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Erland Construction Chosen by The Davis Companies to Build 3-story Lab Building with Jacobs

Cambridge, Mass. - Erland Construction announced that The Davis Companies, a New England-based real estate investment, development and management company, has selected the firm to construct 101 Smith Place—a 165,000 RSF cutting edge 3-story lab-ready facility located in Cambridge, MA. 101 Smith Place will be part of The Davis Companies’ growing life science campus referred to as The Quad. The Quad consists of four new and redeveloped life science/lab/R&D buildings including 75 Moulton Street which Erland completed for The Davis Companies in 2017.

“We are excited to be partnering with The Davis Companies on this latest addition to The Quad,” said Steve Craft, Corporate, Commercial Group Manager, Erland. “This building will help sustain the future growth of the life science market in Cambridge and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”

From start to finish, construction of the 3-story lab-ready facility with one level of below-grade parking and a mechanical penthouse on the roof will take 22 months to complete. 101 Smith Place is being designed and constructed as a core and shell building with preparations for future tenants.

The project is scheduled to complete in the Spring of 2023. “This is our third time working with The Davis Companies, and we’re excited to continue cultivating our partnership with this project,” said Ben McConchie, Project Executive, Erland. “Our team looks forward to bringing their vision for the building to life and getting it ready for future tenants.”

About Erland Construction
Over the past 44 years, Erland is committed to developing and empowering its people to deliver outstanding construction management services through a collaborative and rewarding experience that results in successful projects, long-term relationships, and real value for clients. The Company is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and has specialized expertise for new construction and renovations in major market sectors including life sciences, advanced technology, corporate, commercial, academic, residential, senior living, and hospitality. For more information, visit