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Mechanical Engineering—For Harriman’s Jeff LaPierre, It’s Really Imagineering

Mechanical Engineering—For Harriman’s Jeff LaPierre, It’s Really Imagineering

What’s it really like to be a mechanical engineer?  Is it all whiz bang, theoretical concepts created by someone with a math pedigree and cool rep like “Rocket Scientist” or is it a career where the reward is based on the completion of a lengthy, complex and otherwise difficult course of work?  Truthfully, it’s probably a little bit of both and more.

Meet Harriman’s Jeff LaPierre, P.E., LEED AP, HFDP, CEM. Jeff has always been intrigued with applied math and science.  Growing up in central Maine, and graduating from the University of Maine, Orono,  with a degree in Mechanical Engineering,  Jeff always had a deep appreciation for “how things worked.” He imagined a career working conceptually,  and applying the concept to a working solution.

Initially out of college, Jeff’s introduction to his profession was on the contractor side where he learned more about the practical side of the trade, and it was here he gained an appreciation on how an … Read More

Meet Harriman’s Amanda Jandreau, P.E. S.E.

Meet Harriman’s Amanda Jandreau, P.E. S.E.

Structural engineers aren’t typically enthusiastic when it comes to architecture—usually they prefer function over form, formulas and calculations over a design charrette. But typical isn’t the adjective that comes to mind when talking about Amanda Jandreau, one of Harriman’s newest … Read More

Tis the Season of Giving

Tis the Season of Giving

In the spirit of giving, Harriman has been having fun collecting toys, books and art supplies for children in our communities. Our staff in Auburn and Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire are collecting donations for Tree Street Youth. Tree … Read More

Howard Snyder’s Path to Harriman

Howard Snyder’s Path to Harriman

Howard Snyder has nearly 20 years of experience as a landscape architect and planner. Prior to its merger with Harriman, Howard worked for The Cecil Group from 2002-2004. In January 2016, he was rehired at Harriman after years of practiced, … Read More

Hubway: Making Boston Bikeable for Harriman

Hubway: Making Boston Bikeable for Harriman

Many of Harriman’s urban design and planning projects focus on the importance of walkable and bikeable cities as a way to reduce congestion, reduce negative environmental impacts, and improve people’s health. As part of Harriman’s commitment to walkable and bikeable … Read More

Promoting Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Promoting Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Wellness is an important part of Harriman’s culture. As a firm we have established an in-house Wellness Program to help educate employees and promote healthy lifestyles. As an employer we are well aware of the potential benefits to both the … Read More

We CAN with L.L. Bean

We CAN with L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean partnered with Harriman to design a sculpture of L.L. Bean’s iconic Bean Boot made out of food cans for the United We CAN event. The sculpture, built by L.L. Bean, was on display in Monument Square in Portland … Read More

Best Wishes for Harriman Summer Interns

Best Wishes for Harriman Summer Interns

This summer Harriman hosted four interns: Juliet Domine in the Portland office, Matthew Roy and Anna Brannigan in the Auburn office, and Keely Higgins in the Boston office. Each intern reflected upon their time at Harriman.

Juliet Domine rising junior … Read More

Nanjing Forestry University Students visit Harriman

Nanjing Forestry University Students visit Harriman

Jul 13, 2016

Twenty-five students from Nanjing Forestry University in Jiangsu, China visited our Boston office on their first stop of their American cities tour. The students will be spending 12 days visiting parks and open space to see how landscape architecture is … Read More

PARKing Day

PARKing Day

Sep 14, 2014

Harriman, Boston Cyclists Union and Bikes not Bombs got together and transformed two parking spots in Central Square in Cambridge, MA into a bike powered smoothie bar. Harriman used its urban agriculture know how and transformed part of the space … Read More

IIDA Fashion Show 2013

IIDA Fashion Show 2013

Oct 03, 2013

On the evening of October 3, Harriman participated in the 15th annual IIDA New England Fashion Show Benefit Gala for the third consecutive year. The collection, Wabi Sabi: Beauty in Imperfection, was Harriman’s interpretation of the event theme, Aged to … Read More

A Day in the Life of an UrbanPlan Volunteer

A Day in the Life of an UrbanPlan Volunteer

Feb 13, 2013

Differentiating between hope and reality is an important consideration when working with members of the public who are not involved in planning, design or development on a regular basis. The urban planner also faces the challenge of communicating clearly about … Read More

Harriman Wins Big at IIDA Fashion Show Gala

Harriman Wins Big at IIDA Fashion Show Gala

Oct 01, 2012

Boston – The 15th Annual International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) Fashion Show and Gala, held in Boston on October 25th, pairs design firms with vendors to create runway looks using the vendors materials based on the theme of the year.  … Read More