MassMutual’s new Boston Campus, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects
Construction on the new building for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. in the Boston Seaport District, continues after its Topping Off ceremony on September 16, foreseeing its completion by the end of 2021.
The fintech, insurance company MassMutual engaged Elkus Manfredi Architects to design the building "10 Fan Pier Boulevard", that will serve as MassMutual’s new Boston campus as the company expands its presence across both sides of Massachusetts. The leading life insurance company is working with The Fallon Company to develop the build-to-suit tower that enhances the streetscape with a unique, undulating façade. The mixed-use neighborhood of Fan Pier encompasses three million square feet of mixed commercial and residential real estate, public space, a world-class marina, and close access to public transportation.
Located in Boston’s dynamic Seaport District, the new building will offer 310,000 square feet of waterfront commercial space including prime, ground-floor retail opportunities and a 5,900-square-foot outdoor public plaza facing the marina. The design includes the architecturally striking rounded exterior wall, outdoor and rooftop terraces, and a distinct glass façade with faceted panels set in different planes to accentuate the building’s curvature and capture the shifting reflections of sunlight and shadow throughout the day.
10 Fan Pier Boulevard’s curvature and tiered terrace levels add visual interest and fit harmoniously with the neighboring buildings. In addition to the curvaceous façade, the anticipated LEED-certified building will feature:
- A two-story lobby that serves as the entry point to the building, with 19,500-square-foot commercial floorplates running up through the 12th floor;
- Landscaped terraces offering sweeping views of Boston’s Harbor located on the 13th floor and rooftop; and,
- An elegant water feature, designed by landscape architecture firm Richard Burck Associates to mimic crashing waves, that will be the central component of the ground-level outdoor space across from the Institute of Contemporary Art along the Harborwalk pedestrian path.
MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. MassMutual offers a wide range of financial products and services, including life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, annuities, retirement plans and other employee benefits.
About Elkus Manfredi Architects
Elkus Manfredi Architects provides a synergistic combination of services that includes architecture, interior architecture, workplace strategy, employee engagement and change management, master planning, and urban design. With a 30+ year legacy of design distinction, the firm is recognized for its work with corporate, life sciences, workplace, higher education, hospitality, residential, and retail-entertainment clients.