News + Insights


MDS joined Catholic Memorial School and the greater community in celebrating the groundbreaking of Catholic Memorial’s new Center for Integrated and Applied Learning. The new facility will will be Catholic Memorial’s hub for hands-on, project based learning. Read more.


Our comprehensive renovation of Boston University’s Myles Standish Hall and Annex with Shawmut Design and Construction was recognized by Preservation Massachusetts with a 2019 Paul & Niki Tsongas Award, IFMA Boston with a Best Practices: Large Projects Award, and the Design Build Institute of America New England Chapter with a 2018 Silver DBIA Award. Read more.


As a participant in the AIA 2030 Commitment, MDS tracks and reports energy performance metrics of our projects to the national Design Data Exchange (DDx). We are proud to work with our clients to design innovative solutions that help reduce energy usage and combat the effects of climate change. Read more.


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MDS is a women business enterprise

We are pleased to announce MDS/Miller Dyer Spears is now a Women Business Enterprise (WBE), certified by the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office. We recognize a talented and diverse staff is essential to the success of our planning and design projects and are proud these values are reflected in our firm’s leadership.


For the second year in a row, MDS won first place in Green Streets Initiative’s Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge! We were recognized in two categories — overall participation and healthy and green switches among small workplaces. Read more.


MDS celebrates with Boston Collegiate Charter School on the dedication of its Mayhew Street School Expansion. This project added vital gathering space and classrooms to BCCS’s middle and high school facilities. Read more.


Codman Academy Charter Public School’s new K-8 school housed in the historic Lightow Building is featured in the September 2018 edition of Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly. The issue focuses on the role of schools in community health and resilience. Read more.


2018 marks 25 years of MDS! We extend our sincere gratitude to our clients, colleagues and consultants who have contributed to the success of the firm. We are proud to work with forward-thinking institutions, schools and organizations to design buildings and spaces that drive innovation in our communities. Read more.


The Construction Management Association of America's New England Chapter recognized the Landry Arena Renovation and Adaptive Reuse with a 2018 CMAA New England Award. Read more.


Through an innovative program termed My Way Cafe, the City of Boston is partnering with the Shah Family Foundation to fund the construction of full-service kitchens in Boston Public Schools. Read more.


Our renovation and adaptive reuse that converted a vacant retail building into a K-8 school for Codman Academy Charter Public School is LEED-Gold certified. Read more.


Our renovation and expansion of the Town of Braintree's East Middle School transforms an aging 1960s school into a 21st century hub for learning and innovation. Learn more.


The El-Hefni Center for Allied Health and Technology in Northern Essex Community College's downtown Lawrence, MA campus achieved LEED Silver certification. Read more.


MDS joined Mayor Walsh, City of Boston and Boston Public Library officials, and the greater community in celebrating the dedication of the temporary location of the Chinatown Branch Library in the China Trade Center. Read more.


Our phased renovation of the historic 150 Massachusetts Avenue complex is now complete. Learn more.