Project

International Law Firm

International Law Firm

Boston, Massachusetts

Project Description

  • Design of this contemporary international law office was developed through a workplace consulting program that distilled firm culture and identified functional requirements and optimal work styles.
  • The reconfigurable environment promotes teamwork, maximizes space use, and provides the privacy needed by an international law practice.
  • A two-level workplace accommodates evolving needs, balances private offices and conference areas, integrates a technology-based library, and includes a case room and record storage designed for fast material retrieval.

Photographer: Adrian Wilson

Boardroom
Office
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Raptor Group

Raptor Group

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: James Pallotta Raptor Group

Project Description

  • Raptor Group’s headquarters functions as workspace, art gallery, and social setting.
  • Industrial materials that celebrate the harborfront, such as reclaimed wood, polished concrete, and exposed ceilings, juxtaposed with refined elements including detailed millwork and felt wall finishes create a sophisticated gallery-like environment.
  • Collaboration zones with writable wall surfaces, employee café, and fitness center are all venues for informal interaction and collaboration.

Photographer: Jasper Sanidad

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Liberty Wharf

Liberty Wharf

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Cresset Harborside LLC

Project Description

  • Set on a rebuilt pier on Boston Harbor, Liberty Wharf combines three architecturally distinct buildings hosting five restaurants and office space with a half-acre of outdoor deck, public boardwalk, and touch-and-go docking slips.
  • The buildings and wharf are designed to frame harbor views from the street, connect the Seaport District to the harbor, and complete a missing link in Boston’s HarborWalk.
  • The home of Legal Sea Food’s flagship restaurant and 50,000 sf of specialty Class A offices, Liberty Wharf has already become an icon in Boston’s youngest neighborhood.

Photographer: Peter Vanderwarker

Award

Preservation Achievement Award – New Construction in Harmony with Boston’s Built Environment

Boston Preservation Alliance, 2012

Award

Superior Achievement in Design & Imaging – Best New Open-Air Environment

Retail Traffic Magazine, 2012

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The Grove

The Grove

Los Angeles, California
Client: Caruso Affiliated

It was very important for me to try to transport people to a better place and time. I wanted to create a Main Street for a city that does not have one.”

Rick Caruso

CEO, Caruso Affiliated

Project Description

  • Winner of seven national awards, the 600,000-sf open-air development is a thriving, urban, pedestrian-oriented retail and entertainment destination.
  • Connected to the Los Angeles Farmers Market and centered around a “Main Street” and a “Town Green” – in a city that has neither – the master plan uses active, welcoming public spaces as anchors.
  • Pedestrian-scaled streetscapes and an overall European aesthetic creates a spirited sense of place.

Photographer: RMA Architectural Photographers

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Award

Award for Excellence

Urban Land Institute, 2003

Award

Best New Shopping Center (400,000–1,000,000 Square Feet)

International Council of Shopping Centers, 2003

Award

Gold Nugget Award of Merit

Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2002

Award

Best Commercial Retail Project

Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2002

Project

The Eli and Edythe L Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

The Eli and Edythe L Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Client: Boston Properties, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This building provides the extraordinary research community across Boston with a remarkable space for scientific collaboration and discovery. It also represents a deep commitment to Kendall Square and Cambridge, and the community that has nurtured us over the past decade.”

Dr. Eric Lander

President and Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Project Description

  • Created by a collaboration among MIT, Harvard, and the Harvard affiliated hospitals, the Broad Institute features design that facilitates interaction among the most gifted thinkers of our time, accommodating the research practices of today and anticipating the research ventures of tomorrow.
  • The building is open and flexible, quickly adapting to changing research needs in a state-of-the-art environment where life science researchers can think, investigate, and create.
  • The building is designed for high-hazard urban research with capacity in infrastructure to accommodate diverse demands.

Photographer: Anton Grassl / Esto

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New Balance Headquarters

New Balance Headquarters

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: NB Development Group, LLC

The headquarters is a space where our associates can thrive and the brand can continue to grow, fulfilling its promise by pushing forward to deliver the best in innovative footwear and apparel.”

Jim Davis

CEO, New Balance

Project Description

  • The 250,000-sf headquarters anchors a new 14-acre health and wellness district in Boston Landing.
  • The headquarters is the first LEED v2009 CS Platinum project in U.S. to achieve all Indoor Environmental Quality credits and third worldwide.
  • The new workplace features flexible, open, non-hierarchical workspace, large employee cafeteria, café, showrooms, and a community park.

Photographer: Robert Benson (exteriors), Andrew Bordwin (interiors)

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TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

The once underutilized and fractured neighborhood has become a new cohesive health and wellness district for the City of Boston, thanks to the benchmarking design of the new home for New Balance.”

Hal Munger AIA, LEED AP

Architect, Elkus Manfredi Architects

New Balance HQ Cafeteria
New Balance HQ Cafe
New Balance HQ Timeline
New Balance HQ Entry Lawn
New Balance HQ night
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Union Trust Building

Union Trust Building

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Client: The Davis Companies

Having grown up in Pittsburgh, I have marveled at the Union Trust Building’s stunning design since childhood. Elkus Manfredi’s vision for the building enabled us to overcome the obstacles and transform it into a stunning and successful business destination, known not only for its grandeur and sense of dignity, but for its warmth, vitality and contemporary functionality. With Elkus Manfredi as a key partner, it’s beyond fulfilling to have realized the great potential of the property and to propel it into the future as a key part of the dynamic renaissance that the city is currently experiencing.”

Jon Davis

CEO, The Davis Companies

Project Description

  • Originally built in 1918 and filling a full city block in downtown Pittsburgh, this long-neglected Flemish Gothic masterpiece has been restored and repositioned, its interiors transformed from a drab pass-through into a vibrant work/play destination.
  • The extensive modernization program incorporates new energy-efficient HVAC and electrical systems, 12 upgraded elevators, below-grade parking for 190 cars, and renovation of the four tenant entries.
  • Highlights include repairs to the sandstone façades, terra-cotta-tiled mansard roof, and interior marble floors and walls; restoration of the 40-foot-diameter Tiffany glass dome; and the addition of spectacular custom-designed hand-tufted carpeting throughout the public spaces.

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin (interiors), Robert Benson (exteriors)

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TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Union Trust was so much more than an historic restoration of this unique example of Flemish Gothic architecture; the sustainability aspect of this project was of equal importance. The fact that we could reposition a building of this era to successfully compete with new construction in today’s market was immensely gratifying.”

Ross Cameron RIBA

Vice President, Architectural Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

CT Nguyen
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Working in historic buildings always has its challenges, but sometimes you find treasures. Where someone may see a dusty mechanical space, unusable with trusses running through the middle, we see a dynamic fitness center, filled with character showcasing the heritage of the ‘Steel City.’”

CT Nguyen

Interior Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Union Trust Roofer Corner Detail
Union Trust Atrium View From Above
Union Trust Dome
Union Trust Lobby Detail
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Pfizer at Six Ten Main/MIT

Pfizer at Six Ten Main/MIT

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Client: MIT Investment Management Company, Pfizer

Project Description

  • Designed for optimum flexibility, this 597,000-sf, two-building research and development campus provides new laboratories and offices for Pfizer and further enriches Kendall Square’s world-leading life science cluster.
  • With a program that includes street-level retail, offices, and laboratory/research facilities, the campus also provides parking for 650 cars on three levels below-grade.
  • Pfizer’s research facilities fill the seven-story South Building and most of the North Building, accommodating the company’s neuroscience, cardiovascular, metabolic, BTX, and endocrine disease research units.
  • Other tenants include CRISPR Therapeutics, LabCentral, KSQ Therapeutics, Bayer LifeHub Boston, Casebia Therapeutics, and Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation.

Photographer: Chuck Choi

Six Ten Main Street coutryard
Six Ten Main Street South Facade
Six Ten Main Street Colonade
Six Ten Main Street East Facade
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The Innovation and Design Building

The Innovation and Design Building

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Jamestown LP

Project Description

  • The master plan for this repositioned 1.4‑million-sf former U.S. Army warehouse in Boston’s Seaport creates a dynamic district for innovators and designers; Elkus Manfredi also designed three tenant fit-outs in the repositioned building — Elkus Manfredi Architects’ office, Jamestown and Boston Art.
  • The transformed eight-story industrial building features cohesive signage and branding, and an animated pop-up market environment along its 1,400-foot-long pedestrian loading dock — now a promenade.
  • The first floor houses retail tenants in sync with the innovator/maker theme; upper floors are home to design, technology, and manufacturing.

Photographers: Chuck Choi, Jamestown LP

Innovation and Design Building Dry Dock Aerial
Innovation and Design Building Dry Dock Entrance
Innovation and Design Building
Innovation and Design Building Lobby
Innovation and Design Building Hallway
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Potamus Trading

Potamus Trading

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Potamus Trading LLC

Project Description

  • Headquarter interiors for entrepreneurial high-tech financial services firm is set on Boston Harbor.
  • Space streamlines workflow, flexes with firm growth, and works as a magnet for top talent.
  • Staff have quick access to trading floor from every area; kitchen supports informal collaboration/client entertaining; reception desk doubles as DJ booth; acoustically separate gaming room allows staff to unwind after markets close.

Photographer: Garrett Roland, Jasper Sanidad

Award

World Interiors News

Finalist – Workspace Interiors 

Potamus Trading Reception DJ Party
Potamus Trading Phone Room
Potamus Trading Graffiti Conference
Potamus Trading Sitting Area Private Office