This 17-story mixed-use development features Class A office space and multi-level retail spaces on Boston’s renowned Boylston Street corridor. The building includes a rainwater collection system, wind turbines, and solar panels and consumes 45 percent less energy than a typical building of its size, which earned it the title of Boston’s most sustainable building. VHB managed the local technical permitting and the site/civil and transportation engineering for this complex development. Our familiarity with site constraints and the complex local utility systems was key to securing the permits.
Situated over a portion of sub-surface garage and roadway tunnels, the project’s design and construction required extensive coordination. VHB’s technical achievements included a detailed construction phasing plan and the use of injection wells in conjunction with the building’s stormwater management systems. This design helped the development meet the City’s groundwater conservation overlay district requirements, which were very challenging for this constrained site. VHB has been a key team member for the Prudential Center Redevelopment project since the 1980s.