Viñoly is proud to announce the completion of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (the Institute), a new 68,000 square foot building in Boston, Massachusetts designed by Viñoly. Located on Columbia Point, at the northeast end of the University of Massachusetts Boston campus and adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the Institute is dedicated to educating the public about the United States government, invigorating public discourse, encouraging participatory democracy, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.
On March 30th, President Barack Obama delivered a keynote address at the dedication ceremony for the Institute. Other speakers included Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren (DMA), and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R). The program also included performances by the Boston Children’s Chorus and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell. Watch footage of the ceremony here.