Project Category: Engage

City Hall Campus

The two-story Italianate Fitchburg City Hall was built in 1853. The building featured brick walls on a granite foundation with brick pilasters, brownstone and terracotta details, granite lintels, and a slate roof. There were offices on the first floor and a large public meeting room on the second floor. In 1879, a stage house was […]

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Main Street Theater Restoration

he downtown Fitchburg Theater Block consists of a 2-story commercial building and a 1,751-seat performance/movie theater. The theater opened on February 7, 1929 as a movie house with live (often Vaudeville) performances and a Wurlitzer Style 190-pipe organ. The last time the theater was used was the early-1980’s, and it has seriously deteriorated since then. Thirty years […]

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Game Studio + Idea Lab

FSU’s Game Design major is the first of its kind in a public institution in the Northeast. The Game Design Studio & Idea Lab are part of a multiphase redevelopment of the historic Main Street Theater block. Located in downtown Fitchburg, the theater block includes a two-story commercial building and a 1,200-seat performing arts venue. […]

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UML Innovation Hub + M2D2 Labs

The UML Innovation Hub + M2D2 Labs occupy the top two floors of the historic Freudenburg Building in the Hamilton Canal District. As part of ICON’s ongoing work in the District (award-winning Master Plan and Appleton Mills adaptive reuse), we restored the exterior of the existing building and developed the UML spaces. The UML project […]

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