As architect and designer of the exterior hotel improvements and architect of record for the interiors, Dyer Brown completed the top-to-bottom renovation of The Langham Hotel, a 9-story historic landmark in Boston’s Financial District. A 1922 Beaux Arts-style building and former New England branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, the design celebrates the building’s New England Locale and banking heritage with a warm and luxurious palette. Working with the Boston Landmarks Commission, Dyer Brown made exterior improvements to the façade, including new awnings, ramps, canopies, signage and exterior lighting. The design of the main entrance canopy complimented the building’s Beaux Arts-style, drawing inspiration from original interior design elements in the building. The new lighting design highlights the façade’s grand architectural details, strengthening the building’s presence at night. With the help of C3 Engineering’s envelope team, the original granite and limestone masonry was restored through
re-pointing deteriorating mortar, resealing windows, repairing the stone cornice, and cleaning the masonry. Through working with AKF, Jensen Hughes, and 21 additional consultants, Dyer Brown made accessibility, MEP equipment, and infrastructure upgrades throughout the building, including a rooftop cooling tower and generator.