Six Universal Window Projects Earn 2017 Tsongas Preservation Awards

April 05, 2017

Marlborough, MA – April 5th 2017 – Universal Window and Door, a leading manufacturer of custom window solutions for historic restoration and commercial construction projects, provided windows for a half-dozen of the historic restoration projects that were recently honored with the 2017 Paul & Niki Tsongas Awards by Preservation Massachusetts, the non-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic and cultural heritage. The winners will be feted at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel on May 10th at a dinner that will honor “these projects that demonstrate the Power of Preservation and what it has done and can do for our communities across the Commonwealth,”  according to a release by Preservation Massachusetts.

Universal supplied windows to over a quarter of the 22 projects that were honored, including: Abbott Mill in Westford (which won Best Overall Project and added 100 additional apartment units to the existing complex); Junction Shop Mill (Junction Shop Lofts) in Worcester, which was transformed into 173 apartment units; the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) in Lowell; Malden Mills in Lawrence, which was converted into 62 units of affordable housing, known as Phase II of Loft Five50; the Edge at Union Station in Worcester, which adapted the historic Osgood Bradley building into 81 suites which house approximately 250 students; and the Powerhouse, a 1925 brick steam plant at Amherst College that was re-born as a student activities center.

“Being a part of so many projects that were recognized by Preservation Massachusetts is a tremendous source of pride for our employees as well as a testament to our growing reputation among developers and construction firms as the go-to window manufacturer for historic renovation projects,” said Tony Muraco, President & CEO of Universal Window and Door.

About Preservation Massachusetts

Preservation Massachusetts (PM) is the statewide non-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic and cultural heritage. It was established in 1989 and is supported entirely by members and concerned citizens. In keeping with its original mission, the organization works in partnership with national, state and local preservation organizations and individuals across the Commonwealth. For more information, go to: www.preservationmass.org 

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