A&M was awarded three (3) Bronze awards from American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC MA) for Engineering Excellence for our work on The Point in Littleton, MA, Benchmark at Woburn and Brightview Canton projects. The awards are given to firms whose projects demonstrate innovation and excellence.
Congratulations to Philip Cordeiro, PE, Project Manager for The Point, a 500,000 square foot mixed-use development located on 90 acres adjacent to Route 495 in Littleton, MA. The project features a “stacked” retail concept allowing the development to sit seamlessly within the hill and natural grades that surround it. Using urban design principals, the design features a mix of amenities that draw consumers to places to connect and socialize. Despite its great size, the Point showcases the ability of a large scale development to occur adjacent to priority environmental resource areas without risk of degradation.
Congratulations to Brian D. Jones, PE, Senior Project Manager for Benchmark at Woburn, this project represents how creative site civil design contributes to the future landscapes of our communities. The project was designed to assimilate an 87-unit assisted living and memory care facility into a residential area. The team resolved significant permitting, stormwater, traffic and environmental challenges by utilizing innovative applications of common construction materials, new techniques in adaptive traffic control and terraced landscape walls to minimize disturbance into riverfront area. The new residence blends seamlessly within the neighborhood it occupies and fulfills the goal of the neighbors, and the Client.
And last, but not least, congratulations to Carlton Quinn, PE. Carlton was project manager for the Brightview Canton project. Brightview Canton is a 160-unit community for seniors that resides on a former sand and gravel pit. The project required a thoughtful approach to engineering and a forward thinking development team to turn a mostly barren and impervious site into an environmentally responsible and modern development. Innovative solutions to complex obstacles included Bioretention swales around the entire developed area to capture, treat and recharge stormwater runoff and planting low-nutrient, grassland in order to provide habitat.
Brian Jones, PE