Aurora

Worcester, MA

  • Winslow Architects MultiFamily Aurora Somerville M
  • Winslow Architects MultiFamily Aurora Somerville M
  • Winslow Architects MultiFamily Aurora Somerville M
  • Winslow Architects MultiFamily Aurora Somerville M
  • Winslow Architects MultiFamily Aurora Somerville M

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  • Winslow Architects MultiFamily Aurora Somerville M
  • WinslowArchitects-MultiFamily-Aurora-SomervilleMA-1275

CATEGORIES

  • MULTI FAMILY HOUSING
  • HISTORIC RENOVATION

DESCRIPTION

  • NEED DESCRIPTION

COST

  • $1,000,000

COMPLETION

  • 2016

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DESIGN CHALLENGE

Replace windows in historic building with ornate front façade and bay windows.

DESIGN APPROACH

Aurora Apartments is an historic building on Main Street in Worcester. Our client had owned and operated the building for many years as an affordable rental housing community but was experiencing increasingly high heating costs due to the energy inefficient nature of the existing building envelope and windows. The building was classified as an historic structure by the City of Worcester and as such could not be altered without approval of the Worcester Historic Commission (WHC). We worked with the WHC and our client to design custom windows that provided increased energy efficiency while maintaining original window and trim detailing – particularly on the ornate front bay windows. The end result is a handsome building that has maintained its historical integrity while greatly improving the energy efficiency of the building envelope and particularly of the windows.