Lovejoy Wharf

Boston, MA

A highly visible gateway project, this new mixed use development, together with the TD Garden sports arena, frames the southbound approach to Boston from the landmark Leonard Zakim Bridge where the Charles River meets the Boston Harbor. The project, permitted under both Boston’s Article 80 Large Project Review as well as Massachusetts’ rigorous Chapter 91 licensing process, proposed the demolition of one of two existing nine-story industrial brick structures on the site, its replacement by a new 15-story tower, and the renovation and adaptive reuse of the remaining building. The design also includes the reconstruction of a 30,000 square foot wharf structure into a new waterfront plaza and construction of a 7,000 square foot wharf pavilion. The renovation portion of the project accommodates the new corporate headquarters for world-renown sneaker manufacturer, Converse, Inc. As master planner and architect-of-record for the new Lovejoy Wharf complex, the firm was also the Executive Architect for the exteriors of both the Converse retail store and the one-story recording studio, Rubber Tracks, which sit on the wharf structure itself.

  • SERVICE

    Architecture

    Masterplanning

  • TYPE

    Commercial

    Historic Preservation | Restoration + Adaptive Reuse

    Hospitality + Mixed Use

    New Construction

    Waterfront

  • CLIENT
    Related Beal
  • SIZE
    220,000 sf
  • STATUS
    Completed in 2015
  • AWARDS

    Preservation Achievement Award
    Boston Preservation Alliance

    Reconstuction Awards | Silver Winner
    Building Design + Construction

    Paul E. Tsongas Award
    Preservation Massachusetts