The Innovation and Design Building

Boston, Massachusetts

The Innovation and Design Building is a 1.35 million square foot mixed-use complex located in the Innovation District in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. The eight-story structure was constructed in 1918 and originally served as a waterside storehouse for the South Boston Army Base. Today, the Innovation and Design Building’s light-filled floors are home to a diverse mix of companies including Reebok's global headquarters, as well as innovative entrepreneurs, including architects and engineers, skilled makers and craftspeople, research and development firms, and technology startups. The complex is also home to the Boston Design Center—New England’s premier resource for design professionals—with showrooms featuring over 1,200 luxury product lines of fabric, furniture, lighting, antiques, fine art, wall and floor coverings, kitchen and bath components, and contract services.

Address: One Design Center Place & 21-23-25 Drydock Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

Building Details:

  • More than 1,347,700 square feet
  • 8 floors

Sustainability: In 2018 The Innovation and Design Building earned LEED Gold certification for both 21-25 Drydock and the Boston Design Center under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Existing Buildings O+M rating system.

Major Tenants: Reebok, Boston Design Center, Boston Beer, America’s Test Kitchen, Autodesk, Ginkgo Bioworks