Our Firm’s State of the Union
In a week that marked the State of the Union addresses for both our state and country, I thought it a good time to share a similar status update for Arrowstreet. As we’ve mentioned on this blog before, Arrowstreet is relocating our architectural practice to the heart of downtown Boston in a little over a week now. Seeing a significant opportunity for creative firms in the regeneration of the Financial District, we plan to extend our historical Harvard Square and Davis Square roots into a re-envisioned future for downtown.
Our firm took its name from its location on Arrow Street in Harvard Square when it was formed in 1970 as an evolution of the Ashley/Myer/Smith practice. In the late 1980s, Arrowstreet moved, becoming one of the early presences in a newly Red-Line-served Davis Square, where it contributed to the growing cache of that destination. Now the firm looks forward to accelerating the growing presence of creative and new-tech businesses in downtown Boston. It is fueled by the recent promotion of four senior leaders (David Bois, Amy Korte, Sean Selby and Larry Spang) to Principal, and the continued professional growth of our enthusiastic, talented, fun-to-work with staff.
Arrowstreet brings a blend of architectural, planning, and environmental graphic design to private, not-for-profit and public sector clients. Our work aims to transform the places in which we live, work, relax, and create into ever-more dynamic and satisfying communities. Having contributed historically to areas such as East Cambridge (CambridgeSide Galleria, and the office/lab, hotel, and housing projects surrounding it), our firm is also heavily involved in the evolution of Boston’s Seaport/Innovation District (conference centers, hotels, housing, and the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter). Our work is spread across New England and the Northeast corridor, and has expanded into building types such as charter schools.
The dramatic re-thinking of work-space, education, housing, hospitality, and the life of Boston, which is so emblematic of this time and this City, is at the heart of Arrowstreet’s practice. Our working method and thought-processes, honed in Harvard Square and Davis Square, will find fertile ground for continuing evolution at 10 Post Office Square.