The rehabilitation of three historic mills into 143 luxury rental apartments was completed in three phases and began the celebrated revival of the Lower Mills historic district. The design capitalizes on the spaces formed between the buildings and adjacent natural rock outcroppings to create residential entry courtyards which step sequentially down to the Neponset River. The firm later renovated the historic factory administration building into what is now known as the Walter Baker Chocolate Lofts, which includes 13 artist live/works lofts, gallery space, and meeting rooms arranged around a three-story central atrium.
Historic Preservation | Restoration + Adaptive Reuse
Preservation for Adaptive Use of Historic Industrial Space
Boston Preservation Alliance
Paul E. Tsongas Award
National Historic Preservation Award
Advisory Council for Historic Preservation & Development of the Interior
Massachusetts Historical Commission