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Many businesses these days turn themselves steel blue to create a steam-punk feel.  For us, at Workhub at the Substation, the existing industrial elements of Roslindale’s iconic former electric transformer substation made it easy to establish a warm, industrial aesthetic.  As a co-working and convening...

St. Luke’s chapel was designed by Ralph Adams Cram, a famed architect who popularized the modern Gothic revival. Under the direction of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, HBI has worked as consultants to Spencer, Sullivan, & Vogt to document the existing conditions and create options...

Brooke Woodson is an experienced senior executive with more than 25 years in the non-profit, public, and private sectors. Currently, he serves as Director of Trade Partner Diversity at Suffolk Construction, a prominent Boston-based building contractor that provides pre-construction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting...

What’s our favorite part of taking a Valentine’s Day stroll in a wintry Highland Park? You might have guessed it’s admiring all of the historic homes and places in one of the city’s most beloved neighborhoods. From Fort Hill Tower down to Roxbury Heritage Park,...

In responding to the Request for Proposals by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to redevelop the historic Dudley House at 167 Centre Street, Historic Boston has compiled a history of the site and its many uses of the building. One of the building’s most memorable functions...

HBI was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of architect Donald Stull on November 28, 2020. HBI's President Emeritus and board member, Paul McDonough, prepared this tribute to Stull, who served on HBI’s board of directors in the 1990s. 2020 will be remembered as a...

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) today announced the expansion of the Boston Civic Design Commission (BCDC) with the appointment of two additional members by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Jonathan Evans of MASS Design Group and Mimi Garza Love of Utile will fill newly created positions,...

Mayor Martin J. Walsh declared January 5th “Paul McDonough Day” in Boston, and Boston Planning and Development Director, Brian Golden presented McDonough with a mayoral proclamation to honor Paul’s many years of service on the Boston Civic Design Commission (BCDC).  After more than 30 years serving...

Derek Lumpkins, an HBI board member and the principle/founder of Re|Fresh Strategies , shares the story of Boston's Civil Rights Era and the relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and Corretta Scott.  Through his career, Derek has pursued ways to engage our communities differently and...