Publisher’s Message: February 2020

Anastasia Barnes

February is our annual Restoration and Renovation focus, which I always find so intriguing.  I love seeing the transformation of a neglected building turn into a modernized (and sometimes repurposed) facility, one that restores the beauty of the exterior and updates the interior.

A prime example of this kind of project is the Horn Library at Babson College (on page 33).  Designed by Finegold Alexander, the college added an area called The Commons which includes a gathering space, a four-season garden, a café, and an area for collaborative working.

Babson College

I’m delighted to share our very first Cannabis Facilities focused section in this issue, which includes an authored piece from Morgan Fox of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), whose mission is to ”help member businesses have the information and resources they need to succeed in such a complex space.”

High-Profile will be exhibiting at the Northeast Cannabis Business Conference on Feb. 19 and 20 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.  We hope to see you there!

HP’s staff writer, Emily Langner, reports on the Resource Innovation Institute’s (RII) Cannabis PowerScore, and how the RII, policy makers, and companies like Anderson Porter Design are meeting Massachusetts’ energy goals and setting the standards for a responsible cannabis industry. Read the full story on page 14.

The printing of HP’s annual focus on Institutions and Schools in March will coincide with the Society for College and University Planning’s (SCUP) annual North Atlantic Regional Conference. The conference will take place on March 8-10 in New Haven, Conn. Our March issue will be available at the conference.  Learn more at

The Maine chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) will be holding its 2020 High-Performance Building Conference on March 26 in Portland, Maine. The best in the building industry will gather to share expertise on air barriers, the building envelope, new materials, technologies, strategies and more.  The event will feature four keynote speakers discussing building challenges and solutions, sessions on drone mapping and new code specifications, as well as a trade show of more than 40 exhibitors. Visit to learn more.

March is women’s history month, and High-Profile will be putting together a special supplement on women in construction.  There will be a variety of events to attend throughout the month.  We encourage you to check out our calendar of events or follow us on social media to see what the latest happenings are.

We hope you will participate in HP’s next issue!


Anastasia Barnes

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