Project

One Broadway Lobby

One Broadway Lobby

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Client: MIT Investment Management Company

Project Description

  • Repositioning the 4,500-sf lobby in the One Broadway office tower introduces a vibrant, welcoming space for people to connect, collaborate, and recharge.
  • In a unique departure from traditional lobby design, comfortable seating and a spacious communal worktable offer alternative workspaces for visitors and building tenants.
  • Wall treatments, furniture, light fixtures, and drapery create definition in the open space. Acoustical solutions include a wall of fabric-wrapped tiles, acoustic tiles that disappear into each ceiling waffle, and large area rugs.
  • A wall-sized glass garage door swings open to connect the adjacent restaurant to the lobby, adding to warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Photos © Adrian Wilson

Comfortable seating areas provide opportunities for coworking and conversation or quiet work.
Laptop tables turn the seating banquette into an alternative workspace
The wall-sized garage door opens to connect the lively restaurant to the lobby area.
Banquette seating with felt-wrapped acoustical tiles
artwork relected in table
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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

Streetscape
Retail
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Spa at the LINQ Hotel & Casino

Spa at the LINQ Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada
Client: Caesars Entertainment

Project Description

  • Unexpected textures, motifs, and colors create a refreshing, meditative environment for reflection and relaxation in this 15,000-sf spa.
  • A one-of-a-kind oasis, the spa hosts treatment rooms, a full-service salon, eucalyptus steam rooms, relaxation chambers, spacious locker/shower areas, and the only salt room in the city.
  • Curated design details create a soothing space; highlights include the honeycomb backsplash in the treatment rooms, wood-textured concrete, and the punched-tin entry wall.

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin

Spa Locker Room
Spa Lounge Chairs
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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 Verb Hotel

The Verb Hotel

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Samuels & Associates

The Verb Hotel is a character. It’s authentic. It has rock and roll experience. With our history, we are in tune with the beat of the Fenway, which gives us the confidence to be a little rebellious. It’s in our nature to have fun, to be genuine, to be memorable, to make you smile. Check in, tune out.”

Robin Brown

Principal, Spot On Ventures

Project Description

  • Inspired by its mid-century motor inn roots, the renovation of this two-story 93-key hotel in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood celebrates the area’s famed rock scene from the ‘60s to the ‘90s.
  • The transformation of this 1959 Howard Johnson’s motel creates a quirky, friendly, contemporary hotel while retaining its original footprint surrounding the rebuilt courtyard pool.
  • The new lobby’s rock-era details include authentic rock memorabilia; guestrooms feature retro-inspired lighting, art, and furniture.

Photography: Adrian Wilson, Andrew Bordwin

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Award

Boston Preservation Alliance

Preservation Achievement Award

Award

Hospitality Design Magazine

Finalist – Boutique/Lifestyle Hotel 

Award

Retail Design Institute

Innovation Award in Historic Preservation – International Store Design Awards

The Verb Hotel Entry
The Verb Hotel Room
The Verb Hotel Pool Room
The Verb Hotel Evening Balcony Fenway park
The Verb Hotel Pool
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The LINQ Hotel & Casino

The LINQ Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada
Client: Caesars Entertainment

The LINQ Hotel underwent a transformative renovation led by Elkus Manfredi, creating a property that appeals to the millennial customer through cutting-edge design, placemaking, and technology.”

Mike Salzman

Director of Development, Caesars Entertainment

Project Description

  • A reinvention of the former Imperial Palace hotel, the 2,250-room LINQ is an entirely transformed experience designed for millennials, the newest generation of Las Vegas guests.
  • Operational throughout the redesign and renovation, the new experience offers social connection, high-end technology, and a bold, graphic style; fresh, modern rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and Vegas-centric custom art.
  • Located on the Strip, the reimagined hotel now has a “living room” that welcomes guests into its social heart upon arrival and guides them to check-in, VIP lounge, gaming, and a luminescent lobby bar.

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin, pool exterior courtesy Caesars Entertainment

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The LINQ Hotel Casino reception desk
The LINQ Hotel Casino Bar Niche
The LINQ Hotel Casino Reception Seating
The LINQ Hotel Casino Jackpot Graphic
The LINQ Hotel Casino Room Graphic Sequins
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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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Aloft Boston Seaport

Aloft Boston Seaport

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Marriott International

We were thrilled to introduce both Aloft and Element to Boston. With their distinctive positioning and smart, modern design, these two popular global brands offer tremendous appeal to travelers visiting Boston’s rapidly-growing Seaport District.”

Richard Galvin

President & CEO, Commonwealth Ventures LLC

Project Description

  • Built on a three-acre site next to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston’s Seaport District, the 13-story, 330-room Aloft hotel is a welcoming beacon designed for hip, tech-savvy guests.
  • Planned and designed in tandem with its neighbor, Element Boston Seaport, Aloft’s design aligns with the brand guidelines of Starwood (now part of Marriott International), while creating a “unique-to-Boston” destination and strengthening the urban fabric of its D Street corridor site.
  • The first floor lobby offers options for unwinding, socializing, and recharging; an expanded program of event and meeting space lines the hotel’s full-length second-level promenade, and 8,000-sf of street-level retail animates the pedestrian environment.

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin

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Award

Marriott CONNECT Conference

Global Design Best – Custom Project

Aloft Hotel Stair Above Common Lobby
Aloft Hotel Exterior Patio
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The Stanley Building at the Broad Institute

The Stanley Building at the Broad Institute

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Client: The Broad Institute

Project Description

  • This 374,000-sf expansion is the second building on the Broad campus and more than doubles the genomic research institute’s original size with 14 new floors of laboratory, vivarium, and administrative space.
  • The building’s infrastructure is designed to accommodate changes in research and methodology, including 30,000-sf large floors with few columns for lab and support space, with 15-ft floor heights allowing plug-and-play ventilation and lab utilities delivery from the ceiling.
  • For this fast-track project, an integrated project team, including the development manager, construction manager, owner and user groups, was central to its success.

Photographer: Peter Vanderwarker

Broad Stanley Chemical Laboratory
Broad Stanley Interior
Broad Stanley Interior Laboratory
Broad Stanley Interior Office
Broad Stanley Atrium