Next Phase Studios Architects is a collaborative design firm providing full design services for architecture and interiors. We work as an experienced, integrated team and use a dynamic, problem solving approach. As both individuals, and studio members, we strive for a very high level of expertise and effectiveness. This method leads to creative, innovative design and well managed Project Delivery.
Our team structure allows us to execute a complex range of projects of a diverse type, budget, and size. Next Phase Studios provides project leadership and actively engages a full team of professional engineers, construction & costs consultants, landscape and lighting designers, and required specialists to collaborate with the client & builder from concept through construction and occupation. At the core of this approach is a design process that fully involves the client and adds value in the realization of architecture and its place in the built environment.
The results of our work incorporate the diverse experiences and contributions by all the team members involved in the creative or design process. This inclusive approach allows us to excel, for example, in the fields of Integrated Design, Sustainability and Building Performance. A creative process is always an integrated one within a Collaborative Team. In the context of our work, and brought into focus by each project, known principles and approaches are constantly questioned and interrogated through new methodologies and disciplined design.
In terms of architectural design, we prefer the unusual to the usual, or put another way, we tend to introduce the ‘usual’ in an unusual way. We see the experiential component of architecture, the composition of space and light, as being free and supportive of the social aspects. This leads to what we call human friendly or ‘Humanistic’ Design. We believe that such an approach can introduce a certain lightness and simplicity to architecture resulting in well received projects.
Recently completed and published::
Winner of the 5th Annual Preservation Award in Newton, Massachusetts for the addition/renovation to a 1953 Paul Rudolph designed single-family home.
Mount Pleasant Home - Mount Pleasant Home was completed in May, 2012 and is headed for full occupancy. In June, 2012 it was certified LEED Gold. The $13 million project revitalizes a historic Georgian Revival Residential Care building by creating a sustainable, healthy living environment emphasizing daylighting and a rigorous building envelope. A new residential wing is connected to the historic structure by an enclosed public atrium creating a shared, multi-level space with living, dining, and community spaces.
On the Drawing Board::
Braintree Housing Authority - Community Center Accessibility.
Whitman Housing Authority - ADA Bathroom Renovations.
Wilmington Housing Authority - Feasibility Study
Genzyme Center, Cambridge, MA - Space Planning & Office Fit-Out.
From the Construction Site::
Greenfield Community College Greenhouse - An energy neutral greenhouse and science facility with extensive integrated renewable and solar energy systems as a teaching and research demonstration project. The highly insulated envelope and strategically glazed structure uses its form and shell to dramatically reduce energy consumption while balancing plant growth and performance.
Brigham and Women's Primary Care Clinic, Jamaica Plain, MA
+ Greenfield Community College Greenhouse, Greenfield, MA
+ Mount Pleasant Home, Boston, MA
+ Harvard Allston Science Complex, Boston, MA
+ Buchheim Museum, Bernried, Germany
+ St. Benno High School, Dresden, Germany
Putterham Branch Library, Brookline, MA + Solomon-Schector Day School, Newton, MA + CBR Institute for Biomedical Research, Boston, MA
Hannaford Brothers Grocery Store, Augusta, ME
+ Guangzhou Convention Center, Guangzhou, China
+ Genzyme Center, Cambridge, MA
+ Highpoint Wind Turbine Study, Cambridge, MA
+ Office Layout & Furniture Design, Cambridge, MA
[Additional Projects]: Brigham and Women's Hospital, New Primary Care Clinic, Boston, MA + Green Street Office, Jamacia Plain, MA + MAG Motor Turbines, Worcester, MA + Robert Allen Contract Fabrics, Mansfield, MA + Broad St. Mill Complex, Hudson, MA + Mt. Pleasant Golf Course, Lowell, MA + Neustra Culinary Ventures Kitchen Incubator, Boston, MA
Mount Pleasant Home, Boston, MA + Burroughs Street Condos, Jamaica Plain, MA + The Clarence, Mixed-use, Kingston, Ontario + Parkside Village, Jamaica Plain, MA + Nuestra Commidad Healthy Home, Roxbury, MA + Distillery Redevelopment, South Boston, MA
[Additional Projects]: Cambridge Housing Authority - Jefferson Park Apartments, Cambridge, MA + Dickinson Building, Fitchburg, MA + DND Housing, City of Boston + 227 Harvard Street, Boston, MA
[Selected Projects]: Gallery House, Chestnut Hill, MA + Spooner Road, Chestnut Hill, MA + John Andrews Loft, Jamaica Plain, MA + Sterns Street House, Cambridge, MA + Alveston Residence, Jamaica Plain, MA + Essex Road Residence, Chestnut Hill, MA + 26 Arbutus Residence + Arborview Residence + Deering Road, Modular Triple-Decker + Gatehouse Road Residence, Chestnut Hill, MA + Meadowbrook Residence, Wellesley, MA + Tom Nevers Head, Nantucket, MA + Ludlow Residence, Jamaica Plain, MA + Ahern Residence, Chestnut Hill, MA + Freeman Residence, Newton, MA + Framer Road Residence, Wellesley, MA
North Point: Parcel N, Boston, MA +
Solar Village, Hadley, MA +
River Douglas Bridge, UK +
New York City Bike Rack, NY +
Harbor Island Pavilion, Boston, MA +
Parachute Pavilion, Coney Island, NY +
Sunrise Park, Charlottesville, VA +
Golf Tower, Lima, Peru +
CT Science Center, Hartford, CT +
Radebeul Church, Dresden, Germany
Urban Projects ::
[Additional Projects]: Fenway Urban Village, Boston, MA
Michael Singer Studio
Hannaford Supermarkets, Augusta, ME::
Interview with Rick Ames::
Mount Pleasant Home - Jamaica Plain Gazette, July 22, 2011
Gallery House, Chestnut Hill, MA::
Next Phase Studios designs a modern contemporary home in Chestnut Hill that connects to air, nature and daylight.
New York City Bike Rack Competition::
Next Phase Studios' design entry, "Cable Rack" was selected as one of 10 finalists of the City Rack Design Competition. The design competition drew
200 participants from 24 states and 26 nations. Next Phase Studio's design prototype was exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
"The book presents 28 case studies that are robust examples of what too often and too easily is described as 'sustainable architecture.' As the book demonstrates, integrated design inevitably means a variety of things to various practices. However, regardless of their impetus, each practice develops productive confluences between energy strategies, construction, and architectural form.
"AUGUSTA – Governor John E. Baldacci joined Augusta Mayor Roger Katz and Hannaford CEO Ron Hodge today to unveil a
proposal for a new Platinum-certified LEED supermarket at the site of the former Cony High School. The store would be the first
Platinum-certified LEED supermarket in the world and the first green supermarket in the State of Maine, according to Hannaford."
North Point - Parcel "N"::
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