Tri-Cap Community Action Program, Inc.
Malden, MA

Pictured here, 115 Washington Street is a late Victorian two and one half story home formerly used as a boarding house. Tri-Cap of Malden purchased the residence and fully renovated it in 2008.  It is now a 14 bedroom SRO with common areas and a house manager’s office on the first floor.  The residence is just North of Malden Center.  Context provided regulatory review and assistance, design, construction documents & specifications, project management and construction observation services.

In addition to the facility pictured here, our firm worked with Tri-City Community Action Program (Tri-CAP) and Bread of Life to create a joint project combining 14 units of housing, a food pantry, dining and kitchen components near Malden Center. Our design solved an unusual site configuration and steep slope. The design involved the partial demolition and reuse of existing buildings, and almost 13,000 sq. ft. of new construction. By siting the building towards the rear of the site and actively encouraging transit oriented design the project is the first in the City of Malden to take advantage of the transformation of the Northern Strand Railway line into the “Bike to the Sea” path.  Our firm was integral participants in achieving a unanimous approval from the Malden Planning Board. 

Scope
Schematic Design & Design Development
Construction Documents & Administration

 

 

Geneva Avenue
Dorchester, MA

Context Architecture design a 10-unit affordable housing development for The Pine Street Inn to provide permanent housing for formerly homeless seniors. The housing units are supplemented with an array of social and medical services support spaces.

Scope
Schematic Design & Design Development
Construction Documents & Administration

 

 

Russell Place
Arlington, MA

Collins Development selected us to design 43 one-, two-, and three-bedroom housing units of housing to be located on a two-acre site a block and a half from the commercial and civic center of Arlington.  The design calls for the two- and three-story semi-detached housing to be constructed as an integral part of the two abutting residential neighborhood of the adjacent Russell Street Historic District. The 11 buildings contain two, four, and six units each with their own front door and porch. Historic exterior colors and architectural detail tie the buildings to this historic Arlington neighborhood.

Scope
Schematic Design & Design Development
Construction Documents & Administration

Size
42 units

 

Photos by Richard Mandelkorn
 

 

The Village at Cutters Mill
Arlington, MA

Context Architecture worked with a private client to develop 22 units of housing in Arlington, MA. The site, which is located just one block off Massachusetts Avenue, is bounded by Summer and Mill Streets, the Minuteman Bike Path, and a public park. The units are three-bedroom townhouses aimed at young professionals and "empty-nesters." The roof decks on the top floor have views of the Boston skyline.

Scope
Schematic Design & Design Development
Construction Documents & Administration

Size
22 units

 


 

Photos by Richard Mandelkorn
 

 

Binney Street
Cambridge, MA

Context Architecture designed this new 43-unit residential building in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge.  This seven-story apartment building consists of 20 two-bedroom units, 18 one-bedroom units, two studio apartments and two ground floor retail spaces. The building was designed to stand out against its industrial surroundings, finished in black brick with yellow accents on the windows, balconies, grilles, screens, and fireplaces. The Binney Street facility includes accessible and affordable units, as well as underground parking.

Scope
Schematic Design & Design Development
Construction Documents & Administration

Size
43 units


 

Photos by Richard Mandelkorn