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After two years of renovation and rebuilding, the Eastern Point Retreat House, a Jesuit ministry in Gloucester, Mass., has reopened. Thanks to the USA Northeast Province and the director of the retreat house, Joanne Fantini, and the amazing architect, Bill Sterling, who is on retreat with us this weekend, the retreat wing is up and running--and it's amazing. If you remember the old house, the retreat wing was pretty pokey. (The original wing was built in 1958 for overnight retreat for high school boys, so it was pretty spare.) Now, it's glorious. I'll focus here on the new building, and post photos of the natural beauty tomorrow. But devotees of EPRH will be delighted, as I was, and if you want to come, come! AMDG.

James Martin, SJ

Editor, America Magazine

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Boston Globe features a story about Sterling Architects.

Senior Center Design article in the Globe features Sterling

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I can say for the whole committee that Bill Sterling did a superb job of designing our new center. He created a design that will deliver the "wow" response that we requested and he created a practical and functional layout as well.

Christine DePietro

Director of Human Services, City of Malden

I have personally found Bill Sterling extremely pleasant to work with; he listens to my suggestions and concerns and is always responsive in a positive manner. He has helped make this difficult task of siting and designing our new Senior Center a manageable, exciting and rewarding process.

Ruth Anne Bleakney

Senior Center Director

Bill is a service oriented person able to understand and anticipate all of our functional needs, yet still creative enough to surprise us with ideas we hadn't thought of. He also had mediation and negotiation skills that are essential for handling a building committee with a wide variety of concerns and issues to resolve.

Marion Whiting

Elderly Services Director

When I see the beautiful Senior Center building that Sterling designed within budget and on schedule, and when I talk to the happy occupants, I know that we were well served by the architect.

Jean Johnson Delios

Community Development Coordinator

Bill designed a building that met all our needs, was functional and even more beautiful than we had ever expected.

Linda Brabant

Chairman, Senior Center Building Committee

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