Fuss & O’Neill Awarded MassDOT Innovation Award, the CREW CT Blue Ribbon Award, and the ACEC NH Engineering Excellence Silver Award

Manchester, CT – Civil and environmental firm Fuss & O’Neill has been honored with the following awards for excellence in multidisciplinary planning and engineering on multiple projects.

The design team for Six Corners Roundabout in Springfield, MA was awarded the first annual Massachusetts Department of Transportation Consultant Innovation Award. Fuss & O’Neil partnered with the City of Springfield to develop intersection improvement to this high-accident intersection. The Six Corners roundabout is a major success story for the use of a six-legged urban roundabout in an area that has typically been plagued with high speeds and accidents. The roundabout has significantly changed the experience of drivers and pedestrians in the community.

Fuss & O’Neill was awarded the CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) CT 2022 Blue Ribbon Award for Best in Class: Senior Living for their design and planning for Harbor Chase of Evergreen Walk in South Windsor, CT. Harbor Chase offers luxury assisted living and memory care services that encourage engagement for residents. It it not a typical elder care facility; Harbor Chase was designed with connectivity at its core. The location is adjacent to medical offices, a fitness club, and Evergreen Walk shops. It also provides a spa, nature trail, outdoor exercise equipment, and an interior courtyard space with a putting green, fire pit, life size chess, and outdoor dining. The memory care unit provides direct access to an enclosed exterior garden, allowing residents to freely walk without the risk of wandering off-site. This garden was designed in a circular loop with no dead-end spaces to ensure that residents can easily find their way through the garden.

The Fuss & O’Neill design team was awarded the ACEC-NH Engineering Excellence Silver Award for their work on the solar array on top of the Manchester Landfill. This landfill had been capped since 1999 and lay dormant for more than 20 years. While the solid waste drop-off facility has continued to operate as normal, the capped landfill, across I-93 from Manchester Community College, was a resource that had been evaluated for years without ever being utilized for further development. Recently, the City of Manchester, led by the Department of Public Works, was able to construct a 3.3-megawatt (MW) solar array on top of the landfill to help add energy to the overall grid. The solar array, which is roughly 8,000 panels, realizes direct southern sunlight exposure and produces enough energy to power about 500 homes. This development, which is the largest solar array in all of New Hampshire, is another step in Manchester’s quest to utilize sustainable, renewable energy sources for the City.


About Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
Established in 1924, Fuss & O’Neill is a full-service engineering firm with a depth of staff and experience to conquer any project – from initial design to final construction. An ENR Top 500 Design Firm and Zweig Group Best Firm to Work For, the company is headquartered in Manchester, CT and supported by nine regional offices throughout all six New England states. Our professional staff maintains licenses and certifications across a wide range of civil engineering, traffic/transportation, planning, landscape architecture, structural, survey, design build, MEP, facilities, water/wastewater, natural resources, resilience, environmental, and manufacturing disciplines. For more information, go to www.fando.com.