Cambridge City Hall


The Cambridge City Hall project, officially called the Multi Department Relocation Plan, consisted of complex renovations and enhancements to the 4-story, late 19th-century building to better accommodate City Council and other departments. The City Hall is the City’s most prominent landmark and represents a symbol of local government. 

The scope of work for the initial phase consisted of the occupied renovation of the 4-story City Hall; modifications to certain on-site utilities; selective re-setting of existing paving stones; exterior railing repair; new exterior windows and interior-placed storm sash windows; and other associated work. Interior renovations included selective demolition; new partitions and finishes; and re-finishing of historically-significant interior surfaces. W.T. Rich also facilitated upgrades and replacements of critical building systems, including new MEP, fire protection, and data, security and communication wiring systems.

Project Information

Location: Cambridge, MA

Completion: 2022

Contract Value: $9 million

Size: 15,900 SF

Type:  Historic Renovation

Owner: City of Cambridge

Designer: Johnson Roberts Associates, Inc., Somerville, MA

Delivery Method: CM-at-Risk (MGL Chapter 149A)