Land Development, Site Planning, & Design

Connecticut Water Treatment Plant

The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority's (RWA) new water purification facility required sensitive design and construction techniques in order to enhance public access of all types into an industrial facility. Multi stakeholder satisfaction while incorporating educational benefits was paramount. This highly visible site is adjacent to historic sites within a residential neighborhood and is located on a sensitive tributary More...

Department of Public Works Facility Sustainable Site Design

Under a brand new municipal policy requiring public projects to attain sustainable design standards, the town of Lexington, MA requested its design team to create a state-of-the-art, environmentally sensitive Public Works facility on a 9.6-acre brownfield site that adjoins wetlands, a perennial stream, and residences. The program called for an 88,000ft2 facility to house the DPW and other town offices, More...

Hamden Middle School Stormwater Management

The Bioengineering Group was retained to develop a sustainable stormwater management plan for a new middle school under construction in Hamden, Connecticut as well as to recommend other low impact development measures for site development consistent with site programming. The new middle school is located on land that formerly served as a portion of a public golf course and a More...

INS DHS/U.S. Border Patrol Stations

Post 9/11 the staff of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection was dramatically increased and consequently a major building program was undertaken by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to build or upgrade facilities to accommodate the enlarged staff. The New England District challenged the Bioengineering Group, and its large business subcontractor, to provide the fast track design for three More...

International Fund for Animal Welfare World Headquarters

The architectural and landscape architectural team hired to design the LEED Gold Certified World Headquarters for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in Yarmouthport, MA sought practical technical support to provide expert input to the development of sustainable site design. Given the mission of the IFAW to provide a better world for animals and people, the challenge was to More...

MIT Ray & Maria Stata Center Stormwater Management System

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge hired Frank O. Gehry & Associates to design a new complex dedicated to offices, research institutes, and laboratories for computer, information, and intelligence sciences and to serve as an interdisciplinary incubator for new ideas. When watershed and stormwater management requirements presented major hurdles to approval of the project, The Bioengineering Group was More...

New Thermal Test Facility, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center

The U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, MA develops a wide array of clothing and equipment for the warfighter, and immediately needed additional space to support their research activities and respond to issues arising from the Iraq war effort. The Thermal Test Facility includes new laboratories and testing facilities to provide testing of uniforms and support equipment under controlled More...

Route 17 Environmental Opportunities Assessment

To the west of New York City, Route 17 connects The Garden State Parkway, Interstate 80 and the New Jersey Turnpike. Route 17 is recognized as one of the most heavily traveled roads in New Jersey. The NJDOT needed a comprehensive cataloging of the social and environmental resources that could be affected by a roadway improvement. The biggest challenge was More...

University of Iowa Stormwater & Bioengineering Design

The University of Iowa's new Athletic-Recreation Facilities Complex includes an Athletic Building, a Visitor's Center, outdoor tennis courts and parking lots. Prior to development the site received large volumes of stormwater from adjacent residential neighborhoods and the proposed development significantly increased impervious surfaces. The Bioengineering Group was tasked to design a state-of-the-art stormwater management system that was ecologically sound, conformed More...