Volunteer Hour to Benefit Women’s Lunch Place

Yesterday at lunch we got together to prepare for an upcoming Saturday morning volunteering shift at the Women’s Lunch Place. Arrowstreet’s staff has been collecting toiletries for our ongoing basic necessities drive to benefit the Women’s Lunch Place, and we gathered to sort the items so they can be easily distributed. With everyone’s help we collected over 750 individual items, including…

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Arrowstreet Mini-Golf 2016

This week our friends and family joined us for Arrowstreet’s annual in-studio mini-golf tournament. Every year, our talented staff designs a nine-hole course using $15 worth of materials, plus whatever additional items they can find at home or in the office. The results are always creative, inventive, and more than a little humorous. The event is one of our favorites…

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The Roots of Passive Housing

Green Month has provided the opportunity for designers to share insights in sustainability with the wider design studio community. Last month, Lee Morrissette attended a conference on Passive Housing and used this occasion to inform the rest of the office about what he had learned and what we as a studio can take from the concepts of passive housing and…

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We’re Hiring

Arrowstreet, rated one of the top 50 US architecture firms by Architect magazine, is hiring for the following positions :GIS Intern, Job Captain, Project Architect, and Hotel Architect. Our central Boston location offers access to food trucks, green space, the BSA, and all MBTA lines. You’ll enjoy a flexible and creative atmosphere, contributing to design ideas, and being supported and mentored. Our wide range of project…

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My AIA Story

If you are an emerging professional, you have received your packet about “I AM AIA.”  This is my AIA story.  There was never a doubt in my mind that I would become a licensed architect; a goal I accomplished in 2008.  After licensure I asked the same question as so many others – now what? I knew I wanted to…

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The Collective Arrowstreet Interview Series

Earlier this year we began an interview series to dig a little bit deeper and learn what makes our team tick, what fascinates us about the design industry, and what is most important to us right now. Here are all those interviews in one place: Jason King Justin DiCristofalo  Jordan Zimmermann Cat McGee Joel Dixon Kate Bubriski Matt Byrnes-Jacobsen Jessica Bessette

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Volunteering at the Women’s Lunch Place

Last Saturday morning, a group from Arrowstreet volunteered for the early shift at the Women’s Lunch Place. A privately funded, non-profit organization operated almost entirely by volunteers, the Women’s Lunch Place provides meals and other services to the homeless and underprivileged women of Boston. Their kitchen and cafeteria are housed in the basement of the Church of the Covenant on…

Commuting by Ride Sharing

I commute from Coolidge Corner in Brookline to Arrowstreet’s Post Office Square office on the Green Line. A year ago, I saw small groups of people waiting in the morning for what looked like a private driver.  One day I decided to ask what were they waiting for and was told about Bridj. The company operates small, luxurious shuttle buses…

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Studying Swiss Graphic Design

[Ben Keel is a graphic design student at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Last summer, he won a poster design contest through Northeastern University and Swissnex while interning at Arrowstreet, and was sent to visit four design schools in Switzerland as part of his prize. He has just returned to Arrowstreet for his second co-op internship.] This fall I was…

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Constructing the Universe

It’s Oscar season and these days we’re all talking about movies. To get into the spirit, we watched a movie during lunch this week.  Not just any movie; a movie made by my cousin, Eric Anderson, who is a filmmaker in Los Angeles.  His animated short, The Looking Planet is winning awards in film festivals around the world.  I was…

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