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Girard - the view from Harrison Ave

View from Harrison Ave

The Girard project was born out of a desire to help the neighboring Cathedral of the Holy Cross, which owns the land the building was constructed upon, generate revenue to support its current and future operations. Agreeing to a 99-year ground lease with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, 160 luxury apartments, 3,600 sf of retail space and 162 parking spaces were constructed and substantially completed in October of 2016. 21 of the apartments are affordable to households earning less than 80% of Area Median Income.

The amenity-rich community features carefully curated common spaces inspired by mid-century modern design, including a common room with panoramic views of Boston, complete cooking facilities, a fireplace and a library and a roof terrace with cooking grills and a gas fire pit. The interior design pays homage to designers such as Alexander Girard, Ray and Charles Eames, and Florence Knoll.

Girard also hosts multiple galleries featuring a rotation of local artists to celebrate the South End SoWa district’s rich artist culture.

The $72 million project was designed by Utile and constructed by Consigli.

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Entrance

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Girard Entrance Detail

Entrance Detail

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The Girard - the view from Wareham Street

View from Wareham Street

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Corner of Harrison & Malden

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Entrance looking east

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Westerly view of Girard

Westerly view

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Girard - Aerial view

Aerial view

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Stairway to outdoor patio

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Girard - Penthouse common area

Penthouse common area

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Art Block - View along Harrison Ave

View along Harrison Ave

ArtBlock is an 85,000 square foot mixed-use community-of-the-arts on Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End. The project includes the construction of two new five-story buildings framing the historic Joshua Bates School building on a residential block in the South End neighborhood of Boston. The new construction program includes a mix of 28 market rate townhomes and lofts, 26 affordable artist live/work lofts, a new exhibition gallery, and enclosed parking.
ArtBlock was the result of the first disposition of publicly-owned land in Mayor Menino's Artist Space Initiative, an effort designed to preserve the ability of individual artists to remain in the city despite skyrocketing real estate values. Developed in response to an RFP by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the project was completed in 2006.

The $21 million project was designed by ICON Architecture and constructed by CWC Builders.

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Art Block - East Building façade

East Building façade

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Gallery at ArtBlock

Gallery@ArtBlock

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Art Block - Façade details

Façade details

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Creighton Commons

view from Campus Common

Creighton Commons includes 16 residential condominiums which were sold to households earning less than 80% of the area median income.

This affordable condominium project was constructed in 2009 as part of the Blessed Sacrament Campus Redevelopment. All 16 condominiums contain 2 bedrooms and sold for under $188,000. The property is served by a below-grade parking garage. 10 of the units are located in a newly-constructed building, while the remaining 6 are located in the rehabilitated former parish rectory.

This $6 million project was designed by Elton Hampton Architects and constructed by Bilt Rite construction.

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Creighton Commons - Rectory building

Rectory building

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Creighton Commons - Rectory Entrance

Rectory Entrance

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Midway Studios Front entry

Front entry

Midway Artist Studios is a mixed-use, mixed-income building located in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood. The property contains 89 artist live/work units, 36 of which are income-restricted, as well as over 24,000 square feet of retail space. New Atlantic worked with the residents of Midway to purchase the property in order to preserve its affordability for current and future artist tenants and to preserve the building as an important cultural resource for the City of Boston. The historic redevelopment of the property was completed in 2005 by Keen Development and designed by Spalding Tougias Architects.

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Midway Artist Studios - Lobby banners

Lobby banners

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Midway Artist Studios - Stair detail

Stair detail

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Midway Artist Studios - Front façade

Front façade

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Olmsted Hill view from front

Façade of main building

The Town of Brookline selected New Atlantic to develop this exciting mixed-income residential community in the Fisher Hill neighborhood. Olmsted Hill, located in the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, involved the construction of 24 low- and moderate-income condominiums as well as the sale of 10 lots for market rate, single-family home construction. The project was conceived to fit in with the tradition of the turn-of-the-century hillside estate in Brookline. With a range of home styles and values, Olmsted Hill provides a highly-sustainable, green lifestyle for 34 fortunate families.

This $16.3 million project, completed in 2012, was designed by CBT Architects and constructed by Nauset Construction.

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Olmsted Hill  - Underground reservoir the project was built on

Underground reservoir the project was built on

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 Sister Virginia Mulhern House View from Campus Common

View from Campus Common

The Sister Virginia Mulhern House provides 28 Single Room Occupancy apartments for very low-income, formerly homeless individuals. This $7 million project was completed in 2011 and involved the adaptive re-use of the former convent of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. The property is managed by Pine Street Inn. A part of the Blessed Sacrament Campus Redevelopment, the project was a collaboration with Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation. The Narrow Gate Architecture firm acted as architect and Crosswinds Enterprises completed the rehabilitation.

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Sister Virginia Mulhern House View from Creighton Street

View from Creighton Street

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Hibernian Hall  - Renovated ballroom

Renovated ballroom

The Roxbury Center for Art, Culture and Trade at Hibernian Hall is a thriving center for the arts housed in a once-abandoned, historic dance hall, first built by the Ancient Order of Hibernians in the Dudley Square district of Boston' Roxbury neighborhood. The $6.8 million redevelopment was undertaken in partnership with Madison Park Development Corporation and its Arts, Culture, Trade Roxbury Consortium. The effort created an arts-oriented complex of retail, office, gallery, performance and gathering spaces in this historic structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Funding for this exciting cultural resource included one of the first uses of federal New Markets Tax Credits in Massachusetts. The project architect was ICON Architecture and CWC Builders was the general contractor.

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Hibernian Hall  - Historic Plaque

Historic Plaque

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Hibernian Hall  - Window detail

Window detail

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In 2001, New Atlantic was hired by a group of artists living and working in a dilapidated, 100-year-old rubber factory in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, to redevelop the property in a way that would assure its long-term affordability for working artists. On behalf of Brookside Artists LLC, New Atlantic developed a plan to acquire and redevelop the 28,000 square foot complex of buildings originally built as the Steadman Rubber Factory. The four-year effort resulted in 18 affordable artists' live/work lofts, 3 market rate live/work lofts, and 3 commercial condominiums. Many of the live/work studios were designed to accommodate the unique needs of individual artists. The total project cost was $5.7 million.  Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development and the Neighborhood Housing Trust provided grants to the project as part of Mayor Menino's Artist Space Initiative. The project was designed by ICON Architecture and constructed by the Lojek Company.

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Rear of property after - before

Rear of property before

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Brookside Artist Studios - Rear of property after

Rear of property after

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Rear of property after - View from Brookside Ave

View from Brookside Ave

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Brookside Artist Studios - Customized artist loft

Customized artist loft

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