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R.W. Sullivan Engineering is a full service mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and tel-data design engineering and code consulting firm. We have recently added commissioning services to our expertise. Our team of dedicated engineers and designers are committed to finding solutions to the design challenges presented by architecturally complex buildings. We are proud of our reputation for efficient system design and of the longstanding relationships we have with many of the most distinguished architects and owners in the United States. Their confidence in R.W. Sullivan Engineering has enabled our continued growth, and has allowed us to contribute to the success of some of the most demanding projects in the area.

We utilize the latest design tools and technologies including fully customized design software and Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems. We are dedicated to responsible engineering practices and are committed to fully integrated sustainable designs, including, but not limited to, our many LEED certified projects.

Under President Paul D. Sullivan, P.E., LEED AP, and CEO Mark J. Sullivan, the firm has grown by 90% in the past ten years. Our office is located in the Schrafft Center in Boston, MA where we employ 90 engineers, designers, and staff who proudly maintain the values that have successfully identified the company for over 65 years. Our continued commitment to quality and our dedication to each project have enabled R.W. Sullivan Engineering to build enduring relationships with our valued clients.


Garden Garage
- Oct 01, 2019

Foundation In Place and Work Begins on the Core for Garden Garage Tower The foundation for the 44 story Garden Garage Tower is in place and work has also started on the core of the building. The West End Tower will feature 469 apartments along with 20,000 square feet of amenity space, and 2,300 square feet of ground-floor retail. The new parking garage under the tower will hold around 830 spaces. Construction is expected to be complete in late 2021.

Peabody Terrace
- Aug 09, 2019

Hemenway Construction Continues Work on Mechanical Upgrades to Brookline Condo Project Hemenway Construction Management continues to work on the full mechanical upgrade at the 69 unit condo building, Peabody Terrace in Brookline. The property requires new heating and domestic hot water systems after the original oil-burning boiler failed and the subsequent heat pumps installed just 2 years ago have not been able to provide adequate heating for the building. The job consists of the installation of two 1 million BTU domestic hot water boilers and two 2 million BTU heating boilers. Currently, Hemenway is working to install new rental radiators in each occupied home, requiring complex scheduling with individual condo owners and top quality customer service. Along with new mechanicals in each unit and common areas, the project also includes electrical and fire alarm upgrades and high-quality finish work. Hemenway expects construction to be complete within the next 2 months.

Garden Garage
- Jun 19, 2019

Tower Crane in Place for Garden Garage A tower crane is now in place at the Garden Garage site as blasting continues for ledge removal and concrete footings are being put in place. The Equity Residential project is set to feature 469 residential units in the 44 story tower. Under the tower will be a new parking garage to hold around 830 spaces. Construction is set to run through late 2021.  

Garden Garage
- May 01, 2019

Crews Prep Garden Garage Site for Ledge Removal Crews continue work on the install of temporary bracing and soil removal at the site of the former Garden Garage. Ledge removal is expected to start within the coming days. The upcoming 44-story tower is set to include 469 apartments along with 2,300 square feet of ground-floor retail The development will also include around 20,000 square feet of common resident amenities and an underground parking garage to hold 830 cars. Construction is expected to wrap up in the 4th quarter of 2021.

Garden Garage
- Jan 16, 2019

Work Underway for Slurry Wall at Garden Garage With the remnants of the old garage out of the way, work is underway to install the 53-panel slurry wall for the upcoming 44-story tower on the site.  The new building is set to house 469 apartments along with 20,000 square feet of resident amenities and 2,300 square feet of ground-floor retail. The project will also include a new underground garage with over 800 spaces an increase from the previous garage's capacity. Construction is set to be complete in 2021.   

Garden Garage
- Oct 24, 2018

Site Work Underway for Garden Garage With demo complete, site work is underway for the upcoming 44-story tower that will replace the Garden Garage.  The project is set to include 469 apartments and underground parking for 830 cars. The tower will also include around 20,000 sf of common resident amenities and approximately 2,300 sf of ground-floor retail space. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2021. 

Garden Garage
- Aug 06, 2018

Plumbing Permit Issued for Upcoming High Rise A plumbing permit has been issued for the Garden Garage development, including the installation of plumbing fixtures, plumbing equipment, and all associated piping throughout the P5 Garage Level through the 47th floor (roof). The development will consist of the replacement of existing 650-space parking garage with a 469-unit residential apartment tower. The tower will include approximately 20,000 square feet of common resident amenities and approximately 2,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

249 Third Street
- Jul 26, 2018

Callahan Continues Foundation Work at 249 Third StreetCallahan Construction Managers continues foundation and site work at 249 Third Street in Cambridge. Block 1 and Block 2 foundation walls are now complete and 50 % of the Level 1 concrete slab is complete. The upcoming mixed-use building, located in Kendall Square, is being developed by Equity Residential and designed by ICON Architecture. When complete the building will feature 84 apartments and a ground floor retail space. Residents will have access to a private roof deck, landscaped courtyard, and ample on-site bicycle parking.

The Harvey
- Jun 25, 2018

Construction ongoing at 480 Rutherford in Charlestown Construction is ongoing at 480 Rutherford Avenue - named “The Harvey” - in Charlestown. The development is an approved 177-unit residential apartment building with 10,500 square feet of ground-floor retail located in Charlestown's Sullivan Square steps to the MBTA Orange Line and is slated for completion in 2019. The building will include 67 studios, 81 one-bedrooms and 29 two-bedrooms. Resident amenities will include an outdoor courtyard with city views, a fitness/yoga studio, a social lounge and a dog wash station. A 90-space vehicle parking garage will be located at-grade and underneath the building. The garage will also contain 172 bicycle parking spaces. 480 Rutherford Avenue will be LEED Platinum-certifiable.

Garden Garage
- Jun 22, 2018

Demolition Underway at Garden GarageDemolition has begun on the Garden Garage in Boston's West End.  A new 44-story, 469-unit residential tower will be built on the site once it has been cleared.  The new project will include around 20,000 sf of resident amenities and an underground parking garage with 830 spaces.The building is scheduled to open in late 2021.

One Charlestown
- Mar 14, 2018

On Thursday, March 15th at 545 Medford St, Charlestown, Massachusetts at 6 PM there will be a public council hearing regarding the development of One Charlestown. The proposed $1 billion development, is a 3.3 million square foot redevelopment of the existing 27.6-acre, 1,100-unit Bunker Hill public housing project into 3,200 mixed-income residential units with a neighborhood retail component. All 42 existing Bunker Hill housing buildings, dating to 1941, would be demolished and replaced with new buildings consisting of apartment and duplex unit formats. Visit OneCharlestown.com for more information.

Garden Garage
- Feb 01, 2018

Garden Garage to make way for 44-story apartment tower starting construction this Summer The Garden Garage, located next to TD Garden in Bulfinch Triangle, is set to be demolished this summer to make way for a skyline-altering 44-story, 447-foot-tall apartment tower years in the making. Developed by Equity Residential, the $410 million tower will be among the tallest buildings in Boston, and will replace the 650-space concrete parking garage with 469 apartment residences, along with 2,300 square feet of ground-floor retail and 830 underground parking spaces. Equity expects to start construction of the tower’s foundation later this year, following demolition of the garage. Construction of the tower will take approximately three years, with the building expected to open in late 2021.

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