Boston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Nitsch Engineering as a 2021 Silver Engineering Excellence Award winner for its work on the Christian Science Plaza.
Nitsch Engineering provided civil engineering and land surveying services for the revitalization of the The First Church of Christ, Scientist Plaza, which encompasses approximately 10 acres in Boston’s Back Bay and has protected landmark status by the Boston Landmarks Commission. The church wanted to embed its mission into the site’s redesign: be less wasteful, be conscious of history, and be welcoming to all. The project team uncovered decades-old drainage and plumbing techniques and identified long-term ineffectual water use. The team then prioritized environmental sustainability in the restoration and repair of the plaza to better serve the church’s community.