Baystate Wing Memorial Topping Off


Baystate Wing Memorial Topping Off Barr & Barr along with Baystate Health celebrated the “Topping Off” milestone on the new Wing Hospital Emergency Department in Springfield, MA. A steel beam with the signatures of our team, employees, physicians, community members and donors finalize this momentous occasion.  With construction expected to be completed in the Fall…

Williams College – North Building


Barr & Barr is currently in the preconstruction phase of the North Building project.  This building is a portion of the campus Science Center Renewal Project. With preconstruction on schedule, construction is expected to begin in the Fall of 2018. First phase of construction will include the demolition of the existing 90,000 square foot Bronfman…

Construction Management down to a Science – Amherst College, New Science Center


Construction is well underway on the four-story, 260,000-square-foot multidisciplinary science facility. Upon its expected summer 2018 completion, it will help place Amherst College among the most prestigious undergraduate institutions in research and teaching of the sciences. It will also mark another great achievement for Barr & Barr, with our long distinguished history in academia, our resume…

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…