Amy Korté Presents at Facades+ Boston

Arrowstreet President Amy Korté  AIA will be presenting at the Facades+ Boston summit on June 25th. She will be discussing “Lightness & Weight | Creating Continuity in the Cityscape with Hybrid Facades”. The talk will focus on efforts to balance Boston’s historic and brutalist landmarks and how Congress Square introduces juxtapositions of materials and styles. The case study will tackle…

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Happy Holidays

Our holiday “snowflakes” celebrate the unique architectural details of our recently completed projects. Click on any project to learn more, and thank YOU for inspiring our work in 2018!   Brooke Charter High School Pendant lighting fixtures throughout the Brooke Charter High School augment ample natural light, and the building is wrapped in copper standing seam metal striping, creating a…

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Offsite Fabrication Speeds Construction Schedules

Method Enables Contractors to Meet Tighter Timelines Featured in Banker & Tradesman | July, 29, 2018 Today’s pressures in design and development have led to an increased interest in more precise construction techniques. With the rising demands on project schedules and building performance, offsite fabrication of building components is gaining popularity. Prefabrication and modular construction have been around for decades. However, with…

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A Boutique Hotel’s Façade Goes Up in 13 Days

If you took a vacation in May and noticed what looks like a new building downtown when you returned, here’s a brief version of the story. A 163-room boutique style hotel, combining contemporary materials with historic details, got a new face. With one third of the building being an addition, the new façade became critical in creating an identity for…

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Installing the Custom Soffit at Congress Square

At Congress Square, a 500,000 SF mixed-use project in downtown Boston, we pushed the lower two floors of the vertical addition back from the existing building’s exterior wall. This move created a physical space between the two structures, allowing the new addition to “float” above the existing building. This setback also created a significant overhang where we designed a custom Fiber…

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Innovative Techniques Appear on Congress Square

Architects Push the Limits of Old Materials in New Construction Featured in Banker & Tradesman | April, 15, 2018 A few years ago, during my time as an associate at an architectural, urban planning and engineering firm, I was the lead technical designer on Poly International Plaza (Poly) in Beijing, China. The client wanted an iconic building, something that people…

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BSA’s Designing in Boston

Come learn about the path to getting large buildings approved in the city of Boston on Tuesday, July 18 at 6pm. This session led by Arrowstreet’s Senior Associate Jason King, will address the challenges and opportunities of building a large project through a case study specific to downtown Boston— Congress Square. This event is the second in a series about…

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