Margulies Perruzzi Completes Historic Cross-Laminated Timber Renovations

Margulies Perruzzi Completes Historic Cross-Laminated Timber Renovations

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Margulies Perruzzi (MP), one of New England’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today that it has completed renovations and a two-story addition at 69 A Street in South Boston, creating a five-story 45,000 SF building that is the first cross-laminated timber (CLT) addition to an existing building in downtown Boston.

The notable design accomplishment is that the building expansion would not have been feasible without the innovative use of CLT. This lightweight (and highly sustainable) structural system enabled the addition to be added to the 1920s era brick and beam former Rivet factory without replacing the existing foundations or columns, which would have been impossible with a standard steel or concrete structure.