Excerpt from New England Real Estate Journal:
BOSTON, MA – Designed by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TKA&), the Moakley Cancer Center was the first major clinical building to be added to the Boston Medical Center (BMC) campus in nearly 20 years when it opened in 2006. Last year, TK&A designed a 26,500 s/f expansion, addressing program growth within the facility and dramatically improving the function of the greater BMC campus by allowing for numerous necessary improvements.
The Moakley addition seamlessly blends with the original building, featuring a series of brick planes and curtain wall glazed solids. The adjacent East Concord St. plays an important role within the BMC campus by providing a link to the community of residential neighborhoods located to the north, while fostering one of the campuses most important north/south pedestrian connections. The east façade of the new addition engages this dynamic street edge and further defines the existing pedestrian travel path while creating a distinct bookend to the adjacent Talbot green space. Finally, the building’s new exterior canopy provides relief for pedestrians waiting for the MBTA and relates to adjacent building entrances of similar scale/material expression.
“Utilizing a highly collaborative project delivery method for this institutional master plan-enabling project allowed the seamless execution of each phase with concise communication and planning between our partners,” said Les Hiscoe, CEO, Shawmut Design and Construction. “Our approach ensured minimal disruption to ongoing day-to-day activity and prioritized the hospital’s unwavering commitment to the community.”