Geoffrey S. Caraboolad is not a typical CEO. As both a builder and a developer, Geoff brings a unique viewpoint to Metric, offering firsthand construction experience as well as insight from the owner’s perspective. He collaborates with clients and their designers from inception, contributing a wealth of knowledge to establish the groundwork for success.
A carpenter by trade and a perfectionist by nature, Geoff is actively engaged with each project; weekly updates keep him apprised of the status, giving him the opportunity to offer his expertise so projects stay on track. Clients quickly find that Metric is committed to their goals, acting as a partner, not just a contractor.
Our exceptional management teams are driven by Geoff’s mantra that mediocrity is not an option. We strive to compete at the highest level, a goal we’ve met for more than thirty years.
Nov 01, 2018
Fitchburg Industrial Property Acquired for $3.525 Million
Metric Corporation has acquired the property at 140 Industrial Road in Fitchburg, MA for $3.525 million.
The property features a single story 71,616 square foot industrial building that was constructed in 1981. The building, located in Fitchburg, MA sits a short distance (5 minutes) from the Wachusett Commuter Rail Station (Fitchburg/South Acton Line) and nearby Route 2.
Oct 29, 2018
Finegold Alexander Architects Wins AIA New England Design Award for The Lucas
The Lucas, designed by Finegold Alexander Architects received an Honor Award at the 2018 AIA New England Design Awards. The Lucas is the transformation of a shuttered 1874 German Trinity Catholic Church. The concept is a building within a building - a steel and glass design that rises out of the massive stone walls to create a 33-unit residential community. The eight-story glass and steel building bursts through the former church’s roof with steel columns continuing the lines of the stone buttresses skyward.
The AIA jury noted: “The jury was intrigued by this adaptive reuse project, excited by the move of hollowing out a church and inserting an entirely new building. Reimagining the flying buttress for the twenty-first century could have been corny or clunky; however, these interpretations in steel subtly work. The addition is clearly contemporary, but in deference to the existing structure, a success in preservation.”
Each of the 1 to 3-bedroom units are completely individualized, based on unique architectural details. The existing Victorian Gothic features of the stone walls, tower, and arched windows are seamlessly blended with contemporary glass and steel. The design team sought to marry the old and new by retaining the architecturally significant landmark’s tracery windows, front doors, and other artifacts.
Photo courtesy Raj Das
Jun 29, 2018
Certificate of Occupancy at PORT45A certificate of occupancy has been issued at PORT45 in South Boston. The new-construction mixed-use LEED Silver-certifiable building features 105 contemporary residential condominiums ranging from one to three-plus bedrooms.Condominiums at PORT45 are now for sale starting at $599,000 and continuing to $1.5 million. Amenities at PORT45 will include concierge service, a gym, common spaces, private outdoor spaces and a bicycle sharing program.
Nov 01, 2017
Construction complete at The Lucas, boutique South End condominium building set within restored church
New Boston Ventures has completed construction of The Lucas, a sold-out 33-unit boutique condominium development that has restored and expanded the historic, 1874-built German Trinity Catholic Church. The former church’s facade has been fully reconditioned, and new windows have been installed within its’ original archways. A multi-story addition adorned with a floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall has been constructed above the original church, expertly meshing old and new. Luxury condominium residences have been constructed within the resulting structure, all of which sold out months before The Lucas’ completion. Condominiums feature state-of-the-art finishes; within the original church, condominiums feature unique details such as original arched windows. Condominium closings and move-ins will take place this month. The following are photographs of The Lucas:
Aug 01, 2017
Facade complete at The Lucas, sold-out South End condominiums set within historic church
Restoration of The Lucas' historic church facade and installation of a new glass curtain wall along the building's signature vertical addition are both complete, resulting in a stunning blend of old and new. Along the historic facade, new arched windows have been installed, restoring the former church to its' original glory. Finishing touches to the facade are now underway, in addition to installation of luxurious finishes within the building's common spaces and 33 sold-out condominium residences. The following are photographs of The Lucas:
Jul 27, 2017
Structural framing nearing completion, weatherproofing underway at PORT 45 luxury condos in South Boston
Framing of PORT 45’s five-story structure is nearing completion, and the first windows and weatherproofing sections have been installed. PORT 45’s first balconies have been fitted along the building’s facade. Inside the building, framing of individual residences is underway, and concrete is being poured to construct floors. PORT 45’s 105 one-to-three-bedroom luxury condominiums are 65%-reserved and will feature desirable amenities including concierge service, a gym and private indoor and outdoor common spaces. PORT 45 residences are on sale ranging from $599,000 to $1.5 million; approximately 3,400 square feet of ground-floor retail at the building will be available as well. The following are photographs of PORT 45:
Jun 04, 2017
Facade nears completion at The Lucas, sold-out South End luxury condominiums
Work on the facade of the signature multi-story vertical addition to The Lucas is well underway, with installation of the addition’s glass curtain wall nearing completion. Windows have been fitted along all sections of the church’s restored historic structure, and weatherproofing is in place along both the historic structure and the new addition to allow for installation of exterior panels on the remainder of the building. The Lucas will feature 33 luxury condominium residences, all of which are reserved. The following are photographs of The Lucas:
Jun 04, 2017
Wood framing underway at PORT45, new South Boston luxury condos now on sale
Framing of PORT45’s five-story superstructure is well underway and has reached full height along A Street. The building's steel base has been fully framed, with the concrete foundation fully poured. Installation of prefabricated wood panels is underway above the base in order to frame PORT45's 105 contemporary luxury condominium residences, which are on sale and 60%-reserved. Located in South Boston steps to Broadway Station, the South End, the Seaport District and Downtown Boston, PORT45 will feature residences ranging from one to three-plus bedrooms, in addition to 3,400 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of PORT45:
Apr 13, 2017
Sold-out The Lucas condominiums in South End top off, façade finishing underway
The Lucas’ signature multi-story vertical steel addition has topped off, and installation of the building’s glass curtain wall façade is underway both along the addition and the historic church structure. Along the addition, metal deck and concrete floor slabs have been installed, and scaffolding has been erected in order to install the curtain wall. Inside The Lucas, framing of individual residences is underway. Opening this summer, The Lucas will feature 33 luxury residences, all of which are now sold. The following are photographs of The Lucas:
Feb 17, 2017
Exterior finishing underway at the South End's The Lucas luxury condominiums
The steel addition at the centre of The Lucas' original church building has reached its' full height of 8 stories, and exterior finishes are being installed across the facade. The last steel beams are being installed at The Lucas' summit. Panelling has almost been fully installed at The Lucas' rear, and windows have been installed across the original restored church structure. Featuring 33 luxury condominium residences, The Lucas blends historic ecclesiastical architecture with contemporary design to create a unique and striking modern structure in Boston’s South End. 2 residences at The Lucas remain for sale. The following are photographs of The Lucas:
Jan 22, 2017
The Lucas vertical addition nears topping off, 2 residences remain
The vertical steel addition to The Lucas’ original church structure is nearing its’ full height of 8 stories tall. The addition will house luxury condominium residences. At the addition’s summit will be a resident roof deck with sweeping Boston skyline views.The Lucas is 94% pre-sold, with 2 residences remaining for sale. Unit 6, a floor-through 5,295 square foot 4-bedroom/5.5 bathroom residence with floor-to-ceiling windows, stunning 360-degree views, 4 private decks and 4 garage parking spaces, is offered for $6.75 million. Unit 5A, a 2,596 square foot 4-bedrooms/3.5-bathroom residence with private decks, is offered for $3.2 million. The following is a photograph of The Lucas:
Getting closer... thelucasboston.com #ricardorodriguezandassociates #boston #realestate #realtor #architecture #design A photo posted by Ricardo Rodriguez & Associates (@rraboston) on Jan 16, 2017 at 5:17am PST
Dec 22, 2016
Foundation work underway at South Boston's Port 45 condominiums
Foundation work is well underway at South Boston’s Port 45 condominium and retail building, with concrete poured along large excavated sections of the foundation wall. Steel grating has been loaded on site for additional concrete pouring to complete the foundation. Excavation is also underway to prepare for construction of Port 45’s below-grade parking structure. The following are photographs of the Port 45 site:
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