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Groundbreaking of a Mixed-Use High-End High-Rise – The Smyth

May. 23, 2019
Groundbreaking of a Mixed-Use High-End High-Rise - The Smyth

A new mixed-use, high-end community development is coming soon to Stamford, CT! The McLaren team provided structural engineering services for The Smyth, a 17-story tower with more than 400 residential units. This concierge building will be designed with an exterior rooftop pool, a co-working space for residents and will even have a golf simulator! McLaren is proud to have developed the plan for a two-story ground floor retail space and a four-story parking garage that will hold over 400 cars. Our team also designed 12 stories of load bearing light gage steel framing and 17,000-square-feet of interior and exterior amenity space for this luxurious residential tower. Check out these great photos from the groundbreaking earlier this week.

AIA’s Westchester + Hudson Valley Scholarship Fundraiser & Golf Outing

May. 22, 2019

McLaren sponsored AIA’s Westchester + Hudson Valley 2019 scholarship fundraiser & golf outing this week. At the event, structural engineers from McLaren, Anthony Fahoury and Artur Kukulka, gave an AIA/CES approved lecture on, ‘An Introduction to the Structural Renovation of Historic Structures.’ It was a great day learning together and supporting our future architects.

Liberty Harbor East Plat Surveys

May. 21, 2019
Liberty Harbor East Plat Surveys

McLaren completed various plat survey work on a 775,000 square-foot, high-rise, mixed-use building located in Baltimore’s popular Harbor East neighborhood. Arriving this summer, the 22-story residential building, called Liberty Harbor East, includes 282 apartment units, 35 condominiums, and six levels of above grade parking. Our team efficiently helped delineate the space within the development to meet the needs of the various building users – including work for a new flagship Whole Foods Market located below the residential building.

Renovating A Warehouse Block into Animal Care & Rescue Center

May. 16, 2019
Renovating A Warehouse Block into Animal Care & Rescue Center

The Animal Care & Rescue Center at the National Aquarium in Baltimore is up and running! The McLaren team was recently tasked with renovating a warehouse block into a center that provides rehabilitation for up to 5,000 animals through the marine animal rescue program. The space also serves as an additional program space for the Aquarium, with behind-the-scene access to portions of the facility for visitors. McLaren was involved throughout the entire redesign process, from the initial structural feasibility study prior to the acquisition of the property, to the review of the contractors’ work at the project’s completion.

Barefoot Wine’s Shipping Container Treehouse

May. 15, 2019
Barefoot Wine’s - Shipping Containers Treehouse

McLaren provided structural engineering for Barefoot Wine’s touring Treehouse! Working in collaboration with CGS Premier, McLaren engineered two shipping containers into an open two-story structure designed around a tree sculpture. This summer, the exhibit will be assembled on-site at various sites throughout the country, including the below recent stop at the Tortuga Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We can’t wait to see where Barefoot Wine will go next!

Coastal Engineering and Resiliency Sr. Associate Joins McLaren

May. 14, 2019
Coastal Engineering and Resiliency Sr. Associate Joins McLaren

We are pleased to welcome Bethany McClanahan, PE, ENV SP. to the team as a Coastal Engineering and Resiliency Sr. Associate in our Marine Division! Bethany, an Envision Specialist who is focused on coastal resiliency, water management and ecosystem restoration joins our NYC office with more than 22 years of experience. With vast knowledge of community water management and resiliency, feasibility studies for wetland restoration projects and developing shoreline stabilization solutions, Bethany has supervised and led dozens of successful projects. Please join us in welcoming Bethany to the team!

McLaren Engineer Awarded Young Civil Engineer of the Year

May. 8, 2019
McLaren Engineer Awarded Young Civil Engineer of the Year

Congratulations to Janelle Hall, P.E., LEED Green Assoc, who has just been named Young Civil Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Lehigh Valley chapter! Janelle is a leader in the young civil engineering community, developing future professionals and supporting local initiatives, including the annual CANstruction event. Please join us in congratulating Janelle! We are proud to have you on the McLaren team.

Fun in May

May. 7, 2019
McLaren Fun in May

Hurray, it’s finally May! Our teams in New Jersey, Florida and New York City kicked off the month with Cinco de McLaren celebrations, while our Baltimore office observed ‘Star Wars Day’ with a ‘May the fourth be with you’ party! Check out these great photos of the festivities.

McLaren on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms List

May. 6, 2019

McLaren has made Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms list! Check it out here.

Maryland’s Round House Theatre Tops Off

May. 2, 2019
Maryland's Round House Theatre Tops Off

The Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland, celebrated their topping off ceremony last week! This extensive renovation project will revitalize the performing arts venue for future artists and audiences. McLaren is providing structural engineering services, including modifications to both the theatre’s front and back of house spaces. The revitalization is creating adaptable performance space while transforming the venue’s lobby and new feature staircase. We are pleased to be partnering with Charcoalblue, Forrester Construction and Kamm Architecture on this project. Ready for Act Two?