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October 14, 2021 Mayor Janey, Boston Fire Commissioner Dempsey Cut Ribbon on New Firehouse

As Boston’s first new firehouse in 30 years, the City invested $23.5 million into the Engine 42, Rescue 2, District 9 building in Roxbury. Mayor Kim Janey, Fire Commissioner John Dempsey and Boston Fire Department firefighters today celebrated the ribbon ...

  October 12, 2021 9:58am

Excited to celebrate this milestone. #ribboncuttingceremony #bfdrescue2 #bostonfire #engine42 @nitscheng @deborahmyers_la sandbornhead , Engineers Design Group, #garciagaluskadesousa @thorntontomasetti

December 16, 2020 Garage in Lowell’s Hamilton Canal District opens just in time for snow

OPM services were provided by D+W for the City's new 903-space, six-story parking garage.

  October 11, 2021 9:46am

On this Indigenous People's Day, we are honoring those who came before and educating ourselves about the history of where we live. https://native-land.ca #burlingtonvt #newburyportma #indigenouspeoplesday #abenaki #wabanaki

  October 5, 2021 4:34pm

Programming the Pollard Middle School with Needham staff yesterday, on our way to imagining a space that better suits the needs of teachers and students. On this World Teachers’ Day, we celebrate teachers around the world and affirm our commitment to improving teaching and learning conditions in our corner of the world. #worldteachersday #thankyouteachers

December 10, 2020 AIAVT Announces Dore + Whittier’s Dave Mentzer as Recipient of the John Dale Award

About the John Dale Award This award was collectively established after the loss of this year’s AIAVT President, John Dale. John, a lover of books and friend to many, was also a thoughtful leader and socially responsible member of his ...

  September 16, 2021 8:53pm

Coming soon, Boston's first new fire station in 30 years. #bostonfire #bostonengine42 #bostonbuildingandbridge

September 25, 2020 Mayor, Boston Fire Commissioner Celebrate Beam Raising on New Firehouse

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Fire Commissioner John Dempsey and Boston Fire Department firefighters today celebrated the final beam raising on the first new firehouse built in the City of Boston in over 30 years. The construction of Engine 42, ...

  September 9, 2021 1:47pm

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September 18, 2019 Boston Engine 42 Groundbreaking

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn, and members of the community gathered today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first new firehouse built in Boston in over 30 years. The groundbreaking of Engine 42, Rescue 2, District 9 Firehouse, represents a $23.5 million investment for the City of Boston and Roxbury...

May 6, 2019 Taunton breaks ground on long-awaited new Mulcahey school

Link to the Taunton Gazette Article

  July 1, 2021 10:55am

Excited to welcome the newest addition to the D+W team! Ron brings a wealth of passion and experience!

April 24, 2018 D&W receives the 2018 Ed Kirkbride Award for Planning & Design from A4LE

On Friday the 13th, 2018, The Association for Learning Environments awarded Dore & Whittier Architects its Ed Kirkbride Award for the Lester J. Gates Middle School at its regional conference in Baltimore, MD. The Gates Middle School won the award...

  June 11, 2021 3:41pm

Help support the Burkinshaw family, a near and dear extension of our own D+W family, this Saturday at the 2021 Bert Spofford Tournament. @tritonvikingsbaseball @pentucketathletics #georgetownmabaseball #newburyportfire #fightcancer #helpfindacure #bertspoffordtournament @burkie1218

October 31, 2017 Scituate’s New Public Safety Building

The existing Scituate Police Station was built in 1959. While structurally sound, it no longer functioned as needed for a modern department. Its deficiencies included inadequate workspaces, security for personnel and records, and confidential interview rooms; it also lacked storage ...

  December 31, 2020 12:25pm

Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a safe and healthy new year. #doreandwhittier #newyear #newyear2021

  December 23, 2020 3:24pm

How is it possible this year has gone so quickly and so slowly at the same time? One day it feels like it should be August and the next it feels like March was years ago. Anyway, Merry Christmas! Here’s to a new year and new possibilities. And, best of all, spending time with each other again. #doreandwhittier #2020cansuckit #merrychristmas #happyholidays #happynewyear

October 31, 2017 Scituate’s new Lester J. Gates Middle School Applauded for Design and Innovation

Scituate Public Schools envisioned a new or renovated middle school facility as an opportunity to transition to a project-based learning model and to change the District’s grade configuration from a grades 7-8 intermediate school to a 6-8 middle school. The ...

October 31, 2017 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Westwood Fire Station

Dore & Whittier was selected to complete a Master Plan for the Town’s public safety facilities. As the Town had determined that the Fire Department could adequately continue to service the new University Station development from Islington Center, D&W explored ...

  December 17, 2020 2:01pm

Nearly a week ago now we received word that our dear friend and colleague, Dave Lopatich, had passed away. Dave had retired from D+W - but not left. From his new home in Arizona he continued to clip magazine articles on interesting projects or products and send them to staff. He would also check in on projects and how people were doing. His relentless optimism and love of the profession and this firm will be missed greatly. #doreandwhittier #rip #greatdesigner #greatarchitect #greatartist #greathumanbeing

  December 10, 2020 10:57am

Happy Hanukkah! Wishing everyone a safe and healthy holiday. #doreandwhittier #happyhanukkah #hanukkah #festivaloflights #eightcrazynights

September 13, 2017 D&W Designer’s work Included in 2018 Families First Calendar

Our own David Lopatich, AIA, has once again contributed his artistry to the good works of Families First, this time with an image that will appear with the month of May in their 2018 calendar.  Since 2014, his work has adorned ...

  November 26, 2020 6:19am

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Have a safe and healthy holiday. #doreandwhittier #thanksgiving #stayhome #staysafe

July 25, 2017 Melrose Retains D&W for Public Safety Study

Aging and deficient police and fire buildings prompted the City’s Public Safety Committee to seek an architect to conduct a feasibility study and develop practical options for its facilities, including the consideration of a new combined police station and fire ...

  November 16, 2020 2:14pm

Our entry into @canstruction_boston 2020 was recognized with an Honorable Mention. Like so many other things this year, the event was held virtually so we didn’t get to build it... yet. But it’s still a great way to raise money, food, and awareness for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Congratulations to all the other teams. #doreandwhittier #canstruction #donate #donatefood #giveback

June 20, 2017 Regional Fire School Opens with Ribbon Cutting

After many years of planning and collaboration with the Connecticut State Firefighters Association, local and state representatives, the new Dore & Whittier-designed Fairfield Regional Fire School officially opened on May 16, 2017. In 1965, the Town of Fairfield acquired the ...

  August 26, 2020 11:55am

On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified and women’s right to vote became official. We have come so far over the last century that it can be easy to forget sometimes how recent this is in our history. #19thamendment #equality #100yearsofvotesforwomen #womenssuffrage #neverstopfighting

June 16, 2017 North Reading Middle High School Wins ENR Award

D&W was hired in 2005 to prepare a Feasibility Study for the High School and a long term Master Plan for the Middle School (currently located on an adjacent site). The Study included the review of previous study materials and ...

April 28, 2017 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Medfield Public Safety Complex

For too long, cramped quarters and an adverse physical environment challenged the departments, contributed to operational inefficiencies and created unsafe and uncomfortable conditions. D&W was retained to design a new combined fire/police station on the site of the existing facility.  Following ...

  June 2, 2020 11:58am

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February 7, 2017 Memorial Elementary School in Manchester Awarded to DWMP

The Manchester Essex Regional School District awarded their latest project to Dore & Whittier Management Partners from among four finalists.  DWMP will lead the MSBA-funded Feasibility Study & Schematic Design through mid to late 2018.  Their MSBA SOI clearly conveyed the ...

  May 8, 2020 1:50pm

Since this is Teacher Appreciation Week, we wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU! We have the great pleasure of working with teachers everyday to program, design, and realize new learning environments. Great teachers make a difference in so many ways. #doreandwhittier #teacherappreciationweek #teacherappreciation #teachersarethebest #teachersareawesome #weloveteachers

February 7, 2017 New Projects in Chelmsford and Canton

Dore & Whittier was recently awarded Facility Assessment projects for the Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton and the Chelmsford Public School District.

December 8, 2016 Fire Training by Practice

Dore & Whittier Architects, along with our public safety partner CR architecture + design from Cincinnati, designed the fire station (as well as the Williston Police Station).  The on-site training elements we have designed into fire stations throughout New England save ...

December 8, 2016 New Projects for DWMP in Rowley and Lexington

Dore & Whittier Management Partners was recently awarded projects for the Rowley Police & Fire Departments and the Maria Hastings Elementary School in Lexington.  They are both in the Feasibility Study phase.

December 8, 2016 Mount Greylock Regional School

The School District hired D&W Management Partners to work with the project team to manage a Feasibility Study (FS) to explore options for a new or renovated high school and the subsequent Schematic Design (SD) phase to develop the preferred ...

December 8, 2016 Dore & Whittier Makes ENR’s List of Top 100 Green Buildings Design Firms Again

D&W is ranked 77th on ENR’s 2016 list of sustainable design firms.  With 68% of 2015 revenue derived from green design, we strive to incorporate innovative strategies in all of our projects. D&W has a corporate membership in the U.S. Green ...

September 19, 2016 West Parish School Opens in July

The existing infrastructure serving the West Parish School had exceeded its useful life and was inadequate to serve the District as a 21st Century school. Most of the required educational spaces were either undersized or non-existent. Challenging site conditions existed with ...

September 19, 2016 New Greenfield High School is “Amazing”

The new Greenfield High School opened for classes on September 1st for the 2015/16 school year.  During an open house the night before, students and parents got a chance to tour the new 160,650 sf facility.  Brightly-lit hallways with energetic floor ...

July 1, 2016 Westwood Police Station Breaks Ground

Following on the momentum of a supportive Spring Town Meeting when the construction funding was appropriated, Westwood broke ground on a new Police Station on July 1st. This Phase 2 of the Westwood Public Safety improvement program is well underway.  ...