Margulies Perruzzi Architects to reposition National Development
April 16, 2015 - Construction Design & Engineering
Built in 1984, 101 Station Dr. required significant exterior and interior updates to renovate it as an upscale office building with urban amenities. To open the building to more natural light, MPA repositioned the front entrance forward, and redesigned the front faÃ§ade with a new self-tinting glass curtainwall. Providing a more gracious entrance on approach, the front entry also features a new canopy, landscaping, and outdoor gathering places around a central fireplace. A new parking entrance provides employee access from the west side of the building. Inside, MPA connected the lobby with the outdoors via a two-story "living wall." The new lobby also has stadium-style seating, as well as a cafe and new high-end fitness center. The renovations are designed to accommodate single or multi-tenant occupancy.
Located near the Rte. 128 Amtrak and MBTA commuter rail train station at the junction of Rtes. 95 and 128, University Station and the renovation of 101 Station Dr. will transform the area into a mixed-use, transit-oriented development consisting of residential, retail, restaurant, hotel, and office space.