WINSLOW ARCHITECTS INC. (WAI) was recently credited by Cambridge Wicked Local for our design and construction administration of a new 16 unit affordable housing complex at 50 York Street in Cambridge to replace the former church building destroyed by fire in December 2016. The former church building had been renovated into 16 units of affordable housing in the early 1990s and was scheduled for modernization when the fire occurred.
WINSLOW ARCHITECTS designed the new building at 50 York Street as a single building consisting of components and massing that combined contemporary architectural styling with the character of the surrounding triple deckers characteristic of this mid-Cambridge neighborhood. Winslow Architects assembles a team of consulting engineers to provide full architectural and engineering design services for affordable housing. For 50 York Street, this A/E team consisted of Lenard Engineering (Civil), Norian Siani Engineering (MEP), DM Berg Consultants (Structural) and Hammer+Walsh Design (Landscape Architecture).
Owned and developed by Just-A-Start Corporation and constructed by NEI Construction Company, this development showed just how quickly housing can get approved and constructed when a neighborhood, developer, City and State all share a common goal – namely, the replacement of much needed affordable housing. It was designed, approved, financed, constructed and re-occupied in just over 2 years!
WINSLOW ARCHITECTS specializes in the design and construction administration of affordable multifamily housing – often working with community-based development organizations such as Just-A-Start. It is currently designing over 100 units of affordable housing in Medfield, Yarmouth and Westminster.