The Artist Building at 300 Summer Street Cooperative Corporation

Planning/Studies

The Artist Building at 300 Summer Street Cooperative Corporation hired Jones Payne to conduct a feasibility study at 300 Summer Street, a complex containing 47 live/work artist lofts along with 7 arts-related condominiums. Jones Payne was responsible for developing and executing the study, which provided recommendations of the existing boilers and chiller in their current locations, along with relocation of the boilers to the mezzanine level or rooftop, in order to address sea level changes and storm surge resilience. Jones Payne also reviewed the existing mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection (MEP/FP) systems for code conformance, providing options for their relocation from the A Street level.

The Artist Building at 300 Summer Street is a historic structure originally built for Boston’s wool trade. In 1995, the property was developed as a limited equity cooperative to provide affordable housing for artists. In addition to the lofts and condominiums, the building contains basement dark rooms and storage, a roof deck, mezzanine level gallery, and a restaurant tenant.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Led a team of technical professionals to produce the feasibility study.
  • Managed all stakeholder communication.
  • Conducted an extensive review of the building’s systems to determine any potential MEP/FP code issues and ADA compliance.