The City of Boston Selects Gilbane to Construct New Dearborn 6-12 STEM/Early College Academy in Roxbury
Boston, MA – January 29, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston have selected Gilbane Building Company to provide Construction Management at-Risk Services for the construction of their first new school building in more than a decade. The project award was made to Gilbane in association with Roxbury-owned partner Janey Construction Management. The project will be a collaboration between the COB Property and Construction Management Department, Jonathan Levi Architects, Daedalus and Gilbane. Funding for the project will come from the City of Boston and the Massachusetts School Building Authority.
“The new Dearborn school is a tremendous economic opportunity for the City of Boston and specifically for residents in the Roxbury neighborhood. Together, Gilbane and Janey look forward to making this project a huge success and a source of pride for its students, for the neighborhood and the City of Boston for years to come,” said Ryan Hutchins, Senior Vice President, for Gilbane.
The school will be transformed into a science/technology/engineering/math (STEM)-focused school for grades 6-12 preparing students for early college access and will include cutting-edge science and engineering labs. The school will be built on the Dearborn school’s current site on Greenville Street. Dearborn has temporarily relocated its classrooms to Burke High School in Dorchester.
A few blocks away in Dudley Square, the City of Boston will soon open the Bolling Municipal Building. The on-going construction of the building has provided many jobs for Boston residents and is a significant economic stimulus to the neighborhood and surrounding businesses. “We look forward to building on the success of the Bolling project, creating more jobs and reinvesting more money back into our local economy,” noted Mayor Walsh. “STEM careers are some of the fastest growing in Boston and it’s important that we provide high-quality education and learning opportunities to prepare students for the jobs of today and of the future.”
Construction will start in the spring of 2015 and will be completed for the 2017-2018 academic year.
About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane is the #1 builder of K-12 in the nation with a number of successful projects here in Massachusetts. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane provides a full slate of construction services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.
About Janey Construction Management and Consulting
Founded in 1984, JANEY is a Roxbury-based firm providing a range of construction services. JANEY’s portfolio includes construction management and consulting services for commercial and residential projects across Greater Boston. From building to managing, and consulting, JANEY has maintained a solid reputation of delivering quality and excellence for over 21 years. JANEY’s success is based on their history of achieving the goals and vision of clients by providing them with the expertise and services required for each project. For more information, visit www.janeyco.com.