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November 21, 2017

Does this article title take you back to the days of exacting space programming and subsequent test fits and final design documentation based upon specific people and processes in a client’s company? It wasn’t that long ago actually. Then we had a revelation that flexibility and adaptability perhaps was more attractive to clients (to win projects) or better yet… may support their operational mission and desired company culture. 

October 30, 2017

Design and coordination of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems for life sciences facilities is particularly challenging since the quantity of individual systems and their specific access requirements are typically much more demanding than other facility types.

September 22, 2017

R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP is a Boston-based, full-service engineering firm, who collaborated with architectural design firm Robert A.M. Stern (RAMSA) on the design of two new Pavilion buildings, a Gateway building, and Winter Garden on the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Cambridge, MA campus. 

July 25, 2017

Technology is enabling dramatic changes in the retail and hospitality industries, allowing customers to shop how and when they want.  These changes disrupt the traditional parameters of place and set store hours, giving way to the convenience of shopping from anywhere at any time, even incorporating social media and friends participation in personal shopping.

June 8, 2017

Collaborative Design, Design Assist, Colocation, Integrated Project Delivery, Evidence Based Design, and so many other buzzwords have made their way into the lexicon of the AEC community and especially on healthcare projects. Our belief is that the future of the AEC industry will require further enabling of a cooperative design collaboration mindset.

March 22, 2017

In May of 2016, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) was certified LEED Silver for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance by the U.S. Green Building Council. This award distinguishes the facility as one of the largest buildings in New England and among a handful of convention centers in the world to be awarded LEED certification. Vanderweil successfully led the project team through this certification, returning to the BCEC years after completing the MEP design for the building.