Pare Corporation - Celebrating 50 Years

 Welcome to Pare Corporation.

As a multidisciplinary firm of engineers, planners, environmental and wetland scientists, GIS specialists, and regulatory permitting specialists, our clients depend on us to help them work through the anxieties of the design and permitting process while sharing their sense of urgency.

In addition to the traditional engineering and planning projects you would expect to find as you look through these pages (roads, bridges, site design, infrastructure), you will find projects and experience featuring sustainable and low-impact development, resiliency and smart growth planning, and LEED and Envision documentation for sustainability certifications.

Pare has been serving the needs of public and private clients throughout New England and the Eastern United States for five decades.

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Briscoe B. Lang, PWS

Principal Environmental Scientist

1963-2021 

 

It is with heavy hearts that we share this tribute to our dear friend and valued coworker of many years.  Briscoe passed away on July 14, 2021 after valiantly fighting cancer for some time.

Briscoe started at Pare on April 2, 2002.  He was a Professional Wetland Scientist with 33 years of experience applying environmental science to the planning, design, permitting, and implementation of civil engineering, ecological restoration, and land development projects in Southern New England.

Over his career, Briscoe participated in hundreds of projects involving environmental planning, wetland delineation, and permitting and encouraged his team to take advantage of the opportunities to grow personally and technically through project experience. Briscoe was instrumental to Pare’s success on the Narragansett Bay Commission’s (NBC) Phase III CSO Program by strategizing and leading the permitting efforts for the project. Briscoe led Pare in helping NBC obtain Master Plan approval from both the RI Coastal Resources Management Council and the RI Department of Environmental Management, which will streamline the permitting of all projects in the Program for years to come. In addition, Briscoe recently led the permitting efforts for several large projects including the New England Revolution Soccer Training Center in Foxboro, the I-95 Northbound Viaduct in Providence, and the Hammett’s Wharf Hotel in Newport.

He was a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sedimentation Control, a RI Certified Invasive Species Manager, and was an active member in a number of professional and civic organizations such as the Society of Wetland Scientists, and both the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Associations of Wetland Scientists.  He also served on the Cumberland Conservation Commission for many years. In addition to his career at Pare, Briscoe volunteered alongside his wife as a coach for the RI Special Olympics Woonsocket Wildcats for more than 25 years. Briscoe was also an avid photographer, sailor, kayaker, and gardener.

 

Along with the countless projects Briscoe managed in his years at Pare, his legacy includes Pare’s Natural Resources group itself. Briscoe served as a mentor to each of them, instilling not only his extensive knowledge of all things wetlands, but more importantly, his tenacity. Briscoe always marched forward no matter the obstacle, in both his professional and personal life. For that – and so much more – he is an inspiration to us all.

In our lives, there have been few people as special as Briscoe. He was someone that we felt deeply connected to, and even though he is gone now, we feel his presence throughout our day.

    

 

Featured Project
"Vision Plan" for the City of Lowell, MA

Pare recently completed a structural analysis and “Vision Plan”  for the City of Lowell of the c. 1823 Lower Locks, which run through the historic downtown business district.  Pare completed a visual inspection of the canal, assessed the locks, performed a subsurface investigation, and conducted two community charettes.  Using this information, the project team compiled a report that outlined structural repairs, potential future improvements, and suggested revitalization opportunities.

 

News
Walter Heller, P.E. Senior Vice President and Manager of the Transportation Division

Please join us in welcoming Walter Heller, P.E. as Senior Vice President and Manager of the Transportation Division. Walter has 28 years of diverse experience, including managing the transportation divisions of national and regional consulting firms, serving as the MassDOT District 6 Highway Director, and serving at the municipal level as the Director of Public Works and the Town Engineer for the Town of Milton, MA. We are pleased to have Walter’s leadership at Pare.  Click here to read more.