Arrowstreet Selected to Renovate the Children’s Room at Thayer Library

Arrowstreet was selected to design the renovation of the Children’s Room at Thayer Public Library in the Town of Braintree. This project blends the firm’s extensive experience in our Learning Environments, Graphic Design, and Interior Design studios. This active space in the library is in need of updating to accommodate growing demands, expanded programming, updated technology, and a flexible environment…

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Blackstone Valley Prep Scholars Shadow Day

Last week, we had the privilege of participating in Blackstone Valley Prep High School’s Shadow Day. Four amazing scholars came to our office (all the way from Cumberland, RI) and spent the entire day as honorary Arrowstreet employees. They met with our interior design group, tested out our virtual reality work, and had a roundtable discussion with our graphics team. Best of all,…

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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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Why Arrowstreet is Implementing VR into their Projects

Over the past several years, our team at Arrowstreet has experimented with the implementation of Virtual Reality in our practice. VR has well documented architectural applications. The ability to actually experience space early in the design process helps us as designers as well as our clients make more informed decisions during the early phases of a project. The implementation of…

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Massachusetts Conference for Women

Arrowstreet is excited to be attending the 12th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women on December 8, 2016 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The conference provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year. Since the first Conference in 2005, this annual one-day event has grown to a sold-out crowd of more than 10,000 attendees and…

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Arrowstreet at SEGD XLab

Arrowstreet’s graphic design studio is headed to New York City for SEGD XLab. The conference is part of New York Digital Signage Week and features a series of educational sessions and tours.

AIA – NOMA: Celebrating African American Museum in DC

Last month I attended the grand opening of the Smithsonian National African American Museum of History and Culture on the Mall in DC. It was particularly special for me given my cultural connection to what the museum exhibits as well as the tremendous collaborative efforts put forth by three well regarded black architects; David Adjaye, Phil Freelon and Max Bond….

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Disrupting Aesthetics

Recently, Kyle Chayka wrote an interesting article in Verge about “How Silicon Valley helps spread the same sterile aesthetic across the world”.  Most of the discussion is about what he calls airspace, the “same faux-artisanal aesthetic” (to be clear, which I like) that companies like Starbucks and social networks like Instagram (companies I patronize) seem to have independently chosen to…

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Demonstrating Virtual Reality for Architecture at HUBweek

As a part of the HUBweek festival, Arrowstreet participated in Harvard Innovation Lab’s “Explore the Emerging Worlds of Augmented and Virtual Reality” event.  Our team presented work using the GearVR and the HTC Vive to immerse visitors in how we are using Virtual Reality as part of our design process. We showed interior and exterior 360-degree views of a boutique…