A centerpiece of the Seaport Square Planned Development Area (PDA), the project is located in the heart of South Boston’s Innovation District, on Seaport Boulevard at Boston Wharf Road.
Truly a live, work, play environment, 101 Seaport benefits from adjacencies to residential,cultural and retail neighbors as well as immediate connections to mass transportation and Boston’s major interstate highways. Most unique, the site allows for 101 Seaport to have sweeping views to the Boston Harbor.
Jacobs led the architectural design for the 17-story, 632,686-square-foot, LEED Platinum-certified building, home to world-class retail and opportunities.
stories tall, providing unbeatable views of Boston Harbor
square feet of approximate rental area of a total more than 632,000-square-feet of building space
water use reduction, including innovative rainwater reuse system and 30% reduction in energy usage
square feet of tree-lined open space at the building’s base
Shaping the skyline in the heart of Boston
As architectural designer for 101 Seaport, we initially designed to respond to PDA guidelines and developed the building’s design through consideration of urban, environmental and programmatic goals. Informed by energy use and views, the massing is separated into north and south boxes and guided by programmatic efficiency and flexibility. The expansive views to the north allow for equally expansive fenestration establishing a façade anchoring both Seaport Square and the district. The slender box to the north is distinct from the southern mass that is characterized by its need to regulate sunlight and energy. Also all glass, it complements the sheer façade on the north by offering texture and articulation.
Limited to a maximum height of 250’-0” by FAA regulations, 101 Seaport is 17 stories tall. The primary massing also informed in section by the PDA as the building is divided into a 75’ 4” story podium and 175’ tower providing a gross building area of approximately 632,686 SF and a rentable area of approximately 440,000 SF.
Prominently positioned on Seaport Boulevard, the building’s base adds to the boulevard’s street wall set forth in the district’s master plan. A green terrace on the podium roof hints at the projects commitment to sustainability, further enhancing the district’s commitment to sustainability. Designed to meet the highest sustainable standards, it provides a light and airy office experience while meeting the most stringent energy performance.
Finally, its large formal gestures shapes Boston’s new skyline while the exterior design at the building’s base frames the pedestrian experience. Featuring a two story “high-tech” glass and stainless steel curtain wall for its lobby and atrium, the street level is anchored by a composition of glass and opaque material offering a façade that is open.