January 2013: On the Drawing Board
Fort Lauderdale performing arts center to experience upgrade and expansion; new office building in Virginia to house behavioral health services; and University of Pittsburgh planning biomed research center in Italy.
Massachusetts office building to seek LEED Silver designation
Margulies Perruzzi Architects is designing a new 160,000-sf, Class A office building in Norwood, Mass., that will seek LEED Silver certification. The building, scheduled for completion in spring 2013, will provide new office space for mutual insurance company FM Global, as well as facilities for a medical office tenant. Located on Route 1, the building will be part of an FM Global campus, allowing employees direct access to training facilities and other amenities in nearby existing company buildings. The four-story building has three primary entryways, including a covered drop-off area for patients, as well as a cafeteria and fitness center. Columbia Construction is serving as construction manager, and Hobbs Brook Management is the project’s developer and owner.