Langan Experience

Langan provides an integrated mix of engineering, environmental consulting and landscape architecture services in support of land development projects, corporate real estate portfolios and the energy industry.  Our clients include developers, property owners, public agencies, corporations, institutions and energy companies around the world. 

Founded in 1970, Langan employs more than 1,100 professionals across 34 offices throughout the United States and abroad, including an office in center city Philadelphia where our local team has helped to reinvent some of the city’s most important public spaces.  A sampling of this experience is showcased throughout this web tour.

The Pavilion – Penn Medicine

OVERVIEW
As part of the project team, known as PennFIRST, Langan is providing a multitude of services including site/civil, geotechnical, and traffic engineering; environmental consulting; permitting; and survey. In an effort to expand their rapidly growing network, Penn Medicine has assembled one of the first integrated project delivery (IPD) teams on the East Coast for the design and development of a new patient pavilion, located in Philadelphia’s University City area. The new clinical facility will include approximately 500 new patient beds, 50 operating and procedure rooms, a relocated and expanded Emergency Department, 700 space substructure parking lot, and expanded healthcare delivery programs within the network.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Client
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Surveying/Geospatial
Traffic & Transportation

Architects
HDR Architecture
Foster+Partners

Strategic Partners
L.F. Driscoll
Balfour Beatty
BR+A


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer & Data Center

OVERVIEW
Langan provided engineering, site design, and land development services to convert an existing multi-story office building into a state-of-the-art cancer care center. The overall site design allows patients to enter the building at the upper and lower levels while providing improved vehicle and pedestrian circulation patterns. Landscaped walkways provide patient access to the surrounding woodlands and expand recreational opportunities. Lush entry gardens and courtyards help create a soothing and therapeutic environment. This project is LEED Gold certified.
AWARDS
2018 ACEC New York Engineering Excellence: Platinum Award

Location
Middletown, NJ

Client
Memorial Sloan-Kettering

Services
Landscape Architecture
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Natural Resources & Permitting
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
Perkins + Will


MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper University Hospital

OVERVIEW
Langan is supporting the multi-story, 103,000-SF world-class cancer institute. The design includes a public plaza and garden, and a renovated landscape. The project has undergone extensive conceptual planning, programming, and site planning studies to locate the facility on an extremely tight urban site. Stormwater runoff from the proposed site was minimized by reducing the amount of on-site surface parking in favor of a heavily landscaped plaza space.

AWARDS
2013 US Green Building Council New Jersey, Emerald Award - Urban Green Project
2013 American Council of Engineering Companies, Diamond Award

HUMC – The Second Street Pavilion

OVERVIEW
Langan is providing land development engineering and environmental services for the new Second Street Pavilion at Hackensack University Medical Center. The new 530,000-SF pavilion would add up to 200 private patient rooms and 24 operating suites to the hospital. The project also includes the construction of a new Central Utility Plant (CUP) and electrical switchgear yard to support the hospital campus. Our team assisted with site improvements associated with the proposed buildings, including a circulation driveway, walkways, retaining walls, utilities, and stormwater management. Langan's survey team provided a full site survey in support of the site design.

Location
Hackensack, NJ

Client
Hackensack Meridian Health

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Landscape Architecture
Traffic & Transportation
Surveying/Geospatial

Architects
RSC Architects
EYP Architecture & Planning


UCHC Outpatient Pavilion and Parking Garage

OVERVIEW

The UCHC Ambulatory Care Complex is a design-build project with an aggressive delivery schedule. The project includes a 300,000 square-foot medical building and six-story parking garage. Langan is providing engineering, environmental permitting and surveying services. Site challenges include existing wetlands that require filling, a mass excavation over more than 70 feet in some areas, a need for flood management verification, and significant utility upgrades and reconfigurations on an active health care campus. The site design will incorporate environmentally sensitive stormwater techniques and the team is seeking LEED Silver certification for the project.

AWARDS
  • 2016 Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Award – First Place for New Construction

Location
Farmington, CT

Client
Fusco/Clark – a Joint Venture

Services
Site/Civil
Environmental
Traditional Surveying


Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

OVERVIEW
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is the state’s first National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. The state-of-the-art, 510,000 SF Cancer Pavilion will be a one-stop destination for cancer patients, providing laboratory services, an outpatient clinic, an infusion and chemotherapy suite, and radiation oncology. Langan is performing stormwater management, utility design, and permitting services for the project, including Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Certifications, Treatment Works Approvals, and Water Main Extension Certifications.

Location
New Brunswick, NJ

Client
New Brunswick Development Corporation

Architect
HOK

Strategic Partners
AKF Group
ODonnell and Naccarato
THA Consulting


University of Connecticut – Innovation Partnership Building

OVERVIEW
The Innovation Partnership Building will be the first building within UCONN's North Campus technology park. Langan provided survey, geotechnical and civil engineering, and landscape architecture for this 115,000-SF project. Langan's site design minimized the impacts to the primarily wooded lot and reduced the views of parking along the roadway through grading and landscape design. Our stormwater management design implemented a low impact development approach that seeks to protect and minimize disruption to the existing natural resources and environmentally sensitive areas. The project was submitted for LEED Silver certification.
AWARDS
2019 ENR New England Best Projects, Higher Education/Research, Award of Merit
2018 AIA Connecticut Design Award

Location
Mansfield, CT

Client
University of Connecticut

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Landscape Architecture
Traditional Surveying

Architect
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill


Biotrial North American Headquarters

OVERVIEW
Langan provided geotechnical, civil, environmental, traffic, and landscape architecture services to this France-based biotechnology and pharmaceutical company. The first phase of the project consisted of a five-story, 70,000-SF glass building, which features metal panels that rise on two sides of the building, symbolizing the nature of Biotrial's pharmaceutical testing mission. Phased site design construction plans include a screened-in service and parking area with underground stormwater storage, a public plaza at the front of the building that will carry the building pattern toward the public sidewalk, and a private volunteer garden that will provide a green resting area for building users.

Location
Newark, NJ

Client
Biotrial

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Landscape Architecture

Architect
Francis Cauffman

Strategic Partners
Buro Happold
Thornton Tomasetti


University of Pennsylvania – Perry World House

OVERVIEW
The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) expanded their Philadelphia campus with the addition of Perry World House, a gathering place for faculty and students from all twelve of UPenn's schools to engage with eminent international scholars and policymakers on pressing global issues of the 21st century. Construction included a partial demolition of the structure and a 7,200-SF addition to the existing historic portion of the building. Now complete, Perry World House includes classrooms, offices, lecture halls, and multipurpose spaces. Site improvements included a plaza, service court, and pedestrian walkways. Langan provided a variety of services on the project, including an environmental assessment, survey, site/civil, geotechnical and transportation engineering, and permitting.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Client
University of Pennsylvania

Services
Environmental
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Traffic & Transportation
Natural Resources & Permitting
Traditional Surveying


Swarthmore College – NPPR Residence Hall

OVERVIEW
In order to accommodate a rapidly growing student population, Swarthmore College added a 128-bed residence hall near its Palmer, Pittenger and Roberts residence-hall complex. Langan provided site/civil, survey, and geotechnical engineering services to facilitate designing, permitting, and constructing the new residence hall. The project was designed to minimize environmental impact by following the recommendations established in the college’s sustainability framework. To meet the college’s sustainability goals, Langan worked closely with the project landscape architect, Studio Bryan Haynes, to design the site to preserve trees, respect the ball fields adjacent to the resident-hall quadrant, provide outdoor space for student enjoyment, provide low-impact stormwater-management features, and conserve energy. Langan’s experience with designing and permitting innovative stormwater management on tight urban sites was a key contribution to the success in the design and approval process for this project.

Location
Swarthmore Borough, PA

Client
Swarthmore College

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Traditional Surveying

Architect
DIGSAU Architecture


USciences – 1st Year Residence Hall

OVERVIEW
To better meet the needs of its students, University of the Sciences constructed a new, 126,000-SF mixed-use residence hall on the its main campus in the University City area of Philadelphia. The 426-bed residence hall for first-year students is a live-learn community that incorporates numerous sustainable features to achieve Green Globes building certification through the Green Building Initiative. To facilitate this new development, Langan designed the open-air plaza and streetscape on the neighboring streets and spearheaded the land-development permitting process with the City of Philadelphia agencies. The tight urban site, combined with substantial grade changes around the property, created complexity; especially with respect to the stormwater management and ADA accessible design.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Clients
Design Collective Inc.
University of Sciences
Campus Apartments

Services
Site/Civil
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
Design Collective


Temple University Aramark STAR Complex

OVERVIEW
The Temple University Aramark Student Training & Recreation Center (STAR) Complex sits on a 4-acre site and includes an enclosed 60-yard football practice field, recreational facilities, a neighborhood recreational track, classroom space for the College of Public Health, green stormwater infrastructure, and a landscaped entry plaza. Langan provided site/civil engineering, landscape architecture, and survey services to facilitate the development. In addition to providing design and engineering services, Langan was responsible for securing land development permits from the Philadelphia Water Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Client
Temple University

Services
Site/Civil
Surveying/Geospatial
Landscape Architecture


Bridesburg Riverfront Park

OVERVIEW
Langan is leading a team of designers and engineers who are creating a 10-acre park on a paved brownfield on Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront. A varied landscape featuring a central lawn framed by an upland meadow, a gravel garden stormwater swale, and riparian plantings will create the setting for park amenities including a stage pavilion, lawn amphitheater, boardwalk, and stage pavilion. Langan’s understanding of the site’s environmental conditions and regulatory realities guided the park’s design and soil-management strategy. Our subconsultants for the project include SITIO Architecture, Ground Reconsidered, O’Donnell and Naccarato, Arora Engineering, Milrose Consultants, and Becker & Frondorf.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Clients
Riverfront North Partnership (RNP)
Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation (PPR)

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Landscape Architecture
Surveying/Geospatial


Bartram’s Mile

OVERVIEW
Langan helped the City of Philadelphia transform a one-mile stretch of vacant river frontage along the western banks of the tidal Schuylkill through the extension of the Schuylkill River Trail and the creation of new parks and an innovative neighborhood stormwater management system. Langan was responsible for the conceptual design of the stormwater system; permitting; geotechnical investigation; and final design of all elements of the project, including trail design, traffic engineering, and complete streets design. 

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Client
City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department

Services
Environmental
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Traffic & Transportation
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
Andropogon Associates


Race Street Pier

OVERVIEW
Race Street Pier is one of the first public spaces to be designed and built by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation as part of the new Civic Vision for the Central Delaware Riverfront. Pier 11 was identified as an early action park site and the project was faced with an aggressive schedule, as required by the City.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Clients
Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
James Corner Field Operations

Services
Waterfront & Marine
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Traditional Surveying

Strategic Partners
CHPlanning
VJ Associates


Race Street Connector

OVERVIEW
The Race Street Connector project includes the beautification and streetscape improvements along Race Street between 2nd Street and Columbus Boulevard. The improvements serve to enhance the pedestrian experience when traveling from Old City to the Delaware River by creating a welcoming and effective connection. More specifically, the improvements create an attractive gateway to the Race Street Pier on the Delaware River.

The project’s streetscape improvements largely focused on enhancing the pedestrian footway with decorative illuminating screen walls, architectural lighting, street furnishings, ornamental bollards and decorative landscaping. Roadway improvements included the addition of a designated bike lane along Race Street and the reconfiguration of two intersection alignments at Front Street and Water Street. The reconfigured alignments will allow pedestrians to cross the intersections without the use of curb ramps and will improve pedestrian-vehicular interaction at these intersections.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Clients
Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
James Corner Field Operations

Services
Site/Civil
Traditional Surveying
Landscape Architecture


Pier 53 – Washington Avenue Green

OVERVIEW
Langan was retained to support the design-build improvements at Pier 53. The overarching goals of the project were threefold: ecologic enhancement, public access and community involvement, and balancing these priorities. The project sets a precedent for a larger program by serving as a template for ecological enhancements that will be effective for the adaptive reuse of industrial waterfronts. The ecological restoration will serve as a model for the proposed development of the entire 30-acre South Wetlands Park.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Clients
Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
Applied Ecological Services, Inc.

Services
Waterfront & Marine
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Traditional Surveying
Natural Resources & Permitting
Landscape Architecture


Fashion District Philadelphia

OVERVIEW
Langan collaborated with the owners, architect, and design team to transform the Gallery at Market East into a modern, mixed-use shopping and entertainment destination. The Fashion District Philadelphia is an urban redevelopment project along Market Street, spanning between 8th and 11th Streets, containing 1.5 million square-feet of mixed-use space. Langan worked with the design team to prepare detailed engineering drawings and helped navigate a complex permitting path.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Clients
Macerich
PREIT

Services
Site/Civil
Surveying/Geospatial
Traffic & Transportation
Environmental

Architect
JPRA Architects


Dietz & Watson Headquarters Expansion

OVERVIEW
After a devastating fire, the Dietz & Watson deli products distribution plant in Delanco, NJ was forced to find a new place to call home. The food industry giant opted to return to their roots in the city of Philadelphia and expand upon their existing 22-acre corporate headquarters. The expansion will include a new 200,000-SF enhancement of its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility, and a new fleet-maintenance facility. Langan provided site/civil, environmental, geotechnical and traffic engineering; landscape architecture; and survey services in the redevelopment of a portion of the former Frankford Arsenal site along the Delaware River. Langan’s brownfield redevelopment experience and regulatory expertise contributed to the accelerated permitting schedule.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Client
Dietz & Watson

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Landscape Architecture
Surveying/Geospatial
Traffic & Transportation

Architect
Architetra


Lincoln Financial Field Stadium Expansion

OVERVIEW
Lincoln Financial Field, home stadium of the Philadelphia Eagles, seats 69,000. Langan was retained to assist with stadium improvements, including seating expansion, suite and amenity enhancements, exterior plaza and gate enhancements. We designed two new stormwater bioretention areas which manage over 1,800 CF of stormwater, and a new 15,000-SF pedestrian plaza paved with porous pavement, as part of a strategy to implement green stormwater management.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Clients
WLS Consulting, LLC
Philadelphia Eagles

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Traditional Surveying
Terrestrial Scanning/BIM

Architect
Gensler