Facade Install Nearly Complete for 1st Phase of Packard Crossing
Facade install is almost complete for the first phase of the Packard Crossing development in Allston. This first phase integrates the new four-story building into the existing Victorian house on the site and will feature 38 apartments. Underneath the building, a parking garage was also constructed with space for 39 cars. The second phase of the project will construction another larger building along Brighton Avenue to feature 76 units and around 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail along with another 175 parking spaces.
Steel Work Expected to Kick Off Soon for 50 Rogers St. in Kendall Square
Construction on the two-level underground garage at 50 Rogers Street in Kendall Square is nearly complete and steel erection is expected to start soon. The 6-story project will feature 136 rental units along with parking for 102 cars and 142 bicycles. The building that has been designed with cues from the historic industrial buildings in Kendall Square is expected to be complete in Summer 2020.
Facade Install Nearly Complete for 249 Third St. in Kendall Square
Facade install is nearly complete for the new 5-story apartment building at 249 Third Street in Kendall Square. The project will include 84 apartments and 1,540 square feet of ground-floor retail. Apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms including 28 studios, 46 one bedrooms, 8 two-bedrooms, and 2 three-bedrooms. Resident amenities will include a private roof deck and landscaped courtyard. Construction is expected to be complete later this summer.
Foundation Construction Ongoing for The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf
Foundation work is ongoing along the East Boston Waterfront for The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf. The upcoming 107 unit luxury project has already sold 50% of the units in Phase II. Resident amenities at The Mark will include an outdoor waterfront terrace along with a billiards lounge and movie/golf lounge. The development is located just a few blocks from Maverick Square.
Education First's New Building in NorthPoint Nearly Complete
With the expected opening this spring, construction is in the final stages for Education First's new building in Cambridge's NorthPoint neighborhood. The new 12-story, 300,000-square-foot building will feature student housing, educational, office, and retail space. Open green space is also being created on the EF III site, including a flex-field large enough to accommodate a 5v5 soccer match and West Park, which will provide a quiet public area with seating areas.
Site Work Begins for The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf
With sales of the luxury waterfront building already underway, site work has started for The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf in East Boston. The project will include 107 condominium residences with over 6,500 square feet of ground-floor public shared workspace. Resident amenities at The Mark will include a 5,045 square foot private elevated courtyard with grilling areas, fitness and wellness spaces, lounge areas and small, programmable function spaces. As part of the project, a new 240 linear foot Harborwalk section will be constructed along Boston Harbor, filling a missing link in the Harborwalk between Carlton Wharf and Lo Presti Park.
Construction is Now Complete at Harmon Apartments
Construction is now complete at the Harmon Apartments at 2045 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester.
The residential building is located steps from Ashmont Station featuring 36 apartments designated for people with significant physical disabilities. 30 apartments are designated affordable, and six are offered at market rate.
All apartments are fully accessible, featuring specialized support technology and services. Apartments include 26 one-bedrooms and 10 two-bedrooms and feature automatic door openers, as well as HVAC and lighting systems controllable by smartphone.
Exterior Work Ongoing for Phase One of Packard Crossing
Construction is ongoing with windows in place and exterior work moving forward for Phase One of Packard Crossing in Allston. This first phase of the project will include 38 rental units between the new construction building and the renovated Victorian house on the site. The second phase of Packard Crossing will construct a second new building at 45-55 Brighton Avenue containing 76 residential units and 3,050 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Facade Work Begins for 249 Third Street in Kendall Square
With structural framing complete, brick facade install is starting at 249 Third Street just outside Kendall Square. This new building is set to include 84 apartments, a mix of studios through three bedrooms. Resident amenities will include a private roof deck along with a fitness center and yoga room.Construction is set to be complete in late summer.
Construction Complete at 399 Binney in Cambridge
Construction is now complete for the 164,000 square foot office, lab, and retail project at 399 Binney Street in Kendall Square. Over 75% of the space is already spoken for with new tenants, Rubius Therapeutics, Relay Therapeutics and Celsius Therapeutics in the process of fit-out and move in. The building also features a green roof deck.
Work Ongoing for Below Grade Parking at 50 Rogers St. in Kendall Square
Work is going for the two-level below grade parking garage that will hold just over 100 cars and 142 bikes at 50 Rogers Street. The project in Kendall Square will feature 136 rental units along with a landscaped courtyard and ground floor tenant amenity space. Construction is expected to be complete in Summer 2020.
PTC Relocates to 250,000 SF Global Headquarters in Boston’s Seaport District
Cresa and Margulies Perruzzi Architects lead project team to deliver PTC’s transformational, technology-rich workplace at 121 Seaport Blvd.
The Boston office of Cresa, the world’s largest occupier-focused commercial real estate firm, and Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of New England’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, today announced the completion of a new 250,000 SF global headquarters for PTC Inc.(PTC), a global provider of technology that transforms how companies design, manufacture, operate, and service things in a smart connected world. PTC relocated its headquarters from Needham, Mass., to 121 Seaport Boulevard, a newly constructed 17-story, 400,000 SF office building in Boston’s Seaport District. The building recently received the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, its highest level of sustainability achievement.
PTC’s new technology-rich headquarters is a key part of the company’s business transformation, enhancing PTC’s profile and serving as a premier destination for employees, customers, and partners to experience PTC’s technology. At the heart of PTC’s new transformational headquarters is the Corporate Experience Center (CXC), an interactive showcase for PTC’s innovative technology, including its ThingWorx® industrial Internet of Things and Vuforia Augmented Reality (AR) platforms.
To facilitate the move to a new headquarters, PTC engaged Cresa as a global partner across multiple service lines, including site selection, lease administration, transaction management, workplace strategy, and project management. Cresa accomplished a six-month process in 30 days with fast-tracked negotiations that secured PTC’s 18.5-year lease for 250,000 SF at 121 Seaport. As the first signed tenant, PTC leased 63 percent of the building, where the company will house 1,000 of its 6,000 worldwide employees. PTC will occupy the building’s top nine floors with direct access to the roof deck from the top floor and access to a common area with an outdoor terrace on the third floor. Cresa also advised PTC on workplace strategy and facilitated PTC’s shift toward an activity-based, open office plan and free address concept for its workspace.
“Our move to Boston’s Seaport District signals a continued focus on innovation through forward-thinking technological advancements, as well as an evolution of our workplace strategy to anticipate the technology and workforce of the future,” said Eric Snow, senior vice president, corporate communications, PTC. “This workspace is intended to be transformational in every way: the urban location, workplace design, and abundant use of technology will provide our employees with the best possible work environment to thrive and innovate, all while offering our customers a state-of-the-art venue for experiencing our technology. We are thrilled to make this exceptional space our new home.”
MPA’s design for PTC’s headquarters was strongly influenced by the unique, elliptical-shaped glass tower of 121 Seaport. To maximize views of Boston Harbor and downtown Boston, the open office design places conference rooms and meeting spaces around the building core on each floor, and arranges bench seating with ergonomic sit-to-stand desks in a radial fashion that aligns with the oval shape. More than 200 technology-enabled collaboration and huddle rooms support PTC’sactivity-based workplace, which has no private offices and no assigned seats, encouraging employees to work where they want. Open-seating collaboration areas and touchdown spaces anchor the north and south end with a variety of seating styles. On every floor, a themed work café/coffee space, each dubbed “The Hive,” offers employees a diverse experience for casual meetings, socialization, and quiet time. Gigantic curved LED light fixtures span the arc on each floor, with colored lights on the 17th floor providing a dramatic view from the street at night.
With its convergence of digital and physical features and a layout that encourages employees and customers to co-mingle, the 17th floor is at the forefront of PTC’s new headquarters design. The world-class CXC provides visitors with a customized, hands-on tour to experience a world powered by PTC’s Industrial Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, Product Lifecycle Management, and 3D CAD technologies. This is made possible through a combination of state-of-the-art meeting space and more than 20 experiential exhibits showcasing customer and partner innovations. These exhibits dynamically demonstrate PTC’s technology by using Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and even a ride-on experience to bring the solutions to life. In addition, an adjacent R&D lab and maker space allow customers to engage with PTC engineers as they develop the next generation of innovative technology. A large café called “The Common” faces the CXC on the other side, providing plenty of seating for both employees and visitors. A large, open stair with a glass head-house connects The Common to the landscaped roof deck with outdoor seating.
In addition to the LEED Platinum-certified 121 Seaport building, PTC’s headquarters is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification. The company is also implementing the FitWelSM program for employee health and wellness.