Founded in 1996 by Michael Blier as an alternative practice, Landworks Studio consistently strives for design excellence and innovative landscape solutions. The collaborative’s 15 members are primarily landscape architects, but also share interdisciplinary backgrounds in design, arts, and architecture. Our team has been assembled to practice landscape architecture at the highest levels of conceptual thinking and professional performance. We take great pride in the individual accomplishments of our team and the ways in which this informs our collaborative approach. As a design collaborative, Landworks Studio thrives on the close participation of the entire project team. Individuals in our diverse team have won international competitions, founded their own firms, worked with some of the most prestigious design firms in the nation, and have impressive degrees and honors from renowned design schools.
Frequent input from our clients, allied design professionals, and the community is a critical component of our design process as we seek to develop useful, meaningful, and lasting landscape spaces. Fundamental to our design process is the need to thoroughly test the formal, technical, and environmental appropriateness of each idea in order to ensure that the ultimate proposal is responsive to the nature of its context and the scale of inhabitation. We make extensive use of models, carefully constructed perspective photomontages, and computer models to evaluate every level of detail. We believe that these iterative investigations make for fast and accurate feedback, whether we are weighing different schematic ideas or construction details. Landworks Studio is currently progressing commissions situated throughout the United States as well as in Taiwan, China and New Zealand.
Jan 15, 2020
Core Rising for 165 Main St. in Kendall Square
The elevator core is rising at 165 Main Street as part of MIT's Kendall Square initiative. The building adjacent to One Broadway will feature 295 residential units along with over 8,000 square feet of retail. A 150 space garage will also be included in the project.
Jan 07, 2020
Steel Framing Ongoing For MIT's 238 Main Street
Steel framing is ongoing on Site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative, 238 Main Street. The building will combine this new construction 12-story tower with the existing Kendall Building below. The project will feature 280,000 square feet of flex lab and office space over 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. At the main entrance, a front-to-back five-story atrium will bring natural light inside the structure and will connect the lower masses of the existing building and the new addition.
Sep 20, 2019
Work Continues at One Broadway in Cambridge
The old roof at the terrace access near Venture Café will be removed and a new roof will be installed next week. L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. Panels will be installed on the walls of the mechanical headhouse and on the terrace shaft wall, and stair area wall next week.
L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. Louver installation and related work will take place next to the lobby between the tower next week. Visual impacts near the lobby will occur. Waterproofing at the terrace knee wall area will take place on Saturday, September 21st through next Wednesday. An asphalt odor may be detected on the 5th-floor annex. A cap and lighting will be installed at the knee wall next week. L1 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex.
Metal column wraps will be installed at the columns on the terrace along the window line. L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. The sidewalk fence will be moved to allow more walking space for pedestrians at the end of next week except at louver area next to the lobby where work continues.
Lobby, Elevator, and Garage
The new elevator to the second-floor inspection is upcoming. Punchlist work in the lobby will take place.
165 Main Street Construction Site (former Surface Parking Lot)
Emergency egress from Stair 3 is through the garage, where the garage doors will automatically open in the event of an emergency. Please follow the signage. Finish work at the loading dock and corridor. Backfill and install a sub-slab vent system. Punch-list items are ongoing.
Liner Retail Building at Broad Canal Street
Wood installation continues and plantings will be installed along Broad Canal. Lighting and bench installations will also take place.
Basement and Sidewalk on Main Street
Equipment installation and outfitting work for the market continue.
Electrical and plumbing connections and duct insulation on the roof. Expect L1 noise in the 5th-floor annex.
Sep 12, 2019
Core Climbing on MIT Kendall Square Site 3
The core is climbing and steel framing has started on site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative. The building will include 280,000 square feet of flex lab and office space over 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The Kendall Building, with its clock tower, will remain and become part of the main entrance to the project.
Jul 18, 2019
MIT Kendall Square Construction Recap
MIT's Kendall Square Initiative is rapidly progressing with various stages of construction underway on 4 sites within just a few blocks of Cambridge's most sought after neighborhood. At 314 Main Street, future home of Boeing, facade install is reaching the top floors and next door at 290-292 Maint Street exterior work looks to be nearly complete. The concrete core is also climbing on site #3, 238 Main Street, for what will be a lab/office tower.
Just down the block, the renovations to One Broadway are also rapidly progressing with the Roche Brothers supermarket set to open in the next few months. Work has also started on site #1, next to One Broadway, for the NOMA building. NOMA will include around 300 residential units, 2 levels of parking, and ground-floor retail/restaurant space.
Jun 10, 2019
625,000 Square Foot Office Tower at 125 Lincoln Street Officially Under Review
Oxford Properties planned 24 story office tower to replace the garage at 125 Lincoln Street is now officially under review. The plans call for a 625,000 square foot office building with retail and publicly accessible ground floor uses. The development would also include the redesign of 7,500 square feet of existing open space at the corner of Lincoln Street and the Greenway along with the creation of a publicly accessible indoor space of approximately 7,000 square feet that includes gathering and retail spaces. Parking capacity for up to 275 vehicles would be located in up to five levels below grade. Oxford Properties purchased the garage for around $40M in May 2017.
Jun 10, 2019
Work Underway for Site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative
Work has started on the core for building 3 as MIT continues to change the face of Kendall Square. Building 3, located behind the Kendall Building at 238 Main Street will be a 12-story tower designed by Perkins+Will. The building will feature 27,000 square feet of ground floor retail along with 280,000 square feet of flexible lab and office space. on the upper floors. The redevelopment of the Kendall Building is a companion to the project as well. This early 1900’s building with its unique clock tower will become the main entrance to the complex with a 5 story atrium separating the existing and new buildings’ lower masses.
Apr 08, 2019
24 Story Building Proposed in Leather District
Oxford Properties Group proposes to demolish the existing parking garage and construct a new, approximately 625,000 square foot, 24 story office building containing retail, restaurant, and other commercial uses on the ground floor, below grade parking and indoor/outdoor public space. The project will be a dynamic addition to downtown Boston that will revitalize the site.
The site currently features a 115,625 square foot parking garage including upper-floor office and ground-floor retail space located on a 27,800 square foot lot steps to South Station. Existing zoning for the 125 Lincoln Street parcel would allow up to 223,880 square feet of mixed-use development; current tenant lease termination options would allow a potential development to begin in 2018.
Apr 05, 2019
Construction on One Broadway and 314 Main Street Progressing as Part of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative
Framing continues to rise for 314 Main Street as part of MIT's Kendall Square revamp with glass facade install now kicking off. The 17 story building will be home to Boeing and the MIT Museum. Construction is expected to run through 2020. Just down the block work is also continuing on the addition to One Broadway which will be home to new 19,000 square foot Roche Brothers Supermarket. This much-anticipated addition to the neighborhood is set to open this summer.
Feb 06, 2019
Framing Underway for 314 Main in Kendall Square
Steel framing is underway for the 17 story building at 314 Main Street a key piece of the MIT Kendall Square Initiative. 314 Main will feature 343,000 square feet of office space, 100,000 of which will be home to Boeing. The office space will feature column-free floors, terraces and Boston views.The project will also include 6,000 square feet of retail and the new MIT Museum
Construction is expected to be complete in 2020.
Nov 23, 2018
Concrete Core Climbing at 314 Main Street in Kendall Square
The concrete core is climbing for site 5, 314 Main Street, as part of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative. The upcoming 17 story building will be home to Boeing, who has leased 100K sf of space in the project along with the new 57K sf MIT Museum. The building will also feature retail and restaurant space on the ground floor. Construction is expected to be complete in 2020.
Nov 16, 2018
Framing Ongoing for Addition at One Broadway
Framing is ongoing for the addition to One Broadway as part of the MIT Kendall Square Initiative. One Broadway will be home to the 19,000 square foot Roche Brothers Marketplace. The updated ground floor will also include a restaurant and an updated lobby. Construction on One Broadway is set to be complete in Summer 2019.
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