Prudential Center, Boston

Project at a Glance

Boston, MA


STUDIOS Architecture

Project Type


Project Overview

  • High-end Italian food market with multiple restaurants, support kitchens and a rooftop restaurant atop of the new food market
  • Complex logistics within occupied mall and office complex
  • Designed specification, procurement and installation coordination with international vendors

Eataly, the world’s largest Italian marketplace expanded its geographic reach with a new location in Boston’s landmark Prudential Center. The existing food court in the Prudential Center was renovated to accommodate the new, 40,000 sq. ft. Eataly location. The project includes a marketplace with various stations for food such as pizza, meat, seafood, bread and desserts, multiple restaurants with support kitchens, a rooftop restaurant and support kitchen, an instructional cooking school, brewery with a wine and beer shop, office space and employee break rooms.

The project included complex coordination with international vendors to install select equipment, intense planning to maintain safe work environment in the heavily occupied building and precise integration with existing building systems and M/E/P infrastructure. The project is anticipated to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Photos courtesy of STUDIOS Architecture, Photography by Eric Laignel.