Nitsch Wins ACEC/MA Silver Award

Cambridge, MA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Nitsch Engineering, a firm with offices in Boston, Worcester and Lawrence, as a Silver Award Winner for Engineering Excellence for its work on MIT’s North Corridor in Cambridge.

MIT’s North Corridor project

The North Corridor project provided the opportunity to reinforce MIT’s position as a leader in campus sustainability and stewardship for stormwater, landscape ecology, and resilience. A vision of a landscaped student space made the site an ideal fit to serve as a pilot project for the implementation of existing stormwater management strategies and a testing ground for unique tools formulated in the Landscape Ecology Plan.

Nitsch Engineering’s innovation in designing a flexible landscape filter, a unique modification of the bioretention basin technique, reduced drainage to the city system using a design that could be manipulated around complex urban utilities.

The 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Awards Gala.