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45 Province Street

45 Province Street

45 Province Street is a new 31-story, mixed-use residential building in Boston’s historic Midtown Cultural District, with 25 stories of luxury condominiums, ground-floor retail, and a parking garage for residents and local businesses. The glass and terra cotta exterior bridges old and new Boston — the terra cotta reflecting the color and scale of the surrounding historic buildings, and the glass in dialogue with newer arrivals. Unabashedly contemporary, 45 Province is completely at home in its historic surrounds.

Boston, MA Completed: 2009 370,000 sf
Photography by © Richard Mandelkorn Photography

Massing was designed to minimize shadows on the adjacent buildings and reduce wind at grade. Stretching two-thirds of Province Street, the building is highly articulated at pedestrian scale. The entrance is marked by a curving glass canopy, in intentional opposition to the linear, angular façade. The interior lobby, health club, pool, and units — all designed by Bruner/Cott — reflect the modernist exterior. Lower floor duplexes face Province Street, while upper units have 360˚ city-wide views.

The building is concrete-framed, with an exterior rainscreen that reduces direct heat gain on exterior walls. Light colored roofing pavers reflect sunlight to diminish heat gain. Low VOC and recycled materials were used throughout, and construction practices reused historic site materials and reduced waste.


  • 2009 BSA Honor Award for Design Excellence
  • 2009 AIA New England Design Award