined Kaestle Boos Associates Inc. in a ground-breaking event for the new Barrington Middle School. Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner, State Representatives Jason Knight and Joy Hearn, along with State Senator Cynthia Armour were also in attendance. The project team for the project included Kaestle Boos […]

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Mixed-Use Development Breaks Ground

Mixed-Use Development Breaks Ground

| May 4, 2018

New Haven, CT – Formal groundbreaking ceremonies were recently held for a new mixed-use development in New Haven’s Hill neighborhood. The first phase of the Hill-to-Downtown Community Plan, the Gold Street development will stretch more than a city block in length and will incorporate the site of a former school as well as adjacent parcels. […]

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Intercontinental & Harbinger Break Ground on Hotel in Seaport District

Intercontinental & Harbinger Break Ground on Hotel in Seaport District

| May 2, 2018

Boston – Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation and Harbinger Development recently broke ground on the Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport. The $176 million, dual-branded hotel is being built at 660 Summer Street in the Seaport District of Boston, within the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park adjacent to the Design Center and […]

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Duxbury Project Breaks Ground

Duxbury Project Breaks Ground

| April 27, 2018

Duxbury, MA – South Shore Habitat for Humanity , which has delivered quality housing in partnership with families in need for the past 30 years, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a six-unit subdivision on Temple Street in Duxbury. A new road named Feinberg Bog Road will allow access to the property which will sit […]

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Brookview House Breaks Ground

Brookview House Breaks Ground

| April 27, 2018

Boston – Brookview House (“Brookview”), which provides families experiencing homelessness with safe housing and support services, broke ground recently on Brookview III, a new affordable housing development.   The $5.5 million facility will be Brookview’s third building. It will include 12 units of two- and three-bedroom apartments along with ground-floor space for programs and support services. […]

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Gilbane and S/L/A/M Break Ground on Schools

Gilbane and S/L/A/M Break Ground on Schools

| April 18, 2018

North Providence, RI – Gilbane Building Company and The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. recently joined North Providence Olney and McGuire schools; Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo; state, town, and school officials; teachers and students for a groundbreaking ceremony on the Olney School grounds. The former two schools were demolished in the summer of 2017 and will be […]

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BU’s School of Dental Medicine Breaks Ground

BU’s School of Dental Medicine Breaks Ground

| April 9, 2018

Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction broke ground on a 41,900sf expansion and 53,100sf renovation of Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine, located at 100 E. Newton Street in Boston. In partnership with the university’s facilities and real estate planners, project manager Compass Project Management, and architect SmithGroupJJR, the team developed a phased renovation […]

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Alta Union House Celebrates Groundbreaking

Alta Union House Celebrates Groundbreaking

| April 5, 2018

Framingham, MA – Wood Partners, a real estate development and construction firm, recently celebrated the groundbreaking for Alta Union House, a high-end transit-oriented residential community located in downtown Framingham at 75 Concord St. Combining modern amenities with Framingham’s architectural heritage, Alta Union House is a symbol of the changing face of Framingham and the MetroWest region. Jim Lambert, director […]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Billerica High School

| April 4, 2017

Billerica, MA – Shawmut Design and Construction joined the town of Billerica recently for the groundbreaking of the new 325,000sf, $176 million Billerica Memorial High School. The facility, set to open in fall of 2019, is designed to accommodate
 1,600-plus high school students from grades 8 through 12 as well as a 200-plus student Pre-K […]

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NPR News Station Breaks Ground

| March 5, 2018

Boston – WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, broke ground recently for a new, state-of-the-art convening space called CitySpace, a venue for civic engagement, public conversation, artistic performance, and cultural expression. WBUR received a $5 million gift from Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine, the station’s largest-ever single donation since its inception in 1950 as an educational radio […]

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Renovation Kicked Off at Nonnewaug High School

Renovation Kicked Off at Nonnewaug High School

| February 15, 2018

designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative Woodbury , CT – A traditional groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for the renovation of Nonnewaug High School (Region 14). Members of the student body, parents, staff, administration, building committee members, construction personnel, and elected officials attended the event. O&G Industries of Torrington is the construction manager. They join architect […]

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Merrimack College Breaks Ground on Welcome Center

Merrimack College Breaks Ground on Welcome Center

| January 10, 2018

PROCON Architect and CM Andover, MA – In December 2017, Merrimack College President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D., was joined by board of trustees members, officials, and colleagues for a groundbreaking ceremony kicking off construction on the Dr. Alfred L. Arcidi Center. Longtime partner PROCON of Manchester, N.H., returned as the architect and construction manager for […]

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