Acella Construction Announces Completion Thayer Academy Tiger’s Den

PEMBROKE and BRAINTREE, MA, ISSUED MAY 30, 2019…Acella Construction Corporation a leader in construction management throughout greater Boston, today announced the completion of the Tiger’s Den at Thayer Academy, located at 745 Washington Street in Braintree.

Thayer Academy is an independent, co-educational day school for grades 5-12 operating since 1877. The Tiger’s Den is located in the school’s Cahall Campus Center, which is part of the academy’s larger physical education and athletic complex. In addition to the Tiger’s Den, Cahall Campus Center also houses the academy’s dining facilities, locker rooms, and the William M. Smith Wrestling Center.

Acella Construction was brought on to better separate the wrestling area and the overflow study/lunch area from the Tiger’s Den, allowing for equipment or items to be stored and kept secure on the wrestling side of the space. Richard Tropeano, project manager for Acella Construction, oversaw this 4,200-square-foot project.

Acella was chosen for this project in part based on their strong track record with Thayer Academy. Previously, Acella Construction has also worked on Thayer’s Center for the Arts Frothingham Hall Makerspace, Thompson Hall Theatre, Summer Projects and Administrative Office, and the middle school computer lab, as well as overseen renovations to three middle school classrooms.

The Acella academic team worked with Ech MacNeely Architects, Inc., coordinating to ensure the project was kept under budget and on time.

“It’s always great working with Thayer Academy,” said Ryan LaVangie, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Acella Construction. “The school is constantly working to better improve their students’ experience, and it’s rewarding to be called in on these projects that help enhance their campus time after time.”

About Acella Construction Corporation

Founded in 2003, Acella delivers a premium suite of construction management services, including design-build and pre-construction solutions for business owners, commercial real estate developers, and discerning institutional and retail clients among academic, healthcare, corporate and community organizations.

Acella is located at 38 Washington Street, Pembroke, MA 02359. For more information, please visit or call 781.681.9240.

The Acella team, led by Scott Brash, the project superintendent, and several huge time saving ideas by Anthony Dirubbo, allowed us to complete our 14,200 s/f building on time. I have never worked with a better superintendent than Scott – as he performed miracles on a daily basis. If you are contemplating building a club house, please take the time to call Dave Dirubbo, Acella’s president and make an appointment. You will not be disappointed.

John Bowes
Building Committee Member
Yarmouth Port, MA