URBANICA 50 SOMERVILLE
50 BOW STREET, SOMERVILLE, MA
STATUS: COMPLETED

This project was awarded to Urbanica in response to an RFP in 2003. Urbanica was selected by the City of Somerville, in large part because of their experience in restoring and renovating historic buildings.

The project is a renovation of a former police station into a fourteen unit residential building. Part of the work included rebuilding the mansard roof that was lost to a fire decades ago. The scope of exterior work also involved restoring the fine detail and character of the historic building.

In contrast to the traditional exterior, the interior is characterized by open, light filled modern spaces. Here, a rich palette of natural materials such as mahogany wood and honed stone finishes was used to create the units.

TYPE
PROPERTY
UNITS
TIMELINE
ROLE3
DESIGN PARTNER

Renovation - Residential
20,000 sf
14 units of condominiums
2003 - 2005
Developer, Design Manager, General Contractor
mod.A architecture