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Compass Receives Preservation Massachusetts Award for Boston University Myles Standish Hall

May 13, 2019

Compass Project Management, along with the entire Project Team, is proud to be awarded the 2019 Paul & Niki Tsongas Award by Preservation Massachusetts for its work on the Myles Standish Hall & Annex at Boston University.

The Project Team included members of Boston University, Compass Project Management, MDS/Miller Dyer Spears, Shawmut Design & Construction, R.W. Sullivan Engineering, Souza True & Partners, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Nitsch Engineering, Haley & Aldrich, and Copley Wolff Design Group.

Since 1988 Preservation Massachusetts’ highest honor, the Paul & Niki Tsongas Award, has recognized the very best in historic preservation efforts, individuals and achievements across the Commonwealth.

Below is an excerpt of the write-up presented at the Preservation Awards Dinner on May 8, 2019:

The renovation of the Myles Standish Residence Hall and Annex represents the template for smart renovation of historically-sensitive buildings. Preserving an historic landmark and enriching the student experience were the focus of the project. The historic Myles Standish Hall and abutting Annex had served as BU housing since 1949.

The renovation of Myles Standish Hall was an important achievement for both BU and its partners. Marking one of the most significant historic preservation projects in the campus’ history, the project made for quite a story. None of the tremendous project successes would have been possible had the design/build team members not adopted the characteristics of a high-performance team.

Recently, the project team was honored with the Silver Award for Building Construction from the Design Build Institute of America New England Chapter. The project is on track for LEED Gold Certification. Green building features include all new LED lighting with occupancy sensors and new low-flow and aeration fixtures/ The renewed MSH will use approximately 40.7% less energy than the baseline building, per the final result of the energy model. It is also projected to use 42% less water than the baseline. This project preserves a beloved campus icon, readying it to proudly serve the BU community for years to come.

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