Urban Planning

100 Hood Park Drive at Hood Park

Paving the Way to an Urban Revival

As the first phase of the master plan, the garage structure at 100 Hood Park Drive activates the rest of the Hood Park development by freeing up existing surface parking lots and enabling room for future growth. The strategy ultimately introduces new markets to the surrounding community through its...

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10 Stack Street introduces mixed-use office space to Hood Park

Communal by Nature

As the first mixed-use office building planned for the Hood Park Master Plan, 10 Stack Street is an ambitious, Class A structure of approximately 390,000 square feet.

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the new Somerville High School

A Community Aims High

SMMA's planning and design teams translated shared ideas, aspirations, and a future vision of the Somerville community into a multi-building urban design solution that reimagines and rebuilds Somerville High School while transforming its historic Central Hill campus.

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Urban Transformation

Mark Spaulding, AIA, LEED AP & Michael Pardek, AIA

In 2012, SMMA collaborated with developer DivcoWest to provide an architectural vision in response to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ request for the purchase and redevelopment of a former courthouse in Cambridge.  The property comprises a 22-story high-rise, constructed in the early 1970s, with...

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Living for the City

Anne Fontaine, AIA

The appeal of urban life in a modern context continues to grow stronger by the day. Trendy mixed-use developments have highlighted the fact that any area can be “up and coming,” if the right amenities and conveniences are planned into the project. This is driving more developers to think about how...

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Transit-Oriented Developments: Defining Convenience

Brian Lawlor, PE, LEED AP BD+C

In this Q&A, SMMA Principal Brian Lawlor shares his thoughts on where he sees the transit-oriented development trend heading in the future, how it’s impacting the Greater Boston Area, and what obstacles developers have to navigate when designing projects of this nature.

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