The Boston Foundation
Founded in 1915, The Boston Foundation is a community foundation working with nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, and local businesses in the greater Boston area. Their endowments provide resources to nonprofits and innovative businesses throughout the region.
The project goal was to convey the story of the foundation’s history in a new space: SGA guided the Foundation in its move from the 10th floor of 75 Arlington, in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, to the 3rd floor during the first half of 2017.
Together with foundation leaders, SGA designed a new layout that provided a more efficient use of space, supporting a greater headcount. A new flexible assembly area with three sets of operable partitions fits a variety of meeting needs for both The Boston Foundation and other community institutions.
Curated room signage, artwork, and custom wallcoverings in the reception area tell the story of The Boston Foundation’s outreach within the community, which creates an inviting environment that welcomes donors and community members. The design utilizes a light and airy color palette, thoughtful lighting to brighten the deep floor-plated space, and subtle pops of color to distinguish “neighborhoods” for wayfinding.
Client The Boston Foundation
Location Boston, MA
Area 25,000 Square Feet