Windover Construction Recognized with Project Awards from Preservation Massachusetts and CMAA – New England
Windover Construction was recently honored with two awards for excellence in construction, a 2015 Paul E. Tsongas Award and a 2015 Construction Management Association of America – New England (CMAA) Award.
The Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts was the recipient of the Tsongas Award for an extensive renovation completed in August 2014 by Windover and designLAB architects. Presented by Preservation Massachusetts, this award recognizes the people “behind the scenes” of historic preservation projects.
Originally founded in 1873, the Cape Ann Museum is home to world-class art and artifact collections including the largest collection of Fitz Henry Lane paintings, an important early to mid-19th century New England artist who lived in Gloucester. The renovation transformed the museum’s galleries, main entry, and administrative space, as well as provided significant mechanical upgrades that have improved lighting and environmental control within the gallery walls. The Tsongas Award celebrates the deep appreciation the Windover-designLAB project team held for the history of the space while bringing it into a modern context.
“We’re delighted for the Cape Ann Museum and proud to have been their partner in restoring what is one of the most significant museums in New England,” said Lee Dellicker, Windover’s President and CEO. “Although Gloucester may be considered historic today, at its height, the city was on the cutting edge of marine and shipyard technology. We wanted this legacy to inspire the renovations throughout the museum.”
This spring Windover Construction was also awarded a 2015 CMAA Project of the Year for the Lower School and Dining Addition at Brookwood School in Manchester, Massachusetts, completed with architect Siemasko+Verbridge.
The project consisted of a 26,000 square-foot addition featuring lower school classrooms, a large atrium connector space, and expanded dining hall. Despite construction being completed while school was in session, the project finished three months ahead of schedule. Windover made it possible for the school to embrace the entire building process, not just the finished product, by helping to incorporate construction into the school’s curriculum. The CMAA Award recognizes the collaborative and innovative approach adopted by Windover for the project as well as the challenging technical nature of its construction.
“It was a wonderful learning opportunity for Brookwood and for us,” states Windover Vice President, Stuart Meurer. “Engaging the students on a daily basis in the construction process actually made it less of a distraction and created a real opportunity for innovation.”
Windover creates sophisticated custom homes, state of the art commercial and institutional spaces and urban multi-family communities, all executed with a passion for attention to detail. The winner of numerous industry awards, Windover’s skilled team of professionals possesses a deep understanding of the construction process and collaborates with clients to provide an exceptional experience from inception of their project to completion. The firm is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts, and works with clients throughout New England. For additional information, call 978-526-9410; visit the company website at www.windover.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Left to right – Jen Hocherman, Kevin Hansen, and Jen Robitaille accepting the Construction Management Association of America – New England (CMAA) Award.
Left to right – Presenter, Peter Gourdeau, Charlie Mann (Windover Project Manager), Frank Vanzler (KVA), and Presenter accepting the Paul E. Tsongas Award.