Civic Lessons: Partnering with the Community

From crowdsourced to resourced, we discuss the keys to successful civic design.

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Adapting in an Evolving City

President Gary Johnson evaluates early 20th century office buildings and how those buildings can be effectively reused in cities like Boston to accommodate post-COVID needs.

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Home for the Holidays: Things to do with loved ones this holiday season in Boston

CambridgeSeven’s (slightly-biased) list of adventures and excursions for you and your loved ones to do this holiday season!

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Sports Museums: Lessons Off the Field

Modern sports museums and exhibits are moving beyond the game to highlight academic subjects such as physics, women’s studies and history within their experiences.

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Equitable Experiences: Measures for Diversity and Inclusion in Museums

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Walking the Walk: Sustainable Measures at Home and in the Office

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Architecture at the Edge: Designing for Wildlife at the Waterfront

Using bio-positive design to create opportunities that support flora and fauna at the ocean’s edge also create resilient and educational waterfront sites.

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The Sustainable Aquarium: Less is More

How aquariums are making their conservation and sustainability actions the theme of exhibits and vital components of their architecture.

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Aquariums: Leaders in Conservation Action

How aquariums are using their public presence to influence change for good and promote ocean conservation globally.

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Design For Freedom Summit – Five Steps to Build Better

While at the Design for Freedom Summit at Grace Farms, we learned five big steps architects can take to make better material choices.

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CambridgeSeven Announces 2023 STEAM Scholarship Recipient

2023 CRLS graduate Kidus Desalegn is the sixth annual winner of the CambridgeSeven STEAM scholarship award.

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Behind the Scenes at CambridgeSeven

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at CambridgeSeven? With parties, tours, flexible work and more, there’s a lot going on here. Take a peak inside!

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What to Expect from the Massachusetts Energy Code in 2023

The Base and Opt-in Strech Energy Codes are rapidly changing starting this year. Here’s what you can expect for your projects in 2023.

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Passive House Explained

Our three in-house Certified Passive House Consultants provide insights to the significant benefits and range of applications of Passive House standards.

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A Fossil-Fuel-Free Fire Station is Coming to Somerville

Our First Fossil-Fuel-Free Fire Station will give firefighters of Somerville a comfortable reprieve where they can breathe easy.

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Ethical Building Materials

How to support more ethical, equitable, and responsible building supply chains and labor practices.

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Equity in Exhibits

We take a look at our own EDI efforts within our office and how we’re instilling values in our exhibit designs.

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2023 CambridgeSeven Promotions

CambridgeSeven 2023 Promotions

CambridgeSeven is proud to announce promotions for eight employees at the start of 2023.

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CambridgeSeven architecture q&a

Looking Forward: The Future of Architecture

CambridgeSeven held a Q&A with our young and more experienced designers about what they expect and hope for the future of architecture.

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CambridgeSeven: Then & Now

A collection of our work that we shared during our 60th Anniversary celebrations.

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Seven Trends on Modern Campuses

We break down seven modern design trends that academic clients can incorporate on campus.

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2022 FOCRLS Scholarship

2022 Annual STEAM Scholarship Recipient

CambridgeSeven Awards 5th Annual STEAM Scholarship to Cambridge Rindge And Latin Graduate Emie Gerard

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Design Ethics with Justin Crane, FAIA

Associate Principal Justin Crane, FAIA explains recent changes to the AIA Code of Ethics and how those changes reflect our evolving societal topics.⁠

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Sustainable Exhibit Design and Construction Toolkit

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CambridgeSeven in Louisiana

A summary of CambridgeSeven projects in New Orleans and around Louisiana including hotels, museums, nature centers, and transit hubs.

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LEED Design in Academic Buildings

LEED Design in Academic Buildings

Learn about some of the key steps our office takes to achieve LEED-certified architectural designs in academic settings and campuses.

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How to Design Sustainable Exhibits

Our in-house experts collaborated with a group of our talented consultants to summarize best practices for designing sustainable exhibits with wow-factor and longevity in mind.

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Sustainable LSS for Aquariums

Our in-house aquarium experts spent months collecting information about how aquariums can uphold their mission to conserve the natural environment through their own LSS and back-of-house systems.

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Blue Architecture: Building Design for Our Oceans

The way that we build can have profound impact on our oceans and, in an era in which global warming is rapidly changing ecosystems, building responsibly is vital for our oceans.

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Ten Ways to Design Architecture for Wildlife

Justin Crane, AIA explains ten different ways architects can design while lessening negative impacts on wildlife and natural habitats.

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Modernizing Museums

Learn seven ways to renovate, modernize, and improve existing museums and visitor attractions no matter what your subject matter is!

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Functional Facades

Options for sustainability through custom facade design

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Life Before Architecture – How to Become an Architect

We interviewed four CambridgeSeven designers who took a non-traditional path in their careers to become designers and architects.

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10 ways to Create Community Catalysts Through Architecture

What does creating a community have to do with architecture? Quite a lot, and it’s especially important for a development’s success.

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Marine Conservation with Marc Rogers

Principal Marc Rogers shares why fish tagging is an important activity for marine conservation and how to do it responsibly.

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CambridgeSeven announces 2021 STEAM scholarship winner

CambridgeSeven’s 2021 scholarship winner is a creative artist who will attend Cornell to study architecture.

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Top 5 Reasons to Save the Oceans

This World Oceans Day, we’re celebrating by highlighting the ambitious work of some of our nature-focused clients with tips for how everyone can help protect the Earth’s blue wonders.

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The Living Future Institute with Jacob Bloom, LFA

Jacob Bloom, LFA tells us about the Living Future Institute and shares about CambridgeSeven’s commitment to the Living Building Challenge, part of our ongoing focus on the far-reaching implications that our design choices can have on our community and the planet.

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How to Preserve Urban Character with Stefanie Greenfield, AIA

Stefanie Greenfield, AIA discusses her design inspirations and why preservation and restoration are ever increasingly important architectural methods.

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The Season of Giving Back

We’re celebrating community this 2020 Holiday Season by giving back to local organizations working for food security.

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The Architect’s Mentor Series – 09 Ann Cline

Associate Principal Chris Muskopf, AIA recalls the unique insights of his first architecture professors and mentors.

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The Architect’s Mentor Series – 08 Lauren Kogod

Senior Associate Sumi Fasolo, AIA, speaks highly of her long-time mentor and former professor, Lauren Kogod of Kogod Smiley Architects.

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The Architect’s Mentor Series – 07 Anish Kapoor

CambridgeSeven Associate Douglas Flandro describes his experience seeing the influential work of his mentor, Anish Kapoor.

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The Architect’s Mentor Series – 06 Denise Scott Brown

Our sixth staff-written article for the Architect’s Mentor Series comes from Maddie Burns, AIA regarding the legacy of Denise Scott Brown.

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The Architect’s Mentor Series – 05 Fernando Domeyko

Associate Principal David Wiborg, AIA, was greatly influenced by his long-time mentor, Fernando Domeyko, and still reflects on his teachings.

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Business [un]Usual

Necessity is not only the mother of invention but the catalyst for innovation.

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The Architect’s Mentor Series – 04 Mohsen Mostafavi

Chelsea Gazaille’s M.Arch. thesis was guided by the writings of Mohsen Mostafavi to help her complete her thesis about ecological design.

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The Architect’s Mentor Series – 03 Hassan Fathy

Senior Associate Bert Bremer recalls his travels to Egypt and the inspiration he found at Hassan Fathy’s village of New Gourna.

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The Architect’s Mentor Series – 02 Julia Morgan

Our second featured architect’s mentor is the uniquely talented Julia Morgan – an architect who shaped much of California’s character.

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Architect Mentor - Jack Travis - CambridgeSeven

The Architect’s Mentor Series – 01 Jack Travis, FAIA

We are proud to introduce a new series dedicated to our architecture mentors – influential designers from across the globe and time.

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Design with Fluid Boundaries

In a time when we are confined to limited physical space, we can look to architectural opportunities with more malleable boundaries and larger reach.

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YouthBuild Boston

YouthBuild Boston

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Kindergarten Architecture

Kindergarten Architecture

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FOCRLS Scholarship 2020

Congratulations to CambridgeSeven’s 2020 STEAM scholarship winner, Jaadyyah Shearrion!

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Hotels Post Pandemic

Hotels in a Post Pandemic World

Our hospitality design experts address questions about how hotels will change in a post pandemic environment while maintaining high levels of service.

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The Future of Technology in Museums

Our diverse portfolio of cultural projects, ranging from Science and Sports Heritage Museums to our continued expertise in Aquarium design, has provided us keen insights into successfully integrating some of the latest technologies into a museum environment. Timothy Mansfield and Peter Sollogub discuss their Top Ten Tech list.

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CambridgeSeven Office Reopening Guidelines

Browse our new office guidelines to learn how our office is reopening to staff with new health and safety protocols, colorful signage, and plenty of soap!

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Virtual Destinations – Even More!

Explore even more virtual destinations from our clients, friends, and colleagues.

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Virtual Destinations - Academic Institutions

Virtual Destinations – Academic Institutions

Explore virtual tours and activities from some of our academic clients!

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Back to the Future of Single Path Circulation

Single Path Circulation – Moving Visitors in the Age of Corona

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Sustainable Office Practices

Our office has several sustainable initiatives in our workspace and in the buildings we design.

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Virtual Destinations – Sports Heritage

Explore the virtual destinations offered by some of our past and current sports heritage clients!

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Zoom and Connection – Opinion

In an era of isolated and purely digital interactions with one another, I have to wonder if convenience can truly replace connection.

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Virtual Destinations – Museums, Exhibits, and More

Enjoy all the virtual and at-home activities from our fantastic museum and children’s museum clients from around the country.

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The Science of Successful Virtual Meetings

CambridgeSeven Associate Douglas Flandro, LEED AP BD+C ID+C uses his knowledge of neuroscience to explain what makes a good virtual meeting.

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Virtual Destinations – Hospitality and Leisure

Virtual tours and activities from our clients to help you conquer isolation.

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Virtual Destinations – Aquariums and Nature Centers

Virtual tours and activities from our clients to help you conquer isolation.

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Seven Trends in Aquarium Design

CambridgeSeven experts dive into modern aquarium trends.

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