Boston, MA, USA
600,000 sq. ft
Headquarters office building, retail, parking
Located along Boylston Street on the edge of Boston’s Back Bay and behind Richardson’s Trinity Church, the 500,000 square-foot building respects both the street edge and the street life of the neighborhood with piazzas, a six-story platform base with the 20-story tower rising above at the rear of the plaza.
The building was designed as a historically referential response to the context of Back Bay Boston. The tower facade is organized classically with a raised barrel vault over the central section that echoes both the super scale arched entrance and the curved plazas below. Jeff Sydness was the Design Partner at John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson for this project.