Public Realm

District Hall

Previously known as the Boston Innovation Center, District Hall was the first project built in Seaport Square. Located in the heart of the 23-acre Master planned development, District Hall was the first freestanding city-sponsored innovation center of its kind in the country. The 12,000 square foot facility provides space for companies and executives to meet, exchange ideas, and host business and social events.

District Hall features a full-service restaurant open to the public, flexible assembly space with a 250-seat capacity, gathering space with lounge seating, worktables, and flex spaces called “pods.” Collectively, these spaces support a variety of uses including meetings, classes, and exhibitions.

Hacin + Associates are responsible for District Hall’s exceptional design. District Hall was a joint development between BGI, Morgan Stanley, The City of Boston, and the Cambridge Innovation Center.

BGI’s responsibilities included Master planning, contract negotiation, budgeting & underwriting, capital formation, design & construction management, and marketing & leasing.