Related Beal & Kavanagh Advisory Group, LLC

Innovation Square

Project at a Glance

Boston, MA


HDR, Inc.

Project Type

New Construction

Project Overview

  • State-of-the-art life sciences development in Boston’s thriving Seaport District
  • 152 driven piles stabilize the building’s foundation on the coastal property
  • Collaborative design-assist approach to M/E/P systems, including specialty systems for laboratories

Commercial development in Boston’s Seaport District is expanding further with the construction of Innovation Square, a 360,000 sq. ft. life-science-focused building complex. The two interconnected buildings at Innovation Square will be dedicated to the rapidly growing life sciences industry and feature a 7,500 sq. ft. fitness center, 7,500 sq. ft. of rentable retail space and a 60,000 sq. ft. below-grade parking garage.

The first of the two phases encompasses the construction of a 130,000 sq. ft. steel superstructure comprised of architectural precast concrete and curtain wall. One hundred fifty–two 120–ton, 14” precast piles were driven to support the foundations on the land-filled site. A design-assist approach was utilized for the M/E/P systems within all of the buildings and 40% of the HVAC systems were designed to support laboratory spaces. The project is being built to LEED Silver certification.