Since our inception in the 1960’s, Arrowstreet’s core creative mission has been to continuously reimagine typical building typologies and push ourselves beyond the traditional approach to architecture. The firm focuses on creative problem solving, thinking critically about the ways in which our society is changing, and how it will impact the built environment. We research and identify future needs based on the evolution of technology, shifts in human mobility, and climate change.
Our multi-disciplinary practice is comprised of architects, data scientists, mixed reality specialists, interior designers, and graphic designers who bring diverse perspectives to every venture. From buildings to entire neighborhoods, Arrowstreet’s astute observation on the way people inhabit places enables us to create physically and functionally integrated places where people want to live, work, play, and grow. We strongly believe that great design creates real value for both the community and its investors.
Arrowstreet is an industry leader in sustainable and resilient planning and design, dedicated to a more sustainable built environment. We use architecture as a vehicle to fight climate change and improve building health and wellness. We have developed a firm-wide Strategic Building Performance Plan, which focuses on sustainability, wellness, resilience, and reducing embodied and operational carbon emissions across all our projects. Our firm designed the first LEED Platinum building in the Commonwealth and has recently completed the first net zero emissions school in the Commonwealth (and one of the first nationally). Our AIR studio has also developed mixed-reality experiences to educate clients and the general public on the potential impacts of sea-level rise across Boston’s new and existing buildings.
As we look toward 2021, our firm-wide goal is to evaluate each project’s operational and embodied carbon and develop strategies to reach net zero carbon.
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