Consigli Breaks Ground in Cambridge, MA
Consigli Construction Co., Inc. has broken ground on the new, 35,892-square-foot Cambridge stake center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which will ultimately become the headquarters of the Cambridge stake, representing a regional population of 4,000 Mormons worshipping in 14 area congregations. In partnership with Burt Hill Architects, Consigli will oversee construction of the steel-framed masonry building, which will feature a brick-clad exterior. Located on the corners of Binney, Rogers and Second streets in Cambridge, the site will incorporate an underground parking garage as well as ample green space with trees and a series of planting beds surrounding the building. The two-story, multipurpose structure will include classrooms, offices and meeting rooms surrounding a double-height sanctuary space in the center of the building. To the rear of the sanctuary is a cultural hall, which will be used mostly for social activities or as an overflow room if required for larger holiday services. In addition, the room features basketball hoops and anchors for volleyball nets. Other components include several offices for the volunteer ministry; serving areas with kitchen equipment; a room containing the baptismal font, used only for specific religious services; and 12 Bible study classrooms.