As an award-winning, Boston-based architecture and design firm, Arrowstreet is comprised of over 95 architects, interior designers, planners, and graphic designers who are astute observers, bringing diverse perspectives to every venture. We harness our staff’s depth of knowledge and creative thinking to solve the diverse building challenges across a wide range of sectors and building types. From multi-dimensional, urban mixed-use projects to multi-family housing, hospitality, retail, and schools, we are progressive, collaborative, and fresh in our approach. At the heart of Arrowstreet’s practice is the ability to take complex projects and distill them into dynamic design and development opportunities. The firm’s projects reflect developing social patterns, business trends and anticipated changes in the natural environment; our designers consider building resiliency, rising sea levels, and environmental sustainability. Arrowstreet approaches each commission as unique and develops thoughtful, forward-thinking design solutions that blend the authentic character of a community with progressive ideas and techniques. We apply new technology to our interdisciplinary practice and have embraced virtual and augmented reality to enhance our design practice and client engagement.
Since our inception in the 1960’s, Arrowstreet has continuously evolved, challenging ourselves to re-imagine typical building typologies.There is a spirit of equity on our project teams, where the combination of experience and talent has allowed us to stay at the forefront of the profession. Here at Arrowstreet, interdisciplinary in-house teams sit side-by-side, harnessing their depth of knowledge and creative thinking to solve the most complex building challenges.
Arrowstreet brings passion and purpose to every commission. For each project, we form a team that brings together expertise based upon the type of project uses and the needed range of skills in planning, programming, building technology, environmental graphic design, and construction. From project team design charettes to full staff ColLab sessions, we harness the experience and creativity of the entire firm to bring the best and most innovative ideas to the forefront. We focus 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, climate change and resiliency to name a few. We look to past (and possible future) topics from sustainability, rising sea levels, and climate change to typological implications of driverless cars, and energy harvesting facades. We also use AR/VR in our design practice as well as for client and community engagement.
Our studio philosophy encourages staff to regularly interact, collaborate, and socialize. We hold design forums, Pecha Kucha presentations, professional training, and weekly Friday gatherings to maintain a culture that supports creative, thought-leading design solutions, and values our staff as our best asset. Our clients are regular visitors to the studio, oftentimes welcoming their business partners to convene and brainstorm.