More stories about Architects

  • The Chocolate Works Apartments

    The buzz of commerce filled the streets of many cities in the early 1900s, especially in the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia was known as a bustling center of urban industrialism, a place where manufacturing plants, shipping, and commerce thrived. North Third Street was no exception.

  • Cultural Renaissance

    Like many of its East Coast counterparts, the city of Haverhill, located in northeastern Massachusetts, is enjoying a renaissance. Over the course of a century, the city of about 60,000 saw its once-thriving shoe industry die and leave behind large, brick buildings ripe for redevelopment—and their...

  • Companies That Work

    Employee satisfaction is a good thing. Employee engagement is better. What's the difference? Attitude. While satisfied employees are happy with their jobs, it's still just a job. An engaged worker is one with a feeling of ownership of the company.

  • Work of Art

    Developers are often quick to brag about their projects. But how can you can tell when they truly fall in love with a property? They move in. Just ask Curtis Kemeny, president and CEO of Boston Residential Group, who purchased a two-story penthouse unit at his latest creation: 360 Newbury Street...

  • Higher Calling

    In today's PowerPoint world, the architect's presentation proved to be surprisingly low-tech. Instead of logging onto a laptop, he turned to a sheaf of transparencies, carefully placing each one on the slide projector. They deserved the care. With their faded black backgrounds and black-and-white...

  • What Lies Beneath

    Sure, you need to floor residents with sparkling hardwoods and plush carpeting. But in the mad dash to find the best-looking product, don't forget that what's underneath the pretty floor is just as critical to the success of an apartment or condo community.

  • Armed and Fabulous

    In the little town of Bethlehem sits a newly redeveloped 4.5-acre mixed-use property with a 65-year history inescapable from the Pennsylvania steel town's industrial roots. The building formerly served as the Johnson Machinery Shop for the Bethlehem Steel Co., once the second-largest steel...

  • Training Day

    Christine Burnett was a business software trainer at Pinnacle, an American Management Services company, when she was asked to be part of a 20-person team tasked with creating a comprehensive, corporate-wide training program. The group spent two months talking, planning, debating, and developing the...

  • Lofty Ambitions - Part 2

    From the bright lights of Los Angeles to the bluegrass of Louisville, Ky., lofts have become the choice places to live. And many of the 2006 MFE award winners are at the center of this architectural action, capitalizing on renters' and buyers' desire for urban-style living even in the heartland...

  • Design in a Box

    Sam Switzenbaum has a pretty good idea about who makes the decisions when it comes to choosing an apartment or condo, so he keeps gender in mind when picking the style of cabinets that go into his buildings. "First of all, women make a significant percentage of the decisions when it comes to...