Architecture City Guide: Boston

For this week the Architecture City Guide series headed to the city of Boston including neighboring Cambridge just across the Charles River Basin. This area has an overwhelmingly large amount of modern architecture in a small radius, and our list reflects just that. What buildings do you want to see added to our Boston list, share them with us in the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Boston list and corresponding map after the break!

If you are up for a trip outside the city, just under an hour train ride on the MBTA Commuter Rail (Fitchburg Line) you will arrive in Lincoln, Massachusetts and the Gropius House / Walter Gropius.  The house is not open every day, so check before going.

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Cite: Minner, Kelly. "Architecture City Guide: Boston" 23 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>
  • Nicolas

    I would add the New England Aquarium

  • amiann

    Just an update, the restaurant Banq is now called Ginger Park.

  • David

    Along with the Aquarium, some other worthwhile modern buildings I would add are:
    Paul Rudolph’s otherworldly Government Service Center
    Machado and Silvetti’s Honan-Allston Branch library
    Steven Holl’s Simmons Hall at MIT
    Office dA’s MacAllen Building

  • Harsha

    My friend &I will visit Boston for 2days, how can we tour the contemporary buildings shown here? Is there an arch. Walking tour or open house like New York has that offers architectural tours? All offered tours look more historical while we are interested in contemporary as well. Both of are architects.
    Thank you