Arrowstreet is pleased to announce that Amy Korté , AIA has been named the firm’s President. Ms. Korté will succeed Jim Batchelor, FAIA, who has served as President since 2004. Ms. Korté will lead the firm’s efforts to incorporate today’s emerging social trends, business disruptors, and new technologies into their innovative design approach.
Ms. Korté delivers creative project solutions that bridge multiple disciplines. She helped launch Arrowstreet’s Innovation and Research Studio, known as AIR; a series of research and development incubators ranging from mixed-reality and responsive environments to mobility and mass customization. Her approach to integrating data, considering sites and buildings as interconnected systems, the environment, and challenging traditional building typologies have all sparked new conversations around designing for the future in urban areas. She is a nationally-recognized thought leader on shifting mobility trends, emerging fabrication technologies, resiliency, and sustainability.
“I’m honored to lead our incredible team of architects and designers as our practice rapidly evolves to reflect the technological revolution we’re all experiencing,” said Amy Korté . “It’s an exciting time for architecture and design as traditional methods must be reconsidered and newly emerging technologies incorporated into today’s buildings and public spaces. Life as we’ve known it is being disrupted, and our approach to designing the built environment needs to evolve to reflect the future in ways we can’t even imagine.”
As a multi-disciplinary firm, Arrowstreet’s signature projects include the transformation of the historic Congress Square block in downtown Boston; the King Open/Cambridge Street Upper School, Massachusetts’ first Net Zero Emissions school; Brooklyn Boulders’ first boutique style fitness center, BKBX, in Allston, and the Parcel K mixed-use development on the South Boston Waterfront. Alongside fellow Principals David Bois, AIA, Bob Lowe, Scott Pollack, Sean Selby, AIA, and Larry Spang, AIA, Korté will lead the firm’s innovative approach developing thoughtful, forward-thinking design solutions that blend the authentic character of a community with progressive ideas and techniques.
“For more than fifty years, Arrowstreet has evolved as a significant architectural presence in the City of Boston and it continues to be at the forefront of advances in architecture that benefit the larger community and advance the profession”, said Jim Batchelor, who was also President of the Boston Society of Architects and a Fellow of the AIA. “I am thrilled that a creative and innovative leader like Amy will continue the firm’s illustrious heritage.”