A community-oriented, mixed-use development integrating public school headquarters, transit, meeting space, and local retail

The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston, Massachusetts is a mixed-use facility integrating public school offices, retail, transit, and the community. Centrally located in Roxbury’s Dudley Square adjacent to a regional transit hub, it was created by the city of Boston to stimulate community development and investment.

The 215,000 square foot complex incorporates the restoration of three historic facades, including the landmark Ferdinand building, coupled with new construction and capped with a green roof. The interior includes a light filled-atrium, offices, community meeting space, and first floor retail.

The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building is a great example of civic leadership that succeeds on many levels.

2017 Selection Committee

The anchor tenant is the newly consolidated Boston Public Schools headquarters. Ground floor restaurants and shops serve building tenants and the surrounding neighborhood. Funding for the $124 million public private development included New Market Tax Credit financing.