Project Category: Renovation + Additions

Appleton Mills

The 130 artist live/work lofts at Appleton Mills establish the 15-acre, mixed-use Hamilton Canal District as one of Massachusetts preeminent creative communities. Located on an “island” bounded by canals that powered former industries, this adaptive reuse restores the extant masonry mill remains, reuses the cast iron columns, and reengages bridges linking across canals. Site walkways trace […]

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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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Dartmouth Hotel

Melding the restoration of this neglected 1871 National Register hotel with the new addition of artist live/work housing, Dartmouth Hotel has regained its elegance at the heart of Roxbury’s Dudley Square. After sitting vacant for 30 years, restoration required painstaking renewal of the rare marble façade and meticulous rebuilding of ornate wood-trimmed dormers and slate […]

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