• Doug Most

    Associate Vice President, Executive Editor, Editorial Department Twitter Profile

    Doug Most is a lifelong journalist and author whose career has spanned newspapers and magazines up and down the East Coast, with stops in Washington, D.C., South Carolina, New Jersey, and Boston. He was named Journalist of the Year while at The Record in Bergen County, N.J., for his coverage of a tragic story about two teens charged with killing their newborn. After a stint at Boston Magazine, he worked for more than a decade at the Boston Globe in various roles, including magazine editor and deputy managing editor/special projects. His 2014 nonfiction book, The Race Underground, tells the story of the birth of subways in America and was made into a PBS/American Experience documentary. He has a BA in political communication from George Washington University. Profile

  • Janice Checchio

    Associate Creative Director, Photography

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    Janice Checchio has been an art director, editorial designer, photo editor, photographer, or some combination of the aforementioned for 12 years. After seven years at The Boston Phoenix and Stuff Boston Magazine, she returned to direct photography at Boston University, where she had received a BFA in Graphic Design. She lives a photo–ready life in Dorchester with her husband, son, and way too many pairs of glasses. Profile

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There are 6 comments on A New Landmark for Boston University, a Dramatic Addition to Boston’s Skyline

  1. Congrats to President Brown. It took enormous chutzpah to advocate for a building with such a provocative persona. His judgement and that of his team has been fully vindicated. What is extraordinary is exactly what Doug Most described. It is a 345K square foot building of 19 stories that feels like it is floating, in perfect harmony with the rest of the block, maintaing the roof line and being largely set back. In combination with the Kilachand Integrated Life Building, BU now has a math/science complex, lit up 24/7, bustling with cutting edge intellectual exploration. Is it pretty? Who cares. It works.

  2. I love the building and I hope that it becomes an iconic addition to the Boston skyline. When the Zakim Bridge was completed, people were invited to walk over it. Bostonians quickly embraced it for its beauty and grace and for the nod to the Bunker Hill monument, and because it was accessible to all. We can drive over it and feel a part of it. I think it would be great if BU could figure out a weekly or monthly time for free tours of the building for the public. As an educational institution, it would be a wonderful way to educate the community and showcase the fabulous fossil free green design.

  3. I love that building. It is totally unique and makes a statement that BU is carving out its own, fearless, trajectory in higher education, It is bold, enlightened and says so with its distinctive architecture. Makes me proud to be an alum.

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