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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Samuels & Associates Headquarters

Samuels & Associates Headquarters

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Samuels & Associates

Project Description

  • This contemporary corporate headquarters reflects the company’s commitment to urban adaptive re-use by celebrating the 8,600-sf space’s industrial past as an automotive garage.
  • Design touches speak to the building’s history as well as the authentic, creative culture of the company and its entrepreneurial founder and chairman.
  • Four different meeting spaces off the welcoming reception area allow for private client meetings, and then can be opened up to create a larger space for entertaining and events.
  • Functional, comfortable workspaces accommodate 100 employees with a variety of public and private work areas.

Photographer: Eric Laignel

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200 Amsterdam

200 Amsterdam

New York, New York

Project Description

  • A stunning new condominium residence in the heart of the Upper West Side located moments from Lincoln Center and Central Park.
  • Inspired by the grand landmarks lining Central park West, 200 Amsterdam is a contemporary interpretation of New York’s pre-war classics.
  • Residences re imagined with timeless elements for a modern lifestyle. Distinctive entryways, stately kitchens and marble-clad bathrooms combine with breathtaking city, river and Central Park views.
  • Amenities envisioned for cultivated New Yorker’s of every age. Three full floors of considered elements — a dedicated spa, 75-foot saltwater pool, Little Composer’s Room for children and a private club — foster a sense of tranquility and balance.
  • For more information on this project please refer to the following website https://200amsterdam.com.

Architecture by Elkus Manfredi Architects and Interiors by CetraRuddy

Renderings by Binyan Studios

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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

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Van Ness Office

Van Ness Office

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 at Samuels & Associates

Project Description

  • This 239,000-sf, eight-story commercial tower provides contemporary workplaces within the 870,000-sf mixed-use Van Ness development in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.
  • Partner to the Van Ness residence tower, the office tower offers open floor plans, high ceilings, inspiring views, and a lush landscaped fifth-floor terrace.
  • Three levels of underground parking provide 534 parking spaces.

Photographer: Chuck Choi (exteriors), Andrew Bordwin (interiors)

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The Peninsula Chicago

The Peninsula Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Client: Thomas J Klutznick Company

Project Description

  • Landmark mixed-use project on Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” along North Michigan Avenue incorporates two development phases: Phase 1, the 235,000-sf retail block, and Phase 2, the 390,000-sf Peninsula Chicago hotel, built above the retail.
  • With 339-rooms, the hotel is set back from the Avenue to reinforce the three- to four-story street-level scale; a two-story “sky lobby” welcomes guests.
  • The flagship shopping destination for six national retail brands engages pedestrian’s on all four sides of the block.

Photography: Jon Miller / Hedrich Blessing

Award

American Architecture Award

The Chicago Athenaeum, 1998

Award

International Store Design — Best Facade

Institute of Store Planners VM + SD Magazine, 1998

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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

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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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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

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

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