Langan Qualifications

Hudson Yards Redevelopment

OVERVIEW
This major New York City rezoning and redevelopment, led by Related/Oxford, under the joint guidance of New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Hudson Yards Development Corporation, and New York State, is reinventing the once barren west side of Midtown Manhattan. Upon full completion, the site will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial, retail, and residential towers, 14 acres of open park space, a cultural venue, a public school, and a luxury hotel all built over active rail yards.

Location
New York, NY

Client
Hudson Yards, a Related Oxford Venture

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Traditional Surveying
Terrestrial Scanning/BIM

Architects
Kohn Pedersen Fox
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Ismael Leyva Architects
Rockwell Group

Strategic Partners
Thornton Tomasetti
WSP


One Vanderbilt

OVERVIEW
One Vanderbilt is a 1,401-foot-tall office tower located next to the landmark Grand Central Station. The first major development under the Midtown East rezoning, the supertall tower project provided $220 million in transit infrastructure improvements, adding connections to the 42nd Street-Grand Central Terminal subway system, Metro-North, Grand Central Terminal, and future access to the Long Island Rail Road. The project also includes an observation deck, 14,000 SF pedestrian plaza connecting One Vanderbilt and Grand Central, and nearly $17 million invested in sustainable features resulting in LEED Gold and WELL Platinum certifications. Langan performed multidisciplinary services over an 11-year period, including geotechnical, site/civil, and traffic engineering; surveying; and construction inspection. Our integrated approach allowed the project to stay on schedule, despite impending delays during the excavation phase due to demolition challenges. Through an innovative excavation support system–as well as early planning, design, and permitting of major water and sewer replacements–excavation was able to start during demolition, which was a key driver in keeping the construction schedule on track.
AWARDS
2022 ASCE OCEA Honor Award
2022 Regional Plan Association, Project of the Year
2022 ACEC New York, Diamond Award
2022 ACEC National Recognition Award
2022 CTBUH Award of Excellence, Best Tall Building 400 Meters and Above
2022 CTBUH Award of Excellence, Geotechnical Engineering Award
2022 CTBUH Award of Excellence, Best Tall Office Building
2021 ENR New York, Best Projects, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use
2021 ENR New York, Best Projects, Excellence in Sustainability – Merit
2021 ULI Awards for Excellence in Development, Excellence in Office Development
2020 ENR New York, Regional Best Projects, Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Award of Merit
2018 AIA New York Design Awards, Urban Design – Merit Award

Location
New York, NY

Client
SL Green Realty Corporation

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Traditional Surveying
Terrestrial Scanning/BIM

Architect
Kohn Pedersen Fox

Strategic Partners
Hines
Severud Associates
Jaros Baum & Bolles


VIA 57 West

OVERVIEW
Regarded as a cross between Copenhagen-style residential courtyards and a New York City skyscraper, this mixed-use, 38-story residential building in Midtown West includes 709 residential units and ground floor retail space. A massive outdoor courtyard, cut into the center of the building, adds to the structure's unique pyramid-like shape. Langan performed extensive geotechnical and site/civil work including design of a bioswale; in addition, Langan produced a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.

AWARDS
2021 ULI New York, Excellence in Market Rate Housing Development Finalist
2017 ArchDaily Building of the Year
2017 Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence in Development: Housing Development Finalist
2016 Engineering News Record New York, Best Projects Awards: Residential Hospitality
2016 Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats, Best Tall Building Americas
2016 Architect Magazine, Residential Architect Design Award, Multifamily Housing
2016 Architectural Record Top 10 Projects
2016 New York Times, Best Architecture in New York
2016 Society of American Registered Architects New York, Excellence in Residential Design Innovation Award
2015 6SQFT Building of the Year
2012 American Institute of Architects New York, Design Merit Award

Location
New York, NY

Client
The Durst Organization

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil

Architect
Bjarke Ingels Group

Strategic Partners
Thornton Tomasetti
Hunter Roberts Construction Group


Grove at Grand Bay

OVERVIEW
The former Grand Bay Hotel site was replaced by two 21-story luxury residential towers and a three-level podium in Coconut Grove. The varying depth to the towers' bearing layers required that augercast pile foundations vary from intermediate to deeper depths. Langan worked closely with the project design team and the general contractor to understand loading requirements and site constraints caused by former precast pile foundations from the previous development, as well as potential impacts to neighboring properties from the project construction activities. Langan's coordinated geotechnical studies were performed prior to and during demolition of the former building, which resulted in timely foundation designs for the two towers and amenities podium.

Location
Miami, FL

Client
Terra Grove Communities, LLC

Service
Geotechnical

Architect
BIG/NBWW


1000 Museum

OVERVIEW
1000 Museum is the first high-rise building in the Western Hemisphere designed by Pritzker Award winner Zaha Hadid. This ultra-luxury residential building rises 62-stories and stands out among its neighbors at 710-feet-tall. The project fronts historic Biscayne Boulevard in the heart of Downtown Miami. Langan provided geotechnical and environmental services in support of the project.

Location
Miami, FL

Client
1000 Biscayne Tower, LLC

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental

Architect
Zaha Hadid Architects

Strategic Partner
DeSimone Consulting Engineers


PortMiami Tunnel

OVERVIEW
The PortMiami Tunnel project was built in a public-private partnership (P3) and is the first large-diameter tunnel constructed in Florida's challenging soft sedimentary geology using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). The purpose of the PortMiami Tunnel is to relieve traffic congestion in downtown Miami by diverting car, truck, and bus traffic from nearby highways directly to the Port of Miami through twin 42-foot diameter tubes extending below the main ship channel. Langan evaluated the subsurface data to develop the geotechnical engineering parameters required for design of the bored tunnel and the TBM. We also observed and monitored early-phase testing consisting of foundation load testing and Cutter Soil Mixing for the U-wall and cut-and-cover portions of the project.
AWARDS
American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Awards
Florida Engineering Society
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Project Finance Magazine

Location
Miami, FL

Clients
Bouygues Construction
Jacobs Engineering Group

Service
Tender & Contract Phase Support
Geotechnical

Strategic Partners
Miami Access Tunnel Concessionaire
Florida Department of Transportation
Miami-Dade County
City of Miami


Related Santa Clara

OVERVIEW
The overall redevelopment site is the 240-acre former Santa Clara all-purpose landfill, and project plans are for a mixed-use development that includes office, hotel, retail, restaurant, entertainment, residential, and parking space. We are providing integrated site/civil, geotechnical, and environmental services for all project phases.

Location
Santa Clara, CA

Clients
Related Urban
City of Santa Clara, California

Services
Site/Civil
Environmental
Geotechnical


One Rincon Hill

OVERVIEW
The One Rincon Hill South Tower is the tallest residential building west of the Mississippi. Langan provided services during the design and construction of both North and South towers. The South Tower required an excavation of about 60-feet deep for five levels of below-grade parking while the North Tower required excavation up to about 30 feet. Langan also performed a Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA), among other tasks.

Location
San Francisco, CA

Client
Rincon Ventures, LLC

Services
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic
Environmental

Architect
Solomon Cordwell Buenz


Levi’s Stadium

OVERVIEW
The San Francisco 49ers Stadium is a 68,500-seat, open-air NFL stadium with an elevated pedestrian walkway at plaza level, retaining walls, interior and exterior concrete masonry unit walls, mechanical and electrical equipment pads, and three pedestrian bridges across the San Tomas Aquino Creek. Langan developed geotechnical, foundation, and seismic design criteria, including site-specific response spectra, for the project. We observed geotechnical aspects during the stadium's construction. Langan took a creative approach to solving issues as they arose and consulted on an alternative foundation system of more than 3,000 drilled displacement piles. This system proved to be cost-effective and was successfully completed within the aggressive construction schedule.


AWARDS
2016 American Council of Engineering Companies, Engineering Excellence Award

Location
Santa Clara, CA

Client
San Francisco 49ers

Services
Geotechnical
Earthquake/Seismic

Architect
HNTB


Mercedes-Benz Stadium

OVERVIEW
Langan was retained as the environmental and geotechnical engineer of record for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons. The 1.8-million-SF multi-purpose, 71,000-seat retractable roof stadium opened for the 2017 NFL Season. As the geotechnical and environmental consultant on the project, Langan continued its role throughout construction by providing asbestos abatement oversight, monitoring and testing of excavated soils to comply with the environmental soils management plan, underground storage tank closure management, storage tank closure assessments, vibration monitoring within the Marta Tunnel structure and geotechnical oversight of various foundation and ground improvement systems.

Location
Atlanta, GA

Client
Darden & Company

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental

Architects
HOK (360 Architecture)
Goode Van Slyke Architecture
Stanley Beaman & Sears
tvsdesign

Strategic Partner
ICON Venue Group


Jeddah Tower

OVERVIEW
Rising 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) into the Arabian sky, the tower will eclipse the reigning tallest building by 173 meters (568 feet). The first phase of the Kingdom City comprises the Tower, a 65,000-square-meter retail mall, and a 3,000+ car underground garage. Langan's role has included the development and oversight of the site subsurface investigation, final design of the piles in collaboration with the design team, stormwater management and integration of the circulation and volume demands of the Tower and retail building into the traffic master plan for Jeddah's Kingdom City.

Location
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Client
Jeddah Economic Company

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation

Architect
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Strategic Partners
Thornton Tomasetti
RWDI


Al Maryah Central

OVERVIEW
This new development on Al Maryah Island will encompass nearly 16 hectares of premier shopping and world class dining. It will seamlessly link to luxury hotels, The Galleria mall, and residential and commercial towers. Langan was retained to carry out full-scale geotechnical and environmental investigations. Langan provided geotechnical recommendations for foundation design, an environmental site investigation, an environmental impact assessment, and a construction environmental management plan. Based on the extensive physical survey data collected at the site and surrounding areas, Langan also developed a 3D Revit survey model.

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Client
Gulf Related

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental
Traditional Surveying
Terrestrial Scanning/BIM