Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. (stylized as CambridgeSeven, and sometimes as C7A) is an American architecture firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Buildings designed by the firm have included academic, museum, exhibit, hospitality, transportation, retail, office, and aquarium facilities, and have been built in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Besides architecture, it operates in the areas of urban design, planning, exhibitions, graphic, and interior design.

Boston Children's Museum with 2007 addition

The company was founded in 1962. The original seven partners were Lou Bakanowsky, Ivan Chermayeff, Peter Chermayeff, Alden Christie, Paul Dietrich, Tom Geismar, and Terry Rankine.[citation needed]

CambridgeSeven won the American Institute of Architects Architecture Firm Award in 1993, and was described by the AIA Committee on Design as "an influential and stimulating example, demonstrating new directions of professional practice."[1]

In 2016, the company's revenue was $26 million.[2]

Notable projects edit

Academic edit

Aquariums edit

  • MOTE Aquarium, Sarasota, Florida
  • National Aquarium, Baltimore, Maryland
  • National Aquarium of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah Financial District, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • New England Giant Ocean Tank, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
  • New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts, United States,[3] the firm's first major commission
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island, Manteo, North Carolina
  • Oceanário de Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ring of Fire Aquarium, Osaka, Japan
  • Roundhouse Aquarium, Manhattan Beach, California
  • Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • The Scientific Center of Kuwait, Salmiya, Kuwait
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • World Alive Exhibits, Discovery Place Science, Charlotte, North Carolina

Civic edit

  • Elevated Walkways, Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Gloucester Harborwalk, Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Howard Ulfelder, Maryland, Healing Garden, Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Kuwait Ministry of Education Headquarters Building, South Surra District, Kuwait
  • Kuwait National Petroleum Company Headquarters, Ahmadi, Kuwait
  • MBTA Design Guidelines, Boston, Massachusetts
  • WBUR CitySpace, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • West Cambridge Youth Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Hospitality edit

  • Ames Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Brookline Hilton Garden Inn, Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Charles Hotel, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street (with collaborating architects Pei Cobb Freed & Partners), Boston, Massachusetts
  • Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Hilton Boston Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts
  • PINE Restaurant at the Hanover Inn, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Revere Hotel Renovations, Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Liberty Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts[4]
  • Williams Inn, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Museums edit

  • Boston Children's Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Canada Sports Hall of Fame, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Detroit Red Wings & Pistons Heritage Exhibit, Detroit, Michigan
  • Discovery Museum of Acton, Acton, Massachusetts
  • Children's Discovery Museum, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China
  • KAFD Science Museum & Geo-Climate Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Knock Knock Children's Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Murphy Keller Education Center, Heifer International Headquarters, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • San Francisco 49ers Museum & Exhibits, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • The Hall at Patriot Place, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
  • World of Little League Museum Renovation and Exhibits, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Notes edit

  1. ^ Jack, Michael (July–August 1993). "1993 Architecture Firm Award: Cambridge Seven Associates". Memo: The Review of People, Information, and Ideas. AIA. pp. 8–9.
  2. ^ Tulacz, Gary (22 Sep 2017). "2016 Top 300 Architecture Firms". Architectural Record. BNP Media.
  3. ^ "New England Aquarium". Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  4. ^ "The Hotel: History". Liberty Hotel. Archived from the original on 2011-02-24. Retrieved 19 February 2011.

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