August 2016 HP Publisher Message

| August 24, 2016

by Michael Barnes

HP’s Mark Kelly joined the SMPS Boston “Live, Work, & Play” tour to see a sampling of the diverse Innovation District in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood.

SMPS tour visits the Watermark rooftop

SMPS tour enjoys the Watermark rooftop.

In 1999, the city of Boston outlined a plan to enhance the Seaport area and transform it into a vital, mixed-used neighborhood.
The first stop in this tour was Watermark Seaport.  Designed by Stantec  for Skanska Commercial Development, the 300,000sf project is composed of two buildings joined by a common lobby. It is composed of 346 rental apartment units, full amenities package, and 25,000sf retail.
Providing insight along the way was James Gray, registered architect and senior principal with Stantec Architecture and Eric Weyant who led the design for  Watermark Seaport’s units.

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Enjoying the view from a Fish & Richardson common area

Next stop was the 125,000sf Fish & Richardson at One Marina Park Drive.  We learned that Stantec designed the new workspace to reflect Fish & Richardson’s creative spirit, take advantage of expansive views, and develop a sense of community among its staff.
Strategically designed meeting and teaming spaces, including a large employee cafe’, promote a culture of collaboration.

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Steve Basque and Ashley Poage of Stantec

We were joined by Steve Basque, IIDA, LEED AP, a principal at Stantec Architecture. Steve’s projects in the Seaport include Fish & Richardson, Wave Spa & Pool at The Seaport Hotel, AEW Capital, 315 on A, Pier 4 Penthouses and The Boston Herald.
Lastly, at the Envoy Hotel, we toured with Harry Wheeler, AIA, NCARB, LEED, – principal at Group One Partners, Inc. Group One provided architecture, interior design, and purchasing for the 103,000sf project built by Lee Kennedy Company. The Envoy Hotel rooms and suites are oriented to the water. Its six floors include 136 guest rooms and a rooftop bar a lounge.
A Mix@6 networking reception immediately followed at the Outlook Kitchen & Bar at the Envoy Hotel.

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SMPS tour at Envoy Hotel caption: SMPS touring Envoy Hotel

SMPS Boston is one of the largest and most active chapters of Society for Marketing Professional Services. Tours like this one are only part of many services SMPS provides its members. For more information visit: smpsboston.org

Category: All, Seaport