Clippership Wharf

East Boston, MA

The 12-acre, transit-oriented Clippership Wharf is sited along East Boston’s Waterfront in the heart of Jeffries Point, offering sweeping views of the Boston skyline. Designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification, the master plan was conceived as four buildings and designed in accordance with the guidelines of Climate Ready Boston, a city initiative to adapt to the effects of climate change.

With a total of 478 residential units, 8,000 square feet of retail, 298 private and public underground parking spaces, this mixed-use community reintroduces the extensive waterfront back into the public realm. The configuration was conceived to create a pedestrian sequence to frame views of downtown and tell a story as one walks toward the water. The first phase introduces 80 condominiums at Slip65 and 284 units at Clippership Apartments on the Wharf, and the second phase brings 114 condominiums to Slip45.

The interiors emphasize resident wellbeing and sensory connections to nature with living green walls, vistas to the waterfront, and calming blue nautical motifs. Layered elements such as brick, exposed wood, and the pairing of different materials and finishes create compelling focal points, a sense of depth, and allow for dynamic moments of interest. Amenities include multiple waterfront lounges with kitchenettes and entertainment, flexible workspaces, an art gallery, a fitness center, and a child’s play area. The program includes a 1,400-foot long Harborwalk, a dog park, on-site sculptural work and the ClipArt Gallery, a floating dock for a kayak launch, and a living shoreline reintroducing natural flora and fauna to the Boston Harbor.

  • SERVICE

    Architecture

    Interior Design

    Master Planning

  • TYPE

    Commercial

    Hospitality + Mixed-Use

    Multifamily

    New Construction

    Waterfront

  • CLIENT
    Lendlease
  • SIZE
    555,000 sf
  • STATUS
    Completed in 2021
  • AWARDS

    EBEE Award | Climate Change Project of the Year
    Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC)