Institutional Development

Our planners are adept at developing permitting strategies that meet the needs of our institutional clients (hospitals, colleges and universities, museums), whether the goal is the approval of a long-term master plan or a single fast-tracked project.

Our extensive experience guiding institutions through ever-evolving regulatory requirements ensures we can permit a client’s project efficiently and effectively.

For more than 20 years, we have been guiding clients through Boston's Article 80 Large Project Review process as well as MEPA. We collaborate with representatives of the BPDA and MEPA and our knowledge of the implicit and explicit rules and regulations of the agencies means we lead our client’s projects successfully through the regulation process.

Hospitals

At Epsilon, we understand the importance of getting hospital projects done on time and on budget. Our experience ensures we are able to navigate the permitting process for this sector efficiently in order to meet schedules and budget.

Epsilon has long supported hospitals in the Northeast. One of the firm’s first clients was Boston Children’s Hospital, and it remains so today over 20 years later. Other clients have included Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Faulkner Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. We provide permitting guidance to hospitals throughout the Northeast in order for them to achieve their goals. This includes services that range from developing and submitting Institutional Master Plans to providing acoustic services for a new helipad such that hospitals can meet the growing needs of people throughout the region.

Project Details Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Expertise
  • Article 80 Large Project Review
  • MEPA permitting
  • Historic preservation
  • Air quality
  • Acoustics
  • Chapter 91

Colleges & Universities

Epsilon supports our academic clients by taking on their planned projects and leading them through the permitting process so that colleges and universities can focus on teaching students.

Colleges and universities must constantly evolve to meet the needs of students. This can mean new additions to their campuses or renovations to their existing facilities. Epsilon supports a range of projects at colleges and universities throughout the Northeast. This includes providing Article 80, MEPA, historic preservation, and ecological science services related to new construction or redevelopment of existing campus facilities. We also provide general air quality permitting support for on-campus power generation and other sources.

Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Simmons University, Northeastern University, and Emmanuel College are just a few of Epsilon’s academic clients.

Project Details Smith College
Smith College
Expertise
  • Article 80 Large Project Review
  • MEPA permitting
  • Historic preservation
  • Air quality
  • Acoustics
  • Ecological sciences
  • Chapter 91

Museums

We understand that, as with all non-profits, it is critical for museums to meet schedules and budgets, so Epsilon ensures a smooth, predictable path through permitting.

Expertise
  • Article 80 Large Project Review
  • MEPA permitting
  • Historic preservation
  • Air quality
  • Acoustics

Just as academic institutions must constantly adapt to meet the needs of their students, so too must museums evolve to stay current, grow, and meet the ever-changing desires of their patrons. We provide planning, environmental, and historic preservation consulting services to museums in the city of Boston and throughout the Commonwealth. We have supported such well-known institutions as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. They, as well as many others, have entrusted Epsilon with the critical work needed to guide them through the regulatory process and achieve their goals for expansion.

Have any questions?

Cindy Schlessinger Principal

Cindy Schlessinger

Principal

Local Permitting (including Article 80), MEPA, & NEPA

978-461-6220
David E. Hewett, LEED AP Principal

David E. Hewett, LEED AP

Principal

Local Permitting (including Article 80), MEPA, & NEPA

978-461-6215
Stephen Slocomb, PE Principal

Stephen Slocomb, PE

Principal

Air Permitting

978-461-6214