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Columbia University Manhattanville

OVERVIEW
Langan was retained to serve as the lead environmental engineer and consulting firm for the University's 17-acre Manhattanville campus development  in West Harlem. The development and expansion is comprised of academic and research facilities, housing for graduate students, faculty, and other employees of Columbia University, as well as retail stores and open space areas.

Location
New York, NY

Client
Columbia University

Service
Environmental

Architect
Davis Brody Bond

Strategic Partner
Lend Lease


Fordham University Law School – Upper West Side Campus

OVERVIEW
The new Fordham University Law School is part of Fordham's 15-year master plan expansion for its Upper West Side campus. A 22-story tower is expected to house up to 430 undergraduate students and the nine-story lower level will house lecture halls, library and conference spaces with the remaining upper stories housing dormitory and mechanical spaces. Langan provided a variety of services and made recommendations for limiting the effects of vibrations and movements of adjacent structures during construction.

Location
New York, NY

Services
Site/Civil
Environmental
Geotechnical


Cornell Tech – Tata Innovation Center

OVERVIEW
Langan provided geotechnical services in support of the construction of a six-story, 430,000-SF building that houses education/research facilities and commercial spaces, which is part of the larger Cornell Tech campus development project on Roosevelt Island. Located south of the Queensboro Bridge, the facility will provide a collaborative environment for students, faculty, and researchers invested in the advancement of cutting-edge digital technologies.
AWARDS
2018 Urban Land Institute New York Excellence in Development Awards, Hotel Development
2019 AIA NY Design Award, Architecture Category

Location
Roosevelt Island, NY

Client
Forest City Ratner

Service
Geotechnical

Architect
Weiss/Manfredi

Strategic Partner
Thornton Tomasetti


New York University – Bioengineering Institute Center

OVERVIEW
Langan provided geotechnical, environmental, site/civil, and permitting services for these new facilities. The project will progress in two phases. Phase I consists of the construction of an eleven-story, 170,000-SF building with a footprint of about 15,650 SF, including two basement levels. Phase II will include an adjacent eight-story building directly south of the Phase I site and will commence in 2016. A key challenge at this site was that the geology was very difficult, with varying bedrock from 20 feet to 65 feet below grade. This required the foundations to consist of a shallow mat foundation for the east half and a deep foundation for the west half of the site.

Location
New York, NY

Client
New York University

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental


The New School – University Center

OVERVIEW
Located at 14th Street and 5th Avenue in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan, The New School expanded its academic and student “social” spaces with construction of a 16-story educational facility. Development included demolition of the existing building and construction of a 375,000-SF structure with two cellar levels. The building houses seven floors of academic and classroom space, including a large auditorium, and nine floors of efficiency dormitory apartments (totaling 600 beds). Langan’s geotechnical staff evaluated the subsurface conditions, developed recommendations and provided analysis for foundation design and construction. Our environmental engineers supervised a field investigation and prepared a Phase II ESA report, while our site/civil engineers developed the site grading, site water, storm drainage and sanitary sewer design for the project.
AWARDS
2017-20178 ULI Global Awards of Excellence
2015 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project
2015 AIANY Design Award, Merit Award
2014 ACEC NY, Platinum Award
2014 Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award
LEED Gold Certification

Location
New York, NY

Client
The New School

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental
Surveying/Geospatial

Architects
SOM (Design Architect)
SLCE Architects (Residential Architect)

Strategic Partners
The Durst Organization
DeSimone Consulting Engineers


SUNY Stony Brook – Computer Science Building

OVERVIEW
Langan provided multi-discipline services for SUNY Stony Brook’s state-of-the-art, LEED Silver-certified Computer Science Building. The 70,000 SF, three-story building houses various academic, research and administrative components for the Department of Computer Science. The high-tech computing facility, which offers an open, modern and comfortable environment, is conducive for face-to-face and virtual collaboration among the faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students and visitors.

Location
Stony Brook, NY

Client
State University Construction Fund

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
Mitchell | Giurgola Architects


Westchester Community College – Gateway Center

OVERVIEW
Langan provided site/civil and geotechnical engineering services for the new Gateway Center, the first ever LEED Gold certified structure in New York's Westchester County. The 70,000-SF site consists of three new buildings located within 218 wooded acres of Westchester Community College's northeastern quadrant.
AWARDS
New York Construction News: Higher Education/Research - Project of the Year
American Institute of Architects, New York Design Award: Architectural Merit Award

Location
Valhalla, NY

Client
Westchester Community College

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Traditional Surveying


NJIT – Integrative Science and Engineering Laboratory

OVERVIEW
This new 4-story, 24,500-SF state-of-the-art research facility will include wet and dry laboratories, offices, and teacher and student space. Langan provided site/civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering, and surveying services for the new building. Additionally, Langan laser scanned the existing building and created a Revit model for the architect to use for their design, resulting in a more seamless design and construction process. We also provided geotechnical and environmental engineering support services during construction of the facility.

Location
Newark, NJ

Client
New Jersey Institute of Technology

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

Architect
NK Architects


NJIT – Wellness and Event Center

OVERVIEW
Langan provided geotechnical and environmental engineering and surveying services for this new $100-million multipurpose event and fitness center. The 200,000-SF building will be the centerpiece of the university and provide a much needed hub for conferences and events, fitness and team sports practice areas, and student study and gatherings. Langan provided preliminary environmental field investigation for areas of the build site that was formerly occupied by an auto body facility. We also provided LSRP services for the review and remediation of any areas of concern. Langan is currently providing geotechnical and environmental engineering support services during construction.

Location
Newark, NJ

Client
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
AECOM


Rutgers University – Business School

OVERVIEW
This 6-story building, designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, is the gateway feature to the master-planned Livingston Campus. The building provides more than two dozen teaching rooms and a 440-seat, theater-styled auditorium. Langan's stormwater management strategy incorporated several Best Management Practices such as a bioretention basin and a constructed stormwater wetland. Project challenges included the relocation of several active campus utility mains and the incorporation of a geothermal well field into the project's overall green initiative.

Location
Piscataway, NJ

Client
Rutgers University

Services
Site/Civil
Natural Resources & Permitting


Carnegie Mellon University – David A. Tepper Quadrangle

OVERVIEW
In conjunction with the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) master plan, the university is relocating their Tepper School of Business from the existing 146,350-SF building on Tech Street to a new facility located in the existing North Quad parking lot off Forbes Avenue. This new Tepper School includes a 295,000-SF building on the 4.5-acre quad and approximately 250 new parking spaces. Langan provided site/civil, transportation, and traditional surveying for the project.
AWARDS
2019 ENR Mid-Atlantic Best Project, Award of Merit - Higher Education/Research
2019 Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania Excellence Award
Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania - Commercial Project of the Year

Location
Pittsburgh, PA

Client
Carnegie Mellon University

Services
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Traditional Surveying

Architect
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners


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


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


University of Connecticut – Innovation Partnership Building

OVERVIEW
The 115,000 SF Innovation Partnership Building is the first building within UConn's Technology Park campus, developed to connect leading industries with advanced research facilities and foster innovative solutions for real-world problems. We provided survey, geotechnical and civil engineering, and landscape architecture for this project. Our site design minimized impacts to the primarily wooded lot and reduced the views of parking along the roadway through grading and landscape design. Additionally, 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
Storrs, CT

Client
University of Connecticut

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Landscape Architecture
Traditional Surveying

Architect
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill


University of Connecticut – School of Fine Arts

OVERVIEW
Langan collaborated with H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture LLC to provide professional site/civil engineering, landscape architecture, and survey services for the implementation of select portions of the Fine Arts Master Plan within UConn’s main campus in Storrs, Connecticut. The project transformed the northern ‘back’ of the theatre arts building with a new scene production shop building designed by H3 Architecture and a gracious, new north entrance to the arts complex and improved access to Von der Mehden Hall. Langan helped transform the grade differential between the building entry and the site into sculptural stairs and a universally accessible ramp. These site features create a counterpoint to the building volume while stretching out into the landscape as sculptural elements that can also serve as an informal amphitheater for impromptu performances.

Location
Storrs, CT

Client
University of Connecticut

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

Architect
H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture LLC


Dock 72 at Brooklyn Navy Yard

OVERVIEW
Langan provided multi-discipline services during the design and construction of Dock 72 at Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 300-acre site is located between Dry Docks 2 and 3. The 675,000 SF, 16-story building offers office space for technology and start-up companies, with WeWork being the anchor tenant.

Overall improvements included construction of the office building and surrounding site work, utility infrastructure, three adjacent on-site parking lots, and new electrical distribution from the distant Con Edison substation.
AWARD
2017 Public Design Commission, Award for Excellence in Design

Location
New York, NY

Clients
Rudin Management
WeWork
Boston Properties

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Surveying/Geospatial

Architects
S9 Architecture
Fogarty Finger
Perkins Eastman


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


InterActiveCorp (IAC) Headquarters Building

OVERVIEW
Langan's integrated services helped overcome numerous technical challenges that ultimately transformed a former manufactured gas plant site into an iconic structure on the Hudson River.

AWARDS
2008 American Council of Engineering Companies New York, Engineering Excellence Award, Platinum

Location
New York, NY

Client
The Georgetown Company

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental

Architects
Frank Gehry Architect
Adamson Associates

Strategic Partner
DeSimone Consulting Engineers


787 Eleventh Avenue

OVERVIEW
Langan is providing multi-discipline engineering services during the renovation of an eight-story, 464,000-SF commercial building located on Manhattan’s “Automobile Row.” The project includes a two-story addition and complete renovation of the existing space, which currently houses Jaguar Land Rover, Infiniti, and Nissan dealerships. Once complete, the building will include over-sized windows, open-concept floorplans, 24-foot ceilings, and a 12,000-SF communal roof deck. Langan’s scope of work includes hazmat services, a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, subsurface investigation, and support of excavation design for the new elevator pit and Con Edison transformer vaults. Langan also obtained permits from various public agencies, including New York City (NYC) Department of Parks and Recreation for street tree plantings; NYC Department of Environmental Protection for sewer connections; NYC Department of Transportation for the Con Edison vaults; and NYC Department of Buildings for sidewalk reconstruction.

Location
New York, NY

Client
The Georgetown Company

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental

Architect
Rafael Viñoly Architects

Strategic Partners
Cauldwell Wingate Company
Robert Silman Associates
Icor Associates


7 Bryant Park

OVERVIEW
Occupying the southwest corner across from Bryant Park, this office building contains 474,000 GSF of rentable space over 28 stories, 15 of which are leased by Bank of China. Active New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) tunnels for the B, D, F, and V subway lines run beneath Sixth Avenue, within 200 feet east of the property.

Langan’s environmental engineers performed environmental due diligence, including Phase I and II site assessments, and coordinated the closure of a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation spill case. Our geotechnical engineers oversaw demolition approvals and participated in several meetings with the project team to develop the project strategy.
AWARDS
2019 SARA NY Design Awards
2017 International Design Awards, Architectural Design/New Commercial Building: Bronze
2016 The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award
2016 ENR New York Best Projects Awards: Office/Retail

Location
New York, NY

Client
Hines with Pacolet Milliken Enterprises

Services
Environmental
Geotechnical
Site/Civil

Architect
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects

Strategic Partner
Thornton Tomasetti