Cambridge War Memorial Building


The Cambridge War Memorial Building Renovation project consisted of a complete "gut" renovation of this existing 3-story, 152,000 square foot building. The project encompassed the War Memorial athletic complex and the adjacent, connected Field House, which was occupied throughout the construction period. In addition, the work took place at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, which is directly connected to the Field House and was fully operational throughout the project.

The scope of work included: hazardous material abatement; complete replacement of all MEP systems, partition walls and interior finishes; new, steel framed, 5,000 square foot mechanical roof top penthouse addition; extensive concrete repair work; new sprinkler system; new utility services; new security system; new, full-facility locker room facilities; new and restored terrazzo floors; complete roof replacement; window replacement; masonry re-pointing and restoration; and new site improvements.

Project Information

Location: Cambridge, MA

Completion: 2009

Contract Value: $25.6 million

Size: 152,000 SF

Type: Renovation & Addition

Owner: City of Cambridge

Designer: HMFH Architects, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build (Chapter 149)

Awards & Honors: 

- 2009 AGC Build New England Award

- 2009 Honor Award from the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association

- LEED® Silver certification

“W.T. Rich Company once again demonstrated their excellence and commitment on this project. W.T. Rich is fair and reasonable; they help you get the mission accomplished, and they consistently demonstrate a team effort. Job after job, their performance and the project results are consistently the same – outstanding. As a result, once again, a W.T. Rich-managed project was a huge success.”

Alan Burne, City of Cambridge
Cambridge War Memorial Building