Project Spotlight Tour: Langan Leader, May 2021

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

  • MuseumLab, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA
  • UT Tyler Soules College of Business – Tyler, TX
  • 2222 Market Street – Philadelphia, PA
  • 11 Hoyt Street – New York, NY
  • UCI Verano 8 Graduate Student Housing – Irvine, CA
  • Freshkills Park, South Park – Staten Island, NY

MuseumLab – Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

OVERVIEW
MuseumLab inspires immersive learning in kids 10+ by offering cutting-edge studios, maker labs, and gallery spaces that encourage experiences in art, tech, and making. Formerly home to the Carnegie Library, the historic building closed in 2006 after being struck by lightning. The rehabilitation blends old and new to honor the building’s history and highlight its original 1890 archways while welcoming the future of learning. Langan provided site/civil, geotechnical, and traffic engineering services for the project, which achieved LEED Gold v4 Certification and exceeded Architecture 2030 goals.
AWARDS
2020 Dezeen Awards, Civic and Cultural Interior of the Year
2020 AIA Pittsburgh, Silver Award
2020 Architizer A+ Awards Honoree, Project of the Year
2020 RAIA International Award for Sustainable Architecture
2020 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation, Construction: Rehabilitation
2018 ULI Pittsburgh, Award of Excellence / Visionary Place

Location
Pittsburgh, PA

Client
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Traffic & Transportation

Architects
Koning Eizenberg Architecture
Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel Architects (Architect of Record)


UT Tyler Soules College of Business

OVERVIEW
The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) developed the 140,000-SF, four-story Soules College of Business to help facilitate the University’s goal of becoming a destination campus committed to innovation and growth. The facility focuses on the STEM and business programs, providing a 135-seat auditorium, classrooms, and interactive lab spaces for disciplines including metals and non-metals, robotics, software engineering, data mining, digital forensics, data analytics, networking, retail and consumer insights research, and practical application. The project also included the addition of 60 faculty offices, a dean’s suite, multiple collaboration and study areas, and a 100,000-SF, three-level parking garage. Langan’s team provided site/civil construction documents and construction phase assistance.

Location
Tyler, TX

Client
University of Texas at Tyler

Service
Site/Civil

Architect
SmithGroup

Strategic Partners
JE Dunn Construction
David C. Scarborough Landscape Architecture


2222 Market Street

OVERVIEW
2222 Market Street is a 19-story, 305,000-SF tower that will serve as the new founding office for a global law firm, providing flexible workspace planning, multiple outdoor terrace amenities, a fitness center, and a conference center. The building is specifically designed to have an extraordinarily light carbon footprint and will be seeking LEED-CS Gold and Fitwel certifications. Langan provided Phase I and hazardous materials sampling services to support site preparation and demolition, coordinated with the project tenant, and helped develop a materials sampling plan to pre-characterize fill material in accordance with the PA Management of Fill Policy.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Client
Parkway Corporation

Service
Environmental

Architect
Gensler

Strategic Partner
IMC Construction


11 Hoyt Street

OVERVIEW
11 Hoyt Street is a 57-story, 620-foot-tall residential tower with 481 units, private outdoor spaces, a fitness and aquatic center, 75-foot-long pool, sauna, and yoga studio. To manage high building loads and a tall structure sensitive to differential settlement, Langan designed a mat foundation with drilled concrete settlement reducers into the sands beneath the tower. Since the site previously contained a below-grade parking garage, our team developed a solution to reuse the garage walls, which allowed the tower to be constructed from within and eliminated the need for a new cellar. We also completed test borings and test pits, provided special inspections, and coordinated agency approval for the excavations and foundations because of the site’s proximity to the subway.

Location
Brooklyn, NY

Client
Tishman Speyer

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical

Architects
Hill West Architects
Studio Gang

Strategic Partners
McNamara Salvia Structural Engineers
Cosentini Associates


UCI Verano 8 Graduate Student Housing

OVERVIEW
Located on a 7.8-acre site, the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Verano 8 Graduate Student Housing project will provide housing for 1,050 residents, a multi-level parking garage, and a new community building. The goal of this design-build project is to address the need for affordable housing, satisfy housing guarantees, and provide residence options for UCI’s growing graduate student population. Langan is developing a hydrology and hydraulic study to compare and address pre-development conditions, providing plan preparation for site utilities, and conducting a supplemental topographic survey. We are also performing subsurface explorations and developing customized foundation design recommendations to allow the building to straddle a 96-inch diameter storm drain that traverses the site.

Location
Irvine, CA

Client
Hensel Phelps

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil

Architect
Mithun


Freshkills Park – South Park

OVERVIEW
Once home to the 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill, the world’s largest landfill, this site is currently undergoing a transformation to become Freshkills Park, New York City’s largest new park in over a century. Once complete, it will be three times the size of Central Park. The South Park is the latest addition to the project’s phased construction. For this phase, Langan helped develop the landfill gas mitigation system and an innovative stormwater management system. With a focus on sustainability and resiliency, we successfully designed the site layout, utility locations, and stormwater management systems to minimize disruption to wetlands and forested areas, and reused areas of degraded ecologies for stormwater capture. We also prepared an innovative pollution prevention plan, establishing the sampling required to monitor construction and post-construction runoff at new discharge points.
AWARD
2021 Langan Sustainable Project of the Year

Location
Staten Island, NY

Client
Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners

Services
Site/Civil
Environmental
Geotechnical
Land Use Planning
Natural Resources & Permitting

Strategic Partner
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation