BOSTON – June 7, 2016 – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today that it is designing the new 27,000 SF headquarters for Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), a leading nonprofit dedicated to connecting the residents of Greater Boston with safe, decent homes they can afford. MBHP is taking office space in the new mixed-use One Roxbury Crossing development – formerly known as Parcel 25 – that will re-establish Roxbury Crossing as a lively, transit-oriented site where people once again live, work, shop, and recreate.
“MBHP is proud to become one of many community-focused tenants in One Roxbury Crossing, which is truly shaping a vital new urban space in this neighborhood,” said Chris Norris, executive director of MBHP. “Our new office offers us ample room for growth and positions the organization to conveniently serve Greater Boston residents. We look forward to collaborating with MPA on this exciting space.”
MPA is providing space planning and interior design services for the design of MBHP’s new office. The 27,000 SF space will provide work areas and conference rooms for MBHP’s more than 150 employees, who assist residents with navigating the affordable housing process. An important feature of the new headquarters will be the client-facing areas where MBHP staff will meet with their resident clients to help serve their housing needs.
Developed by Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, the shape, scale, and uses of the One Roxbury Crossing project came out of an extensive community-based planning effort to bring renewed economic activity to the Mission Hill neighborhood. Replacing a long-vacant, two-acre site in Mission Hill, the 305,000 SF mixed-use development being designed by Goody Clancy Architects creates retail, affordable housing, and office space just steps from the Ruggles Crossing Orange Line MBTA station.
Construction is pending approval of the project by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP) is a leading nonprofit dedicated to connecting the residents of Greater Boston with safe, decent homes they can afford. MBHP empowers families and individuals to move along the continuum from homelessness to housing stability. Serving more than 20,000 households annually, MBHP works seamlessly to bridge the gaps among government, nonprofits, and corporations to continually increase their impact. With more than 30 years’ experience piloting and implementing housing programs, MBHP is an industry-leading expert on navigating the affordable housing field.
About Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Consistently ranked as one of Boston’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi Architects creates buildings and interiors for clients who value the quality of their workplace. The firm services the corporate, professional services, healthcare, science/technology, and real estate communities with a focus on sustainable design. MPA has designed high performance workspace for Iron Mountain, Zipcar, Boston Scientific, Philips, Cimpress/Vistaprint, Forrester Research, Hobbs Brook Management, and Reliant Medical Group. For more information, please visit http://www.mp-architects.com.