Magic happens when community members are an integral part of the changes happening around them.
Isenberg Projects is a creative consulting agency based in Boston that specializes in place-based work and community engagement.
Flexible urbanism can support equitable and compelling built environments. We are the translator between a variety of stakeholders driving purpose-led change and shared value.
Harvard-Allston Initiative: Zone 3
Harvard University | Western Ave Corridor
A hybrid of a digital and physical placemaking initiative known as Zone 3. Zone 3 highlights the meaningful connection between Allston’s passion towards art and creative opportunities in the neighborhood and the development of the built environment along Western Ave.
Samuels & Associates | The Fenway
An adaptive reuse of a former Sunoco station in the heart of the Fenway neighborhood, now a home for community programs, experimentation, and proof of concept for a future park.
Open Newbury Street
City of Boston | Newbury St.
Sixteen weeks of car free Sundays in Boston’s most well-known shopping district.
10 World Trade
Boston Global Investors | Boston Seaport
An opportunity to set the standard for community engagement in the district, with an emphasis on diversity, arts and culture, and wellness.
Design Night Boston | Boston Seaport
Connecting the local creative community, designers, and Autodesk employees through engaging events, activities, and speaker series.
Oxford Properties | South Boston
Community-informed master planning of a 42-acre parcel through events, programs, surveys, and a lending-library of activities. Recreation Station, a free community lending library of activities, was conceptualized as a way to gather community feedback about ways to create more life along the waterfront in South Boston.
Pop-Ups + Retail
Retail Consulting | Greater Boston & Beyond
Since 2011 we’ve created over a 100 short term retail experiences and pilot programs to spur economic growth drivers in suffering retail markets to delivering proof of concept and/ or to support gaps within districts.
Studio Allston Hotel
The Davis Companies | Allston, MA
Over 20 local artists, 117 unique hotel rooms, and 4 immersive hotel suites took the former “worst hotel in Boston” into one of the best reviewed and constantly booked hotels in the city.
Make It Happen Residency
Mentorship & Non-Profit Work
Each year we partner with a non-profit organization or small business that is looking to maximize their impact within their community. We offer a bank of agency time in addition to serving as a mentor, advocate, and ongoing resource beyond the annual residency.
Boylston Properties | Watertown, MA
A robust programmatic and public art plan to shift perceptions of the property’s past life while shaping Watertown’s newest urban mixed use development.
Roxbury Youth Programs
Roxbury Youth Programs | Roxbury, MA
A unique visual identity project in order to differentiate Roxbury Youth Programs from its parent organization and enhance its appeal to local youth.
GATHER Fall River
Mass Development TDI | Fall River, MA
Cultivating a creative space in Fall River at the crossroads of design, art, and manufacturing through operations planning, programming, design and marketing.
The Innovation and Design Building
Jamestown Properties | Boston Seaport
The creation of consumer facing engagements through targeted activations focusing on retail, design, and community engagement in order to support office leasing and foster a culture and community awareness of the property’s ground floor retail.
Introducing IP Neighborhood Guides
After years of producing experiences, living, and digging deep in the city of Boston, we like to think that we know our way around. The IP Neighborhood Guides series is here to help you discover your next favorite place to eat, play and everything in between.
In The News
Exploring Civic and Cultural Space Planning on Boston's Waterfront
The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture is working to improve the delivery conditions and tenanting processes for Civic/Cultural Space made available through Chapter 91 Facilities of Public Accomodations. We spoke with them to dive into the work that Isenberg Projects will be doing in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture.
Join The Team
We are Hiring!
Are you passionate about shaping the future of our cities? Our Community Impact Department is on the lookout for a dynamic Urban Planning + Design Coordinator who is ready to make a difference.
If you’re someone who loves to explore, question the status quo, and dream big about how cities function, learn more and apply for our Urban Planning + Design Coordinator position.
Opportunities for partners, businesses, and the creative community
We’re always looking for new ways to work with a wide range of artists, brands, food trucks, musicians, and other creatives to produce the most exciting and innovative work in and around Boston. Explore different capacities in which you can get involved.