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Carl J. Shapiro Center, Beth Israel–Deaconess Hospital (incorporating the former Massachusetts College of Art)

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incorporating the former Massachusetts College of Art
1929, Henry and Richmond; 1996, Rothman Partners. 364 Brookline Ave.
  • Carl J. Shapiro Center, Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital (Incorporating the former Massachusetts College of Art) (Keith Morgan)

At the intersection of Brookline and Longwood avenues, the Carl J. Shapiro Center organizes the previously dispersed ambulatory services of Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital into a single structure. The historic four-story brown brick and cast-stone Medieval Revival building with inset reproductions of classical sculpture for the Massachusetts College of Art, now located nearby at 621 Huntington Avenue, was incorporated into the new twelve-story complex. Three facades and sections of the interiors of the 1929 building have been preserved. Specialists in health care and biomedical research facilities, Rothman Partners chose a buff brick for the expansion that negotiates between the materials of the historic structure for Massachusetts Art and the less distinguished tan brick buildings for the earlier Beth-Israel campus along Brookline Avenue. Above a 750-car parking garage, the Carl J. Shapiro Center provides space for education, health care, and research.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Carl J. Shapiro Center, Beth Israel–Deaconess Hospital (incorporating the former Massachusetts College of Art)", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 193-193.

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