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2021 Award Winners



Adaptive Reuse, Multifamily


Sustainable Housing and Preservation


Brookline, Massachusetts

Architect/Designer | Wolf Architects, Inc.

Builder | White Builders

Landscape Architect/Designer | Catherine Oranchak

Photographer | Eric Roth Photography

Originally designed as a single-family home by noted architect, Ralph Adams Cram, FAIA, this 130-year-old house has been preserved, restored, and adapted as a multifamily residence. Its reuse for five apartments helps address the local housing shortage, conserves the embodied energy of an existing building, and helps preserve a traditional, walkable neighborhood.

Despite fire damage and the gutting of much of the interior, the project team successfully preserved and transformed the building, successfully combining the use of salvaged materials with new, modern elements. The project was fully rented before construction was completed.

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