500 Boylston Street building by Sydness Architects
500 Boylston Street entry view
500 Boylston Street building is classically organized
Boylston Street, Boston
500 Boylston Street building lobby

500 Boylston Street

Project Info

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.