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Jones Architecture Leading Tour at Upcoming Conference

C. Gerald Lucey Building

Woburn, MA – The Advancing Mass Timber Construction Conference will take place on Sept. 12-14 at the Crowne Plaza in Woburn. The conference brings together innovators and disruptors from across the construction industry who shed light on how to overcome common challenges that arise when working with mass timber from concept through design, construction and facility management.

On the afternoon of Sept. 12, Jones Architecture associate principal, Marc Perras, AIA, will lead a tour through the recently completed C. Gerald Lucey Building in Brockton. This state funded building houses the Massachusetts’s Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) along with Massasoit Community College.

Marc Perras

The 33,000gsf building is blazing an important new path to sustainability for the Commonwealth and modeling a workplace design of uncommon flexibility and comfort for its hard-working occupants, according to representatives of Jones Architecture. The tour will highlight how the full project team collaborated to bring the client’s vision to reality, overcame procurement hurdles and project constraints, and successfully delivered a fully state funded urban infill mass timber office building. Accompanying Perras will be representatives from Bond Building Construction and South County Post & Beam.

A second tour, sponsored by Woodworks, has been added for Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. For more info, visit