SGA has been retained by two global real estate developers, Lendlease and Ivanhoé Cambridge, to design a new Life Sciences building at 60 Guest Street in Boston Landing, in Allston/Brighton, MA.
For the project, a proposed nine-story structure that will offer 320,000-square-feet of the state-of-the-art lab and office space, SGA has designed an iconic building visible from the Massachusetts Turnpike that will easily hold its own among local landmarks such as New Balance’s Global Headquarters, the Boston Celtics’ Auerbach Center, and the Bruins’ Warrior Ice Arena.
SGA Partner and Director of Architecture John Sullivan, AIA, explains: “The exterior will feature curvilinear forms intended to give the building a sculpted look. It’s been designed with a reflective high-performance facade that is visually responsive to both the surrounding neighborhood and the nearby Mass Pike.”
Furthermore, Sullivan says, the planned building will be highly sustainable and will boast a robust amenities program, along with parking and plentiful outdoor spaces. “There will be terraces with views to both the Boston skyline and the Charles River and active retail along Guest Street.”
As designed, 60 Guest will be an important addition to both the vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood of Boston Landing and to Allston/Brighton’s emerging Life Sciences cluster. “Due in part to its proximity to Kendall Square, this area has seen robust demand for specialized Life Sciences and research facilities. We are excited to fulfill those needs with a new state-of-the-art, ultramodern Life Sciences building,” says Sullivan.