Better with Age: Greening Historic Commercial Buildings
Historic preservation is crucial to
continuing commercial redevelopment. Revitalizing historic buildings ensures
remains unique among American cities, with blocks of historic downtown
commercial buildings. Three presentations will showcase recent adaptive-reuse
projects that meld historic preservation and sustainable design treatments.
These projects are LEED-certified and they utilized historic tax credits. While
the three historic buildings are very different, the techniques employed to
increase their sustainability are replicable and will be explored in this
presentation by members of the projects’ design and development teams: Boston
• 1875 Hayden Building at the corner of Washington and LaGrange streets, the only remaining commercial building in Boston designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, renovated to mixed use with four residential loft units;
• Boston Hostel,
19 Stuart Street
in the Theater District, constructed in 1886-1888 as the commercial ; Dill Building
5 Channel Center Street, in Fort Point Channel and the
Innovation District, constructed by the Boston Wharf Company around 1913, now
home to Fraunhofer Institute.
Speakers: Albert Rex, Director-Northeast Office, MacRostie Historic Advisors; Christian Hoepfner, PhD, Scientific Director, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems;
Johns, Managing Partner, CUBE design + research; Gabriel
Baldwin, Project Manager, Conservation Services Group, and Michael Davis, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal,
Vice President, Bergmeyer Associates.
, Atlantic Wharf 290 Congress Street, Boston
Free and Open to the Public. Seating limited, please
with BLC 5-23 in the subject line.
or BLC@cityofboston.gov for more
The Boston Society of Architects | www.architects.org
The Boston Landmarks Commission | www.cityofboston.gov/landmarks
Mayor’s Office of Environment and Energy Services | http://www.cityofboston.gov/environmentalandenergy