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Elkis Manfredi Architects was born in 1988, and since then they have been privileged to form long-term relationships with many of the nation’s most distinguished developers, corporations, and institutions, who have give them the opportunity to shape some of the most important planning and design projects undertaken across the country. With a wide range of projects, such as hospitality, residential and offices, Design Contract is proud to present you The Verb, one of their recent projects!
“The building’s new owner asked us to reconnect the best of Boston’s rock ’n’ roll past with the spirited culture of today’s Fenway,” explains Elizabeth Lowrey, principal and director of interior architecture at Elkus Manfredi Architects. Although the owner did not require the firm to keep any of the former motor inn’s original elements, the existing site plan “created the sense of an oasis in the midst of the densely eclectic heart of Boston’s Fenway neighborhood,” she adds. “We chose to keep and enhance the elements that created that oasis.”
“Because there was so much good history, context, culture, and architecture to work with, it was tempting to become thematic in our design for the Verb,” Lowrey says. “We needed to maintain self-discipline to design a truly authentic environment.”
“The Verb’s design can be summed up as the rock heyday of the Fenway re-imagined for today’s guest,’” says Lowrey. “The result is a little provocative, a little nostalgic, a lot hip.”