Cooley, LLP Office Renovations

Gilbane delivered exceptional services for multiple law office renovations.

Law offices focus their renovations towards collaboration

Gilbane was selected to provide construction services for two high-end renovations of Cooley, LLP offices, both designed by Studios Architecture. Cooley, LLP needed space to encourage collaboration amongst its employees and clients as well as storage for the growing DC area offices.

The downtown DC office, located within walking distance of the Metro Center, included a new elevator lobby with back painted glass and ornamental metal, glass office fronts, cyber café, record storage, new training facilities, demountable partitions, linear light fixtures, porcelain tiles, and fabric panels. The design features existing exposed trusses throughout. The 16-week renovation project took place while the space is partially occupied.

Currently, Cooley occupies the 11th, 15th, 16th and17th floors of the Reston, VA building and took on additional space on the 14th floor as part of the renovation. The first phase of the project enhanced the current perimeter and interior offices and support areas to accommodate the approximately 130 employees working from the Reston office. Other upgrades included a conference center as well as a common room café. Gilbane’s dedicated focus on safety proved to be crucial during this renovation as portions of the 60,000 SF space remained occupied throughout the duration of construction. Additional renovations included a full restoration of the 15th, 16th, and 17th floors to include new offices, administrative areas, work rooms and support areas, as well as terrace upgrades to the building.

Duke University West Village Powerhouse

Gilbane transformed this historic landmark building into a modern work space for Duke University that draws in the industrial history of the city.

Renovation of historic building in downtown durham

Gilbane provided Construction Management at-Risk services for the renovation of the historic Powerhouse. The Powerhouse, located in Downtown Durham’s West Village, was originally constructed back in 1926 to provide electricity for the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company operations. Today it houses a vibrant environment for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program.

Scope of work on the 5-story tenant fit-out included renovations, minor site work and building envelope upgrades totaling 26,000 square feet. The project involved a complete renovation to the interior and exterior of this 90 year old historical landmark. This project is part of the overall University Facilities Master Plan.

The new design elements harken to the industrial past with exposed mechanical system. Workspaces were designed to include small meeting areas. The second floor offers a large, open collaboration area with expansive windows. New structural floors were inserted in the large volumes that housed the generators and turbines, but were held back from the outside wall to preserve the vast sense of space. Enclosed offices were given glass fronts and located in the interior to allow light to penetrate the open office areas.

Legacy at Brier Creek

With Gilbane’s experience in pursuing LEED® certification, we identify ways to reduce energy consumption and maximize operational efficiency.

Cutting-edge Class A Office Building in thriving raleigh/durham

In the fall of 2016, Gilbane broke ground on a new 121,000-square-foot Class A office building for Heritage Properties. The cutting-edge office building offers floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall panes allowing for abundant natural light. Other features include tenant lounge, fitness center, and outdoor terrace with grills. The project includes 518 parking spaces on site.

The 4-story building is centrally-located in the Brier Creek area of the thriving Raleigh-Durham markets in North Carolina. This convenient location within a master planned community will allow tenants to be within walking distance of many retailers, restaurants, shops and entertainment options and within 3 miles from residential areas.

“We are thrilled with the speed and quality of construction on Legacy at Brier Creek, and happy to see the project continue to move forward to be on schedule for delivery.  Once complete, the project will offer corporations modern, efficient office space within walkable distance to an abundance of restaurants, shops, and major thoroughfares.”

– Ryan Blair, Vice President | Development & Acquisitions, Heritage Properties, Inc.

The project is designed for LEED® Silver Certification. The space is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2017.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) Building 6, Robert W. Wilson Building

The latest expansion results in MASS MoCA being the largest contemporary art museum in the United States.

Restoring an occupied Historic cultural facility

Gilbane provided construction management at-risk services for the third phase of a comprehensive master plan for the mixed use redevelopment of a National List of Historic Places factory mill complex. The 13 acres of grounds in North Adams, Massachusetts, encompasses a vast complex of 19th century factory buildings and occupy nearly one-third of the city’s downtown business district.  MASS MoCA is ranked among the most visited institutions in the U.S. dedicated to new art and with the latest expansion it is the largest contemporary art museum in the U.S.

The scope of Phase III included the build out of 135,000 SF of interior space, ultimately doubling the space currently available, for museum galleries, performing arts facilities, public circulation and workshop and meeting facilities. Working adjacent to occupied galleries and collection storage areas, noise and dust control were of the utmost importance throughout the project. The team successfully avoided potential impacts to the operational facility through the isolation of construction areas and use of ample ventilation.

The project scope also required lighting and climate control flexibility and coverage throughout the space. New HVAC and lighting systems were specially designed for the exhibit spaces allowing for individual area controls and ability to increase or decrease lighting and temperatures, as needed for current and future exhibits.

Gilbane developed an on-site plan to ensure the safety of all museum visitors, staff, and the facility’s collections throughout construction. Work areas were isolated from the operational areas of the building and shutdowns were carefully coordinated with the owner. As available space for on-site deliveries was limited to a shared courtyard, the team communicated regularly with the owner through weekly meetings to coordinate and update team members on daily delivery schedules. Through the team’s collaborative efforts, the project remained on track without impacting daily operational activities.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Cultural Phase III, Building 6 was nominated for Gilbane’s 2016 Iver Johnson Builder of the Year award. The Iver Johnson Builders of the Year award is Gilbane’s highest honor for excellence in project management and is awarded annually to a team with on-site responsibility for a Gilbane project completed during the previous calendar year.

For more on Building 6’s architecture see the MASS MoCA link,

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, 270 Third Street Residential Tower

To power efficiency on Lean construction, Gilbane has invested in technology accelerators that were utilized to support the execution of this project and ensure aggressive schedule deadlines were achieved during record-breaking severe winter weather.

New High rise Residential tower in kendall square

Gilbane provided construction management services for the 105,000 square foot Residential Tower at 270 Third Street, in Kendall Square. The new nine-story tower encompasses 91-units and various amenities, including a pet spa, bicycle storage, retail and restaurant space with outdoor patio, and roof deck.

The site was extremely tight and logistically challenging.  The new tower was constructed to the sidewalks on three sides and is 30 feet from the adjacent building on the fourth side. Gilbane also managed the upgrade to the City’s surrounding infrastructure to support this new residential tower.

The residential tower is connected via an underground tunnel to the adjacent Alexandria Real Estate Equities 75-125 Third Street and includes an underground garage constructed by Gilbane.

Architects include DiMella Shaffer, Kleinfelder, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. and Payette Associates, Inc.

John C. Lincoln Medical Center Central Utility Plant

Through the use of laser scan, the project team was able to deliver this quick turnaround project within budget and on schedule.

New central plant building expands capacity for future expansion

Gilbane served as Construction Manager at-Risk for the construction of a new central utility plant at John C. Lincoln’s (Now HonorHealth) Medical Center Campus in Phoenix, Arizona. This fast track design encompassed 15,500 SF of space on the campus with a 7,900 SF facility.

The project included the demolition of an existing medical office building on the hospital campus, temporary utility connections, relocation of underground utilities, and the construction of a new central plant building to increase capacity for future campus expansion. The new central utility plant contains chillers, pumps, boilers, cooling towers, emergency generators, electrical distribution, and necessary support components. The central plant feeds chilled water and steam to heating and cooling systems throughout the hospital, for air conditioning, sterilizers and kitchen equipment. The existing central plant in the basement of the hospital was demolished and the existing equipment was relocated and/or replaced.

HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center is a 266-bed, not-for-profit community hospital, one of two within the John C. Lincoln Health Network.

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility

Early partnering through design-assist offers the opportunity to provide input into the project schedule, logistics planning, long-lead procurements, and construction phasing.

New state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility

Gilbane is providing comprehensive construction management services for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ new 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will supply drug substance for RNAi (RNA interference) therapeutics for Alnylam’s clinical and commercial needs. The facility is expected to be operational in 2018 and will initially employ approximately 150 new full-time employees.

Ryan Hutchins, Senior Vice President, Gilbane spoke of the groundbreaking, “The energy and excitement at the event was contagious and it is sure to grow as the new facility develops from a vision into reality. Construction involving biopharmaceutical facilities requires precision, vital documentation, compliance with stringent regulations and a superior commitment to safety.  The team we have dedicated to this project have exceptional depth of experience constructing biopharmaceutical facilities.  We are truly honored to be a part of Alnylam’s growth in Massachusetts.”

Arizona State University Tempe Campus Sun Devil Fitness Complex Expansion

This award winning project also had a perfect safety record with more than 180,000 incident free man-hours.

Fitness complex achieves leed platinum certification

Gilbane provided Construction Management at Risk services for a major, 84,500 SF expansion and renovation of the Sun Devil Fitness Complex at Arizona State University’s main Tempe campus. Along with partial renovation of the existing facility, the project included the addition of a two-court gym, a second-level multi-activity gym, strength training and fitness areas, a running track, office and therapy space, and a lounge area. The project was constructed in response to student demand and input.

While the goal for this project was LEED Gold, the project actually achieved LEED Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest designation. Gilbane was also the recipient of the Excellence in Masonry Architectural Award from the Arizona Masonry Guild.

Architects were Sasaki Associates and Studio Ma.

675 N. Highland Avenue Mixed-Use Development

The luxury mixed-use building will offer 125 high-end residential units and more than 12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

Located in the urban neighborhood of Poncey-Highland, the new development brings luxury residential Apartments and retail space

The new urban development offers 125 units of high-end residential apartments comprising of one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans and town home options. The mixed-use project includes 14,000 square feet of on-site, street-level retail, 7,000 square feet of office space and a 385-space concrete parking garage. Apartments are appointed with high-end finishes, such as 10’ to 11.5’ ceilings, quartz countertops in kitchens and baths, stainless steel appliances, and spacious balconies for every unit.

Amenities include a modern, heated outdoor pool with a lounging deck, fountain, bocce court, grill area, expansive club house and fitness center. The sustainable design features include Green Development Initiatives with energy-efficient windows, additional insulation, HVAC with internet-enabled thermostats and LED lighting and EV charging stations in the garage.

The high-profile project is located on N. Highland Avenue, a half block from Ponce de Leon Avenue in the popular Poncey-Highland neighborhood.

Waste Management Material Recovery Facility

The design and construction of the building allows for the incorporation of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced sorting equipment on the market today.

Value Engineering maintained project budget

Gilbane provided design build services for the 71,240 square feet Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Constructed on property owned and operated by WM Recycle America adjacent to the existing landfill in Surprise, Arizona, this MRF allows for a full truck tractor tipper directly into the enclosed tipping area. The design and construction of the building allows for the incorporation of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced sorting equipment on the market today.

The administrative facility contains office and conference space as well as locker rooms, a break area for workers, and a large education center. This educational center has video feeds from key areas of the material sorting area, tipping areas, and bailing area to allow a full understanding of the function of an MRF. There are also displays and computer kiosks for a full interactive experience. There are specific provisions within the education center to facilitate understanding by school-age children and the parking and driveways are specifically designed to accommodate school buses.

The project’s budget was managed and maintained through numerous constructability reviews and value engineering sessions with the owner, architect and Gilbane.

The eight-month fast-track project was integrated with the equipment design and delivery to allow simultaneous completion of the MRF building and equipment installation.

This project achieved LEED-NC Silver Certification.