Connolly Brothers Wins DBIA-NE Award for Massachusetts Academy Project

By Eric Althoff

BEVERLY, Mass.—Construction management firm Connolly Brothers has been awarded the New England chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA-NE) Silver Award for its design-build work at New England Academy’s new South Shore campus, located in Marshfield, Mass.

Earlier, Connolly was selected for the 40,000-square-foot buildout at New England Academy’s North Shore campus in Beverly, Mass., built in 2014.  Based on that successful project, the firm was tapped for the South Shore campus, whose campus offers laboratories, classroom space, administrative offices and a full-service gymnasium complex.

Connolly was recognized for the rapidity of its design-build model, which brought the South Shore campus from conception to completion in less than a year.

“Were it not for our confidence in Connolly’s ability to get the job done right, we would not have been so bold in pursuing an expedited timeline,” New England Academy CFO/COO John Vogus said.  “Many additional students’ needs can now be met in this new educational and therapeutic setting.”

Connolly worked with such partners on the South Shore campus as electric and plumbing engineering firm BLW Engineers, structural engineers JSN Associates, civil engineer Stenbeck & Taylor, Inc., framing contractor Shawnlee Construction, framer Metro Walls and McDougall Bros. Enterprises, which provided additional site work.

“Thank you to New England Academy for once again entrusting us with your campus needs,” Jay Connolly, president of Connolly Brothers, said of his company’s work.  “We value this honor and appreciate DBIA’s work in promoting the highest professional standards — ‘design build done right’ — in our field.”

Connolly Brothers previously received the Design-Build Institute of America for its work on Great Marsh Brewing Company and Harmonic Drive’s regional manufacturing headquarters.

“Connolly Brothers has been a great partner in helping New England Academy achieve its campus dreams and providing a space where our students can flourish,” added New England Academy Founder and Executive Director Dr. Ryan Plosker.