69 A Street

Historic industrial meets modern renovation


Boston, MA

Project Size

45,000 SF

About this Project

This project utilized cross-laminated timber (CLT) to add two stories to an existing 1920’s era brick and beam building at 69 A Street in South Boston, creating a five-story 45,000 SF building which is a hybrid of historical and new construction. Our project team navigated the complex permitting process, and the building was designed to accommodate either a single tenant or multiple tenants.

Originally the home of the Standard Rivet Company, the building was designed for industrial use with three floors and an unfinished basement. With some of the original windows – single pane with steel edging – still in place, the project team was able to reference the original architecture to guide placement for building core volumes while maximizing window opening percentages.