Project

Charles River Associates Chicago

Charles River Associates Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Client: Charles River Associates

Project Description

  • Transformed the consulting firm’s existing 35,620-sf office into a welcoming, daylight-filled, productive environment with a balance of private workspaces and collaborative gathering areas.
  • Adapted CRA’s standardized real estate metrics developed by Elkus Manfredi and implemented for other CRA office redesigns in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.
  • Created a visually-arresting staircase in the heart of the office that physically and emotionally connects the two floors and reflects light deep into the office.
  • Kindled collegiality and collaboration among staff by co-locating junior and senior colleagues in work neighborhoods and relocating the office’s café to staircase’s base.

Photographer: © Andrew Bordwin

coworkers having casual meeting in office cafe
coworkers having a conversation walking down open and airy office stairs
Chicago skyline through open office stairs and office cafe
employees sit by window in office cafe
blue writable wall in office area
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Equinox Fitness Center at One Seaport Square

Equinox Fitness Center at One Seaport Square

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Equinox

Project Description

  • This luxury health and fitness lifestyle club occupies 35,000-square feet in the podium of The Benjamin.
  • Designers created a monumental staircase to connect ground-level reception/retail areas with members-only lounge, flexible work areas, and fitness spaces on level three.
  • Boutique design blurs the lines between live/work/play and reflects a modern sensibility that is “globally informed, yet locally grounded.”

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin

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University of Massachusetts Boston Student Residence Hall and Dining Commons

University of Massachusetts Boston Student Residence Hall and Dining Commons

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: University of Massachusetts Building Authority, Capstone Development Partners

Project Description

  • 263,000-square-foot, certified-LEED-NC Gold facility comprised of two buildings framing a new pedestrian path leading into the heart of the school’s Columbia Point campus.
  • Including 1,077 beds, this first residence hall in the campus’ history offers a diverse mix of room types organized around distinct living communities.
  • The facility also accommodates several multi-purpose spaces, conference rooms for group study, administrative offices, and a 500-seat dining hall.

Photographer: Robert Benson and Bruce T. Martin (dorm room)

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Emerson College: Dining Center

Emerson College: Dining Center

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Emerson College

Project Description

  • Totaling 18,000 square feet and seating 550, the Dining Center’s two distinct levels are connected by a grand open staircase.
  • The upper level designed for daytime use connects to the street and Boston Common, the lower level provides a safe, College-controlled environment particularly in the evening.
  • Seating on both levels features multiple food stations, providing diverse options including vegan, ethnic, fusion, casual, comfort, and other styles of cuisine.
  • Demonstrates a creative reinvention/restoration of three long-underutilized retail spaces on the College’s Theatre District campus

Photographer: Peter Vanderwarker

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Meriel Marina Bay

Meriel Marina Bay

Quincy, Massachusetts
Client: Hines, Redgate Development

Project Description

  • This amenity-rich, mixed-use residential complex offers 352 apartments in an oceanside community just south of downtown Boston.
  • The firm designed all common areas, including the lobbies, club rooms, lounges, fitness center, and kitchen/café spaces.
  • Design touches, like a handmade felted wool wall-covering, lends softness while the colors throughout the space transition from rich ocean hues to earthy tones.

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin

Award

Honorable Mention – Illumination Awards

Illuminating Engineering Society, Boston and Rhode Island Section, 2019

Award

Finalist – Residential Development Interiors

World Interior News, 2018

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One Seaport

One Seaport

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Berkshire Group, WS Development, Boston Global Investors

Project Description

  • Two separate, interactive mixed-use buildings covering two city blocks, each building with a three-story base of retail, restaurant, and entertainment venues.
  • Atop the two podia are two 22-story residential towers offering 832 apartments, including nearly 100 “innovation units.”
  • Generous amenities include a 24-hour concierge, underground parking, bicycle storage, and an 8,000-square-foot common space, a business center, fitness center, and a play area for pets.
  • Provides 24/7, pedestrian-friendly street life to this rapidly growing neighborhood.

Photographer: Andrew Bordwin (interiors) and Mark Flannery (exteriors)

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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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Samuels & Associates Headquarters

Samuels & Associates Headquarters

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Samuels & Associates

Project Description

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

Photographer: Eric Laignel

side table detail with plant in vase
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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