The BRA last month approved the design for a 197 unit housing project at 411 D Street, which has been lauded as a renewed concept of design excellence to the Seaport Innovation District. During the time this project was approved, I had the pleasure of being one of two scholars at the AIA Committee on Design Spring […]
Construction is expected to begin May 1st on the Boston Innovation Center (BIC), which aims to attract startups to the Innovation District in the South Boston waterfront. Designed by local architects Hacin + Associates, the 12,000 square foot facility is part of the 12 acre Seaport Square development by John Hynes’ Boston Global Investors.
Massachusetts – New Balance has just released plans for a new world headquarters campus in Brighton, along the Massachusetts Turnpike. The 14 acre site will include at least 4 news buildings designed by local firm Elkus Manfredi Architects, housing program for office space, restaurants, retail, a hotel and a sports complex.
This past Friday, Bruce Hampton AIA with Elton Hampton Architects presented and discussed the retrofit project at the South End’s Castle Square Apartments. As the principal in charge of the 1960s era renovation project, Hampton focused on the project process, design strategy, retrofit scheduling and collaboration needed to make this the largest retrofit in the […]
Boston – Over the past several weeks, a new pawn has emerged in the competition between Kendall Square and the Innovation District, in attracting technology and pharmaceutical companies. Boston Properties, on behalf of their tenant, Google, recently announced a proposed expansion to the office space that they currently lease at 4&5 Cambridge Center, which set into […]
This article is the first of a two part story on Mayor Menino’s E+ Green Building Demonstration Program. Check back for more news after the upcoming community charette!
MGM Resorts International announced last month that Gensler will design their proposed Rolling Hills Resort Casino project in Brimfield, MA. The leading international architecture firm was chosen largely because of their recently completed MGM City Center project in Las Vegas, which they claim to be the largest private sustainable development in the world.
As we long for the arrival of warmer weather and longer daylight hours ,we also remember that the Charles River Esplanade will soon be flooded with runners, cyclists, kayakers, rowers, strollers, sunbathers, performers and tourists. Because of these 3 million average annual users, our beloved Esplanade has been left in increasingly deteriorated condition. Earlier this […]