The Bulfinch Companies Cambridge, MA
BSC Group provided integrated services for The Bulfinch Companies’ Cambridge Discovery Park, a LEED-certified research and development facility with six new buildings, two new structured parking garages and a passive park. As part of the design, BSC prepared master plans for utilities, roadways, landscape, and drainage. Notably, BSC designed an innovative stormwater management system, which filters stormwater through a series of man-made stormwater wetlands, first a sediment-collecting forebay followed by polishing basins with shelves to support multiple levels of emergent wetland species. Additionally, BSC played an integral role in permitting, achieving approvals for the first phase within a compressed timeframe, involving a continuously evolving design with extensive project team coordination. Additionally, BSC provided resiliency planning efforts, as the park is located within a 100-year floodplain, which required the application of Green Infrastructure design elements to compensate for the displacement of floodwaters caused by the site redevelopment.