Boston – CBT Architects announced they have been named architect of record for two iconic repositioning properties in Greater Boston. Public spaces at The Schrafft Center in Charlestown and Center Plaza in Boston will be transformed to focus on and improve the tenant experience.
Owned by The Flatley Company, the Schrafft Center is a 1 million-sf, Class-A office, medical office and technology campus located in Charlestown. Flatley selected CBT to breathe new life into this historic candy factory where the Schrafft family famously operated its business for nearly 100 years. CBT has developed a holistic approach to upgrading the property’s existing systems and leveraging new amenities to greatly enhance the tenant experience.
CBT will make major improvements, including a refreshed lobby with cafe, a state-of-the-art conference center, as well as new outdoor seating and meeting spaces along the adjacent boardwalk and pier, all of which will provide tenants with a larger variety of spaces to collaborate and recruit. Inside, CBT will enhance the user’s lobby experience by adding a coffee bar and an elevated lounge in the three-story atrium that will be complete with a gas fire place.
In Boston’s Government Center, CBT has been chosen to reposition 1-2-3 Center Plaza. This nine-story building, known for its curved nature, was recently purchased by Shorenstein Properties LLC. CBT and Shorenstein have planned a multi-phase renovation of the building’s more than 61,000sf of prime retail space and six entryways. The project includes a transformation of the lobbies, ground floor plazas/passageways, finishes, lighting systems, signage and retail storefronts to improve the building’s retail presence and add value to the tenant experience.