Nitsch Engineering is providing civil engineering services for the renovation and new addition to the Fogg Art Museum at 32 Quincy Street on Harvard University’s Cambridge Campus. The project involves renovating and restoring 104,000 square feet of existing museum buildings, as well as expanding the facilities with 100,000 square feet of new construction. The project will centralize the collections, galleries, and curatorial staff of the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum in one state-of-the-art facility.
Nitsch Engineering is designing stormwater infiltration and recycling systems to comply with strict City of Cambridge stormwater management regulations. We coordinated with the Cambridge Department of Public Works, private utility providers, and Harvard’s utility group to design site utilities. We are responsible for permitting the project with the Cambridge Department of Public Works and Water Department. The museum is scheduled to reopen in fall 2014 once the exhibits are moved in. The project has been designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.