1971

The Beginning

The Beginning

Four architects, including Bob Verrier and Joe Kelly, launch the newly formed design firm, Boston Architectural Team, Inc.

1972

First Turn-key Rehabilitation Project Undertaken by the Boston Housing Authority

First Turn-key Rehabilitation Project Undertaken by the Boston Housing Authority

Boston Architectural Team designs the rehabilitation of 25 nineteenth-century contiguous bow-front buildings on West Newton Street in Boston’s South End, representing the first turn-key rehabilitation project undertaken by the Boston Housing Authority.

1974

Innovative Design

Innovative Design

The firm completes one of the first high-rise adaptive reuse designs in downtown Boston, the Chauncy House.

1980

Early Mixed-use Development

Early Mixed-use Development

The conversion of RH Stearns, an 11-story department store, located in Boston’s Ladder District, into 140 units of housing and commercial space. The property was rehabilitated for a second time by The Architectural Team nearly 35 years later.

1982

A Napkin Drawing Comes to Life as The Car Barn

A Napkin Drawing Comes to Life as The Car Barn

The firm completes the conversion of a former trolley car garage into The Car Barn – a senior residential community. The design earns three design awards including Apartment of the Year from Architectural Record.

1983

Grand Restoration

Grand Restoration

The restoration and renovation of the Riggs-Thompson Building, a former department store in Washington, D.C., into the Samuel Kelsey Apartments. The program includes 150 units of housing and 30,000 square feet of commercial space.

1984

Creative Vision

Creative Vision

Architectural Record recognizes Lafayette Place in Fall River, MA with A Neighborhood Restored award.

1985

From BAT to TAT

From BAT to TAT

After rehabilitating and adapting historic buildings and master planning new housing on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea, MA, the Boston Architectural Team moves its office to the historic Naval Commandant’s quarters on the waterfront campus changing the firm’s name to The Architectural Team (TAT) to reflect expanded work throughout the US.

1986

Restoring a Sense of Community to a Once Under-utilized Site

Restoring a Sense of Community to a Once Under-utilized Site

The firm completes the master planning, restoration, and conversion of Commercial Wharf – a series of historic mercantile buildings along Boston’s waterfront, into a mixed-use residential and commercial development.

1987

The Nation’s First Conversion of an Electrical Power Plant into Residential Use

The Nation’s First Conversion of an Electrical Power Plant into Residential Use

The Architectural Team restores and converts the former Lincoln Wharf Power Plant on Boston Harbor into the San Marco Condominiums, representing the nation’s first conversion of an electrical power plant into residential use.

1988

Bob Verrier Receives the Prestigious National Historic Preservation Award

President Ronald Reagan presents Bob Verrier with the prestigious National Historic Preservation Award for the firm’s historic conversion of the former Walter Baker Chocolate Factory, which took 25 years to complete.

1991

TAT’s First Historic Conversion in the Charlestown Navy Yard

TAT’s First Historic Conversion in the Charlestown Navy Yard

Located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 34 is one of six historic buildings in this neighborhood transformed by TAT.

1996

Senior Living Community, Laurelmead, Receives Multiple Awards

Senior Living Community, Laurelmead, Receives Multiple Awards

Laurelmead, an award-winning senior residential community, features design elements echoing the architectural vocabulary of neighboring historic buildings.

1999

AIA Award-winning, West End Place

West End Place provides a gateway connecting a busy downtown Boston commercial intersection with a resurgent residential district. The development earns the New England Regional Design Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects.

2001

Historic Conversion Becomes State-of-the-art Biomedical Research Laboratory for Partners Healthcare

The Charlestown Navy Yard Building 114 is converted into a state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratory for Partners Healthcare and receives preservation awards from both the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Boston Preservation Alliance.

2003

The Gerald and Darlene Jordan Boys & Girls Club Recognized as Design Prototype

The Gerald and Darlene Jordan Boys & Girls Club Recognized as Design Prototype

The Gerald and Darlene Jordan Boys & Girls Club is honored with three design awards and is featured on the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s “Building Services” website as a design prototype.

2004

23-story Mixed-use Development in the Heart of Chinatown

23-story Mixed-use Development in the Heart of Chinatown

The Metropolitan, a new 23-story mixed-use development located in the heart of Chinatown, is praised by the City of Boston as a successful model of mixed-use, mixed-income housing.

Boston’s Back Bay Hotel: A Case Study in the Value of Adaptive Reuse

Boston’s Back Bay Hotel: A Case Study in the Value of Adaptive Reuse

The former Boston Police Station Headquarters is converted into the Back Bay Hotel and receives a Preservation Achievement Award from the Boston Preservation Alliance.

2006

Curry College’s First Dedicated Performance Space

Curry College’s First Dedicated Performance Space

The Architectural Team completes the design of the new Academic and Performance Center at Curry College.

J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation

The firm earns a J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association for The Apartments at Boott Mills.

2007

A First of its Kind

The firm’s master plan and design of The Carruth was the first state-funded transit-oriented development completed in Massachusetts.

2008

Building Battery Wharf

The firm’s largest waterfront development to date, Battery Wharf, opens its doors.

2010

The Masterplan of Mass Mental Health Center

The Masterplan of Mass Mental Health Center

TAT, in collaboration with Linea 5, completes the master plan for Mass Mental Health Center, a new 650,000 sf mixed-use clinical, research, and residential development located in Boston’s Longwood Medical area.

The Historic Adaptive Reuse of Eight Former Mill Buildings

The Historic Adaptive Reuse of Eight Former Mill Buildings

LEED Silver Certified, Bourne Mill Apartments in W. Tiverton, RI, receives the J. Timothy Anderson Award for Best Historic Rehabilitation.

Bob Verrier Honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Verrier Honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Verrier, co-founding partner and managing principal, is honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Affordable Housing Design by Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston.

2011

New England’s Largest Social Service Center

New England’s Largest Social Service Center

A catalyst for reinvestment in Dorchester, The Salvation Army’s Ray + Joan Kroc Community Center is New England’s largest social service center.

25 Years Later

25 Years Later

TAT completes the final chapter of the Baker Chocolate Factory redevelopment.

One of the Oldest Federal Public Housing Developments in the Country

The firm completes Phase I of the LEED Platinum Certified, award-winning The Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony in South Boston.

2012

Bob Verrier Elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows

Bob Verrier Elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows

AIA Fellows are recognized with the AIA’s highest membership honor for advancing the living standards of people through improved environment and making the profession of ever-increasing service to society.

The Launch of TAT Interiors

Founded on the principles that guide TAT’s accessible approach to design, the firm’s interior design services offer inspired, pragmatic, and thoughtful brand-sensitive solutions.

2013

A Sculpted Modern Addition to the Boston Skyline

A Sculpted Modern Addition to the Boston Skyline

TAT completes The Kensington, a luxury LEED Gold Certified 27-story mixed-use tower.

2014

Transformation of the former Symmes Hospital Campus

Redevelopment and master planning of the former 18-acre Symmes Hospital Campus is transformed into Arlington 360 – a new award-winning market rate multifamily community.

2015

Transforming Harbor Place in Haverhill, MA

Harbor Place breaks ground to begin the transformation of this former underutilized site into a new mixed-use waterfront development. The design reinvigorates the streetscape, creates active pedestrian corridors to the river from Merrimack Street, and offers a variety of uses that significantly enhance the local business district.

New York’s Livingston School Apartments

New York’s Livingston School Apartments

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Livingston School is thoughtfully restored and converted into a mixed-income senior living community.

Lovejoy Wharf Reimagined into Converse Headquarters

A new 15-story tower and the renovation and adaptive reuse of a remaining building. The certified LEED Gold design also includes the reconstruction of a 30,000 square foot wharf structure into a new waterfront plaza and the construction of a 7,000 square foot wharf pavilion.

2016

A Former Church Campus Transformed into Supportive and Workforce Housing

TAT’s redevelopment of Uphams Crossing provides workforce housing and permanent affordable housing for formerly homeless families

Loft Five50

Loft Five50

Loft Five50 receives the Grand Winner Project of the Year Award for Adaptive Reuse, the J. Timothy Anderson Award, and is a Readers’ Choice Awards Finalist.

2017

Breathing New Life into Old Bones

TAT artfully restores the LEED Certifiable Residences at Mill 10 into modern apartments for seniors with amenities.

2018

A Community Focused on Innovation, Incubation, and Education

A Community Focused on Innovation, Incubation, and Education

Located in the 1M square foot Sibley Square in downtown Rochester, N.Y., NextCorps provides co-working areas, private zones and office suites, conference rooms, biotech labs, and maker spaces.

Adaptive Reuse Reknits Community

Yarn Works receives the Preservation Award from Massachusetts Historical Commission.

2019

Drawing on the Dorchester’s Industrial Past While Charting a New Path for Smart Growth

The award-winning Treadmark is a sustainable mixed-use building that maintains a strong visual connection to the former Ashmont Tire auto shop it replaced.

Framingham’s First Downtown Multifamily Project in 50 Years

Framingham’s First Downtown Multifamily Project in 50 Years

Hailed as a model for smart growth and mixed-use development in dense urban centers, Alta Union House transforms a long-underutilized site.

Preservation and Adaptive Reuse Create a Lasting Impact

TAT’s historic conversion of a jewelry factory into Sterling Lofts, a mixed-income community for active adults age 55+.

2020

A Project for the Next 100 Years: Clippership Wharf

Environmental Business Council of New England grants Clippership Wharf with the EBEE Award, recognizing it as the Climate Change Project of the Year.

Setting National Model, Veterans’ Supportive Housing Campus Opens in Boston

Residences at Brighton Marine is one of the largest veterans’ developments nationwide, and the first complex of its scale to open in Boston since World War II.

Four New Principals Named as Part of TAT’s Leadership Team

“There is an energy and added sense of purpose that comes from empowering new leaders, nurturing a firm-wide sense of ownership, and encouraging fresh perspectives. The integrity of these valued team members will continue to foster the relationships that are so important to the firm.” –Bob Verrier, Founder

Thoughtful Urban Placemaking

Bower, the initial phase of the Fenway Center development, is Boston’s first residential complex to utilize View dynamic glazing.

2021

TAT’s 50th Anniversary

TAT’s 50th Anniversary

The Architectural Team celebrates its 50th anniversary, completing 155,000+ units, adapting 300 historic developments, and receiving 200+ design excellence awards.

Former Suffolk University Law Buildings Become The Archer Residences

Former Suffolk University Law Buildings Become The Archer Residences

The Archer Residences combines two existing buildings in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood and showcases the minimal nature of Mid-century Modern design.

A Clever Integration of Adaptive Reuse and New Construction

100 Shawmut

100 Shawmut integrates an existing six-story brick warehouse structure with a contemporary addition to create a 138 unit luxury condominium.

The Conversion of the Landmark Worcester County Courthouse into Multifamily Housing

The courthouse building, which was built in 1845 and vacant since 2007, is a major component of the larger revitalization of Worcester’s historic Lincoln Square district.