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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.

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.

New England Architecture Walking Tour, launched:
MIT Media Lab Boston
photo courtesy of Andy Ryan
Boston Architecture Walking Tours

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

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts – Dec 22, 2016
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. Part of one of the largest art museum campaigns in the country, the expansion includes the addition of a 40,000 SF wing designed by Ennead partner Richard Olcott, along with 17,500 SF of renovation to adjacent structures.

Powerhouse Student Event Space, Amherst College – Oct 30, 2016
Design: Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners
Powerhouse Student Event Space
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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. Lighting and sound systems with flexible furniture concepts support this broad range of activities.

General Electric HQ Building in Boston – 12 Aug 2016
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.

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

Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University, Cambridge – 22 Oct 2013
Design: Bruner/Cott & Associates, Architects
Lunder Arts Center
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This ambitious project enables Lesley University to relocate the College of Art and Design from its Kenmore Square site in Boston to a unified campus that stretches from the edge of Harvard Square into the heart of Porter Square. The project’s locus, at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Roseland Street, reinforces Lesley’s mission of uniting the arts across the university as well as its commitment to the City of Cambridge.

Peabody Essex Museum Building, Salem, Massachusetts – 14 Aug 2013
Architects: Ennead Architects
John W. Olver Transit Center Greenfield
photograph Courtesy Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) announces the selection of Ennead Architects to design the museum’s $200 million, 175,000-square-foot expansion. Renowned for design excellence and for its collaborative approach, Ennead was chosen from a group of distinguished architecture firms that were invited to participate in a design charrette this summer.

Floatyard, Charlestown, Boston Harbor, MA
Perkins + Will Architects
Floatyard Boston
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Floatyard Boston – 4 Mar 2013
The architects propose increasing the number of waterfront residences to meet the current demand for young professional housing by building on the water. Floatyard will be a floating complex – entirely on water – that will provide both housing and public programming.

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 – 20 Oct 2012
This is an innovative zero-net-energy building. The 24,000-square-foot combined transit center and government office is the first of its type in the United States. Also designated as a future train depot on the Connecticut River corridor, the building is designed to generate through renewable sources all the energy that it uses—meaning its net-energy consumption over the course of a year will be zero.

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

Dudley Police Station – 15 Oct 2012
The building is rated LEED GOLD. The building just picked up its third architectural award…an Honor Award from the Boston Society of Architects.

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 – 8 Oct 2012
The LEED Gold registered Center for Student Services is Boston University’s new gateway to campus student life and services. The building reflects the University’s commitment to “providing students with comprehensive and seamless services”, in an environment that supports a mission of learning and creative development outside the classroom.

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

ENfold pavilion Boston – 30 Sep 2012
ENfold a 500′ glowing ribbon in Frederick Law Olmsted’s Evan’s Way Park, directly across from the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum, is currently under construction. The installation has already been recognized by the Boston Society of Architects, as it has been nominated to receive an 2013 Unbuilt Architecture Award.

Novartis Laboratory and Office Complex, Cambridge
Design: Cannon Design
Novartis Complex Cambridge
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Novartis Research Complex Cambridge – 18 Sep 2012
Cannon Design is working with Maya Lin and Toshiko Mori, FAIA to design a new research campus for Novartis, a pharmaceutical company.

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 – 19 Jun 2012
The new Massachusetts General Hospital Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation is located on a prominent site at the entry to its downtown Boston campus and showcases the medical achievements and culture of the hospital and its place in the community.

Municipal Office Building in Boston
Sasaki Associates and Mecanoo architecten
Municipal Building Boston
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Municipal Office Building Boston – 3 Mar 2012
The office building is a part of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Dudley Square Vision Project, which seeks to revitalize the once-thriving urban neighborhood of Roxbury and mass transit hub Dudley Square. The 17,000 m² facility will become the headquarters of the Boston Public Schools Administration and will include green, state-of-the-art office space, retail and civic spaces, and meeting space for the community.

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 – 11 Jan 2012
Opening of the New Wing and Restored Historic Galleries to Public on January 19.
Extension Designed by Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect Renzo Piano

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

SHIFTboston Design Competition
WHY STOP Competition
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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

Brandeis University Campus Center
Charles Rose Architects
Brandeis Campus Center
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Brandeis University Campus Center
Orleans House, Pleasant Bay
Charles Rose Architects
Orleans House
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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
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Boston Harbor Garage towers

Boston Tower
2007-
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
1000ft high, 75 storeys
Building for Redevelopment Authority of Boston / Developer Steve Belkin
Controversial tower design, subject to change / delay at time of writing

Boston Architecture

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

John Hancock Tower, Copley Square, Back Bay district
1968-76
I.M. Pei, Architect
The John Hancock Tower : tallest building in New England
790ft high, 60 storeys
Hancock Place due to be overtaken by Renzo Piano’s Boston Tower
Tallest building in Boston for 3 decades

Light Portal, Central Artery Tunnel Authority
Design: JCDA; Architect of Record: Childs Bertman Tseckares
Light Portal Boston
photograph © Andreas Keller

Light Portal Boston

MIT Chapel, Cambridge
Eero Saarinen

MIT Media Arts & Sciences Building
Fumihiko Maki and associates
MIT Media Lab
photo courtesy of Andy Ryan

MIT Media Lab Building

Museum of Fine Arts
Design: Doster + Partners
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
photograph : Foster + Partners

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Roxbury City Hall Contest
Roxbury City Hall

Simmons Hall, MIT
Steven Holl Architects
Simmons Hall

Stata Center for Computer, Information & Intelligence Sciences, MIT
2004
Frank Gehry

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Boston Skyscraper Architecture

Prudential Tower

Trans National Place – proposed tower
1175 ft high

South Bay Tower – proposed tower
800 ft high

South Station Tower – proposed tower
800 ft high

Moshe Safdie Principal Architecture Office : Boston, 1978- Boston architectsMoshe Safdie

Boston Airport Building
Boston airport Boston Airport Building
photographs © Adrian Welch
Logan International Airport – Concourse

Modern Boston Buildings

Baker Dormitory, MIT campus
1947-48
Alvar Aalto

MIT Chapel, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
1955
Eero Saarinen, Architect

Schlesinger Library – Building Renovation, Harvard University, Cambridge
2004
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates

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