NECC Allied Health & Technology Center


The Allied Health and Technology Building project in Lawrence, MA, consisted of the new construction of a 46,000 square foot educational space for the Northern Essex Community College. The new building includes general classrooms, computer rooms, conference rooms and specialty classrooms for instruction of skills pertaining to "Allied Health" professions. The facility contains simulated healthcare spaces such as exam rooms, patient rooms, nursing stations and trauma rooms in which students practice their skills on high-end simulated patients. The building also includes an actual ambulance car used for real-life simulation.

One highly complex and major component of the Allied Health project included the exterior façade systems. The building envelope is composed of standing seam metal panels, a terra-cotta rain screen system, corrugated metal panels, an exterior aluminum sunscreen system, a 2-story glass curtain wall enclosure at the building atrium, and storefront glazing throughout. The "zero tolerance" nature of the exterior systems required extensive coordination between multiple disciplines.


Project Information

Location: Lawrence, MA

Completion:  2014

Contract Value: $19 million

Size: 46,000 SF

Type:  New Construction

Owner: Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance

Designer: Miller Dyer Spears, Boston, MA

Delivery Method: CM-at-Risk (MGL Chapter 149A)

Awards & Honors: LEED Silver Certification

“This project faced many logistical and phasing challenges, and their commitment to the project was second to none. The team went above and beyond to keep the interests of the Owner and NECC at the forefront, and the result was an outstanding facility.”   

Robert Gray, DCAMM
NECC – Allied Health and Technology Building