One Post Office Square
- Practice Area
- Adaptive Design
- Architecture Interior Design Public Spaces
- Equity Office Properties
- Boston, MA
Best in Show, IIDA New England, 2010
First Place, Office Under 30,000, IIDA New England, 2010
Complete Transformation of User Experience
Last updated in the 1970s, One Post Office Square lacked visual presence and amenities at the street level. Equity Office Properties sought to reposition the building and transform the address into a prominent Class A property. The design proposed a new and enlarged public lobby with a fresh, light and aesthetically clean image.
By extending the lobby to the edge of the actual structure and wrapping it in three-story Pilkington glass wall, it was enlarged by 50%. Inside, a white-on-white palette is a background for the seasonal color of the square. The main wall features Italian Statuario marble in a pattern that represents the Apennines Mountains where it was quarried. Soft white Capavola marble flooring and white glass columns with steel accents complete the design.
Elevator lobbies were also redesigned with a rich, dark fumed oak with white glass and stainless accent details. The elevator cabs themselves create an ethereal feeling with walls and ceiling made from illuminated glass. One Post Office Square is now the hot address on the Square and is the jewel within this urban center.
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