New England Aquarium 

Master Plan + Harborwalk | Boston, Massachusetts

The New England Aquarium in Boston opened in 1967 and became a precedent-setting prototype for many future aquariums.  It is a celebrated tourist attraction and an educational resource serving the community and region

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

Halvorson Design 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