Switch House Lofts

Adaptive Reuse

Braintree, MA

Urban Diagrams

The development plan combines building rehabilitation and reuse with new construction. The largest remaining building on the site, the Switch House, is reused and includes a one-story addition. The riverfront Screen Shop is also preserved as a public amenity. New construction on the footprint of the former Boiler House is broken up into two forms slightly offset from one another helping to reduce the overall scale. Parking is largely located below the building and gaps are formed through the site design to frame views and enable public access to the River.