Project Highlights

  • Renovation and system replacements
    within an existing building
  • A/M/E/P/FP Services
  • Programming, Master Planning, Design, Construction Documents through
    Construction Administration
  • 3,800 sf Project Area

Building Discretely: Hiding A New Data Center at Public Park

Massport | Logan Operations Center Data Center | East Boston, MA


The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) outgrew the floor space, power, and the cooling capacity for the data center at the Logan Operations Center. Due to the expanding need for computing space, and in order to augment these shortfalls, Integrated Design Group designed expansion space and infrastructure for the facility. The project included the transformation of an existing office into a 2,000 sf raised floor computer room with nearly 1,000 sf of internal support space, occupied by an electrical room, pump room, storage, and office space. In addition, a 3,500 sf exterior mechanical yard housing a generator and two chillers was installed to the north of the structure, and is screened from the public along the popular Boston Harbor Walk, both visually and acoustically. This is achieved through the use of a modular “green screen” wall panel designed to allow flexibility in positioning due to existing underground utilities in the area.