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Issue Date: 2/23/2009, Posted On: 2/22/2009

Lee Kennedy Co. Completes LEED-Certifiable Building for Simmons College

QUINCY, Mass. – Lee Kennedy Co. recently completed the $63 million Simmons College School of Management and Academic building - its 12th successful project on the campus of this prestigious college. 


Lee Kennedy Co. utilized top-down sequencing and slurry wall construction to efficiently complete the project in an aggressive 20 months while working in the hub of the Simmons campus. This approach enabled separate building operations above grade and below to occur simultaneously, ultimately allowing the underground garage to operate while construction continued on the building above.


Designed by Boston-based Cannon Design, the School of Management and Academic building is 38% more efficient than similarly sized buildings. The facility features a green roof to lower heating and cooling costs, roof vegetation to absorb and filter rainwater, enhanced indoor air quality, underground parking to maximize green space, and restroom facilities that reduce water consumption by 34%. The college is pursing LEED® Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program.


The five-story, 66,500 square-foot facility houses offices, classrooms, study spaces and an Executive Education floor. The building also is the final piece of the newly-formed campus quad, which consolidates all five of the college’s graduate schools onto one campus location at 300 The Fenway. A new 715-car below-grade garage was also included in the scope of work.

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