CREW Boston

Public Strategies October Monthly Meeting

The CREW Boston Public Strategies Committee (PSC) held its monthly breakfast meeting on Wednesday, October 21 and committee members were treated to an “insider view” of the development of the new Boston Public Market.  Situated on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and on the ground floor of MassDOT’s Parcel 7 facility, the Boston Public Market is highly accessible by foot or transit with the Haymarket T station within the existing building. Presented by CREW-Boston and PSC members Kate Mora and Caitlin Gilman of Architerra and Amy Prange of Colliers, Kate, Caitlin and Amy explained the unique challenges of transforming the vacant 28,000 + sf ground floor into a civic amenity that includes a vibrant public market delivering healthy, local food and educational programming to the City of Boston. Delivered on a fast track design schedule, the new  Boston Pubic Market opened its doors on July, 30, 2015 and now hosts 38 vendors.
Working closely with the Boston Pubic Market Association, using a highly collaborative design process, the project team navigated myriad stakeholders securing dozens of city, state and federal approvals on a compressed timeline. With relatively shallow ceiling heights for a market and compromised access to daylight, a critical design challenge was to create an open and luminous place for vendors and visitors and was achieved by using creative lighting and materials.
Already an overwhelming success, the Boston Public Market is the only year-round, indoor, locally sourced market of its kind in the United States and committed to a simple mission: to provide fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels, nourish our community, and educate the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England. The Boston Public Market is a partnership between the Boston Public Market Association, individual and corporate donors, foundations, the City of Boston, and the project's seed funder, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Click here for the presentation.
The new Boston Public Market project was delivered by a top notch multi-disciplinary team that included CREW Members.

CREW Boston members that worked on the project:
Ellen Watts – Architerra, Architect and Principal-In-Charge
Kate Mora – Architerra, Architect and Assistant Construction Administrator
Caitlin Gilman – Architerra, Architectural Designer
Amy Prange – Colliers, Project Manager (Owner’s Rep)

Other women that worked on the project:
Marisa Somers – Lee Kennedy Co., Project Manager (CM)
Meredith Fydenkevez – McNamaria/Salvia, Structural Engineer
Stephanie LeBlanc – MassDOT, Building Owner’s Representative
Liz Morningstar – BPMA CEO
Tiffani Emig – BPMA Market Manager
Meghan Gibbons – BPMA Assistant Market Manager


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