TM11 - Developers Changing the Status Quo

Monday, November 6 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk (Lobby) « Back

Abstract Text:

Boston is experiencing unprecedented growth in the number of companies and individuals that want to call Boston home. This tour will introduce two developing projects that re-envision sections of the city while inspiring building occupants and the region. Tour attendees will start at Boston Landing, a 14-acre site slated to be the city's health and wellness district, anchored by the LEED Platinum New Balance Headquarters, and accessible by a new Commuter Rail station. Boston Landing is also home to practice facilities for the Bruins and the Celtics (in construction), additional commercial office space, and apartment residences (in construction). It will eventually host a hotel, a track and training center, restaurants, and retail. All buildings are designed to be LEED certifiable, with many slated to achieve Silver at minimum. Next, attendees will head to 888 Boylston Street, a 17-story, 425,000-square-foot mixed-use building at the Prudential Center in the heart of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. The project consists of a three-story retail base, 14-story office tower, and two levels of subgrade parking. Building upon a history of sustainability leadership, Boston Properties had a clear vision for the project from the start: 888 Boylston Street would be Boston's Most Sustainable Building. Tour restrictions: Government issued photo ID required.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the tour, attendees will be able to describe holistic sustainable strategies that can be employed in planning a new district or neighborhood.

Upon completion of the tour, attendees will be able to identify specific techniques for building and landscape design that are sustainable and promote greater health and wellness.

Upon completion of the tour, attendees will be able to explain the importance of designing for sustainability and individual wellness, and the implications on attracting and retaining talent, whether in business or athletics.

Upon completion of the tour, attendees will be able to discuss the complexity of balancing human, environmental, community, landowner, city, and developer needs and goals to achieve a successful project.

Learning Level:

Level 200 - Understanding/Comprehension


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Event Type: Tour > Session