The 68,000-square-foot Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is committed to educating the public, encouraging a participatory democracy, and inspiring the next generation of civic leaders. The new sustainable building is located on the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass) campus, adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. The institute provides innovative and engaging educational programs, exhibits, and public events; the bulk of the programming centers around a full-scale representation of the Senate Chamber, where visitors and students can gain insight into the role of the Senate in the US government.
Nitsch Engineering provided land surveying and civil engineering services for the project. Overall, the site plan was designed to work in harmony with the UMass Boston campus, the JFK Library, and the Columbia Point waterfront. We performed a topographic survey, and provided site utility design, stormwater management design, and permitting through the Boston Water and Sewer Commission.