We approach every project holistically, recognizing that a project is more than its design - but rather the diverse culmination and successful execution of incredible efforts from all parties involved.
Admiral's Hill Renovations
Completed interior renovations to common areas for a condominium trust. Complete renovation of all common spaces and corridors.
Arlington Animal Clinic
Renovation & expansion, currently in construction documentation. More to come soon!
MFDS was tasked with reimagining a derelict commercial building in the heart of historic downtown Lowell, MA. Once home to the Lowell Odd Fellows building, a fire destroyed the historic structure and an ill-conceived structure replaced it. Long vacant, the structure will be transformed into a twenty six apartment units that will feature a totally new streetfront facade, a restored subterranean pool and fitness center, and a new private open air central courtyard with skylight directly over the existing pool. The project is currently in zoning and planning board review. More updates to come.
The Ellery is a 70 unit multi-family development in West Roxbury, MA. The project, originally conceived by an altogether different owner and architect, stalled for years due to inefficient design and halting progress. A new owner brought on MFDS and a new design team to reinvigorate the project, working within the bounds of municipal zoning and design approvals. Building efficiency was increased, units optimized and made more marketable, and costs were reduced to bring the project into better standing in a challenging market. The project will be LEED certifiable, with 100% electric systems and appliances, PV panels powering EV car charging stations, and other energy efficient systems and design. Construction is due to start late 2021.
Paragon Dunes is a mixed-use development on a 3.5 acre site at the entrance of Hull, flanked by water on both sides and overlooking both Nantasket Beach and Hull Bay. The project seeks to build on the energy and atmosphere of Paragon Boardwalk, a modern outdoor venue offering local dining, outdoor amenities and entertainment, and event space. The addition of a contemporary 5 story residential Paragon Dunes will strengthen the place-making precedent of the Boardwalk, bringing to fruition a larger vision of creating a vibrant and permanent community in an underutilized and prime piece of Hull.
Multifamily development coming soon!
Coliving adaptive reuse
We're excited to reveal a bit of what we've been working on for the past year – a mixed-use coliving community within a reimagined adaptive use development. We've been acutely aware of the changing demographics and lifestyles in urban environments, and are excited to develop a design solution to respond to and help shape these shifts. Scroll through the gallery for a sneak peek into some coliving units and overall design progress.
A Shed for Remote Work
Design progress for a shed that offers a quiet respite for remote work. A simple transformation of typical shed roof types, from gable and shed roof, creates a playful new geometry that belies its conventional and vernacular origins.
Coming Soon: Religious Mixed-Use
Currently in fundraising and community outreach, this urban infill project will expand the capacity and scope of a local Boston religious institution by providing additional housing stock. Stay tuned for more updates.
137 Newbury Street
Interior renovation. More to come soon!
Currently under construction, this mixed-use development contains 9 condo units and 1 commercial space located in the Egleston Square neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Terracotta shingle siding, double-height spaces, and generous outdoor areas are a few of the standout features. Stay tuned for more info.
Lower Roxbury Urban Study
An urban study in Lower Roxbury. More to come soon!
East Boston Condominiums
A 9-unit development. More to come soon!