District Hall, located in South Boston’s Seaport Square, is a freestanding, city-sponsored innovation center, the first of its kind in the country. The single-story pavilion was also the first building completed in Seaport Square. Conceived as a fostering environment for innovators and entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and host events, the space has grown to become a multi-purpose community center where students study, runners hydrate, and working professionals socialize. Built on the site of the former waterfront rail yards, the building’s architecture is inspired in material and form by the industrial uses that characterize the area. The building includes a restaurant and café [Gather and Brew], an assembly space, a gathering space with seating and worktables, and a series of flex spaces. Outside, the adjacent park was designed in collaboration with Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects.
- Boston Global Investors in partnership with the City of Boston
- John Moriarty & AssociatesReed Hilderbrand Landscape ArchitectureCafco Construction ManagementVanderweil EngineersMcNamara Salvia Structural EngineersNitsch EngineeringHaley & AldrichKalin AssociatesJacobs EngineeringAcentech
- Eric LucianoGustav HoilandBruce T. Martin
- Awards & Press
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