Sustaining a Community

A former church campus is transformed as supportive and workforce housing.

What’s the best way to redevelop a prominent site in the business district of a community that sorely needs housing options? In the case of the former St. Kevin’s Parish in Dorchester, Mass., the answer was the creation of a mixed-income residential campus called Uphams Crossing, a development integrating adaptive re-use and new construction into the uniquely landscaped existing parish grounds. With the creative financial stewardship of the Planning Office of Urban Affairs (POUA), safe and affordable housing has been delivered to the Upham’s Corner community.

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    Adapting historic buildings for new uses makes both environmental and economic sense. Two significant trends in the United States are converging to ease the strain for building space. One is the conversion of use – taking advantage of existing structures... read more

  • 01.01.16 Renovate Rather Than Raze
    Mosaic Online

    Massachusetts-based The Architectural Team has converted more than 150 historical properties, from trolley car barns to old factories to abandoned schools. Co-founder Robert J. Verrier, FAIA, talks about the importance of preserving our history... read more


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