Boston, MA

RH Boston (Restoration Hardware)

Market Sectors
Owner/Developer
R H Design and Development
Architect
Bergmeyer Associates

RH Boston (Restoration Hardware) is located within the refurbished New England Museum of Natural History in Boston’s Back Bay. The 40,000 SF building is home to RH’s Design Gallery spanning all four stories. Originally built in 1863, this renovation consisted of repairing and replacing elements, while maintaining the character of the historic building. The property was stripped back to its old walls after being modified for previous retail tenants. The mezzanines and dividing walls were removed, the atrium was opened so the original vaulted ceilings could be visible from the ground-level and a 70-foot steel-caged glass elevator was constructed as the central focal point. The original beauty was returned to the structure in this overhaul.

Grand Prize for Specialty Store over 25,000 SF (2014) Association for Retail Environments

First Place for Hard Line Specialty Store (2014) Retail Design Institute

Preservation Achievement Award (2013) Boston Preservation Alliance

Innovation Award for Store Planning (2014) Retail Design Institute

Store of the Year (2014) Association for Retail Environments

Best Retail Design (2014) IIDA New England