Seven proposed Boston buildings are about to start testing whether real commercial development can move past carbon-spewing construction materials in a big way.
Developers weighing the use of mass timber building techniques have to decide whether the higher upfront costs of the environmentally-sustainable material is worth the benefits in trendy biophilic designs.
Top of mind for conscientious development teams is leveraging creative design and construction solutions to reduce unfavorable environmental consequences, while satisfying program, schedule, budget and aesthetic requirements.
Long-stalled plans for a skinny hotel tower in Boston’s West End have new momentum with the acquisition of the property by a developer who is redesigning the building as the city’s tallest mass timber structure.
A group of seven design, engineering and development firms have launched a new catalogue of mass timber design systems in an effort to simultaneously lower new buildings’ carbon footprint and make housing construction cheap enough to meet the burgeoning demand for new homes.
Commodore Builders is nearing completion of Boston’s first cross-laminated timber building, a redevelopment of a former rivet factory into office and retail space at 69 A. St. in South Boston.
Nate Turner recently marked his 22nd anniversary at Boston-based architects Margulies Perruzzi, specializing in repurposing brick-and-beam properties in neighborhoods including the Seaport District for the 21st century economy.
The Matteson Cos. hopes to build an 8-story office building next to a South Boston landmark using a material that’s seeing a surge in interest in the area: cross-laminated timber.
Three diverse development teams are seeking to build mixed-use projects in Roxbury’s Nubian Square, including proposals that include a public market, 14-story mass timber tower and sustainable designs that reduce urban heat island effects.
The 87,573-square-foot John W. Olver Design Building fosters multidisciplinary collaboration by bringing the previously dispersed departments of the UMass Amherst design programs.
At a trash-strewn vacant lot in Roxbury’s Fort Hill section, Boston design-build firm Placetailor and architects Generate Technologies are making a bid to revolutionize how buildings are built in Massachusetts.
As Cantella & Co. settled on Malden Center for its new home, the investment adviser opted for new construction with a differentiator: plans for a 4-story, 60,000-square-foot office building using mass timber construction.