Urban Interventions

Small changes can have a big impact on urban environments. Inventive forms, expressive materials, and imaginative colors add vibrancy and legibility to the streetscape. They can complement or contrast with the surrounding building fabric, suggesting the myriad ways in which cities evolve.

This work requires close collaboration with business owners and municipal officials. We have done a series of projects for Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development and other municipalities. The public subsidies to private business owners has paid significant dividends in job creation and improvements to civic character.

Small changes can have a big impact on urban environments