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Mr. Wild specializes in structural engineering projects for the healthcare and laboratory market sectors. A member of the McNamara • Salvia team in Boston for more than 15 years, Ben combines engineering expertise with past experience as a self-performing residential developer. This skillset has afforded Ben a unique perspective that allows him to balance the objectives of the designers, ownership group, and construction team to achieve a unified goal. Ben has a keen understanding of challenges in the healthcare and biotechnology industries including ever-evolving technologies, decant and user group coordination, expansion of older inefficient buildings to accommodate new state-of-the-art facilities, and the need to keep mission critical facilities operational during construction. In addressing these challenges, Ben encourages ‘smart’ co-location for complex projects with our team assuming an active role in defining a project’s Lean design goals. In addition to the technical market sectors, Ben also works on many of McNamara • Salvia’s retail and renovation projects and enjoys working in a team environment to create adaptable spaces.
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Master of Science, University of Colorado
Bachelor of Science, University of New Hampshire
District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, and North Carolina
Children’s Hospital – The James Mandell Building, Boston, MA 120,000GSF | 10 Stories. Coined ‘The Skinny Binney’, the building’s core sits on a limited site with a 60’ cantilever hat truss over the existing hospital to suspend the patient floors. This addition to Children’s Hospital Main houses state of the art MRI’s, Radiology, operating rooms, and inpatient acute child care.
Liberty Mutual Bridge – Boston, MA 95’ Long cable suspension bridge. This glass bridge spanning Stuart Street connects the new Liberty Mutual Headquarters to the conference center. It features Pilkington cantilevered fin walls and integrated glass roof, TriPyramid stainless steel fitting, and suspended cable support. Working as part of the design build team, we helped to develop a full scale performance mockup and sequence to erect a self-supporting bridge over a 48 hour period.
Architect: CBT Architects
American Dream Meadowlands – East Rutherford, NJ 3,000,000 GLA | 10,000+ Parking Spaces. Featuring an 800 foot long by 16-story high indoor ski hill, 30-story tall Ferris wheel, indoor hockey rink, 300 seat performing arts center, 180,000 SF movie theater complex, and an indoor water and amusement park, the American Dream promises to be a retail and entertainment destination once completed in 2017.
Design Architect: GH+A Design | Executive Architect: Adamson Associates Architects
Brigham and Women’s Building for the Future – Boston, MA 650,000 GBA | 12 Stories | 6 Stories Below Grade. Scheduled to open in 2016, the newest facility for Brigham and Women’s Hospital will combine research laboratories and clinical space in a unique approach to bring researchers closer to the patients they treat. The project was designed and built in collaborative effort utilizing Lean Design principles including target value design, co-location, and design assist.
Berklee College of Music Renovations – Boston, MA On-going Campus Renovations since 2004. Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Berklee College of Music is committed to maintaining and re-inventing their historic campus. Current work involves the complete redesign of the street level façade and campus gateway entrance at 150 Massachusetts Avenue amongst a fully functioning campus.
Architect: Miller Dyer Spears
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Charlestown, MA 375,000 GBA | 10 Stories. Nationally renowned Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital replaces their aging Nashua Street facility with this new state of the art building including resistance pools, lap pools, healing gardens, gymnasiums, and gait research labs. Built in the Navy Yard, the foundation walls literally separate the 2-story basement from the Harbor.