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The Sasaki team believes in the transformative power of place. For over sixty-five years, Sasaki has brought together the best of landscape architecture, planning, urban design, architecture, interior design, civil engineering, graphic design, place branding, and data science to shape the places in which we live. Out of their Boston and Shanghai offices, they are defining the contours of place and redefining what’s possible along the way. Today, they are a diverse practice of 290 professionals who share a singular passion for creating spaces and places around the world that prove human potential.
 

As an innovator, Sasaki plays a leading role in shaping the future of the built environment through bold ideas and new technologies. They approach sustainability through the lenses of economics, social context, and the environment. Their solutions are not only effective—they are poetic and enduring. Their approach helps clients make smart, long-term decisions that result in greater value for their business and employees. 

 

Updates

Union Point
- Jan 21, 2020

Brookfield Properties & New England Development Named New Master Developers for Union Point Brookfield Properties in partnership with New England Development have been named the new master developer for Union Point in Weymouth. The group will be the 4th master developer for the nearly 1500 acre site. The decision comes months after LStar was terminated from the project in February 2019. Long term plans for the site call for nearly 4,000 housing units, up to 6 million square feet of commercial space, plus ample open space.


City Hall Plaza Renovation
- Nov 26, 2019

Permit Pulled for Test Borings at City Hall Plaza A permit has been pulled for a series of test boring across Boston's City Hall Plaza. Upcoming renovations to the plaza will include updated civic spaces and programming capabilities, as well as added infrastructure that will make the Plaza more sustainable. The renovation also includes 3,000 new welcoming spaces for residents to sit, 12,000 square feet of playscapes for children and families, and 11,000 square feet of terraces for pop-up play and interactive public art.


212 Stuart Street
- Nov 05, 2019

Permit Pulled for Demo at 212 Stuart Street A permit has been pulled to demolish the single bay service garage that sits on the site at 212 Stuart Street in Bay Village. This demo will make way for the approved 19 story tower to feature 131 residential rental apartments and approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms with resident amenities to include a landscaped rooftop deck. 


145 Broadway
- Nov 02, 2019

Akamai Moves into New Headquarters at 145 Broadway in Kendall Square On November 1, Akamai Technologies held a ribbon-cutting celebration marking the grand opening of their new global headquarters at 145 Broadway in Kendall Square. The new headquarters consolidates six of the internet technology company’s local offices, allowing 2,000 employees in the area to work together under one roof.  The new lobby and office space designed by Sasaki is housed within a base building by architect Pickard Chilton and architect of record Stantec. Responding to Akamai’s most pressing need to unite teams across a new 480,000 square foot office, Sasaki’s design prioritizes connection within the company, articulated best by the project’s vision statement: “To connect the world, we must first connect to each other.” The colorful "Akamile" is a mile-long walking path created by Sasaki, the interior architect behind the office design. The connective pathway links all 19 floors of the new Akamai office, creating a band of social and collaborative space that connects teams across the 480,000 SF. The gradient runs between Akamai's brand colors of blue and orange, doubling as a fully integrated branding and wayfinding feature that sets this office apart as a beacon within Kendall Square. Inspiring productive collaboration across the building’s 19-floor interior posed a challenge, but the Sasaki design team saw opportunity for innovative design. Diverse destinations—including specialty coffee bar, ping pong arena, and an inviting gaming lair, among others—encourage movement across the entire building, and a walkable physical path between the top and bottom floors of the building guides employees through common spaces on each floor. The path, which spans approximately one mile, is cleverly dubbed the “Akamile.”   Diverse destinations along a single walking path get people to move between all 19 floors, ensuring the Akamai workforce is staying connected to one another and given the mix of social, focused, and collaborative spaces they need to do their best work.   Photos: Sasaki, Interior Architect. ©Anton Grassl


Union Point
- Aug 26, 2019

Eventide Phase II Assisted Living Taking Shape at Union Point Framing is nearly complete for Eventide Phase II at Union Point in Weymouth. The 4-story 162,000 square foot building will include a total of 107 units of assisted living. The first phase of the project, Fairing Way features a 104 residential unit senior living community with a clubhouse and a 46 bed, on-site, long term care nursing facility.  


145 Broadway
- Aug 06, 2019

Final Stages of Construction Wrapping up for Akamai Headquarters  Interior finishing and final stages of construction are wrapping up for what will be Akamai's new headquarters at 145 Broadway in Kendall Square. The new 450,000+ office tower is expected to be complete later this year. The landmark building features a cantilevered design along with a mile-long staircase on the interior, "the Akamile" extending from the lobby up to the 19th floor.   


Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
- Jul 13, 2019

Commonwealth Pier Revitalization Approved The Boston Planning Board has approved the revitalization project of the Seaport World Trade Center and Commonwealth Pier. The project will replace the existing exhibition hall with new public realm spaces and improvements and expanded ground-floor retail space, as well as creating new flexible and innovative office space and first-class event spaces. The development team will also renovate the historically significant Headhouse to include more activated and enhanced spaces for the public. 


City Hall Plaza Renovation
- Jun 04, 2019

Details Revealed for City Hall Plaza Redesign Additional renderings and more details have been presented for the $70M redesign of Boston's City Hall Plaza. The new plans, from Sasaki, will transform the Plaza into a universally accessible civic space with increased environmental sustainability. Highlights of the plan include... - 3,000 new spaces for residents to sit- 12,000 square feet of playscapes for children and families- 11,000 square feet of terraces for pop-up play and interactive public art.- 7 new "plug and play" locations for community groups to utilize, with space for 10,000 - 12,0000 visitors on the main Plaza, and room for a 20,000 - 25,000 person gathering on the entire Plaza- 100 new trees, improving the shade, scale and air quality of the Plaza. Fifty lights will be replaced with efficient LED technology, and 22,500 feet of granite and brick paving will be reused or recycled.


Union Point
- May 07, 2019

Washington Capital Retains Tocci For Union Point Rendering courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects Washington Capital Management, Inc., on behalf of one or more investment management clients, has retained Tocci Building Corporation to provide development support services for Union Point. The property is the 1400 acre redevelopment of the South Weymouth Naval Air Station formerly known as Southfield. Tocci will assist Washington Capital with land use documentation and selection of a new Master Developer. Services include liaison with the Southfield Redevelopment Authority and landowner responsibilities. Tocci was the former Program Manager for Union Point through 2017 and provided a broad range of planning and construction services.      


145 Broadway
- Apr 05, 2019

Interior Fit-out Ongoing for 145 Broadway in Kendall Square With the high-performance curtain wall of painted aluminum and Low-E insulated glass panels in place, interior fit-out is ongoing for Akamai Technologies headquarters at 145 Broadway in Kendall Square. The 19-story tower will allow Akamai to consolidate its local workforce while accommodating future hires. Work is also ongoing to complete the ground floor spaces which will activate this corner of Kendall Square and create a public plaza.  Construction is expected to wrap up later this year.


Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
- Feb 20, 2019

Commonwealth Pier Revitalization Under Official Review The proposed revitalization of Commonwealth Pier in Boston's Seaport District is now under official review. The proposed revitalization of the SWTC is a transformative project that will modernize and reposition the existing building and Commonwealth Pier for its next generation of use as a vibrant place for work, retail, events and active public waterfront experiences within the city's Seaport District. While the existing building and project site require a significant infrastructure investment to enable the adaptive re-use and revitalization, the project has tremendous potential to create an exciting, flexible, and creative workspace that attracts and retains talented employees and provides a unique waterfront experience for the public. The project will enhance its current uses by replacing the existing exhibition hall with new public realm spaces and improvements and expanded ground-floor retail space, as well as creating new flexible and innovative office space and first-class event spaces.


Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
- Dec 10, 2018

LOI Filed to Revitalize Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center Commonwealth Pier Trust II (the "Proponent") and its affiliates have owned and occupied the Seaport World Trade Center (the "SWTC") on the prominent Commonwealth Pier for over three decades. The proposed revitalization of the SWTC is a transformative project that will modernize and reposition the existing building and Commonwealth Pier for its next generation of use as a vibrant place for work, retail, events and active public waterfront experiences within the city's Seaport District. While the existing building and project site require a significant infrastructure investment to enable the adaptive re-use and revitalization, the project has tremendous potential to create an exciting, flexible, and creative workspace that attracts and retains talented employees and provides a unique waterfront experience for the public. The project will enhance its current uses by replacing the existing exhibition hall with new public realm spaces and improvements and expanded ground-floor retail space, as well as creating new flexible and innovative office space and first-class event spaces.


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