The Boston Globe

Corporate
LOCATION: Boston, MA
COMPLETED: 2018
SIZE: 62,525 SF
OWNERS: The Boston Globe
ARCHITECT: Gensler
PHOTOGRAPHER: © Richard Mandelkorn

DESIGN TEAM:Robert Osten
 Dan Weissman
 Maggie Golden

A world leader in journalism, the Boston Globe recently relocated from their Morrissey Boulevard facility to floors two and three of 53 State Street in vibrant downtown Boston. The renovation includes offices space, conference rooms, common areas featuring social spaces, a newsroom “hub,” and re-use of a grand staircase in the building lobby as their main entrance. Seeking a clean and minimalistic aesthetic, the lobby uses discreet low-brightness downlights interspersed with decorative pendants and repurposes the ‘B’ and ‘G’ from the Globe’s former headquarters sign. Office spaces are comfortably bright, taking advantage of linear fixtures integrated within the ACT support system. Conference rooms extend this clean aesthetic, employing a rectilinear ring of light around each room with a blade of clear acrylic.