Cambridge, MA – Architectural Resources Cambridge announced that the New England Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has presented one of this year’s 11 Merit Awards to the ARC-designed, 730,000sf New Research Building (NRB) at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Situated in the Longwood Medical Area, the NRB features clusters of flexible open labs that encourage interaction among researchers, two-story “sky lobbies,” dining facilities, an underground parking garage and a conference center.
Judges recognized the building’s successful integration into its city streetscape, noting the difficulty of “maintaining the scale and character of an existing urban context without submitting to its dull character” which was solved both urbanistically and architecturally.
“We’re very pleased to receive this prestigious honor from the AIA,” said ARC Principal Arthur Cohen, AIA, LEED AP, who led the design team for the New Research Building. “This was – and remains to this date – the largest expansion of the Harvard Medical School campus since its founding in 1906 in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston.”