Longwood Medical Area

Long Range Transportation Vision


  • MASCO (now Longwood Collective)


  • Gary Hack (Lead)
  • Carr Lynch Sandell
  • Mary Jane Daley

The Challenge

The Longwood Medical Area (LMA) in Boston is one of the largest concentrations of medical institutions in the country. The institutional and cultural district is constrained geographically by residential neighborhoods, commercial corridors and the historic Olmsted Park system. Vehicular congestion is constant with limited public transit options.


Distinct institutional corridors are linked and rebranded as a continuous interconnected concourse level to advance institutional connectivity and provide places of respite.

The Results

Bus rapid transit improvements have been implemented to relieve traffic congestion and pedestrian amenities are activating interstitial spaces.

Inter-institutional Wayfinding

Interior Perspective View