Finegold Alexander Architects_Boston City Hall Council Chambers
Boston City Hall Council Chambers
Boston's City Hall Council Chambers will soon be universally accessible. In addition, it will have technology and systems upgrades to support the work of the City's elected officials. Working within the original 1968 Brutalist building, originally designed Kallman McKinnell and Knowles, the refreshed spaces will complement the existing architecture. The design modifications raised the chamber floor to make it flush with the surrounding main floor level. In addition to improving access, the design also improves acoustics, upgrades lighting fixtures, telecommunications, and audio-visual technology. Working in collaboration with Meek Consulting Group, new carpeting, replacement of the councilors' desks, and selective replacement of other moveable furniture is part of the scope. Construction begins in July 2017.