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.

Boathouse at Canal Dock Park, New Haven, Conn.

With the demolition of the historic Yale Adee Boathouse across New Haven Harbor from Canal Dock for I-95 improvements, the new Canal Dock boathouse integrates modern design elements and functionality within the historic context of its setting. AEI has been involved with this project since its commencement, providing MEP/FP design to demolition and rebuilding activities … Read more

Blackstone Gateway Visitor’s Center, Worcester, Mass.

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 … Read more

Massachusetts State Archives Building Vault HVAC Upgrades, Boston, Mass.

AEI provided engineering design and CA services to replace the existing HVAC equipment serving the archive vaults at the Massachusetts State Archives Building. When the building generator stopped working, AEI specified and rented a temporary generator to maintain power immediately before designing a new permanent generator. Phasing management enabled building power to be maintained during … Read more

University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center Lobby Addition, Amherst, Mass.

Architectural Engineers provided MEP/FP engineering services for the addition of a significant architectural glass enclosed lobby area at the entrance to the theater and gallery space. The lobby’s HVAC system was designed to accommodate 500 people. The building included cast glass that was equipped with thermistors to direct conditioned air against glass preventing condensation, hydronic … Read more

Beacon Cinema, Pittsfield, Mass.

Architectural Engineers provided MEP/FP design services for upgrades to the $9.6M, 75,000 SF downtown cinema in accordance with strict National Park Service historic restoration requirements. As part of its work, AEI designed new water, gas and electric services, designed mechanical systems for the theater, projection rooms, lobby, elevators and escalators, and coordinated trades with the … Read more

Berkshire Museum HVAC Upgrade, Pittsfield, Mass.

AEI was the prime consultant for mechanical upgrades to the 1902 Science, History and Art Museum located in downtown Pittsfield.  New mechanical systems were designed to maintain a controlled environment throughout the first and second floors, and conventional HVAC systems were designed for the basement exhibit areas. New sprinklers and architectural finishes were installed concurrently … Read more

Claiborne Pell Mansion, Newport, R.I.

Architectural Engineers provided design and construction administration services for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering for the Pell Mansion for the Newport Preservation Society.  The Pell Mansion is the former childhood home of Senator Claiborne Pell and it has been adapted to be the Administrative Offices of the Newport Preservation Society.  All new utilities … Read more

Palmer Senior Center, Palmer, Mass.

Architectural Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design services for the phased renovation of the Palmer Senior Center.  Phase one consists of renovation of the ground floor and the addition of handicapped upgrade to the building. Upgrades included installation of a new elevator, new toilet rooms and fire alarm upgrades. The building … Read more

Truro Community Center, Truro, Mass.

Architectural Engineers provided mechanical, electrical plumbing and fire protection engineering design and construction administration services for a 15,000 SF Community Center building with a multipurpose gymnasium/performance space, game rooms and adjacent senior center.

Josiah Smith Tavern

Josiah Smith Tavern, an 18th and 19th century wood-framed structure includes the main building “tavern” with an attached barn and connector. Located at the center of Weston, the historically significant building once played a role in the American Revolution and was used as an Inn and residence during Colonial times. The design-team was faced with … Read more