Catalytic Development: Real Estate and the Kendall Square Effect with Crew Boston

On October 27th we are heading to Cambridge to listen to panelists Bob Coughlin, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council; Tom Andrews of Alexandria Real Estate Equities; Bill Kane of BioMed Realty, Michael Owu of MIT Investment Management Co.; and Michael Cantalupa of Boston Properties as they discuss what’s next for Kendall Square real estate with CREW Boston.

Innovation in Kendall Square

When Vertex announced it was leaving Cambridgeport for Boston’s Seaport District in 2011, there was some initial concern in the city over the loss of a major tenant in this vital life sciences district. However, our client, BioMed Realty, had a vision for the vacant buildings: to create space for start-ups and up-and-coming life sciences companies that had previously been…

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Designing for Collaboration and Innovation

While working with BioMed Realty to create the Sidney Research Campus, we partnered with one of their new biotech tenants to fit out their new space. Our interiors group partnered with our architectural team to design a collaborative office and lab space with clean lines and innovative features to reflect both their brand and the fast-moving life sciences community in…

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USGBCMA Green Building Tour: 450 Kendall

Claes Andreasen and I will be co-leading a tour of 450 Kendall Street along with representatives for owner BioMed Realty and AHA engineers. 450 Kendall Street was awarded LEED Gold certification earlier this year, making it the sixth building within BioMed Realty’s Kendall Square development to become LEED certified. To register for the tour, which will take place on March 24th from…

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450 Kendall Achieves LEED Gold

450 Kendall Street has achieved LEED Gold, making all six of the buildings in BioMed Realty’s Kendall Square LEED certified. Kendall Square was a pioneer: this development received a special permit as a Planned Unit Developent (PUD) in 1999, before LEED certification was a requirement of special permits. There is only one parcel remaining to be developed, and that lot…

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ABX Alewife Tour Coming Soon!

We were able to get outside yesterday and take advantage of the beautiful weather to prepare for our ABX tour of the Alewife neighborhood. On November 18th, Jim Batchelor will discuss Infill Density and the resiliency plan for this growing area of Cambridge. Joining Jim will be: David Biancavilla, BSC Group Richard McKinnon, The McKinnon Company Catherine Woodbury, City of Cambridge…

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Evolution of the Biotech Phenomenon

Last week Arrowstreet hosted the Coxe Group roundtable. Made up of architectural firms from around the country, the group meets twice a year to share knowledge-based experiences and insights about the built environment and the practice of architecture. As part of the meeting, Arrowstreet organized a tour of Kendall Square, the headquarters of the life sciences industry. We began with…

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Amy Korte: Design Manifesto

One of our principals, Amy Korte, was recently interviewed by Modelo Design Manifestos. Amy spoke to Modelo about her personal experiences in the field, describing the path that led her to architecture and the influences that inspire her design. Amy also discussed Arrowstreet’s view on research as a design tool, and about her personal experience in the field of research while…

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BisNow: The Future of Downtown

Join Arrowstreet principal, David Bois, as he discusses recent trends in the Downtown Boston real estate landscape at Bisnow’s “Future of Downtown Summit,” on August 18. The event will also feature a keynote address by Larry DiCara of Nixon Peabody and panel discussions on the various forces impacting the evolution of Downtown. David will specifically present the Congress Square development…

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