As the Greater Boston area returns to normalcy, we are inspired by the resilience of the American people and reminded of the price of living in a free, democratic society. With investigation scenes in Boston, Cambridge and Watertown scaling down, we encourage our friends and neighbors to take back our streets. Please be advised that Newbury Street is open for business and hope indeed springs eternal here in the heart of the Back Bay. Please consider (re)visiting some of our clients out there, including our first Newbury Street project – the DvF Boston store.
XChange Architects was invited to collaborate with Diane von Furstenberg Studio in 2010 on the design and construction administration of the first DvF store in New England at 73 Newbury Street. Although an extensive corporate design standard was available, there were considerable challenges in applying them to a turn-of-the-century brownstone. A range of custom design solutions – from unique universal access concepts to a considerable re-use of the existing HVAC system – resulted in the skillful merging of a contemporary design aesthetic with a New England flair. We are most appreciative of the collaborative problem-solving spirit of our design team – including DvF’s New York City-based interior architecture team and R.G. Vanderweil Engineers – as well as our unflappable General Contractor, Sleeping Dog Properties.
Photography: Roberto Farren Photography
Design Lead: David Del Villar, VP of Design and Construction – DvF Studio LP
General Contractor: Sleeping Dog Properties, Inc.
M/E/P & FP: R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP
All photographs, images and drawings copyright XChange Architects LLC, unless otherwise noted.