Thursday, July 12, 2012

VHB: Sustainable Growth in the Fenway and Beyond

Since 1979, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) has supported many of the nationally and internationally renowned institutions and notable private developments throughout the Fenway and the Longwood Medical & Academic Area as they have grown and transformed in response to demographic, technological, and social change. VHB helps enhance the built and natural environment through planning, engineering, transportation, and environmental services. 

VHB has contributed to the Institutional Master Plans forNortheasternUniversity andWheelockCollege, guiding them through the permitting processes as they plan future improvements. In support of theMuseum of Fine Arts Master Plan, VHB helped reconstruct Museum Road from a one-way to a two-way street. 

For the century-old Fenway Park, VHB contributed a variety of services, from the design of a new drainage system for the reconstruction of Fenway Park's playing field, to traffic and parking studies to enhance vehicle and pedestrian safety and circulation, and even streetscape improvements on roads abutting the park, including the installation of a statue honoring Red Sox Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams and the "Teammates."

VHB has also served as the transportation, permitting, and civil engineering consultant on behalf of Samuels & Associates, Inc., a developer investing in the revitalization of the heart of this historic area, developing projects such as 1330 Boylston, Trilogy, and the Fenway Triangle mixed use project. These projects have allowed for the expansion of Fenway Health, which has served the community for more than 30 years, as well as traffic and circulation benefits, helping the neighborhood evolve into a thriving urban village. For Meredith Management, VHB is supporting the smart-growth, transit-oriented Fenway Center, which is being designed to transform unused air space over the Massachusetts Turnpike into a variety of residential, office, retail, and parking uses. 

Be it an institution of education, healthcare, art, or culture, each client is guided by a unique mission. VHB's mission is to help translate a clients' visions and ideas and make them a reality.

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