The Greater Boston Food Bank

Client:

Greater Boston Food Bank

Location:

Boston, MA

Architect:

Chan Krieger Sieniewicz

Status:

Completed in 2012

New construction of the LEED Silver-certified Yawkey Distribution Center doubled the capacity of this major non-profit, community food agency to over 40 million pounds of food. Distributing food to over 550 hunger relief agencies each year, the new 117,000 sq. ft. center is built on an extremely compressed urban area along the edge of Boston’s I-93 highway, the transformation of a former brownfield incinerator site.

  • Full abatement of the hazardous material-ridden brownfield site, while maintaining budget and schedule, saving the client $1 million
  • Careful coordination of site and delivery logistics to minimize disruption to the surrounding neighborhood
  • Construction of sustainable energy features: energy-efficient refrigeration system, heat-generating passive solar wall, high R-insulated roof system, and a light monitor that reduces light and heating costs

Project managed by Rubicon staff, while with a previous firm.