Whitinsville Christian School - New Fine Arts Center & Gymnasium
JMC, working with Dixon Salo Architects, constructed Whitinsville Christian School's new 33,000 sf fine arts center and gymnasium. The theater includes a professional audio and acoustical system and provides a modern new space for the school's performances and musical productions. The gym is home to Whitinsville's boys and girls basketball teams, and hosts a variety of other athletic events.
Performing arts theater – stage, seating, curtains, lighting system, audiovisual system
Gym – bleachers, basketball court, scoreboard, athletic equipment, training room
Lobby (joins theater and gym) – concession area and trophy display case
10,000 sf addition with enclosed connection bridge
Patio, ramp, handicap parking, new road and sidewalks
Three-phase design-build construction
Extensive site clearing
Existing gas service extension
Location: Whitinsville, MA Value: $12.6 million Size: 33,000 sf Delivery Method: Design-Build Architect: Dixon Salo Architects Consultants: Nextstage Design, Acentech Studio A
JM Coull served as construction manager for a number of projects at Concord Academy (an independent college preparatory school) located in the heart of historic Concord located in the heart of historic Concord. The 39-acre campus serves 400 students in grades 9 through 12, and brings a focus on creative problem solving and expression to its curriculum. The renovations provided students, faculty, and staff with updated spaces while still maintaining the historical aesthetics of downtown Concord.
“Bride's House" - renovated to accommodate school's administrative o ces
Headmaster's House renovations
Student center expansion and renovation
Location: Concord, MA Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk
JM Coull completed renovations to six Smith College residence halls under this “summer slammer" project.
Upgraded student rooms
Renovated dining facilities
Updated common areas
Location: Northampton, MA Value: $1.3 million Delivery Method: Design-Build Architect: J. Ferrera Associates
“JM Coull's construction team worked tirelessly to bring our student housing upgrades to completion on time and under budget. Thank you!" – Karla Youngblood, Project Manager, Smith College
The Discovery Museums
Museum Renovation & Expansion
JM Coull was selected by The Discovery Museums for its 17,000 sf, multi-phase renovation and expansion project. The new spaces will enable the Museums to provide visitors with enhanced hands-on learning experiences. The project also achieves Discovery's mission to get children outside to play and explore their natural environment.
Phase 1 – "Discovery Woods" ADA-compliant fully accessible playscape featuring a nature trail, willow tunnel, community swing, rain garden, and treehouse (built by The Treehouse Guys)
Phase 2 – 9,000 sf science museum addition and renovations, providing much-needed square footage for new and current
exhibits. These new spaces support the museum's commitment to authentic,
hands-on learning through play by focusing on early brain development,
inventing/tinkering, math, and water & air
Location: Acton, MA Size: 17,000 sf Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk Architect: Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
Landscape Architect:Lemon|Brooke Landscape Architecture
University of New Hampshire - Gables Apartment Renovations
Gables Apartment Renovations
JM Coull renovated 101 apartments in the Gables A, B and C apartment buildings as a “summer slammer" project. JMC updated kitchens, entry closets, common rooms, bedrooms, vanities, showers, toilets, and interior corridors as well as the main hallway on each floor.
3 buildings comprising 101 suites with 1,134 total rooms
54,000 total man hours
1,440 gallons of paint used
63 windows removed and installed
350 workers (at a minimum) involved
1,599 cabinets installed
153,990 sf carpet/tile/VCT installed
14,850 countertops and sill installed
All work completed in just 68 days
Location: Durham, NH Contract Amount: $6.7 million Size: 101 apartments Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk Architect/Engineer: Harriman Architects and Engineers
University of New Hampshire - Smith Hall Renovations
Smith Hall Renovations
JM Coull transformed a former dormitory on the UNH campus into office space for several departments. The new space houses the Admissions Department, Counseling Center, the Center for Academic Resources, and Disability Services for Students.
Office ce suite
Improved energy e ciency (digital controls, upgraded light xtures)
Fire protection system upgrades
Location: Durham, NH Size: 27,500 sf Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk Architect/Engineer: Warren Street Architects
University of New Hampshire - Imaging Core Facility
Imaging Core Facility
JM Coull constructed UNH's Imaging Core Facility, located within the university's Instrumentation Center. The project involved relocation of UNH's transmission electron microscope to the space, as well as lab renovations to accommodate students' research. The space is primarily used by UNHs' chemistry and molecular, cellular, and biomedical sciences departments, but is available to industry and other academic institutions.
Demo & reconstruction of existing storefront and stairwell
Relocation of existing fume hood
New mechanical system & controls upgrades
Process piping (involved underground trenching from adjacent building utilities)
Exposed, painted overhead piping
“Cloud" acoustical ceiling tiles
Location: Durham, NH Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk Architect: Port City Architects Engineer: Allied Engineering
Boston University - Robotics Laboratory
JMC developed an existing ground–floor-level, vacant space into a new state-of-the-art robotics engineering R&D lab in BU's Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC). The lab is equipped with the latest technology and enables faculty and students to design, develop, and test their projects.
1,000 sf experimental arena with netted cage, 50 infrared cameras, and short-throw projectors
Lab/bench space for equipment and tools
Open work space and collaboration areas
Fully integrated MEP/IT system, including LED lights, snorkel exhausts, compressed air lines, and video monitoring system
Location: Boston, MA Size: 5,000 sf Delivery Method: General Contracting Architect: Wilson Architects
Boston University - College of Arts & Sciences Renovations
JMC renovated four traditional classrooms on the lower level of the CAS building to create two new lecture halls totaling 2,900 sf. The tiered-lecture setting in each room was designed to enhance professor/student interaction with clear visibility that accommodates student and faculty needs.
Combined four CAS classrooms into two large lecture halls
Modern, updated finishes
New audio/visual systems featuring "smart" technology
Strategically placed white boards for collaboration
MEP systems upgrades
Location: Boston, MA Value: $1.2 million Delivery Method: General Contracting Architect: Wilson Architects
Northeastern University - Egan Engineering/Science Research Center Laboratories
JM Coull provided gut renovations to six laboratories in the Egan Engineering/Science Research Center – Labs 157, 160, 216, 230, 231, and 464. JMC worked with Northeastern's commissioning agent to perform functional testing of all MEP systems and to ensure labs were operational prior to move-in day.
5,600 sf total
Complete renovations to six labs
New fume hoods with occupancy sensors to control exhaust flow and sash positions
MEP system upgrades
New epoxy flooring
Extension of existing nitrogen line from loading dock tank farm to Lab 231 and provision of future tees and valves for other labs
Aluminum & glass storefront to support Northeastern's "Science on Display" campaign
Location: Boston, MA Delivery Method: General Contracting Size: 5,600 sf Architect: Linea 5 Engineer: BR+A and RW Sullivan
Northeastern University - Mugar Life Sciences Building & Forsyth Building Projects
JMC performed renovations to multiple classrooms, offices, and laboratories in the Mugar Life Sciences Building and Forsyth Building totalling more than 7,300 sf. The labs provide students and faculty with updated space to conduct a variety of important research, and the upgraded lecture hall and offices offer modern learning and working environments.
Mugar Lecture Room 201 (1,700 sf) – upgrades to 187-seat lecture hall that serves science and engineering students
Forsyth Engineering Offices (3,700 sf) – complete renovation of existing labs to create office space for engineering department
Nanomaterial Lab for Catalysis & Advanced Separations – the renovated lab enables faculty to work with nanostructured materials for applications in clean and renewable energy
Polymer Chemistry & Nanobiotechnology Lab – interdisciplinary lab for research of preventative and therapeutic vaccines and drugs that can be released at specific times or when an external trigger is applied
Location: Boston, MA Value: $2.1 million Size: 7,370 sf Delivery Method: General Contracting Architect: Wilson Architects
Northeastern University - Hayden Hall 009 Classroom Renovation
Hayden Hall 009 Classroom Renovation
JM Coull renovated two classrooms in Hayden Hall 009, which involved demolition of flooring and abandoned utility piping, conduit, ductwork, and junction boxes. Existing equipment and furniture were also removed from the space.
4,300 sf total
New casework partition with equipment storage dividing two classrooms
“Idea paint" marker board paint on select surfaces
Upgraded MEP systems, including light fixtures & ceiling-mounted over- head projectors
Glass storefronts in each classroom
Vibrant, modern color palette
Accelerated schedule on busy college campus
Difficult access to project space, requiring careful arrangement of deliveries
Location: Boston, MA Size: 4,300 sf Delivery Method: Construction Management at Risk Architect: Linea 5 Engineer: BR+A
Northeastern University - Lifespan Emotional Development Laboratory
Lifespan Emotional Development Laboratory
JMC constructed the Lifespan Emotional Development Laboratory (LEDlab) to accommodate the research of an incoming psychology professor at Northeastern University. The lab provided a new space for research on the links between attention and emotion throughout the adult lifespan to determine how individuals of different ages manage their emotions. Research is also performed to determine what role attention plays in emotion regulation and maintenance of well-being.
Open work space
Eye tracking technology
Strict acoustical requirements
Work performed during evenings to accommodate operations in adjacent spaces and office/labs above and below LEDlab
Project completed on aggressive schedule within an active, occupied academic building
Location: Boston, MA Delivery Method: General Contracting Architect: Wilson Architects
“I'm writing to thank you and your team for your expert work in constructing the state-of-the-art Lifespan Emotional Development lab (LEDlab) for our newest faculty member in the Psychology Department, Dr. Derek Isaacowitz. Your team was mindful of the needs of others in the department as the construction process unfolded and was flexible in terms of scheduling specific aspects of the project so as to impact our ongoing research and teaching as little as possible. We now have a highly functional new laboratory in a key area of research – and a happy new faculty member." -Joanne Miller, PhD, Psychology Department Chair, Northeastern University
Northeastern University - Mugar Life Science Building
Mugar Life Science Building
The Mugar Life Sciences Building is home to the Psychology, Biology, and Chemical Engineering Departments, as well as the College of Pharmacy that houses numerous laboratories and classrooms. JM Coull completed multiple projects within this occupied building while keeping the facility accessible throughout construction.
Monaghan Lab – new space for investigating the cellular and molecular basis of complex tissue regeneration through the study of axolotl salamanders, which can regenerate many limbs and organs
College of Science Student Center Services – advising suite updates, including advisors' offices, help desk, reception area, and study room
Biological Surface Engineering & Microfluidics Lab – (702 sf) renovation for lab for designing microfluidic devices for applications in clinical diagnostics & regenerative medicine
Medicinal & Natural Product Chemistry Lab – (1,320 sf) the updated lab provides research space for students and faculty in developing antidotes for multi drug-resistant bacterial infections
Location: Boston, MA Value: $1.65 million Size: 8,000 sf Delivery Method: Design-Build & General Contracting Architect/Engineer: Northeastern University
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Construction management, design-build, and general contracting firm specializing in new construction and renovation projects in the life sciences, education, healthcare, commercial, advanced technology, and institutional industries.