SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Atlantic Wharf, Boston, Mass.

The new glass-enclosed, LEED Gold Atlantic Wharf high-rise, at more than a million square feet, fits cozily with the limestone Peabody & Stearns Atlantic Building along the waterfront at Fort Point Channel. Photos: Anton Grassl/ESTO Photographers Inc.
November 09, 2011

The 1.185-million-sf Atlantic Wharf mixed-use project is being hailed as the flagship development for the new Boston downtown, enabling local developer Boston Properties to bring urban activity to the Fort Point Channel water’s edge. Led by local design firm CBT Architects, the Building Team—including structural engineer McNamara/Salvia, mechanical engineer TMP Consulting Engineers, and general contractor John Moriarty & Associates—preserved the historic seven-story Peabody & Stearns Atlantic Building (1899) and created 86 loft apartments.

The maritime-themed high-rise, with 30 floors of office space, ground-level retail, a six-deck underground garage, a new glass-enclosed atrium, and a two-story civic space with multimedia center, public galleries, and performance space, is the Hub’s first LEED Gold skyscraper.

Atlantic Wharf, Boston, Mass.

Brick and Masonry: Quickrete, Tremco, Itp, Jolley Conrete Block, Honhmann + Bernard, Unitex, Eacochem, Lagarge, Old Virginia Brick, A. Jandris & Sons Inc., Dow Chemical, Prosoco, Sika, Preferred Brick Staining
Building Automation Systems: Comfort Systems USA
Carpet/Carpet Tiles: Atlas, Constantine
Ceilings: Armstrong, Ceilings Plus, New Mat
Cladding/Façade/Wall Systems: McGill
Coatings: PPG Industries
Computer Software/BIM/CAD: Autocad 2004, Sketchup
Concrete Products and Systems: Peri, Grace, Degussa, Nmb
Door Hardware/Locksets: Tanley, Sargent, Von Duprin, Dorma, Sun Valley Bronze, Alarm Lock         
Doors: De La Fontaine, Dor-O-Matic, Acudor,
Overhead Door: Nystrom, Oldcastle, Boon Edam, Vt Industries
Elevators/Escalators: Otis Elevators
Fire/Life Safety/Security Products: Roxul, Hilti, Grace, InternationalCellulose Corporation, Albi, 3M, GE
Flooring Products (See also Carpet/Carpet Tiles): Atlas, Constantine, Armstrong, Tredmore, Johnsonite
Glass/Glazing: Oldcastle, Viracon
Gypsum Board and Products: US Gypsum, National, Georgia-Pacific, Laticrete
HVAC:Greenheck, Highland Tank, Buderus, Mammoth, Enviro-Tec, Markel Electric, Paco Pumps, Krueger, Heat-Fab, Ampco, Flamebar, Johnson Controls
Insulation/Thermal Products: Dow Chemical, Johns Manville, Schul, Owens Corning, Knauf, Ceel-Co, Truebro, Rscc, Delta-Therm
Lighting: Lithonia, Litecontrol, MP Lighting, Se’lux, Vode, Erco, Kurt Versen, Day-Brite, We-Ef, Bartco, Oxygen, Philips, Gotham, Point Lighting, King Luminaire, Sylvania
Lighting Controls/Daylighting Products/Skylights: Philips, Lutron
Metals/Specialty Metals: Dietrich, Keyes, Belzona
Moisture Protection/Air Barriers: Grace, Henry
Paints/Finishes/Coatings: Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Tnemec, Keim
Plumbing Fixtures: Sloan, Toto, American Standard, Chicago Faucets
Plumbing/Water Systems: Zurn, Hydrotech, Dielectric, Neptune, Halsey Taylor
Roofing: Sarnifil
Skylights: Linel
Solar/Wind/Energy Systems: Grey Water System (Mar Cor Purification, Mitsubishi, Walchem, Aquamatic, AMT, Pulsar)
Steel Products and Systems: Tripyramid
Wall Surfacing: Marlite, Stretchwall, Spinneybeck, Daltile, Modernfold
Windows: Traco, Winco, Ksd 
Wood/Engineered Wood Products: Arch Chemicals, Conserv Epoxy

Reconstruction Awards Judge Tom Brooks praised the project for seamlessly integrating new and old: “It doesn’t distract the eye. It has a well-defined separation.” BD+C


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