Boston Center for the Arts

Boston, Massachusetts

Challenge:

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

Goals:

  • 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.

Update:

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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