Home Design Q&A


From the Same Cloth

The house that built Lululemon reinvents casual luxury with a new family venture.

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Artistic Alliances

Building an art collection may be a lifetime endeavor, but this dynamic pair will help you refine your quest.

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Rocking the Resto World

The dynamic duo behind Boston’s celebrated restaurant O Ya and the new Fenway eatery Hojoko talk collaborations, karaoke, and the secrets behind a successful kitchen.

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South End Sophisticate

Interior architect Elizabeth Lowrey has her hands in some of Boston’s biggest projects. Here’s what she’s thinking about right now.


Sky High

Gary Johnson, a principal at Cambridge Seven Associates, is helping shape Boston’s skyline.


Iron Lady

Legendary designer Jane Thompson talks Jackie O., Marimekko, and the future of Boston’s neighborhoods.

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Master Plan

BSA president-elect Tim Love talks architecture, planning, and the future of Boston.


Building Blocks

North Bennet Street School’s sixth president, Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, talks transformation and what’s in store for the institution.


Take Away

If you’ve dined in Boston over the past two decades, you’ve likely seen Stephen Sousa’s work. The star restaurant designer and architect opened his eponymous firm in the late ’90s and now, 14 years later, has an enviable portfolio that includes the area’s hottest restaurants: Blue Dragon and Alma Nove, plus the soon-to-open spots Stephi’s in Southie and Alden & Harlow. We caught up with Sousa in his Fort Point studio to learn more about bringing great restaurant design into the home.


Tall Order

You can’t miss Bill Rawn. On the beach near his second home in Provincetown, on the street by his downtown office, even inside the Cambridge Public Library (where he’s pictured), his 6-foot-7 frame is usually the tallest around. His building designs—including Boston’s elegant W Hotel and Residences and the Ozawa Concert Hall at Tanglewood—share a similar prominence. It’s for this reason that his firm, William Rawn Associates, has earned 181 awards in the past 26 years. We caught up with the lawyer turned architectural hero to learn more about his inspirations.