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BOSTON NORTH TECHNOLOGY PARK

A light industrial building had been added onto and modified 14 times over the years, resulting in a layout that was confusing and inaccessible. Gienapp Architects provided master and site planning to convert the property into a business-use complex that was modern, accessible and allowed suites to be flexible and adaptable.

Work on the property included numerous accessibility improvements, such as adding a new elevator, removing unnecessary steps and providing accessible pathways around the site and within buildings. New high-efficiency mechanical systems were designed and installed, featuring green aspects such a rainwater absorption and LED lighting. Exteriors were upgraded and clearly-delineated public entrances were developed, allowing visitors to easily navigate the site. Interior spaces were improved and modernized and primary and secondary circulation paths were developed to simplify and clarify wayfinding within the site. The design of the new facility allowed for construction to happen in phases so the property experienced minimal disruptions during renovations.

BLUE OCEAN EVENT CENTER

An industrial building located on prime ocean-front real estate had been vacant for years, and the new owner was looking redevelop the space. Gienapp Architects designed renovations to the 28,000 sq. ft. building to create an event space that was welcoming, highly functional and played off the ocean and beach surrounding it. The design is inspired by lively cruise ship terminals, with its steel siding, stainless steel railings and colorful flags and awnings. The design was developed in two phases, with a strict project schedule due to the fact that artists and events were being booked months in advance of the grand opening. The first phase of the project saw the design and construction of a 175-seat restaurant, a 100-person capacity function room and a 560-seat music hall on the first floor. The second phase involved the second floor’s development into a space featuring two large rooms and a central lounge to be used for exhibitions, weddings and other functions. Throughout the project we installed energy-efficient windows, lighting, insulation and HVAC, with water conservation and recycling systems adding to the building’s green impact.

CAPITAL CARPET & FLOORING

Capital Carpet, a flooring contractor specializing in commercial and municipal construction, had moved into a new space and needed a new look and functionality for their office and warehouse. Gienapp Architects designed and oversaw interior and exterior renovations to the space.

The goal of the renovation was to transform the space into something that would be welcoming to vendors and clients. To that end, Gienapp Architects created new and clearly-delineated office space and storage areas and a new entrance with canopy and signage. All security, HVAC and fire protection systems were upgraded. We repointed and painted the existing walls, replaced windows, added new permeable pavers, stormwater chambers and landscaped areas to give Capital Carpet a sophisticated space to welcome clients.