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Center for the Advancement of Public Action

Center for the Advancement of Public Action
Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

Daniel O’Connell’s Sons (DOC) managed construction of this three-building complex, designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. Faced with Vermont marble, these buildings include state-of-the-art design and unique architectural elements. DOC worked closely with the college and project designers to allow maximum flexibility for changes while keeping the project on schedule. Attention to detail ensured uncompromised quality.

Taunton Trial Court
Taunton, Massachusetts

Located in a densely-populated section of this urban city, construction of the new Taunton Trial Court required intensive collaboration between DOC, project team members, adjacent businesses, and the existing court, which was fully operational throughout construction. Accurate and workable construction schedules were critical. The new court house, designed by Leers Weinzapfel Architects, contains eight courtrooms and is a comprehensive justice center for Bristol County.

Gateway II

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, Massachusetts

DOC is currently the Construction Manager-at-Risk for Phase II of this 12-acre, mixed-use site for life sciences and biotech companies. Upon completion, Gateway Park will feature five life sciences buildings totaling 550,000 square feet of flexible, adaptable lab space.

O’Connell Development Group (ODG) was selected by WPI as the developer/owner for Phase II of Gateway Park . This $44 million undertaking includes a mixed-use space for life sciences and biotechnology incubators and adaptable lab space to meet the needs of academic, commercial and research organizations. Gateway II, with approximately 92,000 sf , will house such tenants as the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center, the Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, WPI’s Fire Protection Engineering Department and the WPI School of Business.

Boston Harbor Clean-up
Boston, Massachusetts

In 1988, New England Fertilizer Company (NEFCO) was assigned one of the country’s largest-ever wastewater clean-up challenges: Boston Harbor. For more than 100 years, sewage sludge polluted the harbor, endangering wildlife and preventing recreational use. Using a unique biosolids drying process, NEFCO processed and reused more than 600,000 tons of biosolids, cleaning up the harbor and contributing to its overall transformation into what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls a “great American jewel.”