BSA Accessible Design Award: Framingham State University Science Complex Addition and Renovations


This four-story new building connected to an existing facility presents excellent execution of both a complex site program and a complex building program, though site design is its greatest strength. The client’s commitment to universal design is reflected by their willingness to take on the topographical challenge of removing eight full feet of grade to…

Ribbon-Cutting Held for Renovated Old Chapel at UMass Amherst


Barr & Barr recently completed the restoration and renovation of UMass Amherst’s 1885 iconic Old Chapel building.  With a brand new facelift this building reopens its doors after 20 years to students, faculty and staff. The three story building is a masonry and wood-framed structure with rusticated masonry facades and a sloped slate roof. Structural…

Director of Operations of our New England Region Travels to China


Stephen Killian recently traveled to China with Michael Hinchliffe, Associate Principal of Payette Associates to inspect the production of 22,000 SF of custom glass curtainwall which will be installed by NOVUM Structures for the Amherst College New Science Center Project.  The trip led them to Gnt Glass which is 60km north of Shenzhen China where…

Director of Operations of our Mid Atlantic Region Travels to Mexico


Thomas J. LePage traveled with several members of the Cornell team to Guadalajara, Mexico to the Cristacurva factory where they inspected the custom glass being manufactured for The Bloomberg Center. Given its elliptical shape and signature design for the front of the building, our team inspected the quality of the glass to ensure there was no…

The Bloomberg Center is one of “The 9 Best University Buildings around the World” according to Architectural Digest


Barr & Barr is currently managing the construction of this unique 4 story, 160,000 SF, academic building for Cornell’s NYC Tech Campus located on Roosevelt Island in New York. The Bloomberg Center will provide graduate students, faculty, and administrators with a new facility for research and education. The building design reflects Cornell’s goals of creativity…

Amherst College – New Science Center, Amherst, MA


Construction has begun on this new four story 250,000 SF state-of-the-art Science Center.  Working towards a 2018 completion date the new facility will include department commons, classrooms, science and research teaching labs, library, cafe and informal learning areas for students. This project will aim for an energy use index target of 99 kbtu/sf/yr.

Crum and Forster – New Headquarters, Morristown, NJ


Barr & Barr is excited to announce that construction is underway for Crum and Forster’s new Headquarters project.  This will be a complete gut and “re-skin” of their existing four story building transforming the structure into a modern “Class A” Headquarters.  Concurrently to the renovation will be the construction of a brand new 500 space…

Eastern Connecticut State University — Fine Arts Instructional Center, Willimantic, CT


The students of Eastern Connecticut State University have settled in and been enjoying their new state-of-the-art Fine Arts Instructional Center. This new facility includes three floors of varying performing art spaces: First Floor: 400-seat Concert Hall 254-seat Proscenium Theatre 125-seat Black Box theatre A new art gallery will feature guest, faculty, and student art exhibitions…

MetLife Investment — New Headquarters, Hanover Township, NJ


Barr & Barr recently completed the new Headquarters for MetLife Investment and met its anticipated opening of August 2016.  This four story 200,000 SF office building was constructed on an 11 acre site adjacent to our recently completed Bayer Pharmaceuticals Headquarters facility.  The building includes office space, open collaborative work spaces, conference rooms, a full serving kitchen and…

South Nassau Communities Hospital — Emergency Department Expansion, Oceanside, NY


Barr & Barr was recently awarded the South Nassau Communities Hospital Emergency Department Expansion project. This is southern Nassau County’s only Trauma Level II Center. Looking to continue their state-of-the-art emergency care to the residents of the South Shore, this project will increase the Emergency Department’s square footage from 16,000 to 30,000 square feet. This…