Our Projects

Point Street Waterfront Development

Waterfront Development at Point Street, Yonkers, NY
Project Overview: 
In conjunction with the City of Yonkers’ Master Plan to redevelop its Business District, McLaren was retained to provide structural, marine, bridge, civil, and geotechnical engineering services at Point Street Landing, on the Hudson River. The 32-acre site is bounded by the River to the North and West, to the East by the Hudson Line of Metro-North Railroad, and to the South by a bus depot and bag factory. The site contains 1140 residential units, including 4 high rise buildings ranging from 26 to 39 stories. The structures feature 40,000 square feet of retail space and 54,000 of commercial space. Also included are a public esplanade, a 450-slip marina (225 wet, 225 dry), a new train station for Metro North Railroad and a parking structure.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren, as the waterfront development and marine engineering expert, provided a host of services in the development of this piece of Yonkers shoreline. The services can be broken down into five (5) categories: marine inspection and design; geotechnical and site/civil services; surveying; bridge design; and structural design.
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Structural Engineering
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Marine Engineering
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Permitting
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Site/Civil and Geotechnical Engineering
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Surveying
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Bridge Design
Location: 
Yonkers, New York
Client: 
Homes for America Holdings, Inc.
Project Type: 
Mixed-Use Residential Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2010
Construction Cost: 
700,000,000
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NYCDOT Ferry Shore Facilities

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was engaged by the NYCDOT to provide on an as-needed basis architectural, engineering, and construction related services for their various ferry facilities citywide. The ferry facilities included with this contract include ferry terminals, maintenance berthing facilities, marine and upland structures, buildings, and other facilities (including connecting transit modes).
McLaren's Role: 
To date, McLaren has provided inspection, design, and/or construction management services at seven primary locations. These include the Staten Island Ferry Maintenance Facility, Staten Island Ferry Piers 1 and 2, Slip 4 – St. George Ferry Terminal, Hart/City Island Ferry Transportation Facility, Whitehall Ferry Terminal, Emergency Ferry Landing Barges and Associated Equipment at Slip 7 – St. George Ferry Terminal, and Transfer Bridge Inspections citywide.
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Site/Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
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Marine Engineering
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Surveying
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Structural Assessment
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Permitting
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Construction Support Services
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
New York City Department of Transportation
Project Type: 
Ferry Facility Assessment
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2005-2012
Construction Cost: 
$100,000,000 (Est.)
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Banana Town Homes and Condominiums

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to provide structural design and engineering services for the construction of four (4) residential clusters along the Hudson River. Each cluster is approximately 200 feet wide and varies in length from approximately 200 feet to 300 feet and has a six-story condominium tower and four-story town homes linked into a U-shape. Roadways pass between the clusters and between the town homes and the riverwalk.
McLaren's Role: 
The southern most clusters (clusters I and II) have an elevated terrace structure between the condominium tower and the town homes, with parking at grade level below. The northernmost clusters (clusters III and IV) have parking at grade level between the condominium tower and the town homes, but no elevated terrace. The existing building on site and its foundation has been demolished. CMC (Controlled Modulus Columns) piles will be used for the foundation for the roadways and town homes instead of the conventional H-Piles.
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Building Structural Design
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Foundation Design
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Schematic Design
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Construction Documents
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Construction Administration
Location: 
Weehawken, New Jersey
Client: 
WESKetch Architecture
Project Type: 
Building Structures Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2004-2009
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Pierson Park Shoreline Stabilization

Pierson Park Shoreline
Project Overview: 
Pierson Park in Tarrytown sits on the Hudson River just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge in Westchester County and offers picnic areas, tennis, bocce and basketball courts, and a playground area to the public. The Village of Tarrytown retained the services of McLaren to inspect the existing stone riprap slope along the boundary line between Pierson Park and the Hudson River. This Project won the 2011 Ward House Small Project of the Year Award; given by American Society of Civil Engineers, Lower Hudson Valley Branch.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren inspected and assessed the stone rip-rap as well as evaluated soil conditions, is designing shoreline stabilization improvements, preparing cost analysis and contract documents, and securing all necessary permits. McLaren investigated several alternatives for improving the rip-rap slope, taking into consideration cost efficiency and value engineering.
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Underwater Inspection
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Above Water Inspection
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Shoreline Stabilization Design
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Permitting
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Construction Administration
Location: 
Tarrytown, New York
Client: 
Village of Tarrytown
Project Type: 
Shoreline Stabilization
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2008
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Orange County PAC

Performing Arts Center Fit-Out
Project Overview: 
The Orange County PAC houses several performance spaces, including the 1700-seat Segerstrom Concert Hall, a Music Theater, two rehearsal rooms, and supporting facilities. McLaren was engaged to provide structural and mechanical engineering services for the overhead and surrounding theatrical fit-out, as well as 3-D pre-visualization modeling and drafting of the acoustic canopies.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren engineered over one hundred large acoustic chamber doors, framed with steel and filled with shotcrete, and operated by custom electric linear actuators. These doors are opened and closed to adjust the acoustics of the concert hall. McLaren engineered winches and supports for vertically traveling acoustic banners and horizontally traveling curtains that are deployed from a variety of storage positions, if needed, to augment the acoustic properties of the canopies. McLaren also designed flipper doors for accessing speakers, winches for raising and lowering the central speaker cluster, and theatrical lighting trusses. In the accessory spaces, McLaren engineered pipe grids and curtain tracks for the Music Theater and large rehearsal room.
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Structural & Mechanical Engineering
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Theatrical Fit-Out
Location: 
Costa Mesa, California
Client: 
JR Clancy
Project Type: 
Theatrical Fit-Out
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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