Publisher’s Message

dadThe Year in Review

HP’s annual review has a different look for 2016.  Instead of  listing the news headlines we have  focused on trends and hot topics. When we first published HP in 1997,  LEED was the new hot topic and it is still heavily discussed in trends today, but now WELL certification is on the top of hot topic list. We expect to hear more about it in the coming years.

New media still heads up the list in the marketing and business development. New design efficiencies to make working space attractive for the new working cycles of the millennials’ telecommuting life style are also in the thick of conversations. We hope you enjoy a quick look at the headlines for 2016 by-line articles to get a sense of what is trending.  Your comments are welcome, send to [email protected].


The Benjamin / Rendering courtesy of the Berkshire Group


Gil Propp, managing director of Bldup photographs the view from The Benjamin’s future penthouse.










Berkshire Group’s Benjamin and VIA


2016 ABX at the BCEC, Boston

With construction on One Seaport Square heading into its final phases, HP was invited by the Berkshire Group for a hard hat tour of its two towers, The Benjamin and VIA.
One Seaport Square, spanning three acres and 1.5 million square feet, is the largest mixed-use project in the City of Boston in over 30 years. When the residences are completed, slated for Spring and Summer of 2017 respectively, The Benjamin and VIA will include a total of 832 units.
It’s one thing to read about and another to actually be there to experience the view, It is an eye opening experience to take in the fabulous panorama of Boston Harbor from a 22nd floor penthouse apartment before the windows go in. Look for the full story in the January 2017 forecast issue.

Forecast 2017
As our search begins for the best prognosticators in the AEC industry to share their insight on the year to come for next issue’s Forecast 2017 focus, here at HP we are focused on the publication’s 20th anniversary special supplement and event combo to be hosted next fall. HP will review the top projects featured in the past 20 years and invite speakers from all industry sectors to comment on  what may effect the AEC industry in the next 20 years. We call it HP20/20. We hope you will be part of it.

ABX and Greenbuild
A special welcome to all those who are receiving their first copy of High-Profile because you left  your business card at our booth at ABX in November.

Next year the event will be a significantly larger.
Informa Exhibitions, the US Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) announced Greenbuild and ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) will be co-located for 2017. The events will take place the week of November 6-10 and both will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, creating one of the largest events for the building community in North America.