Coronavirus Update/ Returning to the Office: AEI's is in the process of preparing our office for staff to return on a modified schedule, providing the City of Boston re-opening guidelines continue to move forward. During quarantine, AEI's staff have successfully worked remotely. Every staff member is equipped with the same equipment at home as they have in the office to ensure efficiency and seamless transitions between workstations. We will continue to work remotely and will provide a formal reopening date when it's available. At this time, only staff will be allowed in our space. Our contact information and policies on in person meetings and site visits remain the same as they have since early March. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.
Blackstone Gateway Visitor's Center, Worcester, Mass.
2019 BSA Honor Award Winner for Design Excellence
The Worcester Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center, a full-service, multi-use community facility that features a welcoming area, historic and cultural exhibits, a theater, restroom facilities, a passive recreation lawn, and office, classroom and meeting space, is as an active tribute to the multi-faceted culture of the Blackstone River Valley. AEI designed all new MEP/FP and lighting systems, including heating and cooling; electrical service and distribution; full-site electrical; full-site plumbing; voice, data, and CATV; natural gas; sanitary waste and piping; domestic water distribution; fire alarm, security, and a ground-mounted photovoltaic array. This one-story building with an open floor plan and an elevated portion of that ceiling, is heated using a wood-pellet boiler system. Interior and site lighting have automatic controls to meet energy code and sustainability goals, and daylight harvesting is employed to facilitate additional energy savings.