Three Tishman Construction Projects Receive 2010 Boston Preservation Alliance Achievement Awards

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Ames Building, New England Conservatory Buildings, and John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse Recognized as Exemplary Preservation Projects in Boston

Three projects managed by Tishman Construction Corporation (TCC) have won 2010 Preservation Achievement Awards from The Boston Preservation Alliance, a nonprofit organization that protects and improves the quality of Boston's distinct architectural heritage. Tishman Construction is one of the world's leading builders and part of AECOM Technology Corp., a Fortune 500 provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world.

“We’re very proud that these projects won honors from the Boston Preservation Alliance, and are being recognized for the successful ways in which we have met the challenges of complex historic preservation,” said Daniel McQuade, President of Tishman Construction Corporation of Massachusetts. “We firmly believe in the importance of restoring and protecting historic buildings, while refreshing and improving them to endure long into the future with greater energy-efficiency.”

The Boston Preservation Alliance Achievement Awards are given annually to honor outstanding achievements in historic preservation and compatible new construction in Boston, as well as individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to Boston’s historic built environment. This year, Tishman Construction garnered awards for its work on exemplary preservation projects for the historic Ames building, which was converted from an office building into a boutique hotel, four New England Conservatory buildings, and the John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse.

Tishman Construction was recognized for its role as Construction Manager for the restoration and conversion of Boston's first skyscraper--The Ames Building, built in 1890--into the luxurious Ames, a 130-room boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown’s Financial District. Respecting the historic character of the building, the project included skillful restoration of the exterior masonry façade, window surrounds and moldings, and careful restoration of the lobby’s vaulted mosaic-tiled ceiling.

Also recognized by the Boston Preservation Alliance is Tishman Construction’s successful restoration of the facades and roofs of four of the New England Conservatory’s historic landmark buildings, including Jordan Hall, the centerpiece of the school (and one of Boston’s most prestigious venues). Focusing on authenticity and sustainability, exterior materials were matched as closely as possible for color, texture and appearance, and Tishman Construction installed many energy-efficient components, including a white roofing system on Jordan Hall, as well as the replacement of failed windows with either new wood windows or insulated aluminum windows, to match the historic nature of the buildings. Additionally, the Tishman team managed the many details of the historic restoration work with minimal impact on the school’s daily operations.

The third award went to the John W. McCormack Federal Building in Post Office Square for which Tishman served as Construction Manager. The original Art Deco-style building, constructed in 1933, was renovated for the new EPA regional headquarters, Department of Education, Bankruptcy Court, and other Federal offices. As a leading builder of LEED-certified projects, Tishman masterfully met the client’s sustainability expectations, and the project successfully obtained LEED Gold certification. This renovation set a new standard for the combination of historical preservation and modern-day sustainability.

About Tishman Construction Corporation
Founded in 1898, Tishman Construction Corporation ( is one of the world's leading builders, currently managing construction for the 1,776-foot-high One World Trade Center in New York and the new headquarters for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. Tishman is part of AECOM Technology Corp., a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM's 51,000 employees serve clients in more than 100 countries. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

Tishman Construction’s Boston office was established in 1983 to manage construction complexities for clients throughout New England. Its skilled construction professionals have built over 20 million square feet in the region.

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