CambridgeSeven was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1962 by a group of designers with varied interests and backgrounds who believed that their collaborative efforts would be far more effective than those of any individual. Since its inception, the firm has been guided by the conviction that each assignment, at any scale, is an opportunity to apply fresh thinking in a search for creative solutions.
National AIA Firm Award
Winner of the prestigious American Institute of Architects Firm Award, CambridgeSeven is internationally acclaimed for its innovative work in architecture, urban design, planning, exhibitions, graphic, and interior design. Cited for its "uncompromising clarity of purpose, design excellence, and an abiding respect for and delight in the human use of their projects," the Firm Award Jury described the firm as "an influential and stimulating example, demonstrating new directions of professional practice." The Jury also commended "the staying power of their approach," noting, "The impact, graphics, and readability of their work continue to serve as landmarks"
In writing about the firm, the architecture critic Robert Campbell stated that "From the start, the Seven set out to combine architecture with the other design arts - with exhibits, with graphics, and signage, with public art, with product design, with film, even with city planning. Most of their work is a collaboration among many disciplines..."
CambridgeSeven has applied this approach to a diverse range of building types including academic, museum, exhibit, hospitality, transportation, retail, office, and aquarium facilities. The firm practices throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East, annually completing work totaling over $500 million in construction costs.
Since the very first project for the New England Aquarium, and in numerous projects in architecture and exhibit design today, CambridgeSeven has been designing buildings that teach respect for our environment and educate the public about conservation, through both example and content. In-house LEED accredited professionals, collaborations with green design leaders, and total building system integration with our engineers is leading to sustainable projects for US agencies, universities, not-for-profits, and businesses alike.