District Hall

The Boston Innovation Center is the first project built for Boston Global Investors’ 23-acre waterfront development, Seaport Square. Located in the heart of Seaport Square, the Boston Innovation Center is the first freestanding city-sponsored innovation center of its kind in the country. The 12,000 SF facility provides space for promising companies and executives to meet and exchange ideas, and to host business and social events. It includes a restaurant that is open to the public; a flexible assembly space with a capacity of 250 seats; a gathering space with lounge seating and worktables; and several flex spaces called “pods,” meant to support a variety of uses including meetings, classes, and exhibitions. This project was designed by Hacin + Associates. 

The Boston Innovation Center is a joint development between Boston Global Investors, Morgan Stanley, the City of Boston, and the Cambridge Innovation Center. 

Responsibilities included Project Design, Permitting, Financing, General Contractor, & Marketing / Sales.

Project Plan

Printable PDF A 12,000 SF Boston's Innovation Center.
  • Restaurant open to the public
  • 250 seat assembly space
  • Several multipurpose flex spaces

Architect Hacin + Associates

Construction Manager John Moriarty

Date Completed 2012

Project Budget $5.5 M