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BEST AEC FIRM 2011: Chapman Construction/Design

BEST AEC FIRM 2011: Chapman Construction/Design

Taking sustainable practices to heart.


By By Robert Cassidy | December 9, 2011
Best AEC Firms 2011 Chapman Construction/Design
Chapman Construction/Design professionals on the job. Commercial interiors make up 80% of its work. Nearly half the firms staff
This article first appeared in the December 2011 issue of BD+C.

Based in Newton, Mass., Chapman Construction/Design is a 54-person firm specializing in sustainable construction management and consulting services for corporate, education, and medical/biotech clients.

Founded in 1984, Chapman provides its employees with quarterly industry-specific training seminars on building science, new methods and materials, and LEED accreditation preparation. Nearly half of all employees—26 of 54—have earned LEED AP status.

As further evidence of its commitment to sustainability, the firm completed a LEED-CI Platinum renovation of its 12,000-sf headquarters office. The project has been recognized as the first Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources case study for a near-net-zero commercial building.

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With 80% its work in commercial interiors, Chapman has provided pro bono new construction and building improvements for numerous local nonprofits and community organizations: Project Hope, the Learning Center for Deaf Children, Dimock Community Health Center, the Home for Little Wanderers, and Rosie’s Place, a women’s shelter.

Look for a more extensive report on Chapman Design/Construction in an upcoming issue of BD+C.

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