Brunswick-Holborn & Columbia Wood Apartments, Roxbury & Dorchester, MA

Brunswick-Holborn & Columbia Wood Apartments, Roxbury & Dorchester, MA

Scope
Renovation
10 buildings
98 units

Award-Winning
ED+C Magazine “Excellence in Design” award finalist

Sustainable Design
5 stars + on blower door tests

Brunswick Holborn & Columbia Wood Apartments is a collection of 98 affordable apartments in 10 prominent historical buildings. Exterior façades, cornices, and details were restored and apartment layouts were updated to create more functional family spaces. Electrical and life-safety systems were upgraded to support modern conveniences well into the future, and one building has a new computer center and management office.

By using expanding foam insulation, efficient gas boilers, indirectly fired domestic water and fiberglass windows, this project operates at cutting-edge efficiency, and scored 5 stars + on blower door tests. It is also an ED + C Magazine's "Excellence in Design" award finalist.