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Solomon Cordwell Buenz Boston Office
June 10, 2021
Solomon Cordwell Buenz Opens New Boston Office, Creating Coast-to-Coast Practice
Experts in urban solutions and forward-thinking design, the firm’s current work on the East Coast totals more than five million square feet and spans mixed-use, residential, office, and higher education sectors.
BOSTON, MA—Renowned national architecture, interior design, and planning firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) is pleased to announce the opening of its Boston, Massachusetts office, blocks from the city’s bustling Seaport District. The new East Coast studio solidifies the Chicago-headquartered firm’s national presence, and geographically balances its established West Coast offices in San Francisco and Seattle.
“For more than 30 years, SCB has been a dynamic, creative force along the East Coast, designing major commercial and institutional projects in Baltimore, Boston, Florida, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, and Washington DC,” said SCB President Chris Pemberton, AIA. “Opening an East Coast office has always been a key part of our long-term strategic plan. Now, with our new Boston-based leadership team, we are primed to take our national practice to the next level.” The firm is continuing to grow its staff in the Boston office and is actively hiring.
SCB Boston Office Leadership
Leading SCB Boston is Executive Director and Principal Clara Wineberg, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, a commercial sector specialist who has extensive experience in large-scale multifamily residential, office, life sciences, and mixed-use developments. “This is an exciting time in the development of the city; one of innovation, research, and growth. We want to be a part of that,” said Wineberg. “We really came to know Boston well while working on Hub50House, and recognized that our diverse practice and design expertise was ideally suited to serve a city with such strong commercial and institutional sectors.” Hub50House is the 38-story residential tower at the Hub on Causeway, Boston Properties’ 1.5M-square-foot transit-oriented development and expansion of the Boston Garden. It is SCB’s most recently completed project in Boston.
A longtime Bostonian, and former Principal at Sasaki, SCB Principal Bryan Irwin, AIA, LEED AP is directing the East Coast office’s campus environments studio. “Collaborating with institutions on the East Coast has been a big part of my practice and it is great to continue that work with the team here at SCB. This is a transformational time for higher education; not only in terms of how we think about campuses and the new teaching and learning models that resulted from the pandemic, but also the impact that schools will have on next-generation cities,” said Irwin. “We’re looking forward to working with the many acclaimed academic institutions in the area while continuing to serve clients around the country.”
Jay Longo, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, a Principal and Design Leader in SCB’s commercial and life sciences practice, identifies additional links between the city and SCB’s history of innovation. “As an urban-focused design firm, we have a significant portfolio of projects representing the full spectrum of mixed-use programs,” said Longo. “SCB’s inventive approach to designing hybrid buildings for contemporary city centers aligns with Boston’s status as one of the East Coast’s premier hubs of commerce.”
SCB’s active East Coast projects include The Laurel, a 48-story luxury condo, apartment, and retail mixed-use tower on Philadelphia’s historic and pre-eminent Rittenhouse Square; The Reston, an 850,000-square-foot mixed-use residential and office development that is part of the expansion of the Reston Town Center outside of Washington, DC; and the new Health and Social Innovation Centre, an interdisciplinary health science facility at the University of New Brunswick in St. John, Canada.
These projects build on SCB’s substantial body of in-place work on the East Coast; the Boston office launches with an East Coast portfolio of 20 projects in the last decade alone across the residential, mixed-use, higher education, and interiors sectors, with 11 additional active projects currently in design and under construction.
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Solomon Cordwell Buenz – Key Projects
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340 on the Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date built: 2007
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One Rincon Hill – condominium tower, USA
Date built: 2007
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Location: 625 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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SCB offices in Chicago, Illinois and San Francisco, California, USA
According to this architectural firm established 1931, “SCB has made a lasting impact on the nation’s skyline, campuses, and neighborhoods, helping our clients across the country achieve their goals, serve their constituencies, and make their mark.”
“As the economy improved after the Great Depression, Lou and Irving Solomon saw an opportunity for growth by expanding the firm’s work into the residential market. Lou began acquiring properties along Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive and designing high-rise rental apartment communities. Meanwhile, Irving was the contractor and their sister Sylvia managed the projects.”
Through his foresight, Lou created a unique end-to-end business model for successful buildings that still stand today. Although now solely a design firm, the legacy of a design-build-operate approach laid the foundation for a design culture within the office.
This international architecture, interior design and planning firm based in Chicago, Illinois with offices in San Francisco, California and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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