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 is diverse, 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 and one of Boston Magazine’s Most Influential People in 2018, 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, 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. Today she is on the vanguard of workplace design as employers plan for a post-pandemic return to the office, coining the phrase, “The workplace is no longer a mandate, it must be a magnet.”

Admired for her sophisticated design eye, business acumen, and skillful management, she attributes her success to her collaborative approach with clients. Her projects range from corporate, hospitality, residential, retail/entertainment, to higher education environments with clients including Walt Disney Imagineering, Publicis Groupe, Boston Consulting Group, New Balance, and Harvard University. She is widely recognized as a pioneer for a combined approach of workplace strategy and design for office environments to enhance organizational performance and firm culture. Recently she has been working closely with companies to evaluate their existing workplaces and redesign them for the expected hybrid world of remote/onsite working.

The Boston Real Estate Times included Elizabeth on its 2021 list of 10 Outstanding Women in Commercial Real Estate and Boston Magazine has again named her among the 100 Most Influential Bostonians in 2021 in part for her influence in shaping workplaces of the post-pandemic future. Boutique Design calls her a “maverick” and “silo buster,” and Interior Design includes her on a list of “20 Inspiring Women who make up the new face of the design industry.” Elizabeth is a frequent speaker at design and architecture forums including delivering the 2019 Commencement Address at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Her insights have been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, and Metropolis.

Elizabeth received the CoreNet Service Provider Leadership Award based upon recommendations from clients. She has also received the REFA’s Annual Distinguished Service Award based on her contributions to the real estate industry. She is a member of Auburn University’s Interior Architecture Advisory Council, a board member of Boston’s Real Estate Finance Association and the Design Museum Foundation, a board member of Heading Home, on the foundation board of directors at MassArt and a member of the Design Council for The Winter Show at the Park Avenue Armory. She holds a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from Auburn University and an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

 

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

FAIA, 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.

A recent inductee to the American Institute of Architects’s College of Fellows, John is active in the AIA, the Society for College and University Planning, NAIOP, and the Urban Land Institute Housing & Economic Council, 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.

  • Susanne Ackermann

    Vice President

  • Alan Bruce AIA

    Senior Associate

  • Ross Cameron RIBA

    Vice President

  • Ross Cromarty LEED AP

    Senior Associate

  • Steve Dube AIA, LEED AP

    Senior Associate

  • Scott Engstrom LEED AP

    Senior Associate

  • Chris Galvao

    Vice President

  • William Halter AIA, LEED AP

    Vice President

  • Cammie Henderson AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Vice President

  • Jennifer Farrell

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Glenn Kurth AIA

    Chief Information Officer

  • Kevin Lennon AIA, LEED AP

    Vice President

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    Linda MacLeod Fannon IIDA, RDI

    Vice President

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    Hannah Marsh

    Director of Human Resources

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    Honor Merceret LEED AP

    Senior Associate

  • Oscar Mertz AIA, LEED AP

    Senior Associate

  • Headshot of Cathy Naughton
    Catherine Naughton AIA, LEED AP

    Senior Associate

  • Beth Niemi

    Senior Associate

  • Emily Paparella AIA, LEED AP, CPHC

    Vice President

  • John Pocorobba AIA, LEED AP

    Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

  • Tara Reilly LEED AP

    Senior Associate

  • Brian Roessler AIA, LEED AP

    Senior Associate

  • Jeffrey Sakowitz AIA, LEED AP

    Senior Associate

  • Jeffrey Salocks AIA

    Senior Associate

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    Gary Schweizer AIA, LEED AP

    Senior Associate

  • Elizabeth Stevens

    Senior Associate, Director of Graphics

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    Brittany Unis

    Director of Marketing

  • Jeff Willets AIA, LEED AP

    Vice President

  • Peter Zmuidzinas AIA, LEED AP

    Senior Associate

Making Lab Projects An Appealing Suburban Neighbor

In his recent article in Banker & Tradesmen, CEO & Founding Principal David Manfredi discusses how 66 Galen reinvigorates the Watertown Corridor and emphasizes the importance of creating vibrant and inclusive neighborhood spaces.

Banker & Tradesmen

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Hot Property: One Broadway

The hospitality-focused design of the 4,500-square-foot-lobby of MITIMCo’s One Broadway office tower is featured by Banker & Tradesmen. Principal Elizabeth Lowrey is quoted: “Like a well-appointed hotel lobby, this repositioned office tower lobby is no longer simply a pass-through. It is now a destination gathering space.”

Banker & Tradesmen

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How to create a workplace for career-long learning

Principal Elizabeth Lowrey writes that innovative companies must “call upon designers to create workspaces that enable every employee to learn while working and work while learning.”

The Biz Journals

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How 3D Data Visualizations Deliver Better Buildings

Principal John Martin illustrates how using 3D visualization and modeling tools maximize land value as well as environmental stewardship for buildings and benefits for the community.

Banker & Tradesman

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Reframing the Workplace for the Knowledge Economy

Principal Elizabeth Lowrey joined Design Museum Everywhere director Sam Aquillano and author Michael Horn on the Design is Everywhere podcast to discuss the role of education in the workplace. They discuss the co-creation process at Elkus Manfredi Architects, the science of learning and how employees find meaning in their work.

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Telling Stories with Buildings

MassPlumbers shares a lovely profile of CEO and Founding Principal David Manfredi, who believes his passion for literature still plays a part in his chosen profession.

Pipeline

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Office Users Should Embrace a Flexible Setup Post-COVID

Elizabeth Lowrey shares how embracing flexibility — in both tangible and intangible forms — will allow a company to engage in truly high-performance work.

Commercial Observer

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Getting there from here: A 4‑step process for identifying your hybrid work model

With hybrid work here to stay, Elizabeth Lowrey shares an approach to help companies maximize the space they have today and empowers people to do their best work.

The Business Journals

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Lowrey Again Named to List of 100 Most Influential Bostonians

For the third year in a row, Principal Elizabeth Lowrey is being recognized among Boston’s most influential people — in part for all her work reshaping workspaces for our post-pandemic return to the office.

Boston Magazine

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The Future of Everthing: You’ll Never Sit in a Cubicle Again

Elizabeth Lowrey contributes her thoughts on the future of the workplace after the pandemic in an piece about 10 long-term predictions for Boston.

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Publicis Groupe Among New Workplaces Featured in Wallpaper*

In its roundup of 50 new offices around the world, our design for Publicis Groupe’s activity-based workplace in Boston was noted because we co-created the bright, flexible space with their employees.

Wallpaper* magazine

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How will university campuses change post-pandemic?

Principal John Martin explores how higher education institutions may soon be shifting campus models in response to the integration of virtual learning during the pandemic and demand for more compact, mixed learning environments.

University World News

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Elizabeth Lowrey Pens Essay on the Recalibrated Workplace

As we look ahead to a safe return to the office, Principal Elizabeth Lowrey considers how workplaces must be recalibrated to support the new normal — hybrid work — and the steps needed to create inclusive, welcoming workplaces.

Design Observer

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Janaya Hart an Emerging Architect Finalist in Female Frontier Awards

A mentor to young architects of color and advocate for sustainable architecture, Janaya Hart, AIA, is a finalist in the Emerging Architect category for these World Architecture News awards.

Female Frontier Awards

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Boston’s lab-building boom and its potential impact on neighborhoods

David Manfredi offers context on the evolution of neighborhoods and speaks to the importance of creating mixed-use spaces that support density of people during Boston’s lab-building boom.

The Boston Globe

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Why one city in car-obsessed Florida is prioritizing pedestrians

David Manfredi tells Fast Company about the master planning of Water Street Tampa, which called for redesigning the street grid to prioritize pedestrians in a new mixed-use neighborhood.

Fast Company

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Paparella Named to BD+C’s Top 40 Under 40

Sharing her most valuable career advice and what she’s learned about herself in 2020, Vice President Emily Paparella was named to a national list of AEC stars making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

Building Design + Construction

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Reimagining and Redesigning the Little Building

Historical pictures and a rich narrative tell the story of the comprehensive restoration of Emerson College’s Little Building. Turn to page 62 to learn about some of the advanced technology used during the project.

January/February 2021 Southeast Asia Building

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Lowrey Named to 2021 List of Outstanding Women in Commercial Real Estate

The Boston Real Estate Times included Principal and Director of Interior Architecture Elizabeth Lowrey on its list of 10 Outstanding Women in Commercial Real Estate in 2021.

Boston Real Estate Times

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The surprising way to build a productive organization in 2021

As businesses try to maintain their competitive edge with their employees scattered all over cyberspace, Elizabeth Lowrey shares her insights on how to create an inspiring, welcoming workplace within this new hybrid work model.

Fast Company

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Discover current insights and opinions from Elkus Manfredi architects and designers by exploring our thought leadership pieces.

Project

401 Park Repositioning

Boston

  • Winner – Building Repositioning/Amenities

    IIDA New England, 2021

  • First Place — Mixed Use, Metamorphosis Award

    Retrofit Magazine, 2021

  • Finalist — Interior Design Competition

    IIDA, 2021

  • Award for Interior Architecture and Design

    Boston Society of Architects / AIA, 2020

  • Silver Winner

    BD+C Reconstruction Awards, 2020

  • Silver Winner — Architecture Renovation

    IDA Design Awards, 2020

  • Best of Year Winner — Environmental Branding & Graphics

    Interior Design, 2020

  • Winner — Restoration & Renovation

    Architecture Masterprize, 2020

  • Renovated Building Winner

    BOMA Boston TOBY & Industry Awards, 2020

  • Finalist – Public Space Design

    Society of British & International Interior Design, 2020

  • Finalist – Architecture & Renovation

    Architizer A+ Awards, 2020

  • Design Honor Award

    Boston Society of Landscape Architects, 2020

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CBRE Boston / New England Headquarters

Boston

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White Elephant Palm Beach

Palm Beach

  • Finalist– Hotel Public Spaces + Hotel Bedroom & Suites Design

    Society of British & International Interior Design, 2021

  • Shortlist — Hotels and overnight accommodations

    World Interiors News, 2021

  • Winner — Historic & Heritage Interior Design, Top USA Pick

    LIV Hospitality Design Awards, 2021

  • Finalist — Upscale Hotel Public Space + Suites categories

    Hospitality Design, 2021

  • Winner, Gold Key Awards — Best Suite

    Boutique Design, 2020

  • Finalist, Gold Key Awards — Best Hotel Upscale + Lobby Upscale

    Boutique Design, 2020

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University of Chicago Woodlawn Residential and Dining Commons

Chicago

  • Best Public-Private Partnership Development

    Student Housing Business, 2021

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Cathedral of the Holy Cross

Boston

  • Bulfinch Award Winner, Ecclesiastic

    Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), New England chapter, 2021

  • Honor Award — Historic Preservation 

    SARA NY Professional Design Awards, 2020

  • Honorable Mention, Best of Design Awards — Institutional Religious

    The Architect’s Newspaper, 2020

  • Winner – Community & Culture

    IIDA New England, 2020

  • Preservation Achievement Award & Fan Favorite

    Boston Preservation Alliance, 2020

  • Rendering Award of Excellence – Architecture in Perspective

    American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI), 2020

  • Gold in Interior Design: Religious, symbolic and spiritual buildings/monuments

    International Design Awards (IDA), 2019

  • Religious Architecture – Renovation

    AIA, Interfaith Design/Faith & Form, 2019

  • Winner – Restoration & Renovation

    Architecture MasterPrize, 2019

  • Finalist – Public Space

    Society of British & International Design, 2019

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Emerson College: Little Building

Boston

  • Finalist — Architecture + New Technology category

    Architizer A+ Awards, 2021

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  • Winner — Preservation Achievement Award

    Boston Preservation Alliance

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  • National Recognition — Engineering Excellence Awards

    American Council of Engineering, 2020 

  • Rendering Award of Excellence – Architecture in Perspective

    American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI), 2020

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  • SCUP Honor Award for Excellence in Planning – New Campus

    Society for College and University Planning, 2020

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  • Award of Merit – Specialty Construction

    Engineering News Record New England, 2018

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TMC 3

Houston, Texas

  • Finalist — Urban Design
    (Mikyoung Kim Design Landscape Architect)

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards

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  • Editor’s Pick, Best of Design Awards — Unbuilt Landscape
    (Mikyoung Kim Design, Landscape Architect)

    The Architect’s Newspaper, 2020

    See the full list of winners
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Water Street Tampa

Tampa

  • Honorable Mention — Spaces, Places, and Cities category

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards

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Pier 4

Boston

  • Honorable Mention, Commercial Architecture

    Architecture Masterprize, 2020

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Publicis Groupe

Boston

  • Winner — Workplaces

    Architecture Masterprize, 2020

  • Honorable Mention – Best Workplace Designs

    Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Awards, 2020

  • Finalist – Office Design

    Society of British & International Design, 2020

  • Shortlist — Corporate Offices (More than 10,000 SQM)

    World Interior News, 2020

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

Boston

  • Honorable Mention in Architectural Design/Education Buildings

    Architecture MasterPrize, 2020

  • Honor Award for Design Excellence

    AIA New England, 2020

  • Rendering Award of Excellence – Architecture in Perspective

    American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI), 2020

  • Project Achievement Award – New Construction

    Construction Management Association of America – New England Chapter, 2018

  • Honor Award for Design Excellence

    Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AIA), 2019

  • National Design Award of Honor

    Society of American Registered Architects, 2019

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Citizens Bank Corporate Campus

Johnston

  • Merit Award — Institutional Commercial Architecture
    & People’s Choice Winner

    AIA — Rhode Island, 2020

  • Finalist – Commercial over 50,000 sqm

    World Architecture News Awards, 2019

  • Award of Excellence – Best New Large Workplace

    CoreNet New England, 2019 

  • People’s Choice Award

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

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New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

New Brunswick

  • Winner — Smart Growth Awards

    New Jersey Future, 2020

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  • Excellence Award – Mixed Use

    Urban Land Institute Northern New Jersey, 2019

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  • 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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Avenu at Natick

Natick

  • Winner, Communities of Excellence Awards — Senior Community

    Massachusetts Apartment Association, 2020

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  • Grand Winner – Senior category

    Multifamily Executive, 2020

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One Broadway Lobby

Cambridge

  • Honorable Mention — Interior Design, Public Spaces

    Architecture Masterprize, 2020

  • Best in Central New England, Winner – Building Repositioning/Amenities

    IIDA New England, 2020

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Miami Worldcenter

Miami

  • Winner — Residential High-Rise Development, Florida

    International Property Awards, 2020

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Auerbach Center at Boston Landing

Boston

  • A Sports and Recreation Winner

    The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards

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Aetna

Wellesley

  • Winner – Workspace (20,000–80,000 sf)

    IIDA New England, 2020

  • Gold Winner — Corporate Offices (More than 10,000 SQM)

    World Interior News, 2020

  • Finalist – Best Corporate Cafeteria/Bar of the Year

    Interior Design Magazine, 2019

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Emerson College – Tufte Performance and Production Center 

Boston

  • SCUP Honor Award for Excellence in Planning – New Campus

    Society for College and University Planning, 2020

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  • 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 Paramount Center

Boston

  • SCUP Honor Award for Excellence in Planning – New Campus

    Society for College and University Planning, 2020

  • 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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Cutler Majestic Theatre

Boston

  • SCUP Honor Award for Excellence in Planning – New Campus

    Society for College and University Planning, 2020

  • 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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Emerson College: Dining Center

Boston

  • SCUP Honor Award for Excellence in Planning – New Campus

    Society for College and University Planning, 2020

  • Award of Merit

    Illuminating Engineering Society, 2019

  • Award of Excellence – Lighting Design

    International Association of Lighting Designers, 2019

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Emerson College: Two Boylston Place

Boston

  • SCUP Honor Award for Excellence in Planning – New Campus

    Society for College and University Planning, 2020

  • Student Housing

    International Interior Design Association New England, 2018

  • Finalist – Global Design Award

    Society for Experimental Graphic Design, 2019

  • Honorable Mention in Architectural Design – Educational Buildings

    Architecture MasterPrize, 2018

  • Winner in Student Housing

    International Interior Design Association – New England Chapter, 2018

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One Seaport

Boston

  • Honorable Mention in Architecture: Swimming Pool and Terrace

    International Design Awards (IDA), 2019

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200 Amsterdam

New York

  • Honorable Mention – Building of the Year

    6sqft, 2019

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Meriel Marina Bay

Quincy

  • Honorable Mention – Illumination Awards

    Illuminating Engineering Society, Boston and Rhode Island Section, 2019

  • Honorable Mention in Interior Design – Residential

    Architecture MasterPrize, 2018

  • 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 Innovation and Design Building

Boston

  • The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) – Historical Building

    Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Boston, 2019

  • Merit Award in Design

    Boston Society of Landscape Architects, 2018

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University of Massachusetts Boston Student Residence Hall and Dining Commons

Boston

  • Student Housing Project of the Year Grand Award

    Multifamily Executive Magazine, 2019

  • Innovator Award – Best Public-Private Partnership Development

    Student Housing Business, 2019

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Charles River Associates

Chicago

  • Winner in Interior Design / Workplaces 

    Architecture MasterPrize, 2019

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Equinox Fitness Center at One Seaport Square

Boston

  • Finalist – Healthcare & Wellness Design

    Society of British & International Design, 2019

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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 New England, 2019

  • National Design Award of Honor

    Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), 2018

  • Design Award of Honor – 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 New England, 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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Project

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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Winter Garden at 222 Berkeley

  • Honorable Mention in Interior Design – Residential

    Architecture MasterPrize, 2018

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Draper

Cambridge

  • 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

  • The Edwin F Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design

    Illuminating Engineering Society – Boston and Rhode Island Section, 2017

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The Verb Hotel

  • Hospitality Design Award

    Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/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 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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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

Project

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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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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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

Project

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

  • 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

Project

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

Project

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

Project

75SL at Station Landing 

  • Best Green Design

    Boston/SF Real Estate Awards, 2011

Project

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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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

Project

The Arlington

  • Best in Boston Real Estate Award – Rehab / Renovation

    Boston Business Journal, 2015

  • Preservation Achievement Award

    Boston Preservation Alliance, 2015

Project

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

Project

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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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

  • 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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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.