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ULI Boston: December Member Lunch – 50+60 Binney St, Cambridge

December 7, 2018
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Brown Rudnick
One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111 United States
Sara Marsh


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Join us for the December member lunch to hear from SGA and how they incorporated Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) to complete 50+60 Binney Street.  Totaling 900,000 square feet, 50+60 Binney Street, two 10-story, hybrid laboratory-office buildings were built for Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE), and are the gateway to the Alexandria Center at Kendall Square.  Tenants began occupying the development in April of 2017.

By integrating the design, development, and construction teams, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) enables the design team to complete projects on schedule and under budget. A collaborative process was formed and spearheaded by Michael Schroeder, where SGA’s architects, ARE representatives, Turner Construction, and major sub-contractors worked together as one team to design and construct the buildings.



Michael Schroeder CCM, Partner, Director of Virtual Design and Construction
As Partner and Director of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Michael brings together design and construction teams to proactively solve the unique challenges facing large developments. Michael has led the VDC process for 50+60 Binney Street in Kendall Square, Autodesk’s BUILD Space and Two Drydock Avenue in Boston. With a background in architecture and software engineering, his skills blend the boundary between architectural design processes, computer programming and building construction. He was also a lecturer at Harvard University, where he explored topics in parametric design and taught courses on Building Information Modeling.



John Sullivan AIA , Partner, Director of Architecture
John leads SGA’s architecture studio, managing the firm’s major commissions in the mixed-use, office, life sciences, and higher education sectors. His creativity and commitment to design excellence have resulted in SGA’s award-winning contributions to the built environment.  As Partner and Lead Designer, John oversees the firm’s large-scale master planning commissions focusing on truly understanding the client’s goals and delivering a unique and creative design response to each challenge. John is also committed to nurturing SGA’s design culture and leads several of the firm’s internal initiatives, playing a key role in the mentoring and community outreach programs.




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