Hancock Adams Common Project Recognized by ACEC/MA

Published: 3/22/2019

MASSACHUSETTS - On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) recognized outstanding engineering achievements of 2018 during its annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala. Woodard & Curran was honored with a Bronze Award for its work with the City of Quincy on Hancock Adams Common

This public park was a vision forty years in the making for the city. Where beautiful 40-foot trees, fountains, and statues now stand once was the center of Hancock Street, a 200-year-old four-lane thoroughfare, which had to be removed before any construction on the park began. The transformative public project now seamlessly connects Quincy’s historic landmarks with pedestrian amenities and public transportation. Woodard & Curran’s role in the project included public outreach, utility design, and program management of the park design performed by Halvorson Design of Boston, as well as coordination with stakeholders, including property abutters, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), and private utilities such as telephone and gas companies. Furthermore, the firm facilitated significant outreach to ensure residents and businesses were informed about the project status, patrons were aware that businesses remained open, and the ever-shifting pedestrian walkways were well marked with way finding for the city’s various destinations. 

The project concluded in September 2018, at which time a dedication ceremony was held to honor the city’s effort to preserve its history and honor its forefathers, including John Hancock, John Adams, and John Quincy Adams. Representatives from the City of Quincy, Woodard & Curran, and Halvorson Design graciously accepted the award honoring Hancock Adams Common one of the best projects completed in 2018.

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