Boston Public Library - Central Branch
Johnson Building Improvements
Boston, MA

The Johnson Building project consists of 156,000 SF in renovations in two phases to the landmarked 1972 Phillip Johnson Addition to the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library. The BPL seeks to welcome the public, engage young patrons, and demonstrate that the library is a place for life-long learning and exploration. The renovations include the removal of the granite plinths, which currently block the ground floor windows, and replacement of the dark glazing with a visually transparent curtainwall.

Phase 1, completed in early 2015, provides greater and improved amenities for the Reference, General Collections, Childrens, and Teens.

Phase 2, completed in the summer of 2016, removes the granite plinths. The three bays facing Boylston open up to create a new two-story Boylston Hall, which includes additional entry points and retail on the northwest corner.

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Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University Recital Hall
University Park, PA

The first vineyard recital hall at this scale, the room is organized with audience seating circling the stage at four sides, maximizing intimacy (no seat in this 410-seat hall is more than 8 rows from the stage).
William & Mary
Sadler Center Addition
Williamsburg, VA

Currently in design.
Duke University
Hollows West Campus Residence Hall
Durham, NC

Currently under construction.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Linde Center for Music and Learning
Lenox, MA

The new Tanglewood Learning Institute will be an approximately 40,000 GSF facility constructed to house the new Tanglewood Learning Institute program. Weekend educational programming will include: master classes, open rehearsals, workshops, panel discussions, and presentations that allow participants a behind-the-scenes view of music making -- both deepening existing audience connection to music and to reach out to new audiences. This facility contains key spaces such as: a 3,700 sf multi-use space, two 2,000 sf observation spaces, breakout spaces, and a cafe.

During the week, this facility will serve as a rehearsal and teaching facility for the Tanglewood Music Center. The large multi-use studio with retractable seats in the size of the Ozawa stage and can hold rehearsals for a full orchestra, freeing up Ozawa Hall for other uses. Together with Ozawa Hall, this facility will form the heart of the TMC Campus.

Currently under construction.
City of Cambridge
King Open/Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex
Cambridge, MA

The City of Cambridge committed to a Net Zero Action Plan to transform the City into a Net Zero community by 2040. The King Open/Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex (KOCSUSCC) will be the City’s first Net Zero Emissions project and demonstrate the viability of the City’s goal to lead as a carbon neutral municipality. The team – City, Users, and the Design Team collaborated to design a robust envelope, maximize on site generation, minimize energy loads, and commit to the efficient operation of the facilities. (273,000 s.f.)

With Arrowstreet
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