Big Ideas & How To get them to Stick

Schrafft's City Center

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The conceptual design process for the Schrafft’s City Center blows my mind to think back on. I started at CBT in April of 2014 and shortly thereafter cooked up the initial candy concept for the lobby, bold and playful Confectionary Contemporary mixed with a Factory / Industrial vibe.

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Returning to Candy Factory Glory

Read another Schrafft’s related post “Big Ideas and How to Get them to Stick”

See more pictures of Schrafft’s

Schrafft’s in the News: A workplace for Generation Z

The history Schrafft’s Candy Factory was a fixture in the Charlestown landscape and a wonderful local employer that sadly closed its doors in the late 1970s. The late Mr. Flatley bought the building and surrounding land and converted it into a first class office building in 1984. CBT along with The Flately Company has undertaken the second transformation of this incredible site.

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Boylston Street Lobby Revamp

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Prior to the renovation it was easy to walk past the main lobby of this high quality office building because the clear glass curtain wall was recessed in a shadowy nook six feet  behind the building line. While the ground level retail storefronts bow out into the sidewalk the corporate entrance was nearly hidden.

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