Forty-four new loft-style residences in the early 20th century brick and timber factory at 35 Channel Center are helping to redefine a post-industrial Boston neighborhood as part of the vibrant, growing Fort Point District.
Interiors feature restored rough timber framework, unique brick detailing, existing antique fire doors, and fragments of obsolete machinery. Open floor plans and slim-profile, wall-facing kitchens create expanses of space. Exposed ductwork and historically accurate, energy efficient windows deliver comfort while preserving the building’s character and existing industrial elements. The onsite marketing center includes a full-scale furnished unit, also designed by Bruner/Cott.
New lighting, streets, entrances, and landscaping all echo the district’s industrial typology. The planning and approval process for the City of Boston involved extensive neighborhood meetings and engagement with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Historic and City agencies, and the local artist community.
2006 Boston Society of Architects – Housing Award Citation
2004 Building Design & Construction Magazine – Merit Award