Boston Strong

Renovate for Recovery and the Boston Survivors Accessibility Alliance are still going strong: 8 renovations underway, over 70 architect and design volunteers, dozens of engineers, occupational therapists, builders and contractors, vendors and suppliers….  an extraordinary effort, and we’ve really just begun.  The CDRC is honored to continue to work behind-the-scenes to help organize and support the design effort.  Thank you survivors for inviting us into your homes, thank you volunteers and donors for making this happen.

Are you a survivor in need of home modifications?  The program is still accepting applications.

Do you have expertise to share?  Products or materials to offer?  We need you!

Thank you Hallie Busta and Architect Magazine for helping spread the story.

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Architects Rally with Boston

A team of building professionals joined the state’s effort to bring accessible design into the homes of those injured in last year’s attack at the Boston Marathon.


Marathon Bombing Survivor’s Home Outfitted for Recovery

“Life with a prosthetic leg is one thing.  LIfe with a prosthetic leg when you’re on the third floor of a walk-up is another”

— Marathon survivor Karen Rand

WGBH radio (and Ask This Old House) covered the story of this Marathon survivor’s renovation — one of eight Renovate for Recovery projects currently underway.  A shout out and thank you to volunteer architect Michael McHugh and the whole Somerville project team!

Click here for the story.

Karen Rand greets the hosts of Ask This Old House at her Somerville home.

Karen Rand greets the hosts of Ask This Old House at her Somerville home.

Renovate for Recovery

Renovate for Recovery

The CDRC is working behind-the-scenes to organize Renovate for Recovery — the architects’ contribution to a larger effort by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to provide free renovations to survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings.

If you’re a designer and want to get involved, click here.

If you’re a survivor or know a survivor and want to learn more about applying for assistance, click here.