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Practice : Winter 2009
NEWSWORThy NEWSWORThy ] c7a pROfIlE Longtime partner of the Boston Architectura l College, Ca mbridge Se ven Associates, Inc . (C7A) is enjoying a renaissa nc e of sorts back home in Boston, after many years of success nationally and internationally. C7A has some highly visible, awa rd-winning local projects including the Boston Children’s Mu seum, The Liberty Hotel, CBS Scene, The Hall at Patriots Place, The Hard Rock Café Boston, the redesign of the Shawmut and Fields C orner MBTA Red Line stations, The Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care at MGH, and the Healing Garden at MGH, which have all debuted to great ac cl aim among the architecture community. The firm is currently working on the A shmont MBTA station, the ma ster plan for the New Engla nd Aquarium, and the updating of the master plan for the Museum of Science. In addition to the firm’s high-profile loc al work, C7A recently completed the “World Brook lyn” ex hibit at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, a nd is currently doing the master plan for a new academic building on the UMass Lowell c a mpus, de signing Discovery Place, a science museum in Cha rlotte, N.C ., a nd cre ating e xhibits for the Statue of Liberty. What is perhaps most intriguing about this mid-size Cambridge firm is the impact C7A is having in the Middle East. The firm cu rrently has some one billion doll ars’ worth of new construction projects in Kuwa it, a tremendous buffer aga inst the slowing U.S . ec onomy. The firm’s Kuwait projects include The Scientific Center in Kuwait City, the K uwait University Ma rine Science Center at Fintas, the Feheheel Waterfront Development, the K uwait Nation al Petroleum Company Headquarters, Kuwait University’s College of Engineering and Petroleum, the Ministry of Education Headquarters Building, as well as the College of Business and College for Women at Kuwait University. The e xperience of working in a ne w culture, a nd one which relies so he avily on strong interpersona l relation ships, c oll aboration, a nd unbridled creativity has b een a tremendous le arning experience for a ll involved. Over the years, the C7A team has embraced the importance cambridge Seven associates What is most intriguing about C7A is the impact that this mid-size firm is having in the Middle East, while designing highly visible award-winning local projects in Boston. boston children’s museum pRacTIcE 29