Robert Fortes House, Boston, MA

Robert Fortes House, Boston, MA

Scope
Renovation
Age-restricted housing
44 units

When Inquilinos Borinques en Acción called on Davis Square Architects to renovate 44 units of subsidized elderly housing in Boston's South End Historic District, they wanted to address short- and long-term maintenance issues yet still provide more enjoyable, comfortable, and functional spaces for their tenants. The final design reconfigures and enhances interior spaces while improving both exterior and interior details for long-lasting beauty.

On the building’s exterior, we provided historically-appropriate building details, replaced windows, repaired the roof and gutter system, and reconfigured the entry façade to increase tenants’ visual connection to the street. On the interior we created a sun-lit lounge space, office space, and computer room for the tenants, in addition to replacing kitchens in all apartments as well as upgrading finishes and life safety systems.