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.
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.