Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
After establishing their headquarters in Cambridge, MA, Novartis looked to build a new office center to support its research campus, which was located in the adjacent historic NECCO candy factory. This site was long, thin, and challenging. Just take the limited municipal stormwater system capacity and having to design a streetscape that must adhere to the Mass. Ave. improvement initiative, running concurrently with the project timeline. Novartis turned to VHB to get creative. Drawing on our proven track record with the City of Cambridge, we delivered a mutually beneficial streetscape and access, which is now seen as an attractive, functional gateway into the Novartis property. Delivering a smooth ride.