101 Cambridge Park Drive
In the growing Alewife area of Cambridge, 101 Cambridge Park Drive is a 160,000 square foot, five-story mixed-use building with underground parking, retail and amenities on the ground floor, and four stories of tenant ready life science lab and office space. The site design includes a multi-use bike path to connect to the Minuteman Bikeway, ample EV Charging spaces, as well as easy access to the MBTA’s Red Line and public transportation options. Creating a campus feel with the neighboring 87 Cambridge Park Drive building, outdoor space includes new trees, native plants, and a 12,000 sq ft wood deck with seating and places for gathering and events.
With proximity to the Alewife Reservation, care was taken to create a more resilient building by raising the first floor four feet above grade and providing buried tanks for passive flood water storage. However, the connection to the street level was carefully planned with covered sloped walkways that keep the building well integrated to the streetscape. Additionally, the building is designed to meet high performance energy codes through efficient mechanical equipment, finely tuned window to wall ratio and high-performance glazing. A continuously insulated thin brick system reduces onsite material waste. Generous ceiling heights and open floor plans create tenant ready infrastructure.