Most people who are familiar with Signer Harris Architects know Jane Kepros as knowledgeable and detailed lab programmer and planner – but prior to joining Signer Harris Architects, Jane was a scientific researcher at Synta Pharmaceuticals.
Category Archives: Innovations
Building Operating Management magazine featured the Broad Institute at 301 Binney Street this month on its website, in an article titled “The Broad Institute: Mission-Driven Design in the Nick of Time”. The article describes how Signer Harris Architects was able to create a design that responds to the Broad Institute’s evolving research needs and collaborative [...]
Last week, Signer Harris Architects sent its first fashion collection down the runway – at the IIDA New England Fashion Show and Gala. With our partners Steelcase, Office Environments of New England, and DesignTex, our collection responded to this year’s theme, “ICON.ography”, by creating interpretations of Virgin iconography: Virgin Mary, Queen Elizabeth, and Madonna. The [...]
The West Basin House was recently showcased in 150 Best Eco House Ideas by Marta Serrats…
We recently conducted a Building Performance Review of St. Ann’s to determine how the facility’s design shapes learning. In order to obtain quantifiable results, we enlisted the expertise of researcher / analyst Erin Carlon to create and conduct a survey that would yield data about the building’s impact on the school. In general, the Building [...]
In recent years, our local economy has seen a dramatic expansion of the biotech sector – in Cambridge’s “Biotech Corridor” in particular. This was the topic of a recent CoreNet New England Chapter Event, where Bill Harris moderated a panel discussion between three industry leaders from Genzyme, Novartis, and the Broad Institute, who shed light on the business drivers that have led to the expansion and how that growth has impacted space demands and real estate decisions.
In these lean times, it is more important than ever to maximize design impact within limited budgets. This is especially true for institutional clients where the expectation of quality is always balanced with the appearance as well as the reality of expense. We have developed a thoughtful approach to achieve this goal which was recently featured as the cover story in College Planning & Management magazine.
Through its annual Best Workplace Awards, CoreNet Global New England recognizes workplace projects that demonstrate innovation in design, use of real estate, functionality, and technology that support an organization’s mission. CoreNet recently honored the 80,000 square-foot renovation of 301 Binney Street at the Broad Institute for the project’s demonstrated contribution to core business functionality.