Last week, Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new office in downtown Boston by announcing a partnership with Boston Partners in Education.

An architecture firm originally based out of New Britain, CT, Kaestle Boos was excited to open its fourth location — and first in Boston — at 313 Congress Street, in part because it will allow the firm to grow partnerships just like this one in the heart of the city.

As Kaestle Boos specializes in design services for education and public safety facilities, the firm was eager to connect with a nonprofit in their new community that aligned with their mission. Located just a block away from the firm’s new home, Boston Partners was the perfect choice.

“That our new partners are also our new neighbors makes this relationship even more special,” said Erin McGrath, Executive Director of Boston Partners in Education. “We’re excited to collaborate with Kaestle Boos to benefit both the Fort Point community and students throughout the Boston Public Schools.”

In addition to showcasing the Congress Street office, last week’s celebration introduced Kaestle Boos partners and guests to the mission of Boston Partners. Through the generosity of clients and vendors, Kaestle Boos raised nearly $30,000 for this year’s Big Cheese Reads Gala in advance of the grand opening. Brian Solywoda, Kaestle Boos Vice President, surprised Boston Partners staff with a check during the event’s reception. The firm will also serve as the School Gift Partner at the upcoming Big Cheese Reads Gala, where we will celebrate the Mildred Avenue K-8 School.

Beginning next fall, Kaestle Boos plans to volunteer in the classroom through Boston Partners as well.

We look forward to building this incredible partnership with Kaestle Boos Associates and are excited to welcome them into the Boston Public Schools as academic mentors and Big Cheese Readers. Learn more about our new partners at