AVEO Pharmaceuticals

AVEO Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, MA DH Project Management's Scope Project Duration: 16 months, on-goingSquare Footage: 220,000Project Type:Headcount: 85Summary:After having assisted the client with several small relocation projects, AVEO’s departing Facilities Director asked Dowling Houy to provide services as the interim Facilities Director and Project Manager until significant construction projects and at least one major lab move were accomplished. The new corporate headquarters building was still in the design phase, and cost projections tracked at several million dollars over budget. After two weeks of due diligence, Dowling Houy recommended that the client change the construction team on the project in order to reduce the projected costs to meet the original budget, and still achieve workable labs, office spaces, and an Animal Care Facility (ACF). Owner's Project ManagementThe new completion date for the headquarters project was four months beyond the expiration of the client’s lease for its existing 70,000 sf ACF and labs. ...Read More

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Investment Technology Group

Investment Technology Group Boston, MA DH Project Management's Scope Project Date: 3rdQuarter 2008Square Footage: 60,000Product Type: FinanceProject Type: OPM, Relocation ManagementHeadcount: 125Project Duration: 9 MonthsSummary:DH was hired in the fall of 2008 as the overall project manager for a complicated two-phase project consisting of the following: Owner's Project ManagementPhase ICoordinated the installation of a stand-by emergency generator:This location is a BCP site for ITG, a 600KW emergency generator was required to be designed and installed to support trading as well as serve as a BCP site for other locationsData Center: The data center supporting the trading floor and software development is approximately 2,500 square feet and was designed to serve ITG through the full term of their leaseTrading Floor: An approximately 50 seat area with room for expansionThe entire trading floor is connected to the emergency generator to insure business continuity in the event of an emergencySupport offices: One floor ...Read More

UMASS Lowell

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES AND UNIVERSITY CROSSING Lowell, MA DH Project Management's Scope Project Date: 3rd Quarter 2012 & 1st Quarter 2014Square Footage: 69,000 HHS / 90,000 UCProduct Type: Higher EducationProject Type: Relocation, Contractor Management, FurnitureHeadcount: 70 Faculty / 150 AdministrativeProject Durations: 7 months HHS / 8 months UCSummary:HSS: Dowling Houy (DH) was hired August 2012 to relocate the Psychology, Criminal Justice and Nursing departments to the newly constructed HSS Building located on South Campus.University Crossing: DH was engaged in early 2014 to relocate 14 departments including the Office of the Chancellor, Admissions & Enrollment, all the departments reporting to Dean of Students, and the campus Bookstore from locations throughout the campus to the newly constructed University Crossing. Relocation ManagementHSS: Created the Equipment / Move Matrix, Packing & Tagging Instructions and Welcome PacketsThis has subsequently become the template used by the University’s Project Management Depart.Furniture Coordination University Crossing:Coordinated and managed nine ...Read More

Dedham Medical Associates

Dedham Medical Associates Dedham, MA DH Project Management's Scope Project Date: 2nd Quarter 2012Square Footage: 80,000Product Type: Mixed Use- Multi-tenant Office/Medical Exam RoomsProject Type: Ground-Up ConstructionHeadcount: 200Project Duration: 15 monthsSummary:DH managed the relocation of Dedham Medical Associates (DMA) to a new state-of-the-art LEED accredited Medical facility. The new facility includes lab, office, exam, radiology procedure and waiting rooms. DH managed the move planning, furniture procurement and relocation of DMA’s contents and equipment resulting in a smooth transition of clinical and patient space completed on time and on budget with no disruption to business. Owner's Project ManagementBuilding and Contractor CoordinationRepresented client at weekly construction meetingsCollaborated with the GC to coordinate schedules to eliminate conflict with construction activities and ensure timely completion of project.Space yield-up planning.Coordinated broom sweep, final walk through and space return to building.Furniture and Equipment ProcurementFurniture Inventory /Asset Disposition –DH inventoried existing DMA assets.Coordinated removal, sale and donation of ...Read More

Boston Heart Diagnostics

Boston Heart Diagnostics Office and Lab DH Project Management's Scope Square footage: 47,276 Laboratory Space / 42,150 OfficeProject Type:Headcount: 200Project Duration Summary:DH was hired in October 2012 to assist Boston Heart Diagnostics (BHD) with their re- stack and build out project. Having occupied their space for less than one year, BHD’s growth required the relocation of their 5th floor administrative space to a newly acquired space on the first floor of their current building while simultaneously renovating the former admin space to house their Pre- Analytical / Genetic / Chemistry labs. Upon completion of the 5th floor work, BHD began the re-design and build out of the 4th floor for the HDL / Agarose and lab office expansion. Project ManagementLed all preliminary programming meetings with the lab and administrative departments to understand the anticipated growth for each groupCommunicated information to the architectural firms for the design processesWorked with the furniture vendor ...Read More


National Center on Time & Learning / MASS2020 Boston, MA DH Project Management's Scope Project Duration: 5 monthsSquare Footage: 10,000Project Type:Headcount: 32Summary:Dowling Houy (DH) was engaged to assist this non-profit’s VP of Finance and Administration as the overall headquarters project director for this small but growing agency. We served as the owner’s rep throughout the project, guiding them through a design of the selected tired-looking facility to take advantage of the building’s character while providing natural light throughout the new spaces. The landlord selected its general contractor, and DH worked closely with both parties to obtain additional improvements at no additional cost to our client, including a newly custom-built reception station, more glass interior walls, and additional paint work. The completed spaces exceeded Mass2020’s expectations and the project were completed ahead of schedule and on budget (zero construction costs for Mass2020). ServiceMass2020 had inherited well aged furniture in its prior ...Read More

Wolf & Company

Wolf & Company Boston, MA DH Project Management's Scope Project Duration: 12 monthsSquare Footage: 32,000Project Type:Headcount: 170Summary: Dowling Houy was hired early on as the overall project director for this active mid-sized CPA tax and accounting firm. The project assignment was to serve as the owner’s rep for Wolf throughout the project, guide them through an in-place renovation of their tired-looking space in a Class A Office, LEED Gold Building and build out an additional 5,000 square feet on an adjacent floor as expansion space. Lease negotiations were underway with the existing landlord and Dowling Houy contributed to the final stages of the lease and work letter negotiations, ensuring Wolf’s best interests were met and the maximum dollars towards build out and new construction were obtained. Owner's Project ManagementDeveloped two alternative strategies for implementing this project.Wolf selected the one which minimized disruption to their ongoing business while still meeting their desired end ...Read More

SAPPI Fine Paper North America

SAPPI Fine Paper North America Boston, MA DH Project Management's Scope Project Time Frame: 12 Month EngagementSquare Footage 35,000Project Type:Headcount: 75Summary:Dowling Houy was competitively selected as the overall project director. The project assignment was to serve as the owner’s rep for Sappi throughout the project. Lease negotiations were underway for 1.5 floors of a mid-rise in the Waterfront area of Boston. Dowling Houy contributed to the final stages of the lease and work letter negotiations, ensuring that Sappi’s best interests were met and the maximum dollars towards build out were obtained. Construction ManagementCreated and updated the project’s schedule and budgetAttended and/or lead all project meetingsSupported:IT planningFloor plan development and approvalsLandlord relationsSappi had an existing architect, so Dowling Houy worked with the landlord to maintain this relationshipOwning the GC Services, the Landlord handled the RFP selection, but Dowling Houy vetted and added to the pre-approved pool of GC’s on Sappi’s behalf ...Read More

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Boston, MA DH Project Management's Scope Project Time Frame:Square Footage: 5,500Project Type: Tenant Improvement Build-OutHeadcount: 45Summary:Dowling Houy was hired as project director for this tenant Improvement project assignment, as owner’s rep for the client throughout the project. Dowling Houy contributed to the final stages of the lease and work letter negotiations, ensuring RIW’s best interests were met and the maximum dollars toward build out were obtained. Contract ManagementCreated and updated the project’s schedule and budgetLed all project meetingsSupported:IT planningFloor plan development and approvalsLandlord relationsManaged RFP selection for architectural servicesNegotiated enlarging the pool of landlord general contractorsConstruction ManagementOversaw GC work throughout all construction phases including punch listFurniture ProcurementRecommended and supported key furniture and technology (Cabling, Telephone, Security, A/V, etc.) vendorsMonitored furniture selection, scheduling, delivery, and installation through punch listRFP selection for disposition/ liquidation of the former location’s assetsCreated a detailed inventory and reuse plan for all furniture ...Read More