Our mission is to create common ground that brings people and communities together.

Our Firm

Elkus Manfredi Architects is a full-service design firm providing architecture, master planning, urban design, interior architecture, historic preservation, space planning, programming, and experiential graphic design. Our diverse portfolio of work includes planning and design for environments of work, living, learning, play, and innovation. We are especially known for our national and international work in mixed-use placemaking that fosters community and creative innovation, as well as strategic workplace solutions that engage users and enhance performance.

Design is the process of working closely with clients, consultants, users, and other stakeholders to solve real-world challenges and make memorable, enduring places. Our practice is truly collaborative – we are focused on understanding our clients’ long-term strategic goals and supporting these goals in all assignments.

Elkus Manfredi’s portfolio of work includes a diversity of projects, including collaborative interdisciplinary science and technology hubs, community-building higher education campus plans and facilities, workplace environments that attract and retain talent, vibrant retail and entertainment destinations, welcoming and dynamic residential developments, and leading-edge hospitality experiences. Each of our projects is unique, representing an important statement of the firm’s commitment to design excellence in response to the singular needs of each client.

The planning and design work of Elkus Manfredi Architects is founded on the conviction that the quality of our environment regularly and significantly impacts the quality of our lives. Elkus Manfredi is a member of the US Green Building Council and is a signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment working toward the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030.

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David P. Manfredi

FAIA, LEED AP

CEO and Founding Principal

David Manfredi works with clients across the country on a diverse portfolio of planning and design projects. Deeply committed to the belief that the quality of our environment directly influences the quality of our lives, he effectively advocates for building and protecting vital, sustainable, durable urban places. At every scale, in every context, David’s mission is to create common ground that brings people and communities together. He reinvents tired urban precincts into 21st-century mixed-use environments, the edges of universities from barriers into connective seams with adjacent neighborhoods, underutilized urban areas into diverse innovation districts that support the collaborative imperatives of today’s science and technology, and obsolete manufacturing buildings into repurposed hubs of living and working that reinvigorate the urban core. From The Grove in Los Angeles, to Boston’s revitalized Fenway neighborhood, to New Balance’s health and performance district at Boston Landing, and The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, David’s projects are inventive, inclusive and sustainable. A compelling, sought-after speaker and thought-leader, David presents to business, civic, and professional organizations throughout the country about the value that mindful design brings to the quality of everyday life.

David is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an active member of the Boston Preservation Alliance, International Council of Shopping Centers, NAIOP, and Urban Land Institute (ULI). He serves on the Boston Civic Design Commission, Northeastern University School of Architecture Advisory Council, the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture Advisory Council, and the ULI Boston Advisory Board. David is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with Bachelor degrees in both English and Architecture, and the University of Chicago, where he received a Master of Arts.

It has been my distinct honor to have worked closely with David Manfredi in guiding the University of Florida through its campus master planning efforts for the past two years. David is a breath of fresh air in what is often referred to as “the swamp!” He is the consummate mix — an artist, a soothsayer, an intellect, a sage, and a realist. In short, he has enabled us to rethink how we envision our campus, focusing our thoughts not only on the potential of the physical environment, but on the ways in which we deliver world-class education and research in the next half-century. That’s what a visionary does.”

Dr. Charlie Lane

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, University of Florida

Elizabeth O. Lowrey

IIDA, RDI

Principal and Director of Interior Architecture

Elizabeth Lowrey has been responsible for Elkus Manfredi’s interior architecture studio since the firm’s founding in 1988 and a part of the firm’s leadership since being named a Principal in 2002.

The synergy between interior design and architecture at Elkus Manfredi is due to both Elizabeth’s initial prescience and subsequent tenure. Working across the firm’s multiple disciplines, Elizabeth’s oversight for the creation of interiors for corporate, hospitality, residential, retail/entertainment, and higher education environments includes projects for Walt Disney Imagineering, Boston Consulting Group, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Publicis Groupe, New Balance, and  Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, now part of Marriott International.

In 2019, Elizabeth received an honorary doctorate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Boston Magazine lists her as the Designer of the Future, and Boutique Design calls Elizabeth a “maverick” and “silo buster” for her industry-crossing design approach blending corporate, hospitality, and retail design strategies. Interior Design includes her on a list of “20 Inspiring Women who make up the new face of the design industry.” She is widely recognized as a pioneer in the design of branded workplace environments that enhance organizational performance and firm culture. Admired for her sophisticated design eye, business acumen, and skillful management, Elizabeth attributes her success to her collaborative approach with her clients.

Elizabeth is a frequent speaker at design and architecture forums, universities, and business events, and has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Metropolis. She received the CoreNet Service Provider Leadership Award based upon the recommendations of her clients.

She is a member of the editorial advisory board of Contract, a board member of the Design Museum Foundation, a member of the Center for Workplace Innovation, and a Vice Chair of the Young Collectors Night for the Park Avenue Armory Winter Antiques Show. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from Auburn University.

It was clear to me from the beginning of our project redesigning Draper’s headquarters that Elizabeth and I would form a very deep connection because of our shared interest in professionalism and integrity. Whenever we went over to Elkus Manfredi’s offices she was completely prepared. She even anticipated our needs to the point that she’d be halfway to a solution by the time we arrived. With Elizabeth, there are no excuses or unnecessary delays. We came in on time and under budget with the best use of flexible, collaborative space in Boston, if not the East Coast.”

Elizabeth Mora

Chief Administrative Officer, VP for Finance and Administration, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory

John H. Martin

AIA, LEED AP

Principal

An insightful design leader, John Martin works at the forefront of design for science & technology and higher education projects across the country. His work is informed by his unique combination of pragmatic precision, appreciation of context, and broad understanding of real estate issues. With a holistic approach that synthesizes his training in both architecture and engineering, John’s passion for design and his personable leadership style are evidenced by the respect of his colleagues, staff, and clients.

John’s experience ranges from community-scaled master plans for campuses and urban mixed-use developments to building-scaled projects for interdisciplinary science facilities, commercial buildings, and all types of housing on campuses and in cities. He builds and facilitates strong design teams with his singular combination of experience, rigor, and approachability, and is committed to the idea that good planning and design can drive innovation, break down barriers, and build community.

John is active in the American Institute of Architects, the Society for College and University Planning, NAIOP, and the Urban Land Institute, and a frequent speaker on master planning, sustainable building, interdisciplinary scientific research, and public-private partnerships on campus. He received Bachelor degrees in both Environmental Design in Architecture and Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

John is unique among architects in that he combines excellent technical design knowledge and skills, but also an appreciation of the economic goals we as developers have for our projects. With this broad perspective, John is one of the best I have seen at helping deliver the highest quality and most efficient design within the budget parameters we establish. He never shies from a challenge and is never satisfied until he helps our team find the optimum design-development solution. Besides that, he is an absolute pleasure to work with!”

Jeff Jones

Principal, Capstone Development Partners

Mark D. Sardegna

AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Mark Sardegna joined Elkus Manfredi Architects in 2004 and has more than 30 years of experience in the design and management of highly complex urban projects from the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest. With a diverse portfolio of projects nationally and internationally that reflects his training as both an architect and a planner, his career has focused on the creation of new mixed-use and urban neighborhoods that reinvigorate underutilized districts into 21st-century mixed-use destinations. He also brings extensive experience in the planning and design of lively innovation districts that support the collaborative imperatives of today’s science and technology.

Mark has managed design teams for projects including New Balance headquarters, training facilities for the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, the global headquarters campus for Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston’s Innovation District, and the four-million-square-foot life science master plan at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Osborn Triangle and subsequent Six Ten Main development. He is currently leading the planning and design team transforming the Landmark Center — a former Sear’s department store and distribution center in Boston’s historic Fenway neighborhood — into a vibrant social hub offering new retail and residential destinations. Mark has collaborated extensively with The Walt Disney Company on entertainment and retail precincts in Orlando, Paris, Hong Kong, and Shanghai and managed projects for numerous higher education institutions.

Mark graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Mark possesses a true understanding of the craft and design essential to our particular form of placemaking, which is rooted in the creation and articulation of an overall story. He has seamlessly translated that narrative experience for our ultimate users and guests into the physical and functional realities of each location he has designed for us across the globe. His ability to quickly adapt and respond to evolutions in program, budget, and story has made Mark an invaluable design and problem-solving partner, and his knowledge base of our industries, whether architecture, resort hotels, real estate, master planning, or entertainment, is unparalleled and incredibly insightful.”

David M. Stofcik

Executive Architect, Walt Disney Imagineering

Andrew P. West

AIA

Principal

Andy West has more than 35 years of experience on a range of sophisticated planning and design projects across the country and internationally. Since joining Elkus Manfredi in 1996, he has focused on large urban planning projects for mixed-use developments, as well as the design of buildings that contribute to the revitalization of urban environments. Andy has been responsible for managing some of the firm’s most notable projects, including The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards, a one million-square-foot retail destination in New York City; CityPlace, the award-winning redevelopment of approximately 72 acres in the heart of West Palm Beach recognized by the Urban Land Institute; The Shops at Columbus Circle, the 544,000-square-foot retail/entertainment base of Manhattan’s 2.8 million-square-foot Time Warner Center; and the master plan and design of Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, which includes the award-winning Galleria shopping and entertainment destination, and Al Maryah Central, the 2.4-million-square-foot mixed-use development to be completed in 2019.

Andy is a graduate of Columbia University, where he has received a Bachelor of Arts in architecture and a Master of Architecture. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects.

BU’s Booth Theatre Takes Center Stage with Concrete and Aluminum

Architect’s Newspaper  quotes Ross Cameron in their piece about the innovative design and materials used in the façade of Boston University’s Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and College of Fine Arts Production Center.

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Wall of Ideas” Sparks Constant Imagination

Elizabeth Lowrey spoke with Boutique Design magazine about her wall of ideas, explaining how the collage of photographs, fashion spreads, and fabrics inspires fresh ideas for her and her team.

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David Manfredi Pays Tribute to I.M. Pei and His Enduring Boston Legacy

I admire the precision and discipline of all Pei’s work. Nothing is wasted, nothing is extraneous, and every detail remains in service to the big idea.” CEO and Founding Principal David Manfredi penned an appreciation of renowned architect I.M. Pei and his contributions to the architecture of Boston and Cambridge.

The Boston Globe

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Elkus Manfredi design revealed for much-anticipated TMC3 Campus

The 37-acre biomedical research campus planned for the Texas Medical Center has been redesigned to better cultivate a “live, work and play” atmosphere, combining collaborative research facilities with shops, restaurants, residences, and offices peppered with parks and plazas. The project, TMC3, is a collaborative effort of TMC, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, UT Health, and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Houston Chronicle

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Cathedral of the Holy Cross renovation completed in Boston’s South End

With a brighter space, vibrant stained-glass windows, and a gleaming stone floor, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross reopens in Boston’s South End after more than a year of renovations. CEO and Founding Principal David P. Manfredi tells The Boston Globe about bringing light back into the cathedral and its neighborhood.

The Boston Globe

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Wallpaper* Magazine Examines “The 21st century iterations of retail architecture” at Hudson Yards

Le Marais in Paris. Xintiandi in Shanghai. And now the Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards. Elkus Manfredi’s CEO and Founding Principal David Manfredi tells Wallpaper* magazine that New York City’s newest retail destination is designed in the same tradition as other world-class shopping experiences: it is ‘a place to build community on a grand scale.’

Wallpaper* magazine

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Vice President William Halter Speaks to The Improper Bostonian About Building in the Time of Climate Change

Elkus Manfredi Vice President William Halter recently spoke with the Improper Bostonian about building in the time of climate change and how we’re working to make The St. Regis Residences, Boston, more resilient to sea level rise.

Improper Bostonian

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Boston University’s Booth Theatre Detailed in Wallpaper* Magazine’s Building Blocks

See why Wallpaper* magazine calls Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and the College of Fine Arts Production Center at Boston University “a 21st-century learning environment for collaboration and experimentation at its best.”

Wallpaper* magazine

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Creative Thinker: Elizabeth Lowrey Profiled in Modern Luxury Interiors Boston

Successful design is about finding new ways to look at things,” Principal Elizabeth Lowrey tells Jaci Conry at Modern Luxury Interiors. Learn how the collaborative nature of the Elkus Manfredi interiors studio brings ideas to life.

Modern Luxury Interiors Boston

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Reinventing an Art Deco Icon in Boston’s Financial District

The recent opening of LaSalle Investment Management’s dynamic new lobby at 110 High Street marks a new chapter for an Art Deco icon in Boston’s Financial District. Elkus Manfredi Principal Mark Sardegna sums it up in this Boston Real Estate Times article: “It’s a project that embraces history while stepping with confidence into the future of our city.”

Real Estate Times

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Union Trust Building’s “Architectural Riches and Modern Gems”

Originally constructed in 1917, The Davis Companies’ Union Trust Building had seen many years and it showed. Elkus Manfredi Architects provided services related to the building’s rehabilitation. “We created a contemporary use for a building that had essentially lost its way,” says Vice President Ross Cameron.

Retrofit Magazine

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Designer Emily Bulkeley Recognized by IIDA New England as Emerging Leader

The International Interior Design Association’s New England chapter selected Designer Emily Bulkeley as one of 20 design professionals to join its prestigious Emerging Leaders program as the class of 2018. Find answers to pressing questions like “Revit, CAD, or Sketchup?” in their interview.

IIDA-NE Newsletter

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Work Design Magazine Covers the “Wellness, Tech, and Sophistication” in WHOOP’s New Offices

Not every company has treadmills off reception, multiple meeting rooms, a spacious café, and views of Fenway Park. Take a look at how our Elkus Manfredi designers helped WHOOP achieve their dream workplace.

Work Design Magazine

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Boston Magazine Names David Manfredi as One of the “100 Most Influential People”

Elkus Manfredi’s CEO and Founding Principal David Manfredi is recognized alongside several clients and friends of the firm in Boston Magazine’s May 2018 issue. The citation reads, “Nobody is doing more to shape the appearance of Boston, from its campuses to its workplaces to pretty much everywhere else you look.”

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Elizabeth Lowrey Named One of 20 Inspiring Women in Interior Design Magazine

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Interior Design named Elizabeth Lowrey as one of the “20 inspiring women who make up the new face of the design industry.” Her reaction? “I’m honored and inspired. I share this recognition with all the talented women at Elkus Manfredi and the talented men who collaborate with us.”

Interior Design Magazine

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Architectural Digest explores how “Architects are Innovating the College Dorm”

AD reports on a new approach to campus residences and Lee Pelton, President of Emerson College, explains “The vision is to develop the coolest, hippest, most compelling destination in downtown.” Photos of Emerson and Rutgers are included as examples. Elizabeth Lowrey offers thoughts on designing for “a new generation of students for whom work-life balance is top of mind.”

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From skyscrapers to sandwiches in the Seaport.” The Boston Globe sits down with David Manfredi.

The Boston Globe interviews David Manfredi on shaping a city. “Our role as planners and architects is broad. It often has to be about more than a single building. How do we improve connectivity? How do we make it more livable? How do we create really good public places where people want to be out on the sidewalk? A big part of innovation is making social spaces.”

The Boston Globe

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Emerson Dedicates Room to Architect, Collaborator Howard Elkus

Friends and colleagues gathered as Emerson College and President Lee Pelton dedicated the Howard Elkus Meeting and Dining Room in honor of our Founding Principal. A touching and memorable tribute to Howard and to those he inspired to reinvent and define Emerson’s campus.

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Emerson College – Two Boylston Place

  • Finalist – Global Design Award

    Society for Experimental Graphic Design, 2019

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  • Honorable Mention in Architectural Design – Educational Buildings

    Architecture MasterPrize, 2018

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  • Winner in Student Housing

    International Interior Design Association – New England Chapter, 2018

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Union Trust Building

  • International Architecture Award – Repositioning

    The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, 2019

  • Best Building Rehabilitation / Building Amenities

    International Interior Design Awards (IIDA) New England, 2019

  • National Design Award – Renovation Interiors

    Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), 2018

  • Design Award of Honors – Restoration

    Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), New York Council, 2018

  • American Architecture Award – Restoration / Renovation

    The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, 2018

  • Longlist Finalist – Workspace Interior Projects Greater Than 10,000 Square Metres

    World Interiors News, 2017

  • Longlist Finalist – Workplace

    World Architecture News, 2017

  • Winner in Architectural Design – Restoration & Renovation

    The American Architecture Prize, 2017

  • Certificate of Merit – Historic Preservation

    AIA Pittsburgh, 2017

  • Reconstruction Awards – Gold

    Building Design + Construction, 2017

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Investment Management Firm

  • Workplace Under 20,000 SF

    International Interior Design Association (IIDA), New England Chapter, 2019

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Citizens Bank Corporate Campus

  • People’s Choice Award

    International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), Boston Chapter, 2019

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240A Newbury Street

  • Preservation Achievement Award

    Boston Preservation Alliance, 2019

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Old North Church Master Plan and Restoration

  • Rendering Award of Excellence – Architecture in Perspective

    American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI), 2019

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Ink Block

  • Finalist – Global Awards for Excellence

    The Urban Land Institute, 2019

  • Best of Year Honoree

    Interior Design magazine, 2015

  • Finalist – Residential Development Interiors

    World Interiors News, 2016

  • Winner in Interior Design / Residential

    The American Architecture Prize, 2017

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New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

  • Merit Award – Mixed Use

    The American Concrete Institute (ACI), New Jersey Chapter and New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association (CAA), 2019

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  • Deal of the Year Award – Mixed Use

    NAIOP – New Jersey, 2018

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University of Massachusetts Boston 1st-Year Student Residence Hall and Dining Commons

  • Innovator Award – Best Public-Private Partnership Development

    Student Housing Business, 2019

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Winter Garden at 222 Berkeley

  • Honorable Mention in Interior Design – Residential

    Architecture MasterPrize, 2018

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Meriel Marina Bay

  • Honorable Mention in Interior Design – Residential

    Architecture MasterPrize, 2018

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  • Finalist – Residential Development Interiors

    World Interior News, 2018

  • Winner in Residential / Multi-Unit

    International Interior Design Association – New England Chapter, 2018

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The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory

  • The Edwin F Guth Memorial Award For Interior Lighting Design

    Illuminating Engineering Society – Boston and Rhode Island Section, 2017

  • Honorable Mention in Interior Design – Public Spaces

    Architecture MasterPrize, 2018

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The Verb Hotel

  • Hospitality Design Award

    Boston Society of Architects/AIA, 2018

  • Innovation Award in Historic Preservation – International Store Design Awards

    Retail Design Institute, 2014

  • Best of Year Honoree

    Interior Design magazine, 2017

  • Finalist – Boutique / Lifestyle Hotel

    Hospitality Design magazine, 2015

  • Best of Boston – Best Boutique Hotel

    Boston magazine, 2015

  • Preservation Achievement Award

    Boston Preservation Alliance, 2016

  • Winner in Interior Design / Hospitality

    The American Architecture Prize, 2017

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Boston Art

Boston

  • Winner in Interior Design / Workplaces

    Architecture MasterPrize Awards, 2018

  • Best of Year Award Finalist – Small Office

    Interior Design magazine, 2017

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The Innovation and Design Building

Boston

  • Merit Award in Design

    Boston Society of Landscape Architects, 2018

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Boston University Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and College of Fine Arts Production Center

Boston

  • Project Achievement Award – New Construction

    Construction Management Association of America – New England Chapter, 2018

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The Modern at Fort Lee

Fort Lee

  • Merit Award – High Rise (South Tower)

    American Concrete Institute – New Jersey Chapter, 2018

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The Peninsula Chicago

Chicago

  • American Architecture Award

    The Chicago Athenaeum, 1998

  • International Store Design — Best Facade

    Institute of Store Planners, VM + SD Magazine, 1998

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Warrior Ice Arena at Boston Landing

Boston

  • Finalist – Sport and Recreation – Stadium / Arena

    Architizer A+ Award, 2018

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Emerson College – Little Building

Boston

  • Award of Merit – Specialty Construction

    Engineering News Record New England, 2018

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CityPlace

  • Superior Achievement in Design & Imaging Award – Best New Center Over 1,000,000 Square Seet

    Retail Traffic magazine, 2002

  • Award of Excellence Large-Scale Mixed-Use

    Urban Land Institute, 2002

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Millennium Pharmaceuticals – 35 Landsdowne Street

  • Lab of the Year

    R+D magazine, 2003

  • Award for Excellence

    Urban Land Institute, 2004

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The Grove

Los Angeles

  • Best Commercial Retail Project

    Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2002

  • Gold Nugget Award of Merit

    Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2002

  • Thea Award – Outstanding Achievement Award

    Themed Entertainment Association, 2003

  • Superior Achievement in Design & Imaging

    Retail Traffic magazine, 2003

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

    International Council of Shopping Centers, 2003

  • Award for Excellence

    Urban Land Institute, 2003

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Cutler Majestic Theatre

Boston

  • Historic Preservation Award

    Boston Society of Architects, 2001

  • Preservation Achievement Award

    Boston Preservation Alliance, 2003

  • Outstanding Achievement in Preservation

    Massachusetts Historical Commission, 2003

  • Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design

    Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, 2004

  • Grand Prize – Building Modernization

    Buildings magazine, 2004

  • Outstanding Restoration Project

    League of Historic American Theatres, 2004

  • Honor Award

    Boston Society of Architects, 2004

  • National Preservation Honor Award

    National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2004

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The Shops at Columbus Circle

New York

  • Project of the Year

    New York Construction magazine, 2004

  • Best New Privately – Owned Public Space

    New York City Municipal Arts Society, 2005

  • Superior Achievement in Design & Imaging – Masterwork Award

    Retail Traffic magazine, 2005

  • Award for Excellence

    Urban Land Institute, 2005

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Emerson College – Tufte Performance and Production Center

  • Build Massachusetts Merit Award

    Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, 2003

  • Project Team of the Year

    Building Design + Construction magazine, 2004

  • Honor Award

    Boston Society of Architects, 2004

  • Honor Award – Higher Education Facilities Design

    Boston Society of Architects, 2005

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The Ohio State University – South Campus Gateway

Columbus

  • Excellence in Architectural Design

    AIA Ohio, 2007

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InterContinental Boston Hotel and Residences

  • Ten Best New Business Hotels

    Forbes, 2006

  • Development of the Year

    American Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), 2006

  • Best of Boston – Hotel, New

    Boston magazine, 2007

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Neiman Marcus – Natick Mall

  • Private Project of the Year – $10–15 Million

    Construction Management Association of America – New England Chapter, 2007

  • Retail Store of the Year – First Place – Exteriors 25,000–100,000 Square Feet

    Chain Store Age magazine, 2007

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The Eli and Edythe L Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Cambridge

  • Lab of the Year – High Honors

    R+D magazine, 2007

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Harvard University Graduate Commons

Cambridge

  • Honor Award for Excellence in Planning – District or Campus Component

    Society of College and University Planning and AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (SCUP/AIA-CAE), 2008

  • Building Project of the Year

    Construction Management Association of America, 2009

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24 Waterway Square

  • Landmark Award for Best Office Project

    Houston Business Journal, 2009

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501 Boylston – The Newbry

  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified Building

    United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2007

  • The Office Building of the Year – Renovated Building

    BOMA Boston, 2008

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501 Boylston – The Newbry

  • The Office Building of the Year – Historical Building

    BOMA Boston, 2009

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American Brewery Lofts

  • Best of Year Award Finalist – Eco-Residential

    Interior Design magazine, 2007

  • Preservation Achievement Award

    Boston Preservation Alliance, 2008

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West End Residences

  • Building of America Award

    Real Estate and Construction Review magazine, 2009

  • Pillar Award for Best High-Rise Apartment Community

    National Association of Home Builders, 2009

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The Market at Pinehills

  • Outstanding Merit (Supermarket / Grocery Store)

    Association for Retail Environments, 2009

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Charles/MGH Red Line Station

  • Preservation Achievement Award

    Boston Preservation Alliance, 2009

  • Accessible Design Honor Award – Public Architecture

    Boston Society of Architects / Massachusetts Architectural Access Board, 2009

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The Americana at Brand

Glendale

  • Innovative Design and Development of a New Mixed-Use Project

    International Council of Shopping Centers US Design and Development Awards, 2009

  • Award of Excellence – Mixed-Use Development

    California Redevelopment Association, 2009

  • Gold Nugget Grand Award

    Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2009

  • Retail Store of the Year – Shopping Centers

    Chain Store Age magazine, 2010

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Station Landing

  • Smart Growth Award

    Office for Commonwealth Development, 2006

  • Disability Awareness Award

    City of Medford Commission for Persons with Disabilities, 2008

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75SL at Station Landing

  • Best Green Design

    Boston/SF Real Estate Awards, 2011

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College Row, Franklin & Marshall College

  • Excellence in Construction Award

    Associated Builders and Contractors – Keystone Chapter, 2008

  • Envision Achievement Award

    The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners & The Lancaster County Planning Commission, 2011

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The Paramount Center

Boston

  • Best of 2010 – Project of the Year – Renovation/Restoration

    New York Construction magazine, 2010

  • Building Project of the Year – Renovation / Modernization Less Than $100 Million

    Construction Managers Association of America – New England Chapter, 2010

  • Preservation Achievement Award – Significant Rehabilitation / Restoration

    Boston Preservation Alliance, 2010

  • Honor Award for Design Excellence

    Boston Society of Architects, 2010

  • New England Design Award

    American Institute of Architects, New England Chapter, 2010

  • Awards of Merit – Exterior and Interior Lighting

    Illuminating Engineering Society, 2011

  • Design Excellence Award – Venues

    Live Design magazine, 2011

  • Merit Award

    United States Institute of Theater Technology, 2011

  • Paul E Tsongas Award

    Preservation Massachusetts, 2011

  • Preservation Honor Award

    National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2011

  • Merit Award Excellence in Architecture – Building Additions or Adaptive Reuse

    Society for College and University Planning and AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (SCUP/AIA-CAE), 2012

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Dassault Systèmes Americas Campus

  • Best Green Practices Design Award

    Boston Business Journal, 2012

  • Best New Workplace

    CoreNet Global New England, 2012

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Waterstone at Wellesley

  • Excellence Award – Best New Development – Senior Housing

    Multi-Housing News, 2012

  • Gold Award – Excellence in Senior Design

    National Association of Home Builders, 2013

  • Design and Architecture Award – Assisted Living / Memory Care

    Senior Housing News, 2013

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Liberty Wharf

Boston

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

    Retail Traffic magazine, 2012

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

    Boston Preservation Alliance, 2012

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Happy’s Bar + Kitchen

  • Merit Award for Design – Sit-down Restaurant

    Retail Design Institute, 2013

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Las Vegas City Hall

Las Vegas

  • Mayor’s Urban Design Award

    City of Las Vegas, 2012

  • Merit Award

    Collaboration of Design + Art Awards, 2013

  • Project of the Year

    American Public Works Association, 2013

  • Finalist – Public Sector Interiors Award

    World Interiors News, 2013

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The Galleria on Al Maryah Island

  • Merit Award – Divine Detail

    American Institute of Architects – Middle East Chapter, 2013

  • Project of the Year – Best Architecture

    Gulf Cooperation Council – Hospitality & Leisure, 2013

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Lambeau Field Stadium Expansion and Renovations

Green Bay

  • Mayor’s Beautification Award – Large Buildings – Remodeling / Additions / Restorations

    City of Green Bay, 2014

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50 Post Office Square

  • Outstanding Building of the Year – Renovated Building

    BOMA Boston, 2014

  • Best in Boston Real Estate Award – Historic Renovation

    Boston Business Journal, 2014

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150 Second Street

  • Best in Boston Real Estate Award – Best Green Practices

    Boston Business Journal, 2014

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Global Headquarters

Boston

  • Best New Workplace – New Construction

    CoreNet Global New England, 2014

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Headquarters

  • Award of Excellence for Best Practices – Large Projects

    International Facility Management Association, Boston Chapter, 2014

  • Preservation Achievement Award

    Boston Preservation Alliance, 2014

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Downtown Allentown

  • Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Award for Excellence

    Urban Land Institute of Philadelphia, 2015

  • Global Award for Excellence

    Urban Land Institute, 2018

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The Arlington

  • Best in Boston Real Estate Award – Rehab / Renovation

    Boston Business Journal, 2015

  • Preservation Achievement Award

    Boston Preservation Alliance, 2015

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3737 Buffalo Speedway

  • Landmark Award – Office Building

    Houston Business Journal, 2016

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Van Ness Residences

Boston

  • Merit Award for Residential Design

    Boston Society of Landscape Architects, 2016

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Headquarters

  • Outstanding Leadership Award – Thoughtful and Innovative Workplace Design

    Boston Properties University, 2015

  • Merit Award for Renovation / Restoration

    Engineering News Record New England, 2015

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Headquarters

  • Award of Excellence for Best Practices – Large Projects

    International Facility Management Association, Boston Chapter, 2016

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New Balance Headquarters

Boston

  • Finalist – Best of Year

    Interior Design magazine, 2016

  • Best New Workplace – New Construction

    CoreNet Global New England, 2016

  • Building of the Year

    U.S. Green Building Council Massachusetts, 2016

  • Best in Massachusetts

    International Interior Design Association – New England Chapter, 2017

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Rutgers Academic Building

New Brunswick

  • Innovative School Project of the Year

    U.S. Green Building Council – New Jersey, 2017

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University of Florida Strategic Development Plan

Gainesville

  • Honor Award for Excellence Planning – District or Campus Component

    Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), 2017

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Aloft Boston Seaport

Boston

  • Global Design – Best Custom Project

    Marriott CONNECT Conference, 2017

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The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory – 7th Floor

  • The Edwin F Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design

    Illuminating Engineering Society – Boston and Rhode Island Section, 2017

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Charles River Associates Headquarters

Boston

  • The Edwin F Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design

    Illuminating Engineering Society – Boston and Rhode Island Section, 2017

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Exelon Headquarters at Harbor Point

  • Best Project – Office / Retail / Mixed-Use

    Engineering News-Record Mid-Atlantic, 2017

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University Station

  • Finalist – Mixed-use

    International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Global Awards – U.S. Design & Development, 2017

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Potamus Trading

Boston

  • Finalist – Workspace Interiors

    World Interiors News, 2016

  • International Design Excellence Awards – Best Office Design

    Society of British & International Design, 2017

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Sojourner Truth Apartments at the Yard

New Brunswick

  • Excellence Award – NJ Development Project of the Year

    Urban Land Institute – Northern New Jersey, 2017

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Architecture

Planning

  • Master Planning

  • Campus Planning

  • Urban Planning

Strategic Design

  • Workplace Strategy

  • Change Management

  • Employee Engagement

Interiors

Experiential Graphic Design

  • Branding and brand expression

  • Signage and wayfinding

  • Media and animation

Howard F. Elkus

FAIA, RIBA, LEED AP

Founding Principal

(1938 – 2017)

An internationally acclaimed architect and urban designer, Howard Elkus led the design of game-changing developments and destinations over his career, which spanned more than 50 years. His commitment to designing urban places that create community – he termed these “people places” – was unequaled, as was his dedication to revitalizing cities with a dynamic and authentic blend of old and new. A friend and mentor to many in the architectural community and beyond, Howard brought a sense of joy and rigor to all his work, an infectious exuberance and standard of excellence that inspired each project, each client, and each team he led.

Since co-founding Elkus Manfredi Architects in 1988, and previously as a principal of The Architects Collaborative, Howard’s visionary work consistently broke new ground. As a pioneer of placemaking and sustainable design, he was a transformational figure not only in his adopted city of Boston, where his influence can be seen throughout the built environment, but also in cities and neighborhoods across the country and the globe.

His projects have included the design and planning for the million-square-foot Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards; master planning and design for Union Point, the comprehensive “Smart City” south of Boston; master planning and architectural design for Miami Worldcenter, a 27-acre downtown redevelopment that brings the heart of Miami into the 21st century; the Las Vegas City Hall, a signature design that pays homage to the past, present, and future of the city; two 47-story glass residential towers on the Hudson River in Fort Lee, New Jersey; Copley Place in Boston, the flagship prototype for mixed-use urban centers that Howard planned and designed 30 years ago.

Other large-scale mixed-use destinations are equally legendary — The Shops at Columbus Circle at the Time Warner Center in New York City and the world-famous paradigm of new urbanism, CityPlace in West Palm Beach. In addition, Howard created the next generation of transformational mixed-use destinations with the remaking of Boston’s iconic Faneuil Hall Marketplace. His work also included master plans and building designs for major higher education institutions including Harvard, Stanford, and Boston University.

Internationally, Howard led design teams for major mixed-use projects including The Galleria and Al Maryah Central in Abu Dhabi; and major mixed-use planning and design projects in Toronto, Istanbul, and Mexico City.

Howard received a Master of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, having been the lead designer of the AIA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Boston Society of Architects; and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Howard was an active member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers; and served on the Board of Trustees of the Boston Architectural College, the National Advisory Board of Old North Foundation, Artists for Humanity, and the International Board of Advisors of HealthBridge Foundation.