Gary Johnson, AIA


Gary Johnson applies his versatility as an architect and urban designer to a wide range of projects at Cambridge Seven Associates. With a Masters from Harvard's Graduate School of Design, and undergraduate degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and Wentworth Institute of Technology, Mr. Johnson's interest in urban design is utilized on projects in the United States and abroad. Working with diverse C7A clients including developers, hospitality corporations, colleges, private schools, city planners and airport authorities, he has a particular strength in helping his clients communicate their goals to the agencies, residents, donors and others concerned with the evolution of their projects.

Boston Magazine Profiles C7A Principal Gary Johnson

Boston Magazine

Gary Johnson, Principal at Cambridge Seven Associates, was interviewed by Boston Magazine about his work to help “shape Boston’s skyline.” Gary discusses his first experience with I.M. Pei as a student in the 1960s and his current work collaborating with …

Landmark Hanover Inn gets a makeover

The Gazette

Rochelle Lash of the Montreal Gazette takes a look at Dartmouth College’s newly remodeled Hanover Inn, designed by Cambridge Seven Associates and interior designer Bill Rooney and developer Carpenter & Company. Designed to provide this Dartmouth College hotel with a …

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Liberty Hotel: A Room for the Night (Not 40 to Life)

New York Times

The New York Times explores the transformation of the former Charles Street Jail into The Liberty Hotel. This award-winning adaptive reuse project completed by developer Carpenter & Company and architects Cambridge Seven Associates with Ann Beha Architects overlooks the Charles …

Charles Hotel makes Travel+Leisure’s list of Top College Hotels

Travel + Leisure

The Charles Hotel, designed by architects Cambridge Seven Associates, was featured in Travel + Leisure‘s list of “America’s Top College Hotels.” Author Jason Cochran notes that The Charles Hotel, “which serves the fuzzy-sweatered economists and thinkers of Harvard, doubles as a …

Transform it, and They Will Come

Interiors & Sources

Elzy Kolb of Interiors & Sources looks at the design of Boston’s Liberty Hotel, which melds 19th century architecture with contemporary design that honors the past. The Liberty Hotel was designed by Cambridge Seven Associates and Ann Beha Architects and developer Carpenter …

The Ames Hotel: A 10-year conversion

Structural Engineer

For Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine, Mark D. Webster, PE, LEED AP of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) talks about the structural challenges faced by the engineering team undertaking the restoration and transformation of the historic Ames Building into the …

The Revere Hotel’s trendy Theater District digs

Melanie Nayer from The Boston Globe offers a sneak peak at Revere Hotel, an overhaul of the former Radison and Stuart Street Playhouse into a modern hotel serving Boston’s vibrant Theater District. Designed by developer Northwood Hospitality, architect Cambridge Seven Associates, …

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West Cambridge Youth Center wins Facilities of Merit Award

Athletic Business

The Mayor Sheila Doyle Russell Youth and Community Center in West Cambridge received the 2011 Facilities of Merit Award by Athletic Business Magazine. Designed by architects Cambridge Seven Associates, this community center offers flexible space to serve an eclectic mix …

CultureNOW Podcast: The Liberty Hotel


In this CultureNOW podcast, C7A Principal Gary Johnson discusses the adaptive reuse of the Charles Street Jail to become The Liberty Hotel. Through restoration, reuse and reinvention, Cambridge Seven Associates with Ann Beha Architects transformed the historic Charles Street Jail into a …

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