An importer of natural gas based in Everett, MA wanted to build a visitor's center to host potential clients and other dignitaries. The program for the building (with a stair tower designed to resemble a gas storage tank) required construction of a well landscaped drop off zone, and an outdoor patio behind the building which was sized to accommodate a large tent for gatherings.
The particular challenge on this project was that, due to the site's industrial heritage, a large portion of the soils are contaminated. All of our site work and landscaping had to be installed on top of a pre-existing concrete slab. Raised beds provided the necessary landscape setting. We also designed a rooftop landscape so the facility can be viewed from a bird's eye perspective.
Owner: GDF Suez / Distrigas
Architect: Ganek Architects
Civil Engineer: McKenzie Engineering Group
Contractor: C.P. Berry Construction