808 Memorial

Team Sunrise is wrapping up a 240,000 sq. ft. re-clad of two 1970s-era apartment buildings, located at 808-812 Memorial Drive, along the Charles River in Cambridge.

The existing façade was a mix of flat and corduroy concrete and faced several water infiltration issues. Sunrise was brought in on a design-assist basis to aid in the design and renovation of the existing buildings.

Sunrise installed new structural attachments back to the floor slabs, allowing for unitized insulated metal panel sections to be mounted outboard of the existing face of the concrete.

Custom extrusions were created to integrate pre-glazed windows into the system and allow for the existing windows to be removed from the interior after the exterior work was completed.

Full scope of work included:

  • ES Windows Unitized CW System
  • Sunrise Erectors, Inc. Unitized Panelwall System
  • Tecnoglass glazing
  • Kingspan Global Designwall2000 horizontal IMP panels
  • Kingspan Karrier IMP backup wall panels
  • Vitrobond 4mmFR ACM in 3 custom finishes
  • Hilti Group CP 637 Firestopping Mortar
  • Hilti EOS Quickseal Floorslab fireproofing
  • Hilti fasteners/anchors

Clippership Wharf

Sunrise teamed up with Lendlease and The Architectural Team (TAT) on construction of this vibrant, new mixed-use community on a previously underutilized section of the East Boston waterfront.

Consisting of four buildings on 12 acres, the development includes 478 residential units; a mix of community, restaurant, and recreational uses; and direct access to the waterfront with some of the most striking views of downtown Boston along the Boston Harbor.

The goal of the Clippership Wharf project was to transform the site into an active, publicly accessible extension of Maverick Square and the surrounding East Boston neighborhood.

Sunrise installed more than 100,000 sq. ft. of Trespa wall panels — in six different colors — along with ACM panels, soffits, canopies, and a Corium brick rainscreen system with two glazed colors.

Brandeis University New Residence Hall

Sunrise teamed up with Bond Brothers and William Rawn Associates on this design-assist collaboration for the newest residence hall at Brandeis University, Castle Hall.

SEI was brought in to help vet material choices, colors, and to aid in value engineering the project back to budget — a process that involved the construction of multiple different mockups at our fabrication facility in Canton. The mockups were designed to swap out different window systems, panel types, colors and materials to help aid in the selection process.

SEI also played a key role in the detailing of the various façade components, which helped ensure an efficient installation while lowering costs for the client.

The product scope included: Aluminum curtainwall (C.I Energía Solar ESWindows), aluminum vents, aluminum composite panels (Vitrabond), framing, insulation, air and vapor barrier, expansion joints, fire stopping, louvers, and interior glass and glazing (Tecnoglass).

Special thanks to ESW for the great pictures!

1085 Boylston St.

Located in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, this six-story, 28,860 sq. ft. apartment building contains 30 rental units, a parking garage with 10 spaces, eight surface parking spaces, and a green roof that is accessible to the building tenants and their guests.

Sunrise’s scope of work included custom finish aluminum composite rainscreen wall panels, storefront door and entrance, glass canopy, architectural louvers, and installation of windows provided by Hamilton Construction Corp.

315 A Street

Located in Fort Point Channel, this 202-unit, newly constructed residential tower is one of the tallest apartment buildings in Boston’s burgeoning Seaport District.

The building consists of a variety of unit types ranging from 450 sq. ft. studios to one- and two-bedroom apartments, along with a ground floor common area, five levels of parking, a fitness center and roof deck.

Sunrise’s scope of work consisted of about 20,000 sq. ft. of metal panels cladding this 21-story tower. The project included both zinc flat lock panels and a composite aluminum rainscreen system. Sunrise installed all materials outboard of the sheathing, including AVB, primary and secondary furring systems, exterior insulation, and the finished panels.

Castle Square Redevelopment

Located on Tremont Street in Boston’s South End, Castle Square Apartments, originally constructed in the 1960s, is a 540,000 sq. ft., mixed-use property consisting of affordable residences and retail space.

Sunrise teamed up with CWC Builders and Elton + Hampton Architects on this major renovation — a project that was able to preserve 500 units of affordable housing for current and future working families of Boston. The property consists of four mid-rise buildings and 19 townhouses containing one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments.

As part of the renovation, the development underwent a deep energy retrofit and was awarded LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Sunrise’s scope of work included the complete exterior panel system, AVB, window/door removal and replacement, and caulking.

Urbanica 691

Located on Massachusetts Ave. in Boston’s South End, this 45,000 sq. ft. luxury development features 40 residential units ranging from loft studios to one- and two-bedroom condos to luxury penthouses. The architect’s design intent for the development was to honor the historical context of the neighborhood while also recognizing the ever-evolving culture of the city. Sunrise was able to assist in that vision through the installation of the complete NBK terra cotta façade with EFCO curtainwall.

Roger Williams University New Residence Hall

Opened in the fall of 2009, this 120,000 sq. ft., LEED-certified facility has brought new life to the north end of the Roger Williams University campus. Winner of the 2010 Building Design + Construction Gold Award, the North Campus Residence Hall offers on-campus apartment and suite-style living for 350 upperclassmen.

Sunrise’s scope included composite zinc faced panels (rainscreen system), Trespa panels, wood-grained phenolic panels, corrugated panels, curtainwall window and storefront systems, all-glass entrances, interior all-glass railings, and louvers.

45 Province Street

This 31-story, mixed-use residential building in Boston’s Midtown Cultural District features 25 stories of luxury condominiums, ground floor retail, and a parking garage. Hailed as a modern classic, the building was designed by Bruner/Cott & Associates and was the recipient of the 2009 New England Design Award from the American Institute of Architects. Sunrise was responsible for the entire metal panel scope for the exterior façade.