Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, completed major renovations to 33 Arch Street, a Class-A office tower in Downtown Boston. CBRE, the building’s managing agent, commissioned the renovations, which comprised of an 8,000sf interior and exterior overhaul.
Shawmut, in partnership with CBRE Project Management, which oversaw overall project execution, and Stantec, which led architecture, interior design, and furniture specifications, completed the renovation that includes a renewed lobby, high-end finishes, architectural upgrades, custom lighting components, and restored entrances and driveway along Hawley Street.
The reimagined lobby features various high-end finishes that extend the dynamic atmosphere, including a new reception desk of Zebrino stone sourced from Italy, custom-fabricated metal screens, and Tabu wood wall panels. Added lighting design components revitalize and refresh the space, including custom wrap over lights within the drive court that continue into the lobby, interior up-lighting, and perimeter grazing along the wood panels, creating an inviting and contemporary entrance to the building.
The team integrated additional architectural elements within the space that are defined by a series of carefully programmed and scaled paths and places. These spaces are accented by bold colors and materials inspired by nature, including mixed metals, glass, stone, and warm woods. The design of the lobby further embraces a feeling of the outdoors through custom planters and wood canopies that create collaboration spaces and encourage users to gather and interact. Commissioned artwork throughout the lobby provides an added variety of textures and unique touches to create a vibrant, one-of-a-kind space.