New England Aquarium 

Master Plan + Harborwalk | Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's New England Aquarium opened in 1967 and became a precedent-setting prototype for future aquariums throughout the world. With its prominent urban waterfront setting, the aquarium is a significant tourist destination and educational resource service both the Boston community and New England region.

Halvorson Design teamed with Cambridge Seven Associates, the Aquarium’s original architects, to plan and design a comprehensive renovation to all of the public spaces surrounding the building, as well as the extension of Boston’s Harborwalk around the whole site.

The firm also designed the initial implementation of the Master Plan, opening the east end of the pier to the public and creating a major new segment of the Boston Harborwalk to improve access to the urban waterfront.


Cynthia Smith FASLA



New England Aquarium

Cambridge Seven Associates



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