Renewable Now Radio Guest

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To learn more about Arrowstreet’s sustainable work, tune in to WARP AM 1320 (if you’re in RI, CT, or southern MA you can stream live on the internet) to hear my radio interview with Jack Gregg. He co-hosts and reviews green business efforts with creator Peter Arpin – the show’s focus is on green business, organizations, scientists, and entrepreneurs. The date and time of the show will be posted as soon as it’s available. Stay tuned!

Mural Graces Globe Cover

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Photo by Ed Wonsek
Photo by Ed Wonsek

The mural we designed and created in the storefront windows at 255 State Street for Pembroke Real Estate graced the cover of the Boston Globe today. This is not the first time the mural has been used to depict a rainy day in Boston – the silhouette of an umbrella-wielding Bostonian appeared in the Globe last June and in April 2011. After hand placing 900 pounds of tumbled recycled glass to create the mural, we’re always happy to see a photo of it in the media!

Brooklyn Boulders in Fast Company

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Congratulations to our friends at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville! Their innovative merger of a rock climbing gym and collaborative workspace has landed in the pages of Fast Company. Brooklyn Boulders has inspired us with their unique vision and tenacious drive, and we celebrate their continued success!

Sea Glass Mural Again in the Globe

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Our work was profiled again recently in the Boston Globe (link to article). As mentioned previously, it’s great to look  back on a successful project and see that it has become iconic to the local area… at least when discussing the weather. Hand-pieced together a few years back from over 900 pounds of sea glass, the mural continues to enliven the windows at 255 State Street.

The New Industrial Revolution

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The Wall Street Journal recently had a very interesting and thought-provoking article about the future of manufacturing in both this country and the world and the impact that 3-D printing, in all its forms, is having on the way we make, think about, and consume products. In many respects, the process of making things has really been driven for the last 50 years by the cost of labor (just like construction) and thus Asia (first Japan, then Korea, then China, and now places like Bangladesh) became the world’s factory floor. But with 3-D printing, labor becomes about the time it takes to design an object because the labor is to build it is essentially free. And in a world of global climate change, with expensive fuel and therefore expensive transportation, the ability to make things closer to where they will be used makes more and more financial sense…

Brooklyn Boulders in the News (Again)

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Check out the article in this week’s Metro, featuring Brooklyn Boulders’ rock climbing gym – opening soon in Somerville.  It features our renderings of the space and a snapshot of what’s to come…

Arrowstreet’s Work Featured in the BBJ

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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.

Brooklyn Boulders Rock Climbing Gym Profiled

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The Brooklyn Boulders rock climbing gym is profiled in New England Construction News . They are holding hard hat tours on May 5th for anyone interested in checking out the soon to be completed project. We have taken some photos of our own and will be posting them soon.

State of the Industry: Brick and Mortar vs. Internet Retail

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[Part 4 of a series of posts from ICSC's RetailGreen conference. Posted in response to The Wall Street Journal's article "Malls Get Face-Lift to Pull In Shoppers", which stated that "the era of new-mall development in the U.S. is drawing to a close."]

Brad Hutensky, ICSC Chairman, gave an interesting talk about the state of the retail industry, and he debunked a common refrain of the last five years, that the internet is killing bricks and mortar stores. His evidence was compelling. First, in 2012, retailers have opened over 5,000 stores, not a small number. And for good reason, as customers still value the human experience and the instant gratification of a cash purchase. Moreover, twelve of the top 20 online sellers in sales revenue have physical stores, among them Apple and one of Arrowstreet’s clients, LL Bean…

Artists for Humanity in Improper Bostonian

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Photo by Li Ward for Lisa Rigby Photography
Photo by Li Ward for Lisa Rigby Photography

Improper Bostonian recently ran a feature on unique places to hold weddings and their reception, and included Artists for Humanity EpiCenter. Part of our design for the LEED Platinum EpiCenter included an open gallery that could be rented out as event space to help fund the non-profit’s mission. In the years since it’s opened, AFH has seen not just weddings, but corporate events, holiday parties, and gala receptions and auctions. Check out AFH’s rental information page for more photos of the event space in action.

Artists for Humanity on Chronicle

Design

Artists for Humanity was featured in a Chronicle piece on teens creating public art in Boston. The video shows some nice shots of the students creating a mural in a studio of the EpiCenter building we designed for the non-profit. Find out more about the creation of the beautiful 30′x70′ mural that now beautifies a previously defaced building in Roxbury at AFH’s blog.

Arrowstreet in
Urban Land Magazine

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We are a bit late in sharing this (must have been a busy summer!), but Arrowstreet was featured in an article discussing top markets in Urban Land magazine. Check out the section on Boston.

Arrowstreet in the
New York Times

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Photo by Kathy Kmonicek for The New York Times
Photo by Kathy Kmonicek for The New York Times

The new corporate headquarters for Rechler Equity, designed by Arrowstreet, was recently featured in the New York Times. The article highlights how the vision for this leading real estate company is reflected in the building’s iconic design, calling it “a sleek corporate calling card.” Arrowstreet transformed a former industrial building into a contemporary glass and steel structure marked by a torqued, rotating faceted form that serves as a two-story lobby…

Rock Spring Centre
in the Press

Design

Arrowstreet project Rock Spring Centre was featured on a DC Real Estate forum recently, including some of the newer project imagery…

Medford Square
Parking Facility

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Rendering by Arrowstreet
Rendering by Arrowstreet

Arrowstreet’s design for a new parking structure in historic Medford Square was released to the public recently.  The new building will replace a facility that collapsed a few years ago…

Progress for Wonderland Parking Garage

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An article appeared yesterday in the Daily Item about the progress on the new parking garage at the Wonderland T station in Revere…

Recent Published Article Featuring UMass Lowell ICC

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I recently was asked to write an article for High Profile Monthly on the opening of the new Inn and Conference Center at UMass Lowell – a renovation project we designed. The article follows…

Sea Glass Mural in the Globe

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Photo by Ed Wonsek
Photo by Ed Wonsek

It was great to see our work profiled in yesterday’s Boston Globe. We completed this mural for our client, Pembroke Real Estate, a few years ago to invigorate their headquarters’ storefront windows along Atlantic Avenue. It’s nice to be reminded how it enlivens this stretch along the Greenway, even on the bleakest of days.

Arrowstreet in the Wall Street Journal

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Rechler Equity Partners, new headquarters
Rechler Equity Partners, new headquarters

Last month, I was interviewed by reporter Dana Rubinstein from the Wall Street Journal about our work on the new headquarters for Rechler Equity Partners. The article, Suburban ‘Green’, was featured in the Commercial Real Estate section.

Net-Zero Energy Office

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A recent article in the New York Times features the National Renewable Energy Lab’s new, 220,000 sf, hyper-efficient office building in Golden, Colorado. This amazing building is, to date, the largest net-zero energy office building in the nation. There are an increasing number of examples of net-zero commercial buildings in the world, but none of this scale.

City on a Hill Charter School on NECN

Construction Inspiration

City on a Hill Charter School was just recently on NECN; a great story about the successes of the and its students. Charter Schools are making a difference. Arrowstreet helped with the renovation completed in 2007 and the addition was completed in 2008…

Andover Inn Featured in Northshore Magazine

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Andover Inn in the Northshore Magazine
Andover Inn in the Northshore Magazine

Our recent renovation of the Andover Inn at Phillips Academy was featured in Northshore magazine…

LEED-ing By Example

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Photo by Ed Wonsek
Photo by Ed Wonsek

Today’s Banker & Tradesman features an article titled “LEED-ing By Example” that discusses the choices building owners are faced with when making sustainable choices in building design, and balancing costs when making decisions about LEED certification. Arrowstreet’s President, Jim Batchelor, is quoted in the article and an Arrowstreet project in Boston, Two Financial, is featured…

TV Debut

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I had my television debut when I appeared on Portland, Maine’s Fox TV local affiliate to present a design for a new movie theater in Freeport, Maine, with Al Yebba of Berenson Associates. Surrounded by bright lights and cameras, and not much else, we were thankful for “Good Day Maine” co-host Erin Ovalle for leading us through the 5 minute interview…