Brockton, MA – Jones Architecture announced that it was recognized for its work on The C. Gerald Lucey Building for the Massachusetts’s Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in Brockton.
As the first state project of this scale constructed with cross laminated timber (CLT) and glulam and a column structural system, it was envisioned as a prototype for the design of future state office buildings, and is the most sustainable building in the state’s inventory.
The team of Jones Architecture and Bond Building received a Sustainable Construction Innovation award from Built Environment Plus (BE+). The BE+ awards celebrate and showcase inspiring success stories that promote a sustainable built environment. The judges commented: “Realizing mass timber is not easy on a budget! By utilizing an advanced bid package to work within the Massachusetts procurement requirements, a thoughtfully integrated design and construction process resulted in holistic sustainability. The jury recognizes that the project will have a far reach as a visible ambassador for mass timber and more for its occupants.”
The Bond/Jones team also received a Project Achievement award from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) New England Chapter. This award recognizes the dedication and hard work put forth by project teams that take on some of the most challenging projects in New England. “The teams from BOND, DCAMM, and Jones Architecture have worked tirelessly to complete a space that will add much needed services and revitalization to Main Street, and we would like to sincerely thank them and everyone else involved for their commitment to this project,” said Frank Hayes, president of BOND Building, at the acceptance ceremony.