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At MVVA, we love the power of landscape architecture and the many roles it can play in improving the quality of people’s daily lives. Our firm’s ethos was established in its earliest years with a series of innovative projects that gave voice to the powerful medium of landscape and pioneered new approaches to materials and technologies. Now, thirty years later, we have emerged as a leader of multidisciplinary design teams of all sizes, still looking for ways to expand the positive influence of landscape.

Our staff members each bring different types of expertise, and we work collaboratively to ensure that every project benefits from our multidisciplinary fluency. We see value and potential in every scale and type of landscape, from the design of entire urban neighborhoods, large public parks, and university campuses, down to intimate gardens and private landscapes. Regardless of project size or location, MVVA’s built landscapes also exemplify outstanding environmental performance, financial resourcefulness, technical innovation, and excellence in the performance of systems, assemblies, and materials.

As a firm and as individuals we prioritize effective management and client satisfaction, and we are proud to have many long-time and repeat clients. We are also deeply interested in landscape as an exercise of both imagination and knowledge. We pursue this interest in multiple ways, including research, teaching, lectures, and publications, often in collaboration with leading professionals from a wide range of fields.

MVVA’s projects, which span North America, have received the highest professional honors. We are exceptionally proud that Brooklyn Bridge Park was awarded the Brendan Gill Prize from the Municipal Art Society of New York in 2010, given to a work of art that best captures the energy and spirit of New York City.

Updates

DivcoWest
- Jun 14, 2019

Foundation Work Ongoing for Parcels G and H at Cambridge Crossing

Foundation work is underway at both Parcels G & H within Cambridge Crossing for two upcoming office & lab buildings that will be home to Sanofi. In total, the buildings will feature around 900,000 square feet of space and parking for nearly 850 cars and almost 300 bicycles. Next to Parcel G, a new green space will also be created to be known as Baldwin North.  Construction on both buildings is expected to be complete in 2021.

Cambridge Crossing Sanofi


DivcoWest
- Jun 12, 2019

Steel Structure in Place for Restaurant Space at Cambridge Crossing

The steel structure is in place for what will be Cambridge Crossing's dining destination The Shed, to feature cuisine from local chef Will Gilson.  The property will feature a full-service restaurant, cocktail bar and outdoor space. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2020.

Cambridge Crossing Parcel W Restaurant


DivcoWest
- Mar 23, 2019

Construction Underway for Parcels G and H at Cambridge Crossing, Future Home of Sanofi

Construction is underway for the next two buildings at Cambridge Crossing on Parcels G & H. The new office/lab buildings will contain a total of around 900,000 square feet, all of which has been leased to Sanofi. Sanofi plans to bring 2,700 workers to the "wired" neighborhood when construction of their new space is complete in 2021.

Cambridge Crossing March 1

Cambridge Crossing March 2


The Abbey Group
- Aug 16, 2018

BPDA Approves Exchange South End

In a meeting held on August 16th, 2018 the BPDA approved the massive, 1.6 million square foot development in the South End along Albany Street. Positive comments regarding the project came from numerous sources including neighborhood associations, unions, and the board itself.  The head of the South End Forum, a collection of the various South End neighborhood associations, applauded the development team for their community engagement throughout the past year and no opposition to the project was voiced at the public hearing.

The development of the 5.6-acre site will include four new buildings of commercial, technology, and life science space with ground floor retail.  The front door to the site will be the 1-acre park, Albany Green. While questions around transportation remain, The Abbey Group hopes to start construction this coming spring, 2019.


Exchange South End
- Jul 05, 2018

Exchange South End Awaits Approval

With the Exchange South End proposal under board review, the $600 million commercial development is still aiming to begin construction in the fall of 2018. The development would transform 5.6 acres of South End real estate into a massive mixed-use opportunity for the neighborhood.

The nearly 1.6 million square foot project would include four new buildings featuring approximately 1,481,350 square feet of commercial, technology, and life science research space with 42,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 30,000 square feet of civic and incubator space oriented about a new public park.

Over one acre of new pedestrian-friendly public open space, known as Albany Green, would be constructed on site. Exchange South End would host 4,000 to 7,000 new jobs, and represent a total investment of over $1 billion in the South End neighborhood.


100 Binney
- Apr 04, 2018

A look at Facebook's New Boston Office

via Bostinno

Facebook is planning to hire more than 500 employees for its new office in Cambridge, according to Ryan Mack, Facebook Boston site lead, who discussed more the move and the company’s hiring plans.

“We’re always hiring,” Mack said in an interview. “We’re actively recruiting and I’d be happy to talk with people.”

Here’s what we know so far about the new Facebook office (and the types of jobs it’s looking to hire).

The new office

The company moved from its current location at One Broadway to 100 Binney St. The two locations are less than a 10-minute walking distance from each other in the Kendall Square area. Mack said that the new space is around 130,000 square feet, so six times the size of the current space.

How many positions?

Mack estimates that the new space has a capacity of 650 employees. Currently, over 100 people work in the Boston office.

What profiles is Facebook Boston looking for?

Primarily, technical and engineers. “We are hiring software engineers focusing on infrastructure, mobile application development, networking, compilers, data warehouses, machine learning experts and data scientists,” Mack said. In the Facebook Boston location, employees focus on machine learning and how to scale machine learning efficiently, among other things.

How to apply?

Currently, the Facebook careers page lists 20 openings for Boston. The company is looking for software engineers with different specializations, including machine learning, traffic infrastructure, iOS and Android. Minimum qualifications include bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or related fields and at least one year of software development experience (but requirements may vary). There are also tech openings for university grads, interns and Ph.D. university grads.

The construction of 100 Binney Street remains on schedule using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.


Exchange South End
- Mar 12, 2018

Updated renderings of Exchange South End from Stantec, the architectural firm on the project.  The $600 million commercial development is aiming to begin construction in the fall of 2018, transforming 5.6 acres of South End real estate into a massive mixed-use opportunity for the neighborhood.








101 Dawes Street
- Nov 21, 2017

Next Cambridge Crossing office and laboratory development unveiled


DivcoWest has unveiled 101 Dawes Street, a nine-story, 635,372-square-foot office and laboratory building that would the next phase of the 45-acre, 4.5-million-square-foot Cambridge Crossing development. 101 Dawes Street would contain 375,000 square feet of core laboratory and office space, with 25,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Amenities would include large rooftop terraces on floors two and nine and on-site vehicle and bicycle parking. DivcoWest has filed plans for 101 Dawes Street with the City of Somerville, who is now reviewing the proposed project. Construction of 101 Dawes Street would take 28 months pending City approval.


Cambridge Crossing Parcels G and H
- Oct 19, 2017

BPDA approves two new office and laboratory buildings at Northpoint, Cambridge approval still required


The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) approved two new office and laboratory buildings totaling approximately 798,000 square feet at the 42-acre NorthPoint development site at last Thursday’s board meeting. The buildings, located on NorthPoint Parcels G and H, will be partially located in Boston; the vast majority of Parcels G and H is located in Cambridge, where the remainder of NorthPoint is located. The two buildings remain under review by the City of Cambridge’s Planning Board, and will require Cambridge approval in order to proceed with construction. Both a 14-story office and laboratory building containing approximately 450,773 square feet and a 15-story office and laboratory building containing approximately 347,600 square feet will be constructed on Parcels G and H, respectively.


Cambridge Crossing Parcels G and H
- Sep 28, 2017

Two new office and laboratory buildings proposed at NorthPoint


DivcoWest proposes to construct two new office and laboratory buildings at the 42-acre NorthPoint development site in East Cambridge. Two buildings totaling over 798,000 square feet would be constructed on NorthPoint Parcels G and H, adjacent to the Gilmore Bridge. On Parcel G would be a a 14-story office and laboratory building containing approximately 450,773 square feet; on Parcel H would be a 15-story office and laboratory building containing approximately 347,600 square feet of Gross Floor Area. Because portions of both parcels are located in Boston, the buildings will require approval from the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) in addition to the City of Cambridge. Plans have been filed with both cities, who are now reviewing the proposed project.


Exchange South End
- Sep 20, 2017

Abbey Group reveals plans for 1.6-million-square-foot Exchange South End commercial development


The Abbey Group has revealed its’ plans to redevelop the 5.6-acre Boston Flower Exchange site in the South End into Exchange South End, a commercial, technology, and life science research hub totaling nearly 1.6 million square feet. Pegged at $600 million and representing an over $1 billion total investment in the South End neighborhood, The Abbey Group’s proposed development would feature four new buildings up to 20 stories and 282 feet tall, featuring 1,481,350 square feet of commercial space in addition to 42,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 30,000 square feet of civic and incubator space.


Over one acre of public open space would be constructed at Exchange South End. Construction of the Exchange South End’s first phase, which would construct two buildings, would start in Fall 2018 and last approximately two years. Additional buildings would be constructed based upon demand. The Abbey Group has filed plans for Exchange South End with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), who is now reviewing the proposed project.


100 Binney
- Sep 06, 2017

New 100 Binney office building in Kendall Square now fully leased


Ahead of construction completion this Fall, Alexandria Real Estate Equities has fully leased the 431,500-square-foot 100 Binney office building in Kendall Square. In addition to anchor tenant Bristol-Myers Squibb, who has leased 208,000 square feet across floors one to five, and Facebook, who has leased 129,636 square feet across the building's top three floors, venture-backed biotech startups Foghorn Therapeutics, Sigilon Therapeutics, Tango Therapeutics and TCR2 Therapeutics will each lease approximately 22,000 square feet at 100 Binney. Alexandria will now shift its' focus towards pre-leasing its' new 172,500-square-foot 399 Binney Street speculative lab and office building in Kendall Square; with foundation construction now underway, 399 Binney Street is expected to open in late Fall 2018.


100 Binney
- Aug 30, 2017

Facebook leasing top three floors of new 100 Binney office building in Kendall Square


Facebook has reportedly leased the top three floors of the newly built 10-story 100 Binney office building in Kendall Square, amounting to 129,636 square feet. Facebook will open a new office at 100 Binney in 2018 with capacity for up to 650 employees. The company will hire more than 500 new employees, becoming one of Cambridge’s largest employers. Facebook currently occupies an 18,500-square-foot office at One Broadway in Kendall Square, with capacity for up to 150 employees.


Per a Boston Globe report, Facebook’s new office will focus on providing mobile and data center support to Facebook’s 2 billion users, as well as serve as a hub for machine learning. The office will also focus upon building more efficient networks with telecom companies and partnering with hardware manufacturers for new product development. A new Connectivity Lab striving to provide internet and technology access to the 4 billion people worldwide who lack internet access will also be located at the office.


Facebook will share 100 Binney with global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, who has leased approximately 208,000 square feet across floors one through five through at least 2030. A total of 300 employees will work at Bristol-Myers Squibb’s new office. Just floors six and seven remain for lease at 100 Binney, amounting to approximately 80,000 square feet. 100 Binney totals approximately 431,500 rentable square feet and is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year.


41 Linskey Way
- Aug 17, 2017

New conference and meeting center proposed in Kendall Square, preserving and expanding existing warehouse


Alexandria Real Estate Equities proposes to restore and expand an existing three-story, 12,654-square-foot historic brick warehouse in Kendall Square, located at 41 Linskey Way adjacent to the 100 Binney Street development, constructing a new four-story, 28,505-square-foot conference and meeting center with two restaurants. The conference and meeting center would span 41 Linskey Way’s second and third floors, with restaurants on the building’s first and fourth floors; the fourth floor restaurant would feature a roof deck with outdoor seating. On 41 Linskey Way’s ground floor would be a public transportation hub featuring waiting areas and information about nearby transit and car-sharing programs. Alexandria has filed plans for 41 Linskey Way with the City of Cambridge, who is now reviewing the proposed project.


Cambridge Crossing Parcel W
- Jun 25, 2017

New retail and public space proposed overlooking NorthPoint Common


DivcoWest proposes to construct two new retail buildings totaling nearly 15,000 square feet of space overlooking NorthPoint Common. The two-story buildings would be surrounded by public open space and outdoor seating, serving as an extension of NorthPoint Common. DivcoWest acquired 42 acres of land in East Cambridge’s NorthPoint district for $291 million in August 2015, including Parcel W, the parcel on which the retail buildings would be built. The City of Cambridge is currently reviewing the proposed project.


100 Binney
- Apr 27, 2017

Interior fit out underway at 100 Binney, new Kendall Square Class A lab and office building


Interior fit out is well underway at 100 Binney, an upcoming 431,500 square foot Class A lab and office building in Kendall Square. Tenants at 100 Binney will include global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, who has leased 208,000 square feet. Glass has been installed along 100 Binney’s ground-floor storefronts, and finishing touches are underway along the essentially complete facade. 100 Binney is scheduled for completion this Fall. The following are photographs of 100 Binney:


100 Binney Photos


Exchange South End
- Mar 16, 2017

1.6 million square foot office and retail hub envisioned at South End's Boston Flower Exchange


Developer The Abbey Group has unveiled preliminary development plans for the 5.5-acre Boston Flower Exchange site in the South End. Per a Boston Globe report, The Abbey Group presented a vision for four lab and office buildings with ground-floor retail and restaurant space oriented about "Albany Green", a 1-acre "European [public] plaza", at a Wednesday night community meeting this week; a newly revealed rendering is posted above.


The Boston Flower Exchange project, which would total approximately 1.6 million square feet and rise about 200 feet, would also construct a new cultural center and improve the nearby South Bay Harbor Trail. “We want to extend public space across the entire ground floor of the project”, said Abbey Group Managing Partner Bill Keravuori. The Abbey Group has not yet filed plans for the project with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA).


100 Binney
- Feb 22, 2017

Façade complete at 100 Binney Class A offices in Kendall Square


Façade installation along all sides of 100 Binney’s 10-story facade is essentially complete, as the signature curved curtain wall has reached its’ final height. The construction crew is now focused on completing interior fit-out for upcoming tenants, who will include global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, and installing the building’s ground-floor glass storefronts and lobby entry canopy. Final enclosure panels are also being installed along 100 Binney’s rooftop dunnage steel to screen the building’s large rooftop mechanical units. Scheduled for completion this Fall, 100 Binney will bring over 431,500 square feet of Class A office and lab space to Kendall Square’s booming Binney Street corridor. The following are photographs of 100 Binney:


100 Binney Photos


100 Binney
- Dec 01, 2016

100 Binney facade nearing completion


100 Binney’s signature curved glass curtain wall along Binney Street is nearing completion, with glass installed over halfway to the top of the upcoming Kendall Square Class A lab and office building. Along Linskey Way, all precast brick panels and nearly all windows have been installed. All concrete floor slabs have been poured, and all steel framing is fireproofed. The 100 Binney construction team is now shifting from structural work to interior fit out. Scheduled for completion in Fall 2017, 100 Binney will bring over 431,500 rentable square feet (RSF) of Class A lab and office space to Kendall Square’s booming Binney Street corridor. The following are photographs of 100 Binney:


100 Binney Photos


100 Binney
- Sep 25, 2016

100 Binney, new Kendall Square lab and office space, tops off


A topping off ceremony was held for 100 Binney on Friday, September 16th, 2016 to celebrate the installation of the last steel beam of 100 Binney's 10-story structural frame. Concrete pouring is underway on levels one through five of 100 Binney. Orange vertical nets have been installed along the levels' exterior to contain debris from blowing to street level while concrete is poured.


Scheduled for substantial completion in October 2017, 100 Binney will be a 431,500 rentable square foot (RSF) Class A lab and office building in Kendall Square. The following is a photograph from the 100 Binney topping off ceremony, courtesy project engineer McNamara Salvia:


Installation of Final Steel Beam at 100 Binney Topping Off Ceremony


100 Binney
- Aug 03, 2016

100 Binney steel frame nearing top-off


100 Binney’s structural steel frame has risen eight stories and will soon top off at 10 stories tall. 100 Binney will contain a total of 431,500 rentable square feet (RSF) of Class A lab and office space targeting a minimum of LEED Platinum sustainability certification. A stunning glass facade with landscaped balconies with allow for abundant natural lighting. The building’s dual core, 40,000 RSF floor plates will provide flexible workspace design capability. Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has leased 208,000 square feet at 100 Binney through at least 2030. Developer Alexandria Real Estate Equities has committed $175.1 million in equity towards 100 Binney and secured $310 million in construction financing for the project in April 2016 through Bank of China; financing was arranged by CBRE. 100 Binney will cost a total of approximately $485 million to develop.


The 100 Binney construction team is at work placing steel truss elements into the building’s structural steel frame and fastening the truss elements into the frame with tension assemblies. Two tower cranes are being used to construct 100 Binney’s frame. Pouring of concrete floors has commenced on 100 Binney’s first story. Orange vertical nets have been installed on the second and third stories to prepare for concrete pouring; the nets will contain debris from blowing to street level. The building foundation’s horizontal foundation support system, which will soon be dismantled, is visible through 100 Binney’s future underground parking garage ramp on Linskey Way. The following are photographs of 100 Binney:


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View North along Binney Street

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View South along Binney Street; note orange vertical nets

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View South along Linskey Way; note orange vertical nets

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View North along Linskey Way

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Tower crane and structural steel frame

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Steel truss elements staged for installation

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Tension assemblies staged for installation

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View of horizontal foundation support system through future underground parking garage ramp on Linskey Way

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Freshly poured concrete on 100 Binney’s first story

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Freshly poured concrete on 100 Binney’s first story

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View of 100 Binney’s first story from Linskey Way; note steel forms for first story concrete pouring

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View 100 Binney’s first story from Binney Street


More information about 100 Binney Street is posted below.


Exchange South End
- May 26, 2016

Abbey Group confirmed as Boston Flower Exchange developer


In today's Boston City Council meeting, Boston Flower Exchange developer The Abbey Group gave a brief overview of the potential redevelopment program. The Abbey Group hopes to construct a commercial component to the project that would include space for technology companies. The project could also include residential and retail components.


The Abbey Group has not yet closed on the acquisition of the 5.5 acre Boston Flower Exchange parcel. This page will be updated with additional details as they become available. A live stream of the Boston City Council meeting is available here.


Exchange South End
- Feb 08, 2016

The Boston Flower Exchange will likely be sold to local developer The Abbey Group, according to sources familiar with the deal. The Boston Flower Exchange has been told to move out by the end of 2016. Sale of the property has not yet closed.


100 Binney
- Jan 21, 2016

100 Binney foundation excavation underway


Excavation of 100 Binney’s foundation and underground parking structure is underway. Concrete has been poured along the sides of the foundation. A horizontal foundation support system has been installed to reinforce the foundation during excavation. 


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View North from Linskey Way


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View West from Linskey Way


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