Project Category: Engage

Arlington Point

A key component of the Arlington Mills redevelopment in Lawrence, MA, this mill (formerly known as Van Brodie Mill) has been gut renovated for 102 apartments. Located adjacent to Steven’s Pond for the water supply for manufacturing, the housing now benefits from long views across the pond. Constructed as a warehouse, the building had been […]

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Artblock 731

Catering to Boston’s “Artist Space Initiative,” ArtBlock 731 creates two new live/work loft buildings wrapped around a historic school converted to artist work space. The contemporary exterior emulates the surrounding rhythms and materials of the historic South End and expresses the community-of-arts within.  The public experience of ArtBlock 731 revolves around the ArtSpace 731 gallery at […]

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Oak Bluffs Town Hall

The Town Hall was in an old school building first constructed in 1938, then significantly expanded in the 1960’s. After a detailed assessment of the existing building, the design team was determined that the existing heavy timber roof construction, floors, and exterior walls could be retained (approximately 70% of the existing building). The design inserts […]

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Harold C. Smith Learning Commons

Transforming the existing library, a 1971 Brutalist-style concrete and brick building totaling 57,000 SF, into a modern Learning Commons meant virtually turning the building inside out. Creating a vibrant place for students required overcoming the problems of a rigid structure with a deep building footprint, little daylight and numerous building systems challenges. Dark glass and […]

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