Boston Center for the Arts

Boston, Massachusetts


Help the Boston Center for the Arts develop one or more viable project concepts to guide redevelopment of its historic, overcrowded Artist Studios Building


  • Identify viable concepts, options, and next steps for redevelopment
  • Assess the BCA’s readiness to move forward

Scope of Work:

Over four days – a Preliminary Feasibility Visit followed by a two-day charette – an Artspace team facilitated discussions, conducted focus groups with stakeholders, and solicited ideas for the Artist Studios Building. Our report addressed a range of options, from modest renovation to address code issues to a complete overhaul with significant additions at the back and/or front of the building.


The BCA has secured support from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund and an individual donor to conduct a structural assessment of its Artist Studios Building, launching the critical step of determining the physical possibilities for the building to better serve the needs of working artists.

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