Wayne J. Griffin Electric has recently completed the electrical installation work at the 5 Western Avenue revitalization project in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Built in 1933, the newly dedicated Alice K. Wolf Center, in the heart of Cambridge’s “Central Square”, was utilized as a municipal building, housing city offices and the Cambridge Police, plus local VFW and American Legion posts. Most recently, the Cambridge Police Department was headquartered in the building, vacating in late 2008. After an extensive renovation, the historic landmark is again occupied, by two offices through the city’s Department of Human Services, the Multi-Service Center for the Homeless and The Community Learning Center, in addition to the Cambridge Housing Authority.
Work on-site included the preservation of the building’s exterior, to maintain its historical façade, and an interior demolition and abatement. Office and classroom space was constructed, maintaining energy efficiency. The project is anticipating LEED Gold certification.
Griffin Electric’s project contributions included the installation of new lighting, power and telecommunications wiring within the building. Systems for security, lighting controls and fire alarm were also setup by Griffin.
Construction manager, W.T. Rich Company, of Newton, coordinated the project’s completion, working alongside architect, Finegold Alexander & Associates, of Boston, and electrical engineer, ART Engineers, of Worcester.