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
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