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8th Graders from Revere’s Garfield Middle School painted 89 different “Faces of Shirley Ave” to be incorporated into a new artistic gateway to their neighborhood
The CDRC began working with East Boston’s PJ Kennedy Middle School in 2012 to redesign their asphalt school yard into outdoor classrooms and school- and neighborhood- recreation and gathering areas. Boston Architectural College “Gateway Project” students analyzed the existing space and created preliminary master plan ideas. The Boston Society of Landscape Architects has since adopted this as their ACE “Legacy” project, in conjunction with the 2013 ASLA National Convention. Design is underway; construction is anticipated summer 2014.
CDRC and Egleston Square Main Streets are working on a community vision for future development in the neighborhood. Urban designers from Utile and NBBJ Boston will transform residents’ stated preferences into three-dimensional renderings.
Fit City Boston design charrette at ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX), November 2013, with follow up sessions in the neighborhoods early 2014
The CDRC is working behind the scenes to support Renovate for Recovery — the architects providing free design services to the Boston Survivors Accessibility Alliance, which provides free home renovations to survivors of the Marathon bombings. The CDRC is serving as Architect of Record for all projects, helping to organize the 90+ designer volunteers, providing liabiility insurance coverage to the volunteer designers. CDRC executive director was the project architect for the pilot project. Several dozen projects are anticipated; there is no deadline for applying.
Runners left shoes to honor the Marathon victims in this photo by Boston Magazine. As soon as the extent of the injuries was published, many in the buiding industry knew that architectural modifications would be necessary. The CDRC is honored to be working behind the scenes to assist and enable the design effort.
Community charrette at the PJ Kennedy School, September 2013.
Zoning envelope study and concept rendering for Casa de Yemaya, a faith-based community organization in Mattapan; 2009.
We provided behind-the-scenes organizational and planning assistance to the Connect Historic Boston ideas competition, 2013.
The ABX design charrette in 2012 focused on thecivic spaces of the Town of Monson — one of the central Massachusetts towns hit by the unusual tornado one year earlier.
ABX Design Charrette, 2012; after a year of vibrant community discussion and some construction, the CDRC will lead follow up Monson workshops in early 2014.
Residents of all ages “vote” (with 3 red stickers) on their favorite concept for a new artistc gatway to the Shirley Ave neighborhood, 2012
Shirley Ave Gateway, 2012
Planning study for Bellingham Hill, Chelsea, 2009
CDRC design charrettes led to $860,000 in neighborhood improvements in Chelsea’s Bellingham
CDRC volunteers created a needs assessment analysis for this Quincy church and school to support their application for historic preservation grant funding., 2010
With students of the Boston Architectural College’s interior department, the CDRC provided ideas for how the Somerville Public Library might improve their basement children’s room