The students of the Boston OpenLab Studio hosted by CDR/Payette displayed their hard work in the lobby last week; the exhibition showcased several drawings and models with the prompt of designing a neighborhood health and community center in Boston's Chinatown.

The proposed 67,000 SF GSF building includes a community health clinic and imaging center, with the remainder of the program being determined by the individual teams following a period of contextual analysis. The work is centered around themes of sustainability, embedded nature, and community-centered design, highlighting the importance of creating functional and environmentally responsible spaces.

Utilizing digital fabrication methods, the students have explored the importance of iterative design. Model-making has been emphasized throughout the process, allowing for continuous improvement and refinement of the proposed designs.