Project

Draper

Draper

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Client: Draper

Together with Elkus Manfredi, we are creating the next generation of Draper — collaborative, collegial, entrepreneurial, fostering open innovation while maintaining strict security protocols demanded by our work.”

Elizabeth Mora

Chief Administrative Officer, Vice President of Finance and Administration

Project Description

  • Reinvented the 456,055-square-foot headquarters—organized around a new steel and glass atrium—to create a more open work environment ripe for spontaneous exchanges.
  • The atrium transforms a previously outdoor plaza into a vibrant space that fosters collaboration and exploration both with a public side and an employee-only side.
  • Interior executive area features a 4:1 ratio of open workstations to private offices, all of which are glass-fronted to reduce hierarchy and maintain transparency across all departments.
  • Daylight reaches deep into all work areas, and pops of bright color infuse the offices with vitality.

Photographer: Jasper Sanidad, Andrew Bordwin, and Eric Laignel

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Award

Illuminating Engineering Society

Boston and Rhode Island Section

The Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design

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Emerson College: Two Boylston Place

Emerson College: Two Boylston Place

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Emerson College

Project Description

  • 18-story, 375-bed residence hall offers suites, single, double, and triple student residences in the heart of the college’s growing campus in Boston’s historic Theatre District.
  • Features five themed, destination common rooms that address the urban campus’s need for indoor and outdoor communal student spaces.
  • Designed to achieve LEED-NC Gold while preserving and incorporating the façade of an historic Ancient Landmark Building into the new structure.

Photographer: Peter Vanderwarker

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Pier 4

Pier 4

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Tishman Speyer Properties

Project Description

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

Photographer: Magda Biernat

Team Member Spotlight

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

Christian Galvao

Vice President, Architectural Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

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

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

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Boston University

It is exciting to have this new state-of-the-art theater as the centerpiece for the role that the students and faculty of the School of Theatre play in infusing the arts into our campus.”

Robert A. Brown

President, Boston University

Project Description

  • The 75,000-sf facility unifies the College of Fine Arts School of Theatre with features that support all aspects of theatre production and performance arts.
  • Innovative building materials contribute to the architecturally stunning façade that elevates the university’s presence on Commonwealth Avenue.
  • Program elements include a 21,000-square-foot multi-functional studio theatre for an audience of 250; a Production Center that houses paint, set, and scene shops; plus faculty offices and teaching spaces.

Photographer: Robert Benson & Eric Laignel

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Facade detail of the BU Booth Theatre
Rear exterior of BU Booth Theatre
Hallway in th e BU Booth Theatre
Set production and painting area in the BU Booth Theatre
students working in studio
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200 Amsterdam

200 Amsterdam

New York, New York

Project Description

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

Architecture by Elkus Manfredi Architects and Interiors by CetraRuddy

Renderings by Binyan Studios

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Miami Worldcenter

Miami Worldcenter

Miami, Florida
Client: Miami Worldcenter Associates

Project Description

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

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

The Paramount at Miami Worldcenter
Miami Worldcenter Retail
Miami Worldcenter Downtown
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Van Ness Office

Van Ness Office

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Samuels & Associates

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

Joel Sklar

President and Principal at Samuels & Associates

Project Description

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

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

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Office Lobby Seating
Office Lobby Seating Area
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The Peninsula Chicago

The Peninsula Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Client: Thomas J Klutznick Company

Project Description

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

Photography: Jon Miller / Hedrich Blessing

Award

American Architecture Award

The Chicago Athenaeum, 1998

Award

International Store Design — Best Facade

Institute of Store Planners VM + SD Magazine, 1998

Streetscape
Retail
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The Ohio State University – South Campus Gateway

The Ohio State University – South Campus Gateway

Columbus, Ohio
Client: The Ohio State University

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

Terry Foegler

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

Project Description

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

Photographer: Brad Feinknopf

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Award

Excellence in Architectural Design

AIA Ohio, 2007

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Liberty Wharf

Liberty Wharf

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Cresset Harborside LLC

Project Description

  • Set on a rebuilt pier on Boston Harbor, Liberty Wharf combines three architecturally distinct buildings hosting five restaurants and office space with a half-acre of outdoor deck, public boardwalk, and touch-and-go docking slips.
  • The buildings and wharf are designed to frame harbor views from the street, connect the Seaport District to the harbor, and complete a missing link in Boston’s HarborWalk.
  • The home of Legal Sea Food’s flagship restaurant and 50,000 sf of specialty Class A offices, Liberty Wharf has already become an icon in Boston’s youngest neighborhood.

Photographer: Peter Vanderwarker

Award

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

Boston Preservation Alliance, 2012

Award

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

Retail Traffic Magazine, 2012