Publisher’s Message: March 2021

One of two lab spaces for students to explore and learn at Conservatory Lab Charter School in Dorchester, Mass.

An Oxford dictionary entry defines the word “March” as “the progress or continuity of something abstract that is considered to be moving inexorably onward.” In other words, it is the continuation of something that can’t be stopped…like media. Like life.

Anastasia Barnes

That’s how I see this industry, life really. It’s unstoppable. Almost a year has gone by since the start of the pandemic and we’re all still here, in it together. High-Profile continues to be a resource for AEC news and a medium for professionals within the industry to share their insights, and we’re excited to see what this year will bring.

This month marks our first issue to include a J.E.D.I. (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) section, a recognition of its importance in our industry, and a place to highlight the people, companies and organizations that are implementing principles to further justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in their workplaces and communities. Turn to page 45 to check it out.

Heather Taylor, a campus planner and architect at Phillips Exeter Academy, kicks off our section on Schools and Institutions, featuring an annual update on the North Atlantic Region of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). This year’s event will be virtual and will take place from March 17-19.  Turn to page 14 to learn more about what this year’s conference will include.

I also want to bring to your attention a really cool story on page 30.  The Connolly Brothers, a construction management firm based in Beverly, Mass., has been working on the ongoing maintenance and restoration of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. since before WWII. That’s over 80 years that Connolly has worked with this client. If you’re a lover of history, this museum is worth the drive to the North Shore of Boston; it’s the oldest museum in America!

Residential prices are up and it’s all driven by demand. We look forward to hearing from the industry about multi-residential trends in HP’s next issue.

When you’re done reading our March issue, turn your eyeballs to our 24-page Women in Construction supplement!  HP’s editorial team is delighted with the response we have received for the supplement, and we’re excited to share it with you!

As always, enjoy the read,

Anastasia Barnes

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