Hinton Lab at DPH

Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
Architect: Payette
Completion: 2023

The renovation of Hinton Lab for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health brought much needed updates and functionality to the facility which provides critical social and health services. The landscape design responds to the language and ideals of the mid-century building and will create a more appropriately scaled yet minimalist context for the architecture. A honeylocust grove establishes hierarchy and human scale along the façade while a linear path stitches the site together. A paved plaza creates shaded seating areas and outdoor dining opportunities for staff. Linear benches and hedgerows line the pathway to provide spaces for seating and informal gatherings.