News | December 8th 2022

585 Kendall Wins 2022 Rethinking the Future ACD Award

585 Kendall, an innovative, super-hybrid building where science and art converge, has recently been recognized with a 2022 Rethinking the Future Award! Achieving the program’s highest honor, 585 Kendall took home a First Award in the Commercial (Concept) Category this December.

One of the most future-forward buildings of its time, 585 is a lab-office-performing arts-public realm hub affectionately referred to as Kendall Square’s “future living room.” In a neighborhood seeking to close the divide between life sciences and the arts, this community-shaped design brings nature, performance, music, community, and life sciences together in a welcoming and accessible environment for all. The first three levels feature multiple public functions: a 380-seat theater, winter garden, retail, multi-function space, and lounges. Upper levels house 500,000 sf of lab, creating a new, community-focused design paradigm for next-gen lab buildings. The design prioritizes sustainability as a key focus throughout while introducing a colorful and dynamic exterior which both reflects its diverse program and reinvigorates the streetscape with a distinct neighborhood presence.

Congratulations to the entire project team on an outstanding achievement! 

Learn more about 585 Kendall here!