The next generation

May 27, 2017 Posted by David O'Sullivan - No Comments

The next generation of architecture takes flight at O’Sullivan Architects’ our team of professionals………

We are pleased to share our excitement with Erion Nikolla and his accomplishment of graduating from the Boston Architectural College with a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree on May 19, 2017.

Among the many courses during his college education, we would like to highlight his year-long Degree Project – “319”.  Upon the conclusion of the required Degree Project – a book is published, given to the school library, and ultimately, added to the archives of all graduates.

Erion received an award for his Project Design “The Architecture Degree Project Studio Commendation – Special Commendation for Evolutionary Process”.  Erion received his award from the college president on the evening before Commencement.

The Degree Project centered on a new six-story academic building proposed for the intersection at “319” Newbury and Hereford Street in Boston’s Back Bay.  This new building features a variety of uses including collaborative space for student & community partners, class rooms, presentation hall, studios, computer lab, laser cutter room, 3D printing room, wood shop, fitness center, courtyard, café, and public gallery.

……. here are a few illustrations from the Degree Project “319” Book …….

Visual Connection

  • Full building perspective. 3D model placement on existing environment. Photo taken at intersection of Hereford and Newbury Street.
  • The pedestrian bridge is incredibly important to ultimately tie the design of the campus together. As a gate onto Newbury street, it visually anchors the public and invites them to experience the BAC without ever stepping foot inside.

Visual Connection - 319- May 2017


East Elevation

  • The East Wing sits undisturbed onto a solid foundation of concrete stretching up along the back staircase and hosting the Cafe and the first floor. This move and the extrusions in the concrete on the second and sixth floor reflect the architecture of 320 Newbury Street and it pays homage to its humble beginnings.

East Elevation - 319 - May 2017



  • The building’s architecture seeks to emulate the language found in the Back Bay and breaks up the façade first into east and west wings and then further into smaller components to represent the dynamic and diversity of the site.

STREET-SCAPE - 319 - May 2017