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Massachusetts Architecture News, chronological:

Nov 20, 2021
House II, Cambridge MA, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Design: Kyu Sung Woo Architects
House II Cambridge Massachusetts
photograph : Jane Messinger Somerville, MA, USA
House II, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Architect Kyu Sung Woo designed House II for his wife, a concert pianist, and himself: a couple in their late seventies who are still active, but starting to think about their changing needs. It is located on a small street in West Cambridge, next door to the home they built 30 years ago (House I) where they raised their two children.

Dec 4, 2020
Blackstone Visitor’s Center, Worcester
Design: designLAB architects
Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center Worcester
photo : Chuck Choi
Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center
Blackstone Visitor’s Center in Worcester, MA, was originally planned as an adaptive reuse renovation of the former Washburn & Moen wire mill in Worcester’s Quinsigamond Village. Then, in 2010, a fire swept through the original mill building, burning it to the ground and prompting a radical redesign for an entirely new building.

Jul 16, 2019
Pond Ave Residence, Wellfleet, Cape Cod
Architects: Hundred Mile House
Pond Ave Residence in Wellfleet on Cape Cod
photo courtesy of architects office
Cape Cod residence
This new property on Cape Cod was inspired by the mid-century modern heritage in the area (architects like Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius did a lot of work here) as well as more natural elements found throughout Cape Cod.

Apr 16, 2019
Isenberg School of Management Building, Amherst
Design: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group with Goody Clancy
Isenberg School of Management Business Innovation Hub in Massachusetts
photo © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Isenberg School of Management Building
Business Innovation Hub building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst adds 70,000 sqft of hyper-collaborative study and social space to one of the top-30 public business schools in the United States.

Jun 18, 2018
Fisher Hill Reservoir Gatehouse & Comfort Station, Brookline, MA
Design: Touloukian Touloukian Inc.
Fisher Hill Reservoir Gatehouse & Comfort Station
photo courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum
Fisher Hill Reservoir Gatehouse & Comfort Station
The project is a rehabilitation and restoration to the 1887 Fisher Hill Reservoir Gatehouse in part with the larger transformation of the existing reservoir into a public park.

Feb 22, 2018
MassDOT Research and Materials Lab is LEED Gold Certified
Design: Elkus Manfredi Architects
MassDOT Research and Materials Lab in Hopkinton, MA
photograph : Bruce T Martin
MassDOT Research and Materials Lab
First MassDOT Building to be Nationally Recognized for its Environmentally Friendly Features. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce that the MassDOT Research and Materials Lab in Hopkinton, MA has been nationally recognized for its environmentally-friendly features.

Sep 25, 2017
Franklin County Justice Center, Greenfield, MA
Design: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Franklin County Justice Center
photograph © Brad Feinknopf
Franklin County Justice Center Building in Massachusetts
This Massachusetts architecture office has completed the $66M Franklin County Justice Center in Greenfield, MA. Located on Main Street in a historically attentive town, the 109,080-sqft building combines the renovation of the 1930s Franklin County Courthouse with a new addition.

Sep 6, 2017
Perles Family Studio, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Becket
Design: David Croteau of Flansburgh Architects
Perles Family Studio at Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Becket, MA
photo : Robert Benson Photography
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Building in Becket
New $5.5 m dance studio at home of the internationally acclaimed dance festival. The Perles Family Studio is an integral part of the Pillow’s five-year strategic plan, Vision ‘22, which launches the Pillow as a year-round campus for programs, research, and development.

Apr 23, 2017
Massachusetts College of Art and Design – Design and Media Center
Design: Ennead Architects
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Design and Media Center |
photograph © Peter Vanderwarker
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Building

Oct 22, 2013
Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University, Cambridge
Design: Bruner/Cott & Associates, Architects
Lunder Arts Center
image by architects practice
Lunder Arts Center
Construction starts on Lesley University’s Lunder Arts Center in Porter Square, Cambridge. The 70,000-sqft, LEED Gold-designed project marks a bold new chapter in the history of the university’s College of Art and Design, the new name of the century-old Art Institute of Boston.

Aug 14, 2013
Peabody Essex Museum Building, Salem
Architects: Ennead Architects
John W. Olver Transit Center Greenfield
photograph Courtesy Peabody Essex Museum
Peabody Essex Museum Building
The PEM selected Ennead Architects to design the museum’s $200m, 175,000-sqft expansion. The architects have strong museum experience having designed the renovation and expansion of the Yale University Art Gallery, as well as work at major US museums such as the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Oct 20, 2012
John W. Olver Transit Center, Greenfield
Design: Charles Rose Architects
John W. Olver Transit Center Building
photo : Peter Vanderwarker
John W. Olver Transit Center Massachusetts
This is a 24,000 sqft zero-net-energy building – a combined transit center and government office. Designated as a future train depot the building is designed to generate all the energy that it uses through renewable sources.

May 30, 2012
Taunton Trial Court
Design: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Taunton Trial Court US District Courthouse in Orlando Building
photo : © Anton Grassl / Esto
Taunton Trial Court Massachusetts
This building in Taunton won a 2012 American Institute of Architecture/Academy of Architecture for Justice (AIA/AAJ) Justice Facilities Review (JFR) Program Award of Excellence Merit.

Massachusetts Architecture

e-architect try to select the best examples of Massachusetts Buildings, USA. We aim to include major completed Massachusetts buildings plus new building designs across the state.

Major Massachusetts Building Designs, alphabetical:

Autodesk AEC Solutions Group Customer Briefing Center, Waltham, Cambridge
Design: KlingStubbins
AEC Solutions Group Headquarters Massachusetts
rendering courtesy of KlingStubbins
AEC Solutions Group Headquarters

Chesterwood Barn Gallery & Visitor Center
Design: Francoise Bollack Architects
Chesterwood Barn Gallery & Visitor Center Stockbridge
picture from architects
Chesterwood Barn Gallery Building

Harvard University Graduate Housing
Design: Kyu Sung Woo Architects
Harvard University Graduate Housing Massachusetts
image © Timothy Hursley, The Arkansas Office
Harvard University Graduate Housing

Harvard University Northwest Science Building
Design: Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Harvard University Building
photograph courtesy of SOM © ESTO/Anton Grassl
Harvard University Northwest Science Building

Natick Collection, Natick
Design: Beyer Blinder Belle
Massachusetts Building
photo : Chuck Choi
Massachusetts Building

Major Massachusetts Building Developments, no images, alphabetical:

Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Fogg Museum Extension
JSMWA with Perry Dean Rogers and Partners

Baker Dormitory, MIT campus, Boston
Alvar Aalto

Boston Tower
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)

Breuer House I, Lincoln
Marcel Breuer Architect

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge
Le Corbusier

Chamberlain Cottage, Wayland
Marcel Breuer Architect

Davis Museum, Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley
Rafael Moneo Architects

Genzyme Center Building
Behnisch, Behnsich & Partner

GKD-USA Building, Cambridge

Dominique Perrault

Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln
Walter Gropius
Walter Gropius home

ICA Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Jewett Art Center, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley

J. Ford House, Lincoln
Marcel Breuer Architect

John Hancock Tower, 200 Clarendon Street, Boston
I.M. Pei and Partners
John Hancock Tower : tallest New England building

Kresge Auditorium Building, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eero Saarinen

Laboratory for Integrated Science & Engineering, Harvard Campus
Rafael Moneo

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT, Media Arts & Sciences Building
Maki And Associates

MIT Chapel Building, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Eero Saarinen, Architect

Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square Salem

Moshe Safdie Architects

Piano Row Residence Hall, Emerson College
KlingStubbins Architects
Emerson College Building

Robinson House, Williamstown
Marcel Breuer Architect

Schlesinger Library – Renovation, Harvard University, Cambridge
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates

Simmons Hall – undergraduate residence, MIT, Boston
Design: Steven Holl Architects

Springfield Civic Buildings

Moshe Safdie Architects

Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, MIT, Boston
Frank Gehry

Trubek House, Nantucket Island
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates

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Frank Lloyd Wright house : Zimmerman House Manchester, New Hampshire

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Schlesinger Library – Building Renovation, Radcliffe Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America
Location: Radcliffe Yard, Harvard University
Client: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Construction Cost: $5m
Area: 26,000 sqft

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chapel architect : Eero Saarinen

Alvaros Siza – Teaching Positions include
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA – Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor

Massachusetts Architect : Gunnar Birkerts, Canadian/Latvian based in Wellesley

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Baker Dormitory architect : Alvar Aalto

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