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Fay School

Southborough, MA

Since 2001 Beals + Thomas has played an integral part in the comprehensive evaluations of the Fay School property, addressing both the long- and short-term master planning goals of the school. Beals + Thomas has performed an array of planning, permitting, engineering, and landscape architecture services to undertake athletic field improvements, land planning and acquisitions, drainage and stormwater management, a sewer system upgrade, and site access and circulation modifications for the Fay School.


Environmental initiatives and sustainability have become a central focus of the Fay School. Beals + Thomas has supported this outlook through the study of renewable energy options and wastewater recycling alternatives. The school’s commitment to being an environmental role model has been emphasized with the construction of its new wastewater treatment facility, permitted by Beals + Thomas. Low impact development design through civil engineering services has also helped the school obtain LEED Gold Certification for
two newly built cottage dorms.

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Beals + Thomas provided multidisciplinary services to support the development of Bentley’s athletic fields, new student center,
two residential dormitories, and parking facilities.


Construction of the new southeast campus athletic complex at Bentley University included the design and construction of six new tennis courts, a new baseball field, a new multipurpose athletic field and running track, parking fields and roadways, and an extensive stormwater management system comprised of open swales, wet ponds and restored wetlands. Major elements of our services included roadway and parking lot design, landscape design, analysis of the existing water distribution system, design of an extended water distribution system, design of a sewage collection system, and design of an extensive stormwater management system. The stormwater management system included a stepped detention/BMP pond system, flood storage, hydrologic and hydraulic design of box culverts, and proposed grading/planting design for wetland replication areas.


The construction of a new student center at Bentley University required close coordination with the Bentley University and its architect to develop a plan for relocating an essential parking area to allow construction of the new student center. Major elements of our services included an analysis of the water distribution, sewage collection, and stormwater management systems and design
of new systems to support the new building.

Fay School
Bentley University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

Daniel O’Connell’s Sons, Inc. and Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(WPI) retained the services of Beals + Thomas to provide site design, permitting and construction administration services for a new residence hall at the intersection of Grove and Faraday Streets.


The new dormitory is a 259-bed, approximately 89,000-square-foot, apartment-style student residence for undergraduate and
graduate students.  


The project also included reconstruction of the surrounding sidewalks and adjacent streetscape areas as well as new utility connections and crosswalks within the municipal rights-of-way.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Home for Little Wanderers Longview Farm

Walpole, MA

Construction at Longview Farm started in fall 2011, with renovations and an expansion of the existing school and construction of four new dormitories. In fall 2012, Longview Farm opened the doors to its new educational center and residences, and relocated its operations from The Knight Children’s Center in Jamaica Plain to the new campus.


Set on 166 acres, site enhancements include four cottage-style residences and a 31,000 square-foot addition to the school. The buildings, reflecting the rural setting with use of classic New England architecture, create a warm and friendly environmental and also
meet the clinical needs of the children.


Beals + Thomas conducted site design and permitting to support site expansion efforts. Particular care was taken during the permitting process to integrate the proposed campus expansion to
the satisfaction of the abutting property owners, while
considering the safety of the students.

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