Atlantic Wharf Waterfront Development & Green Roof

Project Highlights

  • Merit Award, 2016, Boston Society of Landscape Architects
  • Boston’s First LEED Platinum Tower
  • Vegetated Green Roof
  • Landscapes over Built Structure
  • Design Elements Recalling History of the Area
  • Harborwalk

Facing the historic Fort Point Channel, the vibrant landscape at Atlantic Wharf is comprised of an open park and events space, redesign of a pivotal segment of the Boston Harborwalk, and a substantial green roof terrace. The character of the space is defined through carefully articulated details, from sculpted seatwalls to an integrated pergola and lighting structure.

Halvorson assisted with realizing the vision of Atlantic Wharf by re-energizing the waterfront and bringing active urban life to the area while also achieving the project’s ambitious green building goals, including a striking planted roof terrace on the eighth floor of the restored mercantile Tufts building. The extensive green roof includes hardscape areas and paths of crushed stone to support events use and access. Layered plants of varied color and height establish a richly textured foreground for the office tower’s waterfront views.

Developed by Boston Properties, the project includes adaptive reuse of two historic buildings with a tower addition by CBT Architects. The project achieved LEED Platinum status and was Boston’s first high-rise to reach this level of certification.


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