The Viridian at 1282 Boylston Street is a mixed-use development in Boston’s historic Fenway Park district. Living space in the growing urban village here is highly sought after, and the design responds to the density and desirability of the area by creating market-rate one- to three-bedroom apartments and micro units for the professionals, students, young families, and empty-nesters moving into the area. Ground-level retail anchors the building, and a dramatic three-story atrium lobby welcomes residents and guests.
The 342 apartments feature open floor plans and stunning views from openable floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities include two rooftop decks on the fifteenth and twentieth floors overlooking the city and Fenway park, a fitness center, resident lounges, and two “work labs” with computer bars and conference rooms. Below-grade parking accommodates 295 vehicles, and the Fenway Community Center on the ground floor connects residents to people, programs, and events in the community.
Completed in a record 20-month construction time, the building is designed around an innovative structural steel frame and rests on a 350-foot-long base with 15,000 square feet of ground-level retail. We worked closely with neighborhood associations to address concerns about context and separated the two residential towers at the tenth floor to break the streetscape massing and transition from the low-rise historic buildings nearby.
A variegated terra-cotta rainscreen skin covers the exterior, creating pattern and texture. Registered for LEED Gold certification, the Viridian includes energy-efficient mechanical systems, environmentally responsible materials, and abundant bicycle storage.