Union Square

Union Square 2.0 is a 200,000 sq. ft. future mixed-use life sciences facility, designed by SGA, and is the first significant commercial building in the area in decades.

Team Sunrise’s scope on this one includes the entire unitized skin of the building.

Proud to have teamed up with Gilbane/SGA/Union Square on the completion of this state-of-the-art designed facility.

The full project scope includes:

  • Unitized CW by ES Windows using Tecnoglass glazing
  • Porcelain Panels by Porcelanosa
  • Corrugated Panels by Morin
  • Fiber Cement Panels by Equitone
  • Accent Aluminum Plate Panels by Pure and Freeform
  • Roxul insulation
  • Penthouse Insulated Metal Panels by Kingspan
  • Screenwall Perforated Panels by Morin – A Kingspan Group Company
  • Louvers by Construction Specialties
  • Interior Storefront by EFCO Corporation
  • Light Gauge Metal Framing

Education First HQ

Sunrise was proud to team up with Skanska USA, Wilson Architects, and EFEKTA Three, Inc. on this design-assist project at the new North American headquarters of Education First (EF).

Located in North Point in Cambridge along the banks of the Charles River, the new 11-story structure consists of 261,727 sq. ft. of general office, educational and restaurant space and a 64,700-sq. ft., three-level, above-grade parking garage.

The design and construction teams used Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) to collaborate on a number of innovations to improve quality, efficiency and schedule for both the core and shell and the fit-out of the new construction.

We are honored to have played a role in bringing the intended design vision to fruition.

Sunrise’s full scope of work for the EF III project included:

  • 50,000 sq. ft. of unitized curtain wall, aluminum doors and glazing (C.I Energía Solar ESWindows)
  • 9,000 sq. ft. of ACM panels (Arconic)
  • 15,000 sq. ft. of corrugated and perforated metal panels (Morin – A Kingspan Group Co.)
  • 1,000 sq. ft. of louvers (Airolite)

Special shout-out to C.I Energía Solar ESWindows for the awesome pictures!

399 Binney St.

Located within the One Kendall Square office and retail campus in Cambridge, this 172,500 sq. ft., mixed-use building features office, lab and retail space.

Sunrise’s scope of work included:

  • 23,000 sq. ft. of aluminum curtainwall, glass and glazing
  • 1,000 sq. ft. of aluminum sunshade
  • 2,000 sq. ft. of custom ipe sunshade
  • 1,200 sq. ft. of ipe soffit panels
  • 7,000 sq. ft. of phenolic panels
  • 8,000 sq. ft. of ACM panels
  • 7,000 sq. ft. of louvers and louver screens

Suppliers included EFCO Corp., Tecnoglass glass, Advanced Architectural Products, Trespa, Arconic Corp. and Construction Specialties.

89A St.

Located at Founders Park (formerly Center 128) in the heart of the Newton-Needham (N-Squared) Innovation District, this two-story, 260,000 sq. ft. office building recently underwent a major transformation and is now the international headquarters of SharkNinja, the maker of class-leading Shark vacuums and the innovative line of Ninja kitchen appliances.

For the exterior, the design incorporated a coppery, steel-like cladding with randomly interspersed perforated panels between solid ones, giving the building a new visual identity. The perforations in the cladding also provided another opportunity for natural light to penetrate the space.

Sunrise’s scope for this project included the entire zinc facade, ACM soffit, ACM fascia, and corrugated panels.

E Street Self Storage

Completed in 2013, this four-story, 100,000 sq. ft. modern self-storage facility in Boston’s Seaport District houses almost 1,000 units of storage space that is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, secure access, and a climate-controlled environment.

Sunrise was responsible for the cladding of the building, which greatly contributes to the energy efficiency of the facility. For both functionality and design, Kingspan’s Optimo insulated metal panel was selected for the building enclosure — an aesthetically appealing solution that has been known to greatly increase a building’s curb appeal.

The install was a complete success for SEI and truly made the facility stand out against the many conventional self-storage structures already operating in this market.

New England Carpenters Center

Completed in 2010, the new headquarters of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters (since renamed as the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters) is a “can’t miss” landmark for thousands of daily commuters on the Southeast Expressway.

The project was led by Suffolk Construction, who converted an abandoned factory into a LEED-registered, three-story office building and training facility. The long frame building incorporates both traditional and modern architectural influences, with an attention-grabbing, contemporary façade on the highway side and a more traditional wood design on the neighborhood side. The southern face of the building features a large “transparent” LED display that is used to promote the carpentry trade and the hiring of union carpenters and contractors. In addition to housing NASRCC offices, the 74,000 sq. ft. facility also includes a state-of-the-art training center, classroom space, multiple conference rooms, and a vision center serving union members and their families.

Sunrise Erectors fabricated and constructed all exterior systems for the center, as well as all interior glazing. Sunrise’s systems included the “dry” aluminum composite panel rainscreen system, the western red cedar tongue-and-groove rainscreen system, storefront, curtain wall, aluminum and glass entrances, insulation, and AVB.