The transit-oriented 26 West Broadway is a 46,000 square foot mixed-use development in a radically transforming South Boston neighborhood. The six-story building is highly visible from the West Broadway Bridge and the Southeast Expressway. The project contains 4,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space with 31 units of housing on the five floors above. The client came to Utile with the vision of providing condominium-quality design for a full-service rental project.
The project site presented the challenge of being very deep (146’ deep) with very narrow (50’) street frontage. Designing light and air wells into the building allowed for a denser overall development and creates accessible outdoor spaces in the building that connect to the second-floor lobby – the design of these light wells came after careful and creative consideration of code and unit layout.
Runcible founder Marilyn Moedinger was the Project Architect for this project while at Utile, and took the project through the conceptual and schematic design phases, including strategizing for approvals and the regulatory process.
[Photo credit: Gustav Hoiland]