Project

Pier 4

Pier 4

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Tishman Speyer Properties

Project Description

  • Mixed use office building with 20,000 square feet of rentable retail space on the ground floor and 367,400 square feet of rentable, first-class office space on the upper 12 floors..
  • Ground floor activated with restaurants, cafes, shops, and a pass-through lobby that connects to the public Harborwalk.
  • Penthouse level includes a terrace on the northwest side of the building overlooking Boston Harbor and the city skyline.
  • The use of a non-interlocking curtainwall marks an architectural first in Boston, allowing each façade to interact with its neighbors.

Photographer: Magda Biernat

Team Member Spotlight

Each massing move and its correspondent façade responds to the surrounding exterior site elements. The most visible, the East façade, expresses dynamic, meandering movement that is achieved by the shifting of paired floors. These moves have been carefully studied to avoid any interlocking of the intersecting floors.”

Christian Galvao

Vice President, Architectural Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

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Miami Worldcenter

Miami Worldcenter

Miami, Florida
Client: Miami Worldcenter Associates

Project Description

  • This certified LEED Silver master plan creates a 27-acre redevelopment over nine city blocks that represents a 15% expansion of the Central Business District.
  • This pedestrian-centered district combines art, culture, international trade, and sustainable design.
  • The first phase of the four-million-sf development includes 1,000 residences, 350,000-sf retail, parking, vibrant new public plazas, and car-free walkways.

Renderings by Digital Blackmagic (DBM)
Photo: PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter team and affiliates, © Kevin Vildósola / ODP Architecture and Design

The Paramount at Miami Worldcenter
Miami Worldcenter Retail
Miami Worldcenter Downtown
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The Ohio State University – South Campus Gateway

The Ohio State University – South Campus Gateway

Columbus, Ohio
Client: The Ohio State University

We have felt very satisfied, very comfortable with the decision to hire Elkus Manfredi. They really understand the demands of urban design and the complexities of mixing uses in buildings.

Terry Foegler

Former Associate Vice President, Planning and Real Estate Operations at The Ohio State University

Project Description

  • This 887,000-sf mixed-use development has transformed a neglected urban area—and the main entry to the campus—to create a welcoming college-town environment and sense of arrival to the OSU campus.
  • Strategically planned mixed-use programming included 225,000-sf of street-level retail, 12 restaurants, an eight-screen cinema, 180 residences, and the relocated University bookstore.
  • A unifying urban design project, the Gateway has made the University’s cultural resources more available to the City of Columbus, creating incentive for junior faculty and others to live in surrounding residential neighborhoods, thereby reclaiming the formerly rundown area.

Photographer: Brad Feinknopf

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Award

AIA Ohio

Excellence in Architectural Design

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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

Boston Preservation Alliance 

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

Award

Retail Traffic Magazine 

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

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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

Urban Land Institute 

Award for Excellence

Award

International Council of Shopping Center 

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

Award

Themed Entertainment Association 

Thea Award – Outstanding Achievement Award

Award

Pacific Coast Builders Conference 

Gold Nugget Award of Merit

Award

Pacific Coast Builders Conference 

Best Commercial Retail Project

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The Americana at Brand

The Americana at Brand

Glendale, California
Client: Caruso Affiliated

Project Description

  • An eight-block mixed-use redevelopment, this thriving family lifestyle destination revitalizes its neighborhood and provides 600,000 sf of stores and restaurants, 338 residences, a 1.6‑acre park, and parking.
  • Planned along Brand Boulevard and around a new park, the development includes active street-level shops and restaurants.
  • New and existing streets connect the site with its surrounding urban context; sidewalks are wide, with specialty paving, planting, and lighting.

Photographer: RMA Architectural Photographers

Award

Chain Store Age magazine

Retail Store of the Year — Shopping Centers

Award

Pacific Coast Builders Conference

Gold Nugget Grand Award

Award

California Redevelopment Association

Award of Excellence — Mixed-Use Development

Award

International Council of Shopping Centers US Design and Development Awards

Innovative Design and Development of a New Mixed-Use Project

Award

Pacific Theatres

Best Retail Project — Gold Nugget Award of Merit

AWARD

Pacific Coast — Builders Conference

Judges Special Award of Excellence — Gold Nugget Awards

AWARD

Pasadena magazine

Best Shoppers Paradise — Best of Greater Pasadena

AWARD

California Redevelopment Association

CRA Awards of Excellence — Mixed-Use Development

AWARD

Southern California Development Forum

Design Award

AWARD

California Apartment Association

Los Angeles Signature Property

AWARD

Los Angeles magazine

Best of LA — Shopping Perks

Americana at Brand Caruso Way
Americana at Brand Cinema Fountain
Americana at Brand Cinema 2
Americana at Brand Americana Way
Americana at Brand pool
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Harvard University Graduate Commons

Harvard University Graduate Commons

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Client: Harvard Real Estate Services

Project Description

  • Bringing new graduate student housing to Harvard’s Cambridge campus, this six-story residence hall transforms the edge of the University’s campus in the Riverside neighborhood.
  • Featuring 141 apartments plus 189 parking and 104 bicycle spaces on three levels below grade, the building’s design incorporates a façade of brick, copper, limestone, and granite—materials that closely relate to the vernacular of Harvard’s historic River Houses.
  • Bridging the architectural variety of the site’s context—from adjacent University towers to the pedestrian-scaled residential neighborhood—required careful urban design that balanced massing, and stepped heights and setbacks to recogonize adjacent residences.

Photographer: Robert Benson

Harvard University Graduate Commons day exterior
Harvard University Graduate Commons Exterior
Harvard University Graduate Commons Trellis
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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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Ink Block

Ink Block

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: National Development

Ink Block is a game changer, not only in the South End, but in the entire City of Boston. Elkus Manfredi’s design of the seven individual buildings that form the block has a fresh urban edge that is a catalyst for a thriving new neighborhood.”

Ted Tye

Principal, National Development

Project Description

  • This 463,000-sf mixed-use hub was developed on 6.2‑acre industrial site that was once home to the Boston Herald.
  • Five residential buildings, a hotel, and ground floor retail combine to create a dynamic 24/7 urban neighborhood.
  • Re-envisioned block honors site’s history and links formerly disconnected industrial and residential neighborhoods.
  • Three rental and two condominium buildings are each designed with a different aesthetic vernacular to appeal to multiple tenant profiles.

Gustav Hoiland (exteriors), Andrew Bordwin (interiors)

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TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Pattern and texture are of critical design interest to me. More than mere surface treatment, they add depth, vitality, and meaning to architecture.”

Honor Merceret LEED AP

Architect, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Karen Sakey
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

My favorite part of Ink Block is the strong vision for the site and the design concepts developed for each building. We took inspiration from the industrial history of the site, the printing presses from the Boston Herald factory, the cartoons from the newspaper funnies — the list goes on. Overall it was a fun, collaborative process with the client, and the concept drove our design to be a success!”

Karen Sakey  IIDA, LEED AP ID+C

Interior Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Award

Architecture MasterPrize

Winner in Interior Design / Residential

Award

World Interiors News

Finalist – Residential Development Interiors 

Ink Block Dinner Party
Ink Block Sepia Lobby Seating
Ink Block Sepia Roof Terrace
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Van Ness Residences

Van Ness Residences

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Samuels & Associates

Van Ness is a microcosm of the best of Boston. It has taken the neighborhood to a whole new level, bringing together a dynamic mix of professionals who live in its contemporary and striking residences, and those who work within its flexible office spaces. We are seeing a total transformation of the blocks between Van Ness and Boylston Streets with new restaurants and appealing retail continuing to sprout up, which is a testament to the impact of this project.”

Joel Sklar

President and Principal, Samuels & Associates

Project Description

  • This 116,160-sf tower with 172 apartments is the residential component of the 870,000-sf mixed-use Van Ness development, a major component in the revitalization of Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.
  • The nine-story building, built atop a four-level retail podium, features signature residential design and amenities, including a rooftop terrace, fourth-level landscaped terrace, plus a fitness center, gaming lounge, TV lounge, and executive conference room.

Photographer: Chuck Choi (exteriors), Garrett Roland (interiors), Jasper Sanidad (interiors)

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Emily Bulkeley
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

The design was inspired by the Emerald Necklace, a continuous chain of nine public parks intertwined within Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. The reception area invites the outdoors in with an explosion of lush green living walls accompanied by natural timber and floral jewel-tone materials. The custom bronze welcome desk, showcasing a raised map of the surrounding neighborhood, grounds the space.”

Emily Bulkeley

Interior Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

 

Van Ness Residences Reception Lobby Green Wall
Van Ness Residences Ground Floor Elevator
Van Ness Residences Amenity Bar
Van Ness Residences Terrace
Van Ness Residences Roof Deck