The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) has moved into a brand-new space in Atlantic Wharf. It’s far from the first time that architects have inhabited this site. From the 1980s until the early 2000s, the three industrial buildings comprising what was formerly known as Russia Wharf—Russia, Graphic Arts, and Tufts—were a hot spot for architecture firms. These turn-of-the-century mercantile buildings, designed by Peabody & Stearns and other notable Boston firms, provided these architects with inexpensive, flexible and light-filled spaces. Collaborations were forged, new clients and projects were found, and fledgling firms gained their footing. A professional community was nurtured there, however informally. To find out more about life in these buildings, I sat down recently with a few of the architects who have worked out of these spaces over the years.

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