1550 Main Street Lauded by BOMA Mid-Atlantic

Insight Design Inspiration

1550 Main Street, designed by Arrowstreet, was awarded The Outstanding Building of the Year distinction by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) for the second consecutive year in a row. The former federal office building, owned MassDevelopment, was renovated as part of a strategy to help revitalize downtown Springfield, MA. Working together with MassDevelopment and the City of Springfield, Arrowstreet designed a comprehensive package of exterior and interior building renovations to convert the building into Class-A commercial offices with ground floor retail uses. In addition, Arrowstreet redesigned the central plaza to improve circulation and its position as a meeting place on Main Street.

Banker & Tradesman Recognizes Amy Korté


Arrowstreet principal Amy Korté was chosen by Banker & Tradesman as a recipient of their Women In Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate award. The honor recognizes Massachusetts women who demonstrate talent, ambition, innovation, and philanthropy. B&T, along with a distinguished panel of judges, selected inspirational women who have achieved excellence and are making a difference. The recipients will be honored at a luncheon on Thursday, July 17th at 11:00 am at the Sheraton Commander Hotel. State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump will give the keynote speech.

130 Brookline Receives Preservation Award


The Cambridge Historical Commission gave an award to MIT and its team for the preservation of 130 Brookline Street, a 1927 masonry building with generously over-sized windows. It was once known as the Chicago Auto Building, but had been long-neglected. The awards program celebrates outstanding efforts to preserve Cambridge’s historic character and built environment…

Revere Wonderland Wins Award

Pictured is the Revere design team with their award
Pictured is the Revere design team with their award

I was fortunate to attend an award sponsored by Unilock at Showcase Live in Patriot Place. The event was a wonderful evening of fine dining and celebration. The award honored design professionals; Arrowstreet being amongst those honored with an award of Excellence in Design for the MBTA Wonderland Project located in Revere. It was an honor to accept the award on behalf of the design team who made calculated decisions to create what is an exceptional design.

And the Winner of the ABX 3D Model Competition Is…


As we previously blogged, NRI hosted a 3D model contest at ABX. Our model was chosen as one of three finalists, and then the ultimate winner. Now we’re brainstorming how to use the $1,500 credit prize toward a 3D model of our choice.

Best of 2013 Awards

Studio People

I recently attended the Banker & Tradesman ceremony honoring their Best of 2013 awards recipients. Arrowstreet was voted Gold this year in an open poll among B&T’s readers in the Architect / Design category. It was a nice evening, with a great venue – Sean, Amy, and I enjoyed views across the Charles River to downtown Boston.

Arrowstreet – Best in Boston


Arrowstreet was voted the best architecture firm in Boston by readers of Banker & Tradesman. Thanks to all of our clients and friends of the firm that voted!

Rechler Corporate
Headquarters Wins
EDC Award

Design Inspiration

We’re happy to announce that the Rechler Corporate Headquarters has been awarded EDC Magazine’s Excellence in Design Award in the Commercial Renovation category. The award honors the building’s unique sustainable strategies, such as its highly efficient, super-insulated building envelope. The project will be featured in EDC Magazine’s June issue, along with a podcast on their website.

Check out the video above (1:50 – 2:50), and for more information on this project and the other winners check out the awards webpage.

Arrowstreet’s Work Featured in the BBJ


The Boston Business Journal honored KIPP Academy Lynn earlier this week with their Best in Real Estate award earlier this week.  Here is the corresponding article.

KIPP Academy Lynn Wins BBJ Award

Photo by Ed Wonsek
Photo by Ed Wonsek

It was announced today that Arrowstreet’s KIPP Academy Lynn project was awarded the 2013 Boston Business Journal’s Best in Boston Real Estate Award for “Community Impact.”

The award is recognition of the fantastic impact that the KIPP program has had on the lives of its students and their families.  The new facility has allowed the KIPP program to expand their middle school program and extend the experience for their students through high school, with both the middle and high schools being combined in the new building.

Congratulations to the entire project team!

KIPP Academy Lynn Is BBJ Finalist


The Boston Business Journal will celebrate the Best in Boston Real Estate on May 23rd. KIPP Academy Lynn, a new ground up charter school we finished last year, is a finalist in the Community Impact category. Congratulations to all of the finalists, and join us at the event.

Congratulations to Our Newest Titled Staff

Studio People

We are pleased to announce the following members of the Arrowstreet team have been promoted.  While each individual holds different responsibilities and talents, all are critical members of our team and should be commended for their contributions to our firm.  We can’t say “thank you” enough!

Senior Associates:

Claes Andreasen, Stefan Chaires, Lauren Haggerty, Amy Korte, Matt Rice, Tina Soo Hoo


Jessica Bessette, David Burn, Jason King, Sarah Mobraten

ArrowstreetLive at the
SMPS Awards Gala


I recently had the pleasure of attending the SMPS “Recognizing Outstanding Communication” (ROC) Awards Gala to see the best of the AEC industry’s marketing material for the year. Among the nominees this year in the Website category was ArrowstreetLive – incidentally, the only blog among the nominees! The submissions were undeniably inspiring, and we were honored to be included among such company.

AFH Canopy Wins
Best Installation Contest


Artists for Humanity has a new entry canopy, which has just won an award from 3-Form. The original design of the building included structural points of support, but at the time of its construction there was not enough funding to build a canopy. Now, just in time for their 20th anniversary, they’ve got one, funded by the Brown Fund and design/built by the AFH students, under guidance by a group of MassArt students taught by Sam Batchelor. Pat Cornelison and I helped in the design charrettes and supported the project in various other ways.

Wisconsin Place

Wins ICSC Award


We’re pleased to announce that Arrowstreet was a Silver Award winner at this year’s ICSC Design and Development Awards with Wisconsin Place in the category of “Innovative Design and Development of a New Project”…

Freeport Village Wins Excellence Award

Construction Studio

We are proud to announce that the Arrowstreet-designed Freeport Village Station was awarded the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Excellence in Construction Merit Award. The awards program is a premier competition, and Freeport Village’s win designates it one of the most outstanding construction projects in the nation…

USGBC Innovation
in Green Award


Arrowstreet’s work on the Green Roof Study for the City of Boston was honored with an award in the Technology/Product category by the Massachusetts Chapter of the US Green Building Council. The winners “demonstrates the best forward-looking ideas that are replicable and cost effective.”

BSA Honors White Elephant Hotel Residences

Design Studio

Arrowstreet’s design of the White Elephant Hotel Residences on Nantucket was honored with an Award for Design in the 2010 BSA/AIA NY Housing Design Awards Program. Juror comments…

Prestigious Honor for Artists for Humanity EpiCenter

Construction Design Inspiration

The Artists for Humanity EpiCenter was chosen by Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC) and MetLife Foundation to receive a 2010 MetLife Foundation Innovative Space Award. The awards “recognize outstanding efforts in the design and development of affordable space for artists”. Designed by Arrowstreet, the facility opened in 2004 as the first LEED Platinum building in Boston. This prestigious award is another for the EpiCenter’s extensive collection. Congrats to all!…