News | October 16th 2017

CBT Designs First-Ever Centralized Festival Site for Boston Innovation Festival

For the last three years, we have been thrilled to partner with HUBweek, Boston’s city-wide innovation festival, to further our commitment to design excellence in our community with three tremendous goodwill projects. In 2015, we joined the inaugural HUBweek team to transform Atlantic Wharf into an active indoor and outdoor innovation space called WorkBeat that encouraged Bostonian’s creatives to draw inspiration from the city itself. In 2016, we built three bright pink pop-up pavilions on the Rose Kennedy Greenway to host our Housing the Hub research and community discussion series which daylighted five design ideas to address Boston’s critical housing shortage. 

This year, as the official masterplanner of HUBweek, we were thrilled to partner with HUBweek once again to design and masterplan The HUB, their first- ever centralized festival site featuring six geodesic domes, 72 containers, 130 artists, 150+ events, and a multitude of speakers.

The HUB brought together the world's best and brightest in arts, science, and technology while encouraging new innovations and the chance for visitors to explore shared interests through a diversity of interactive experiences. Furthermore it placed industries that are traditionally siloed side-by-side, encouraging new synergies right in the heart of Boston.

We were proud to have helped bring together Boston’s leaders in arts, science and technology for the greater good and best of all, we’re already knee deep in planning for 2018!

WBUR: "'We've Built A Hub': Annual HUBWeek Fest Has First Site On Boston's City Hall Plaza"
Boston Globe: "Everything you need to know about HUBweek 2017"
Boston Globe: "Kicking off its third year, HUBweek looks to become a Boston civic staple"
INC.: "How These 4 East Coast Cities Are Attracting Millennials"

HUBweek 2017 - The HUB from CBT Architects on Vimeo.