Boston City Hall Exterior Renovation

Exterior | Civic
LOCATION: Boston, MA
COMPLETED: 2018
OWNERS: City of Boston
ARCHITECT: Utile, Inc.
PHOTOGRAPHER: © Anton Grassl

DESIGN TEAM:Keith Yancey
 Justin Brown
 Jack Risser

The lighting of the historic Boston City Hall has given new life to this landmark building. Lam Partners worked with the Boston Public Facilities Department and architectural firm Utile to highlight the Kallmann, McKinnell and Knowles building’s original design intent of civic aspiration and monumentality with lighting. LED technology was implemented throughout, providing color-changing flexibility while also helping to meet the city’s sustainability goals. The new scheme removes the unsightly flood lights that were added to the building over the years to make Boston City Hall a more vibrant, safe, and welcoming space at the city’s civic heart.