Dave Mello President

The Richmond Group has promoted Dave Mello to President.  He will be the driving force for innovation and enhancing the client experience. 

Dave will leverage his 25 years of industry knowledge to work with Richmond’s team of interdisciplinary specialists focused on life science facilities providing clients with a unique balance of economic, technical, and logistical solutions to any project. 


Richard Sheehan – Chief Financial Officer

Richard Sheehan has joined The Richmond Group as CFO. He brings over 25 years of accounting experience within the construction industry. Richard will enhance the firm’s financial processes, advise on operational improvement and will have a key role in the ESOP initiative.  He holds a MSA in Accounting from Bentley University and a BS in Accounting & Finance from Bridgewater State University.


ESOP Conversion – The Richmond Group has converted to an employee stock ownership plan.  We are now 100% employee owned.


We Are Hiring

Richmond is Growing. We are currently searching for Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents in the Boston/Greater Boston area. Optimal candidate will be an experienced with design/build delivery of corporate, research, and cGMP facilities and well versed in supervising all phases of field operations, working collaboratively with the project team, and coordinating with subcontractors.  BS in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field preferred.  Supers should have 5-10 years’ experience, Assistant Supers should have 3 years’ experience.  Click the link below to upload your resume.   https://www.therichmondgroup.org/resume-upload/


Recently Completed Projects


Translate Bio

The 60,000 SF project included new mechanical infrastructure, electrical infrastructure, plumbing systems, and an addition to the existing loading dock. As the core and shell project was underway, the construction began on the design-build fit out. The project consisted of a revamp of the existing office space, a new Café, Clean Construction of 3 Production Suites, Tissue Culture, Biology, Analytical, and Chemistry Labs. With the design-build approach, all of this work was completed in only five months. The new facility will allow Translate Bio to continue their development of transformative RNA therapies used to treat many diseases.


Decibel – The Richmond Group teamed with Decibel Therapeutics and Samuels and Associates to create a new space for Decibel in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. s This project allowed Decibel to move across the river into a new and developing neighborhood and into a facility that would support their growth needs. The space was designed to incorporate Decibel’s culture into the aesthetics, work flow and support spaces of the facility. The 30,000 SF space houses a flexible lab environment, ample conference and meeting spaces, a private outdoor terrace as well as an exposed-ceiling open office design concept with full views of Fenway Park’s infield through the causeway and the Boston city skyline.

Blueprint Medicines

This project established a new headquarters for Blueprint Medicines at 45 Sidney Street. The 90,000 SF space located on 4 stories of the building required full demolition of existing laboratory, ACF, offices spaces and rooftop equipment. The design concept for the project was “Ralph Lauren meets Modern Industrial” and included open concept floor plans with exposed ceilings, large laboratory areas with glass walls and dark color tones throughout the space. A floating ceremonial floating stair case supported by cables took center stage. The project also won an award for Best Research Lab of 2017 from IIDA New England and is nominated for the IFMA Boston People’s Choice Award.


Synlogic was rapidly outgrowing capacity at their current facility at 200 Sidney Street. The Richmond Group teamed with RE Dinneen to design a 44,000 SF facility at 301 Binney Street with office space for over 100 people, general lab space and a process development area. Tasked with balancing the budget with unique design, the team took to creative thinking collaboration that helped the space take shape. Reclaimed glass storefronts were used to create several private offices that framed new conference and huddle rooms. A large glass wall was used to separate the large main lab and café space, to showcase several unique pieces of equipment in the lab, such as anaerobic chambers.


The new 17,000 SF facility houses an open office work environment, multiple huddle and conference rooms, a café to serve as all-hand meeting area as well as an after-hours fun area, and BL1, BL2, and other critical research areas. The team leveraged base building infrastructure and augmented where appropriate to achieve redundancy requirements. Oncorus now has a headquarters where they can continue to develop a next-generation immunotherapy platform to treat cancer.



The 59,000 SF space houses a completely flexible lab environment, ample conference space, tiered seating meeting room, and an exposed-ceiling office design concept. The exterior of the buildings were updated using a variety of materials to unify the multiple structures into one cohesive look for the building. Editas now has an exciting space that can engage their mission of developing, transformative medicine for patients suffering from serious diseases.



The additional 74,000 SF of office and labs were created to reflect the company’s culture.  Modern lab space and unique amenities that encourage collaboration, accessibility, engagement, and fun.  This included a fitness center, conference rooms,  cafeteria, huddle areas, standing work areas, and  window seating with extensive open space and glass construction. Agios’ corporate headquarters now supports their passion as collaborators and scientific leaders.


 Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicines’ new – “Innovation Space”.  The team was tasked to create a space that would allow for collaborative and innovative thinking. The final design rendition captured the essence of the vibrant work space to meet their objective and consisted of a main conference room with glass walls, surrounded by seating areas intended for small group collaboration. This space boasts several unique design features that offer a fresh feel. The bright colors distinctly delineate the common areas from the adjacent offices and lab areas. Exceptional architectural features laminated wooden tree-like structures were assembled in small clusters to resemble groves of trees. This new space will provide Foundation Medicine the platform to continue their mission of “empowering the work and research of everyone engaged in the fight against cancer”.


25,000 SF of lab and office built in ten weeks.  The new space includes G&A space, biology space and a small BL3 lab. BL3 has its own kill station, stainless steel emergency shower and stainless steel casework. Large open kitchen, multiple conference rooms, numerous monitors and state of the art IT/Teledata setups. Labs consist of Cell Culture Labs, Virus lab, FACs lab and 1 large open lab.