Ames Building

Boston, MA

Market: Hospitality

Client

One Court Street, LLC

Completion

2009

Awards

2010 Preservation Achievement Award, Boston Preservation Alliance
2009 Preservation Award, Bostonian Preservation Society
Ames Building Boston
Ames Building Boston
Ames Building Boston

At fourteen stories and 185 ft to the parapet, the historic Ames Building is one of the tallest load-bearing masonry buildings in the United States. The Richardsonian Romanesque building, designed by the architectural firm of Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, was constructed in 1893 and served as the corporate headquarters of the Ames Plow agricultural equipment company until 1950. In 2009, the building was transformed from Class B office space into a four-star, 114-room boutique hotel. SGH provided structural engineering, building enclosure engineering, and masonry repair services for the rehabilitation.