Letter of Interest & Firm Qualifications to
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Design and Services For the
South End Urban Renewal
Project Area Mass. R-56
Bayside Engineering Associates ,lnc
February 5, 1988
Bayside Engineering Associates, Inc.
CONSULTING ENGINEERS - ARCHITECTS
February 5, 191
803 SUMMER STREET
SOUTH BOSTON. MASSACHUSETTS 021271609
TELEPHONE 16171 269-5500
Mr. Paul Reavis
Assistant Director for Engineering
and Design Services
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Room 943, City Hall
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
South End Urban Renewal Project
Dear Mr. Reavis:
We wish to express our interest in providing design services
for the above mentioned project.
As a complete architectural engineering consultant firm,
Bayside Engineering is fully qualified and experienced in all areas
of park and recreational design, street design, and resident
inspection needed for your project. This includes design of ball and
playing fields, running tracks, benches and bleachers, ball courts,
swimming pools, parking, paving, lighting, fencing, landscaping and
all other design requirements of this type of urban renewal project.
Examples of our work range from the multi-million dollar
Metropolitan Schoolboy Track Facility, Neponset Circle, Boston, to a
golf course in Mashpee, MA. These and other projects listed within
this proposal demonstrate our design versatility and our flexibility
and cooperation with clients .
Bayside Engineering has performed numerous resident engineer
services. We were the designer and full-time resident engineer for
the Rockingham Park Racetrack in Salem, New Hampshire. As the
overseer of this $12,000,000 Performance Bond, we were responsible
for bringing this project in on time and within financial
restrictions. We also performed similar type full-time services for
the reconstruction of the Massport Bus Ramp located at Logan
International Airport. We have also recently completed resident
engineering services for a major urban renewal project at the
Charlestown Navy Yard for the B.R.A. and are currently performing
resident engineering services for another project, both of which are
full-time services .
Located in South Boston, we are easily accessible to the
project sites . Our current workload enables us to offer our key
personnel, as well as full qualified and experienced support
We appreciate the opportunity to submit this proposal and are
hopeful of gaining an interview.
Very truly yours ,
BAYSIDE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.
A. Paul LaRosa, P.E., President
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LETTER OF INTEREST
BAYSIDE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC,
RELATED EXPERIENCE & REFERENCES
-Public Agency Experience
-Recent Related Experience
PROJECT ORGANIZATION & KEY RESUMES
BAYSIDE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.
Bayside Engineering Associates, Inc., with a staff of about
forty professional engineers, technicians and support personnel, has
provided coordinated engineering, planning and management services to
all levels of government and industry since 1967.
In the civil engineering field, Bayside's engineers have been
engaged in urban renewal, bridges, highways, rapid transit
facilities, land development, buildings, port and marine facilities,
sanitary facilities, utility relocations, parks and playgrounds and
site planning. In the past 20 years, designs produced by Bayside
Engineering has accounted for more than 200 million dollars in
Our transportation engineers cover all phases of work from
planning through construction administration and resident engineering
services. The firm's engineers and planners have successfully
completed projects involving interstate highway systems, urban and
rural street systems, and arterial highways.
Our structural engineers have developed designs for some three
hundred bridge projects including new structures and the
rehabilitation of all types of existing structures.
Staff hydraulic engineers support the highway and land use
engineers in making studies to provide for drainage and necessary
hydraulic structures. This work includes run-off investigations,
development of water surface profiles, back water and the sizing
analysis for storm drainage systems and bridge openings. The work is
expedited by the firm's computer capabilities.
Bayside Engineering Associates, Inc. has impressive experience
in the preparation of environmental impact statements and has
successfully completed impact statements for several highway and land
use projects .
Because of our staff talents, it is possible to assemble a
design team with experience in projects of similar type, resluting in
an efficient design effort.
Our Boston location also allows frequent use of the many
academic talents of the area for special assignments.
The "Bayside" staff possesses the skills needed for prompt
decision making which assures timely and cost effective completion of
your project .
Bayside Engineering Associates, Inc. possesses the full
professional capacity necessary to accomplish a wide range of
consulting services. The availability of diverse in-house
services permits unconstrained coordination of disciplines and
provides the client with an economically and promptly executed
We offer the following services:
CIVIL ENGINEERING : Rural and urban highway design; site design;
hydrological studies and reports; storm drainage and sewage
collection systems design; sewage treatment facilities; solid
waste disposal facilities; water supply and distribution systems;
and contract documents .
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING : Building foundation and framing design
and analysis; bridge design and ratings; waterfront structures;
special foundations; safety survey, inspection, and analysis of
structures; shop drawing preparation and review; and contract
TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING : Traffic analyses and reports;
capacity studies; signalization and channelization design; parking
studies; traffic safety planning and design; and route location
planning and studies.
PLANNING : Urban, development, and site planning; land use
planning and specifications; feasiblity studies and reports;
permit applications; land surveys; landscaping; infrastructure
analysis and planning; environmental impact analysis and reports;
FIELD ENGINEERING : Field inspection and construction
supervision; data collection; location surveys; and traffic
Mechanical, electrical, geo t ech n i cal , and other engineering
services, as needed, are available to Bayside Engineering from
experienced consultants which Bayside has engaged on former
PUBLIC AGENCY EXPERIENCE
The abilities of the Bayside design team to work.
with public agencies have been proven during our
previous activities in downtown Boston at the Spring
Lane project and the historic reconstruction of the
Blackstone Block (Fanueil Hall area). For several
years we have been engaged in design and inspection at
the Charlestown Navy Yard, Site Preparation Contract
No. 3. During this period we have worked with private
developers, utility companies, and State and City
agencies (including DEQE) . We are completely familiar
with the entire design process and the construction
sequence required for BRA projects, in particular,
projects at the Charlestown Navy Yard. We are
currently providing inspection services for Shipyard
Park, Phase III on a full-time basis. We are confident
of our abilities to complete the proposed scope of
services in a timely fashion since personnel available
for this project are totally familiar with the site and
its special requirements. We would be available to
start work immediately upon notification from the BRA.
We would be pleased to meet with you personally to
further describe our qualifications or to answer any
questions you may have.
SIZE AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
BAYSIDE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.
Since 1967, Bayside Engineering Associates has been
providing professional design and engineering services for the
construction of public works projects including waterfront
facilities. We have provided these services to the Massachusetts
Department of Public Works, the Massachusetts Port Authority and
a great many cities and towns.
All of our principals and senior staff members are
registered professional engineers and most hold Masters Degrees
in Engineering. Our office in Boston is fully staffed (currently
forty-one engineers, architects and technicians) and equipped
with computers, word processors and other design aids to provide
you with high quality design services.
Our firm is so organized that principals and senior staff
members actively participate in and contribute their expertise to
all of our projects. At the initiation of a project, design time
flow charts, fee budgets and construction budgets are very
carefully prepared in order to monitor and control the design
activities. Project meetings are held weekly in order to ensure
strict adherence to these schedules and budgets. In addition our
project managers maintain a new close liaison with our clients in
order to keep them informed on the financial and time controls of
RECENT RELATED EXPERIENCE
Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown
Bayside Engineering under contract with the Boston Redevelopment
Authority, has recently completed construction documents for the
Charlestown Navy Yard Project. The construction program provides for
utilities, streets, sidewalks, installation of water mains, sanitary
lines, surface drainage lines, street lighting, signs and landscaping.
Bayside coordinated work with building development in the area and
provided supervision during construction.
Revitalization of Blackstone Block, Boston
Blackstone Block, in the Haymarket district of historic Boston, is one of
the oldest existing street networks in the U.S. and has been designated
as a landmark area. Bayside recently completed design work relating to
street and sidewalk improvements for this area including historic
pavement treatment, installation of vehicular barriers and a new street
lighting system. The project required full coordination with many public
agencies. The final design successfully reflects the history and
atmosphere of this unique area as well as being safe and attractive for
pedestrians and property owners.
Reconstruction of Spring Lane, Boston
The reconstruction of Spring Lane, a pedestrian walkway, was designed for
the Boston Redevelopment Authority in 1982, construction was completed in
1983. Located between Washington and Devonshire Streets in downtown
Boston, Spring Lane illustrated Bayside's streetscaping abilities in a
hj.stQric c^ity area. The lane is now a pleasant pedestrian walkthrough
featuring brick paving to match the buildings along both sides and new
lighting system with period light posts. The close proximity of the
ajoining buildings with basements below the lane surface necessitated
careful design consideration.
North Harvard Project, Allston
Bayside Engineering was responsible for street design and site
development of a major urban renewal project at North Harvard Street in
Allston, MA. Project included civil, site, grading, utility relocation
and installation and new lighting system for a parking area for a large
urban housing complex located at Western Avenue and North Harvard Street
Restoration of the Muster House, Charlestown
Bayside is currently designing the restoration of the historic Muster
House at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The building, which is over a century
old, is an octagonal three story brick structure with an ornate cupola
roof. Our designs include repointing, window replacements, roof repairs,
reguilding of ornamental fixtures and repainting. Work on the surrounding
grounds include landscaping, replacement of stone pavement and bollards
and sidewalks .
Revitalization of Post Office Square, Boston
Bayside is currently providing ornamental lighting designs for the Post
Office Square area and Spring Lane in Historic Downtown Boston.
BAYSIDE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES EXPERIENCE
The team of Bayside Engineering Associates, Inc. is proud of
its accomplishments in the field of recreational facilities
We have designed projects ranging from local neighborhood parks
with playground apparatus and ballfields to a multi-million
dollar indoor/outdoor all sport facility for the Metropolitan
District Commission. Bayside was recognized for visual quality
of design in conjunction with a landscaping project completed
along Route 1, Saugus, MA
The following pages represent the credentials of our firm,
listings of completed projects in the area of recreational
design and descriptions of our accomplishments in greater
detail. Bayside has shown itself to be a cooperative firm of
experts with an exellent record of on-schedule job completion
within budget constraints and to the complete satisfaction of
our clients .
PLAYING FIELDS, FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE, Fitchburg, MA
(Department of Capital Planning and Operations)
Design of outdoor playing and athletic fields including
overlapping baseball diamond, field hockey and soccer fields,
lighting, fencing, and parking areas.
Construction Cost: $ 180,000
METROPOLITAN SCHOOLBOY ARENA , Neponset Circle, Boston, MA
(Metropolitan District Commission)
Design services for construction of an indoor/outdoor all
sport facility with areas for basketball, tennis, badminton,
volleyball, hockey, boxing, handball, weightlif ting . Seating
for 4,800 persons. Full quarter mile all-weather track, boat
launch facilities, beach and fishing sites, passive recreation
areas, and bicycle paths.
Construction Cost: $ 8,000,000
DAY CAMP , Stigmatine Fathers, Waltham, MA
Design services for architectural shell, complete foundatio
and slab, drainage, site work, grading, plus the design o
pool and Roman Bath after original design.
Construction Cost: $ 90,000
Mcdonald stadium and park . Maiden Stadium Commission,
Design services study for the construction, alteration, and
renovation of a community recreation area and stadium,
including bleachers, fields, fencing, and lighting.
GIBSON PLAYGROUND , Revere, MA
Design services, including survey data, final plans, specs,
and estimates for urban playground consisting of apparatus,
park furniture, passive recreation areas, lighting, fencing,
Construction Cost: $ 120,000
DOWNER AVENUE PLAYGROUND , Boston, MA
Design services, relocation of a baseball field necessitated
by highway construction, (Point of Pines Interchange, designed
by Bayside.) Includes improvements of bleachers, parking
area, fencing, and complete rebuilding of playing field.
Construction Cost: $ 60,000
o "L" STREET BATHHOUSE (JAMES MICHAEL CURLEY RECREATION
CENTER) , South Boston, MA
Architectural and structural designs for the complete
rehabilitation of the men's section of this facility. Designs
included new roofing and flashings, masonry repairs, window
repairs and replacement, door and hardware repairs,
replacement of plumbing fixtures, faucets and showers, and
rebuilding the shower and locker rooms.
Construction Cost: $ 300,000
o COLUMBUS PARK STADIUM , South Boston, MA
Renovation of the stadium building including repairs to
roofing and flashing, concrete repairs, replacement of gutters
and downspouts and other repair items.
Construction Cost: $ 30,000
o GIBSON-DOHERTY LOCKER BUILDING , Dorchester, MA
Complete renovation designs for new metal roof and flashing,
repairs to entrance stairs, masonry pointing, new entrance
doors, repairs to windows and trim and removal of graffiti.
Construction Cost: $ 70,000
o HORMEL STADIUM , Medford, MA. A. Paul LaRosa, Engineer of
Previous to the formation of Bayside Engineering, Mr. LaRosa
directed and participated in the design of this stadium
including a quarter-mile outdoor track, playing fields,
fencing, parking, lighting, etc.
Construction Cost: $ 1,400,000
o MASHPEE GOLF COURSE , Mashpee, MA
Design of an 18 hole golf course in cranberry bog area
Involved complex drainage and wetlands design. Project
included man-made lakes, footbridges, all landscaping design.
Construction Cost: $ 2,000,000
BAYSIUE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.
Town of Groveland: Mr. Joseph Josephs, Executive Assistant
Groveland Town Hall 01834 (617) 374-0583
Town of Whitman: Mr„ Norbert J. Fredette, Town Engineer
P. 0. Box 454
Whitman, MA (617) 447-5547
Town of Wareham: Mr. Antone L. Fernandes , Jr.
Director, Municipal Maintenance Dept.
95 Charge Pond Road, Wareham, MA 02571 295-5300
Town of West Concord:
Mr. John McQuilkin, Chairman, V/est Concord
542 Elm Street
Concord, MA 01742 (617) 727-9129
Town of Newbury: Mr. Angelo Machiros, Chairman, Board of Selectmen
Newbury Town Hall
Newbury, MA (617) 462-2332
MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Robert McDonagh, Chief Engineer, 617-973-7830
Robert V. Costello, Bridge Engineer, 617-973-7570
Carl Cote, Highway Expediter, 617-973-7875
BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
One City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02210
Basil Adams, Construction Manager 617-722-4300
Richard Hong, Project Engineer, 617-722-4300
ROCKINGHAM VENTURE, INC.
Rockingham Park Boulevard, Salem, NH 03079
Joseph E. Carney, Jr., President, 603-898-2311 or 603-474-3065
BOSTON PUBLIC FACILITIES DEPARTMENT
26 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108
Victor Hagen, Asst. Director, 617-725-4935
& KEY RESUMES
A. Paul LaRosa, P.E.
J. Randall Huber
John R. Keegan
Francis X. McGrath, P.E.
A. PAUL LAROSA, P.E.
1968 - Present
1951 - 196i
BAYSIDE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.
Total job coordination; preparation of
environmental, civil and safety data at public
meetings and before various concerned agencies;
building design; planning; specifications;
Des i gner -of -Re cord of over 200 million dollars
of architectural, civil and environmental
Employed as Civil Engineer, Project Engineer and
Chief Engineer by Boston-based consulting
P.E., Civil, Massachusetts, 1960
-Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
-National Society of Professional Engineers
-Boston Society of Civil Engineers
-American Society of Civil Engineers
-Former State President: Mass. Society of
-Former State Secretary: Consulting Engineers
A.E., Civil, Northeastern University, Boston
B.S., Industrial Technology, Northeastern
Rockingham Race Park Complex, Salem, NH : new
grandstand, reconstructed clubhouse and
various other buildings. Const. Cost:
McDonald Stadium, Maiden, MA: Studies and
design for track facilities.
Metropolitan Schoolboy Arena, Neponset circle,
Boston: Complete A/E design of this $8,000,000
Fitchburg State College Playing Fields: site
layouts, parking designs, lighting.
Hormel Stadium, Medford, MA: designer-
of-record of this running track and athletic
Boston Athletic Club, Boston: complete
architectural and structural designs for this
Ballfield and playground apparatus at the
Stigmatine Fathers daycamp, Newton, MA.
JOHN RANDALL HUBER
CIVIL ENGINEER & PROJECT ESTIMATOR
BAYSIDE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.
Project Engineer participating in and in charge
of Surveying, Site Layout and Design, Site
Drainage Design, Estimates, Construction
Supervision and Inspection.
Employed as Engineer by a Boston-based
consulting engineering firm. Assistant to the
Chief Engineer and in charge of field survey,
soils and concrete inspection and testing, and
Surveyor-in-Training, MA, 1977
B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1970,
Metropolitan Schoolboy Arena, Neponset Circle,
Boston: Drainage designs, estimates, site work
Stigmatine Fathers Daycamp recreational
facilities, Newton, MA: site work, drainage
Fitchburg State College recreational fields,
Fithcburg, MA: Field direction and inspection
of the construction of athletic fields.
Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA:
Roadway construction and development.
Reconstruction of the Blackstone Block,
Haymarket District, Boston, MA: Field survey,
design and construction supervision of the
oldest street network in the U.S.
Parking lots with capacities up to
1-95 Landscaping project,
Safety Improvements to Beacon
Streets, Boston and Newton, MA
Route 97, Groveland, MA: Survey &
miles of reconstruction.
Chestnut Street, Abington, MA:
roadway & drainage design,
Dascom and Frontage Roads, Andover, MA: Design
of roadway and intersection reconstruction
including commuter parking lot.
Route 14, Brockton & Whitman,
urban roadway reconstruction;
drainage and new sidewalks.
& Design for 3
MA: 3 miles of
JOHN R. KEEGAN
1984-Present BAYSIDE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.
Construction Inspection, cost and quantity
estimates, field survey, shop drawing review,
1980-1984 Employed by Massachusetts, Florida and Texas based
engineering offices as geo t echn i c ian , drilling
assistant, draftsman and research assistant. Worked
with engineers to run structural tests of rock core
and sand samples, classified soil and rock samples
according to A.S.T.M.E. standards.
EDUCATION: B.S., Physical Sciences/Geology, Boston State
A.A.S., Forrestry, Essex Agricultural and Tech.
Resident Engineer: Renovations to the Charlestown
Navy Yard, Boston, for the Boston Redevelopment
Authority. Responsible for construction
inspection, contractor liaison, shop drawing
- Boston City Hall Rehabilitation Phase 1. Resident
inspection of roof and masonry repairs.
- Construction inspection: Dudley Highway Garage.
Included extensive site preparation.
- Construction inspection for the reroofing and
other repairs to four Methuen School.
FRANCIS X. McGRATH, P.E.
SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
1968 - Present
1964 - 1968
BAYSIDE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC.
Senior Engineer, Project Engineer on numerous
structural reconstruction projects; Coordinator
of Structural Analysis Projects, Supervision of
Field Teams .
Employed as Structural Engineer by Boston
Civil, Massachusetts, 19782
B.S., Civil, Northeatern University, Boston, MA
M.S., Structures, Northeastern University
Rockingham Park Complex, Salem, N.H. (new
grandstand, reconstructed clubhouse, and
various auxiliary bldgs).
Renovations to three recreational buildings
for the City of Boston.
Metropolitan Schoolboy Arena: site design,
parking, grading, drainage, lighting,
fencing, slope protection along river, seating
Boston Athletic Club, Boston
Gibson Playgrond, Point of Pines, Revere, MA:
basketball and tennis courts, site design.
T.J. Maxx National Distribution Center,
Maintenance Shop and Offices,
Camp Edwards, MA
V . A . Hospital , 6,000
S.A.Y. Industries, Leominster, MA
Gary Chemical Corp., Leominster, MA
Star Container Corp., Leominster, MA
Renovation and Conversion of 419-423
Street, South Boston, MA
Renovations and additions to
Maiden District Courthouses.
Roof Replacement and Repair,
School, Canton, MA
Restoration of Peabody City Hall,
10 Post Office Square Building, Structural
Analysis for rehabilitation.
Building, Wes t
the Lowell and
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM
Bayside Engineering Associates, Inc. is committed to offering
employment, training, and promotion opportunities without regard to
an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, handicap,
national origin, veterans status, age or sex.
Our Affirmative Action Program is designed to accomplish two
objectives: (1) to reaffirm our continued commitment to a program
of merit employment policies and (2) to assert leadership within
the community and to put forth the maximum effort to achieve a
balanced work force, reflective of the population within our
business or recruitment area.
Bayside further recognizes that the effective application of
a policy of merit employment involved more than just a policy
statement and will, therefore, undertake a program of affirmative
action to make known that equal employment opportunities are
available on the basis of individual merit, and to encourage all
persons to seek employment with Bayside and to strive for
advancement on this basis.
The Management of Bayside Engineering Associates, Inc. has
prepared this written Affirmative Action Plan on a strictly
voluntary basis. In the preparation of this Affirmative Action
Plan, the terminology used in E.O. 11246, and its implementing
regulations, has been used as a guide by Bayside. The use of such
terminology should not be construed as an admission by Bayside, in
whole or in part, that in fact Bayside is in violation of Federal,
State, or local fair employment practice laws.
In developing and implementing this Affirmative Action
Program, Bayside has been guided by its established policy of
providing equal employment opportunity. The goals which Bayside
has formulated in conjunction with this Affirmative Action Program
are not intended as rigid, inflexible quotas that must be met, but
rather as targets toward which Bayside will apply every good faith
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY
I. It is the policy of Bayside Engineering Associates, Inc. to:
A. Recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job
titles, without regard to race, color, religion, handicap,
national origin, veteran status, age or sex, except where
age or sex are a bona fide occupational qualification as
stated under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, under Executive
Order 11246, as amended.
B. Base decisions on employment so as to further the
Principle of Equal Employment Opportunity.
C. Insure that promotion decisions are in accord with
principles of equal employment opportunity by imposing
only valid requirements for promotional opportunities.
D. Insure that all personnel actions such as compensation,
benefits, transfers, company sponsored training,
education, tuition assistance and social and recreational
programs will be administered without regard to race,
color, religion, age, sex, handicap, or national origin.
II. The firm has an Affirmative Action Officer, Manuel A. Priante,
Personnel Officer, who coordinates our Affirmative Action
Policy and Programs. The content, construction, reporting and
monitoring of the programs are administered by Mr. Priante
and, therefore, all inquiries concerning Equal Employment
Oppor t uni ty/ Af f i rma t i ve Action should be directed to him in
the Personnel Department .
I I I. Our affirmative Action Program is designated to accomplish two
objectives: (1) To reaffirm our continued commitment to a
program of merit employment policies and (2) To assert
leadership within the community and to put forth the maximum
effort to achieve a balanced work force, reflective of the
population within our business or recruitment area.
IV. We are committed to making steady and measurable progress
toward the achievement of our Affirmative Action goals. The
ultimate responsibility for successfully fulfilling the intent
of this policy lies with every Manager, Supervisor, and
Employee to actively support the philosophy and policies
contained in our Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
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