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Mass General Brigham Administrative Campus

Mass General Brigham, formerly Partners HealthCare System, is Massachusetts’ largest private employer, hospital network and physician’s organization. Partners consolidated administrative operations from 14 sites in the eastern part of the state and moved 4,500 non-hospital employees into a new 700,000-SF office building at Somerville’s massive Assembly Row development.

Assembly Row, a mixed-use project developed by Federal Realty Investment Trust, is a 45-acre redevelopment of former industrial property. Located along the Mystic River, the historic site once housed a Ford Motor Company factory.

This LEED Gold campus showcases a new benchmark for workplace design and sustainable practices. To realize a public-private corporate campus in a newly developed high density district of the city, the project includes programmed spaces for both internal and external uses. Private and semi-private courtyards, designed more formally on an architectural grid, promote inside-outside connections with the building. In contrast, a 2.5-acre event lawn features groves of river birch, maple, ginkgo, redwood, and a sinuous lawn trail that encourages guests to wander and stay outside. A 40,000-SF intensive-extensive green roof, which supports a private dining terrace, is shrouded by nearly 100 Whitespire birch trees. These trees act as a curtain between two environments. On one side, the dining area is a clear extension of the interior, but just 40 feet away, the trees create an alcove for privacy. Sloped planters extend from the dining area into the private alcove where they rise to a height that supports seating.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
Somerville, MA
Team: Gensler, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, BuroHappold Engineering, Haley & Aldrich, HLB Lighting Design, Ryan Associates
LEED: Gold Certified
Photography Credit: Kyle Caldwell

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Mass General Brigham, formerly Partners HealthCare System, is Massachusetts’ largest private employer, hospital network and physician’s organization. Partners consolidated administrative operations from 14 sites in the eastern part of the state and moved 4,500 non-hospital employees into a new 700,000-SF office building at Somerville’s massive Assembly Row development.

Assembly Row, a mixed-use project developed by Federal Realty Investment Trust, is a 45-acre redevelopment of former industrial property. Located along the Mystic River, the historic site once housed a Ford Motor Company factory.

This LEED Gold campus showcases a new benchmark for workplace design and sustainable practices. To realize a public-private corporate campus in a newly developed high density district of the city, the project includes programmed spaces for both internal and external uses. Private and semi-private courtyards, designed more formally on an architectural grid, promote inside-outside connections with the building. In contrast, a 2.5-acre event lawn features groves of river birch, maple, ginkgo, redwood, and a sinuous lawn trail that encourages guests to wander and stay outside. A 40,000-SF intensive-extensive green roof, which supports a private dining terrace, is shrouded by nearly 100 Whitespire birch trees. These trees act as a curtain between two environments. On one side, the dining area is a clear extension of the interior, but just 40 feet away, the trees create an alcove for privacy. Sloped planters extend from the dining area into the private alcove where they rise to a height that supports seating.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
Somerville, MA
Team: Gensler, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, BuroHappold Engineering, Haley & Aldrich, HLB Lighting Design, Ryan Associates
LEED: Gold Certified
Photography Credit: Kyle Caldwell