Project Spotlight Tour: Langan Leader, February 2022

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

  • Merrick at the Square, Worcester, MA
  • Houston Cold Port, Houston, TX
  • UConn Public Safety Building, Storrs, CT
  • 555 Greenwich, New York, NY
  • Alta 99th Avenue Apartments, Phoenix, AZ
  • The Battery, Philadelphia, PA

Merrick at the Square

OVERVIEW
Merrick at the Square is a four-story, 49-unit affordable housing building under construction adjacent to the existing Sever Square Apartments, which is also owned and managed by The Community Builders. The project was submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development’s One Stop Application in January 2022. Langan conducted boundary, topographic, and ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys; advanced three soil borings across the site with a truck-mounted drill rig; and provided schematic design, design development, and construction documentation services.

Location
Worcester, MA

Client
The Community Builders

Services
Surveying/Geospatial
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Landscape Architecture


Houston Cold Port

OVERVIEW
Accessible to the Port of Houston Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals, this 315,000 SF cold storage warehouse is designed to accommodate a variety of uses, including freezer and/or cooler cold storage, food processing and manufacturing, and food distribution. Langan provided a Texas Department of Transportation storm water drainage analysis based upon the survey of the property, floodplain mitigation and coordination, traffic impact analysis, public bidding services, and construction administration services.

Location
Houston, TX

Client
ARCO Design/Build

Services
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation


UConn Public Safety Building Renovation & Addition

OVERVIEW
This UConn Public Safety Building project included 4,400 SF of renovation work, a 3,500 SF addition on the east side of the building, and a small lobby addition. Langan provided conceptual site design drawings including site layout, spot grades, drainage, and site utilities to support the development of a schematic-level cost estimate by others. We also addressed the quantity and quality of stormwater runoff in a stormwater management report, which included calculations for new drainage facilities including detention storage to meet UConn’s requirements.

Location
Storrs, CT

Client
University of Connecticut

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

Architect
Christopher Williams Architects


555 Greenwich

OVERVIEW
555 Greenwich is a 270,000 SF, 16-story office tower designed with sustainable, clean energy technology to minimize the environmental impact of the project while providing a healthy space for tenants. The building also utilizes its concrete superstructure and foundations for thermal energy storage. Following enrollment of the site in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Brownfield Cleanup Program, Langan designed the site remediation, conducted a treatability study, and addressed site soil and groundwater contamination. We also prepared boundary, topographic, and utility surveys; conducted 3D laser scans of the adjacent building façade and structural components; performed construction monitoring and special inspections of the foundations; and provided subsurface investigations, a site-specific seismic evaluation, support of excavation design, and waterproofing design.

Location
New York, NY

Clients
Trinity Church Wall Street
Hines

Services
Environmental
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
COOKFOX Architects

Strategic Partner
Thornton Tomasetti


Alta 99th Avenue Apartments

OVERVIEW
Alta 99th Avenue Apartments consists of 13 three-story residential buildings, along with an amenity building, pool area, dog park, sand volleyball court, and pickleball court. Langan’s scope included an engineered site plan and plans for grading and drainage, private utilities, fire hydrants, stormwater management, offsite paving, and signage and striping. We coordinated with the City of Phoenix regarding the Master Streets Plan and the Algodon Planned Unit Development, and the Salt River Project to relocate abandoned irrigation infrastructure.

Location
Phoenix, AZ

Client
Wood Partners

Service
Site/Civil

Architect
Design Balance

Strategic Partner
ABLA (Landscape Architect)


The Battery

OVERVIEW
This project involves the redevelopment of the abandoned Delaware Power Station, which supplied power to Philadelphia from 1920 to 2004. The 500,000 SF development will include a two-story residential addition, and event and office space. One challenge was designing features, such as stormwater solutions, that respected the Philadelphia Water Department’s (PWD) right-of-way with its storm sewer and outfall while grading the site. Langan reviewed record plans and provided an investigation plan to obtain depths and locations of utilities. With this information, we worked with PWD to develop a design that met stormwater management regulations and limited disruptions to the right-of-way. Future project phases include a 300-space parking lot, landscaping, stormwater management, site lighting, and a 900-foot waterfront trail connecting the site to the Delaware River Trail in Penn Treaty Park.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Client
Fastrack Construction

Services
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Natural Resources & Permitting
Landscape Architecture