9 Newbury Street
Back Bay, Boston, MA
Transformed commercial lobby; 600 sf
The transformation of a lobby and storefront situated on the upscale and historic Newbury Street. Special consideration to materials, color, and lighting creates a warm and welcoming feel for the updated spaces.
Hansy Better Barraza
Anthony J. Piermarini
Allied Consulting Engineering Services
Recessed Lights, Reflections
Italian Tile, Forms+Surfaces Wall Panels
Glass Storefront, Bay Windows
About the transformed lobby
In Back Bay
Located on the coveted first block of Newbury Street just west of Boston Public Garden, this project transformed a dated and dreary storefront and lobby into two elegant, welcoming spaces. With only one narrow hallway leading to the street, natural lighting was limited in the lobby space. A glass door maximizes the transference of outside light. Inside, recessed lights create a warm glow that reflect across the ceiling and floor. The lobby features Italian tile flooring, while the walls are made of top-of-the-line Forms+Surfaces metal panels in light hues. At the neighboring retail storefront, eye-level bay windows capture the attention of passersby. Overhead panels embrace the circular theme solidified by three supporting columns.