Our second-floor conference room is one of the main features of our historic building. With a corrugated metal ceiling, an automated garage door, and floor to ceiling window panes, the room makes quite a statement. We had just one issue: the blinds. While they typically did their job, at various times in the day strong rays pierced the blinds, making it difficult to see. During one of our recent Lunch + Learns- (an internal event…

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This week we checked in on one of our local projects: 88 Wareham Street. Located in the South End of Boston, this residential project will boast an automated parking system. We spoke with the project team to learn more about it:

The 7,300 square foot parking space will hold 45 vehicles at full capacity. This system is approximately 60% more efficient than a standard parking garage, making this a pretty slick system.

A self…

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At the last Orgill Event, Habitat raised $50,000 to help build housing and create a pathway to home ownership for low-income families in Greater Boston. Orgill is a huge hardware trade show at Boston’s Expo Center in the Seaport. After the show many vendors donate their goods for Habitat Boston to sell in their ReStore.

That’s where the volunteers come in—loading and shrink-wrapping pallets.
Who knew that packing up donations is really creative problem…

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With September right around the corner, progress is ongoing for our project at Coppersmith Village. To keep up with the development on the jobsite, Sam Mellen gave us The Scoop:

The midrise south building foundations are complete. The CMU shafts are up to the steel deck level, and steel erection is underway. The slab pour is scheduled for mid September, and the wood frame will follow.

On the midrise north building, foundations are…

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On July 27th, an opening reception was held for Autodesk’s exhibit at the Boston Society of Architects. This exhibit celebrates digital craft in the greater Boston community and highlights the research projects made possible by the Autodesk BUILDSpace — a state-of-the-art research and development facility in the Design Center.

Tocci partnered with Sasaki Associates to research and develop a prototype called WinterLight, a proposal for a temporary winter pavilion for the…

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