Talbot Bernard Family & Senior Housing, Dorchester, MA

Talbot Bernard Family & Senior Housing, Dorchester, MA

Scope
44 units of Family units; 31 units of Senior units, Senior Center, New Construction

Working closely with the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, Davis Square Architects developed a master plan that transforms a 2-acre abandoned field strewn with industrial rubble into a landscaped park with family and senior housing. This multi-generational development features 1, 2, 3, and 5-bedroom multi-family units along with senior housing and community space on an adjacent parcel. 

Talbot Bernard extends the existing archetypes from the surrounding neighborhood into its design with the use of articulated facades, inviting entryways, and inviting landscaping. The project offers a variety of aesthetic styles, public and private common spaces, and a sense of security while integrating intergenerational families to create a richer, more diverse community. It also required a multi-layered strategy for financing and approvals.