Breathing new life into a hidden service court

Breathing new life into a hidden service court
Cost-efficient screening uplifts the existing hidden façade

Cost-efficient screening uplifts the existing hidden façade
First large-scale green roof in the Northeast makes a ‘found’ quad

First large-scale green roof in the Northeast makes a ‘found’ quad
Ascending to the academic courtyard

Ascending to the academic courtyard
Steel detail precision: design & execution

Steel detail precision: design & execution
Study space visibility activated by stair traffic

Study space visibility activated by stair traffic
Studio with kitchen which is both open & contained

Studio with kitchen which is both open & contained
Innovative double studio dining/study/social alcove

Innovative double studio dining/study/social alcove
Graduate student room meant for study & socializing

Graduate student room meant for study & socializing
Sample Description
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Graduate student residential life for the 21st century

Graduate Housing

The President and Fellows of Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

The total gut reconstruction of 29 Garden Street reconfigures a former hotel building to provide an up-to-date multi-function ‘graduate house’ in a prime location with convenient pedestrian access to key campus locations - adding 75 units and 143 beds to Harvard University’s housing portfolio. Accessed from a new monumental archway, the turnkey-delivered green roof forms an outdoor meeting place and retreat for the building’s occupants. A variety of unit types, new to the University portfolio, where introduced including two types of ‘double studios’ and imbedded faculty housing. Heating/cooling valences are employed to deliver silent, draft-free, energy efficient conditioning. 

Size: 114,000 gsf 

Recognition

  • 2008 Award for Design Excellence – Honor Award AIA/Boston Society for Architecture

  • 2008 Honor Award for Design Excellence in Housing AIA/Boston Society for Architecture and AIA New York Chapter 

  • 2007 Honor Award American Society of Landscape Architects 

  • 2005 Award for Excellence in Architecture – Honor Award AIA/New England 

  • Architectural Record December 2004 

  • Architecture Boston March/April 2005 

New Plan Types for Harvard's Residential Portfolio

Large double suite or 1 bedroom
Large double suite or 1 bedroom
Double studio or 1 bedroom
Double studio or 1 bedroom
Resident faculty 3 bedroom unit
Resident faculty 3 bedroom unit