1943 Dot Ave

Can we reinvent a familiar multifamily style and Type V podium construction on a tight budget while paying homage to the neighborhood?

Boston, Massachusetts | Peregrine Group, LLC  | 64 rental units | 1,500 s.f. commercial space

Located along a major historic artery into Boston, this infill, transit-oriented development includes a four-story, 64-unit wood-framed apartment community over a concrete podium and a ground-floor commercial space. The tight sloping site required clever approaches to squeezing a slight subgrade parking garage under the post-tensioned concrete podium and accomplishing the developer’s density and budget goals. 

The mid-sized building is designed to bridge between the scale and proportion of the existing neighborhood triple-deckers and the newly built and proposed larger scale multifamily developments.  The exterior illustrates the identity of each individual dwelling unit through the expression of its structure resulting in a horizontal aesthetic, which is unexpected for Type V buildings.  The cantilevered, stacked floors play with mass, creating a dynamic offset look that suits the neighborhood and its quintessential triple-decker housing stock. 

H I G H L I G H T S 

• Innovative facade articulation and assembly methods for exterior materials.
• Minimal Exterior Load-Bearing Walls
• Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
• Post-tensioned Concrete Podium

C O L L A B O R A T O R S

L.A. Fuess Structural Engineers  |  Consulting Engineering Services  |  Lewis Lighting Design  |  Pare Corporation  |  Birchwood Design Group  |  Kalin Associates  |  Hawk Visuals  |  Bald Hill Builders