By SCN Staff
BOSTON—A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place in late September to dedicate the $35 million Leo J. Meehan School of Business building at Stonehill College in Boston.
More than 360 members of the Stonehill College community attended the event, which celebrated the three-story structure at the center of the campus quad. The Meehan School of Business building is a key part of a new campus revitalization effort.
The Catholic liberal arts college enlisted BOND to provide preconstruction and construction management services for the 63,450-square-foot business school home that is complete with cutting-edge technologies, adaptive, modern classrooms and collaboration spaces.
BOND worked strategically amid an occupied campus and was able to finish the project in just over a year. The company—originally formed in 1907— operates as a construction manager for academic, healthcare and life science clients and as a self-performing general contractor for the power and energy industry. Headquartered in Medford, Massachusetts, BOND has offices in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
“BOND values our longstanding relationship with Stonehill College, and we were honored to carry out the construction services for this innovative, new space,” said Frank Hayes, chief operating officer and president of the Building Division at BOND.
Added Dan Ramos, director of operations for BOND’s Building Division, “We strived to diminish any disruption and produce an environmentally-responsible learning establishment. The Meehan School of Business building will bring business learning to another level on an already bustling and vibrant campus.”
The Meehan School of Business building was made possible by trustee and benefactor, Leo J. Meehan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the W.B. Mason Co., Inc. A 1975 Stonehill graduate, Meehan has been a longstanding contributor to the College, its students and faculty. In June 2017, Meehan, along with his partners at W.B. Mason, Steven Greene, John Greene, and their company pledged $10 million to help fund construction of the project.
“This gift is a no-brainer,” said Meehan at the dedication ceremony. “Stonehill is a great school for business. I know, I hire their graduates. They’re very good.”