Publisher’s Message: May 2019

Anastasia Barnes

We’re excited to share with you our annual Civil Engineering/Landscape Architecture and Innovation & Technology issue!

HP’s focus on landscaping follows World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM), an international celebration of landscape architecture. WLAM introduces the profession to the public by highlighting landscape architect-designed spaces around the world.

Senator Chris Murphy

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) presented its annual Connecticut Olmsted Award to United States Senator Chris Murphy during a program at the State Capitol recently. The Olmsted Award is given annually by CTASLA to an organization or person from Connecticut who has employed the principle of stewardship of the environment as a guiding force in their actions. View the winners of the CTASLA’s annual Connecticut Professional Awards competition on page 20.

The Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) announced the winners of its 2019 Design Awards. Turn to page 14 for the full list. At the May 22 conference, the BSLA is expected to announce a new partnership and will be held at a new location, Northeastern University.

On page 24, Gina Ray, PMP, executive leader of Timberline Communications, Inc. explores the internet of things (IoT) and how landlords and developers can successfully incorporate wireless connectivity into their buildings.

BICSI is hosting an Emerging Technologies Seminar including light refreshments, networking, and product demonstrations on May 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Peabody in Peabody, Mass. For more information, and to view HP’s full calendar of events, visit page 46.

Principals of SLAM’s Boston office attending include (l to r) Lois Rosenblum, Matt Cotton, Rick Polvino, Neil Martin, and Monika Avery.

HP’s Betsy Gorman recently attended the open house at S/L/A/M Collaborative’s Boston location at 250 Summer St. in Boston. SLAM moved its Cambridge office to Boston in 2004. The open house served to grow its presence in Boston and celebrate its recent renovation. “We wanted to have a party to show off our space and for networking with existing partners and to meet new partners,” said marketing associate, Lateffa Curry. 

Roger Williams University, Oregon State University, and Pittsburg State University have been recognized as the nation’s most outstanding student construction chapters by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The Roger Williams University Student Chapter won the Emerging Student Chapter Award for exceptional program building and phenomenal partnership with their local AGC RI Chapter.

MBC President Elect Jay Moskowitz introduces the MBC panelists.


The April Breakfast of Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC) hosted a panel on “Building the Cannabis Industry.” The panel included Kay Doyle of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission and chair of the Commission Energy and Environment Working Group, which includes representatives of the Department of Energy Resources, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Department of Agricultural Resources; Brian Anderson, AIA, a founding partner of Anderson Porter Design with over 25 years of experience in the field of architecture and over four years of concentration in architecture for the Cannabis Industry; and John Hyde, senior project manager at Chapman Construction/Design with 20 years of experience managing a diverse portfolio of commercial construction projects. For the past five years, Hyde has been immersed in the cannabis market overseeing construction of both cultivation facilities, heavy in MEP requirements and dispensary spaces. HP’s June 2019 issue will feature the design and construction of facilities currently underway.


Breaking ground at Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine

Rendering of Center for Wildlife’s new facility

Also in the June issue, the annual focus on Healthcare Facilities will include design and construction projects that address the carefully controlled environments and unique concerns of medical, life science, pharmaceutical facilities, and related facilities. We will feature Jewett Construction’s ground breaking for the Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine. The new facility will enhance the current and future animal care services.

As always, enjoy the read!

Anastasia Barnes

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