Designing for Multiple Communities: Housing

  • Integrating Communities
    Multi-generational Housing for Refugees and Students with Families 
    Boston, MA 

    Recently arrived refugee populations need flexible housing, affordable food, and childcare in existing populations that will welcome them. In parallel, graduate students with families and/or children, require similar amenities, and can provide the tolerant immersion and community services that refugees require. The two populations benefit from communally-­focused environments that still allow for the independence promoted by private apartments. These communities are integrated in an adaptively reused concrete slab & mushroom­columned factory building in Boston, MA. 


  • Existing Site
    112 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA
  • Intervention from Exterior
  • Component Model
  • Building Plan & Sections
  • Unit Sections