STEAM: It’s All About the “How”

Clarence Mamuyac of ELS Architects and Urban Planners discusses STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Mathematics) education and the challenges of creating engaging learning environments with Peter Sollogub, Associate Principal of Cambridge Seven Associates. C7A and ELS have been working together on the International Swimming Hall of Fame …

Is This the Fanciest Orthodontists’ Office Ever?

Jamie Ducharme of Boston Magazine visits Smilebar, Boston’s first Invisalign-only orthodontist’s office. Architect Cambridge Seven Associates applied the firm’s expertise at creating unique experiences for hospitality and commercial clients to design this boutique practice in the Back Bay that focuses solely on …

Cambridge Seven Associates names Gary C. Johnson, AIA President

The Board of Directors of Cambridge Seven Associates is pleased to announce that Gary C. Johnson, AIA, has assumed the position of President of the nationally-recognized architecture and exhibit design firm. As Gary takes over the new role, Peter Kuttner, …

C7A Paul Dietrich Gallery: Interview with Ellen Waitzkin

Tell us a little bit about yourself? My sense of identity as an artist started at a very young age and never stopped. Like many young children, I reinvented impressions of the world as symbolic images with rudimentary art supplies. This process …

Roux Center Plan Moves Forward at Bowdoin College

The Brunswick Planning Board unanimously approved an initial sketch plan for Bowdoin College’s new Roux Center for the Environment. Designed by Cambridge Seven Associates, this new 9,777-square-foot building will occupy a trapezoidal parcel on Harpswell Road and will house Bowdoin’s …

Invisalign-only Boutique SMILEBAR opens in Boston

Smilebar, an Invisalign-only boutique co-founded by Dr. Nayson Niaraki, DMD, Siamak Taghaddos, and David Hauser, opened October 2016 on Columbus Avenue in Boston’s South End. Designed by award-winning architectural design firm, Cambridge Seven Associates, this innovative practice center features a hospitality-like …

The Commonwealth Museum, a hidden gem

Frances J. Folsom of The Boston Globe calls The Commonwealth Museum “one of Boston’s hidden gems.” Located on the UMass Boston Campus, next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, the Commonwealth …

Knock Knock Children’s Museum set to open Summer 2017

After experiencing flood-related construction delays, the Knock Knock Children’s Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced they would be opening Summer 2017. This new 30,000-square-foot interactive children’s museum, designed by Cambridge Seven Associates in association with Remson|Haley|Herpin Architects, features exhibits designed …

BSA Profile: Steve Imrich FAIA

Steve Imrich was recently profiled by the Boston Society of Architects. Focusing primarily on museums, aquariums, and higher education work, Steve’s notable projects include the award-winning Health and Social Sciences Building and Pulichino Tong Business Center, currently under construction, at UMass …

Franklin Park Zoo opens Nature’s Neighborhoods

On September 1, 2016 officials cut the ribbon on Nature’s Neighborhoods, the expanded George Robert White Fund Children’s Zoo planned and designed by Cambridge Seven Associates, Coyle & Caron, and Main Street Design for the Franklin Park Zoo. Together with …

C7A Paul Dietrich Gallery: Interview with Sydnor Scholer

Tell us a little bit about yourself? I am a practicing architect in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to moving to the Boston area, I taught drawing at Washington University in St. Louis. I have been drawing consistently for about four years, after graduating …

C7A Makes Magic at ACM’s Interactivity 2016

In May, Cambridge Seven Associates sponsored the “Emerging Museums” pre-conference at the Association of Children’s Museums annual Interactivity 2016 conference in Norwalk, CT. The day-long workshop, kicked off by Laura Huerta Migus, ACM Executive Director, and hosted Putter Bert, President/CEO at …

Massachusetts couple donates $350K to Westfield State University

Conor Berry of MassLive reports that Marlborough philanthropists Brian and Kathy Stevens donated $350,000, matching the amount raised at last month’s Pathways to Excellence Gala, to support programming and initiatives for Westfield State University’s new Science and Innovation Center. This two-phase project, designed by …

Peter Kuttner elected Bursar of the AIA College of Fellows

Peter Kuttner, FAIA, Principal at Cambridge Seven Associates, was elected Bursar of the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows during the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia this May. Following annual elections each year, Peter will serve two years as Bursar …

Conductor’s Building Wins Cambridge Historic Preservation Award

Developer Richard Friedman of Carpenter & Company received the Cambridge Historical Commission’s 2016 Preservation Award for the restoration of the Conductor’s Building, the oldest surviving structure from the initial development of the subway in Cambridge. The restoration was designed by …

Acton Discovery Museums finds fundraising success

Molly Loughman of Wicked Local reports that The Discovery Museums of Acton, Massachusetts, is celebrating their most successful year of fundraising for new initiatives at their thriving 34-year-old children’s and science museum. Based on the master plan completed by Cambridge Seven Associates, …

UML Pulichino Tong Business Center: On Schedule for Innovation

Designed by Cambridge Seven Associates, UMass Lowell’s Pulichino Tong Business Center at the Robert J. Manning School of Business will open in the spring of 2017.   Cambridge Seven Associates’ second major academic building at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, …

C7A Paul Dietrich Gallery: Interview with Anne Neely

Coming soon to the Paul Dietrich Gallery at Cambridge Seven Associates: “Ireland: Place and Ritual” by Anne Neely.   Anne Neely is a painter based in Boston, Massachusetts and Maine. Known for her abstract paintings with an emphasis on nature, Anne uses …

Steve Imrich joins AIA College of Fellows

  Steve Imrich, FAIA, Principal at Cambridge Seven Associates, was one of 149 AIA members elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows in 2016. Of the more than 88,000 members of the American Institute of Architects, only 3,200 members have been distinguished …

U.S. Marshals Museum moving forward with plans

The U.S. Marshals Museum met with architects Cambridge Seven Associates and Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects to kick off the schematic design phase of the museum. When this and the design development phase are complete, the firms will provide an updated …

Food & Folding Tables in a Construction Zone: Renovating in Place

Cambridge Seven Associates has been occupying its current office at 1050 Massachusetts Avenue since the late 1970s. Over the past several decades, our studio has been reconfigured and renovated to accommodate new technology, changing staff needs, and a variety of …

C7A Paul Dietrich Gallery: Interview with Peter Bogaczewicz

Now showing in the Paul Dietrich Gallery at Cambridge Seven Associates: “Shore Road” by Peter Bogaczewicz. Peter Bogaczewicz is an architect and photographer based in Toronto, Canada, and currently working in the Middle East. He divides his time working as an …

Williams College Shares Plans for Future Construction

Williams College outlined plans to dramatically change its campus with the introduction of two projects designed by Cambridge Seven Associates, the proposed Williams College Inn and a new campus bookstore on the corner of Spring and Walden Streets. The three-story, 15,000-square-foot bookstore …

World Trade Center Four Seasons Renderings Released

The team redeveloping the World Trade Center in New Orleans into the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences just released renderings of the project on a website. Designed by architects Cambridge Seven Associates, Woodward Design Group & Trapolin Peer Architects for developers Carpenter …

C7A’s Paul Dietrich Art Gallery Presents: Reimagined

“Reimagined”, the title of the current show at C7A’s Paul Dietrich Gallery was inspired by the realization that one of the attributes which distinguishes Cambridge Seven Associates from other architecture/design firms is that the challenges each project presents are approached with a …

Step inside the Little League Museum

Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. (C7A) was selected to redesign the original Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series. After extensive renovations that required the museum to close for nine months, the …

Take a Closer Look at the SciQuarium

The Greensboro Science Center’s new Carolina SciQuarium (now known as the Wiseman Aquarium), designed by Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. (Design Architect and Exhibit Designer) and Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates (Architect of Record) is the first LEED-certified aquarium in North Carolina. Visitors came …

C7A Profile: Hillary Mateev

  Associate Hillary Mateev has never been one to shy away from sports, so it was fortuitous that her first project at Cambridge Seven Associates was the New England Patriots Hall of Fame in Foxborough, MA. While both scary and exciting, Hillary …

Discovery Museums receives grant to help expansion

The Discovery Museums of Acton, Massachusetts, received a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation to assist the museum’s expansion. Cambridge Seven Associates provided master planning and architectural design for the planned expansion, which will include two new Adventure Paths leading to …

Digging for Meaning

Photography blogger Elin Spring attended the artist reception for Michael Hintlian’s Big Dig Photographs, currently on display at C7A’s newly reopened Paul Dietrich Art Gallery until September 11, 2015. “Rather than producing formulaic, sweeping color panoramas of each large-scale construction …

C7A Gallery: Michael Hintlian Artist Interview

Currently on display May 18 – September 11, 2015 in the C7A Gallery: “Big Dig Photographs” by Michael Hintlian About the Artist Michael Hintlian is a full-time documentary photographer based in Boston. He currently directs the Documentary Photography department at the …

Peter Kuttner delivers Keynote Address at Build Pittsburgh

In April 2015, Peter Kuttner FAIA delivered the keynote address for AIA Pittsburgh’s annual conference, Build Pittsburgh. Peter’s talk, titled “Getting Back on Your Horse: the Evolving Professional Practice,” set the stage for a series of workshops on new design …

WSU Science and Innovation Center Reaches Major Milestone

Designed by Cambridge Seven Associates, Westfield State University’s newest academic building celebrates its Topping Off Ceremony Westfield State University celebrated a major construction milestone, the Topping Off Ceremony for the new Science and Innovation Center, on Tuesday, March 31st. Designed …

Pyara Spa & Salon celebrates new Cambridge location

Pyara Spa & Salon celebrated its grand re-opening in March on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The Harvard Square-area pampering and retail spot was designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. See a photo from the Grand Re-Opening in the Boston Globe Lifestyle section and read …

New Knock Knock Children’s Museum Exhibits Promote Literacy

Designed by Cambridge Seven Associates and Remson Haley Herpin Architects, the new Knock Knock Children’s Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, presents a diversity of exhibit galleries, called Learning Zones, that appeal to children ages 0-8 and their caregivers. The exhibits, …

Gloucester Harborwalk: Stealth Wayfinding

In “Polishing Its Past and Preparing Its Future,” Glenn Collins of the New York Times explores the cities and towns of Cape Ann, including Gloucester, MA, which features the Gloucester Harborwalk designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. The Gloucester Harborwalk is …

Niners Legends: Made in Brooklyn

Andrew Lawrence at Sports Illustratedspeaks with the sculptors at Brooklyn-based StudioEIS who designed the statues in the new San Francisco 49er Museum designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. This 20,000-square-foot sports museum designed by architects and exhibit designers C7A is located …

Boston’s Colonnade Pool Unveils New Look

Paul E. Kandarian from The Boston Globe heads up to the Colonnade Hotel’s new rooftop pool designed by architects Cambridge Seven Associates. Located on the 12th floor, the renovated hotel pool overlooks the city and features private cabanas, lounge seating, …

River Rover Rolls into L.A. River Day

Carren Jao from KCET takes a closer look at the River Rover traveling exhibit and mobile classroom designed by C7A for the Friends of the Los Angeles River. Cambridge Seven Associates worked with Lexington Design + Fabrication to design exhibits …

Parade Magazine Celebrates Little League

Steve Rushin of Parade Magazine celebrates the 75th anniversary of Little League as well as the redesigned World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store. Designed by architects and exhibit designers Cambridge Seven Associates, this sports museum …

New Science of Storm Surge

Senior Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross has an exclusive look at the brand new Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Research Complex designed by Cambridge Seven Associates for the University of Miami to help us better understand storm surge and the …

Greensboro Science Center receives AZA accreditation

Susan Ladd of News & Record reports the Greensboro Science Center, which recently opened the Carolina SciQuarium, received AZA accreditation, meaning the museum/aquarium/zoo has met the standards of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The aquarium addition, designed by architectural and exhibit …

Plans announced for new Franklin Park Zoo project

Jacqueline Tempera from The Boston Globe discusses the Franklin Park Zoo’s new Children’s Zoo designed by C7A and Main Street Design. Cambridge Seven Associates is providing architectural design for the expansion of the George Robert White Fund Children’s Zoo, which …

Bowdoin College planning new Administrative Building

Dylan Martin from The Forecaster announces that Bowdoin College was given approval for a new three-story administrative building designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. The new 3,440-square-foot Federalist-style building at 216 Maine Street will house approximately 30 employees from Bowdoin’s human …

Virginia Beach aquarium plans taking shape

Stacy Parker for The Virginian-Pilot speaks with Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center director Lynn Clements about the new Owls Creek Marsh Pavilion. Cambridge Seven Associates, who previously completed the Owls Creek Master Plan with landscape design firm EDSA and …

58-story Back Bay tower approved

Casey Ross of The Boston Globe reports that the Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved the construction of a 58-story hotel and condominium tower at the edge of the Christian Science Center Plaza. One Dalton, which will be the city’s tallest …

Summer construction brings new life to campus

Katie Miklus of the Bowdoin Orient visits the Robert H. and Blythe Bickel Edwards Center for Art and Dance at Bowdoin College. Designed by Cambridge Seven Associates, this adaptive reuse and renovation of the former Longfellow Elementary School creates a new …

BSA Profile: Justin Crane AIA

In this Profile for the Boston Society of Architects, Justin Crane AIA, an associate at Cambridge Seven Associates, discusses the projects he’s currently working on, what inspires him, and how design can save the world. Justin Crane recently completed the Giant …

Back to School: Inside New Hampshire’s Hanover Inn

Karen Gardiner Dion for Hotel Chatter explores the redesigned Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College. The hotel underwent a six-month-long renovation and expansion designed by Cambridge Seven Associates that created 14 new guest rooms, bringing the total to 108, redesigned the …

Take Me Back to the Old Ball Game

Cindy Davis Meixel for Mountain Home Magazine visits the newly redesigned World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. C7A provided architectural design for the renovations and new exhibits for this sports …

A closer look at the SciQuarium’s exhibits

Susan Ladd from News & Record visits the Greensboro Science Center’s new Carolina SciQuarium addition designed by architects C7A and MMPA. The SciQuarium is North Carolina’s first inland aquarium and is the first AZA-accredited aquarium in the U.S. to be …

Landmark Hanover Inn gets a makeover

Rochelle Lash of the Montreal Gazette takes a look at Dartmouth College’s newly remodeled Hanover Inn, designed by Cambridge Seven Associates and interior designer Bill Rooney and developer Carpenter & Company. Designed to provide this Dartmouth College hotel with a …

New KidzooU: Educational and just plain fun!

Diane Fiske from Montgomery News takes a closer look at the interactive exhibits designed by C7A for KidZooU at the Philadelphia Zoo. This children’s zoo and hands-on education center was designed by SMP architects with exhibit design and outdoor signage …

Philadelphia Zoo’s KidZooU represents a big triumph

Vikram H. Dewan, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Zoo celebrates the opening of KidZooU: Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo & Faris Family Education Center. C7A designed the indoor hand-on exhibits and outdoor graphics and signage/wayfinding for this accessible children’s zoo and …

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