342 Club

Boston Design Center, Boston, MA | 2012
Size: 3,002 sq ft

Sanford Custom Builders, Inc.

Photos by Marcus Gleysteen

The 342 Club is a meeting and conference facility in the heart of the Boston Design Center for design professionals to meet and work with clients and each other. It provides a variety of work spaces, from individual work stations and common work tables, to separate conference rooms. It also serves as a venue for small events.

The project was conceived on a shoe string and involved securing donations from all participants; from tile manufacturers and furniture makers to plasterers and electricians, for the entire project scope. As such, it provided a unique opportunity to demonstrate how much architecture can be created from very simple and inexpensive materials and details, namely metal studs and sheet rock in combination with lighting, color and texture.