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Hilton Garden Inn Boston-Brookline

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Hotel – Midscale & Lifestyle
  • Company/Firm
    CambridgeSeven
  • Lead Designer
    Marc Rogers, LEED AP BD+C
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Stefanie Greenfield, AIA, LEED AP; Robert Bander, AIA; Jacob Bloom, LFA; Gary Johnson, AIA
  • Photo Credit
    Anton Grassl & Laura McDonough
  • Location
    Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Project Date
    May 2021
  • Construction Company
    Callahan Construction
  • Architect
    CambridgeSeven
  • Interior Designer
    CambridgeSeven & Parker Torres
  • Hospitality
    Hilton Hotels
  • Developer
    Claremont Companies

At a busy crossroads where Brookline meets Boston’s medical district, this new sculptural building knits an iconic Olmsted park with nearby commercial and residential blocks. The sculptural glass form folds around a dynamic triangular site and steps back from the Emerald Necklace park to allow light into the landscape. The façade hides a second-story parking garage using a playful glass frit pattern and purposeful curves. Pedestrians and cyclists benefit from improved sidewalks, benches, and a bike path to connect Brookline to Boston. The design grew from an inclusive community process, meeting the needs and expectations of local residents, professionals, and institutions. Where there once sat a vacant gas station, the site now boasts outdoor seating for patrons to gather and enjoy the scenery of the adjacent greenery. Those enjoying the bike path now have a place to stop for a moment of rest as they enjoy small plates and drinks from the restaurant that serves locally-inspired New England fare. An inviting two-story lobby with public seating creates a comforting and welcome presence on a prominent urban corner and offers guests unique views of multiple neighborhoods.