Maugel and J.Calnan Complete Olympus OSSA 122,000 SF Restack

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Maugel Architects and J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A) announced the completion of the 122,000 square foot restack of Olympus OSSA in Waltham, Massachusetts. Olympus OSSA is a world-leading manufacturer of innovative non-destructive testing instruments used in industrial and research applications.  The Maugel-JC&A team had previously designed Olympus’ original interior fit-out in 2011.  The 2019 project entailed a nine-phase renovation of expansion and occupied space encompassing 12 departments and over 500 employees. STV|DPM served as project OPM with MEP/FP engineering services provided by WB Engineers and Consultants.


The master plan and interior design, led by Maugel Architects, optimized efficiencies across office areas to maintain proper adjacencies to manufacturing and lab spaces and enabled the consolidation of Olympus’ Newton facility into the Waltham location.  New amenity and collaboration areas were strategically located throughout the facility to foster productivity and social connection across departments.


The use of graphic wall coverings, bold textured accent walls, and dramatic mid-tone wood accents create a fresh contemporary space that reflects the branding of the industry leading firm. The creative use of LED lighting of varying styles add interest to the space. Soft flooring was used in differing patterns to delineate workspaces and enhance acoustics and aesthetics. Other spaces include 28 new conference rooms, gym and locker rooms, a film studio and demo area, and an enlarged redesigned kitchen and breakroom.


“The Olympus OSSA project illustrates the best in modern workspace design. We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Olympus OSSA and J. Calnan & Associates and were honored to be selected to design the master plan and interior design for the Olympus restack,” said Heather Merwin, Olympus project interior director for Maugel Architects.  “The Olympus OSSA team, led by Joe Welch and Jason Shapiro,  had a clear vision and worked closely with the design team to ensure the new space would not only function well, but provide a creative work environment rich in amenity hubs and collaboration areas that fostered productivity and employee well-being.”

We Build…® The Skating Club of Boston

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We Build…® Legacies 

JC&A, Troika, Northstar Project & Real Estate Services and AHA Consulting Engineers reached a significant milestone last month in the construction of the Skating Club of Boston’s all-new 179,000 square foot, state-of-the-art training facility. The final beam was raised into place during a “topping off” ceremony held at the site of the new building.

The multi-million dollar, three-rink facility will feature a sports injury prevention and strength training center, dance studio, club and team locker rooms, coaches lounge, ticket office, lobby café, Club trophy room, library, multiple guest areas and meeting rooms, and an apparel and equipment store.

“The transformation of this site in such a short amount of time is already so significant, and the raising of this final beam bring us one step closer to opening this beautiful and amazing facility next summer,” said Joe Blount, President, The Skating Club of Boston. “We are excited that so many Club supporters came out for the event today to celebrate this milestone. If it weren’t for them, this new facility wouldn’t be possible.”

The center of the action of the new building will be an Olympic-size arena called The Performance Center that will seat 2,500 spectators and host exhibitions, shows and competitions for figure skating and short-track speed skating. The second rink will be a dedicated figure-skating rink for training and competitive events with 1,500 seats, and the third will be an NHL-sized, multi-purpose rink with 400 seats, equipped for hockey play.

The new facility will also include the new Marilyn Kasputys Branch of the Micheli Center, a 7,000 square-foot area, designed by fitness, injury prevention and sports & wellness professionals, that will have private offices for athlete evaluations, examinations, physical therapy, x-ray imaging, sports psychology and nutritional counseling.
“We’re so proud to be part of this incredible project for the Skating Club of Boston. This state-of-the-art facility will not only be the envy of the skating world, but also athletic complexes across New England because of its modern design and features,” said Steve Robak, Executive Vice President and Partner, J. Calnan & Associates. “We’ve worked closely with The Skating Club of Boston and the entire project team for the past couple of years to ensure that this project will be completed on time and hit all the milestones for a successful opening next summer.”
The building is located at 750 University Ave. in Norwood, MA, about 20 miles southwest of downtown Boston.
The Town is excited to see this much progress with the development in such a short amount of time,” said Paul Bishop, Chairman, Norwood Board of Selectmen. “Norwood is looking forward to welcoming the thousands of new visitors who will be coming here once The Skating Club of Boston opens its doors next summer.”

More information about the new training facility, including a timeline of the project, renderings, live video feed of the construction site, and the Club’s full history can be found at


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JC&A Receives Community Involvement Award

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Quincy, MA  – J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A) was recently recognized at the 13th Annual Family Business Awards for business success, contributions to the community and industry, and innovative business practices and strategies and took home the Middlesex Savings Bank Award for Community Involvement.

The award was created to acknowledge a company that has had a notable positive impact on the local community.

JC&A gives back in various ways to charities and organizations that are meaningful to its employees and creates many opportunities for collective volunteerism.  The company has supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Champions for Children’s, United Way and The Jimmy Fund to name a few.

It also co-founders a nonprofit, Team IMPACT, with a mission to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team.

Team IMPACT children are drafted onto local college athletic teams and invited to become official members of the team from Draft Day through graduation.  Since its inception in 2011, Team IMPACT has over 2,000 children at more than 600 colleges and universities across the country!

CEO Jay Calnan accepted the award on behalf of the company and stressed the importance of having a strong community and how instrumental its community has been to the success of both JC&A and Team IMPACT.

“The people of JC&A have a keen understanding of how much help we received from our community in our 20+ years of business,” said Jay Calnan, Chief Executive Officer of JC&A. “We have successfully grown from a start-up company to an industry leader and are extremely cognizant of how instrumental our community has been in helping us to realize our goals.  Our community continues to inspire us every day to be the very best we can, and we feel strongly that it is our obligation to return that support in every way we can.”

JC&A has consistently been recognized for its work in the community.    The Boston Business Journal has ranked it among the top charitable contributors for the past 12 years and in 2014,  JC&A and Team IMPACT were recognized by as Partners of the Year for their continued work to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening illnesses by matching them with college athletic teams.

Click here to watch Jay’s speech. 


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We Build…® Legacies

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For more than a century, The Skating Club of Boston has inspired U.S. figure skaters with a forward-thinking approach and long-standing commitment to excellence. In keeping with this history, the Club is currently underway with an unprecedented expansion by constructing a new, three-rink training facility and performance center in Norwood, MA.
JC&A is working with Studio Troika, AHA Engineers, Northstar Project & Real Estate Services and the Skating Club of Boston. At a ceremony attended by the project team, Olympic athletes Scott Hamilton and Tenley Albright, club coaches, benefactors and Norwood town officials, the Skating Club officially “broke the ice” last month signifying the start of construction.
The new 180,000-square-foot training facility will feature three rinks, a sports injury prevention and strength training center, dance studio, club and team locker rooms, coaches lounge, ticket office, lobby café, Club trophy room, library, multiple guest areas and meeting rooms, and an apparel and equipment store.
JC&A is looking forward to delivering this legacy facility next summer that will form the foundation and benefit the entire figure skating world for the next 100 years!
Check out this video from the official “Ice Breaking” in Norwood.

JC&A Holds “Breakthrough” Event for Dicerna

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Lexington, MA J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A) held a “breakthrough” event signifying the start of construction for biopharmaceutical company Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dicerna, a leading developer of investigational ribonucleic acid interference (RNAi) therapeutics, is relocating its corporate headquarters and laboratories from Cambridge to 33 Hayden Aven., a building owned by Boston Properties. The 80,000 s/f facility, which is scheduled to open in fall 2019, comprises two floors of office space and one floor designated for laboratory usage. The tenant fit-out, designed by R.E. Dinneen Architects & Planners (REDAP), consists of 55,000 s/f on the second and third floors. The design maximizes the use of natural light and views with a completely open floor plan, intended to promote collaboration and camaraderie. Staying true to Dicerna’s values of openness and equality, there are no private offices in the space, and all workstations are equal in size. A variety of conference, meeting spaces and break-out areas provide ample opportunities for employees to choose alternative work areas. In keeping with the company’s emphasis on employee well-being, a new fitness center and yoga studio, as well as patios for outside activities, will complete the transformation of the new facility.

The new Dicerna biology/chemistry labs, consisting of 25,000 s/f on the first floor, occupy a previous tenant’s scientific facilities, but are being transformed and upgraded to meet Dicerna’s research & development facility requirements. Dicerna will use an existing three-story atrium, being renovated by base building architects Perkins + Will, as a company “Town Hall” gathering space for a variety of activities.

“We are excited to be a part of Dicerna’s transition to Lexington,” said Greg Lewis, project executive, life sciences at J. Calnan & Associates. “This is a milestone project for Dicerna to further advance their breakthrough therapies. Our team at JC&A, coupled with the design teams and sub-contractors, are focused on delivering this new state-of-the-art facility to Dicerna without impact or interruption to their science.”

The project team includes; owner’s project manager Anyi Strang of LJB Lab Planners; R.E. Dinneen Architects & Planners for tenant fit-out; AHA, project engineers; VHB for civil and landscape; Goldstein-Milano for structural; and Perkins & Will for base building architectural upgrades.

“At Dicerna, we work to create therapeutic breakthroughs using RNAi, and our new Lexington facility is itself a breakthrough that will enable our continued growth,” said Douglas Fambrough, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Dicerna.

“We designed our company to embody a ‘no-walls’ culture, continually breaking down barriers that can limit progress.  Our new facility’s open floor plan reflects that culture, providing the space we need to pursue our mission of developing new medicines that reduce disease burden for all patients.”


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F.P. Giglio Properties to transform Merchants Row into 10 acres of brand new streetscape retail

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Hanover, MA Immediately off Rte. 3 and just minutes from the Hanover Mall and major big box retailers in the area, a long-time retail landmark in the Hanover community will soon undergo a significant repositioning effort to provide brand new streetscape retail. Merchants Row, located at 2053 Washington St. along Rte. 53, has all the makings of a retail success – situated at a signalized intersection, benefitting from high daytime traffic, and located within a strong, south shore community – and local developer, F.P. Giglio Properties, looks forward to rolling out some big plans to re-energize the 10-acre site. Giglio, no stranger to similar underdog stories in the South Shore commercial office market (i.e., Bare Cove Corporate Center, Hingham; Ledgewood Office Park, Rockland/Hingham; Longwater Corporate Center, Norwell), has a knack for infusing tremendous value into assets that may have since waivered in performance. In the case of Bare Cove, for instance, the two-building office campus, which sits adjacent to the thriving Derby Street Shoppes, underwent significant cosmetic improvements in 2012-2013 and ultimately went from 20% to fully leased in less than a year.

“We are incredibly optimistic about our plans for Merchants Row,” said developer, Frank Giglio. “As a fellow South Shore resident and consumer, we feel we understand the market, why this 70-year-old strip mall has become less relevant in recent years, and ultimately what kind of development will once again reinvigorate the project.”

Giglio plans to scrape the existing, 65,500 s/f, two-story center and reintroduce three single-story buildings, connected by a combination of beautifully landscaped green spaces and parking. Intended to keep customers engaged and shopping longer, the green spaces will be equipped with yard games and simultaneously serve as community spaces for farm stands and other weekly pop-ups.

The redevelopment to single-story retail and incorporation of more green space will result in a slightly decreased overall rentable square footage to 62,000 s/f, but it is a strategic trade-off as today’s consumers are increasingly drawn to outdoor connector spaces. The rise of the outdoor, mixed-use shopping centers – like the south shore’s Derby Street – proves that consumers are experience-driven, and therefore seek out retail centers that can deliver this “essence” even before setting foot in an actual store or restaurant on the premises.

JC&A Names Trull Partner

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J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A) one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in world-class pre-construction services and challenging construction projects, is pleased to announce that Vice President, Scott Trull has been named Partner.

Mr. Trull has been with JC&A for ten years, managing teams on more than 250 corporate office projects of all sizes. His commitment to clients and dedication to the successful outcome of every project has directly contributed to JC&A’s ability to cultivate repeat relationships with high profile clients including Amazon, Parexel, Boston Properties, EMC, Pegasystems, Reebok, GE, SanDisk, Polycom, Philips, and Liberty Mutual to name a few.

Mr. Trull also has extensive experience in the academic sector. Over his 20+ years in the industry, he has worked on projects for universities such as Towson University, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and his alma mater Brown University.  He has been instrumental in furthering JC&A’s existing relationships in both the higher education and the secondary school markets through our work with Boston College, Bentley University, Babson University, Tufts University, Malden Academy, Phillips Academy, Notre Dame Academy, The Park School, The Guild School, Shady Hill and Newton Country Day School.

“Scott’s business acumen, passion for JC&A, and work ethic can only be matched by his personal character and unwavering commitment to always doing the right thing. His elevation to Partner reflects his achievement, contributions, and accomplishments within our organization, as well as the industry as a whole,” said COO Mike Crowther.

“I am honored to join the partners at JC&A as we continue building this first-class organization. The firm has always operated with the highest integrity, putting the client’s needs first at every turn, and committing to the development of its employees. Being able to impact JC&A’s growth and strategy from the partnership level is very exciting,” said Mr. Trull.

Mr. Trull joins Partners Jay Calnan, CEO; Jim Cahill, President; Mike Crowther, COO; Tim Kelly, CFO; and Steve Robak, EVP.  He will continue to deliver for our corporate clients while also focusing on the advancement of our academic sector and JC&A’s strategic initiatives including employee training and development, technology tools, and overall processes and procedures.

Mr. Trull holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Brown University.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.

J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the Northeast. For 20 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Adidas, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts eleven years in a row and CoreNet Global New England Chapter has recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year” two times. More information can be found at

J. Calnan & Associates, Northstar Project & Real Estate Services, Packard Design and WB Engineering complete global headquarters for Kronos

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Lowell, MA J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A), Northstar Project and Real Estate Services, Packard Design and WB Engineers recently completed the global headquarters for Kronos, one of the world’s largest enterprise software companies, generating more than $1 billion in annual revenue with more than 30,000 customers – including half of the Fortune 1000 – using Kronos workforce solutions across more than 100 countries. Kronos recently relocated its headquarters from a three-building campus in Chelmsford – where it called home since 2000 – to its new space, uniting nearly 1,500 Massachusetts-based Kronites under one roof across more than 500,000 s/f.

Kronos now occupies 16 floors – including the entire first tower, dubbed the Kronos Tower – in what will total a $68 million renovation of the former home of Wang Laboratories.

Working collaboratively with Kronos, JC&A, Northstar, Packard Design and WB Engineers, created a high-performance workplace of the future to inspire collaboration and innovation with hundreds of meeting rooms and open scrum spaces; technology; separate user experience (UX) and hardware labs; a customer community center; and a 30,000 s/f amenities floor called The Hub, featuring a full-service barista, an IT bar for helpdesk support, an indoor park, library, and gaming area – all overlooking an outdoor Kronos-branded sports court.

Other key partners for this project included: Anchor Line Partners, Delorey Contract Interiors, Environments at Work/Haworth Inc., and Cushman & Wakefield.

“JC&A is tremendously proud to be part of the Kronos story and look forward to watching them flourish in their new home.  This truly was a team effort and we’re fortunate to work alongside some of the best partners in the industry,” said Stephen Robak, executive vice president/partner, with JC&A.

Vince Devlin, chief procurement officer at Kronos said of the team, “Trust, transparency and a work ethic that put the client first” were the keys to the success of the project.

Aron Ain, CEO, Kronos said of their new global headquarters, “Our new home stands as a symbol of Kronite dedication, ingenuity, innovation, and caring for our customers. Without our terrific team members, none of this is possible. On our 40th anniversary, we officially open the doors to a global headquarters befitting of the Kronos culture, the company we’ve become, and the inspiring people who call Kronos home.”

TriNetX Moves to Expanded Headquarters in Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — TriNetX, the global health research network for healthcare organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, and Contract Research Organizations (CROs), announced a move into their new, expanded headquarters in Cambridge to accommodate their rapidly growing business. The state of the art space promotes improved collaboration among the TriNetX team members and enhances TriNetX’s ability to service its clients and partners.

The yearlong project involved moving from 8,200 square feet to a 20,000 square foot office space, upstairs in the same building at 125 Cambridgepark Drive. The TriNetX team has grown from 20 to 75 and the company had outgrown its existing space.

“We wanted to stay in Cambridge because of the proximity to our clients and partners, and it allows us to retain our talented group of employees,” said Chris Fraser, Vice President, Finance & Administration who headed the relocation project. “It was equally important that the new space reflected our personality and aligned with our corporate values around teamwork, creativity and wellness.”

The new space features an open office concept, but also includes numerous huddle rooms, phone rooms, conference rooms, and a library—all fully equipped with the latest in audio/video collaboration tools. Each workstation features a sit-to-stand option desk. The focal point of the new headquarters is a centrally located café that provides a convenient area for employees to interact out of the direct workspace.

A key feature of the new space is the Network Operations Center (NOC). This is a wall of large screen displays that monitor a variety of activities including the health of the network, real-time visibility to the TriNetX platform, and the operating status of the TriNetX appliances located at healthcare organizations all over the world.

“This allows us to keep a close eye on our network and systems,” said Fraser. “It also helps us monitor our devices in the field to make sure they are operating properly. We can keep an eye on client activity so we are better prepared to respond to the needs of our clients and partners.”

TriNetX leveraged a team of vendors to help facilitate the move including Freudenheim Partners Real Estate, STV/DPM for project management, IA Interior Architects to help design the space, J. Calnan & Associates to build out the new offices, and Creative Office Pavilion to supply all the furniture and workstations.

About TriNetX
TriNetX is the global health research network enabling healthcare organizations, biopharma and contract research organizations (CROs) to collaborate, enhance trial design, accelerate recruitment and bring new therapies to market faster. Each member of our community shares in the consolidated value of our global, federated health research network that connects clinical researchers in real-time to the patient populations which they are attempting to study.

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Seawolves introduce Team IMPACT’s Adrianna Oliva as newest member of the program

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STONY BROOK, N.Y. – The Stony Brook swimming and diving program welcomed its newest member to the program on Thursday afternoon with the signing of 13-year-old Adrianna Oliva of Stony Brook, N.Y.

Oliva connected with the Seawolves’ program through Team IMPACT. She was diagnosed in 2006 with an Ependymoma Brain Tumor.

Team IMPACT’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing serious and chronic illness through the power of team bonding. The Boston-area national non-profit organization paired Oliva with Stony Brook’s program, making her an official member of the team. Oliva will attend team practices and games, as well as other team events throughout the season.

Stony Brook swimming a diving opens its 2017-18 season on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Vermont. The University announced the return of Stony Brook’s Swimming and Diving program for the 2017-18 academic year on Sept. 4, 2016, following a five-year hiatus due to multi-million dollar renovations to its indoor pool facility.

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