Boston – Stantec is leading master planning and supporting the design for the Nubian Square Ascends Project in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.
This will transform a vacant parking lot between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue into a 365,000sf mixed-use destination anchored by a culinary marketplace that provides a venue for local artisan and culinary talent.
Stantec is leading the design for the site’s signature building, which includes the 48,000sf culinary marketplace and 135,000sf of office/lab space for life sciences research, training, and medical offices. The firm is also designing the 300-space parking garage, which will be enveloped with art and murals and include stalls for Roxbury artisans. The project will target LEED Gold certification, with Stantec leading sustainable design initiatives.
The site will also include a multi-purpose cultural hall and theater, affordable artist housing, and a digital artist lab, designed by DREAM Collaborative. Ground Inc. is providing landscape architecture design for Nubian Square and Artist Way, which will connect Ruggles Street to Harrison Ave. Bryant Associates will be the project’s civil and transportation engineer.
Nubian Ascend Partners LLC is the ownership team leading the project. The formal public engagement and agency review process began in July and the project could break ground in Spring of 2022.