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Oct 11, 2018
The St. Regis Residences, 150 Seaport Boulevard
Design: Elkus Manfredi Architects
The St Regis Residences in Boston
Elkus Manfredi Architects designed 150 Seaport Boulevard with a billowing style specifically inspired by the curvilinear share of a tall ship at sail – image © Elkus Manfredi Architects

The St. Regis Residences in Boston Building
Cronin Development today announced plans to debut The St. Regis Residences in Boston in 2020 within a luxury residential-only tower set to become a recognizable landmark on the city’s skyline. The St. Regis Residences, Boston will rise at 150 Seaport Boulevard and feature expansive views of Boston Harbor.

Aug 21, 2018
Eventide Fenway, Boylston Street
Design: Kaplan Thompson Architects
Eventide Fenway in Boston
photograph : Irvin Serrano

Eventide Fenway Building
Eventide Oyster Company’s full-service restaurant in Portland, Maine is wildly popular, and in 2017, chefs and co-owners Andrew and Mike won a James Beard Award.

7 Jul, 2018
Hydroelectric Canal Proposal
Design: Paul Lukez Architecture
Hydroelectric Canal Boston Proposal
photo courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum

Hydroelectric Canal Boston Proposal
Paul Lukez Architecture propose to harness clean energy through hydropower generation from tidal changes and storm surges in low-lying urban areas, as a means of shaping economically and environmentally resilient, self-sustaining communities.

888 Boylston Street

888 Boylston Street is one of over 100 shortlisted buildings to win at the prestigious 2018 American Architecture Awards:

American Architecture Awards 2018

888 Boylston Street interior
photos courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum

888 Boylston Street Boston interior

888 Boylston Street Boston building

888 Boylston Street building Boston
image courtesy of architects

Architects: FXCollaborative
Client: Boston Properties
General Contractor: Turner Construction Company

Structural Engineer: McNamara Salvia
MEP Engineer: Buro Happold
Civil Engineer: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
Geotechnical: Haley & Aldrich
Landscape Architect: Mikyoung Kim Design
Acoustics / AV / Telecommunications: Cavanaugh Tocci
Building Code: Hughes Associates
Specifications: Construction Spex
Elevators: Van Deusen & Associates
Lighting Design: Buro Happold
Exterior Wall Consultant: Buro Happold
Curtain Wall Manufacturer: Ferguson Neudorf Glass

Feb 15, 2018
Logan International Airport Terminal E Building
Design: luis vidal + architects / AECOM

Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) has selected global infrastructure firm AECOM and Luis Vidal + Architects to design the remodeling of Boston Logan International Airport Terminal E. The joint team won a design competition for the project with over 400,000 square feet of new and renovated terminal space.

AECOM will lead the redevelopment as the prime consultant and architect/engineer of record. Spanish airport design specialist luis vidal + architects are the concept architects. They are known for projects such as Heathrow Airport T2 (UK) and Zaragoza Airport (Spain). Luis Vidal is qutie young to lead a major architecture practice – he was only born in 1969.

Logan International Airport Terminal E Building
rendering : AECOM

The modernization program will incorporate significant renovations to the existing international arrivals and customs hall, utilizing a combination of roof and window designs to maximize natural light and efficiency. Intuitive wayfinding, spatial clarity and first class hospitality will transform the arrival experience for those entering the country at Boston Logan Airport.

The iconic roof, designed following the sun path, proposes two skylights facing north, in the form of eyelashes, protecting the interior from direct sun exposure. On the south, the roof gently strokes down the façade to reveal a number of openings that face downtown Boston, offering departing passengers a last and memorable view – almost like a peak – of its radiant skyline. With an emphasis on efficiency and sustainability, the completed terminal will seek LEED Gold status from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Logan International Airport is officially known as General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport. It is located in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States (and partly in the town of Winthrop, Massachusetts). It covers 2,384 acres (965 ha), has six runways and four passenger terminals. It is the largest airport in the New England region and 17th-busiest airport in the United States. It is named after General Edward Lawrence Logan. In 2016, Massport reported an 8.5% increase in passenger traffic comparing 2015 to 2016, giving the airport a total of about 36.3 million passengers.

Jan 6, 2018
The Largest Art: A Measured Manifesto for a Plural Urbanism Book

A manifesto for designing cities – Architectural Publication by MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA

MIT professor’s new book calls for a more pluralistic, democratic vision of the city.

“The city is a people’s art, a shared experience,” a Philadelphia architect and planner named Edmund Bacon once wrote, adding that any urban designer’s job was to “conceive an idea, implant it, and nurture its growth in the collective minds of the community.”

Architecture Book by MIT Press

Oct 26, 2017
Union Point Master Plan, 12 miles south of Boston
Design: Elkus Manfredi Architects with Sasaki Associates
Union Point Master Plan
image © Elkus Manfredi Architects

Union Point Master Plan Massachusetts
Union Point is a culturally rich urban environment 12 miles from Boston, with direct access to the city’s transit system. The development is located at the intersecting point of the towns of Weymouth, Rockland, and Abington, Massachusetts.

Sep 6, 2017
Perles Family Studio, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Becket, Massachusetts
Design: David Croteau of Flansburgh Architects
Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Becket, MA
photo : Robert Benson Photography

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Building
New $5.5 m dance studio at home of the internationally acclaimed dance festival. The Perles Family Studio is an integral part of the Pillow’s five-year strategic plan, Vision ‘22, which launches the Pillow as a year-round campus for programs, research, and development.

Aug 15, 2017
Common Ground High School, New Haven Building

Aug 9, 2017
Ames Boston Hotel Renewal
Design: Glen and Co. Architecture
Ames Boston Hotel entry
photo courtesy of architects

Ames Boston Hotel Building Renovation
Reno & redesign of the 1893, Ames Boston Hotel (and the restaurant inside, Cultivar) taking the building’s original architecture and redesigning it to merge the past, present and future by blending modern elegance with its many preserved, original features, to create a combination of modern style and old-world sophistication.

Five Fields Play Structure
Design: Matter Design & FR|SCH Projects
Five Fields Play Structure
photograph : Brandon Clifford

Five Fields Play Structure
And that is exactly how the designers intend for it to be. The project is a landscape for childish exploration. It shuns function and standard, in favor of liberation. The structure cultivates a child’s—and adults—imagination through play.

Aug 1, 2017
Boston City Hall One of Twelve Recipients of Getty Foundation’s Keeping It Modern Grants
Design: Kallmann, McKinnell, & Knowles, Architects
Boston City Hall
photo © Naquib Hossain/Dotproduct Photography

Boston City Hall Building
Grandly austere with its concrete facade, Boston City Hall features several playful gestures, including its gravitydefying mayor’s office that hovers over the main entrance plaza and a profusion of outsized classical dentils.

Apr 23, 2017
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Design and Media Center
Design: Ennead Architects
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Design and Media Center | www.e-architect.co.uk
photograph © Peter Vanderwarker

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Design and Media Center Building
An adaptive re-use plus seismic upgrade of the original Rose City Awning factory, to create a company headquarters for Swift, a fast-growing 160-person digital media agency.

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Apr 11, 2017
Global Contemporary Art Museum, North Adams, Massachusetts
Design: Gluckman Tang Architects
Global Contemporary Art Museum, North Adams
image courtesy of architects

Global Contemporary Art Museum Building in Massachusetts
This 165,000-square-foot exhibition and art storage facility for contemporary art adapts the economical and flexible building system of industrial sheds and the scale, massing, and form of early industrial mill buildings, such as those seen at the nearby Mass MoCA.

Apr 10, 2017
Lake House in Stockbridge, Berkshire County in western Massachusetts
Design: Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design
Lake House Stockbridge
photograph © Studio Dubuisson

Western Massachusetts Residence
This residence in Western Massachusetts maintains a dualistic relationship with the lake against which it is nestled. When seen from the street, the house is abstract in form, showing no aperture or puncture. As one steps down the walking path and towards the lake, however, the house opens itself up.

Apr 7, 2017
Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex, Boston
Design: Arup
Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex
photograph © Warren Jagger

Arup Implements Comprehensive Energy Strategies at New Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC).
Using advanced computer modeling to integrate the design of the building systems and facade, Arup significantly reduced operational costs and improved energy efficiency, putting the project on the road to LEED Gold status—an exceptional achievement for a laboratory facility.

Feb 21, 2017
Mecanoo wins prestigious architecture prize in Boston
Design: Mecanoo, Architects
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
image by architects

Mecanoo architecten, led by Francine Houben, has received the Harleston Parker Medal for designing the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building. The Harleston Parker Medal is Boston’s most prestigious architecture prize. The project, on which Mecanoo collaborated with local firm Sasaki Associates, also won the People’s Choice Award.

Dec 22, 2016
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
Design: Richard Olcott / Ennead Architects
Peabody Essex Museum
image courtesy of architects

Ennead Architects broke ground last week on construction of the expansion of the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), one of the fastest-growing art museums in North America, located in Salem, Massachusetts.

Oct 30, 2016
Powerhouse Student Event Space, Amherst College
Design: Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners
Powerhouse Student Event Space
image courtesy of architects
Amherst College engaged Bruner/Cott to create a student gathering and event space in a tactful but raw reworking of their historic 1925 McKim Mead & White steam plant. The existing classic form with its industrial interior was reconfigured to accommodate performances, dance parties, speakers and other student gatherings.

Aug 12, 2016
General Electric HQ Building in Boston
Design: Gensler architects
General Electric HQ Building in Boston
image courtesy General Electric / Gensler

This 12-story glass building has a sail-like solar panel ‘veil’ on top plus an illuminated GE logo. It is connected to two renovated brick warehouses.
The new headquarters complex overlooks Boston’s Fort Point Channel and has a maritime theme.

Apr 16, 2016
CChange – One Main Office Interior in Boston
Design: Mark Goulthorpe, Raphael Crespin
One Main Office Boston
photo : dECOi architects & Anton Grasslo

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Architecture in Massachusetts

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American Architecture

Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University, Cambridge
Design: Bruner/Cott & Associates, Architects
Lunder Arts Center
image by architects

Peabody Essex Museum Building, Salem
Architects: Ennead Architects
John W. Olver Transit Center Greenfield
photograph Courtesy Peabody Essex Museum

Floatyard, Charlestown, Boston Harbor, MA
Perkins + Will Architects
Floatyard Boston
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Floatyard Boston

John W. Olver Transit Center, Greenfield, Massachusetts
Design: Charles Rose Architects
John W. Olver Transit Center Building
photograph : Peter Vanderwarker

John W. Olver Transit Center

Dudley Square Police Station
Design: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Dudley Police Station Building
photograph © Anton Grassl / Esto

Dudley Police Station

Boston University Center for Student Services
Design: Bruner/Cott, Architects and Planners
Boston University Center for Student Services
photo © Richard Mandelkorn

Boston University Center for Student Services

ENfold pavilion
Design: Perkins + Will
ENfold pavilion Boston
picture from SHIFTboston

ENfold pavilion Boston

Novartis Laboratory and Office Complex, Cambridge
Design: Cannon Design
Novartis Complex Cambridge
picture from Cannon Design

Novartis Research Complex Cambridge

MGU Medical History and Innovation Museum
Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects
Museum of Medical History and Innovation
photo : Anton Grassl @ Esto Photographics

MGU Medical History and Innovation Museum

Municipal Office Building in Boston
Sasaki Associates and Mecanoo architecten
Municipal Building Boston
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Municipal Office Building Boston

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Building
photo © Nic Lehoux / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston

MIT School of Architecture Events
MIT School of Architecture Events, Cambridge, MA

SHIFTboston Design Competition
WHY STOP Competition
image from SHIFTBoston
WHY STOP Competition : Winner news

Boston Architecture News from 2011

The Clarendon
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
The Clarendon
photograph : Peter Aaron – Esto

The Clarendon Boston

Edward M. Kennedy Institute : Groundbreaking
Rafael Viñoly Architects
Edward M. Kennedy Institute Building
image : Rafael Viñoly

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

SHIFTboston urban intervention finalist
Influx Studio
Boston Treepods
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Boston Treepod Buildings

Boston Office Buildings

Boston Architecture Competition
BARGE 2011 Design Competition

Boston Building News Archive

Brandeis University Campus Center
Charles Rose Architects
Brandeis Campus Center
image from architect

Brandeis University Campus Center

Orleans House, Pleasant Bay
Charles Rose Architects
Orleans House
image from architect

Orleans House

Community Rowing Boathouse Buildings
anmahian winton architects
Community Rowing Boathouse Building
photo © Peter Vanderwarker

Boston Rowing Boathouse

BSA Unbuilt Awards
Winning Designs + Architects
BSA Unbuilt Awards
image from architect
BSA Unbuilt Awards

Ames Hotel Building
Rockwell Group
Ames Hotel
photograph : Morgans Hotel Group

Ames Hotel design

Boston Harbor Garage towers proposal
KPF – Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Boston Harbor Garage
image from architect

Boston Harbor Garage towers

Key Boston Buildings, alphabetical:

Autodesk AEC Center, Cambridge
Design: KlingStubbins
AEC Solutions Group Headquarters
render courtesy of KlingStubbins

AEC Solutions Group Headquarters

Insititute of Contemporary Art
2006
Diller + Scofidio
Location: Harbour, south Boston Waterfront
6000sqm: Gallery + Theatre + Cafe + Bookshop + Digital Media Centre

Light Portal Boston

MIT Media Lab Building

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Roxbury City Hall

Simmons Hall

Chesterwood Barn Gallery, Massachusetts
Design: Francoise Bollack Architects
Chesterwood Barn Gallery & Visitor Center Stockbridge
picture from architects




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