Atlantic Wharf

Harborwalk + Green Roof | Boston, Massachusetts

Facing the historic Fort Point Channel, the vibrant landscape at Atlantic Wharf is comprised of an open park and events space, redesign of a pivotal segment of the Boston Harborwalk, and a substantial green roof terrace. The character of the space is defined through carefully articulated details, from sculpted seatwalls to an integrated pergola and lighting structure.

The landscape design at Atlantic Wharf extends beyond the Boston Harborwalk and waterfront park to include a striking planted roof terrace on the eighth floor of the restored mercantile Tufts building. Layered plants of varied color and height establish a richly textured foreground for the office tower’s waterfront views. The extensive green roof includes hardscape areas and paths of crushed stone to support events use and access.

Developed by Boston Properties, the project includes adaptive reuse of two historic buildings with a tower addition by CBT Architects.


2011 Preservation Achievement Award,
Boston Preservation Alliance

2013 LEED Platinum Certified
US Green Building Council



2.2 acres



Robert Uhlig ASLA LEED AP BD+C



Boston Properties

CBT Architects

Marine Engineer:
Childs Engineering Corporation

Civil Engineer:

Traffic Engineer:
Howard Stein Hudson

Structural Engineer:
McNamara Salvia, Inc.