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With its prime position on Boston Harbor, the Pier 4 office building makes an iconic signature statement. Its glazed curtain wall exterior envelope provides movement that respond uniquely to its influential surroundings. © Magda Biernat

Pier 4 Office Building

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Commercial Architecture
Firm LocationBoston, United States
Project locationBoston, Massachusetts
CompanyElkus Manfredi Architects
Lead ArchitectDavid Manfredi, FAIA, LEED AP
Design TeamArchitecture: Elkus Manfredi Architects | General Contractor: Turner Construction Co | Façade Consultant: Heintges | Structural engineer: McNamara/Salvia | MEP: Consentini Associates, Inc | Civil Engineers: Tetra Tech | Geotechnical: Haley & Aldrich | Landscape: Reed Hilderbrand LLC | Lighting: George Sexton | Building Code: Jenson Hughes | LEED Consultant: The Green Engineer
ClientTishman Speyer/developer, Commonwealth Partners/current ownership

At 200 Pier 4, Elkus Manfredi Architects did more than design a 385,000-sf mixed-use office building on a challenging parcel; they created a striking addition to the architectural landscape in harmony with a desirable stretch of Boston’s waterfront. The certified LEED-Gold building’s modern glass and steel exterior provides two distinct signature façades that responds to its surroundings. Class A amenities include an outdoor terrace and top-floor penthouse. Overall a sense of openness and accessibility prevails with restaurants and a welcoming lobby activating the ground level.