Press Releases

January 30, 2018
Five College Library Annex Recognized as an Outstanding Design-Build Project - An Award-Winning Collaboration

At their recent Annual Meeting and Design-Build Awards Event, held in Framingham, the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) New England Region, presented the Five College Library Annex project team with a Bronze Award in the Building Construction category.

The winning collaboration included Five Colleges, Inc. (FCI), CSL Consulting, Cutler Associates, Cutler Design, RDK Engineers, TFMoran and Berkshire Design. Prior to construction, Cutler, an East Coast design-build and construction management firm, worked with FCI and CSL on site selection. The design-build team then spent 12 months building the new 35,000 square foot climate-controlled library storage facility in Hatfield. The design provides for 9,000 SF of receiving, materials processing, meeting and office space, with the remaining 26,000 SF storage space, outfitted with 24-foot high shelving units that have a capacity to house 2.5 million volumes.


December 8, 2017
Cultivate, Worcester County's first Medical Marijuana Dispensary Now Open

On Friday, December 1, the first medical marijuana dispensary in Worcester County opened its doors for business. A fully-renovated 23,000 square foot building at 1764 Main Street in Leicester, just outside of Worcester, is now home to Cultivate.

Designed by Cutler Design and built by Cutler Associates of Worcester, Cultivate is a comprehensive operation. Building systems and space planning took into account the need for running cultivation, harvesting and processing operations, as well as the storefront dispensary element.

The business currently has approximately 100 patients pre-registered to make purchases. Once news of their opening gets out, Sam Barber, President of Cultivate Holdings, expects significantly increased demand for their products given their location. There are no other medical marijuana dispensaries operating within an hour’s drive. “We believe there to be a genuine need for cannabis products to service the medical needs of Worcester-area patients,” said Barber. “We see this as a growing business and service sector, and would consider expanding operations through opening additional locations sometime in the future.”


November 17, 2017
Cutler Associates Recognized for “Excellence in Construction”

Burlington, MA – The Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors congratulates Cutler Associates for receiving the Eagle Award at the 25th annual Excellence in Construction Awards for their outstanding work on a new Learning Center for Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, MA.


September 20, 2017
Cutler Associates Named Accredited Quality Contractor by ABC

“Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor Cutler Associates with Accredited Quality Contractor status for its commitment to excellence in construction, its workforce and the communities it helps build,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric, Indianapolis. “Cutler earned this recognition for world-class safety performance, a strong record of investment in a talented and well-trained workforce, diversity leadership and community service.”

Launched in 1993, ABC’s AQC program provides recognition to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas of corporate responsibility:

Safety (ABC Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Gold, Platinum or Diamond level required)
Employee benefits
Community relations and diversity


August 28, 2017
Julie Davenport - Winner of 2017 Women in Construction Award

"Submissions were made to the editorial staff at Constructech magazine who chose the most successful women working within the construction community who are taking advantage of technology and represent some of the most innovative construction companies in the country." Cutler PM Julie Davenport made the list! Julie traveled to California to accept her award.


July 19, 2017
Cutler Part of Team to Revitalize Mulder Square, Harrisburg, PA
Co-developers Harrisburg Housing Authority and Miller-Valentine Group; construction managers Cutler Associates; Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, and other local city officials; and neighborhood residents were on hand on Monday, July 17, to celebrate the start of a revitalization project of Mulder Square.
Cutler was hired by Miller-Valentine to build three multifamily mixed-use buildings in the South Allison Hill neighborhood of Harrisburg. Construction will take place on 3 separate sites and includes the controlled demolition of existing buildings. Once complete, the project will provide 51 new affordably-priced apartments units and retail space for the community.
The Derry-Thompson building will have 2 and 3 bedroom multi-floor apartments. East Mulberry (4-stories), and West Mulberry (3-stories), will offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom residences. The East complex will contain 2,570 SF of retail space at the first floor. All three will have common areas for the residents as well as a parking garage. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018.
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