Union Mills 37

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Engineering News Record (ENR) New England, “Renovation/Restoration” Best Project Award


Located in Attleboro, MA, Union Mills 37 is part of a century-old, multi-building mill complex situated adjacent to an MBTA Commuter Rail station connecting to both Boston and Providence. Davis Square Architects prepared a master plan and renovation designs for the adaptive reuse of the entire site as a stylish, affordable residential apartment community complete with parking, fitness and community function rooms, and on-site management. Union Mills 37 is also known as the Foster Buildings, once home to a bustling jewelry factory. Parts of the complex are listed on the Massachusetts Register of Historic Places, so the project was subject to rigorous restoration standards.

The completed project provides 59 apartments. Originally built over time as four contiguous masonry buildings, the structure was carefully restored with replica windows and modern conveniences, including all-electric systems. The project plays an important role in the revitalization of downtown Attleboro, and provides high-quality affordable and workforce housing to residents and families.