Why Good Design is Worth Investing In

The built environment is shaped by a city’s economics, culture and values. As these elements evolve, so must the built environment, creating a physical “strata” defining the periods of the city’s history.

In Boston in recent years, we have been fortunate to experience low unemployment, positive job growth and residents’ increasing desire to live downtown, which has allowed for the creation and absorption of more than 10,000 new units of housing and millions of square feet of new office, retail and lab buildings. In an era where new real estate is increasingly designed, engineered and traded as a commodity, we must consider what this period of growth will say about us.

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Finally, Boston architecture gets its act together

Boston Globe by Mike Ross

Boston may finally be getting a dose of good architecture. It’s coming from an unlikely source: a luxury residential developer. And it’s being designed by an unlikely architecture team: one of Boston’s best boutique firms, known among design aficionados everywhere but here.

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Tiny Bay Village could get big apartment tower

Curbed Boston by Tom Acitelli

Boston’s Bay Village could get a 19-story, 131-unit apartment building at Stuart and Church streets, according to plans that developers Transom Real Estate and Wheelock Capital recently put forward. The 146,000-square-foot building would include studios, 1-BRs, 2-BRs, and 3-BRs as well as 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The development would also come with 50 parking spaces.

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Third time’s the charm? Developer plans tower at site of two failed projects on Stuart St.

Boston Business Journal by Catherine Carlock

Transom Real Estate, a Boston-based real estate development firm, aims to transform a “blighted urban infill site” at 212 Stuart St. on the edge of Boston’s Back Bay into a “high-quality” residential building, according to documentation filed last week with the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

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Developers plan Bay Village tower

Boston Herald by Donna Goodison

Transom Real Estate and Wheelock Capital want to construct 131 studio to three-bedroom units above 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space on a small parking lot and vacant parcel at 212-222 Stuart St. and 17-19 Shawmut St., across from the Motor Mart parking garage and Park Square.

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131-Unit Apartment Tower Proposed In Bay Village

Banker & Tradesman by Steve Adams

A 131-unit apartment tower is proposed for a site in Boston’s Bay Village where development proposals for luxury condos and an office building failed in the past decade. A new development team submitted designs by Höweler + Yoon Architecture of Boston for a 19-story, 146,000-square-foot rental complex on four parcels at 212-222 Stuart St. and 17-19 Shawmut St.

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Bay Village Could Get a New Apartment Tower

Boston Magazine by Madeline Billis

The proposed building was designed by Howeler + Yoon and submitted by Sasaki Associates. According to a project notification form filed with the Boston Planning and Development Agency, the tower would attempt connect Bay Village to Back Bay. Transom Real Estate LLC and Wheelock Street Capital write that the building “will be a part of the transition between the two neighborhoods, and frame the Church Street pedestrian gateway to the Bay Village neighborhood from the north.”

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