The Beacon Yards: De Novo Urbanism Research Studio focused on the urban design issues raised by MassDOT’s proposal for the redesign of the Allston/Cambridge interchange of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston. After studying the complexities surrounding the site, ten graduate students worked with Tim Love to produce a comprehensive master plan for land owned by […]
Firms are reframing the value proposition of architecture by developing new, more entrepreneurial practice models that allow for more impact, more of a role in decision making and greater financial stability.
Building upon the previous semester’s research, a new team of graduate students has delved further into resilient coastal leisure environment strategies, utilizing two sites as case studies.
This publication focuses on how architects and urban designers can better impact the conception, planning, and design of manufacturing facilities as part of a healthy mixed-use urban neighborhood.
This book catalogues the research of the intersection of urban building typology, new modes of healthcare delivery, such as the CVS Minute Clinic, and new opportunities for integrating healthcare services with other urban uses to create a new kind of urban environment.
This publication has been prepared as a part of the 2013 Master’s Research Studio in the Northeastern University School of Architecture. All research and content in this publication has been produced by the “Efficiency: An Analytical Approach to Tall Office Buildings” studio research team in collaboration with Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP.
Construction over air rights parcels offers the potential triple benefit of increasing density in prime locations, concealing unsightly and noisy infrastructures, and establishing connections in the public realm. In Boston, there are 23 rights parcels along I-90 (aka. the Mass Pike or Turnpike) that, despite several attempts, are yet to be developed. Why?