Mystic River Additions

Project: Mystic River Additions Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Owner: Somerville Housing Authority
Architect: Mostue & Associates Inc./The Casali Group Inc., a joint venture
GC: Boston Building & Bridge Corp., Readingville, MA

When the Somerville Housing Authority wanted to increase tenant space in their Mystic River Complex near Boston, Massachusetts, they turned to precast modular construction. This modernization project added new kitchen and bathroom modules to apartments while limiting the disruption to occupants and families during construction.
RW produced 240 kitchen and bathroom modules at a nearby manufacturing facility, and fully finished them with kitchen cabinetry, appliances, bathroom fixtures, flooring, coating systems and more. The final product was turn-key. RW installed the units on a foundation at the perimeter of the existing apartment buildings, and dwelling-by dwelling the general contracting team was able to break through the existing exterior walls, provide utility connections to the new module space, and then renovate the rest of the apartment unit.
The project accomplished the mission of maintaining the existing brick buildings, while providing new homes and technologies for hundreds of families. The project won the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s 2008 Award for Design Excellence in the category of Sustainable Design.