District Hall

Welcome to District Hall, Boston’s new home for innovation.

This is the first building of its kind in the world.

District Hall is a dedicated civic space where the innovation community can gather and exchange ideas. Inside you’ll find open workspace, classrooms, assembly space, flexible use ‘pods’, and writable surfaces everywhere!  Also stop by for coffee and food at Brew and Gather.

District Hall is the result of a collaborative public-private partnership. The City of Boston’s vision for the Innovation District called for a gathering space for innovators to get together and share ideas. The building was privately funded and built by Boston Global Investors, as the first project in their twenty-three acre masterplan for Seaport Square. Operations and programming are run by the Venture Café Foundation, a not-for-profit sister organization to the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC).  Our hospitality partners are Gather and Brew, both operated by The Briar Group. The building and the restaurant were designed by Hacin + Associates.

Without the generous support of our Founding Sponsors John Hancock, Foley HoagMicrosoft, and Suburban Integrated Facilities Resources; and our In-Kind Sponsors IdeaPaint,  Philips Color Kinetics, Bose, Haworth and Digital Sky, District Hall would not be the unique space it is today.