Constructed in 1917, the revitalized Little Building is now a cornerstone of Emerson College’s downtown campus. Through a hybrid presentation and design process, designers reimagined the building in a way that honored its historic aesthetic - recreating the façade on upper levels, preserving the cast stone where possible, and updating its efficiency and structural integrity. The imaginative restoration delivered a new LEED Gold building and advanced Emerson’s campus identity, while increasing residential capacity and preserving the architectural fabric of the city.
Elkus Manfredi Architects creates dynamic, connected, sustainable places and environments that foster community, from workplace to urban neighborhoods. The firm provides a synergistic combination of services that includes architecture, interior architecture, workplace strategy, employee engagement and change management, master planning, and urban design. With a 30+ year legacy of design distinction, the firm is recognized for its work with corporate, life sciences, workplace, higher education, hospitality, residential, and retail-entertainment clients.