109-115 Broad Lobby
surface area
Boston, MA
project Type
Building repositioning

Small downtown Boston lobby repositioning project that packs a big punch as it transforms a dated lobby into a light and bright entry point and allows its inherent brick-and-beam character to shine.

Ebbrell Architecture + Design was brought in to help the owner of a newly-acquired downtown office building reposition the lobby to a more modern and attractive entry point to this historic 7-story structure. The transformation resulted in both  modernizing the building along with allowing its historic brick and beam character to be fully appreciated.

  • Brightened and refreshed the image from the street with a bold red interior paint color applied selectively to draw attention into the lobby from the street and entry
  • Removed a suspended drywall ceiling that was concealing the existing heavy timber framing members. By exposing the wood structure, the nature of the brick and beam building can be fully appreciated
  • Replaced a half wall along the existing accessible ramp with a light and transparent cable rail system, which opened up the space and exposed more of the existing brick wall, creating a more modern industrial aesthetic to complement the brick and beam structure
  • Added a bold graphic wall covering to create a design focal point and animate the space

Check out a before and after video of the space here

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