Menotomy Manor
Arlington Housing Authority

Arlington, MA

[ THE CHALLENGE ] Expand and renovate a 46 building 176 unit public housing development to provide 10 barrier free apartments, improved system performance, and a more appealing image for the community.

[ THE RESPONSE ] Two new steel and wood entry towers provide access to reconfigured brick buildings and frame the main entry to the entire development. Additions to wood clad buildings turn side by side townhouses into accessible flats with a third flat above. Ramps are integrated into the massing as porches that engage the surrounding landscape.