Construction with a Conscience

Construction with a Conscience

When the military recalled a Chapman/Construction Design employee to serve in Afghanistan, his colleagues got together, painted his home, and installed siding and trim. When he was sent to Iraq, some of the guys put up a lighted flagpole in his yard, something he’d always wanted. That’s just how the Newton-based firm operates, says Senior Vice President...

Building Triumph

Building Triumph

In his first job after graduation, Carlos Valverde Rojo, BARC ’07, MARC ’10, spent two years designing a single staircase for a private home in Colorado. “I hated that I wouldn’t be able to show it to anyone,” he says. “I wanted to get into bigger, more public projects.” There is perhaps no bigger or more public stage than the focus of his...

A Home from the Heart

A Home from the Heart

The Bella Tucker story began with a tragedy. In late April 2010, after suffering from a rare infection that inflicted severe tissue damage to her limbs, the 8-year-old gymnast and cheerleader had to undergo a quadruple amputation. But while Bella recovered at Children’s Hospital Boston, an ever-growing community of residents from her hometown of Londonderry,...