CAMBRIDGE AND BOSTON, MA – JULY 26, 2019 – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Arup as a 2019 bronze award winner for engineering excellence for their work on the Harvard University Smith Campus Center in Cambridge, MA.
The Smith Campus Center is a new student center and ‘front door’ to Harvard. The Holyoke Center suffered from inefficient systems and lack of amenity space, and Harvard identified this as the ideal location for transformation. The design team of Hopkins Architects, Bruner Cott, and Arup designed a transformative re-use of the building, creating a new student center by creatively adapting the existing building to suit the needs of the university and community. Students, faculty, and visitors are greeted with a stunning glass-enclosed center, with ample amenity space, room for formal/informal gatherings; a space that Harvard will treasure for years. Arup’s Massachusetts office is in Boston.
The 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with special guest emcees Jonathan L. Gulliver, Highway Administrator at MassDOT and Frederick A. Laskey, Executive Director of MWRA.
“Each year we gather to celebrate and recognize engineering firms for projects that demonstrate innovation and excellence,” said Michael J. Walsh, PE, President of ACEC/MA and Vice President of CDM Smith. “We congratulate our winners who work tirelessly throughout the year to advance the goals and values of our organization and the industry.”
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) is the business association of the Massachusetts engineering industry, representing over 120 independent engineering companies engaged in the development of transportation, environmental, industrial, and other infrastructure. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Boston, MA, ACEC/MA is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) based in Washington, DC. ACEC is a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations. For more information on ACEC/MA, visit their website at
www.acecma.org. ACEC/MA is undertaking an awareness campaign to educate the public on the many contributions engineers make (or the engineering innovations) in everyday life through their hash tag #EngineeringGoFigure