FP3, Boston
Hacin + Associates

With this 99-unit adaptive reuse project, David Hacin, FAIA, set out to announce the rebirth of an entire neighborhood. Located in Boston’s historic Fort Point district, the building combines two turn-of-the-century woolen warehouse façades, a compatible, contemporary infill façade, and three new boldly modern floors that step back from the roof’s cornice line. “It was necessary to add square footage to make it [economically] viable, but we also wanted you to recognize that something had changed here,” explains Hacin, who designed the copper-clad upper floors to be more visible from a distance than from nearby.

“The new section fits with the restored buildings, but it doesn’t copy them,” said one judge. “It’s respectful, and super skillful.” The jury was equally impressed with the building’s interiors, calling them “clean, and really consistent with the rest of the project. The architects solved a complicated problem really, really well.”

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Project Credits

Principal in charge: David Hacin, FAIA, Hacin + Associates, Boston
General contractor: Mike Carrol, Linebeck Group, Lexington, Mass.
Developer: Young Park, Berkeley Investments, Boston
Interior designer: Hacin + Associates
Project size: 580 square feet to 2,300 square feet
Site size: 0.43 acre
Construction cost: $250 per square foot
Sales price: $450 to $800 per square foot
Units: 99
Photography: Bruce T. Martin

Product Details

Bathroom cabinets Custom
Bathroom fittings: Kohler us.kohler.com; Dornbracht (penthouse) dornbracht.com
Bathroom fixtures: BainUltra bainultra.com; MTI mtibaths.com; Duravit duravit.us; TotoUSA totousa.com; WETSTYLE (penthouse) wetstyle.ca
Cooktop Miele (penthouse)mieleusa.com
Countertops: Silestone silestoneusa.com
Dishwasher: Bosch bosch.us
Doors: Custom
Exterior siding: Taylor Clay Products www.taylorclay.com; Reynobond ACM alcoa.com/usa
Flooring (concrete): Retroplateretroplatesystem.com
Flooring (wood): Greenkett grupo-ig.com/in/g_kett.asp
Kitchen cabinets: Arclinea www.arclinea.it
Kitchen fittings: Hansgrohe hansgrohe-usa.com
Kitchen fixtures: Elkay elkayusa.com
Lighting fixtures: Halo, Neo-ray cooperindustries.com; Bega bega-us.com; Vibia vibia.com; Artemide artemide.us; George Kovacs
Oven/range: KitchenAid kitchenaid.com; Miele (penthouse)mieleusa.com
Paint: Benjamin Moore benjaminmoore.com
Refrigerator: LG lg.com/us/appliances; Fisher & Paykel(penthouse) fisherpaykel.com/us
Roofing:Firestone firestonebpco.com
Windows: Hankins & Johann hankinsandjohann.com; EFCO efcocorp.com