ULI Boston: Future-Proofing New Construction

10 World Trade Center

10 World Trade Center and the Age of Smart Buildings

Investors, developers, and occupants of the built environment are incorporating the latest evolution in technology to deliver energy efficiencies, building automation, and improved user experiences. Smart building technology is experiencing unprecedented growth and revolutionizing the real estate industry. The massive amount of capital invested in this space and the digital transformation of the industry is advancing at a rate unlike anything we’ve seen in the past 50 years.

One example of this change is Seaport’s newest lab and office space, 10 World Trade, conceived by global design firm and lead designer Sasaki and local developer Boston Global Investors (BGI). 10 World Trade’s dynamic and forward-thinking design delivers an abundance of smart technologies to further empower, connect, and inspire those who are shaping the future.

Expert Panel on Automation and Accessibility

The Nickerson team had the pleasure of participating in ULI Boston’s panel, “Future-Proofing New Construction: 10 World Trade and the Age of Smart Buildings”, moderated by our CEO, Lisa Nickerson. Bringing together the innovative minds behind this envisioned building, the panel event featured:

WiredScore is the certifier of 10 World Trade’s digital connectivity and smart technology, and Newcomb & Boyd was the engineering consultant on the project.

The panel focused on 10 World Trade as a future-ready building emphasizing the human experience. With automated features like View Smart Windows and personalized settings for lighting and temperature control, 10 World Trade prioritizes the tenant, with accessibility at the forefront of the design.

Lisa Nickerson at ULI Boston panel
Caroline Claar, Lisa Nickerson, and Molly Silvia at ULI Boston panel

A Revolution in Office and Life Science Development

A departure from the glass box, 10 World Trade is a revolutionary take on the lab and office tower. The building will deliver over 200,000 square feet of new lab space, over 255,000 square feet of office space, 8,000 square feet for cultural uses, 6,500 square feet dedicated to retail, and 40,000 square feet of outdoor public space. As “return-to-work” gains momentum, access to fresh air and open space prove to be lasting priorities for corporate tenants and their employees.

“10 World Trade is the juncture of the public realm and the commercial world, encapsulating the future of the built environment unlike anything we’ve ever seen in Boston.”

As the first building in Boston to receive SITES precertification, 10 World Trade boasts sustainability throughout the planning, design, construction, and management of landscapes and other outdoor spaces. The project’s SITES achievement is one of five such accolades at 10 World Trade. The project is also set to achieve Gold-level certification for SITES, LEED, and WELL, in addition to Platinum certifications from both WiredScore and SmartScore.

As a full-service branding, marketing, public relations, and communications agency with expertise in both PropTech and sustainability, the Nickerson team is proud to collaborate with the innovative teams behind 10 World Trade paving the way for the future of smart buildings. The Nickerson team elevates the experiential journey and serves as a trusted, global partner to elite, forward-thinking brands. Our strong focus on our growing team celebrates our individuality, ideas, talents, and experiences and embraces how we can leverage our unique perspectives to create better results for our client-partners, support one another, and be cohesive in today’s remote working environment.

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