1: Renovate a
century old storage building with no square walls into modern corporate
Our Solution: Use the natural charm and unusual angles to create remarkable office
spaces; conform the non-conforming structure to the needs of the
Flexibility is always important in any construction project. Being able
to step back and look at a design or material selection or mechanical
plan and having the experience to understand the architect or owners
needs and the judgment to contribute insight early on in the planning
stages, that could make a particular design or layout a success rather
than a headache.
Kumins, Inc. brings that and more to any institutional renovation
project. Just ask the principals of New Directions, Inc. in Boston,
Massachusetts. The renovation of their corporate offices in downtown
Boston presented many challenges. The structure itself was a century old
storage building with no square walls, no plumb lines, and no
accommodations for mechanicals. The result was impressive, modern
interior office space that utilized the brick and open beams of the old
building to create a professional working environment. Equally impressive was the work that Kumins did for Harvard University
in Cambridge Massachusetts. Here Kumins received very high marks for
their work in renovating the Harvard University Police Department.
this project and all our work,”
says Kumins' Principal Rod Gilbert,
“we are committed to the architects and developers success and
satisfaction. It's relatively simple. We focus on helping
you attain the ultimate quality. With the least possible risk.
best possible prices.”
Turn the basement kitchen area of an elder
apartment complex into a Head Start Day Care Center for children.
Get involved early in the planning and design stages of the project to
create the environment that was needed.
Each institutional renovation
project starts with its own unique set of parameters. It takes a
seasoned contractor who can bring the experience of many similar
projects to the planning table to help the architect, designer, and
building owner achieve their goals.
Two perfect examples of Sid Kumins, Inc. work in
institutional renovation are the North Shore Community Action Day Care
Center in Peabody, Massachusetts - and the HMFH Architects offices in
Cambridge, Massachusetts. In both projects, Kumins was able to interpret
the architects vision and bring it to life.
Architect Gail Sullivan, of Gail Sullivan Associates, wanted
individuality in her design for a day care center and Kumins was able to
transform the basement cafeteria of an elder apartment building into a
series of unique classrooms and play areas, using a sense of humor and
carefully crafted use of color to make it easier for the children to
identify selected areas. For HMFH Architects, Kumins renovation of an
ordinary 10,000 sq. ft. office resulted in an elegantly simple
architectural space gifted with light, openness, and functionality.
Commercial and institutional developers
have come to count on Sid Kumins, Inc.
experience and judgment during the life of a project. And in a world
where the margins for error and margins for profit tow the same tight
line, its comforting to know there is a source you can rely on to make
it all happen. Just the way you envisioned it. Just the way you planned.