Bergmeyer’s design collaborative embraces change
Our hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, looks different (and better!) now than it did when we were founded in the mid-'70s, and we have long been part of making that change happen. From our design studios in Boston’s still emerging Seaport District, we have created new retail, restaurant, workplace, and commercial building projects all over this city.
Our firm got its start by revitalizing some of Boston’s historic landmarks. Our renovation of the Liberty Tree Building on Washington and Essex Street still bears in its façade a terra cotta relief sculpture of the massive elm tree under which the Sons of Liberty met to discuss revolution in the 1760s. Another Bergmeyer project, Independence Wharf, entirely repositioned a warehouse building on the actual site of the Boston Tea Party at the gateway to the Seaport District. For our most prominent Boston landmark project to date, we were an architectural partner in the transformation of the 1862 Boston Society for Natural History building (known to locals as the Bonwit Teller building or Louis Boston) into the RH (Restoration Hardware) Boston showroom.
As Boston is known for its institutions of higher learning, Northeastern University, Boston College, Boston University, Tufts University, and Harvard University are all among our most forward-looking clients. Another of Boston’s most beloved institutions – the Museum of Fine Arts Boston – worked with us to restore the Shapiro Rotunda and Colonnade and redesign the West Wing restaurant and gift shop.
That very atypical hostel for HI USA in a historic warehouse in the Theater District? Bergmeyer. The entirely new two-story storefront and entry at 699 Boylston Street? Our work. That “Instagrammable” lobby at 343 Congress Street? We did that. The remarkable Bruins and Celtics ProShop that just opened on Causeway Street? You guessed it.
And the strikingly new Sam Adams Tap Room for Boston Beer next to Faneuil Hall? Well, that’s another story . . .