Greybarn Phase 2 Construction is Underway

While Phase 1, 10 Greybarn Lane is quickly filling up with tenants, our contractor, Racanelli Construction Co. Inc., is keeping busy building the next phase of the project to meet demand. Phase 2, which includes Buildings 20 and 30 Greybarn Lane are taking shape and will provide an additional 155 units, schedule for completion in Fall 2017. Amenities like a…

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BVP & Civic Builders Host High School Groundbreaking Ceremony

Arrowstreet joined Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy and Civic Builders at a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the launch of construction of BVP High School. The school is projected to be ready for the 2017-18 school year and will be home to 320 scholars in grades 9-12. Ceremony attendees included Lt. Governor Daniel McKee, Mayor James Diossa of Central Falls, Mayor William…

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Reflecting on KIPP Academy Boston

Ahead of the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the KIPP Academy Boston Charter School in Mattapan, we’ve been looking back on the journey from concept through construction, culminating with our office tour, and the first day of school. Here is what some of the team had to say about working on the project. Larry Spang: Bringing buildings to life through strategic…

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Touring KIPP Academy Boston

Last week, Katie Ferrier and I led a group of Arrowstreet designers on a tour of the new KIPP Academy Boston Charter School in Mattapan. As the project nears completion, school administrators are gearing up for the start of school, and we took a sneak peek at what the new facility will provide for KIPP students and the local community. After…

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Walking East Boston with ULI

This week a few of us attended a ULI walking tour of East Boston’s waterfront development. We enjoyed a water taxi ride over, and visited residential projects at various stages of development — one plans to lease by August, while another recently completed permitting. Each development has a retail component and public access to the water, including new water taxi…

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Update from King Open/CSUS

Things are happening at the site of the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools (CSUS) and Community Complex in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The schools and library have all moved to their temporary homes and construction is beginning on the site. While the building itself will not start to rise out of the ground until late 2017 there will be a…

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Hidden Treasure at Congress Square

One piece of our Congress Square project includes transforming the existing streetscape of the old Shawmut National Bank building into an active, pedestrian friendly retail and restaurant environment. The existing building includes several design features prominent in old bank structures, including dark windows and heavy metal grillwork. These features were important to a bank’s ability to convey a sense of privacy…

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Construction Update: KIPP Boston

KIPP Boston is on schedule to open for the new school year in the late summer of 2016. At the end of the year we were working on plumbing and electrical, finalizing masonry, installing windows, and preparing for the installation of the school gym. In the past few weeks, things have been moving quickly as the pre-engineered gym structure has been…

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Showing Off the View at Ocean 650

Before the snow last week we had a beautiful day on site at Ocean 650 in Revere and I was able to get some great photos of the incredible ocean views. We took advantage of the location and incorporated substantial fenestration into the design to highlight the ocean and beach backdrop. Construction is moving along and residents will be enjoying the view…

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KIPP Construction on Track

KIPP Boston is on schedule to open for the new school year in the late summer of 2016. Thanks to the warm weather, we were able to move quickly along with the construction of the main building. We currently are working on plumbing and electrical on the interior, and on the exterior we are finalizing masonry and installing windows throughout….

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