The headquarters offices of Camp Dresser & McKee occupied two office buildings in Kendall Square. CDM wanted to consolidate offices into a single structure. The developer required the new building within seventeen months in order to fit into CDM’s move plan. The project, which would provide CDM with parking for 235 cars and 160,000 sq ft of office space, needed a compressed design and construction schedule. SGH designed the new nine-story structure in time to obtain building permit sixty days after the initiation of design.