Project Spotlight Tour: Langan Leader, April 2019

Learn more about Langan’s involvement in our featured projects.

Front and York – Brooklyn, NY
The Shoppes at Middletown – Middletown, NJ
1509 Smallman Street – Pittsburgh, PA
Francis Walsh Intermediate School – Branford, CT
Meridian Hill Park – Washington, DC
Gateway of Pacific – South San Francisco, CA

 

Front and York

OVERVIEW
Langan is providing site/civil and geotechnical services for the 1.1 million-SF, full-block, rectangular site located in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn. The building will consist of a 9 story podium and two offset, twelve story towers on opposite corners of Front and York Streets. The development will include 408 condos and 320 rental units and will feature a swimming pool and retail/community space. Langan addressed issues associated with site layout, grading, earthwork, drainage, stormwater management, erosion control, utility connections, on-site vehicular and pedestrian circulation, public right-of-way improvements, and agency permitting. Langan also performed 3D Finite element analyses as part of the foundation design for the towers and podium, taking into account the adjacent New York City Transit (NYCT) tunnel below Jay Street. Our team designed the support of excavation (SOE) system to accommodate a 40-foot-deep excavation, which required multiple iterations with NYCT to obtain approvals.

Location
Brooklyn, NY

Clients
CIM Group
LIVWRK

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical

Architect
Morris Adjmi Architects

Strategic Partners
Cosentini Associates
WSP


The Shoppes at Middletown

OVERVIEW
The Shoppes at Middletown is a 340,000-SF premier outdoor retail center achored by Wegmans and CMX Cinema. This complex redevelopment project called for significant off-site highway improvements to Route 35 and local roadways, realignment, and utility relocation. Upgrades included water, sewer, electric, telecommunication and gas services. Langan closely coordinated with New Jersey agencies, such as the Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Protection throughout the design process for permit approvals. The stormwater design consisted of a combination of different systems, including detention, infiltration, bio-detention and underground pipe galleries, discharging to the existing stormwater pipes in Route 35 to Town Brook and McClees Creek.

Location
Middletown, NJ

Client
National Realty & Development Corp.

Architect
MMA Architects


1509 Smallman Street – Pittsburgh

OVERVIEW
The 1509 Smallman Street development is located at 15th and Smallman streets, adjacent to the produce terminal in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. The development, known as District Fifteen, features 105,000 SF of commercial office space features 105,000 SF of commercial office space, which will be occupied by Facebook’s Oculus division, along with 150 surface parking spaces. In support of the development, Langan’s traffic team attended a scoping meeting with the City of Pittsburgh to determine the scope needed for a Transportation Impact Assessment. This meeting enabled Langan to build consensus with the review agencies on the scope of the study, trip generation and methodology for trip distribution, analysis years and growth factors. To complete the assessment, the Langan traffic team conducted a field examination, performed manual traffic counts, developed trip distributions, developed future base volumes using an appropriate background traffic growth factor, conducted peak capacity analyses, and prepared a traffic study report suitable for submission to the review agencies.

Location
Pittsburgh, PA

Client
RDC Design-Build, Inc.

Service
Traffic & Transportation

Architect
DLA+Architecture


Francis Walsh Intermediate School

OVERVIEW
The Francis Walsh School project is a renovation and expansion of a 190,000-SF intermediate school on a 20-acre site which involves an addition on the east side of the building where the current bus drop-off and teacher parking lot is located, renovation of common spaces (cafeteria, gymnasium, support offices etc.) and demolition of the southern wing. Project challenges include former marsh and wetland areas that could impact the proposed development. Langan’s geotechnical services included subsurface exploration consisting of SPT soil borings up to 30- to 50-feet below existing site grades for building areas and about 10-feet below existing site grades for parking and playing field areas. Langan performed a pre-demolition/renovation hazardous building materials survey throughout the interior and exterior of the building.

Location
Branford, CT

Client
Antinozzi Associates, P.C.

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental
Surveying/Geospatial
Traffic & Transportation


Meridian Hill Park

OVERVIEW
Meridian Hill Park sits on a hill a little over a mile and a half north of the White House. Langan performed a variety of services for design and data collection for Phases V and VI of the Meridian Hill renovation project. In the Lower Plaza, Langan provided an accessible route into the lower level of the park from 16th Street, which consisted of three ramps that complied with the Architectural Barriers Act Standards. Langan also performed a geotechnical investigation, which consisted of concrete coring, geotechnical dynamic cone penetration tests, and soil sampling at the south portion of the park near the James Buchanan Memorial.

Location
Washington, DC

Client
National Park Service

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
Mills + Schnoering Architects


Gateway of Pacific

OVERVIEW
Langan is providing multi-disciplinary services for Phase I of Gateway of Pacific — a 1.3-million-SF laboratory and office campus development. Phase I includes the construction of a 12-story building with a basement and penthouse that includes two wings connected by a 5-story atrium; a 2-level below-grade parking garage; an amenity building above the parking garage; surface parking and associated grading; and landscaping and other improvements. Our geotechnical team is charged with evaluating the subsurface conditions and providing foundation and grading recommendations for the development and improvements. Langan consulted on the conceptual design phase and is now providing construction observation services for Phase I. Our environmental team performed site characterizations to assess the potential for the presence of hazardous substances by analyzing soil and groundwater samples.

Location
South San Francisco, CA

Client
BioMed Realty

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental

Architect
Flad Architects