Brigham & Women's Building for the Future
Using the massing permitted in the 2010 Boston Civic Design Commission (BCDC) process as a point of departure, the design team developed an architectural expression that speaks to those advanced developments in medical research and clinical technique that have come to be associated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While respecting and enhancing the contextual and neighborhood concerns that shaped the permitted massing, the design team developed and refined a coherent and legible ensemble of discrete forms, each articulated in a high-tech skin and set of architectural vocabularies. Realizing the signiﬁcance of this building as the ﬁnal piece of a multi-phase redevelopment on the hospital's Longwood Medical Area campus, importance has been placed on the façade’s responsiveness to the interior programs as well as reﬂecting the cutting edge nature of the building’s use. The result is architecture that will project the kind of iconic imagery that reﬂects the Hospital’s present and future technical leadership, as well as its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.