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121 Broadway

Designing a LEED Gold skyline landmark in Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • 487K

    Square Feet

  • 439


  • LEED

    Gold Certified

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

Fossil fuel free, all electric residential high-rise provides unrivaled amenities and views of downtown Boston

Boston Properties wanted their new high-rise residence to be a landmark building on both the Cambridge skyline and in how it operated. They reached out to our team of architects, interior designers, and branding professionals to help.

Our design blends the relationship between indoor and outdoor by accenting a neutral palette of luxury finishes with intentional moments of biophilic graphics and live plantings. We created a soaring pass-through lobby that connects to retail and a mezzanine, which hosts the leasing office and a family lounge with a treehouse play structure. Other features include an active lounge, fitness options, co-working space, dog run, and terrace on Level 6 along with a garden lounge, library, entertaining kitchen, and views to Downtown Boston, Back Bay, and beyond from a sky deck on Level 37.

Rising over 450 feet (137 metres) to become the tallest building in Cambridge, 121 Broadway establishes a landmark on the Kendall Square skyline. The LEED Gold tower’s operation is fossil fuel free, all electric, and offers 439 units, with 20 percent dedicated affordable and 5 percent to middle income housing. Fifteen Inclusionary Housing Program units contain three-bed set asides for families.

At a Glance

  • Boston Properties
Meet Our Team

Steve Basque, Senior Principal, Interior Design

I am a passionate believer in the power of good design to transform workplaces, elevate multi-unit housing, and energize commercial projects.
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Krista Bourque, Principal, Branding Strategies

A distinctive brand is a critical asset. It resonates with target audiences, creates meaningful emotional connections and directly impacts the bottom line.
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Brett Lambert, Principal, Architecture

As stewards of our communities and the environment, it’s our duty is to see projects as opportunities to meet the needs of clients.

James Gray, Senior Principal, Architecture

Housing satisfies a universal human need, and in that mandate there is the challenge I relish: design solutions at a range of scales, from the individual eye and hand to the macro level of a city.

Steve Basque

Senior Principal, Interior Design

Krista Bourque

Principal, Branding Strategies

Brett Lambert

Principal, Architecture

James Gray

Senior Principal, Architecture

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