Family Justice Center

Boston, MA

[ THE CHALLENGE ]  Improve outdated building systems to meet contemporary standards, repair failing roof and facade construction, and renew the appearance of this prominent Commonwealth Avenue structure.

[ THE RESPONSE ]  New HVAC systems required careful coordination with the building’s concrete structure,  interior build-out, exterior envelope and roof replacement.  The cast stone facade systems were patched or replaced to restore their classical articulation.  New windows, detailing and color scheme give the building the kind of presence it needs to reinforce the urbanity of the wide thoroughfare it helps define.