101 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge, MA

This new 142,000 SF infill building replaces a 111 space surface parking lot within the heart of this biotech and research neighborhood, a two-minute walk from the Alewife Transit Station.  101 Cambridge Park Drive will enliven the streetscape, provide ground floor retail space with technology office space above and a 247 vehicle underground parking garage.  The new building will sit in front of 87 Cambridge Park Drive, forming a generous courtyard space which connects the two buildings via a 9,080 SF boardwalk.  The boardwalk will contain elliptical openings offering flexible seating and performance space, while concealing 17,500 CF of compensatory flood storage volume that will temporarily hold stormwater to be released slowly as to not overwhelm the adjacent Alewife Brook.

2024 Vermont Chapter ASLA – Honor Award
DiMella Shaffer
Robert Benson Photography