Brookline Village
Hilton Garden Inn


Cambridge Seven

A new 11-story, 175-key Hilton Garden Inn hotel, including a 70-space integrated parking garage spanning across levels two and three of the hotel building. Amenities consist of a ground-level cafe with outdoor seating, a restaurant, a lounge area, meeting space, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace pool.

The structure is a hybrid of three materials: post-tensioned concrete; steel with composite slabs; and hybrid reinforced masonry/steel shear walls. Odeh used post-tensioned slabs on the lower levels to create the intricate column grid of the round structure and continuous park-on ramp above the lobby. Above level four, the structure changes to shallow steel framing. The hybrid masonry/steel shear walls allowed the steel to be constructed first, infilled with masonry walls after the erector had completed the superstructure. The hybrid masonry/steel shear wall structure is the tallest of its kind in New England.

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#OdehInnovation: Hybrid CMU/Steel Shear Core

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A hybrid system can speed construction and reduce cost of tall buildings


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