Waterfront & Marine

Living Breakwaters

Staten Island, New York

Project Overview

MFS is providing professional services in support of a storm resiliency project which includes building breakwaters, reef habitats, and enhancing waterfront recreation in Staten Island, New York.

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Staten Island, New York

Project Details

The proposed construction will consist of approximately 10,000 linear feet of breakwaters protecting communities along the Tottenville Reach and the parklands at Conference House Park. MFS was retained by SCAPE/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PLLC (SCAPE) to provide survey, site/civil engineering, and construction feasibility services in support of the project. MFS' general roles and responsibilities throughout the schematic design phase of the project include performing land side surveys, cost-benefit analysis, feasibility and constructability review, and preparation of technical drawings.


  • Owner:
    Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR)
    • Client:
      SCAPE Landscape Architecture, PLLC

Services Provided

  • Our land development engineers will guide the client through the permitting process that exists at the state and local levels. The site development process consists of numerous moving parts with multiple professional disciplines helping to bring the project from concept to reality.
  • We have extensive experience providing construction management services to the construction industry in the public and private market sectors to a diverse clientele, including developers, state and government agencies, architects, engineers, and contractors. ​Our multiple discipline expertise and leading edge in-house professional technical ability enables us to offer invaluable solutions to our diverse client needs.
  • MFS provides professional land surveying services to private and public entities throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Our staff has extensive experience providing surveys for road, bridge, infrastructure, port, airport, waterfront, rail, environmental, and site development projects for the regions' federal, bi-state, state, and city agencies, as well as land developers.
  • MFS provides Construction Inspection and Administration support services in multiple market sectors including transportation and utility infrastructure, public and private facilities and buildings, and federal construction projects. MFS offers professional engineers, technicians and NICET certified construction professionals to successively oversee our client’s projects during the planning and construction phase.