ACEC/MA Awards Moderna Manufacturing Facility Project

Moderna Clinical Development Manufacturing Facility

Norwood, MA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Pare Corporation as a winner of their 2020 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for their work on the Moderna Clinical Development Manufacturing Facility in Norwood.

The 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards were recently announced and will be celebrated at the 2021 ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala. The awards celebrate innovation, ingenuity, and excellence in engineering achievement.

Pare provided structural assessment and design of the $130 million Moderna Clinical Development Manufacturing Facility. The project involved a gut renovation of a 200,000sf former Polaroid manufacturing plant. Pare performed extensive field inspections/assessments to determine the existing building’s structural capacity and to develop a 3D REVIT model. This model guided the design team in fitting the existing building to the programming requirements of Moderna. Pare then design an independent structural system that extends through the existing building to new foundations.  This system supports six Pare-designed rooftop platforms totaling 33,000sf and supporting 26 air handling units weighing 270 tons.

Pare is a multidisciplinary firm comprised of engineers, planners, environmental and wetland scientists, GIS professionals, and regulatory permitting specialists. Pare is known for its expertise in sustainable and low-impact development, resiliency and smart growth planning, and LEED and Envision documentation for sustainability certifications.