The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) named MGM Springfield as a 2019 Gold winner for Engineering Excellence. Allen & Major (A&M) provided multi-disciplined services on the project which included the engineering design, permitting and construction of the main site, the Daycare/Headstart center at the corner of Main and Union Streets, the relocation of the Springfield Rescue Mission in the former Orr Cadillac building at 10 Mill Street, and a workshop building with K-9 kennels located at 99 Union Street.
A&M’s Land Survey Division provided all survey services on the project from inception to completion. A&M’s Civil Engineering Division provided master planning support, site design, permitting and construction oversight. The design work comprised of site design including layout, grading, drainage, utilities, as well as coordinating with the numerous design consultants and team members. The two most challenging areas of coordinated effort were utilities and stormwater. Rounding out A&M’s multi-disciplined services, landscape/hardscape and streetscape improvements included the design of nearly 5,000 LF of sidewalks along East Columbus Avenue, Union Street, MGM Way, State Street, Howard Street, and Main Street.
The standout efforts of the entire design team are reflected in the award recognitions for this project which has also received the Paul & Niki Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts, its highest honor award for outstanding achievements in historic preservation, rehabilitation, and community impact. In May MGM Springfield received the world's first United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) New Construction Platinum level certification for a gaming resort.